Welcome to Undergraduate Advising in Economics
Students can declare an Economics major or minor through the online module in Canvas. In addition, students can meet with an Economics advisors to discuss course selection, registration, major requirements, transfer credits, and important resources on campus to increase student success and retention. Economics advisors can also direct students on how to get involved in the Department, whether through student organizations, leadership roles, and/or research. Take advantage of their expertise!
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 15 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.
Ella Curiel is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with a minor in political science. After she graduates, she plans on taking some time to work, then attending law school. In her free time, Ella enjoys camping, snowboarding, and attempting to play guitar. As a peer advisor, Ella is dedicated to helping economics students make the most of their time at the University of Minnesota.
Joshua Dalluge is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with minors in Management and Business Law. Joshua plans to go to Law School after graduation. He graduated from St. Michael - Albertville high school in 2020 and took a gap year working. In his free time, he enjoys running, exploring Minnesota, and spending time with family and friends. He plans on graduating one semester early in December of 2024. Josh can help with questions ranging from campus involvement and course sequencing to the various amounts of running trails around campus.
Ogleh is a senior pursuing a major in Economics and a BSB Supply Chain & Operations at the University of Minnesota. His internship at General Motor's Corporate Strategy division provided hands-on experience in navigating complex business decisions. As President of 180 Degrees Consulting UMN branch, Ogleh leads 30+ student consultants at the UMN campus, while also concurrently managing IT systems for 170+ branches across 35+ countries at 180 Degrees Consulting Global. Committed to impactful contributions in Economics, Supply Chain, Corporate Strategy, and Consulting, Ogleh is also excited to work with our economics students as a peer advisor and help them work towards their academic goals. In his free time, Ogleh enjoys biking, running, and camping.
Students may schedule an appointment with one of the two advisors and send questions to them at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Drop-in advising hours with peer advisors are Wednesdays from 12:30pm-2:30pm and Fridays from 1pm-3pm. To log into to drop in hours click HERE. Students can make an appointment with an Economics Advisor over the summer at econ.appointments.umn.edu.
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 Economics Major or Minor
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 or minor.
Listserv Account for Economics Students
The economics department has a mailing list (listserv) for economics majors; the address is email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.