Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist; and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.
Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 696 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, Kazakhstan, and United Arab Emirates. With such a broad, international base, chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, etc., to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring for students in economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon plays a prominent role in the annual Honors Day celebrations at many colleges and universities.
To apply or get more information, please contact Prof. Sandor Ferencz.
Business & Economics Society (BESt)
The Business & Economics Society, BESt, is CalState LA's all-university club that helps provide students with a greater understanding of the economics, whether it is in the global, financial, or public policy realm. Additionally, BESt has a secondary mission: helping students, of all skill levels, learn about data science and machine learning through demos and hands-on experience. BESt offers the following:
- A strong network among faculty and all Economics students
- Preparation to embark successfully on a career in the business world and/or graduate schools through various events and workshops
- Opportunity to network with alumni, corporate representatives, and graduate school representatives.
BESt's advisor is Department of Economics Professor Sandor Ferencz.