Last year, the Undergraduate Economics Society (UES) made great strides in becoming the main destination for Ohio State Economics students looking for a place outside of the classroom to engage with the field of Economics. Faculty members from the Economics department gave presentations and several UES members were given the opportunity to present their own research to the organization. Resume workshops, Graduate School seminars and visits from private sector recruiters were held to assist members seeking employment or advice on post-graduate studies. Many members gained employment as a result of these meetings. UES is dedicated to making sure Economics students at Ohio State are not only prepared for the real world after graduation, but also have a chance to meet like-minded students and faculty so that they may further enrich their academic experience.
In addition to the UES, undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), an internationally recognized honors society for those interested in economics. The Delta Chapter of Ohio has been reestablished on campus as a student organization for exceptional economists. Member benefits include international recognition of scholastic achievement in economics, development of more familiar relationships with faculty and talented students at Ohio State, a free subscription to The American Economist, and the opportunity to be part of the family of talented ODE economists. Students qualifying for fulltime membership are required to have completed 12 semester hours of economics courses, to possess a 3.0 or higher in their economics courses as well as in their respective major, and to have requested and submitted an electronic supplemental application. Those that do meet all the qualifications will be asked to complete the supplemental application. Even if not all qualifications are met, those interested in ODE are encouraged to email the ODE executive team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals that do not fulfill all the requirements can be added to the ODE mailing list for open meetings, but the ODE Executive Board requests that they specify in their email that they are not seeking fulltime membership.