Don’t miss this amazing event!

Good Morning Economics Majors!

On Monday, November 22nd two UCSB economics alumni, Ryan Longmuir and Joe Yuke, will be visiting Career Connection (over Zoom) to share their experience as research assistants at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board). Below is a brief description of the research assistant program.

Each year, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) hires a new cohort of Research Assistants (RAs) who gain real-world experience by working alongside PhD economists to assist with original economic research and provide critical support for policy analysis.

The RA position is a two-year program, and most RAs leave the role well-suited to pursue a graduate degree, often in economics, or a number of different careers at the Board or with other organizations. While at the Board, RAs often become involved in a variety of other projects, including collaboration with various government agencies and Federal Reserve System Banks, and participate in efforts to provide economic and financial literacy instruction to local high school students. RAs are encouraged to attend academic research seminars and presentations given by Board economists and visiting scholars.

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System External Website 

Joe and Ryan are eager to answer students’ questions regarding the program and the application process.

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