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WBRE: Popular career paths for college graduates

WBRE reports on some popular majors at Lycoming College and what 2022 graduates have planned for the future.

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Lycoming College economics student awarded scholarship to summer training program

Lycoming College quantitative economics major Rafael Lubiano Rodriguez ’23 of Houston was awarded a full scholarship to attend the American Economics Association (AEA) Summer Program at Howard University. The program is designed to help underrepresented groups develop technical skills in the field of economics as they prepare for graduate school or employment as a professional economists.

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Economics expert discusses barriers to sustainable coffee production

Lycoming College is excited to welcome Stephanie Brockmann, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics at the University of New Hampshire, as a guest speaker of the economics department. Her talk, titled “Keeping the Cup Full: Addressing Barriers to Sustainable Coffee Production in Less Developed Economies,” is scheduled for April 5, 5:30 p.m. in Krapf Gateway Center’s Trogner Presentation room. This free event is open to the public.

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Forbes: Mica Kurtz on ranking schools based on test scores

"After scanning the list for his state, [Mica Kurtz] told me, “It still basically looks like schools with lots of economically disadvantaged students are at the bottom of the list and those with lots of affluent students are at the top. Well, you just made a map of the wealth in the country.” "

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Inside Higher Ed: Michael Kurtz on weekend feeding programs

Michael Kurtz, associate professor of economics at Lycoming College, examines one way to help disadvantaged children avoid hunger, which can derail them educationally.

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Glenn Klages of The Honest Company to address Lycoming campus

Lycoming College alumnus Glenn Klages ’79, will return to his alma mater on Thursday, Oct. 7, where he will speak about his position and experiences at The Honest Company as the next Harding Executive Speaker. The talk begins at 7 p.m. in Lycoming College’s Academic Center, room D-001, and is free and open to the public.

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MoneyGeek: Expert insurance advice from Georg Grassmueck

Georg Grassmueck, Ph.D., associate professor of business administration and department chair, recently lent his expertise to MoneyGeek.com, a personal finance resource. Read his articles here:

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Abigail Traxler: ‘Invest’ing in a career through internship opportunity

While writing a paper for class about diversity in business, Abigail Traxler ’23 happened upon a program that promotes just that— women in finance.

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Lycoming College graduate creates part-time job, internship for student

Things look differently today than they did one year ago. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the world halted, and with it, opportunities such as internships fell through for many college students, one of them being Alexander Laubscher ’22. A helping hand from Anne Landon, career advisor with the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE), as well as a local alumnus, enabled the corporate communication major and graphic design minor to secure the experience he needed to build his resume.

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Lycoming College alumni network supports student employment

In a season when so many future plans have been put on hold, young graduates from Lycoming College continued moving forward, thanks to the connections made possible through the College’s Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE). Although the COVID-19 pandemic delayed fulltime job offers for many young grads, in the summer of 2020, now-alumna Mackaella Goodwin began a fulltime position at New York Life Insurance Company following a successful corporate internship with the same company.

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Lycoming freshmen learn how to apply economics to their own self growth

During the Fall semester of 2020, the first-year seminar, “Freakonomics,” was offered to incoming freshmen. Created and taught by Elizabeth Moorhouse, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Lycoming College and chair of the department, the course provides students with an introduction to economics theories, and is meant to enhance the transition to and learning experience in college.

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Student outcomes improve with weekend feeding programs

New research from Lycoming College’s Mica Kurtz, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, provides strong evidence that weekend feeding programs produce increased reading and math scores in young students. An article on the topic, “Weekend Feeding (“BackPack”) programs and student outcomes,” written by Kurtz and co-authors Karen Smith Conway, Ph.D., and Robert D. Mohr, Ph.D., of the University of New Hampshire, was published in the December issue of Economics of Education Review.

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