We are hiring Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs) for this summer!

PLFs will staff the UCLA Economics Pre-College Summer Institute, a three week-long program designed to help high school students explore career options and expand their knowledge of critical economic issues affecting the United States and the world. The PLFs will lead small teams of high school students in preparing case study presentations that are relevant to the coursework of the program and provide general counseling to the students throughout the program. 


  • $21.42/hr 
  • Daily dinner meal voucher provided for use at UCLA Residential dining halls

Summer Institute Schedule:

Program Orientation: 

July 7, 2019 - 7: 15 pm-8:00 pm

Week 1:

July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019

1:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

July 12, 2019

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Week 2: 

July 15, 2019 - July 18, 2019

1:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

July 19, 2019

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Week 3: 

July 22, 2019- July 25, 2019

1:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

July 26, 2019 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm 


  • Must be Freshman, Sophomore or Junior status
  • Must be an Economics or Business Economics pre-major/major
  • Must have taken Econ 1 with a grade of A- or higher
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above

Attendance Policy:

  • Attendance at all above listed dates and times is mandatory. 


  • Students will need to submit an application and provide all required pieces of information to be considered

Application Due Date:

  • Applications are due by Friday, May 10th at 11:59 pm

Application Next Steps:

  • Students that move forward in the selection process will be invited to interview with PartnershipUCLA/Alumni Career Programs staff as well as staff from the Economics department.
  • Students will be notified of their selection status no later than Friday, May 31st. 

Through intensive, hands-on training sessions, students participating in the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills from today’s industry leaders. These experiential training sessions focus on strengthening students’ team management, networking, communication, and other critical leadership skills. Accomplished UCLA Engineering Alumnae and industry professionals will share their experiences and advice to help Cadets acquire and master important skills for the future. Through six 3-hour sessions taking place over two quarters, Cadets (that's what we call our Academy participants) build community, sharpen job-related skills, practice interviewing for an engineering role, network with companies looking to hire engineering graduates, and clarify their own values, goals, and leadership style. 

To be considered for the program, applicants must submit a resume and one-page essay addressing the representation of women in engineering. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UCLA faculty, staff and community partners.  
Eligibility: UCLA Engineering students from any engineering major or pre-major who will be 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years in the 2019-2020 academic year and who support increasing the representation of women in engineering. Incoming 1st year UCLA Engineering students are also eligible to apply by invitation from WE@UCLA staff. 

A note on the application: Personal background questions help us to learn more about our candidate pool but will not be used in evaluating your acceptance into the program nor will your answers to these questions be shared with outside professionals reviewing candidate applications. Outside professionals reviewing applications will only have access to applicant resumes and essay question responses.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Notification Date: June 10, 2019

All WE@UCLA Leadership Academy participants must be available and therefore agree to attend sessions on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Oct 5 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Oct 12 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Oct 26 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Jan 11 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Jan 25 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Feb 8 (12:00-2:30pm) 

If you have questions about the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy, please contact Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs by emailing our office at gko@partnership.ucla.edu or contacting our office at (310) 825-8736.

This website is where you apply for the four core courses in the Value Investing Concentration:

  • ECON 168: Value Investing (Fall 2019)
  • ECON 167: History of Financial Crises (Fall 2019)
  • ECON 169: Applied Value Investing (Winter 2020)
  • ECON 187: Field Projects in Investing (Spring 2020)

If your application is accepted, we will enroll you in Econ 167/168 (Fall 2019), Econ 168 (Winter 2020) and Econ 187 (Spring 2020) directly with the Registrar. 

Please visit the following link for a full description of the concentration.

The Value Investing Concentration and the application procedure are described below. Please direct all questions to our Value Investing Manager, Humberto Merino-Hernandez @ hmhernandez@econ.ucla.edu

In order to further strengthen our finance curriculum, the Economics Department is excited to announce the academic concentration in Value Investing!

What is Value Investing?
Value investing is a time-tested and proven investment methodology that is fundamentally different from conventional security analysis. Founded by super-investors Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, Value Investing focuses on determining the intrinsic value of a company based on its current and historical financial statements. An investment is worthwhile only if there is a strong set of competitive advantages within the business and if a significant margin of safety exists between the company’s intrinsic value and its market price.

How will this concentration help my investment career?
A student graduating from this concentration will understand the full set of fundamental economic and strategic forces that favor or disfavor a particular investment opportunity. Thus, students will be prepared for a wide range of careers within private equity, distressed debt firms, and actively managed mutual funds. Courses are taught by our “Investors in Residence,” a series of guest lecturers including C-suite executives from some of the nation’s largest endowments, hedge funds, mutual funds, and private equity firms. Additionally, the core courses include “Financial Modeling Academies” where students hone their accounting, finance, and Excel skills through interactive modeling workshops.

What are the concentration requirements?
Students admitted into the concentration will be expected to complete the following:

Value Investing Concentration Pre-Requisites: In addition to the full set of lower division requirements for the Economics or Business Economics Major, Value Investing Concentration applicants must also satisfy the following before commencing the concentration. Students who intend to enroll in these courses concurrently will also be considered:

- ECON 101: Microeconomic Theory
- MGMT 1A: Principles of Accounting I
- MGMT 1B: Principles of Accounting II

Value Investing Concentration Core Courses (students accepted into the concentration will be automatically enrolled into the following four core courses):

  • ECON 168: Value Investing (Fall 2019)
  • ECON 167: History of Financial Crises (Fall 2019)
  • ECON 169: Applied Value Investing (Winter 2020)
  • ECON 187: Field Projects in Investing (Spring 2020)

Value Investing Concentration Electives –  Students must complete Two Courses from this list before graduating:

- ECON 106F: Corporate Finance
- ECON 106P: Pricing and Strategy
- ECON 106V: Investments
- MGMT 180: Real Estate Finance and Investment
- MGMT 126: Financial Statement Analysis
- ECON 165: History of Capitalism in the American Economy
- ECON 181: Development of Economic Institutions in Western Europe

Financial Modeling Academies

Value Investing Concentrators will also be required to attend four Saturday intensive Financial Modeling Academies covering critical valuation techniques used in the investments industry. Each academy below lasts approximately 8 hours and is taught by “Investors in Residence” through real world examples/case studies:

- Modeling 1: Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
- Modeling 2: Merger Consequences Analysis
- Modeling 3: Leveraged Buyout Analysis
- Modeling 4: Special Situations

How To Apply – Value Investing Concentration
Application Requirements:

· Online Application Form (Submittable)
· Cover Letter (1-Page)
· Resume (1-Page)
· Unofficial Transcript
· Essay Response (1-2 Pages): Describe your academic and career interests, and explain how and why the Value Investing Program would help you to explore them.

Application Timeline:
· Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. - Applications Due

Application Review:
· Student applications will be reviewed by the Value Investing Program admissions committee.
· At the admissions committee discretion, phone/in-person interviews may also be scheduled.
· Students will be notified of their acceptance on Friday, June 21, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. via email. All decisions are final.


This is the application for a new course launched Fall 2019: Econ M188: Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship, also known as the UCLA Social Enterprise Accelerator. This course is a follow on to our successful UCLA Social Enterprise Academy. This course counts as an Econ elective. 

The purpose of this new course is to work with non-profit organizations that are in the launch phase of their social enterprise. The goal is to work with these non-profits to address specific challenges that they face in this launch phase, whether it be marketing, acquiring personnel with technical expertise, or attracting investors.

We are looking for 25-30 students.

The application deadline is June 7 at 11:59 p.m. Decisions will be announced by Friday June 14.

Students applying for the Accelerator are committing to attend every Tuesday evening from 6:15pm to 9:30pm in Fall Quarter. Students are permitted only one absence for the quarter. Further absences are penalized.

You must submit your resume and a cover letter. Your name and student ID need to be on each page. You should combine both submissions in a single file with your resume first and your cover letter second.

Your cover letter should discuss what strong points you would bring to a team of students working with a non-profit to develop a revenue generating venture to support the mission of the non-profit. Since we are looking to build strong teams of students with a diverse set of skills, we need to know what particular skills and experience you would bring to the Academy. Application decisions are made on the basis of our need to build balanced teams of students.

The official course number is Econ M188: Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship (Fall 2019). This course counts as one Economics Electives towards the majors in Economics and Business Economics.  It is open to students in all majors.

Benefits for YOU:

·        Gain consulting, teamwork, networking, public speaking skills, and nonprofit experience
·        Directly apply content knowledge to build a revenue generating business
·        Receive expert training from UCLA faculty, alumni and business leaders with experience in the social entrepreneurship
·        Develop skills and experience in the venture launch process

Application Requirements and Process:

Enrollment in Econ M188 is by application only.

Eligibility: This program is open to current UCLA juniors and seniors from all majors. We will be looking for specific experience either in the Social Enterprise Academy (Econ 173A and B) or with launching new ventures.

You must be able to attend class sessions every week
Tuesdays, 6:15 to 9:30 PM
That means that if you enroll in this course, you are committing to re-arrange your other commitments to leave Tuesday evenings free. Do not attempt to enroll in this course if you cannot make this commitment.

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