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Economics Department Opportunities

There are several ways in which undergraduate students can be involved in department research and teaching.

  • Faculty use research assistants in a variety of tasks such as entering data, running regressions, researching articles on various topics, and framing arguments. Teaching assistants are used in assisting with preparing class presentations, grading homework or quizzes. 
  • These positions are strictly voluntary, no pay involved, but they provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with the faculty, build your resume, and increase your chance of securing strong reference letters. 
  • Undergraduate students may be invited to serve as research or teaching assistants, based on faculty need. NOTE: You must be a declared Economics Major/Minor to receive information about these opportunities. 
  • Most faculty members select assistants from former students or those who approach them with an interest in their current research. The Economics Department encourages our students to connect with the Undergraduate Research Program office to learn about formal research programs including SURE and SIRE.  

Students who major or minor in economics, with a GPA of 3.75 or higher after the drop/add period, may be asked to participate in our tutors' list.

Your name, contact information and specific economics courses you would like to tutor will be posted online. You may negotiate your prices if contacted by a prospective tutee. The Department does not set prices.

Available Tutors

There may be opportunities for work-study in the Economics Department. To determine if you qualify for the Federal work-study program, please see the Office of Financial Aid's web site.

If you qualify for Federal work-study, please email us.