Allegheny College to Compete in the 2021 Econ Games

Allegheny College to compete in the 2021 Econ GamesAllegheny College will join 22 colleges and universities participating in this year’s Econ Games on March 12, 2021.  The Econ Games are an experiential learning experience frequently referred to as “an internship in a day” for participating students. This year, the competition will be held virtually the first week in March with additional networking and development opportunities throughout February. Assistant Professor of Economics and Faculty Advisor, Dr. Kathryn Bender and the Womxn in Business and Economics Club will lead the way recruiting students from all majors to participate in this data analytics and research event designed to help students solve real-world problems.  

Students are challenged by a corporate sponsor to help them solve a business problem. This year’s data collaborator is the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the theme is “Public Policy.” At the end of the final day, students will present their results. Students will also hear presentations from industry leaders about how they use economics and data analysis at their firm. The event will include opportunities for students to build lasting personal and professional connections with peers and businesses in the region. Learn more here

Students who are interested in participating in The Econ Games should fill out the Google Form at Dr. Bender will hold a Q&A session on January 27th at 12:30 p.m., eastern standard time.

NOTE: There are no restrictions on who can participate in terms of year or major.

To learn more, follow The Econ Games on your favorite platform: 

Dr. A’s Coffee Break YouTube Video – is available to give students more insight into The Econ Games.  Spoiler alert: After viewing this video you might experience a strong craving for coffee!

For more information email Professor Kathryn Bender or CBE Fellow Maya Ginter-Frankovitch, President of the Womxn in Business and Economics Club.

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics attracts Allegheny’s next generation of business innovators and entrepreneurs by providing a host of co-curricular activities that connect with and deepen their classroom experiences.