Undergraduate Economics Club (UEC)

The Undergraduate Economics Club (UEC) serves as an outlet for undergraduates to become more involved in the activities of the Department of Economics and the University. The UEC aims to foster relationships between undergraduates, faculty, and alumni. The club helps undergraduates find resources to help them academically, activities to meet and connect with faculty and alumni, and information and contacts to gain internships or employment after graduation. Faculty involvement with the club consists of building relationships with the students and getting feedback and perspective on the undergraduate program from students.

The UEC also serves as a way for alumni to meet students, help them with the transition to the working world, foster a lasting relationship with the department, and build the next generation of advocates for the Department of Economics and the University. All students who have an interest in economics are welcomed and encouraged to join the UEC, regardless of major.

2018-19 Board of Governors

Jonathan Blum '20

Michael Carvalho '21

Antonia Morini '19

Amrit Prakash '20

Meetings

Fall 2018:  Mondays at 6pm, Hasbrook 242; watch the UEC facebook page.

Contact the UEC

Follow the UEC on facebook for meeting and event dates, discussion topics, and photos, or contact the UEC directly at uec@econs.umass.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How often does the UEC meet?
A: Varies by semester. (see this semester's schedule listed above)

Q: How long are meetings?
A: Meetings range from one to two hours, depending on the topic.

Q: Is the UEC a Registered Student Organization (RSO)?
A: No.  The UEC is a club sponsored by the Department of Economics and supported through gifts from alumni and friends.

Q: Are there any dues?
A: No.  Membership is free.

Q: Do I have to be an Economics major to join?
A: No.  All majors and views are welcomed and encouraged.

Q: How do I join?
A: Attend a meeting.

Q: Do I need any knowledge about economics to join?
A: You need an open mind and the desire to learn and share your own ideas.

Q: What happens at UEC meetings?
A: There is either an informal talk from a faculty member, graduate student or visitor, or a member of the Board of Governors will lead a discussion about a current topic in economics.

Q: Are there any big events?
A: Yes.  The UEC co-sponsors two annual student networking events.  Alumni 2.0: Young Alumni Panel during the fall semester and the Economics Career Networking Night during the spring semester.  The UEC also organizes a three-day trip over winter break to cities like New York and Washington D.C., providing educational and networking opportunities for attendees.  The Department of Economics’ Undergraduate Debate held during the spring semester is hosted by the UEC, and includes two teams of students who faceoff to debate a hot topic in economics.

Q: How long has the club been around?
A: The UEC was established in 2002.