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 Economics Society

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The Undergraduate Economics 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 through various events and workshops
  • Opportunity to network with alumni, corporate representatives, and graduate school representatives

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

Chinese Business Society

The Chinese Business Society is a student organization that provides professional development services and empowers both Chinese students and campus-wide students who seeks to pursue business-related careers, offering:

  • Competitions in business-fields that develop students’ practical skill sets
  • International Career Fair 
  • Workshops that offer insights to future career paths
  • Networking opportunities with peers and professionals
  • Activities that support the Chinese student community

Triton Consulting Group

Triton Consulting Group is an on-campus consulting organization composed of motivated students from a broad spectrum of academic backgrounds. Our organization is open to all majors and disciplines, from humanities to engineering. TCG serves to educate, train, and expose students to real-world business problems and give them the acumen needed to find solutions. By teaching professionalism, basic to advanced business frameworks, and hands on experience with firms and startups, we prepare UCSD Students for their careers post-graduation.

Some projects we are currently working on are:

 Winter 2018

  • Go-To-Market and pricing strategies for on-campus startup.
  • Conducting market research, competitive analysis, analyzing customer segments in client’s target market.
  • Developing startup business model while also maximizing scalability of operations.

TCG also has strong connections with alumni across various industries. Our alumni consistently give back to the organization by providing internship information, general career search help, and much more. If you have any additional questions about Triton Consulting Group please visit our website at ucsdtcg.com or email us at board.tcg@gmail.com

UCSD Women In Business

UCSD Women In Business aims to empower women of all backgrounds to become leaders in today's ever-changing world. We hope to encourage both professional and personal growth by providing the support needed for women to overcome the challenges they face.

WIB offers:

  • Business education through GBMs that give exposure to industry leaders who come to share their stories and experiences.
  • Mentorship from executive officers who will personally help you discover and pursue a career best aligned with your passions.
  • Hands-on experience to gain tangible and relevant skills through professional development programs and committees.
  • Community service events to give back to the community, empower others, make positive changes, and discover the joy of helping others.
  • Social events to develop strong relationships.

Delta Sigma Pi

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

  • Workshops to build professional skills
  • Opportunities to connect with top
  • 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

Center for Student Involvement: Communication & Leadership

 

Center for Student Involvement: Communication & Leadership 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.