4. Events & Programs

Below you will find a link to our calendar and information about programs you may be interested in as an economics student, including study abroad and graduate programs!  Read through our weekly e-newsletter for a list of featured event.

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Events & Deadlines

Please visit our ONLINE CALENDAR  for events and deadlines all in one place!  Also read through our e-newsletter, The Economic Times, for a list of featured deadlines and events.

Links to other event calendars:

- Liberal Arts Career Services (info sessions, application deadlines)
- Horns Link
- Library Classes
- Know Events (UT-wide calendar)
- Study Abroad (info sessions, deadlines, etc)

Economics Honors Symposium on Wed 4/23 between 5:30-8:00pm.  We are still looking for two additional discussants and a chairperson.  See details here and a symposium schedulehere.

Urdu Placement Exam on Fri 4/25: see details posted here.



Student Organization News

Texas Economics Association:  Join TEA on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm in UTC 3.134.  Learn more about TEA here.

Exceeding Economics Expectations: EEE is a NEW economics student organization focused on developing interpersonal skills to succeed in a competitive environment! Meetings every Monday at 6:00pm in CLA 0.126. Learn more about EEE here.

Economics of Monetary & Fiscal Policy: Meetings on Wednesdays at 7:15pm in CBA 4.330.  Learn more on their Facebook group.

Liberal Arts Council:  The Liberal Arts Council serves as the official student voice and governing body for the College of Liberal Arts, the largest student population at the University of Texas at Austin.  Spring 2014 applications to join will be available soon!  Learn more here: http://www.utlac.com/

Texas Stock Team:  The Texas Stock Team (TST) is a new organization on campus which is dedicated to trading equities and options through techniques of technical analysis.  We are open to all majors and levels of trading experience. Like us on Facebook for more information and updates!

Undergraduate Computational Finance Group:  The Texas Undergraduate Computational Finance Group (UCF) is recruiting fund analysts and software developers this semester. Texas UCF is the university’s only quantitative finance group, and we actively manage our own portfolio of equities and options. We trade using a combination of fundamental, technical, and quantitative analysis, and we are also developing algorithmic trading platforms. Visit the UCF website for more information.

Social, Health, and Economic Policymakers Organization:  SHEP serves as a forum for the exchange of information on social, health, and economic policy issues; and functions as an organization to promote awareness of social, health, and economic policy at UT.  See their Facebook page and organization website for more details, also subscribe to the listserve!

University Finance Association:  The University Finance Association began in 1951, and it is dedicated to bridging the gap between academic and professional life. UFA supplements classroom learning by introducing members to financial professionals while exposing and preparing them for the avenues of finance. UFA strives to help students identify and develop the skills that they need to succeed after graduation. It stands to help underclassmen identify their career goals. Simultaneously, UFA provides a networking atmosphere and a base to meet students and financial professionals, realizing that sometimes it’s not just what you know – it’s who you know.

International Affairs Society: The International Affairs Society (IAS) is an academic and professional organization at the University of Texas at Austin that aims to facilitate the professional/social development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members and is dedicated to exploring current international affairs.  IAS has weekly meetings on Mondays.  Check out more details on the IAS website here!

Business Healthcare Association:  The University of Texas at Austin’s Business Healthcare Association is a student organization dealing with business, healthcare and student involvement. The mission of the Business Healthcare Association is to expose students to the financial, managerial, and legal aspects of providing healthcare. Offering both volunteering and social opportunities, BHA hosts bimonthly discussions and advises students interested in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and business. BHA is open to all majors.

Amnesty International:  The mission of Texas Amnesty International is to raise awareness about international human rights issues by promoting AIUSA’s campaigns through advocacy and activism on the UT campus and in the greater Austin community. Meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:00pm in PAR 306.  See details on the Texas Amnesty International website!



Programs & Other Opportunities

See below for a list of opportunities both at UT and beyond!

At UT:

Bridging Disciplines Certificate Programs: After completing 19 credit hours of coursework, research, and internship experiences, students earn a certificate demonstrating a secondary area of specialization that complements the major.  See details and upcoming info sessions on the BDP website.

Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Week April 14-18, 2014: The College of Liberal Arts is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation Session as a part of Undergraduate Research Week, April 14 – 18.

Subiendo Academy for Rising Leaders Summer Program Recruiting Team Leaders: Are you ready to be a leader and change lives in the process? Do you want to educate, motivate, and inspire our next generation of leaders? Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders is an intensive summer program that brings together high school seniors for an unforgettable leadership development experience, and seeks dynamic individuals to serve as facilitators and mentors this summer.  Applications are due March 1st, see details here.

McNair Scholars Program: The UT McNair Scholars Program is currently recruiting new students for the Fall 2014 semester. McNair Scholars is a federally funded program under the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement with the goal of increasing the number of students earning doctoral degrees who are both low-income and first-generation and/or traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.

Our application deadline is Friday, April 4th, 2014. Information sessions will be taking place on Tuesday, February 25th from 6:00–7:00 pm in SSB 3.406 and March 18th from 6:00-7:00 pm in the SSB-Glenn Maloney Room.  More information and the application can be found here.

Brussels Travel Grant: The Center for European Studies/EU Center of Excellence is pleased to offer travel grants for three UT undergraduate students and two Texas high school teachers to participate in the EUCE Brussels Program. The grant covers round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and some meals. ALL UT undergraduates and Texas high school teachers are eligible.

The program is an organized trip to Brussels June 15-20, 2014. During the trip, you will be given tours of EU and international offices and the opportunity to meet with EU officials. Past trips have included tours and meetings at the European Parliament, European Council, and NATO headquarters.

The application deadline, including supporting materials, is March 21, 2014.  For more information and a link to the application, please visit http://tinyurl.com/EUCEBrussels.

UT Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation:

UT Health IT & Exchange Specialist Certificate Program:

UT Pre-Graduate School Internship: Are you thinking about whether graduate school is in your future? Are you uncertain about what it would be like to be a graduate student and what academic program may be suited best to your interests and career goals? Check out the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate School Internship.

UT Archer Fellowship Program:

Horns Link: Check out the HornsLink website which includes events and other opportunities to get involved on campus!

Other:

Michigan Journal of Business Call for Papers: Seeking submissions for undergraduate papers related to business or economics.  Deadline is March 16th. See details on the journal website.

White House Internship Program: The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities.

A complete application includes: short answers, two essay questions, a one-page resume, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline to apply for the fall program is April 13, 2014. For more information and to apply, please visit the program website.

Goldman Sachs Women’s Leadership Camp in NY: The Goldman Sachs Women’s Leadership Camp is a one day program on April 4, 2014 for current undergraduate freshman and sophomore women of all majors who are interested in learning more about the financial services industry and summer internship opportunities at the firm.  Applications are due March 9, 2014.  See details on the Goldman Sachs website.

Tikvah Center Summer Fellowship:  Paid learning opportunities available  at Tikvah Center in New York City for students, faculty, and others. We have a two-week summer fellowship for individuals between the ages of 20 and 30 – appropriate for undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals who are interested in Jewish thought and Jewish affairs.  See details on the Tikvah website.

Carroll Round Undergraduate Research Conference accepting submissions: The Carroll Round is the premier undergraduate economics research conference in the world. Every year around 30 of the brightest undergraduate economics students from multiple countries join us on the historic Georgetown University campus to engage in a weekend of economics related presentations and discussion.

Stanford Undergraduate Economics Journal:  The Comparative Advantage, Stanford’s undergrad economics journal, is seeking submissions for their next issue.  Submissions are due March 7, 2014.  See details attached here.

Dept of Defense Deterrence Writing Award:  This award is given to the most outstanding papers in deterrence studies.  Winners will be invited to attend the 2014 U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium in August.  Submission deadline is May 1, 2014.  See details attached here.

The American University in Cairo Presidential Internship Program:

Registry for Undergraduate Researchers:  The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers.  The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research.  Learn more and register on the CUR website!

MindSumo Challenges: MindSumo connects students to companies by posting real-world challenges that student users can solve for job opportunities and cash rewards.  Check out the latest challenge with IBM here.

McCombs Business Programs:

McCombs Programs for Non-business Majors:   The McCombs School of Business provides a wealth of opportunities for students in non-business majors.  With both undergraduate certificates and graduate degrees, there is something to meet the needs of any student wishing to supplement their undergraduate degree with additional business coursework.  Search programs here!

LeaderShape Institute:

Global Business Leadership Institute (formerly BBA Global):

 



Study Abroad

Check out the Study Abroad website to learn about how to get started and to see dates for upcoming information sessions.  You have to attend an information session before seeing a study abroad advisor.

CIBER Summer Programs: The McCombs School of Business’ Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) has some summer study abroad programs open to ALL majors with possible business foundations/business minor credit.



Graduate School

Specialized Programs in Graduate Business (SPGB):

UT Programs:

Japan – IMF Scholarship Program:  two-year scholarship for Japanese students to pursue a Ph.D in macroeconomics and become IMF economists.  See details here.

Berkeley Master in Financial Engineering:

Texas A&M Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Program:

MIT Master of Finance:

Wharton Doctoral Program in Applied Economics:

Northwestern University Master of Science in Analytics:

Hertie School of Governance, PhD in Governance or Master of Public Policy:

University of Pittsburg Learning Sciences and Policy PhD:  The field of education is incredibly dynamic, and never more so than now with unprecedented reforms, standards, and budget challenges. Staying on the leading edge of policy and learning, the School of Education has responded by developing a new degree: the Learning Sciences and Policy (LSAP) PhD program. The LSAP program at the University of Pittsburgh brings three groups of faculty expertise together into a collaborative research and training environment: learning sciences in education; content-based educational research; and education policy and organizational change.

 

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