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The undergraduate student experience at Northeastern is more than the department’s academic programs. It includes the opportunity to participate in a variety of student organizations in which students get to know their peers and faculty outside the classroom and often have the opportunity to develop lifetime friendships and networking opportunities.  The organizations often involve the integration of what the students have learned in the classroom with the real world outside of Northeastern.


The goal of this student led group, founded by Erica Smith, B.S. ’20,  Rachel Sederberg, Ph.D. ’19, and Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino is to increase awareness and diversity within the field of economics among both faculty and students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

DIVERSEcon will host a yearly seminar where an external speakers will discuss their research as well as their career experiences. The goal is  to provide  strong  role  models  as well as  practical  knowledge  of  the  challenges  within  the  profession  and  strategies  that  others  have  found  effective  in  overcoming  career  hurdles.

In addition, DIVERSEcon will collect data to track economics students and alumni and solicit ideas for improving diversity within the department.  The goal of these efforts would be to identify the underlying factors that inhibit greater diversity within the economics department and to bring forth recommendations that the department can act on to increase the representation of women, minority, and LGBTQ individuals within the field.  The intention is that the department will sustain these efforts beyond the duration of the grant to create a feedback loop that will provide a mechanism for continuous improvement in the area of diversity.

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The NU Economics Society is Northeastern’s economics interest group run entirely by Northeastern undergraduates. It consists of economics majors, minors, and anyone else that expresses an interest in economics. Econ Society is a venue for social activities, intellectual pursuits, and professional development, all deriving from the courses and experiences of the undergraduate student body.

The club meets weekly, typically beginning with a discussion of current events related to economics followed by a variety of activities that alternate week-to-week. Traditional events have included economic-inspired simulations and games, discussions with professors and external speakers, co-op panels, and networking opportunities.

While this coming semester will be unconventional, the Economics Society looks forward to continue to host events and provide a place for economics students to meet, share, and learn, in whatever format that takes.

Contact NU Econ Society here and ask to join the mailing list:
Instagram: econsocietyneu
Twitter: @nueconsociety
Facebook Northeastern University Economics Society
Visit the Economics Society website for more information on upcoming and past events

Co-Presidents: Olivia Sullivan & Evan Comeau
Vice-President: Rohan Vig
Networking Director: Swati Joshi
Current Events Director: Cory Gill
Secretary: Oscar Gompels
Treasurer: Jessica Ye

ECONPress is an editorial journal showcasing undergraduate research. We receive econometrics papers from students and evaluate whether to publish them in our end of year journal based on whether they contribute to the existing body of research on a topic. We also discuss current events and interesting topics in economics.

Students of all majors and backgrounds are welcome to join.
Meeting schedule is TBD

If you have any questions or want to learn more, please email us or check out our website.

The Federal Reserve Challenge Team represents the Economics Society, and Northeastern, at all external competitions including the College Fed Challenge, the Up to Us Competition, and the iOme Challenge (which the NU delegation won in 2015). Want to become a part of these teams, or have another academic competition in mind? Join the Fed Challenge Team!

If you’re interested in being a part of the team please join us at one of the weekly meetings in the Fall.  Schedule TBD.   No background in economics is necessary to participate. To learn more about the Federal Reserve Challenge Team please don’t hesitate to contact



The Women in Economics student organization aims to foster community for undergraduate women who are  interested in economics at Northeastern University and to showcase the more practical aspects of economics and excite the future generation of economists with the potential of the field.

Executive board:

  • President: Maxcy Grasso
  • Vice President: Aditi Peyush
  • Communications Director: Nora Copple
  • Treasurer: Ellie Smith

Contact information:




The department’s peer mentoring program consists of upper class students assisting incoming first-year economic majors transition to college life. Mentors will meet with small groups of new majors, or individually, as part of the ECON 1000 class and outside it as well. They will assist the new students with academic and non-academic matters.

Welcome 2020 Peer Mentors:

  • Ria Bajaj (BS Economics/Business Administration)
  • Hannah Croce (BS Political Science/Economics)
  • Abigail Hartzel (BS Political Science/Economics)
  • Cynthia Lau (BS Economics)
  • Mayur Patel (BS Political Science/Economics)
  • Thomas Trosset (BS Economics/Business Administration)
  • Charles Wallace-Thomas, IV (BS Economics/Mathematics

Contacts: Professor Gustavo Vicentino and Justin Repici.

These awards, named after the first chairman of the Department of Economics, are given every year to the top senior undergraduate students.  Those so honored have their names permanently mounted on a plaque in the department’s main office. The award is announced each spring at the department’s Spring Celebration.

ODE is the International Honor Society for Economics founded in 1963.

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are making the study of economics one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications. The Northeastern chapter (Iota) is part of a federation of chapters at more than 681 senior colleges and universities throughout the world.