The Department of Economics Seminar Series continues to provide valuable information to students and faculty. Over the last year, the series has featured speakers who have brought insight into a range of economic topics. In addition to highlighting research by current CSULB faculty, the series has included research presentations by faculty from CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge, USC and UC Irvine. The department’s current visiting professors, Makram El-Shagi and Aysin Tekindor, have shared their insights about the recent Eurozone crisis and the economics of art markets.
Along with providing information about new economic research, the seminar series has included a number of events focused on helping Department of Economics students learn about career opportunities and how to prepare for a job search. Carol Brown-Elston, interim director of the CSULB Career Development Center, has conducted two seminars guiding students in the process of thinking about their career goals and providing a roadmap for job searches. Brown-Elston is a long-time career counselor, who has experience helping students with their job searches. The Department of Economics is emphasizing the importance of students taking part in internships before graduation and is also working with students to help them get credit for this experience, which will make them more competitive in the future job market.
We invite all interested parties to attend the seminars. A schedule of presentations can be found on the department website at: www.csulb.edu/economics/seminar-series