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The Eagles Economics Society invites students from all majors to learn about economics and network with professors, current students, alumni, and business leaders.

During our weekly meetings, we hear from (1) current and former students about internship or work experiences; (2) local business leaders with perspectives on their industries; and (3) professors about extracurricular opportunities or the graduate school application process.

We also travel to various businesses to take tours (e.g. Gulfstream) and to conferences (e.g. American Economic Association conference) to hear the world’s leading economists speak on a range of topics.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place Wednesday from 7-8pm in PCOB room 1104. Please e-mail one of the society leaders, Prof. Jeff Schiman (, or Prof. Cuiping Schiman ( with any questions.

Fall 2021 Meeting Schedule

8/18 Introductory Meeting

8/25 Networking Workshop

9/1 Elizabeth Smith
MPP Student @ Georgetown University (GS Econ Major, Class of 2020)

9/8 Caitlin Tongo
Senior Manager of Consulting Services @ Collaborative Solutions, LLC (GS Finance Major, Class of 2015)

9/15 Yucong Jiao
Senior Economist @ Amazon

9/22 No Meeting

9/29 Brent Meyer
Assistant Vice President and Economist @ Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

10/6 Nicholas Parker
Survey Director @ Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

10/13 Jordan Totten
Machine Learning Specialist @ Google (GS Econ Major, Class of 2014)

10/20 Kenny Ciarletta
Senior Operations Analyst @ PwC (GS Econ Major, Class of 2019)

10/27 Resume Workshop w/ Bill Florin
Resu-mazing Services Company

11/3 John Luidens
Strategy and Analytics Manager @ Farmers Insurance

11/10 Nathan Barker
Legislative Assistant @ US House of Representatives (GS Econ Major, Class of 2016)

11/17 End of Semester Gathering

Past Meetings

Spring 2021 Meeting Schedule

1/27 Brian Bialek, MBA
Executive Director, JPMorgan Private Bank

2/3 Resume Workshop

2/10 Jonathan Chiza
Senior Associate, PwC

2/17 Janet Moss, MBA
Senior Lecturer of Enterprise Systems and Analytics, Georgia Southern University

2/24 John Hatem, PhD
Professor of Finance, Georgia Southern University

3/3 Dylan Binkley, MBA
Senior Manager Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Whirlpool Corporation

3/10 Cameron Speakes
GS economics major class of 2020, current economics PhD student at Florida State University

3/17 Spring break, no meeting

3/24 Samuel Russell
Associate Analyst, Voya Investment Management, GS finance major class of 2018

3/31 Joanna Pangburn
Master of Public Health Student at Tulane University; GS economics major class of 2019

4/7 Thomas Walstrum, PhD
Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

4/14 Networking Workshop

4/21 Rand Ressler, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Parker College of Business, Georgia Southern

4/28 Meeting of Former and New Society Officers

Fall 2020 Meeting Schedule

9/16 Welcome Back

9/30 Brad Thomas
Operations Manager, AutoZone

10/7 Rachel Barrett
Career Services, Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University

10/21 Jeff Schiman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgia Southern

10/28 Marcus Casey, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics at UIC and Nonresident Fellow at Brookings Institution

11/11 Alexa Morales
Risk Assurance Specialist, PwC (GS economics grad 2019)

Spring 2020 Tentative Meeting Schedule

1/15 Meeting of the economics society officers

1/22 Welcome back meeting

1/29 Personal Finance
John Hatem, PhD, Professor of Finance at Georgia Southern
Jeff Schiman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgia Southern

2/5 Conversations with PhD Students
Diego Guerrero, PhD student in economics at University of Tennessee
Connor Kasten, former finance major at GS, current PhD student in finance at University of Tennessee

2/12 Using data to answer big questions
Neil Carlson, PhD, Director, Center for Social Research

2/19 Economics of Public Health
Kevin Callison, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Tulane University

2/26 Heterodox Economics
Mary Orisich, MA, Professor of Economics, Holyoke Community College

3/4 Conversations with an Amazon economist
Irina Horoi, PhD, Senior Economist at Amazon

3/11 Building a Resume

3/18 Spring break – no meeting

Remainder of meetings cancelled due to Covid-19

Fall 2019 Schedule

9/18 Economics research at the World Trade Center – Savannah
Cameron Speakes, Economics major at Georgia Southern

9/25 Eagles on Wall Street informational session
Allissa Lee, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance at Georgia Southern

10/2 Graduate school informational session
Jeff Schiman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgia Southern

10/9 No meeting

10/16 GS Investment club
Michael Williams, Mechanical engineering major at Georgia Southern

10/23 No meeting

10/30 Perspectives on a career in an economics research think tank
Jason Ward, PhD, Economist, RAND Corporation
Anuj Gangopadhyaya, PhD, Research Associate, Urban Institute

11/6 Perspectives on a career in law
Turner Binkley, JD, Associate, Schiff Hardin

11/13 (5:30-6:30pm, room TBD) Perspectives on a career in financial services
Max Manack, Senior Vice President and Associate Resident Director, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Jim Campbell, Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Ansley Thompson, Registered Client Associate, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

11/20 TBD

11/27 Thanksgiving break, no meeting

12/4 End of semester gathering at Three Tree Coffee Roasters


Maverick Boring – President

Analucia Yanar – Vice President

Tom Jackson – Treasurer

William Khairi – Secretary

Faculty Advisor

Cuiping Schiman, Ph.D.

Jeff Schiman, Ph.D.

Last updated: 9/7/2021