ECON Drop-In Advising CLOSED Fri & Mon!

Hello ECON Majors,

Drop-In Advising will be unavailable on Friday, August 29th, and Monday, September 1st (Labor Day, UW is closed).

Please send any inquiries during this time to econadv.

We will reopen to regular operations on Tuesday, September 2nd!

University of Washington
Department of Economics
UW Box 353330 – 305 Savery Hall
Seattle, Washington 98195-3330
Phone: 206.543.5794 Fax: 206.685.7477
Email: econadv

Drop-In Advising: 11a-12p & 3p-4p, Monday-Friday
Scheduled Appointments: Email

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Global UW: “Imported from China” Documentary & Discussion on September 4

“Imported from China” is a half-hour documentary film that follows individuals from China who are navigating college life in the U.S. The film follows several Chinese international students who are grappling with finding a place in American universities and within the larger U.S. context. The recent large influx of Chinese students at U.S. universities has reignited the conversation about the growing need for intercultural competence. The film is a snapshot of this demographic shift, and demonstrates how relationships are nurtured and shaped across cultural boundaries.

The screening of the film will be followed by a facilitated discussion during which members of the UW community and students from China will have an opportunity to share their experiences.

Where: Odegaard 220
When: Thursday, September 4, 12:30 PM
Cost: Free

This event is sponsored by the East Asia Library and FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students).

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Master of Science in Information Management — invitation for students

We would like to invite any of your students who might be interested to join us next Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00pm for an online webchat about the iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program.

The MSIM program attracts applicants from around the world, allowing students from any academic background to pursue studies in Information Management areas such as Data Science, Information Architecture, Information Security, User Experience Design, and more! MSIM is a STEM program, but let me be clear that there is no technical background required for admission consideration. The diversity of students coming to the program is one of our strengths!

MSIM graduates find employment with a wide variety of companies and organizations, generally with very competitive starting salaries; please check out some of our job profiles.

Further information, along with a link to the webchat, can be found here:

Thanks so much,

Jason Boyd


Jason Boyd

Academic Advisor – MSIM & Ph.D.

The iSchool @ The University of Washington

470 Mary Gates Hall


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EconJobs Research/Policy Analyst – Economic Consulting Firm (Seattle)

Research/Policy Analyst – Economic Consulting Firm (Seattle)

ECONorthwest ( is creating an applicant pool for a research analyst position to be based in ECO’s Seattle office. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in planning, policy analysis or economics with strong research and writing skills. Economics coursework strengthens competitiveness.

Research analysts support project managers performing analyses on a variety of topics. Responsibilities include research, data management, and report preparation. The position requires strong skills in research, literature review, and technical writing. The analyst must have the ability to successfully communicate complex concepts to an educated lay audience.

Please review for more details about our organization. For be ensured consideration, please email cover letter, resume, college transcripts (unofficial is fine), and writing sample to Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Thank you,

Kristin Roosmalen
Office Coordinator

ECONorthwest – Celebrating 40 Years
222 SW Columbia, Suite 1600, Portland, OR 97201
Direct 503.200.5061 | Cell 608.395.9741 |

Portland | Seattle | Eugene | Boise

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Financial Analyst Intern: Amazon


Financial Analyst Intern:



Finance Analyst Intern


Finance Analyst Intern

Amazon is seeking data-driven, business-minded, results-oriented Financial Analyst interns to work in our corporate offices in Seattle, Washington. Amazon is looking for candidates who are bachelor’s-degree students in economics, finance or information systems with a strong desire to exceed expectations.

Typical responsibilities include:

• Analysis of account balances

• Preparation and reporting of financial performance for weekly, monthly, and annual reviews

• Producing meaningful operational metrics to help drive performance and achieve business objectives.

Included as part of the internship is the intern project, which requires the candidate to flex their finance, accounting, analytical, and business understanding to work on an optimizing, improving, and driving quality to solve a problem or improve an existing process. The intern will interact with various business partners spanning across the operations, accounting, finance, and technology organizations of Amazon and will present the result of the project for evaluation at the end of the internship.

The ideal candidate is a proven self-starter with strong analytical skills, has an ability to dive deep, summarize and communicate important data. Exceptional interpersonal skills, persuasive written and oral communication, understanding of accounting concepts, and a working knowledge of Excel are required. Solid organizational and project-management skills are also a must.

Basic Requirements:

• Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, information systems, accounting or related field.

• Available to work a minimum of 40 hours/week during the 6-month internship

Dates of Finance Undergraduate Internships:

Sept. 8th start date.

Please note, visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Amazon is an equal opportunity employer

Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History.

Join Amazon.

Work Authorization:

Authorized to work PERMANENTLY in the US (U.S. Citizen, National, Permanent Resident, Refugee, Asylee)

Salary Level:


Resume Submissions Start date

July 23, 2014, 8:00 am

Resume Submission End date

August 07, 2014, 11:30 pm

Screening Criteria

OCR Screening: Majors/Concentrations


OCR Screening: Graduation Date (Start)

Mar 2015 – Jun 2018

OCR Screening: Work Authorization

Authorized to work PERMANENTLY in the US (U.S. Citizen, National, Permanent Resident, Refugee, Asylee)

OCR Screening: Class Level

Freshman, Junior, Senior, Super Senior (5th year), Sophomore

Andy Rabitoy

Director, Undergraduate Career Services

Michael G. Foster School of Business • University of Washington

Dempsey Hall Room 212 • Box 353223 • Seattle, WA 98195-3200

T: 206.221.8142 • arabitoy •

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Two Entreprenuership courses available to non business students

Emily Cox Pahnke is teaching two sections of ENTRE 370, Intro to Entrepreneurship and a special topics class, ENTRE 490, Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs in Fall, and is looking for some assistance in getting the word out to interested students! J

ENTRE 370 is a great intro class, and like most other business classes is not open to non-business students until the first day of class. However both sections have about 20 spots left- so interested students should attend class on the first day and register themselves that day. If they do not meet the pre-requisites but are interested in taking the class, they can email Emily at eacox to request to be allowed in the section. She will then keep a list of approved students and get it over to me on the first day of classes, where students will be added based on space availability and on a first come first serve basis. Unlike most business courses, this is one class where the professor is allowing some flexibility in the pre-reqs (though this may not always be the case.)

ENTRE 490 -Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs is open to all non-business students NOW who are sophomores and above- and will explore big problems and opportunities facing society, ranging from healthcare, education, and big data to poverty. The course examines how solutions to these massive challenges can be researched, validated, and implemented using such entrepreneurial skills as creativity, opportunity recognition, business models, pivoting, and execution. Entrepreneurship is both an individual and team activity. Therefore this course incorporates both individual and group efforts. Students form project teams early in the quarter and meet regularly to prepare for class discussion.

So if you have any students interested in creating their own businesses, or have the entrepreneurial spirit, please have them check these classes out. Also, Entre 370 counts for the ENTRE minor and may be a great way to help students figure out if they are interested in pursuing that. I am the Entre minor adviser so students can be referred to me for questions on the minor.

Please feel free to display or disperse the attached flyers and let me know if you have any questions!


Kristin Tocci │ Academic Counselor
Undergraduate Programs Office
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington
202 Dempsey Hall │ Box 353223
Seattle, WA 98195
Ph: 206.543.4352│ Fax: 206.616.8225

490 flyer #1.pdf
Entre 370 flyer.docx

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New AUT 14 Courses from Public Health

Keep scrolling to these neat and new Undergraduate Special Topics courses from the Health Services department in the School of Public Health.



4 Credits

MW 1000-1120





4 Credits

MW 230-420





4 Credits

TTh 100-220 + various discussion sections





4 Credits

MW 300-420

F 230-320



AUT 14 HSERV 490 Ethnographic Methods Flyer.pdf

AUT 14 HSERV 490S Social Networks and Health Flyer.pdf

AUT 14 HSERV 490 Health Economics Flyer.pdf


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