The Basement Winter Events

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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:

Fill out this application if you are interested in joining our


The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become tomorrow’s leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Our full-stack Javascript curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce, Optimizely, and D.E. Shaw engineers, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile (iOS and Android) and desktop applications. We have a 4-month spring program and a 3-month summer program in San Francisco, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort. Our program requires no formal computer science background.

Application Process/Criteria

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Triton Fall Career Fair – Follow-up with These Employers…

Did you attend the Triton Fall Career Fair?

Take another look at some of the employers that were there, and the opportunities available.  These companies are actively recruiting students in the Department of Economics:

Edgeworth Economics

Acumen, LLC Recruiting

Triage Consulting Group

Be sure to visit the UC San Diego Career Services webiste for career workshops, resources and more – including, Port Triton – UC San Diego’s database of full-time jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and all on-campus jobs, including work-study!

von Liebig I-Corps Program Expands and Welcomes UC San Diego Students, Staff and Alums to Apply to Participate as a Phase I Team

Each quarter, the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center’s I-Corps program continues at full speed, connecting students with the Center’s business and technology mentors and helping teams get ready to launch their products into the marketplace. During the 2014-2015 academic school year, the program had over 60 applicants express interest. 31 teams completed Phase I, offered in the Fall and Winter, and 25 teams completed Phase II, offered in the Winter and Spring. After graduating the von Liebig I-Corps program, two teams from the 2014-2015 cohort were accepted into the National I-Corps Program in Washington D.C., while others demonstrated their skills by competing in campus-wide, state-wide and national competitions and taking home cash prizes and awards.

The Center is excited to see the I-Corps program expand and very proud of their teams and all that they have accomplished. The von Liebig I-Corps program is modeled after the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program, with two phases for teams to develop their business models. To offer flexibility and more mentoring to their students, the Center allows the accepted teams to decide whether they want to continue onto Phase II after completing Phase I of the program.

The von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center gladly welcomes UC San Diego students, staff and alums to apply to participate as a Phase I team in its the I-Corps program in the fall and join our network of mentors and entrepreneurs. While the hard work does not end here, we know it won’t be long until this cohort’s projects and ideas hit the market. Until then, we’ll let you take a peek at what many of our teams have been working on at the Jacobs School of Engineering blog here.