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. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Apply to be a BSOS Ambassador for Fall 2017!

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Priority Deadline: May 8, 2017

Candidates selected to move forward will be contacted for an interview before the end of spring semester. Good luck!

Click here for more information about BSOS Ambassadors. E-mail Margo Shear at mshear@umd.edu with any questions.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Upcoming 4+1 Information Session


Current Smith and BSOS students please join us to learn more about the 4+1 (Dual Bachelor's / Master's) programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

If you are interested in applying for the program to start in Fall 2017, this is your last chance for the semester to hear from admissions, advising and to ask any questions you may have.

Food will be provided!

The event is next Wednesday,April 26th from 5:00-6:00pm, co-hosted by Admissions and the Masters Programs Office (4+1 Advisor) in VMH 1307.

Register Here!

Summer 2017 Internships with Hyattsville Community Development Corporation

Organizational Overview: The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a local non-profit community-serving organization dedicated to the revitalization and sustainable development of Hyattsville, the Gateway Arts District, and neighboring Inner-Beltway communities. Founded in the Fall of 2000, our mission is to develop arts, entertainment and public spaces; spur economic development and the quality of community life; encourage widespread leadership for community revitalization; and to rebuild the city’s commercial corridors.

Position Overview: We are currently looking for energetic, dynamic undergraduate or graduate students. Interns will work closely with our staff to learn the ins and outs of a community development organization and serving a unique community. Potential candidates must be self-starters with strong communication skills, eagerness to learn, and comfort working in a small team (4 staffers) office environment.

Applicants are strongly advised to review our website to review current programs and projects.

Status: This is an unpaid, part- time internship with a flexible work schedule. .

Duration: May 29th - August 25th, 2017

Required Application Materials: Resume and Cover Letter

Due Date for Applications: 4/26/2017

Tax Reform Panel with MD Delegate Healey at UMD


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Free GRE Practice Test Saturday, April 22nd

BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in-person GRE practice test!

Learn what to expect and how you'd score on the exam with a detailed score report.

The test is Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00 AM-1:00PM in Tydings Hall 0117.

Space is limited - register today!  Registration link - http://bit.ly/umd2017gretest

ATTENTION: This will be the same version of the test provided last fall (October 2016).

Sustainable Development in the Age of Trump - Apr. 20th

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BSOS Orientation Peer Advisor Opportunity - Apply by Apr. 28th!

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Contact bsosorientation@gmail.com for more information or to receive an application.
Applications are due April 28th.

Diversity Abroad Celebration & Ice Cream Reception - May 10th

What: Education Abroad values and celebrates the diversity of the UMD study abroad student community, so please join us in celebrating the diverse identities of our alumni, outbound and prospective students. Programming will include:
  • Study Abroad Student Alumni Panel
  • Resources on internationalizing your degree and career from UMD campus resources
  • Special study abroad giveaways
  • A unique opportunity to celebrate the broad definition of diversity in international experiences with your peers!
  • Food (ice cream) will be served!

When: 6:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, May 10th

Where: H.J. Patterson Hall Global Crossroads

To RSVP, go to: ter.ps/EAdiversity

Friday, April 14, 2017

Recent or May Grad Fluent in Spanish & Portuguese? Research Assistant Position with McLarty Associates

McLarty Associates seeks a research assistant in the support team for the Latin America practice.

Responsibilities of the position include extensive research of public policy and business issues in the Latin American region, as well as global issues such as trade negotiations and multilateral fora.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate is a resourceful and accomplished researcher and an excellent writer with an understanding of international politics, economics, and business. He or she should have a strong background, demonstrated interest, and experience living or studying in the region, as well as fluency in both Spanish and Portuguese.

Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to exercise independent judgment, interact comfortably with senior-level contacts, anticipate needs, adapt to demanding and fluid situations, and collaborate in a team environment. It is critical that the candidate is able to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (2-3 pages) to careers@maglobal.com.