Welcome to Undergraduate Advising in Economics
Students are required to meet with an Econ advisor to declare one of the three undergraduate majors (BA, BA-Q, or BS). Econ advisors work with students to discuss course selection, registration, major requirements, transfer credits, and important resources on campus to increase student success and retention.
Meet the Advisors
Annie joined CLA as an academic advisor in the economics department in June 2018 after completing her master's in education from Hamline University that same spring. Prior to this role, she spent 10 years working in both undergraduate and graduate admissions roles. Annie is excited to be working with our economics students as they plan and work towards their academic and professional goals.
Tiffany has been an academic advisor in the economics department since June 2017. She has a master's degree in counseling and student personnel from Minnesota State University, Mankato and more than 10 years of higher education experience in academic advising and student services. Tiffany is grateful for the opportunity to advocate and support this globally diverse and quantitatively driven student population.
Students may schedule an appointment with one of the two advisors and send questions to them at any time at email@example.com. The advisors will make every effort to answer your questions in a timely manner. In your email be sure to include:
- Your first and last name
- Your student ID number
- A brief explanation of your question or concern
Peer Advisor Drop-in Hours Fall 2021
Drop-in advising hours are with a peer advisor on Tuesdays from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT and Wednesdays from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT. Drop-in appointments are for quick questions that can be answered in 15 minutes or less and will be held through Zoom.
What kind of questions can be answered in drop-in hours?
- How to declare an economics major
- Declare an economics minor
- Questions regarding peer experience in economics courses
- Semester planning for economics courses
- Course access questions
- Transfer course evaluations questions
Declaring an Econ Major
The advisors will guide students through the major declaration process. In order to declare an economics major, students must successfully complete the preparatory courses. To learn more about prerequisites and declaring the major please refer to the Declaring an Economics Major.
Listserv Account for Economics Majors
The economics department has a mailing list (listserv) for economics majors; the address is firstname.lastname@example.org. All economics students are automatically members of this group. If you are a declared economics major or minor and are not on this list (i.e., you have not been receiving emails from this address), please notify the advisors at email@example.com.
The department sends out information via the undergraduate student newsletter about special events, seminars, talks, internships, job opportunities, University and/or departmental policies changes and other pertinent information through the listserv.
Please make sure that you’re consistently checking your UMN x500 email account.
Economics Internships, Jobs, and Opportunities Website
Our students can find internships, jobs, and opportunities related to the field of economics on the Economics Internships, Jobs, and Opportunities website. The site will be updated on a rolling basis.
Additionally, more opportunities can be found on Handshake at the University of Minnesota, a database of job and internship listings.