2014-15 Economics Department Newsletter, Vol. 4
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Economics Department Newsletter

October 1, 2014
In This Issue:
  • Seminars and Lectures
  • On-Campus Recruiting Events
  • Employment Opportunities, Internships and Fellowships
  • Meet The Professor
Seminars and Lectures:

Thursday, October 2;  4:00pm, Harper House
Environmental Studies Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar:  "Policy for Next Generation Stormwater Management to Clean Water and Save Urban Stream Habitat"  by Amy Ando, Williams alum and Professor of Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Thursday, October 2;  7:30pm, Griffin 3
Environmental Studies Public Lecture:  "Environmental Investments Under Climate Change Uncertainty:  Strategies for Managing Future Risk" by Amy Ando, Williams alum and Professor of Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

From the event page:  "Climate change uncertainty makes it difficult for many environmental managers to make critical long term decisions - learn how tools from finance can manage that uncertainty and reduce the risk of catastrophic outcome in a warmer future."
On-Campus Recruiting Events:

Wednesday, October 8;  7:00pm, Career Center, Mears House
Harvard Business School
Admission Officers will be visiting campus to discuss HBS's 2+2 Program, an admissions deferral program for graduating seniors. College Seniors apply to Harvard Business School as part of the 2+2 Program, and if they are accepted they work full-time for 2-3 years before enrolling at HBS to complete their MBA.  The program focuses on, but is not limited to, those with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) backgrounds.  More details are available on their
flyerRegistration is appreciated, but not required.
Employment Opportunities, Internships and Fellowships:

Epic - Project Manager/Implementation Consultant
Epic, a healthcare software developer, has
opportunities for all majors, but wanted to draw Economics students' attention to their Project Manager/Implementation Consultant opening.  After full training, implementers at Epic work to help manage and support teams for their customers through the install process. You will get lots of experience in all types of areas – management, communication with CXO executives, training, troubleshooting, and more.


University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - Adaptation Science Student Intern
The Adaptation Science Student Intern will work within the U.S. Global Change Research Program's (USGCRP) National Coordination Office in Washington, DC.  In this role, the incumbent will use his/her knowledge about work at the intersection of climate change science and adaptation and decision support in support of the coordination of interagency planning efforts at USGCRP. More information and instructions for applying are


Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program
Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program offers a post-baccalaureate opportunity for high-potential individuals.  This two-year fellowship is designed for individuals wanting to gain training and experience toward a career in academic research before applying to a PhD program in business and related fields.  More information is available here.
Meet The Professor:  Susan Godlonton

Professor Godlonton is in her first year at Williams. She teaches introductory microeconomics, as well as upper-level electives on global health and impact evaluation. She is a development economist interested in issues pertaining to health, labor markets and education in Africa. Her research focuses on job-seeker and employee behavior in labor markets; as well as decision-making in the context of health seeking behaviors with a particular focus on HIV prevention. She previously worked at the University of Cape Town, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and with the NGO IkamvaYouth (an education non-profit in South Africa). Her hobbies include traveling whenever possible be it for work or for fun.


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