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The undergraduate student experience at Northeastern is more than the department’s academic programs. It includes the opportunity to participate in a variety of student organizations in which students get to know their peers and faculty outside the classroom and often have the opportunity to develop lifetime friendships and networking opportunities.  The organizations often involve the integration of what the students have learned in the classroom with the real world outside of Northeastern.

Information on who to contact to learn more about the student organizations below and how to join can be found in the department’s Undergraduate Handbook 2015-16.

 

Economics Society

The Economics Society, the organization for undergraduate economics students, is run entirely by Northeastern undergraduate economics majors. It stages events, runs programs, and invites speakers to address the undergraduate student body. It is truly a blend of fun, social activities and intellectual pursuits that derive from the courses and experiences of the undergraduate student body.

Weekly meetings (held every Monday from 6:oo p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in 102 West Village G) consist of economically-inspired simulations or games, guest speakers, and co-op events. EconSociety_1Econ4

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The contact information for the NUES:
e-mail:   nueconsociety@gmail.com
Visit the Economics Society website for information on upcoming and past events, contact information, and links to follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

 

BUNU

On April 21, the Northeastern University Economics Society participated in the Annual Economics Case Competition at Boston University. The prompt asked students to take on the role of economic consultants to OPEC in this climate of volatile prices. On the Northeastern team who took second place; Aaron Kanzer, Lauren Renfro, Conrad Swietek and Vincent Armentano.

 

 

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Congratulations to Vincent Armentano and Mark Garbin for taking 3rd Place for the Best Private Equity pitch at Harvard University’s Veritas Financial Group competition.

Federal Reserve Challenge Team

Tuesdays
6-7:30pm
316 Lake Hall

The Federal Reserve Challenge Team represents the Economics Society, and Northeastern, at all external competitions including the College Fed Challenge, the Up to Us Competition, and the iOme Challenge (which the NU delegation won last year). Want to become a part of these teams, or have another academic competition in mind? Join the Fed Challange Team!

If you’re interested in being a part of the team please come to one of the weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm. Meetings are typically held in 316 Lake Hall.  No background in economics is necessary to participate.

To learn more about the Federal Reserve Challenge Team please don’t hesitate to contact  neufedchallenge@gmail.com

 

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Visit the Economics Society website for information on upcoming and past events, contact information, and links to follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

 ECONPress

ECONpressECONPress is a student run undergraduate research journal published at the end of the spring semester. Each issue features the economic research of undergraduate students. ECONPress
provides a forum for the undergraduate economic community to engage in active discussion and debate about the topics, theories, and applications learned in the classroom. Students may submit material that falls within three different categories: articles, essays, and research papers.

In addition to the journal, ECONPress hosts an annual conference where the journal’s authors present their research to the local community. Any author featured in ECONPress in the current academic year will have the opportunity to create a display highlighting the results of his/her work. The authors of the top three quantitative papers from the current academic year will also have the opportunity to formally present their findings as part of a program that includes a prominent economist. ECONPress’s hope is to assist in the preparation of the next generation of economists by providing undergraduate students with a resource that enables them to experience and engage in research.

To submit your paper or if you are interested in joining, please contact ECONPress via email atnueconpress@gmail.com

Link to ECONPress

 

 

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The department’s peer mentoring program consists of upper class students assisting freshmen economic majors transition to college life. Mentors will meet with small groups of new majors, or individually, as part of the ECON 1000 class and outside it as well. They will assist the new students with academic and non-academic matters. Students interested in being mentors should contact

Dr. Simon (p.simon@neu.edu) or Mr. Repici  (j.repici@neu.edu).

 

 

Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society (ODE)

 

ODE is the International Honor Society for Economics founded in 1963.  “The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding ODE

achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication

of its official journal, ‘The American Economist,’ and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions” (ODE Website: www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org).

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are making the study of economics one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications. The Northeastern chapter (Iota) is part of a federation of chapters at more than 681 senior colleges and universities throughout the world.

Morris A. Horowitz Excellence in Economics Awards

These awards, named after the first chairman of the Department of Economics, are given every year to the top senior undergraduate students. Generally, awards are given to the top B.A. and B.S. students. Those so honored have their names permanently mounted on a plaque in the department’s main office. The award is announced each spring at the department’s Spring Celebration.