Get involved

  • The hallmark of the Elon economics program undeniably is our passion for research. Engage in undergraduate research by writing an original thesis during your senior year. Many of these papers are presented at regional or national conferences. Your faculty mentor will help guide you through the research process.
  • Serve as an editor or referee for the premier undergraduate research journal in economics, Issues in Political Economy. The journal is edited and refereed entirely by students, with oversight from faculty at the University of Mary Washington and Elon University. The IPE is indexed in Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics & Finance.
  • Learn to use economic modeling tools like Stata.
  • Need financial support to participate in one of the Elon Experiences? Sullivan Grants provide support for economics and economic consulting majors with verified financial need to participate in one of the five Elon experience programs: undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, service learning or leadership development.
  • Learn about the current state of the economy by participating in the national College Fed Challenge.
  • Join Elon’s Economics Club, which provides opportunities for students to learn more about the field of economics beyond the classroom. The club fosters relationships between faculty and students through events in a casual and social atmosphere.
  • Earn membership in the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society.
  • Join the Elon Consulting Club, which serves as a resource for students who are interested in pursuing careers in business consulting. Make contacts within the industry, learn theoretical basics and frameworks, gain practical experience in a safe environment and prepare for a successful application and career in consulting together with fellow students.
  • Solve a real-world problem in The Econ Games, a data analytics and research event. As an Elon team member, you’ll develop your technical and soft skills needed for a career in economic analysis.