2018 Economics Undergraduate Career Forum


April 12 and 13, 2018

This is the department's biggest career exploration event of the year and we want you to join us for as much as you can!

Check out this link for the entire program, and you will find all events by searching for "Econ Forum" in Handshake. The links for all events are at the bottom of this email.


All the best,

Jen Jones, Economics Career Office



Distinguished Alumni Guests:


John Brandberg - Procter & Gamble, Finance Leader, Operational Insights (Consumer Goods, Corporate Finance)

Andrew Cahill - Management Consultant, Accenture (Management Consulting, Federal Consulting)

Noah Deich – The Center for Carbon Removal, Founder and Executive Director (Energy, Sustainability, Think Tank, Public Policy)

Christy Gillmore - U.S. Department of State, Program Officer (International Development)

Jeff Hall – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Deputy Director (Foundations, Educational Policy, Non-profit)

Melinda Heard – BetterDoctor, Data Engineer (Data Analytics, Healthcare - private sector)

Kenton Kivestu – RocketBlocks, Founder (Worked at Google, Founder- Entrepreneur, App Development, Management Consulting)

Millie Knowlton - Tesla Energy, Account Manager (Worked at World Bank, Energy and Environment, Private Sector Energy)

Kristina Koutrakos – Virginia Retirement System, Director of Portfolio Strategy (Asset and Investment Management, Worked at Black Rock, Founder of Kyria Capital Management)

Jeremy Martin – Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters, Director of Finance and Investor (Founder, Corporate Finance, Start-up)

Brad Uhl - ID Company and Grit Coffee Bar and Cafe (Founder, Head of Accounts, Start-up, MBA)

Connor Wood - Harris Williams, Analyst (Investment Banking)

Ian Yanusko - Cornerstone Research, Analyst (Economic and Litigation Consulting)


Program Overview:

4/12 Dinner at Junction in Belmont with Alumni (By application only) 

4/13 Panel 1 10-10:50 am (List of alumni at link)

4/13 Panel 2 11-11:50 am (List of alumni at link)

4/13 Networking Luncheon 12 - 1pm (First 40 students in the door receive free catered boxed lunches from alum-owned gourmet catering company)

4/13 Office Hours with alumni - Sign ups required 1pm-3pm (registration opens 3/28) 

4/13 Everything but the Carbon Sink Talk 1-2pm 

4/13 Face the Case Workshop 2-3 pm 

4/13 Closing Reception - Informal Meetings with Alumni from 3 - 4 pm