2019 Economics Undergraduate Career Forum

What's This All About?!

Thinking about what you may do after graduation? Work? Graduate School? Something else? Join the economics department for a series of career talks and office hours with 10 alumni guests. We will also host two career panels moderated by our faculty. You’ll hear from guests with diverse backgrounds; and, you will have a chance to ask questions and network with them in informal and casual settings. What do they have in common – an economics major from UVA! This program will be of interest to all students who are considering work and/or graduate school in the fields of our guests and/or students who are considering the economics major.

Who Should Attend:

  • Any student interested in learning more about our alumni visitors, the organizations they work for and/or have worked for, schools they've attended, or other experiences they have had.  Check out their LinkedIn profiles below for more details. Fields represented are: Business, Consulting, Energy, Finance, Government, International Development, Law, and Technology
  • Any student considering the economics major
  • Any student pursuing an internship or full-time job in our guests' industries or job functions


Dress is casual.


Thursday 5pm: Keynote Talk with Bob Majure, Former Director of Economics, U.S. Department of Justice


Thursday 7:00 pm: Dinner at Junction in Belmont (Application Required)


Friday: 10 am: Career Panel 1 (5 Alumni Guests with Professor Federico Ciliberto, Moderator)


Friday 11:15 am: Career Panel 2 (5 Alumni Guests with Professor Maria Westerfield, Moderator)


Office Hours 10 am: Session 1 (Small group meetings with alumni guests)


Office Hours 11:15 am: Session 2 (Small group meetings with alumni guests)


Networking Workshop 12:00pm: Colonnade Club (Quick tips to prepare you for the 12:30 Luncheon)


Networking Lunch 12:30 pm: Colonnade Club (Rotate to alumni tables to chat informally)


Guests include:

Scott Allen (Econ ’06), Electronic Arts https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottallen84/

Zachary Blackburn (Foreign Affairs ’14), Department of State https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachary-blackburn-b87a155a/

Ying Liu (Econ ’16), Cornerstone Research https://www.linkedin.com/in/yingqi-ying-liu-56986266/

Meghan Cover (Econ ’14), Goldman Sachs https://www.linkedin.com/in/meghan-cover-04396065/

Karen Johnson Norman (Econ ’86), Wells Fargo https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-johnson-norman-527684b/

Bob Majure (Econ ’90), US Department of Justice https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-majure-99742388/

Katrina Ngo (Econ ’04), Global Impact Investing https://www.linkedin.com/in/ngokatrina/

Mike Shebat (Econ ’14), Uber https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-shebat-b9849556/

Ben Sowers (Econ ’10), Medallia https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-sowers-a4a88437/

Francesca Wahl (Econ ’10), Tesla https://www.linkedin.com/in/francescawahl/

Josh Wasserman (Econ ’18), Boston Consulting Group https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-wasserman-4827ba92/