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Last Updated: 10/8/2020

Exploring Career Pathways in Economics and Related Fields

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This event is designed to provide Black college students with an opportunity to learn more about career pathways in economics and related fields. The program includes interactive conversations with economists and research assistants, a skills-based workshop on programming and data analysis for research, and an interactive virtual career fair with top financial services firms. This two-day program concluded with a conversation between the Chicago Fed's director of research, Anna Paulson, and the Sadie Collective's CEO and co-founder, Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman.

Click the name of a session in the agenda below to watch a video recording of that session.

Conference Agenda
Day 1: September 17
10:00am Welcome from the Sadie Collective and the Chicago Fed
Kayla Jones and Charles Evans
10:15am Panel 1: Career Pathways for Economists
Lisa Cook, Damon Jones, Maude Toussaint-Comeau, and Jhacova Williams
11:15am Skill-Based Workshop: General Tools of Research
Cassandra Duchan and Malcolm Thomas
Day 2: September 18
10:00am Welcome to Day 2 from the Sadie Collective and the Chicago Fed
Kadija Yilla and Dina Carr
10:10am Panel 2: The Research Assistant Experience
Akila Forde, Bezankeng Njinju, Malcolm Thomas, and Ini Umosen
10:50am Keynote Speaker: Susan Collins
Susan Collins
11:30am Closing Remarks: A Conversation with Anna Paulson and Anna Gifty
Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Anna Paulson
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