Fun with Economics

Fun with Economics: A Summer Camp for High Schoolers

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Open to rising 9th graders - recent high school grads
$20

Murray State economics students have a wide choice of curricula with a mixture of business and non-business courses focusing on how individuals, businesses and government make decisions, how markets work, and how economic forces affect market outcomes and social systems. The breadth and flexibility of the major allows students to tailor the program to their career goals in business, finance, healthcare administration, law, politics, foreign affairs, government and more. Economics provides a strong foundation for further graduate study. It is especially attractive for those who are considering an MBA or law school. Economics is among the top 15 majors with highest lifetime earnings (Hamilton Project, Payscale).

Sessions

Session 1: What the Heck is Economics?
Presented by Mr. Todd Broker
This session will introduce you to the power of economic thinking by using some everyday examples  and situations. Particular attention will be given to the influence of incentives in our everyday lives using games and activities.

Session 2: Economics, Politics, and Media
Presented by Dr. Eran Guse
Ever hear something about economics on social media and you wish you knew more? This session will be for you as we discuss the intersection of economics, politics and the media.

Session 3: What Do Economists Do Exactly?
Presented by Dr. Beau Sauley
What sort of jobs and careers are economists trained for, and more importantly, how much do they PAY
($$$)? Learn this and much more as we discuss specific career options with an economics degree along with a brief look at the importance of data analytics in today’s modern workforce.

Session 4: Show Me the Money
Presented by Mr. Todd Broker
When people hear the word economics, they most often think about money. So, in this session, we will discuss some practical advice that economists can offer to help you in your personal finances.

Session 5: Lunch with the Majors
Led by student Greta Culler
Eat a fantastic lunch served by MSU Catering while learning more about the economics major at Murray State and also some practical college skills from some of our current economics students.

Session 6: MSU Campus Tour
Led by MSU Office of Recruitment
Take a tour of the beautiful Murray State campus.

Contact Us

Todd Broker

Camp Director

Rose Krzton-Presson

Camp Registrar

 

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