The Economics Students’ Association (ESA) is the course union and social hub for all students who study economics at the University of Toronto. Our mission is to create a community of students cross-cutting all disciplines, bound together by their common interest in economics. Through our events and initiatives, we hope to strengthen the student-faculty relationship, foster creative engagement, and provide our members with a platform for success.
Throughout the year, we host a variety of events ranging from social to academic. On the social side, we collaborate with other campus groups to deliver games nights and pub nights. On the academic side, we host career seminars and a graduate fair with several economics-related graduate programs. Somewhere in between is our Coffee with the Profs series that bring together student and faculty for an evening of learning and networking. Our events consistently feature free food, great people, and the common theme of experiencing university beyond your GPA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Membership is free and open to all U of T students. You can sign up for a membership right here.
Of course! While we're officially a course union for economics students, many of our members come from all walks of U of T, from Rotman Commerce to Molecular Biology. As long as you share a passion for economics and/or a love for free food and fun times, we'll get along just fine. There are no barriers to entry :-)
There are two ways. ESA holds general elections every March for the core executive positions: President and the Vice-Presidents of Marketing, Finance, Outreach, and Events. In April and September we conduct interviews for the committee positions. All the opportunities will be posted on this website.
The weekly meetings are intended for executive members and are held to facilitate administration and event planning. However, we do hold general events frequently. Our full list of upcoming events can be found here. Additionally, we host general meetings once a semester for all general members. These meetings are intended to give members information of upcoming ESA initiatives, as well as for the executive to receive feedback. Email notification will be sent out through the ESA newsletter before any general meeting.
They say university is what you make of it, and we are the student group behind U of T's Economics Department — 900 members and still growing. Our mission is three-pronged: we aim to provide all students with academic support, professional development, and a connection to the undergraduate economics community. Through ESA, you'll make valuable connections and develop lasting friendships. You'll have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and put your existing knowledge on display. You'll also get the timely support for your academic and career endeavours. Our range of initiatives ensure that regardless of your needs ESA has something to meet them.