ECO Career Events

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Success and Leadership - Econ Alumni Panel (Career Forum) [Sponsored by the ECO] (Thursday, March 21st 2024, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT)

When: Thursday, March 21st 2024, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Location: Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth , Newcomb Hall (Student Center), Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Join us for the Keynote Address to kick off the 2024 Economics Undergraduate Career Forum! Senior leaders from Wells Fargo, Berkeley Research Group, and the Federal Trade Commission share best practices for finding success in summer internships and full-time jobs.

Information on alumni guests to come...

Please arrive and be seated by 5:00 pm. A short Q&A session will follow the Keynote. If you’re interested in talking to the Keynote Speaker one-on-one, be sure to sign up for their panel and office hours on Friday, March 22nd or sign up for the networking luncheon.

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2024 Economics Career Forum: Dinner [Sponsored by the ECO] (Thursday, March 21st 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT)

When: Thursday, March 21st 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Location: 1106 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, United States

The Economics Career Office is excited to host the Career Forum Dinner! This dinner is a unique opportunity to connect with economics alumni who work with organizations often pursued by economics majors. Join us to learn more about their career paths and meet with these fantastic alumni!

This event follows the opening keynote presentation and will be held at the Ridley in the Draftsman Hotel from 6:30-8:00pm on Thursday, March 21st. Dress for this event is business casual.

Application: If you are interested in attending the Economics Career Forum Dinner, please register through Handshake. You will then fill out a brief application via the link you will receive by email from Ryan Eagan. If you are chosen to attend, you will be notified by email. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 13th.

We will review applications and notify students. While we encourage all students to apply, preference will be given to declared Economics Majors in their third and fourth year.

Application Link: https://virginia.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7UnxcviHqoJ4JAW

2024 Featured Alumni included:
Ben Bonner – Co-Head Macro at Wells Fargo
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-bonner-45257b27/
Jacqueline Castro - VP, Capital Markets Accounts, AlphaSights
-https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-castro-b08295126/
Beth Freeborn – Economist at the Federal Trade Commission
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-freeborn-5939321/
Rob Hamel – Director at UVIMCO
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-hamel-21ab4840/
Danny Higginbotham – Senior Business Analyst at Capital One
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-higginbotham-197904140/
Katie Keenan – Engineering Manager at Bloomberg
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-keenan-266382b5/
Francesca LeFrancois – Financial Solutions Advisor at Bank of America
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesca-lefrancois-crpc%E2%84%A2-665625176/
Rachelle Jean – Manager at Deloitte
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelle-jean-mpp-a58536106/
Okem Nwogu – Director at Berkeley Research Group
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/okem-nwogu-57b6b1a/
Brad Uhl - CEO Bread and Table, President - Grit Coffee, President ID Company (check titles)
-https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-u-17413748/

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2024Econ Career Forum: Office Hours 1: Consulting, Gov't, Mktg [Sponsored by the ECO] (Friday, March 22nd 2024, 9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT)

When: Friday, March 22nd 2024, 9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

Location: Monroe Hall, 120, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Join UVA Alumni returning to Grounds to speak about their careers in the public and private sectors! Office hours provide you with 15 minutes of one-on-one time with the alums of your choice, which gives you a chance to network and ask any questions you may have about their industry, day-to-day work, and tips for recruiting!

Office hours will be on March 22nd and are separated into two sessions based on industry: 1) Consulting, Economics, & Research (9:30-10:30 AM) and 2) Finance, Banking, & Business Development (11:15 AM-12:15 PM). Three time slots are available for each alum as well as a waitlist.

Sign up for Office Hours is reserved for Economics majors until 3 days before the program, at which time they open to all students in the College. The sign up sheet is separated by session and by room – please be sure to read the instructions tab before filling it out.

Note: You may only sign up for a maximum of 2 office hour sessions. Signing up secures your spot and indicates your commitment to show up on the day of your appointment. Failure to show will result in suspension of ECO privileges for a period of time.

Sign Up Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19WIJaRyJ3kEHaudqi0sAxVnvhKLB3goK...

2024 Career Forum Office Hours Featured Alumni:
Beth Freeborn – Economist at the Federal Trade Commission
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-freeborn-5939321/
Rachelle Jean – Manager at Deloitte
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelle-jean-mpp-a58536106/
Okem Nwogu – Director at Berkeley Research Group
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/okem-nwogu-57b6b1a/
Brad Uhl - CEO Bread and Table, President Grit Coffee, President ID Company https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-u-17413748/
TBD – Richmond Federal Reserve Bank

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2024 Economics Career Forum: Financial Svs Jobs - Panel 1 [Sponsored by the ECO] (Friday, March 22nd 2024, 9:30 am - 10:45 am EDT)

When: Friday, March 22nd 2024, 9:30 am - 10:45 am EDT

Location: Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth , Newcomb Hall (Student Center), Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Join the Department of Economics for the 2024 Economics Career Forum Panels! At this panel, you’ll hear from Economics alumni working in Macro Forecasting and Advising, Asset Management, Commercial Banking and Credit Cards, and Fintech. You'll learn what led our alums to their current careers, hear some industry insights and advice, and have a chance to ask our alums questions about their current and past roles and experiences. This program will be of interest to all students who are considering work in these fields, as well as to students who are still figuring out what career paths they want to pursue!

Panel 1 will be held on March 22nd from 9:30am – 10:45 am. The panel will be moderated by a Professor of Economics at UVA.

2024 Alumni at this event include:
Ben Bonner – Co-Head Macro at Wells Fargo
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-bonner-45257b27/
Rob Hamel – Director at UVIMCO
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-hamel-21ab4840/
Danny Higginbotham – Senior Business Analyst at Capital One
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-higginbotham-197904140/
Katie Keenan – Engineering Manager at Bloomberg
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-keenan-266382b5/
Francesca LeFrancois – Financial Solutions Advisor at Bank of America
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesca-lefrancois-crpc%E2%84%A2-665625176/

See all Career Forum events at: https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1458719

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2024 Economics Undergrad Career Forum Overview [Sponsored by the ECO] (Friday, March 22nd 2024, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT)

When: Friday, March 22nd 2024, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Location: Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States

NOTE: This is not a registration page. This is an event overview page. Click the links below to register for career events.

Join the Economics Department in welcoming alumni and other guests 3/21 and 3/22 for keynote talks, office hours with alumni in career fields representing the diversity of jobs economics majors pursue, and career exploration panels. Alumni will provide tips and advice about your internship and job search.

Economics majors have priority registration until 3/12. Econ majors receive priority for the Faculty-Alumni Dinner.

Featured Alumni for 2024 Include:
Ben Bonner – Co-Head Macro at Wells Fargo
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-bonner-45257b27/

Beth Freeborn – Economist at the Federal Trade Commission
https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-freeborn-5939321/

Rob Hamel – Director at UVIMCO
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-hamel-21ab4840/

Danny Higginbotham – Senior Business Analyst at Capital One
https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-higginbotham-197904140/

Katie Keenan – Engineering Manager at Bloomberg
https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-keenan-266382b5/

Francesca LaFrancois – Financial Solutions Advisor at Bank of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesca-lefrancois-crpc%E2%84%A2-665625176/

Rachelle Jean – Manager at Deloitte
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelle-jean-mpp-a58536106/

Okem Nwogu – Director at Berkeley Research Group
https://www.linkedin.com/in/okem-nwogu-57b6b1a/

Jacqui Castro - Vice President, Capital Markets Accounts at AlphaSights
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-castro-b08295126/

Brad Uhl - CEO, Bread and Table; President Grit Coffee; President and Co-Founder ID Company
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-u-17413748/

2024 Economics Undergraduate Career Forum Information

Day 1: Thursday, March 21, 2024
- Success in the Workplace Keynote Address
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1493527
- Dinner with Alumni at the Ridley
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1493518
Day 2: Friday, March 22, 2024
- Panel 1: Finance from 9:30-10:45 am
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1493512
- Office Hours Session 1 (Consulting) 9:30-10:45 am
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1493507
- Panel 2: Consulting and Research 10:50-12:05 pm
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1493498
- Office Hours Session 2 (Finance) 10:50-12:05 pm
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1493507
- Networking Luncheon from 12:30-2:00 pm
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1493532

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2024 Econ Career Forum: Office Hours 2: Finance [Sponsored by the ECO] (Friday, March 22nd 2024, 10:45 am - 12:05 pm EDT)

When: Friday, March 22nd 2024, 10:45 am - 12:05 pm EDT

Location: Monroe Hall, 120, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Join UVA Alumni returning to Grounds to speak about their careers in the public and private sectors! Office hours provide you with 15 minutes of one-on-one time with the alums of your choice, which gives you a chance to network and ask any questions you may have about their industry, day-to-day work, and tips for recruiting!

Office hours will be on March 22nd and are separated into two sessions based on industry: 1) Consulting, Economics, & Research (9:30-10:30 AM) and 2) Finance, Banking, & Business Development (10:45 AM-12:05 PM). Three time slots are available for each alum as well as a waitlist.

Sign up for Office Hours is reserved for Economics majors until 3 days before the program, at which time they open to all students in the College. The sign up sheet is separated by session and by room – please be sure to read the instructions tab before filling it out.

Note: You may only sign up for a maximum of 2 office hour sessions. Signing up secures your spot and indicates your commitment to show up on the day of your appointment. Failure to show will result in suspension of ECO privileges for a period of time.

Sign up Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19WIJaRyJ3kEHaudqi0sAxVnvhKLB3goK...

2024 Career Forum Office Hours Featured Alumni:
Ben Bonner – Co-Head Macro at Wells Fargo
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-bonner-45257b27/
Rob Hamel – Director at UVIMCO
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-hamel-21ab4840/
Danny Higginbotham – Senior Business Analyst at Capital One
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-higginbotham-197904140/
Katie Keenan – Engineering Manager at Bloomberg
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-keenan-266382b5/
Francesca LeFrancois – Financial Solutions Advisor at Bank of America
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesca-lefrancois-crpc%E2%84%A2-665625176/

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Panel 2 Consulting, Gov't., Mktg, Research; 2024 Career Forum[Sponsored by the ECO] (Friday, March 22nd 2024, 10:50 am - 12:05 pm EDT)

When: Friday, March 22nd 2024, 10:50 am - 12:05 pm EDT

Location: Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth , Newcomb Hall (Student Center), Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Join the Department of Economics for the 2024 Economics Career Forum Panels! At this panel, you’ll hear from Economics alumni working in management consulting, data analytics, economic consulting, and with the federal government as an internal consultant and economist. You'll learn what led our alums to their current careers, hear some industry insights and advice, and have a chance to ask our alums questions about their current and past roles and experiences and graduate school! This program will be of interest to all students who are considering work in these fields, as well as to students who are still figuring out what career paths they want to pursue!

Panel 2 will be held on March 22nd from 10:50am – 12:05pm. The panel will be moderated by a Professor of Economics at UVA. Alumni will discuss internship and full-time opportunities with their employers. Students will learn more about our alumni visitors, the organizations they have worked for, the schools they've attended, or their other experiences.

Check out the full schedule of the 2024 Economics Career Forum here: https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1458719

2024 Alumni at this event included:
Beth Freeborn – Economist at the Federal Trade Commission
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-freeborn-5939321/
Rachelle Jean – Manager at Deloitte
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelle-jean-mpp-a58536106/
Okem Nwogu – Director at Berkeley Research Group
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/okem-nwogu-57b6b1a/
Jacqui Castro - Vice President at AlphaSights, Capital Markets Accounts
-https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-castro-b08295126/
Brad Uhl - CEO, President/Co-Founder, Grit Coffee, ID Company, Bread and Table
-https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-u-17413748/

Check out the full schedule of the 2024 Economics Career Forum here: https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1458719

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Free Lunch! 2024 Economics Career Forum Lunch (Sponsored by the ECO) (Friday, March 22nd 2024, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT)

When: Friday, March 22nd 2024, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Location: Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall (Student Center), Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Join some of our awesome alumni at a networking luncheon during the 2024 Economics Career Forum! The Economics Career Forum is an annual career conference dedicated to conveying what you can do with an economics degree through programming with many alumni from diverse sectors, industries, and job functions. The luncheon will be held outside in the South Meeting Room in Newcomb Hall on Friday, March 22nd from 12:30 – 1:45 pm.

Students will have the chance to meet with multiple alumni and other students in an informal and intimate setting over lunch. You will rotate around tables over lunch to be able to talk to multiple alumni from different industries, including management consulting, policy, finance, and entrepreneurship.

You will have a chance to seek career advice and establish connections with our alumni and faculty guests.

Because this event involves ordering lunch for guests, our expectation is that you will attend if you register.

2024 Luncheon Guests included:
Ben Bonner – Co-Head Macro at Wells Fargo
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-bonner-45257b27/
Beth Freeborn – Economist at the Federal Trade Commission
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-freeborn-5939321/
Rob Hamel – Director at UVIMCO
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-hamel-21ab4840/
Danny Higginbotham – Senior Business Analyst at Capital One
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-higginbotham-197904140/
Katie Keenan – Engineering Manager at Bloomberg
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-keenan-266382b5/
Francesca LeFrancois – Financial Solutions Advisor at Bank of America
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesca-lefrancois-crpc%E2%84%A2-665625176/
Rachelle Jean – Manager at Deloitte
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelle-jean-mpp-a58536106/
Okem Nwogu – Director at Berkeley Research Group
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/okem-nwogu-57b6b1a/
TBD – Richmond Federal Reserve Bank
TBD – Big 3 Management Consulting Firm

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Acing the Internship: Finance [Sponsored by the ECO] (Tuesday, April 16th 2024, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT)

When: Tuesday, April 16th 2024, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Location: Monroe Hall, 120, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

The Acing the Internship event is meant to act as an informal conversation between graduating students that have completed junior summer internships and third-year students that are about to begin those same internships. It is a chance for students to ask specific questions related to workplace etiquette, job training, work flow and any other highly specific or broad questions. The event hopes to ease students transitions into the workforce for the summer and calm any nerves about the workplace.

*Current time and place is TBD and the event will be updated with panelists / guests closer to the event date.

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Acing the Internship: Econ & Litigation Consulting & Research [Sponsored by the ECO] (Friday, April 19th 2024, 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT)

When: Friday, April 19th 2024, 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

Location: Monroe Hall, 120, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

The Acing the Internship event is meant to act as an informal conversation between graduating students that have completed junior summer internships and third-year students that are about to begin those same internships. It is a chance for students to ask specific questions related to workplace etiquette, job training, work flow and any other highly specific or broad questions. The event hopes to ease students transitions into the workforce for the summer and calm any nerves about the workplace.

*Current time and place is TBD and the event will be updated with panelists / guests closer to the event date.

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