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Get Involved

All students are encouraged to get involved in the MSU community by joining clubs or groups that interest you. They can be great ways to feel more connected to MSU, explore fields of interest, and gain leadership experience. In addition to the Econ Scholars Program, below are a few ways to further explore economics.

The MSU Economics Club

The Michigan State University Economics Club (the Econ Club) provides a chance to connect with other economics students and professional development opportunities for students interested in the field of economics. Join the member GroupMe or follow their Instagram to get involved!

Women and Minorities in Economics

Women and Minorities in Economics (WAMIE) is an inclusive club at MSU whose mission is to challenge misconceptions about what economics is and who economists are. It promotes diversity within the economics field by discussing topics in economics, having resume building/career development workshops, and more. Learn more on our website, or to connect directly, email or see for more information.

MSU Fed Challenge Team

Students can participate in the MSU Fed Challenge Team for course credit (EC 332) or as an extracurricular activity. Students will study the U.S. Economy through the lens of the U.S. Central Bank and learn about the Federal Open Market Committee, the policy making group that makes interest rate decisions to foster economic strength and stability. A subset of the MSU Fed Challenge Team is selected each fall to participate in the College Fed Challenge at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Information sessions are available at the beginning of each semester. Email or see for more information.

The Econ Scholars

In 2013, the Department of Economics launched the Econ Scholars program, designed to recognize the achievements and potential of our top students. Students are chosen to participate in this program on the basis of their academic records, personal statements, and future goals. Each Econ Scholar is assigned a faculty mentor and given access to a number of worthwhile opportunities for educational and career enhancement. At the end of each academic year, a group of potential scholars are invited to apply to the program. A committee then selects 15-20 students for each incoming cohort. Learn more on our Econ Scholars webpage

Other Opportunities

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) is a collaborative effort between Michigan State University, alumni, professional women, and current students. WLI  has been designed to support and empower women students with leadership aspirations. We ignite women leaders with a vision of advancing leadership equity for women globally through thought leadership, creating a sustainable community, and providing high quality programming for our students, faculty and MSU community. To learn more and apply, visit the Women's Leadership Institute webpage

For other opportunities to get involved beyond the Department of Economics, see the Registered Student Organization (RSO) webpage or the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) webpage.