Economics

Jobs, Internships, and Careers

For many, the Economics major provides a useful background for a business career, while for others the major is preparation for graduate study in law, economics or public policy. Economics is relevant for students interested in employment in politics and public policy analysis, the financial services sector (banking, insurance), as industry analysts (health care, entertainment, energy), consumer affairs, international affairs, teaching and research, law, business consulting, government work and journalism. Salaries earned by economics majors nationwide are highly competitive. Employers rank economics as one of the most desirable majors.

Outside Careers

Senator Feinstein's Office: Fall Internship Opportunity

Senator Feinstein's Los Angeles office is looking for highly motivated college students for internship positions for the fall session.  We accept applications on a rolling basis, until all positions are full.  Please submit an application and all required material as instructed on Senator Feinstein’s website, feinstein.senate.gov.

 

About the internship position:

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:  Interns support the Senator and her Field Staff in drafting memos, scheduling or attending meetings, constituent letters, conducting background research, phone calls, document requests, morning press clippings, research projects, and attending events with the Senator when she is in the region.

 

Criteria:  For many citizens, contact with Senator Feinstein's office is their only experience with an elected representative. Therefore, we need professional and friendly students with a familiarity with the American political system and current events. Additionally, strong writing and communication skills are a must.

 

Hours:  Flexible hours (12-16 hours/wk) during the school year. We are very conducive to working with students' class schedules.

 

Application Process:  Interested students should follow the instructions given on the Intern Application, which can be found at http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/intern-program.  Application material, including a cover letter, resume, 3 academic/professional references (with contact information), and one page writing sample of your choice, in addition to a completed application, should be emailed to .  Please have one letter of recommendation emailed to that address as well.

 

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.  If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Williams at or at 310.914.7300.

 

July 28, 2014

Finance Internship Networking Event

When:  November 7, 2014, Friday, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Where:  Juniper Hall room 3107
Who:  CSUN alumna Ms. Kelly Riddle, Barclays Investment Banking Division
 
November 3, 2014

AEA Summer Program

UC Irvine Master of Urban and Regional Planning Information Session: Wednesday, November 12th

The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design at UC Irvine would like to introduce you to our Master of Urban and Regional Planning program.  As faculty program director, I would appreciate you sharing the information in this email, including the attached flyer, with students in your program and in your courses. 

 

Please let your students know that we are holding a drop-in information event about UCI’s Planning program on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1 pm in Social Ecology I, Room 112. At this event, students can meet the Faculty Program Director, Graduate Coordinator, and current students; learn about the planning profession and career opportunities in the field; and grab a slice of pizza for lunch. 

Urban and Regional Planning is a dynamic, cutting edge field that attracts diverse individuals and draws upon and integrates knowledge from geography, economics, design, sociology, environmental studies, political science, urban studies, and other fields. Planners use a range of skills from critical thinking to spatial analysis to environmental sustainability assessment to understand and improve our world.

 

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at UCI prepares students to play a significant role in creating a desirable future by confronting the complex physical and social challenges in our cities and regions. It is a professional program accredited by the National Planning Accreditation Board that is a gateway to opportunities in Planning and Planning-related practice including work in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Planners hold positions in all aspects of planning and development such as environmental sustainability, economic development, housing production and policy, land use and transportation planning, international development planning, and community organizing and development.

 

For more information on our program and the application process, please refer to our website (http://ppd.soceco.uci.edu/). If your students have questions, please encourage them to contact Janet Gallagher by email ( ) or call (949) 824-9849. Thank you for making this information available to your students!

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November 4, 2014

USC Price School Master of Planning Info Session & Scholarship Deadline

 

If you are considering graduate studies in the planning field, we invite you to learn more about the USC Sol Price School and the Master of Planning program.  Please consider attending our information session on Wednesday, November 5, 6:00 pm on the USC Campus, Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall Building, Room 308. 

 

Come and find out more about our Master of Planning program and our Diversity Merit Fellowship program that consists of full tuition scholarships and our Dean's Merit Scholarship program.  The deadline for our fellowships and scholarships is Monday, December 15.   

 

More information about the info session, fellowship and scholarship programs, admission and application information can be found at http://priceschool.usc.edu/admission/  

 

Also, included for your convenience is more information about our school and program below.

 

Please click here for our program flyer.

 

Sincerely,

 

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Graduate Programs in Urban Planning and Development

November 4, 2014

Next Friday, Nov 14, UCSB Open House, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, RSVP Today!

We cordially invite prospective students to join us for our annual UCSB Bren School Open House held in Bren Hall next Friday, November 14th, 2014 from 8:30am-6:00pm. 

RSVP today at .

The Bren School has become recognized as one of the top graduate programs of environmental study in the nation.  The mission of the Bren School is to play a leading role in researching environmental issues, identifying and solving environmental problems, and training research scientists and environmental management professionals.

The Bren School offers a two-year professional Master of Environmental Science & Management (MESM) program and the PhD in Environmental Science & Management.  The master's program, a central focus of the school's educational mission, trains students to work in environmental careers in government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and consulting firms.  

They then build depth in one of the following seven specializations:

Open House is the perfect opportunity to experience the Bren community, UCSB, and the beautiful Santa Barbara area. Bren faculty, staff, and students will be available to answer your questions regarding admissions, academics, student life, financial support, housing, etc.

Prospective students should RSVP via e-mail to: admissions@bren.ucsb.edu no later than November 11th.

We encourage all students to visit our website athttp://www.bren.ucsb.edu  for detailed and up-to-date information on our program.

We look forward to meeting you!
Bren School Admissions Staff

November 4, 2014

Senator Feinstein's LA Office Winter Internship Opportunity

Flyer (pdf)

About the internship position:

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:  Interns support the Senator and her Field Staff in drafting memos, scheduling or attending meetings, constituent letters, conducting background research, phone calls, document requests, morning press clippings, research projects, and attending events with the Senator when she is in the region.

 

Criteria:  For many citizens, contact with Senator Feinstein's office is their only experience with an elected representative. Therefore, we need professional and friendly students with a familiarity with the American political system and current events. Additionally, strong writing and communication skills are a must.

 

Hours:  Flexible hours (12-16 hours/wk) during the school year. We are very conducive to working with students' class schedules.

 

Application Process:  Interested students should follow the instructions given on the Intern Application, which can be found at http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/intern-program.  Completed application should be emailed to .  Please have one letter of recommendation emailed to that address as well.

 

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.  If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Williams at or at 310.914.7300.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Best,

 

Ryan Williams

 

Ryan Williams

Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 915

Los Angeles, California 90025

(310) 914-7300 (office)

(310) 914-7318 (fax)

 

United States Senator Dianne Feinstein's Los Angeles Office

  

Gain experience with the Legislative Branch assisting in constituent ervices and legislative projects.  Responsibilities include daily correspondence, policy research, and administrative support.

 

To learn more and/or apply visit our website:  www.feinstein.senate.gov

 

For further inquiries, please contact:

 

Ryan Williams

Intern Coordinator

(310) 914-7300

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Former Intern Testimonials

 

"Interning with Senator Feinstein’s Los Angeles office has been one of the most rewarding and enlightening experiences I have ever had.  Staff members challenge interns to not only write and reason at their highest levels but also discover and pursue what they are truly passionate about. In addition, interns have excellent opportunities to learn from and network with inspiring, successful leaders in the Los Angeles community. Simply put, interning at Senator Feinstein’s office helped to reform and develop my interests into possible career opportunities.”

 –AJ, Spring-Summer 2013

 

"My time as a summer intern in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Los Angeles office was truly an unforgettable experience.  The chance to work with and learn from some of Senator Feinstein’s highest ranking staffers has allowed me to gain experience and knowledge that I could not have received from anywhere else.  Engaging in some of the foremost issues in American politics and working first-hand with constituents has been remarkably eye-opening and given me an unmatched understanding of the Democratic process.  Actively contributing to one of the most prominent leaders in the Senate is an incredibly rewarding feeling and one I will carry with me throughout the rest of my life and career.” – Jamie, Summer 2013

 

November 17, 2014

2015 Global Internship Program

City Internships provides structured Global Internship Programs for students seeking to gain experience in   Banking & Financial Services,   Legal & Professional Services,   Marketing, Advertising & PR,   Media, Publishing & Entertainment,   IT & Technology,   Art & Design,   Property & Construction   and   Science, Technology & Engineering.

Undergraduates and graduates can participate in the Global Internship Program in  London,  New York,  Los Angeles  &  Hong Kong.

Please share this email with your students if you think the Global Internship Program would be of interest.

Applications for the Spring (London only) and Summer (all locations) programs can be submitted now via www.city-internships.com/apply.

I have included further information pertaining to the Global Internship Program below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Kind regards,
Lewis

Lewis Talbot
City Internships, Global Program Director 

 

London | Westminster Tower, London, SE1 7SP | +44 (0)203 141 8080

 

 New York | 340 Madison Avenue, New York, 10173 | +1 212 763 8333

 

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1.       2015 Application Status (by program date and location)
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1. 2015 Application Process Status

2015 Spring Programs

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 2. City Internships – 2015 Global Internship Program – General Information

The Global Internship Program is a launch pad into the most prestigious, rewarding and intellectually stimulating graduate careers.

The program operates in the world’s leading cities – London, New York, Los Angeles & Hong Kong – and provides an immersive and formative experience that is focused on enabling undergraduates and graduates to convert their skills, ambition and academic accomplishment to professional success.

R 8 Week Internship Placement

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 The Global Internship Program is structured around an eight week internship placement, with a leading employer in the student’s chosen field, which is complemented by a series of inclusive career seminars and workshops, guest speaker and networking events, social events and weekend excursions.

The 8 week internship placement is designed to help students explore their chosen field and career path, develop industry specific skills and knowledge, and increase their professional network – simultaneously helping students to focus the direction of their career and increase their appeal to future employers.

The inclusive career seminars, guest speaker and networking events are designed to bolster their on-the-job learning and to further equip them with the tools necessary to launch a thriving career in today's highly competitive graduate market.

The inclusive social events and weekend excursions help to deliver a well-rounded experience and showcase their chosen city’s cultural highlights. They serve as a great opportunity for students to fully experience their chosen city with like-minded students from across the globe.

Students will benefit from an extensive support network before, during and after the program. The overarching philosophy of the program is to give undergraduates and graduates the freedom to define their own experience and to progress independently, both personally and professionally, within a framework that provides comprehensive direction and guidance.

Internship placements are available in  Banking & Financial Services,  Legal & Professional Services,  IT & Technology,  Art & Design,  Marketing, Advertising & PR,  Property & Construction,  Media, Publishing & Entertainment  or  Science & Engineering.

The Global Internship Program operates in  London,  New York,  Los Angeles  &  Hong Kong. Programs are available in  Spring,  Summer  &  Fall.

 Visit www.city-internships.com to learn more. To apply, visit www.city-internships.com/apply.
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Banking & Finance – Sales & Trading – Leading global investment bank looking for intern in their penultimate or final year of studies, placement to lead to permament role. Intern will shadow senior traders and rotate through Equity, Fixed Income and Commodities trading desks in London. LONDON.

Professional Services – Strategy Consulting – Boutique High-Technology and Infrastructure consulting firm seeking technologically savvy intern to join Los Angeles-based financial services advisory team. Intern must have an interest in both technology and financial markets. LOS ANGELES.

Banking & Finance – Investment Banking – Global investment bank seeking bright interns to join Equity and Debt Capital Markets division. Interns will rotate across regional desks, including North America, Europe and Emerging Markets desks. The internship is intended as a feeder into the firms 2015/16 analyst program. LONDON, NEW YORK & HONG KONG.

Marketing Advertising & PR – Integrated Media – Full service integrated media agency – one of America’s most oldest and most recognised – seeking interns to shadow Senior Project Managers. The interns will rotate through the firm’s specialist teams across commercial goods and services. LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK.

Banking & Finance – IT & Technology – Global financial services firm – Leaders in the UK, Europe and Emerging Europe. Interns will rotate across Analytics, Infrastructure and Software teams. Interns ideally pursuing an Engineering or Computer Science or Statistics based degree. LONDON.

Marketing, Advertising & PR – Digital Marketing – London-headquartered Digital Maketing agency. Intern will gain exposue to both the production-side (Graphic Design, Web Design, Analytics) and client-side as they rotate through the firm’s core divisions. LONDON, LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK.

Banking & Finance – Hedge Fund – Europe’s largest Alternative Asset Manager looking for interns to join Multi-Manager Investment, Fixed Income Risk and Performance analysis and European Institutional Sales teams. The internship will likely result in a permanent position in London. LONDON, NEW YORK & HONG KONG.

Media & Entertaiment – Publishing – Global publishing  firm – a market leader in electronic and print publications in the US, UK, Europe and Asia. Intern will shadow and assist senior researchers, writers and editors. Intern must be currently undertaking a degree English, History, Literature, Media or Communications. NEW YORK.

Banking & Finance – Risk & Quantitative Analysis – Multi-strategy hedge fund looking for interns with a numerate background (Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, etc.) with an interest in modelling and programming (VBA, C++, Python, etc.) to join the RQA investment strategy division. Placement to lead to permanent role. LONDON.

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November 19, 2014

LSAT Information Session

Dear CSUN Economics Department,   

 

I hope this email finds you well! I’m just reaching out as we have an LSAT information session (pdf) set up with the Pre-Law Association for next Monday, November 24th, and we’re trying to spread the word to students. The event is free and open to all CSUN students. I’ve included a blurb about the event below that can be used in an email, and have also attached a flyer that can be included and/or printed for distribution. Would you mind forwarding this information along to your students?

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

 

Best,

 

Ryan Hanley

Marketing Representative

800.696.5728 ext. 412

TestMasters.net

 

Students considering law school are encouraged to join the Pre-Law Association on Monday, November 24thfor LSAT 101: Basics! This freeLSAT seminar will be held at 7:00PM in the East Conference Building, Panorama City Room. Learn all about the LSAT from an instructor with a score in the 99th percentile - he’ll cover all the basics and teach actual questions from previous LSAT administrations.

 

Students shouldn’t miss this opportunity to improve their understanding of this crucial part of the law school admissions process…not to mention, all current CSUN undergrads will also receive a $500 discount for any of TestMasters’ 2015 live LSAT preparation courses!

 

For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511900342394977/.

 

November 21, 2014

Finance Internship Networking Event:

When: December 5, Friday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Where: Dean’s Conference Room, JH 3107

Speaker: CSUN Alumna Kamie Valenza

 

Ms. Valenza graduated from CSUN in Spring 2013 with double majors in Business Honors and Finance. She helped CSUN shine at the RISE 2013 Student-Managed Portfolio Competition sponsored by University of Dayton and the 2014 Industry Issue Competition sponsored by the Society of Financial Service Professionals. Kamie has passed CFP Certification exam and is currently working toward her goal to establish her own practice.

 

November 21, 2014