The econ dept. at UCSD is ranked among the top ones - http://edirc.repec.org/usa-top.html , http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2008/04/ranking-eco... . However, someone told me that the recruiting on campus is not very good. How about applying for interviews with ? Can a degree from UCSD help you land a job as an investment analyst in IB or other fields like (specifically), , VC ? There is an option to pursue a joint degree of Econ + Math.
And is not necessary to repeat the obvious fact that the school is not everything and it depends on your personality etc. Let's assume that the holder is a random drama-free likable guy.