Through a number of different venues, student groups and activities create a vibrant and rich atmosphere to experience, practice, and engage in economics outside of the classroom.
- The Economics Student Education Personal Committee (SEPC) helps the department coordinate activities for Economics majors and other interested students. The SEPC plans information sessions about the major as well as social opportunities for students to interact, including Pub nights and an annual departmental picnic. Current membership of the SEPC includes Ishan Bhadkamkar, Tamara Grbusic, Jason Ormond, Ami Shrestha, Tyler Sipala, and Pun Winichakul. Towards the end of each academic year, a new SEPC is elected among Economics majors; interested students should contact the department chair or current members of the SEPC for more information.
- Recently, student mentors have worked with several classes to provide hands-on assistance with data intensive tasks and projects. For example, student mentors have assisted Professor Mutti with “writing about numbers” in International Economics and mentors are working with several Introduction to Economics classes with general problem sets.
- There exist several student clubs on campus that provide opportunities for students interested in Economics to put in practice the theory they learn in the classroom. These clubs include…
- Student Endowment Investment group: The purpose of the Student Endowment Investment Group is to “educate students regarding financial management with particular regard to the various equity markets. This is done through educational presentations, group discussions, and by actively managing a $100,000 portfolio granted by the Trustees of Grinnell College." More information on the group can be found here.
- Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG): The SEG seeks to “foster mutually empowering connections between the developed and developing world. SEG works to give agency to individuals in order to sustainably address the self-perpetuating social and economic problems of inequality.” More information on the group can be found here.