Carnegie Mellon University

Student Clubs and Organizations

Student clubs and organizations are an important part of the undergraduate economics program, as they define a key component of student life here on campus and offer opportunities to be involved both at Carnegie Mellon and in the greater Pittsburgh community.

Our students are active participants in clubs and organizations, including over 300 clubs and organizations sponsored by Carnegie Mellon student organizations and extracurricular activities

By participating in a student club or organization, you will find that your time here at the Tepper School is more fulfilling and rewarding. 

The undergraduate economics program's Student Advisory Council (E-SAC) is an umbrella organization whose mission is to provide feedback on undergraduate issues including curriculum, course scheduling, events and professional development, and to organize social and meta-curricular events for our community.

Recent Symposiums

  • Professors Marving Goodfriend and Steve Spear talk "The Economics of Bitcoin"
  • A round table discussion with alumnus professor Edward C. Prescott (co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics with current faculty member Professor Finn Kydland
  • Profs. Laurence Ales and Marvin Goodfriend discussion "Thomas Piketty's Capital: Why is a 700 Page Economics Book Receiving So Much Attention?"
  • Prof. Martin Gaynor's talk "Economics at the Federal Trade Commission: A Year on the Front Lines"

Recent Workshop Topics

  • Transforming from student to professional
  • Choosing a senior honors thesis topic and advisor.
  • Statistical programming software
  • Data visualization
  • Data structures

Moneythink CMU teaches financial literacy to 6-12 graders in Pittsburgh public and charter schools, and to youth in the foster care system. Our chapter has brought meaningful and innovative changes to the national Moneythink model and has won a national award. 

Read the university's cover story and watch the accompanying video about our chapter and about read about the ProSEED/Crosswalk Seed grant.