UCSD Social Innovation Sprint SP18

Want to learn about design thinking and social entrepreneurship, develop solutions to pressing social issues, earn a UCSD certificate, and compete for $15k worth of prizes? Then check out the Social Innovation Sprint, a two-day workshop + design competition hosted by the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management. Faculty will guide teams of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to define, prototype and pitch solutions to a panel of CEOs, educators, and city officials. The design challenge this quarter will focus on issues relevant to the San Diego-Tijuana border region, including environmental justice, sustainable education, healthcare access, and migration.

Applications are now open for the SP18 offering: https://socialinnovationsprint.com/



Michigan Journal of Business Call for Papers

I hope this message finds you well. I am contacting you on behalf of the Michigan Journal of Business, an undergraduate academic journal established in 2008 and published biannually, with print distribution to over 200 libraries around the world and indexing in EBSCO’s Business Source database and the Directory of Open Access Journals. We are conducting a call for papers for our 21st issue. My team and I are interested in publishing outstanding undergraduate papers relevant to business or economics. Submissions are rolling and articles received earlier are given preference. 


Would you be willing to share information about this opportunity with undergraduates who have written research papers, current senior thesis candidates, and recent graduates in your department? Please have them send papers to kgrier@umich.edu


If you or any of your students have questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!



Matthew Jacobs

Mich. Journal of Business


Voyager Space

We are recruiting skilled undergraduate and graduate Econ majors for Business development and operations support.
Voyager is a UCSD startup that is working on building robotic spacecraft that can extend the life of satellites on-orbit. Our robots rendezvous with satellites that are running out of fuel, dock with them and extend their life by 3-5 years. One day, these robotic spacecraft will be used to clean up orbital debris, manufacture on-orbit, and even mine asteroids!

We are looking for experienced engineering and business majors who enjoy a challenge, are passionate about space exploration, and who can dedicate 15-20 hours a week.

If you are interested in more information, we are having an information session on Tuesday, October 24th from 7:00 PM to 8:30PM in the Basement (directions here: http://www.ucsdbasement.com/new-index/#location).

Fill out this application if you are interested in joining our team:bit.ly/spacerobots


IAES and EconSources is proud to present the 12th annual Best Undergraduate Paper Competition

To encourage undergraduate interest in economic issues, Barry Eichengreen,President, and Ann Harrison, Vice-President, of the International Atlantic Economic Society cordially invite students to compete in the IAES annual undergraduate paper competition in Montreal this October. The winner of the student competition will receive:

  • a $500 check
  • a handsome commemorative plaque recognizing their accomplishment

complimentary publication of the paper in the Atlantic Economic Journal

To be considered for this competition, all entries must follow the guidelines below:

1. The paper must conform to AEJ manuscript style instructions, be 10 – 20 pages in length including tables, and be submitted in MS Word format. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected.

2. Submit the paper to journals@iaes.org by June 15, 2017 with the subject line: “Best Undergraduate Paper Competition – Last Name of Student”. Please send the paper in a Microsoft Word document. PDF files are NOT acceptable. Title page must include: (a) full name of student; (b) affiliation; (c) e-mail address; and (d) phone number.

3. Include an e-mail from the Department Chair certifying: (a) that the paper was written while the author was an undergraduate; (b) that the department will sponsor the student’s hotel and travel if the student is selected as a finalist; and (c) that the paper has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.

Regarding item 3 above, if the Department Chair is unable to sponsor student travel occurring after graduation, provide a separate letter from an alternative sponsor (Department Chair of the graduate program in which the student will be enrolled at the time of the conference or employer after graduation) specifying that the department or employer will sponsor the student’s hotel and travel if the student is selected as a finalist.

4. Up to four finalists will be notified of their selectionby August 25, 2017. Finalists will be required to make a formal presentation on Saturday afternoon, October 7, at the Montreal conference. Conference fees for all finalists will be waived.

5. Finalists will be judged on both presentation and content. A panel of judges will announce the winning paper after the presentations.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact: journals@iaes.org or Professor Gary E. Clayton, Best Undergraduate Paper Coordinator, Northern Kentucky University, E-mail: clayton@nku.edu, Phone: 859-572-6542.

If you are selected as a finalist, the Department of Economics at UC San Diego will pay for lodging and transportation costs!

Seniors! Full-Tuition Fellowship for the Master of Finance Program at Rady School of Management Available. Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

UC San Diego Fellows: The purpose of this fellowship is to award top-performing domestic undergraduate candidates with a full-tuition fellowship for the Master of Finance program at the Rady School of Management.

To qualify, candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents who hold an undergraduate degree in science, mathematics, engineering, economics, or in another such related field.

UC San Diego Fellows must provide a recommendation from one or more undergraduate faculty from their studies at UC San Diego.

-GMAT or GRE is required
Need to apply by the third round deadline (April 1, 2017) (application can be found here: http://rady.ucsd.edu/finance/ )
-Should provide at least one recommendation from a faculty member from their undergraduate
-Interested candidates should arrange for an individual advising session with the Rady Admissions team. (Madriqueka Koppe is the primary contact)

Madriqueka Koppe
Graduate Admissions Advisor
P: 858.534.5161
E: mkoppe@ucsd.edu

Ohio State Journal of Politics and International Affairs Call for Papers

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Spring 2017 issue. JPIA is a student-run journal that publishes papers written by undergraduate students in the areas of Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Public Affairs, Sociology, and related fields.

Publication in the Journal is an opportunity to reach a wider audience outside of the class, as well as a learning experience through the editing and feedback process. We seek to publish high quality papers that address current events and relevant subjects in the area of politics and international affairs. Ideal submissions are both informative and argumentative, with well-developed theses and strong mechanics.

The Journal typically publishes original research, theses, and essays written for upper-level courses although all majors and class ranks are invited.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, we highly encourage you to submit a paper for publication on our website at http://u.osu.edu/jpia/submit-manuscript/.

The deadline is March 1st, 2017, and submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We have recently updated our submission guidelines, which can be found here: http://u.osu.edu/jpia/submission-guidelines/, and ask you to carefully review them before submitting.

Carroll Round at Georgetown University

Carroll Round is the annual international economics conference held at Georgetown University. The Carroll Round provides a unique forum to present and discuss original research among the world’s top undergraduates. The Carroll Round fosters the exchange of ideas among leading undergraduate international economics and political economy students by supporting the pursuit of scholarly innovation in the field.

The annual conference held April 20th-23rd brings together participants, prominent academics, and policy-makers through presentations, discussions, and lectures. The centerpiece of weekend revolves around the presentation and discussion of original research by undergraduates in panels moderated by economics professors and practitioners. Additionally, we hold keynote lectures and events throughout the weekend to provide attendees opportunities to hear from eminent economists, including Nobel Laureates and members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. One of this year’s speakers will be Jason Furman, outgoing Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, who will discuss his role in shaping economic policy under President Obama.

We are currently seeking submissions of journal-length articles with a priority deadline of February 8th and hoping to release decisions on a rolling basis by March 27th. 2017.

The Carroll Round seeks to cover as much of each participants’ travel and hotel expenses as possible and encourages top undergraduates to join our community of like-minded scholars in presenting their research, meeting and networking with other top undergraduates, and discussing today’s most pressing economic issues with top minds in the field. For more information and to apply, please visit our website.