Pathways to Success Initiative
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The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for trained, competent economists to grow 14% from 2019 to 2029—much faster than average for similar occupations.

In partnership with global economic consulting firm Compass Lexecon, the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute aims to help meet that future demand of economists by attracting and developing a diverse talent pool right here in Cincinnati.

The Pathways to Success Initiative supports students who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented among economics majors at the University of Cincinnati. The institute will offer mentoring, scholarships, and study-related travel opportunities while Compass Lexecon will offer job-related training and internships so that participants are prepared for a highly rewarding career in economics.

Outline of the Initiative

Through this initiative, students will receive:

  • Guaranteed scholarship ($4000/ year) for four years of undergraduate studies from the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute, as long as the student maintains a good record. The scholarship will be in addition to any scholarships that the student receives from the Lindner College of Business and/or the University of Cincinnati.

  • Guaranteed scholarship for the Masters in Applied Economics program at the University of Cincinnati from the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute, as long as the student maintains a good record. The scholarship will be in addition to any scholarships that the student receives from the Lindner College of Business and/or the University of Cincinnati.

  • Potential additional scholarships for student trips, conference travel, and study-abroad opportunities.

  • Mentorship from an economics professor.

  • Assistance in finding internships. Paid co-op or internships are not guaranteed. 

Tentative Timeline
Pathways to Success Fall 2021 Event

On October 27, 2021, the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute hosted thirty-five junior and senior students from the Spencer Center for Gifted and Exceptional Students for a campus visit in Lindner Hall's innovative Kautz Attic.

Speakers included:

  • Academic Director Michael Jones, who shared various opportunities within the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute;

  • Associate Dean of Academic Programs Steve Slezak, Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence Nick Castro, and Assistant Director of Student Recruitment & Undergraduate Programs Kendra Dewberry, who discussed opportunities at the Lindner College of Business.