Friday, December 30, 2016

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 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Real Estate Development Minor

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Undergraduates interested in careers relating to real estate and the built environment—such as architecture, business, construction management, civil engineering, historic preservation, local government, non-profit housing, public-private partnerships, landscape architecture, urban planning or related entrepreneurial ventures—can now complete a minor in real estate development.

The courses and minor are designed to provide students with an introduction to sustainable development while giving them a working knowledge of the real estate industry. They include a focus on the development process; the basics of real estate finance; urban planning and design; and the unique roles of government and the private sector.

Both the courses and minor will be open to all UMD undergraduates with a GPA of 2.0 or above, who are enrolled in any major and have completed ARCH 271/RDEV 250 with a C- or better, and can be a good stepping stone to more advanced graduate work. Students completing the minor will have a head start in pursuing a Masters of Real Estate Development at UMD: 9 credits for the Master’s will already be satisfied.

Interested students can find more information and an online application at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's website:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spring 2017 Junior Fellowship & Internship Program

The Department of the Treasury is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student volunteers to assist in the performance of its mission. From January 30, 2017 - May 12, 2017, students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Treasury.

When applying select up to three program offices from the list below.
  • Executive Offices of the Secretary of the Treasury 
  • Domestic Finance 
  • Economic Policy 
  • General Counsel 
  • International Affairs 
  • Legislative Affairs 
  • Management/Chief Financial Officer 
  • Public Affairs 
  • Tax Policy 
  • Terrorism and Financial Intelligence 
  • Treasurer 
For full details and to apply, visit USAJobs. Application closes on October 28th.

Bureau of Labor Statistics at Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair - Oct. 21st

Bureau of Labor Statistics- Seeking economist (Full-Time Entry Level)

Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair, Friday, October 21, 2016

9:30am - 12:30pm- LeFrak Hall - Room 1158

Tips for preparing! 

For additional information about this event: Contact Crystal Sehlke at

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Boren Scholarship for Study Abroad

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2017-18 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 5 years!!!

A Boren Program representative will make a presentation on campus this coming Wednesday, October 26 at 4 pm, in Marie Mount Hall Room 1310A - RSVP to learn more!

Eligible regions include Africa, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships for 2017-18 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018.

*The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.*

The UMD deadline to apply for the Boren Scholarship will be January 25, 2017. You can learn more about the Boren Scholarship program here: 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

On Campus Interviews, Oct. 19th-Oct. 28th

The following organizations are conducting on-campus interviews in the coming days. Log into Careers4Terps and click “On-Campus Interviews” on the left side to read more about these opportunities. Note: The positions will only appear if you meet the criteria the employer sets (i.e. class year).

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (10/19)
  • AIM Group (10/19, 10/20)
  • NVR, Inc. – Ryan Homes (10/20)
  • PayPal (10/20)
  • M&T Bank Corporation (10/20)
  • AXA Advisors, LLC (10/21)
  • PNC Financial Services (10/26)
  • JPMorgan Chase (10/26)
  • US Army – Night Vision and Electronic Sensors (10/27)
  • Dominion Engineering, Inc. (10/28)

M&T Bank - Management Development Program Info Session on Oct. 26th

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Stamp Student Union, Pyon Su Room (2018)

Come to hear more about the fastest track to a managerial position within M&T Bank through our Management Development Program (MDP). MDPs will have the opportunity to learn our community banking model, build valuable relationships and continue to develop their leadership ability. Positions available in PA, NJ, MD, DC, NY, DE and VA.

RSVP link

Diversity Virtual Career Fair - Oct. 19th

Diversity Virtual Career Fair

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Location: Your Computer!

The Diversity Virtual Career Fair will feature full-time jobs, co-op jobs and internships for all majors (current students and alumni welcome). Students and alumni will have the opportunity to connect real-time with employers without the hassle of leaving your home or office. Employers’ chat hours will be posted in advance, and participants can meet recruiters online via chat rooms during the event. After registering, job-seekers simply need to upload their resume for employers to view.

Registration link

Spring 2017 Internship with the Environmental Law Institute - Apply by Nov. 7th!

For four decades, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, both domestically and internationally. For more information on the Institute, visit

ELI seeks individuals to support the research and publications departments of the Institute. Interns work directly with staff attorneys, editors, scientists, and economists on a variety of projects. Substantive areas of focus include: land use policy, public participation in environmental regulation, biodiversity, air quality, public health, hazardous waste and brownfields, wetlands and watershed policy, international environmental policy, armed conflict and the environment, environmental management systems, and environmental enforcement.

Interns conduct library and internet research, attend and report on outside events, analyze, edit, and synthesize scholarly material, assist with preparation for environmental training courses, and perform various administrative tasks. ELI integrates interns into the day-to-day operations of the Institute, and interns are encouraged to attend ELI policy events and meetings.

Positions are available throughout the academic year (minimum 15 hours/week) and during the summer (full-time). Candidates should possess superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a strong desire to gain knowledge of the environmental field. A strong academic background is required, but specific environmental experience is not mandatory. Candidates must have completed their freshman year of college. Compensation is not available, but a transportation stipend is provided.

Workshop on Information Interview, Elevator Speech, and How to Succeed at an Internship - 10/18 or 10/24

Partnership for Public Service (PPS) Workshop on Information Interview, Elevator Speech, and How to Succeed at an Internship - 10/18 or 10/24

Offered two times: 10/18 & 10/24, 7 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Tydings 1102, with time at end (until 8:20 or so) for one-on-one questions with amazing professionals!
RSVP below! We will provide cookies.

RSVP (Tuesday, 18 October):
RSVP (Monday, 24 October): 
WHERE: Tydings 1102

3-part workshop!
1) Informational Interview
2) Elevator Speech
3) Tips for Succeeding at an Internship

The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) and their team of experts from federal agencies will conduct the workshop and will share great tips on how to land and ace an informational interview and elevator speech, and how to succeed at an internship.

Hosted by Federal Fellows and Global Fellows in Washington, DC! Apply for next year at UMD!! |