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Student Experience

From a summer in Washington D.C. to recognition as an honors student, an economics major has a wide range of opportunities for involvement in jobs, internships, and societies, all of which are designed to enhance students' economics education. The department encourages participation in these programs, as well as studying abroad.


The Economics Society

The Economics Society is an organization for all Trinity students interested in economics, even if they are not an economics major or minor. The Economics Society's activities include:

  • Lectures by Trinity professors and guest speakers
  • Frequent tamaladas where students and faculty can mingle in an informal environment
  • Tutoring help for students taking microeconomics or macroeconomics
  • Strategic help with graduate school applications or job hunting
  • Social events with visiting Nobel laureates

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is the international honor society in economics. It is one of the world's largest academic honor societies, having been created through the merger of Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon. ODE has over 560 chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, and France.

The honor society:

  • Recognizes scholastic achievement
  • Honors outstanding achievements in economics
  • Promotes closer ties between students and faculty
  • Publishes The American Economist
  • Sponsors panels at professional meetings
  • Sponsors The Irving Fisher and The Frank W. Taussig competitions
  • Holds a banquet each spring to honor its new members

Jobs and Internships

The internships offer students hands-on experience in applying what they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations. Students are encouraged to discuss with faculty, on an individual basis, interest in an internship. Examples of job and internship opportunities include: Frost Bank, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Homeland Security Summer Internships.

For jobs and internships in Economics, please contact Career Services.