About Us

Our Mission

ESA strives to create opportunities and experiences for our members to nurture their development as leading business professionals. We provide both academic and career support through a variety of events and services: tutoring and study groups, prominent speaker events, networking opportunites, career trips to various employment hubs, and more. We also host social events for members to interact with and get to know people in the UW community who share common interests. This group is open to anyone with an interest in economics.

ESA serves to be a bridge connecting undergraduate economics majors with professionals, academics, and fellow students with similar interests. For more details on our organization, feel free to read the ESA Constitution.


Gain leadership and professional experience by becoming involved with ESA! Becoming a member is easy. Applications to ESA will be collected through this online form, the deadline to pay dues has passed so you will not be considered a member or added to our mailing list until Spring Semester dues of $30 has been paid through Venmo or check.

Link to Venmo

Dues can also be payed through a check and given to a board member or put in ESA’s mailbox on the 7th floor of Social Sciences in the 7200’s hallway.

If you have any questions please contact us at esauwmadison@gmail.com.

Note: Please be aware that all dues are set every year by the ESA Board. All dues are non-refundable. If you do not keep up with membership requirements, you will lose your status as an ESA member. 

Benefits of Membership

A campus like UW-Madison’s presents many great educational opportunities, however it can also be overwhelming. It is easy to miss out on fantastic career, research, and social possibilities because they are hiding behind closed doors. Let ESA open some of those doors for you! We accept new members year round and welcome anyone with an interest in the study of economics. Here is a short list of some of what ESA has to offer:

  • Chicago and Minneapolis Networking Trips
  • Distinguished Lecture Presentations
  • Monthly General Member Meetings
  • Career Recruiting Events
  • Academic Services (Tutoring and Study Groups)
  • Career Development Trips
  • Professor Brunches
  • Graduate School Seminar
  • Awesome Socials (Brewers Game Trip, Poker Nights, Lazer Tag, FACs)
  • A way to connect with the Economics Department
  • An opportunity to meet other Economic Students
UW-Madison Student Organization Code of Conduct
ESA takes the RSO Code of Conduct very seriously. Violations are an unacceptable embarrassment and can result in harsh disciplinary sanctions against the organization. ALL members of ESA are ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED to read through the Code of Conduct.