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College of Business Hosting “Careers in Economics Week” September 19-22

September 19, 2005

Learn more about career possibilities in the field of economics during “Careers in Economics Week” Sept. 19-22 sponsored by the UTSA College of Business and Career Services. Several special events will be held and are open to both undergraduate and graduate students interested in building a career in this dynamic profession.

The event will kick-off with a mixer with local economics professionals from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 in the University Room (2.06.04) of the Business Building. Members of the San Antonio Business and Economics Society, who are co-sponsoring the event, will share their perspectives on the profession. The mixer is open to faculty members and students. Professional dress is recommended.

On Tuesday, September 20 the university is hosting their Business and Industry Career Fair from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Over 100 employers will offer information on post-graduation careers and internships for all majors. Students should wear professional attire and bring several copies of their resume to share with participating firms.

Area economic professionals will lead a “Careers in Economics” panel discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in JPL 4.03.08. Students can learn from economic experts working in the fields of government, education, business and public policy. They include Emily Chiu, a senior economic consultant with NERA Economic Consulting; Joaquin Lopez, economic analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank; Alex Larson, senior market researcher from SBC Communications; and Susan Spencer, past president of the San Antonio Business Economics Society and faculty member at the Alamo Community College District.

Finally, “Careers in Economics” week concludes with walk-up advising and career counseling sessions from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Business Building second floor foyer. Prospective students can learn about economics degree plans while current students can explore career options.

For more information, contact John Jennings, assistant dean for undergraduate professional development, at (210) 458-4327.

Wendy Frost—

Please send your comments to: wendy.frost@utsa.edu

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