Providing the opportunity to produce a legacy project is one of the many ways the Economics Department at HSU guarantees that students graduate with hands-on experience in Economics. Students are given the freedom to design their individual project on their own under the guidance of their advisor, and have created many resources over the years that the Economcs Department at HSU shares with current and future students. As the title suggests, legacy projects are a student's way to have an impact on the future educational opportunities of students while enriching their own experience.
Several examples include:
- In the academic year 2013-14 econ majors worked with faculty to produce a centennial video titled "100 Years of Economics at Humboldt State University." Students collected photos, did interviews, wrote the script and created a slide show as part of the HSU Centennial celebration.
- In 2013, Econ majors Haresh Dadlani, Dennis Franklin, Dustin Littlefield and Mike Kowtkow produced a Cost of Living in Eureka and Sacramento poster that was presented at the annual Alumni dinner in April 2013 - /economics/sites/default/files/HSU_Economics_CPI_Poster.pdf
- In 2011 and 2012 Econ majors Erica Blake and Jessica Lamb respectively worked with Professor Erick Eschker to produce a survey of local entrepreneurs to determine factors in small business success - /economics/sites/default/files/HSU%20Economics%20Entrepreneur%20Report.pdf
- In 2009, Econ majors produced a cost of living comparison study between the California cities of Eureka, Half Moon Bay, Sacramento and Lomita - /economics/sites/default/files/finalcpi_aug09.pdf
- In 2005 Econ major Alisande Evans worked with Professor Dan Ihara to study the economic impact of Humboldt State University on Humboldt County