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.
- Study Abroad
Each year, our faculty accompany a group of students on a trip to Paris. With a typical focus on European Commerce and the economy, our students enjoy a captivating and educational few weeks in the City of Lights.
- SMILE Fund
The Student Managed Investment Learning Experience (SMILE) Fund was formed in February 2015 with $250,000 from the UC Foundation, and with a fresh injection of another $250,000 in 2019, is now valued at over $600,000. The purpose of the fund is to provide select UTC students with the opportunity to manage a real stock portfolio for a real client. Students who participate gain experience in portfolio management, investment strategies, and equity valuation techniques.
Students who participate in the SMILE Fund will gain:
- Knowledge in investment analysis, security selection, and portfolio management.
- Training and certification in the world's leading investment software.
To learn more about getting hands-on experience as well as the potential to earn course credits or scholarships with participation see the SMILE Fund web page.
- Economics Club
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.
MEETING DATES & TIMES LISTED ON FACEBOOK PAGE:
Economics Club Facebook Page
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Michaël Bonnal
- Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society
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 [email protected]
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As an economics student there are a number of resources available to you within the Department, the Rollins College of Business, and the University at large. These resources and organizations can help you meet your academic goals as well as help you to build your resume and get practical life and work experience. The links below provide information about the many resources available to help you succeed.
Scholarships for economics students.
- Economics Tutor
The Economics Tutor provides free, department-hired help to all principle level students. The tutor is available for drop-in hours and appointments throughout the week.
- Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students provides a list of most student resources in one convenient place.
- Writing Center
The Writing Center offers writing assistance in person and online to all students.
- Student Success Center
The Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center in the Rollins College of Business provides a number of resources for our students. Whether you want general tips from the Student Success Guide, information on academic options and classes from Academic Advising, or tips on job preparation options from Career Development, the Decosimo Success Center is here to serve you.
- Student Government Association
The Student Government Association can help you get involved and make a difference on campus.
- Student Organizations and Events
Student organizations and events will help you meet people with similar interests on campus.
- Campus Life
The Campus Life web page is a source to find events, groups, and information on our great city.