Positions available in Union Bank’s Consumer Lending group

9 Jul

Union Bank’s Consumer Lending group is looking for two to three students or recent graduates to serve as full-time, temporary Administrative Assistants during the Summer (job #787827).

Interested students should apply through Port Triton: https://ucsd-csm.symplicity.com/students/ and provide their availability during the Summer.


Bright Current is hiring solar sales ambassadors (multiple So. Cal locations)

9 Jul

Solar Ambassador Job Posting

July 10th Economics Roundtable – Ken Kroner “Investing in a Post-QE World”

9 Jul

Kroner Event GraphicEvent details

Register online

SP14 Senior Exit Survey Winners!

20 Jun

Thanks to all of the SP14 seniors who completed our Senior Exit Survey!

The following three students (we had a total of 151 respondents) were randomly selected to win a $75 gift card for taking the time to complete our Spring 2014 Exit Survey:

  • Yvette T.
  • Marcella P.
  • Sahana A.

The prize-winners will be notified via their UCSD email addresses.

Please tell other SP14 grads, who have not yet taken the survey, to respond.  We will keep the survey open through July, as we want feedback from our SP14 seniors. While no additional gift cards will be awarded, feedback from our graduates is incredibly valuable to the Department and the undergraduate program!

Check back in fall for exit results!

2014 Spring Senior Exit Survey – Gift card rewards for participating by June 19th! (Per capita prizes are increasing)

16 Jun

We want your feedback! Help us by answering the survey, and by doing so, increase the number of prizes we award!  Currently, 110 graduating seniors have answered the survey.  Can we make it to 250+ responses by Thursday, June 19th?

We would like to tell current and new students what YOU are doing with your degree!   Your responses will be incredibly useful to future majors and we want to thank you, in advance, for helping them.

We would also like to reward you directly for your assistance! We will randomly award gift cards to students who:

1.            Have applied for Spring 2014 graduation

2.            Are an Economics, Management Science or Joint Math-Economics major

3.            Fully complete the survey linked to below

4.            Respond by MIDNIGHT on THURSDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2014

The prizes will be randomly awarded as follows:

70 or less responses:                 ONE $75 Gift Card

70-135 responses:                     TWO $75 Gift Cards

135-195 responses:                   THREE $75 Gift Cards

195-250 responses:                   FOUR $75 Gift Cards

250-300 responses:                   FIVE $75  Gift Cards

300-345 responses:                   SIX $75  Gift Cards

345-385 responses:                   SEVEN $75  Gift Cards

385-420 responses:                   EIGHT $75 Gift Cards

Over 420 responses:                 NINE $75 Gift Cards

Note that you have an incentive to encourage your peers to respond since the per capita prizes are increasing, at least up to 420 respondents—so tell every Department of Economics gSP14 graduating senior you know!

Friday, JUNE 20th we will post the first name and first initial of the last name of the winners on EconUGBlog. We will also contact the winners via their UCSD email address.

Regardless of what you are doing next year (further education, job already, looking for a job, taking time off, etc.), we would really appreciate hearing from you.

To complete the survey, follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QQDKCQ9

Best regards,

James Rauch, Chair, Department of Economics

Melissa Famulari, Vice Chair, Department of Economics

June 18th: San Diego Career Summit @ UCSD! Jump-start your career!

16 Jun

Turbo charge your career at this inspirational and eye-opening event powered by UCSD Alumni and UC San Diego Extension. With a keynote by Phil Blair, author of “Job Won!”, an insightful guide on what employers are really looking for, a panel of entrepreneurs, and an exciting look at San Diego’s booming craft brew industry, you will learn effective strategies and techniques to leverage your education and experience and build a career you’re passionate about.

For those seeking employment, the adjoining, free career fair is the ideal opportunity to put newly learned skills into action.

Event Details and Registration

July Career Prep: the Summer Accounting Recruitment Readiness Workshops sponsored by the Big 4 Accounting Firms at UCSD

16 Jun

Recruitment for 2015 Accounting Jobs & Internships starts this July.  RSVP for the Summer Accounting Recruitment Readiness Workshops sponsored by the Big 4 Accounting Firms. These workshops are designed to help you transform yourself into the accounting-ready professional that large and mid-size firms are seeking and help you gain a competitive edge for the 2014-2015 accounting recruiting season (see important dates below).

Attend one of the all NEW recruitment readiness workshops and learn how to:

  • Quickly and effectively communicate a clear professional objective in a way that meets a firm’s need;
  • Share relevant experience in a clear, concise, and compelling way (and connect it to their targeted position);
  • Carry an initial conversation with a firm associate or partner;
  • Begin and end a conversation with a firm handshake and great eye contact.
  • Enjoy a comfortable connection to you and your firm before Firm Tours (recruitment) begin

The workshops will take place on the following dates from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Career Services Center Horizon Room and will be co-facilitated by the following Big 4 Accounting Firms:

  • Tuesday, July 8 – PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Tuesday, July 15 – Ernst &Young
  • Tuesday, July 22 – Deloitte
  • Thursday, July 24 – KPMG

Attend as many of these workshops as you would like! RSVP through Port Triton today! 

Important Dates – Mark Your Calendars!

  • Starting in July – Polish cover letter and resume; get it critiqued at the Career Services Center; and apply for Office Tours on Port Triton
  • July 8, 15, 22, 24, from 3-4:30 p.m. – Attend Accounting Recruiting Readiness Workshops at the Career Services Center, Horizon Room
  • Starting in August – Apply on Port Triton for Summer 2015 internship positions and Fall 2015 full-time positions*
  • Monday, August 18 – Firm Office Tours begin
  • Starting week of September 29 – Apply for on-campus interviews*
  • Sometime between October 1-October 10 (TBA) – Attend the Meet the Firms Prep Workshop
  • Wednesday, October 8 – Deadline to submit resumes for Meet the Firms Resume Book*
  • Thursday, October 16, from 6-8 p.m. – Attend Meet the Firms at Price Center East Ballroom
  • Monday, October 20-Friday, November 7 – On-Campus Interviews for internship and full-time positions*
  • Friday, November 14 – First date for employers extend offer for full-time and summer internships
  • Wednesday, November 26 -Sunday, November 30 – Quiet Period for Southern California offices: No calls or meetings with students allowed!
  • Monday, December 1 – Offer acceptance deadline goal for full-time and internships
  • Tuesday, December 2-Thursday, January 1 – Quiet Period for Southern California offices: No calls or meetings with students allowed!

*Before submitting resumes, application materials, or interviewing, consider connecting with a UCSD Career Advisor (appointments via Port Triton) or with alumni through the Alumni Advisor Network: career.ucsd.edu



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