As an economics student, there are many ways to become involved with your major, the Rollins College of Business and the University. Studies show that students who are involved in extracurricular activities generally have a more positive college experience and often see greater career success.
The UTC Economics Club assists in the professional, educational, and social development of college students interested in economics; provides an association for college students actively interested in this field; and encourages interaction between business executives, faculty, and students.
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Faculty Adviser: Dr. Michaël Bonnal
The Economics department offers graduate assistance for tutoring in ECON 101 and 102. Hours are posted outside of Fletcher Hall, Room 202.
To become a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, you must apply for membership through the chapter at your school, and you must fulfill the eligibility requirements set out below.
The minimum requirements for admission for undergraduates are:
- completion of 12 semester hours of economics courses; and
- attainment of at least a “B” average in economics courses and an overall “B” average in all classes.
- Students do not have to be economics majors, but must have a genuine interest in economics in addition to meeting the above requirements.
The minimum requirements may be raised by local chapters.
Graduate students in economics are judged solely on their graduate work. They must have:
- completed one semester of full-time work, with
- attainment of a “B” or better average.
There are no admission requirements for faculty members. All are eligible and welcome to join a chapter. Chapters may also elect honorary members. These candidates must be persons of high ethical and professional standards.
No one shall be denied membership because of sex, race, color, creed or national origin.
Omicron Delta Epsilon is now accepting new members. The requirements for joining are:
(1) The student must have an overall GPA of 3.0.
(2) The student must have a 3.0 GPA in economics: and
(3) The student must have completed at least 12 hours in economics.
If you meet the above requirements, you are eligible to join ODE. Please note that you do not have to be an economics major or minor.
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Leanora Brown at Leanora-Brown@utc.edu
SMILE Fund (Student Managed Investment Learning Experience)
The Student Managed Investment Learning Experience (SMILE) Fund was formed in February 2015 and provides select UTC students the opportunity to manage a real stock portfolio for a real client. The SMILE Fund manages $250,000 from the UC Foundation . Students who participate in this experience with a proficient knowledge of portfolio management, investment strategies, and equity valuation techniques. Participants also gain:
- Hands on experience managing REAL MONEY
- Potential academic and financial awards in course credits and scholarship awards
- Knowledge in investment analysis, security selection, and portfolio management
- Training and certification in the world's leading investment software