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General meeting (9.12.2013)

  1. 1. Undergraduate Economics Association First Meeting (9/12/13)
  2. 2. Undergraduate Economics Association 2 Announcements Econ Talk  Sunday, Sept. 15, 12:00pm in Kenmore Starbucks UEA Journal  The Second UEA Journal Writing Committee + First STATA Workshop  Sunday, Sept. 15, 1:00-3:00 pm in CAS 322
  3. 3. Undergraduate Economics Association Platform for gaining insights into today’s economic issues Platform for generating discussions on economic issues Platform for showcasing your talent 3 Our mission is to socially, academically, and professionally develop Boston University student's interest in the economics field. Mission Undergraduate Economics Association?
  4. 4. Undergraduate Economics Association 4 Strategy Strategy General Meetings Guest Speakers Core Website Articles Blogging Journal Events Case Competition Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Professional Networking Events Inform Debate Socialize Bridging the gap
  5. 5. Undergraduate Economics Association 5 E-Board VP of Editorial Content VP of Information Technology Executive Vice President VP of Marketing VP of Operations President 2012 E-Board VP of Editorial Content VP of Information Technology Executive Vice President VP of Marketing VP of Operations President E-Board VP of Editorial Content
  6. 6. Undergraduate Economics Association 6 VP of Editorial Content VP of Information Technology Facebook VP of Editorial Content VP of Operations Meetings & Events Executive Vice President President Student Writers Club Members Club Members Writing Committee Website VP of Editorial Content VP of Information Technology Executive Vice President VP of Marketing VP of Operations President E-Board VP of Editorial Content Operations STATA Workshop
  7. 7. Undergraduate Economics Association 7 Core Activities General Meetings & Events Social Websites Core Website  A platform for articles, events, gallery, journal, reviews and other information  Over 30,000 views  We get hits and comments from people all over the world  A fantastic way to get your name out there  Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google +  Post articles, news, comments, internship opportunities  A great way to keep up with what the UEA does Core Website Social Websites
  8. 8. Undergraduate Economics Association 8 UEA Website Student Writers Article Competition UEA Journal Database Events Gallery Constitution Presentations Economics Calendar Case Competition BUUEA.com
  9. 9. Undergraduate Economics Association 9 UEA Journal  Coin Currency – Spencer Petitti  Haiti and Foreign Aid – Justin Bernado  Preference Falsification and Turkish Revolutions – Daniel Currie  The US Housing Bubble – Fadi Humaid  The Volatility Playbook – Jeevan Parameswaran  Understanding the Process of Innovation – Ben Shaffer  Why Meritocracy? – Luke Rebecchi And Many More… Articles  A semester long journal of the best articles of the semester  Published two journals that have gained acclaim from professors BU UEA Journal
  10. 10. Undergraduate Economics Association 10 Student Writers & Article Competition  Twice every semester  Winner chosen by pre-defined criteria  Students are given certificate and an award Article Competition  Write Economics related articles  Full discretion  Articles are edited & proofread Student Writers Previous Winners: Ben Denis Shaffer Spencer Petitti
  11. 11. Undergraduate Economics Association 11 General Meetings and Events General Meetings & Events:  7:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesdays in CAS 211! Presentations Discussions Guest Speakers Speaker Panels Case Competition Cyprus Case Competition Confessions of a Theorist: Why Reality is Overrated Alumni Meeting
  12. 12. Undergraduate Economics Association 12 General Meetings and Events  Students present their research and interests  Passionate students presenting on a myriad of topics Student Presentations “North Korea” “Economic Inequality” “Economics of Bioethanol”
  13. 13. Undergraduate Economics Association 13 What’s New?  ‘Stata statistical software is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics.’ – Stata.com  Used in all sorts of majors that require statistical tools to make certain conclusions  New econometrics course started: EC203  This package is in demand from employers in many professions. A must for economics! STATA Workshop
  14. 14. Undergraduate Economics Association 14 STATA Workshop  Spencer and Jeevan have made a STATA Course Guide  Sunday, 14th Sept., 1-3 pm, CAS 322  Learn some econometrics and how to use STATA  Cover the course in 7-8 meetings
  15. 15. Undergraduate Economics Association 15 Alumni Michael Clancy Private Equity Analyst Fadi Humaid Complex Valuations Aleeza Lui Business Analyst Sharjil Hannan Development Planning
  16. 16. Undergraduate Economics Association 16 Fall 2013 E-Board Executive Vice President & Vice President of Editorial Content Spencer Petitti Vice President of Operations Howard Wei Vice President of Editorial Content Jeevan Parameswaran President Daniel Currie Vice President of Information Technology Massimiliano Hasan Vice President of Marketing Shivani Desai
  17. 17. Undergraduate Economics Association 17 Student Writers  Simply write an article and send it to uea@bu.edu or jparam@bu.edu, spetitti@bu.edu  All articles are eligible for the BU UEA Article Competition & BU UEA Journal Article Competition  The BU Article Competition takes place twice a semester  Winners are chosen by a formula: 0.28(quantity) + 0.14(quality) + 0.58(traffic) UEA Journal  All student-written articles are eligible for the BU UEA Journal  Articles are chosen based on quality each semester  The Journal is virtually distributed to members, professors, and alumni Writing Committee  Email via uea@bu.edu or jparam@bu.edu, spetitti@bu.edu  Not required to be Student Writers  If you want to present then come to the meetings as well! How You Can Get Involved STATA Workshop  Come to the Writing Committee meetings on Sunday 1-3 pm, CAS 322  No need of prior knowledge of STATA. Experienced users are welcomed as well!
  18. 18. Washington Programs
  19. 19. Why DC? Four good reasons: • Scandal • The West Wing • The Newsroom • House of Cards
  20. 20. More reasons: • Pre-Professional Program • Opportunity to get the type of credit you need • Great faculty • Vibrant, young(ish) city • You’ll be really close to Boston. You can always come back for a weekend. Why DC?
  21. 21. Find yourself in Washington, DC • We have a program for everyone: • Washington Journalism Program • Washington Internship Program • Washington Management Internship Program • Washington Event Management Internship Program Fall 2012 students had the opportunity to go to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
  22. 22. Applying • Students apply to the program through BU Study Abroad • The Spring application is already open. The deadline is October 15. Summer 2013 students before the Scarlet Sendoff
  23. 23. A Summer 2012 student interned at the White House Office of Presidential Greetings, sending birthday cards and congratulations cards from President Obama. Find yourself working for something you believe in • Washington, DC is the place to be for internships • Students have the opportunity to intern at a variety of organizations from Congressional offices to think tanks and industry organizations • Students intern for 32 to 40 hours per week
  24. 24. AMERICANS FOR FINANCIAL REFORM AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE PRESIDENCY AND CONGRESS CNN POLITICAL UNIT CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS CENTER FOR EUROPEAN POLICY ANALYSIS DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE- ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SCIENTISTS FOX NEWS- WASHINGTON, DC GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN INNOVATIONS IN CIVIC PARTICIPATION INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN JBS INTERNATIONAL KAINE FOR VIRGINIA CAMPAIGN MEET THE PRESS NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN MIKE CAPUANO (D-MA) OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN BILL FLORES (R-TX) OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN SCOTT GARRETT (R-NJ) OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN BLAINE LUETKEMEYER (R-MO) OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN ED MARKEY (D-MA) OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN MICA (R-FL) OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN RICHARD NEAL (D-MA) OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN TIERNEY (D- MA) OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN NIKKI TSONGAS (D-MA) PEACE CORPS RABEN GROUP REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS’ ASSOCIATION REPUBLICAN STATE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY THE BOND BUYER TRUST FOR THE NATIONAL MALL US-QATAR BUSINESS COUNCIL WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF PRESIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE WTOP Interning A Spring 2012 student interned on the Hill and got to see the Stanley Cup.
  25. 25. Find yourself living here • Students live in a brand-new residence hall located in Woodley Park, across the street from the Omni Shoreham and the Marriot Wardman Park • The residence hall has spacious shared kitchens and a living area with cable and television • Students live in double or single rooms in a four-story building. Fall 2012 students watching the presidential debate in the residence hall.
  26. 26. Find yourself studying here • Students take four classes in the Fall (or three in the summer): • Internship seminar (EC credit available, 4 credits) • American Institutions (SS credit, 4 credits) • Two electives: courses are offered in Political Science, History, Communication and International Relations. Students have the option of taking one of their two electives at The George Washington University. • Summer students take one electives and internship seminar. Spring 2012 students with Professor Susan Milligan
  27. 27. Spring 2013 Internship Program students Questions?
  28. 28. Getting in touch with us • We’re on facebook! www.facebook.com/BUWashington • We’re on twitter! @BUWashington • You can reach our program manager, Fabiana, via email at fsperera@bu.edu Spring 2012 Journalism Program student
  29. 29. Undergraduate Economics Association 39 The Social Websites Inform Discuss Debate Network
  30. 30. Undergraduate Economics Association 40 Announcements Econ Talk  Sunday, Sept. 15,12:00pm in Kenmore Starbucks UEA Journal  The Second UEA Journal Writing Committee + First STATA Workshop  Sunday, Sept. 15, 1:00-3:00 pm in CAS 322

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