Placements and Awards

Placements and Awards

Job Placements

Our students have been placed in a wide variety of positions, illustrating the wide applicability of our master’s degree. The list below includes permanent job placements in the last five years.

Job Title Company
International Trade Consultant Trade Commission of Peru, Ministry of Trade and Tourism of Peru
Global Services Consultant IBM
Adjunct Professor CSULB Economics Department
Adjunct Professor Azad University of Tehran
Public Information Assistant United Nations World Food Program
Research Analyst Orange County Department of Child Support Services; Research and Reporting Team; CBRE
Product Specialist Farmers Insurance
BOA Instructor International Education Corporation
Business Analyst Boeing, UK
International Logistic Specialist Boeing
Regional Operations Accounting Manager Jas Forwarding
Financial Analyst Southern California Edison
Team Lead Google
Analyst Principled Strategies, Inc.
Economist Status Economics, Inc.
Director, EFT Services First Teach Federal Credit Union
Staff Manager Mazda Motor Corporation
Institutional Research Analyst Trident University International; UC San Diego
Marketing Analyst Marketshare
Inventory Analyst IPC (USA)


Internship Placements

Many of our students are chosen for highly valued, local internship positions.  Positions are a mix of paid and unpaid internships.  The list below includes internship placements in the last five years.

Port of Long Beach; APM Terminals; Aquarium of the Pacific; Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC); Arclyte Technologies; Free Conference Call; California Bank and Trust, Irvine; Waddell & Reed; SakoMed; Principled Strategies; Long Beach Transit; Golden West College; and Manhattan Beachwear.


Recent PhD Program Placements and Acceptances

Some of our students decide to pursue a PhD after completing their master’s degree.  The list below includes our placements and acceptances in the last three years.

University of California, Irvine (with full funding), University of California, Riverside (with full funding), Claremont Graduate University, Kansas State University (with full funding), Purdue University, North Carolina State University, University of Hawaii


Student Awards and Accomplishments

Our students have had a number of awards and accomplishments that has distinguished them in the university and community.

Ray & Marge Lancaster Scholarship Awards

  • 2017-2018, Ryan Trias
  • 2016-2017, Alfredo Alegria
  • 2015-2016, Michelangelo Landgrave
  • 2014-2015, Ramon Vivero
  • 2013-2014, Samuel Valdez

Simonson Economics Department Scholarship Awards

  • 2015-2016, Nicholas Jenkins

HOGAR Graduate Student Scholarship Awards

  • 2017-2018, Herman Singh
  • 2016-2017, Kevin Gomez
  • 2015-2016, Varren Anacleto and Ryan Hunter

CSULB Graduate Research Fellowship

  • 2016-2017, Nicholas Jenkins

CSULB Student Research Competition

Each year, CSULB students compete in a university-wide research competition.  Our graduate students have placed in the competition every year for the last eight years and have been awarded first place for the past seven years.  This highlights the excellent research efforts of our students and its recognition within the university.

  • 2017

    Nicholas Jenkins, First Place, “Becoming an Entrepreneur: The Role of Employment History and Risk”
    Cesar Servin, Second Place, “Racial Bias

  • 2016

    Saba Mojtahedi, First Place, “The Effects of California Solar Initiative Rebates on Solar Energy Adoption”

  • 2015

    Joseph Lee, First Place, “Income Inequality and Economic Growth”

  • 2014

    Chelsea Redmon, First Place, “The Relationship Between Corruption, Competition, and Democracy: A cross-country analysis”

  • 2013

    Neda Jahedmotlagh, First Place, “The Impact of Airport Security Measures on the Demand for Air Travel”

  • 2012

    Denise Okamoto, First Place, “The Motherhood Wage Gap”
    Foong Yee Law, Second Place, “The Marital Wage Premium Revisited: Specialization or Selection?”

  • 2011

    Angela Fizer, First Place, “Perceived Job Security Among American Workers: 1988-2008”
    Brydey Redmon, Honorable Mention, “Owner Operators v. Employee Drivers: A Comparative Analysis of Trucking Accidents”

Dean’s List of Graduating Master Students

At the graduate level, Dean’s List is awarded competitively by the college, with only the top one percent of the class receiving this award.  Two of our students have earned this prestigious award.

  • Samuel Valdez, 2014
  • Yan Ma, 2013

Other Accolades

  • CSU (State-wide) Student Research Competition, Participant, Nicholas Jenkins, 2017
  • CSU (State-wide) Student Research Competition, First Place Award, Saba Mojtahedi, 2016
  • WTS-OC Transportation Academy (2012), Neda Jahedmotlagh
  • CSU (State-wide) Student Research Competition, Participant, Neda Jahedmotlagh, 2013
  • CSU (State-wide) Student Research Competition, First Place Award, Denise Okamoto, 2012
  • CSU (State-wide) Student Research Competition, Participant, Angela Fizer, 2011