Friday, March 1, 2019

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 nance@econ.umd.edu. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Apply to be the Winter 2017 BSOS Student Commencement Speaker!

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
12:00p.m.   

As you prepare to embark on your next journey after graduating from the University of Maryland, what reflections would you share with your fellow graduates?

The selected student speaker will get to deliver his/her message to the 2,000 students, faculty, and guests at the BSOS Commencement Ceremony. The student speaker will play a prominent role in the procession into the Xfinity Center. During the BSOS Commencement Ceremony, the student speaker will get to sit on stage with the Dean Gregory Ball and will receive reserved special seating for family and guests.

Eligibility

·         Completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park
·         A GPA of 3.50 or better
·         Graduated in Summer or Fall 2017

For more information about the application process or to access the application, please visit the BSOS student speaker website (go.umd.edu/bsosspeaker17).

Fall 2017 Career & Internship Fair

Tuesday September 19 12-5pm STEM Industries

Wednesday September 20 12-5pm All Industries

University of Maryland, XFINITY Center 
Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise

The annual Career and Internship Fair provides UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Over 270 employers have registered and are looking forward to meeting undergraduate and graduate students! Business professional attire is requested.

View ALL participating organizations

Click the link below to review tips for how you can best use the Fair to…

PREPARATION ASSISTANCE

Review a sample of the employers seeking to talk with Economics students!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Job Opportunity at CFPB

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position, and we want to encourage graduating seniors to apply. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 
This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.
We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2017-2018 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:


  • Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
  • Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
  • Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)

We will be on campus for the Career Fair on Wednesday, September 20. 

HOW TO APPLY

We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on the career center website. However, the formal application will be available here only during the following open application windows:

Window 1: September 22 - September 26

Window 2: October 12 - October 16

Please encourage interested students to reach out to me with any questions about the position or the application process at leah.kazar@cfpb.gov.

Thanks,
Leah Kazar

Director’s Financial Analyst
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumerfinance.gov


Research Fellow at Stanford Law School (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Commitment:
Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2018. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Description:
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.

Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:
  • Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models
  • Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets
  • Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results
  • Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators
  • Report writing and manuscript preparation

EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites applications for full-time pre-doctoral
fellows for the academic year 2018-19. An interdisciplinary research and training center at the
University of Chicago, EPIC is contributing innovative solutions to the global energy challenge:
How can we ensure that people around the world, today and in the future, have access to reliable,
affordable energy needed for human development without putting our health, environment and
climate at risk? Previous results from EPIC projects have been influential with policymakers
worldwide and featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other leading
publications.

Successful candidates will report to either Michael Greenstone, Professor of Economics at the
University of Chicago and Director of EPIC, another EPIC faculty affiliate, or work with the
Climate Impact Lab under the direction of Michael Greenstone. Applicants will automatically be
considered for all open positions but may list preferences within their cover letter.

Responsibilities span all stages of research, including managing projects, collecting and analyzing
data, creating presentations, and editing manuscripts. Typical research projects involve the
analysis of environmental and energy data from the United States, India, China, and other countries
utilizing quasi-experimental and experimental methods, as well as development of computational
economic models of energy markets. In addition to working closely with faculty as research
assistants, pre-doctoral fellows typically attend classes and seminars at EPIC, the University of
Chicago, and affiliate institutions.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Networking & Resume Tips - Sept. 28th! (for the Economics Networking Night)


This workshop will help you prepare to make an amazing first impression at the Economics Networking Night, Wednesday, October 4, 6-8 p.m.

Representatives from Morgan Stanley will lead this session and share best practices for marketing yourself at career fairs and networking events. They will also share what they look for on resumes, information about their current openings, and other application tips. Additionally, attendees will also receive information about the format of the Networking Night.

If you are planning to attend the Networking Night, this workshop is strongly recommended for you!

For additional information about this event:
Contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice - ONLINE INFO SESSION

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Tuesday, September 26 at 7pm Eastern to discuss careers in community organizing with individuals interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/september26

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Fighting for immigrants' rights
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Criminal justice system reforms to stop the growing criminalization of youth of color

Positions start January 16, 2018 in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Positions start August 13, 2018 in Knoxville, TN, Columbia, SC, Lexington, KY, Richmond, VA, and Daytona Beach, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Sarah Storar at sarah@thedartcenter.org or (937) 974-6093.

Dual Bachelor's/Masters Program Information Session

Tuesday September 19th
5:00 - 6:00 PM
1307 Van Munching Hall

Current SMITH and BSOS students are invited to learn more about the Plus 1 (Dual Bachelor's/Master's) programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The information session will cover topics such as what exactly the +1 program entails, entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and answer any questions.

To register please go here.

If you have any questions please email masters@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Economics Networking Night - October 4th!

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The Economics Networking Night connects students with UMD alumni and employers working in the areas of applied economics research, policy analysis, financial services, and consulting with federal government and private sector organizations throughout the DC Metro area.

Students in attendance will…
  • Make connections in their field of interest;
  • Engage in networking needed to job search effectively in Washington, D.C.;
  • Market their skills and identify internship and job openings.
Some participating organizations include Booz Allen Hamiliton, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and many others.

For a full list of attendees and more information about this event please visit see the Economics Networking Night event

Want to get ready for the Networking Night? Attend the Networking and Resume Tips event on September 28th to help prepare. Students should also review these tips before the networking event to be sure to make a great impression.