Since 1968, we have provided our members with an environment where they can meet people who share their interests, make new friends, and succeed at Penn State and beyond.
The Penn State University Economics Association is an organization of students with a passion for economics, who wish to grow both academically and professionally outside of the classroom.
We enrich the educational experience of our members with academic presentations, written publications, economic simulations, and various other activities. We prepare our members for post-graduation by offering career fair preparation, improving resumés, and connecting them with companies. The Association also offers leadership opportunities and experience in planning events and communicating in a team.
What We've Achieved
During the 2018-2019 academic year the Association:
Had approximately 175 dues paying members with nearly 60 in a position of leadership
Managed a $24,000 budget
Received funding and support throughout the year from the Department of Economics, College of the Liberal Arts, Paterno Fellows Program, and the Schreyer Honors College
Organized a Fall trip to New York City to visit Goldman Sachs, PwC, and the NY Federal Reserve
Organized a Spring trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the House of Representatives, U.S. Department of Treasury, Brookings Institution, and CATO Institute
Held Fall and Spring Business Mixers with corporate recruiters, with a combined student attendance of 300+
Hosted the annual “Great Debate” with 800+ student attendees in Schwab Auditorium
Conducted educational presentations on various economic topics
Produced the student publication, The Optimal Bundle, run by the Association’s Print Education Committee
Hosted study sessions and provided tutoring for members and students in the Department
Arranged networking opportunities for our members including alumni Skype calls, graduate school panels, and professor meet and greets
Participated in philanthropy events in the State College community including THON, Shaver’s Creek, and State College High School