The UNCG Econ Club is no more. The group has undergone an exciting transition, and is now a student chapter of the National Association for Business Economists (NABE). The group is open to all UNCG students, regardless of their major.
UNCG’s NABE chapter, led by president Cody Morris, plans to hold a variety of roundtable and speaker events to explore topics related to economics. During roundtable events, students spend the first 15 minutes watching something educational, such as part of a documentary or a TED Talk. The group then takes the rest of the meeting to discuss what they watched in relation to a semester-long theme. The theme this semester is economic inequality
Speaker events consist of in-house and outside speakers. In early October, Morris was one of three moderators leading a Q&A panel for with Chancellor Gilliam. The group also plans to invite individuals working in the field of economics, such as employees from the Federal Reserve.
UNCG’s chapter of NABE is new, but Morris and the officers have high expectations for its future. Morris hopes that the chapter will be more involved on the national level. He wants to be able to send members to NABE conventions and career fairs in the near future. Students would be given the opportunity to network with potential employers or mentors, hear from experts in economics, and possibly find employment after graduation.