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Undergraduate Economics Society.
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Upcoming events and opportunities:
SAC Activities Fair
Date: Sunday, January 16 @ 10am-1pm
Location: Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall
Interested in economics? Come visit our booth in Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall to speak to members of the UES and learn more about our society.
First GBM of 2016
Date: Tuesday, January 26 @ 6pm
Location: Huntsman Hall (Room TBD)
Want to be a member of the Undergraduate Economics Society this semester? Come to our GBM to learn about our events and application process if you want to become a committee member. Committee heads and board members will also give tips on how to be active in the UES.
Date: February 8
Larry Summers is one of our country's leading economists, serving as Secretary of the Treasury under the Clinton administration and Director of the White House National Economic Council under President Obama. Talk is cosponsored with Penn Democrats.
Bates White Summer Consultant Program
Bates White, an economic consulting firm in Washington DC, specializing in solving complex economic problems, usually in connection with litigation, is currently recruiting for our Summer Consultant program, and are particularly interested in juniors with a strong background in economics.
To learn more:
· Information session: January 20 at 6:00 PM in Huntsman G50
· Coffee chats: January 21, sign-ups at info session
For those who are interested, more information can be found on PennLink or our website, www.bateswhite.com. Our application deadline is January 24 at 11:59 PM.
Cornerstone Analyst Program
Cornerstone Research, a leading economic and financial consulting firm that works with prominent economists, faculty at leading universities, and other experts to apply rigorous analytical methods to complex business and economic issues.
We are currently recruiting for our Summer Analyst position, and encourage juniors from all academic backgrounds to apply.
· Please submit your application through the Career Center website. Our resume drop will close on January 20th at 11:59 p.m.
D.E. Shaw Group
The D. E. Shaw group is currently hiring for intern positions, and we’re now accepting applications. All of our open positions are listed on our website, where you can learn more about who we are and what we do.
· On-campus interviews: February 1, 2016
Resume drop deadline: January 19th, 2016 (on PennLink)
Some of our previous events:
John Nash "A Beautiful Mind" Movie and Lecture
John Forbes Nash, Jr. was an American mathematician, whose theories are used in economics and other fields. Join us for a lecture on John Nash and the history of game theory and to watch the Oscar-winning biographical drama A Beautiful Mind.
The Interconnectivity of Banks and the Global Financial Crisis with Camelia Miniou
Camelia Miniou currently works in the Research Department on fiscal policy at the IMF and discussed the interconnectivity of banks and how that contributed to the global financial crisis. We really enjoyed her presentation, and many students were able to ask questions at the end.
A Discussion with Jared Bernstein
Jared Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama's economic team. Today, he is a Senior Fellow at the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities.
Columbia Business School Research
Learn about Columbia Business School's Full-time Research Associate Program, Summer Research Internship Program, and PhD Program. These programs are great for students who want to leverage their analytical skills to work on cutting-edge research in math, computing, and social sciences.
Manhattan Prep Grad School Week
This three-day program helps students who are interested in pursuing an MBA, Law Degree, or any other masters degree. Manhattan Prep teachers give free lessons and offer tips on how to do well on the GMAT, LSAT, and GRE.
Final Exam Study Break
Study with fellow UES members. Cookies and coffee will be provided in Van Pelt Library
Participate in discussions about economics and current events. Topics range from the Eurozone Crisis to the impact of energy prices on firms and policymakers.
A Professor of Business Journalism at Columbia University, Dr. Sylvia Nasar is a former economic correspondent for The New York Times and the author of the bestseller A Beautiful Mind . Nasar will be speaking on the revival of interest in Karl Marx and the myths surrounding his economic theories.