The 2018 reception for Economics majors and their families will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 9 AM at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall (4141 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213).

Please come hungry! Breakfast will be served at 9 AM and the ceremony will begin at 10 AM. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Dress is business casual. Cap and gown are not required. We will announce your name and post-baccalaureate plans.


Please check your Pitt email for RSVP information if you are graduating in spring or summer 2018.

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To encourage undergraduate interest in economic issues, Ann Harrison, President and Cecilia Elena Rouse, Vice President of the International Atlantic Economic Society cordially invite students to compete in the IAES annual Best Undergraduate Paper Award (BUPA) competition, October 2018.

The IAES strives to recognize and reward outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students worldwide. BUPA winners receive:

- A $500 check


- A handsome commemorative plaque recognizing their accomplishment

- Complimentary publication of the paper in the Atlantic Economic Journal.

To apply for this award, follow the link below:

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Regarding item 3 above, if the Department Chair is unable to sponsor student travel occurring after graduation, provide a separate letter from an alternative sponsor (Department Chair of the graduate program in which the student will be enrolled at the time of the conference or employer after gradua...

The deadline to sign up for the Marketing EDGE Collegiate Summit is March 25th

The Collegiate Summit is the organization’s competitive 4-day undergraduate marketing conference that is taking place in NYC from June 3-6th, 2018.

The program focuses on the digital and data-driven aspects of interactive marketing. It is a great opportunity for students to explore marketing as a career choice—whether a rising sophomore, junior or senior.


More information can be found here:

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Marketing EDGE Collegiate Summit connects undergrads nationwide with top marketing professionals to explore how leading brands use digital platforms and data to create innovative multi-channel campaigns.

The latest Pizza and Professional was a success!!

Huge thanks to John Suppa for taking the time to speak with Econ majors, we had a huge turnout!!

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The Economics department needs undergraduate teaching assistants for Intermediate Micro and Macro (Econ 1100 and Econ 1110) for the both the summer and fall terms. The usual arrangement is for UTAs to register for 2 credits of Econ 1902. However, if you are already registered for 17 or more credits in the fall, we could make alternative arrangements. Being a UTA is very useful if you are considering graduate school in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or any related fiel...d. You will solidify your own understanding of the material and you will gain exposure to teaching in the field.

If you are interested in being a UTA and earned an A or A- in the class, please email with your resume and a short explanation in the email of why you would like the position and please indicate which class and term you are interested in.
Please respond by Monday, March 26 .

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Tomorrow at noon the we will be hosting our latest Pizza and Professor installment with special guest John Suppa.

The topics will include applying an Economics Degree in the real world and what ECON majors can do to stand out in the job market.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP here:

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This year a group of students participated in the Up To Us competition. As they are graduating seniors, they are looking for students who might be interested in running a team next year. Current leaders could meet with you to help you get started for next year.

Student leaders get an all expenses paid trip to a national conference, $1,000 dollars of funding, recommendations from the Up to Us organization, and chances to win $10,000, all expenses paid trips to conferences in DC, paid internships, and more.

More information can be found below:

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Tomorrow at 2:00pm in 232 Cathedral of Learning Stats in Action will be hosting a presentation on Hierarchical Models for Player Evaluation in Team Sports with special guest Sam Ventura

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The Economics Department has begun accepting submissions for the David Schenker Essay Competition. The purpose of the essay is to undertake an analysis of a particular United States policy issue, paying particular attention to how proposed solutions would impact society.

The prize will be awarded to the eligible student who writes the paper that best explores the issue and the way it illustrates different dimensions of the concept of public interest.

Winners of the competition will receive $2,000 in prize money. More information can be found in the flyer attached:

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Today from 2:30 to 4:00 will be the first in the Creative Arts Series, Coffee and Career Chat.

The topic will be Museums, and will feature special guests from the National Aviary, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and the Carnegie Science Center.

Light refreshments will be provided

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East Asian Languages and Literatures is offering 8 full tuition scholarships for intensive 1st and 2nd year Japanese language study in the summer (May 21 to July 27; 10 credits).

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 15

Students can apply here:

Scholarships for First and Second Year Japanese (i.e., JPNSE 1061 or JPNSE 1062) We do not offer any scholarships for Third Year Japanese, JPNSE 1020 or 1021. In-state tuition: All out-of-state students who register for either JPNSE 1061 or JPNSE 1062 will receive a scholarship that will reduce the....

The Department of Economics invites undergraduate students interested in behavioral and experimental economic research to apply for the Harvey Cohen Undergraduate Research Prize.

Winners of this prize will receive paid research positions in the Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL).

More information can be found on the flyer attached

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The Women in Economics Club will be having a general body meeting on Monday, March 19 at 8pm in 4716 Posvar Hall

The meeting will include a special presentation from a PhD student discussing her latest research

Food and drinks will be provided

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Mini Language Lessons will be happening again next Wednesday, 3/21 from 6PM – 8PM in the Robert Henderson Language Media Center in the Cathedral of Learning (CL G-17).

These lessons give students the opportunity to sample language instruction in many of the less-commonly-taught languages offered at Pitt, and to meet and experience our language instructors in action.

Students who are trying to decide what language to enroll in for fall won’t want to miss out. Please let all of your students know about this exciting opportunity.

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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. the University Honors College will be hosting a panel presentation entitled "Social Media and the Crisis in Social Discourse"

The presentation will be in the Alumni Hall 7th Floor Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

To RSVP, follow the link below:

The Economics Department is proud to host John Suppa as the esteemed guest speaker for the event. John Suppa is a Pitt alum and graduated with a degree in economics and in 2009 started his own business selling insurance to consumers and small businesses.

The main focus of his talk will be on how students can apply an economics degree to the job market pursuit. John Suppa has lived the life of an economics major and wants to show you how to make it to the other side.

The event... will take place on Friday, March 16 at noon in 4716 WWPH. Pizza and drinks will be provided. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by following the link below:

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The application deadline for the US Commercial Service summer internships is on Thursday March 15.

This internship is a great opportunity to gain knowledge of the exporting process and get a pulse on the vibrant exporting companies in Western and Central Pennsylvania.

Learn more about our office at:

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On Thursday, March 15, 2018, The Elsie Hillman Civic Forum will host their third annual campus-wide student program titled “Never a Spectator”.

With Mr. Grant Oliphant, President of The Heinz Endowments, as a keynote speaker, students will join regional visionaries for an intimate evening and dinner reception devoted to sharing a vision for public service, inspiring action, and developing the pipeline of leadership needed to foster sustainable growth and regional transformat...ion as Pittsburgh continues to evolve as on one of America’s premier cities.

The goal of this special event is to connect students with Pittsburgh leaders who saw a need in their community and developed an organization to meet that need.

The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

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MARCH 15, 2018 Alumni Hall Connolly Ballroom 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm