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Exploring Business Horizons: Engaging Lectures for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students
Our expert faculty is enthusiastic about delivering lectures to elementary, middle, and high school students on a diverse range of subjects, aiming to not only share new insights but also inspire young minds towards careers in the business world. Please explore the menu below to discover topics currently available.
1. Careers in AccountingPresented by: Stasia Straley
In this presentation, a panel of accounting professionals will talk to students about their day-to-day positions and why they selected accounting as a career.
2. Correlation vs CausationPresented by: Hannah Hennighausen
An introduction to separating correlation from causation applied to everyday observations
3. Economics and EnvironmentalismPresented by: Kevin Berry
A brief introduction to environmental economics, how economists think about the relationship between the economy and the Earth, and how they contribute to addressing environmental issues at the local, state, national and global scale.
4. Economics for KidsPresented by: Kevin Berry
Explaining what economics is to young kids. Discussing making choices, tradeoffs, and consequences. We'll talk about how people have different options and different things they like, and this is why they might choose different things. We also play the marshmallow game so kids get candy or marshmallows.
5. Economics of CatastrophesPresented by: Kevin Berry
A talk about how economists think about catastrophe, and how they contribute to creating public policy and helping governments, companies, and people prepare for disasters.
6. Find the Fraud!Presented by: Stasia Straley
In this hands-on activity, students review documents to find fraud in a local company.
7. Food EconomicsPresented by: Mike Jones
An introduction to how economists think about and study food systems - how we grow, gather, sell, and choose what we eat
9. Guess Who is Coming to Dinner? Irrational Exubarance, Panics, Manias, and Uncle SamPresented by: Gökhan Karahan
This presentation discusses the Great Recession and whether there are any signs that a new trouble may be brewing in the horizon. It combines accounting, finance, and irrationally rational behavior to bring light to some of the major economic meltdowns in our history.
10. Homoeconomicus and the Dictator GamePresented by: Lance Howe
Students participate in a dictator game. We discuss why dictator game results are inconsistent with assumptions about purely rational, self-interested behavior in Economics.
11. Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology: What is it and what can it do for me?Presented by: Kori Callison
Can be a general overview of the field of I/O Psychology, how it relates to other fields of psychology (like social psychology), and what people can do with an I/O psych degree. Or, I can cover any I/O psych topic in more depth (e.g., leadership, motivation, workplace health/wellness, work-life balance, selection/hiring, groups/teams, diversity, etc.).
12. Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementPresented by: Darren Prokop
Making the world's most invisible industry visible to those who wish to run a business effiecienty and to those who wonder how stuff really gets moved across the world. Closer to home, you'll learn why Alaska is the most unique logistics laboratory in the country.
13. Markets and Experiments in EconomicsPresented by: Lance Howe
Students participate in a market game and we discuss markets and economic experiments at UAA.
14. Natural Experiments, Lifetime Outcomes, and the 1918 InfluenzaPresented by: Kevin Berry
A discussion of three papers relating to the 1918 Great Influenza and its long-run impact on babies that were in-utero during the pandemic. Includes discussions of how economists find natural experiments, how the scientific literature develops over time, and how we can think about issues of equity in economic outcomes.
15. Real Estate Investing and CareersPresented by: Terry Fields
Discusses a simple cash flow pro forma to see the basics of investing in income-producing real estate (rental properties). Discusses real estate career areas like brokerage, leasing, management, and finance. Discusses the WPM+RE Program and its benefits -- including the Real Estate Management + Investment workshop for high school students.
16. Tragedy of the CommonsPresented by: Lance Howe
Students participate in a social dilemma game. We discuss social dilemmas - like the public goods game and the common pool resource game - and explain how economic incentives influence cooperation.
17. Why Nations FailPresented by: Lance Howe
Discuss work in Economic Development related to why there are such large growth differences between countries. Based on work by Economist Darren Acemoglu and Political Scientist James Robinson.
18. Let's Negotiate!Presented by: Julie Ann Wrigley
Present/discuss the basics of negotiation; students participate in a role-play and then debrief the results (if time allows).
Contact UsIf you have any questions or would like more information about how we can collaborate with you in the classroom, please contact Andrea Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 786-4101.