Student Organizations

Check out how you can get involved at UC San Diego at the Center for Student Involvement. You can also view a list of campus pre-professional student organizations, and view information below about some highlighted programs.

Student Orgs, including those not listed here, hosting events or activities related to the Department of Economics and its students can apply for sponsorship funding to help with event expenses.

Undergraduate Economic Society

The Undergraduate Economic Society is the official student organization for all campus Department of Economics undergraduate students that offers:

  • A strong network among faculty and all undergraduate Economics students
  • Preparation to embark successfully on a career in the business world and/or graduate schools
  • Opportunity to network with alumni, corporate representatives, and graduate school representatives

The Society's advisor is Department of Economics Professor Melissa Famulari.

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is America's Foremost Professional Fraternity for Men and Women Pursuing Careers in Business and offers:

  • Opportunities to connect with top companies
  • Workshops to build professional skills
  • Activities to gain professional experience
  • An alumni network of successful men and women eager to contribute knowledge and contacts in various fields
  • Membership in an organization of business-minded individuals that maintain commitment, professionalism, and integrity in their endeavors

Express to Success

Express to Success is a campus-wide Student Affairs program, tailored to students' individual interests and strengths, that offers:

  • Free, non-credit training in interpersonal communication, public speaking, and leadership skills
  • Practical skill set to highlight on your resume
  • Certificate of program completion

Financial Management Association

The Financial Management Association chapter at UC San Diego focuses on creating career connections and offers:

  • Development of a continuing relationship between finance practitioners and academicians
  • Transfer of ideas, techniques, and advances in the field of finance between universities, business, and other institutions
  • Learning about professional opportunities outside of classroom instruction
  • Interaction with speakers from different finance professions
  • Gaining professional help with your resume in the Resume Workshop
  • Participation in special events and fund-raisers

Omicron Delta Epsilon

The newly established Alpha Sigma Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society for economics, offers:

  • Extensive networking with peers, faculty, and professionals in the field of economics
  • Resources and guidance for students interested in graduate school, research opportunities and advanced studies
  • Recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics
  • Leadership, scholarship and educational opportunities
  • Access to a number of valuable workshops and events throughout the year

Undergraduate Investment Society

The Undergraduate Investment Society is open to all undergraduate majors and seeks to empower the campus community through financial literacy by offering:

  • Opportunities to network with industry professionals
  • Accessibility to leadership opportunities
  • Personal financial management guidance
  • Discussion of the fields of money and finance
  • Participation in online stock competition, workshops, and member socials

The Society's advisor is Department of Economics Professor Michael Willoughby.

The Roosevelt Institute

The Roosevelt Institute is a student policy organization that engages students to be proactive about policy issues in areas like, but not limited to, economics, healthcare, energy and the environment, international relations, education, and science and technology. Our organization interests many for some of the reasons down below:

  • Share and discuss the issues affecting us today with other students
  • Submit your own ideas on progressive policy that is published and showcased to legislators across the nation
  • Work with like-minded students in creating policy impact in the San Diego community
  • Get exclusive opportunities for internships and joining networks on both the local and national level
  • Minimal time commitment, although the more you put in, the more you'll get out of it
  • Best of all, we welcome all undergraduate students at UCSD. Your major or political stance does not matter
  • We do not charge any membership fees

The Institute's Economics faculty advisor is Department of Economics Professor Valerie Ramey.