Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ECON Blog Disclaimer

The focus of the ECON blog is to inform ECON majors of educational, career development, internship, and job opportunities. The ECON Department does not officially support or endorse any specific graduate programs, political affiliations, internship site, or company. Posts to the blog are purely to inform students of potential opportunities and should not be taken as advice or recommendation from the ECON Advising Staff. The department reserves the right to edit and review all submissions to the ECON Blog and deny submissions at their sole discretion. If you would like to submit an announcement for consideration to be posted on the blog, please contact barber@econ.umd.edu. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

ECON Departmental Scholarships Available!

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the availability of several undergraduate scholarships recognizing academic excellence for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. They are:

The Honorable Idamae Garrtott Memorial Scholarship
The Melanie E. (Lee) Easley Memorial Scholarship
The Moskowitz Family Scholarship
The Mark C. Sullivan Economics Scholarship
The Mark D. and Tracye C. Turner Scholarship in Economics
The Peggy Rae and John Sapienza Scholarship

Detailed  information including scholarship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found at https://go.umd.edu/econscholarships

Application Deadline is Sunday, March 5, 2017

Paid Summer 2017 Internships with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The application for the Chamber's summer internship program is now available. Please click here for a list of internship opportunities.

Please send your resume and application to internships@uschamber.com and please note in the subject line the department to which you are applying. You may only apply for one internship opportunity. This year's summer internship program will run from Friday, June 2, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017, and the deadline for applications is April 28.

International students who are authorized to be employed in the United States are eligible for an internship at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Read more here.

Research/Administrative Assistant Position for Recent Grad in Economic Policy Studies with the Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is seeking applications for a full-time position located in DC as an Administrative Assistant. The position provides administrative support to a wide variety of scholars and tasks in a fast-paced environment. The position is primarily an administrative position but may include limited communications and research responsibilities.

Institute Overview:

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization—a think tank—dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Job Search Strategies for Seniors - Mar. 9th

Thursday, March 9, 2017
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing


In this workshop, we will go over essential search strategies for finding a great entry-level job. If you are graduating in May and do not have a job for post-graduation, come learn how to use your time effectively to maximize your opportunities.

Whether you are just starting or are in the midst of your job search, this workshop is for you!

For additional information about this event contact Caroline Lee at clee91@umd.edu.

Careers in Public Policy: Is Graduate School for Me?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
3100 Hornbake Library
South Wing, 3rd Floor


Interested in interning or working in the field of public policy? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in the field as well as current graduate students to learn about the entry points and the advantages that an advanced degree can have in this field. Topics to be covered:
  • How should I evaluate graduate programs in this area?
  • Hiring trends in the field of public policy.
  • How can I make my application more competitive? 
  • Tips for exploring career options in the field of public policy. 

Need help finding an internship?

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

Monday, March 6, 2017 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, College Park, MD 20747

To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
  1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors.
  2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews.
  3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field.

Intern for a Day Spring 2017

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate UMD students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day job shadowing experiences.

In order to receive an application to participate in Intern for a Day, you must attend an informative, 30-minute orientation session that will cover the application process, how you will be matched with a host, best practices when shadowing your host on-site and how to show appreciation to your host after your experience.

Spring 2017 Intern for a Day Orientation Dates (Total of 8 Sessions Available): 
All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Federal Resume Writing Workshop, Presented by NIH - Mar. 7th

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing


Join NIH recruiters and HR professionals and learn how to develop a federal resume that showcases your volunteer and other non paid experiences!

The session will also provide information on USAJobs.gov resources and overview the NIH internship program.


For additional information about this event contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu.

Federal Reserve Board of Governors Information Session - Mar. 6th

Monday, March 6, 2017
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library South Wing


Build your career at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors!

Join us at an Information Session to learn about the agency's mission, internship/full time opportunities, benefits of working at the Board, and have your questions answered!

Roles include:
Financial Analyst, Research Assistant, Auditor, Technology Analyst, Intern (various departments)

For additional information about this event contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu