Fall 2022 Student Activities Recap

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Graduate students with their Econ-themed gingerbread house

Our students have had a very eventful autumn quarter! Courses and events have largely been in-person again this year, and we are grateful for the opportunities to be back in community with students, faculty, and staff. Check out some of the highlights from our student-focused events this quarter below. 

Affiliate Professor Christina Tapia worked with the department to host a finance and investment banking panel, featuring four UW alumni who work across the financial sector. Undergraduate and graduate students from across campus attended to learn about the paths our panelists took to get to their current careers, as well as advice for landing a first interview or internship. There are a multitude of resources for Economics majors interested in these career pathways, including participating in the Economics Undergraduate Mentorship Program and those offered by the UW Career and Internship Center.

The Economics Undergraduate Board (EUB) has continued to host tutoring sessions Monday through Thursday in-person and via Zoom for students taking Economics courses, regardless of if they are in the major or not. All EUB tutors can cover course material from our most popular classes, including ECON 200 and 201, as well as upper-division courses specific to the tutor’s experience. The EUB also hosted an economics-focused math and statistics review session in mid-October. Students interested in attending tutoring can find the schedule here or reach out to eub@uw.edu. 

Women in Economics (WiE) collaborated with representatives from Premera Blue Cross to host a LinkedIn workshop for students in early November thanks to the work of Christina Tapia! The Premera team customized their workshop for our students and worked with each of the attendees on a component of their profile. Students partnered with each other to work on headlines and about sections as well. Students were also able to get a free headshot photo for their LinkedIn profile, thanks to the generosity of UW alumna Grace (@gracesphotoadventures on Instagram). The workshop hosts emphasized how powerful LinkedIn can be as a networking tool and the increased role it plays in both employment searching and recruiting. UW students have free access to LinkedIn Learning that is subsidized by the Student Technology Fee. 

Our Graduate Student Committee (GSC) has been working to promote increased connection with the department among our 92 graduate students. The GSC is an integral voice for graduate students in the department, working with faculty and staff to raise awareness over graduate-related issues and ideas to improve elements of the program. Over 70 students showed up to their bowling night and pizza party at the HUB and were grateful for the opportunity to connect across cohorts.  

Economics students are passionate, resourceful, and engaged members of our department and the greater University of Washington community. For updates on the latest happenings, including events and resources for students, we invite you to connect with us on social media. You can find us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.