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ECON 191A-B Information Session & Application Information – May 17th

17 May

ECON 191A-B Information Session & Application Information

Students interested in taking Econ 191A-B (FA 17/WI 18) with Professor Cullen must submit their proposals to Kelly Escobedo (in Sequoyah 245) or via email to no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The Senior Essay Seminar (Econ 191A-191B) is for those of you with superior records in the Department of Economics who would like to build on your training through the pursuit of a research topic in the field of your choice. This research is likely to be the most engaging, stimulating, and memorable part of your undergraduate training. Completion of these two courses is part of the requirement for majors wishing to graduate with the phrase “with highest distinction” on their diplomas.

We will be holding an Information Session to discuss what to expect in the course and what we look for in the proposal, on Wednesday, May 17th at 4:00-4:45pm in Sequoyah Hall 147.

Students must take both Econ 191A and Econ 191B with the same professor to receive credit. These classes are typically taken by students in their senior year as a certain amount of knowledge is required to be successful in a research project.

Enrollment in this class is limited, to assure participating students close contact with the faculty supervisor. The first step in applying for the class is to propose a research topic. The topic should be focused, so that it is possible to tackle and to write something worthwhile. Working on an applied empirical topic is encouraged, since this will give you valuable hands-on experience managing data and conducting empirical analysis. The typical completed paper will run 7500 – 10,000 words. You can review some of the most successful papers written in previous years in SH 245.

The research process includes a sequence of steps (not necessarily in this order):

  • Topic selection
  • Consultation with specialist librarians to identify data and literature
  • Literature review
  • Data acquisition
  • Topic refinement
  • Devising specific research plan in consultation with expert faculty
  • Managing data and conducting analyses
  • First draft
  • Completion

Class meetings will focus on research methods, introduction to library resources, student presentations of work in progress including class discussion. Attendance will be required. Final papers will be reviewed for originality using

Enrollment in the senior essay seminar is limited to students with high GPAs who show promise for conducting original research. If you are interested in these classes, please write a short (500 words is adequate) proposal of a research topic, making sure to explain why it is interesting. Your proposal should represent a real attempt to plan your work, but there will be no penalty if you later decide to depart from it. In the event that the class is oversubscribed, your proposal, your overall record, and possibly an interview with the instructor, will be used to decide who is admitted.  Please include your name and student ID number on the proposal. Admission decisions will be made by Monday, June 5.


ECON 191A/B Information Session 5/17/17 Find Out How to Apply for Our SENIOR ESSAY SEMINAR (FA17-WI18)…

9 May

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Knight-Hennessy Scholars @ Stanford Univ. Information Session at UC San Diego – April 18, 2017 from 12 – 1 p.m.

11 Apr

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2017 Triton Spring Career Fair! Employers Recruiting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

4 Apr

2017 Triton Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Price Center Ballroom East & West

Meet face-to-face with employers seeking to hire you! Now’s your chance to make valuable contacts, learn inside information (the stuff you can’t always find online), and leave behind an impression that employers will remember!

Make sure to download the UC San Diego Career Fair App to prepare!

Triton Alliance members recruiting Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Rady School of Management students and alumni:

  • Consolidated Electrical Distributors
  • Enterprise
  • Foresters Financial
  • MUFG Union Bank
  • City Year
  • Peace Corps

Additional employers recruiting Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Rady School of Management students and alumni:

  • Aerotek
  • Ambry Genetics
  • American Language Institute
  • AMN Healthcare
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Aya Healthcare
  • Balboa Capital Corporation
  • Becker Professional Education
  • Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
  • BofI Federal Bank
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CardinalHire
  • Carling Communications
  • Collabera Inc
  • ComplianceMetrix
  • County of San Diego
  • DirectEd Educational Services
  • Easterseals Southern California
  • EMR Direct
  • Epsilon
  • FICO
  • Fund for Public Interest Research
  • Insight Global, Inc
  • Kelly Scientific
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • Mountbatten Institute
  • MuleSoft
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division
  • Navy Systems Management Activity
  • NewPower
  • Nextech, Inc.
  • Niagara Bottling, LLC
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • OneMain Financial
  • Pacific Islands Club Guam
  • Polytenna Technologies Inc.
  • Robert Half
  • San Bernardino Probation
  • San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • Sharp HealthCare
  • The Behemoth
  • The Furer Group
  • The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)
  • This Bar Saves Lives
  • Triage Consulting Group
  • TriTech Software Systems
  • S. Marine Corps Officer Selection Office
  • UC San Diego Police Department
  • UCSD – Temporary Employment Services
  • UCSD Telephone Outreach Program (T.O.P.)
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Wawanesa General Insurance
  • West Marine
  • Youth Policy Institute


22 Feb

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UC Berkeley MFE Program Online Information Sessions

27 Jan

The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program is excited to announce that we will hold online information sessions on February 2 and 14.  Join us to learn how we can help you leverage your training in computer science, engineering, physics, math, statistics, finance, or economics to launch a career in finance/data science/fintech

Our alumni network and deep industry connections will open the doors to key positions at top firms; our 12-month program will give you the academic preparation and hands-on training to contribute at a high level from the start of your career.

Learn more – and meet one of our current students – at one of our upcoming information sessions!

February 2: Berkeley MFE Information Session
10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific (California, USA) time (please see to convert time)
Online at

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February 14: Berkeley MFE Information Session
3:00 – 4:00 PM Pacific (California, USA) time (please see to convert time)
Online at
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If you have questions, or can’t join one of our sessions but would like to participate in a resume review with one of our admissions advisors, please contact us at

Just Added Today – AEP 3:00 p.m. Info Session: Cutting Edge Research at National Institutes of Health

17 Nov

Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP) – [] is sponsoring the following information session offered by Sara Kimmich, who is an AEP Alumna and currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (see below for info)

Cutting Edge Paid Research at National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s largest medical research agency, with institutes ranging from Oncology to Mental Health. NIH offers paid training opportunities for undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students. The first 30 minutes will be a talk about the what, when and where and why research is awesome at NIH. The last 30 minutes will be used as workshop for resumes, applications and for open discussion on biomedical career pathways after UCSD.

The presentation will cover:

  1. Why work at NIH? Research at institutes vs research in academia
  2. What paid research opportunities are available at every level of education, from college freshmen to graduating seniors
  3. How to search government grant data bases to find the right research fit for your interests
  4. When to apply to paid research programs and how to tailor your application to land your top choice

About the speaker:
Sara Kimmich graduated from UC San Diego in 2015 with a degree in Cognitive Science. She moved to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland for a post-baccalaureate research year while applying to graduate programs, and is now a PhD student in the Joint Graduate Program in Neuroscience from National Institutes of Mental Health and University College London for her research on changing human brain network dynamics in real time.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.
Location: Original Student Center Building “B” – Large Conference Room on the 2nd floor (across from the Art of Espresso/Mandeville Coffee Cart)

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by filling out the following online form.