Undergraduate Womxn in Economics Society

The Undergraduate Womxn in Economics Society provides an empowering and encouraging space for womxn in Economics to meet, collaborate, network, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of the field.

 

ABOUT

As seen in many traditional STEM majors, womxn are underrepresented in the Economics program at UC Davis. Although womxn make up the majority of the undergraduate population at UCDavis (59%), only 37% of declared Economics students are womxn. This number is only slightly higher than the national trend of gender imbalance where on average only 26% of womxn major in Economics.

The Womxn in Economics Society exists to promote diversity in the Economics field and to foster opportunities for camaraderie and mentorship among womxn undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and alumni. Members of the organization will participate in a quarterly series of seminars, discussions, and potential field trips focused on life after graduation. The program will also highlight the research done by womxn economics faculty and encourage members to explore involvement in research and quantitative skill-building. A culminating event in Spring 2019 will also connect students with Economics alumni in order to promote career exploration, networking, and professional development.

TO APPLY

Fall Quarter Applications due Monday, October 8 by 12 pm. Please apply using the online application link available here: 2018-2019 Application

 

GROUP MEETINGS

Select Mondays at noon in Social Sciences 1131 
(Exact dates to be determined)
Three seminar speakers will be available each quarter with at least one faculty member and one graduate student presenting each quarter.

 

EXPECTED COMMITMENT

Each quarter, members must attend two of the three seminars and are encouraged to attend at least one faculty office hours.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a declared Economics major
  • Identify as a womxn

 

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