Opportunities in Economics

Opportunities in Economics

Undergraduate Womxn in Economics Society

The Undergraduate Womxn in Economics Society provides an empowering and encouraging space for undergraduate economics majors committed to equal representation in the field to meet, collaborate, network, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of the field.

Undergraduate Womxn in Economics Society

ABOUT

As seen in many traditional STEM majors, womxn are underrepresented in the Economics program at UC Davis. Although womxn make up the majority of the undergraduate population at UCDavis (59%), only 37% of declared Economics students are womxn. This number is only slightly higher than the national trend of gender imbalance where on average only 26% of womxn major in Economics.

The Womxn in Economics Society exists to promote diversity in the field of Economics, and to foster opportunities for camaraderie and mentorship among economics undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and alumni. We welcome all economics majors to join our organization. All that is required to be considered for membership is to be a declared economics major and a commitment to equal representation within the field.

Members of the organization will participate in a quarterly series of seminars, discussions, and potential field trips focused on life after graduation. The program will also highlight the research done by womxn economics faculty and encourage members to explore involvement in research and quantitative skill-building. A culminating event in Spring will also connect students with Economics alumni in order to promote career exploration, networking, and professional development.

EXPECTED COMMITMENT

  • Each quarter, members must attend all meetings and are encouraged to attend at least one faculty office hours.

GROUP MEETINGS

  •  The group will meet in-person on select Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm.
  • Three seminar speakers will be available each quarter with at least one faculty member and one graduate student presenting each quarter.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a declared Economics major
  • Committed to equal representation in the field of economics

TO APPLY

  • The application was open through September 21, 2022. To participate in the program, you are required to submit an application and commit to attending all meetings.  

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Underrepresented Minorities in Economics Society

Underrepresented Minorities in Economics Society is intended to provide an inspiring and supportive space for URM students to connect, while deepening their appreciation and understanding of the field. If you are an economics major and are dedicated to the equal representation in the field, are invited to apply for the Underrepresented Minorities in Economics Society.  The application is now open through 8:00pm on October 5th 2022.

Underrepresented Minorities in Economics Society

ABOUT

The Underrepresented Minorities in Economics Society exists to promote diversity in the Economics field and to foster opportunities for camaraderie and mentorship among economics undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and alumni who identify as URM. We welcome all economics majors to join our organization and the specific intent is to foster community among those who identify as URM. All that is required to be considered for membership is to be a declared economics major and a commitment to equal representation within the field. The society is intended to provide an inspiring and supportive space for economics students to connect, while deepening their appreciation and understanding of the field.

Members of the organization will participate in quarterly events such as seminars, discussions, and (eventually) potential field trips focused on life after graduation. The program will also highlight the research done by economics faculty who identify as underrepresented minorities and encourage members to explore involvement in research and quantitative skill-building. Additional plans include connecting students with Economics alumni in order to promote career exploration, networking, and professional development.

EXPECTED COMMITMENT

  • To participate in the program, you are required to submit an application and commit to attending all meetings.

GROUP MEETINGS

  • The group will usually meet Fridays 1:00-2:00pm.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a declared Economics major
  • Committed to equal representation in the field of economics

TO APPLY

For questions, please contact: 


Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is the international honor society devoted to the field of Economics.

The objectives of the Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) are:

  1. The recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics;
  2. The establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities;
  3. The publication of its official journal, The American Economist; and
  4. The sponsoring of panels at professional meetings, as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

HISTORY

Omicron Delta Epsilon, one of the world's largest academic honor societies, was created through the merger of two honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon. Omicron Delta Gamma (the Order of Artus) was founded in 1915 by John R. Commons, University of Wisconsin, and Frank Taussig, Harvard University. Omicron Chi Epsilon was founded in 1955 by Alan A. Brown while he was a student at the City College of New York. Omicron Delta Epsilon has over 560 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt and France.

ADMISSION

The minimum requirements for admission for undergraduates are: must be a declared major in economics or international relations, must be in junior standing (90 to 134.99 units completed), must have completed 12 upper division units of economics course work with an overall 3.0 GPA in this course work, and must have an overall UC GPA of 3.0.

APPLICATION

Please email eheadvisingcenter@ucdavis.edu with your interest in the Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society and provide the following information: First and Last Name, Student ID number, and Major. Your academic record will be checked to make sure you have met the requirements. After your record has been reviewed for approval, you will need to fill out a membership application form and pay a life-membership fee of $40. You will also need to provide a $3 processing fee. In return, you will receive a membership card, certificate, and free on-line access to The American Economist. Make sure the address on the application is an address we can send the ODE certificate. The membership application forms are mailed at the end of each quarter from the Economics Department to ODE. After these applications are processed, ODE will send to the Economics Department your certificate and any other items you ordered (key or pin). The department will then mail the certificate to the address listed on the membership application form.

If you have any questions, please contact us at eheadvisingcenter@ucdavis.edu