UEA was established in 1975 and is the oldest and largest organization on campus sponsored by the Department of Economics. It strives to serve the community of economics majors and other students interested in economics at UC Berkeley. UEA not only provides a place for students to develop their passion for economics outside of the classroom, but it also creates an incredible social environment where students can pursue their interests and make friends.
WHAT WE DO
UEA hosts a wide variety of meetings and events, so take your time to explore the rest of the website to fully understand the different ways you can get involved. Our events fall into four categories: academic events and workshops, professional events and workshops, committees, and social events.
Academic Events & Workshops
As the premier student organization for economics on campus, UEA prides itself on creating a place for students to engage with economics outside of the classroom. UEA hosts a large number of academic events and workshops each semester, including: professor luncheons with Berkeley's economics professors, student-led workshops focused on skills like excel and STATA, academic salons to debate and discuss current economic issues, and more.
Professional Events & Workshops
UEA strives to give members the ability to grow professionally, and we do so by hosting professional events and skill development workshops. In the past, our events have included company information sessions, corporate coffee chats, industry and internship panels, and case competitions. In addition to these corporate events, our peer-led resume, interview, and industry overview workshops successfully guide students to their internships and beyond.
UEA's committees are for those students who want to develop deeper ties with the economics community at Cal. The Professional Affairs, Academic Affairs, and UEA Consulting Committees each take on a cohort of 15-30 students a semester. They each meet once a week to discuss different topics and work on projects together. Applications to the committees open in the first few weeks of each semester. Learn more about each committee on their web pages.
What makes the UEA community special is the friendships we foster through a wide variety of social events. Our on-campus socials include group lunches, study sessions, and movie nights. Our off-campus socials include trips to San Francisco, a day at the horse races, mini-golf, bowling, and more. Our biggest event every semester is our weekend-long retreat to different destinations in California. Past retreats have been to Marin County, Monterey, Lake Tahoe, and Gulalala.