Student Programs

The Center for Growth and Opportunity is a nonprofit, university-based research center committed to student talent development. The concept of “learning by doing” guides each of the CGO’s programs. Students can access a variety of opportunities at the CGO, including researching real-world economic policy topics, tackling big ideas, and developing dynamic skills.

In each program, students receive hands-on mentorship and training that stretches their understanding of what is possible and helps them confidently build practical skills.

CGO Graduate Research Fellowship

Students pursuing master’s degrees in economics receive tuition funding and participate in CGO research projects and training opportunities…

CGO Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Huntsman School undergrads gain unique and meaningful research experience early on in their academic careers…

Koch Scholar Program

A weekly reading group comprised of students and faculty advisers, where classic and contemporary literary works are discussed over dinner.

Amy Rees Anderson Academic Entrepreneurs

A fellowship program for female students at Utah State University who are interested in careers related to higher education, academia, business, and public policy.

at the center for growth and opportunity,

students encounter

  • Challenging Work

  • Big Ideas

  • Learning Experiences

  • Career Possibilities

Student Highlights