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. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Internship & Job Search Strategies for BSOS Students with Online Career Labs

All BSOS students are invited to attend the online career labs on January 18, 19, and 20! Please join us for one, two, or all three labs to jumpstart your career development during the Spring 2017 semester. The format will be practice-based, so if you are looking for a boring lecture, these workshops are not for you!

Attend the Online Labs on the following Topics:
  • Exploring and Narrowing Down Career Options 
  • Preparing to Apply & Customizing Your Resume 
  • Job Search Strategies

Please click here to read more about the Online Labs, and to RSVP!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Maryland Student Researchers - Spring 2017 Information Sessions

Are you an Undergraduate interested in exploring research opportunities for Spring 2017 at the University of Maryland?

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program, and review over 150 available opportunities by visiting their website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-studentresearchers.html

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities – space for each session is limited so please RSVP to ugresearch@umd.edu with the date/time of the session you plan to attend:

Schedule for MSR Information Sessions, Spring Semester 2017:

  • Wednesday, January 25, 10:30-11:00 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, January 25, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, January 26, 10:30-11:00 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, January 26, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, January 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Monday, January 30, 2:00-2:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, February 1, 10:30-11:00 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, February 1, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, February 2, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Read more for further information about the Maryland Student Researchers program.

Accounting Internship, World Trade Center Institute

Jump-start a career in accounting and finance! Internships at the World Trade Center Institute offer unique hands-on experience and unparalleled networking opportunities. As an intern, you will gain insight into the world of international business, learn from industry leaders and get a head-start on your career. All interns are given professional titles and business cards to be used throughout the semester. Some of our best interns go on to full-time positions with many of our clients – some of Maryland's most prestigious institutions.

Responsibilities include:
  • Assist the Finance Manager in daily operations such as accounts payable/receivable 
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly expenses analysis and weekly financial reports 
  • Perform membership and sponsorship tracking and follow ups 
  • Assist in IT and web site related activities as needed 
  • Attend WTCI networking events 
  • Other miscellaneous duties 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Spring 2017 United Nations Internship

United Nations - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is currently accepting applications for an Economics Affairs Intern for the Spring semester.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.

For a detailed description and to apply visit the career homepage of the United Nation: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=IPS

**NOTE: To locate this specific internship opportunity, you will first need to select the Job Openings link on the left hand side of the homepage, then select the Internships tab, and Search Job Openings to select Duty Station Washington.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients - Apply by March 7th!

Are you thinking about studying abroad in summer 2017, fall 2017, or academic year 2017-18? Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last year and a half, nearly 50% of University of Maryland students that applied won Gilman Scholarships!

Get an early start and respond to gilman@umd.edu so you can learn about the Gilman Scholarship program, upcoming information sessions, and a Gilman Panel with returned UMD Gilman Scholars. We highly encourage you to start before the beginning of the semester so you can submit a strong application!

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Summer 2017 Research Assistant Opportunities at the Federal Reserve Board for Spring or Recent Grad

The Federal Reserve Board is now hiring Research Assistants during the Spring recruiting season, February-March for positions that begin in the summer. To be considered as part of the Spring recruiting season, candidates must submit application materials by January 31. Complete application instructions are available at http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/ra.htm.

Each year, the Board hires approximately 70 recent graduates in economics, math, or related fields as RAs. These positions are highly competitive and very quantitative in nature. While at the Board, RAs work closely with economists and analysts on a broad range of topics covering real-world policy issues and academic-type research. After their time at the Board, many of our RAs move on to top graduate school programs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

International Development Internship 2017

Are you interested in a career in International Development? Join Creative Associates International 2017 internship class and work alongside experts who are addressing some of developments toughest challenges; such as delivering quality education to students in conflict, to stabilizing communities transitioning from crisis to peace.

Through Creative’s International Development Internship, undergraduate and graduate students will gain valuable firsthand experience and insight in this exciting field. The program also provides interns with multiple opportunities for professional development by attending workshops, listening to guest speakers, and other activities.

Working from the fast-paced environment at Creative’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, interns will hone their research skills and explore their academic and professional interests from June 5, 2017 to July 28, 2017.

At the end of the eight-week Internship, participants will present findings from their research projects or other specific deliverables. Winners will receive additional recognition and reward. Past internship projects have included: researching solutions to humanitarian crises in Central America and South Sudan; analyzing land governance in conflict zones; and supporting projects to mitigate electoral conflict and improve security in Tunisia and Burundi.

Booz-Allen Hamilton 2017 Summer Games Internship

Do YOU want a challenge for the summer? Do you want to be on a team that creates innovative solutions to real world client challenges? Contribute, Collaborate, Analyze, and Synthesize! If yes, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Game on! A Day in the Life of a Summer Games Intern at Booz Allen:

-Simulating startup accel­erator, interns are placed on teams focused on current challenges

-Throughout the Games, students are mentored by senior leaders, exposed to Booz Allens innovation ecosys­tem, and work with the firms clients in different markets, including government and commercial, to create feasible solutions and working prototypes

Basic Qualifications:
  • Experience with conducting research
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to present findings
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Pursuing a BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:
  • Possession of excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Pursuing a MA, MS, MBA, JD, or PhD degree is accepted


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Apply here.

Finance Rotation Program Associate, Capital One

Entry Level, full time position with the Capital One Finance Rotation Program. The Finance Rotation Program will help you launch an exciting and challenging career. During your two years in this highly selective Program, you’ll gain a wealth of experience through 3 distinct roles and be exposed to strategy development, business execution and financial management in corporate Finance and Accounting.

As a Finance associate, you will join our elite Finance Rotation Program and will experience

Corporate Finance:
  • Analyze consumer and commercial banking metrics and performance 
  • Prepare financial forecasts in support of evolving product and strategy decisions 
  • Develop, improve and / or automate reporting and analysis to provide insight into business trends 
  • Participate in the external financial reporting process, including the quarterly earnings release and securitization trust reporting 
  • Prepare accurate and timely management, regulatory and U.S. GAAP basis reports, schedules and documentation 
  • Perform financial and operational audits, testing controls and identifying efficiencies