Friday, December 28, 2018


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Monday, December 10, 2018

Associate Consultant Position, Beghou Consulting

At Beghou Consulting, we are looking for outstanding individuals who possess the creative and quantitative skills necessary to succeed in a dynamic sales and marketing analytics environment. We seek candidates from a variety of backgrounds who demonstrate leadership potential, integrity, problem-solving skills, and the communication skills necessary to work with clients and people at all levels of our firm. While we are primarily recruiting for our Rockville, MD office, we also have offices in Evanston, IL, New York City, Emeryville, CA, and Durham, NC.

As an Associate Consultant you will:
  • Utilize strong quantitative skills to design and refine sales force data models, provide in-depth analysis, and develop and maintain client reports.
  • Take ownership as a member of dedicated project teams which encourage individual initiative and attention to detail.
  • Communicate directly with client management to address challenging issues and deliver insightful and innovative solutions.
  • Gain confidence working in a collaborative environment with Consultants and Managers.
  • We are looking for BA/BS/MA/MS students who demonstrate a strong analytical and quantitative aptitude through their coursework or other experience.
  • Please include your GPA on your resume.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S on a permanent basis. We do not sponsor applicants for work Visas. 
Applications are due between December 18, 2018 and February 12, 2019.

To apply, log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 181149.

Internships at American Enterprise Institute

AEI internships offer a unique opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates to gain experience in research, writing, business, and communications at one of the nation’s leading think tanks. Competitive candidates for these internships will generally possess a 3.6 GPA from a top ranking college or university. AEI internships last a minimum of 10 weeks and interns are required to work 20-40 hours per week. AEI internships are unpaid; however, interns receive complimentary breakfast and lunch each day and a monthly transportation stipend to assist with commuting costs.

Below are some available internship opportunities:
  • Economic Research Internship (Spring) - This position involves two major projects. The first, for Dr. Veuger, uses data from the Washington Civil Disorder Survey to evaluate the patterns of urban development after the 1968 Martin Luther King riots. The second project is for Dr. Smith, and it will use data from the US Shipping Board and the US Maritime Administration’s records of linear shipping conference agreements (cartel collusion) to evaluate the Jones Act. Both of these projects are high-quality academic research projects that will be published in peer-reviewed journals, but they also are relevant to policy.
  • International Trade and Finance Internship (Summer) - Resident Scholar Claude Barfield's primary areas of study include international trade policy, U.S. competitiveness, and science and technology policy. Interns will assist with research projects focusing on free trade agreements, international investment, U.S. trade policy, and Asian regionalism. Economics or public policy students are preferred. Proficiency with Excel and statistical software packages a plus.
  • Poverty Studies Internship (Summer) - AEI’s Poverty Studies program seeks to identify and develop better policies to improve the work and welfare of low-income Americans. The Poverty Studies program addresses a host of social services programs, including cash welfare, food assistance, and employment programs, among many others. Internship duties will include specific research tasks for AEI Poverty Studies scholars and staff including data manipulation, retrieval, and analysis; creating and formatting charts, graphic displays, and tables; helping to organize conferences and seminars related to poverty studies; and some administrative tasks. Those with interest in social services policy and with a background in economics are encouraged to apply.
A full list of the internships available at AEI is available on their website.

Friday, December 7, 2018

2019 Operations Analyst Program (Full Time), Morgan Stanley

The Operations Analyst Program is a competitive program that provides an opportunity for entry-level employees to both learn about the Financial Services Industry and develop the necessary professional competencies to be successful within Operations. Placement varies in accordance with business needs, with opportunities for analysts to join in January (Baltimore). The program includes a three level development model, whereby analysts work closely with their managers in goal setting and career planning to achieve their individual development goals. In addition, the Analyst Program has an assisted mobility component, where Analysts may experience up to two distinct roles during the program.

Training Program: Analysts participate in a three week training series, which includes a high level overview of the firm and an introduction to the securities industry. The program also includes knowledge based training with focus on regulatory requirements, operational risk management and financial accounting. All analysts are assigned peer advisors to assist with their transition into the organization. To further develop their professional network, analysts are provided with opportunities to attend seminars hosted by senior management and are encouraged to attend social and networking events. Upon completion of training, analysts will be assigned to support one of three strategic business units: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, or Investment Management. 

Responsibilities: Partner with business units and technology to deliver exceptional service to our clients in the areas of trade capture, clearance and settlement, as well as other areas in operations, including but not limited to, account opening, cash management, billing, tax reporting and fraud monitoring.

Read more and apply through Careers4Terps. Use ID: 181207 to search for the posting. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Summer Junior Fellows Program, JPSM

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland is pleased to once again offer a 10-week summer internship to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in survey methodology. Housing is provided; $6,000 starting salary for 10 weeks.

JPSM, in a unique partnership, brings together faculty from the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan, as well as researchers from Westat, a leading survey organization based in Rockville, MD. Through its educational offerings the Joint Program attempts to serve both professionals currently working in statistical agencies and survey organizations, and to educate the next generation of survey professionals.

Each summer JPSM sponsors a Junior Fellows Program for a limited number of extremely successful and talented undergraduate students. Successful applicants are granted paid research assistantships in a Federal or private statistical agency in the Washington, DC area. They participate in weekly seminars at JPSM and elsewhere in the area on survey methodology and career options in survey research. Throughout the summer students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how statistical agencies and survey organizations work, and they meet other students from across the country along with the JPSM faculty.

Ideal candidates:
  • Will have completed their sophomore or junior year by June 2019
  • Have a strong academic record (3.5 GPA or higher)
Participants learn how data gathered from households and economic units are used to track and identify trends.

Applications open November 12, 2018 and close January 7, 2019, 11:50 p.m. EST.

More information is on the JPSM website.

Spring Global Economy Internship, Institute for Policy Studies

The mission of the Global Economy Project is to speed the transition of the U.S. and global economy from a model characterized by extreme levels of economic and racial inequality and excessive corporate and Wall Street power to one that is equitable and sustainable. This project conducts research and analysis of a wide range of economic issues, including low-wage employment, executive compensation, Wall Street reform, and corporate taxes.

Interns for Global Economy are typically involved in research and writing for the IPS website and our inequality portal, as well as policy papers, op-eds, reports, and other project materials. Ideal interns will be comfortable working with numbers (no high-level mathematics, but work may involve lots of data). Through mentorship from project director Sarah Anderson, interns will learn to research various government sources, including corporate filings with the SEC and BLS data on labor. Global Economy Interns also sometimes help develop and implement communications strategies on the wide range of issues that the project covers.

Each participant in our internship program will get hands-on experience by working on one of our projects and will receive individualized mentorship and training from one of our IPS public scholars. We will also provide opportunities for professional development through brown-bag discussions, trainings and workshops, and networking events.

Term and Hours: We expect a time commitment of 10-15 hours a week for interns in the spring term. We strongly request that applicants be available between the hours of 12:00 and 4:00 on Tuesdays to attend our staff meetings and workshops, but this availability will not affect application status. Although we are seeking folks who can commit to working with us beginning in mid to late January (early February accepted) until mid to late April unless otherwise noted, we are more than happy to adjust the time commitment based on individual schedules and needs.

Application Deadline: Applications are rolling, but we are looking to hire as soon as possible!

All of IPS’s internships are paid at a rate of $13.25 an hour. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Job Opportunities at J-PAL North America (MIT)

Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL North America), based in the department of economics at MIT leads J-PAL’s work in the North America region by conducting randomized evaluations, building partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helping partners scale up effective programs to reduce poverty. Our work spans a wide range of sectors including health care, housing, criminal justice, education, and economic mobility, among others.
We are currently hiring for a variety of open roles, all with an application deadline of December 3, 2018. Job descriptions with instructions on how to apply are linked below. J-PAL North America values the strength that diverse teams bring to this work. We actively welcome applicants who come from backgrounds that reflect populations most impacted by poverty and from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the economics field.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Summer Research Internship 2019 - Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2019 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply. 

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Most of the top interns have gone to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Management, Operations Research, and Data Science. Many have been selected to join CBS as full-time Research Associates or admitted to one of CBS' PhD programs.

All prospective interns must have the following qualifications:
·         Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills
·         The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects

Skills for Quantitative Projects
·         Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:
o   Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics
o   The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R
·         Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:
o   Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
o   Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)
·         Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Research Fellow at Stanford Law School

RESEARCH FELLOW, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2019. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, engineering, and computer science.

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Pre-Law Advising Interviews

UMD's Pre-Law Advising Office has set up an interview program that will bring together admissions deans from some of our more popular feeder schools right here to you on campus.
DEADLINE EXTENSION to 11/29 Thursday  

Here's how it works:

1.  Interviews are the week of December 3-7, as follows:

Monday 12/3 - American, Fordham, Catholic
Tuesday 12/4 - American, Baltimore, Fordham (morning, if needed), GW
Wednesday 12/5 - Maryland, Balltimore, GW, William and Mary, Cardozo (afternoon, if needed)
Thursday 12/6 - Maryland, Cardozo, Virginia (afternoon, if needed)
Friday 12/7 - Virginia, George Mason

2.  These are intended for students applying to matriculate next fall.  Please, do not register if you are not currently applying.  

3.  You are welcome to sign up for as many as you like, but please only take a spot if you have some legitimate interest in the school.  I do not want you to register for a "practice" interview for a school you don't care about.