Friday, September 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 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Energy Industry Analyst Paid Internship with the Federal Regulatory Commission

Closes Wednesday 8/31/2016

Salary Range: $43,684.00 to $56,790.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-1199-07/07


We’re an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil.

Our internship program provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a federal agency while learning more about the energy industry and gaining exposure to the Commission’s work. Students have the opportunity to attend networking events, visits to regulated hydropower dams, seminars with career advice and tips and enjoy lunch with FERC’s top officials.

This internship position is located in the Office of Enforcement in the Division of Analytics and Surveillance, which serves the public interest by ensuring effective regulations and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, timely identifying and remedying market problems, assuring compliance with Commission rules and regulations, and detecting and crafting remedies to address market manipulation and other non-compliance issues.

At time of application, applicant must submit proof of Fall 2016 enrollment.

These positions are temporary, they may be converted to a full time, career-conditional position. Any conversions to full time or career-conditional status is neither implied nor guaranteed.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tutors Needed for NOYCE Scholars Program

Attention freshmen and sophomores: Are you interested in helping local middle and high school students learn math or science? Check out the NOYCE tutoring program. This is both a competitive and rewarding part-time job opportunity. Tutors work with middle and high school students 2 - 10 hours per week in schools throughout Prince George’s County. Additional information and applications are available at .

If you have any questions about this position please contact NOYCE tutoring coordinator Ashley Coon at Applications are due by September 8th.

Maryland Student Researchers Program Fall 2016 Info Sessions


Francis DuVinage, Director
Jacquelyn de la Torre, Coordinator


Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review nearly 150 available opportunities by visiting our website.

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Nearly 150 projects are listed with more being added so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s). The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research. Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Most positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

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 with the date/time of the session you plan to attend.

Schedule for MSR Information Sessions, Fall Semester 2016:
Wednesday, August 31, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 1, 10:00-10:30 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 1, 1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 2, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 2, 3:00-3:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 7, 1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 7, 3:00-3:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 8, 10:00-10:30 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 8, 1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 9, 2:00-2:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fall 2016 Smith Transfer Information Sessions

Are you looking to transfer to Smith from another major at College Park or from another institution? If so, we invite you to attend a Smith Transfer information session.

During the transfer information sessions, prospective students will learn more about majors, special programs, clubs, and career services offered to Smith Terps, as well as more about the details surrounding the transfer application. Sessions are facilitated by Smith staff.

Prior to our session, make sure to check out our resources and frequently asked questions for current UMD students seeking admission to Smith and students seeking transfer admission to Smith and the University of Maryland.

Fall 2016 Sessions (please note some sessions are in-person, one is a webinar)
Thursday, September 15 at 4:30 PM (in-person)
Monday, October 3 at 12:15 PM (webinar)
Friday, October 14 at 2:00 PM (in-person)

You can RSVP for a session by clicking here.

If you have questions regarding Smith Transfer information sessions, please email

Thursday, August 18, 2016

LOFT PwC Global Megatrends 2.0 NYC Event

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Join students, young professionals and experienced professionals in the fields of accounting economics, finance, actuary science & computer science for a panel discussion with industry experts on the 5 Global Megatrends, as well as a networking reception to meet recruiters from PwC.

Please RSVP here.

UCLA Master of Applied Economics Program

UCLA would like to invite you to apply the Master of Applied Economics (MAE) program. In mid-September, we will be accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year.

The UCLA Master of Applied Economics program is a full-time, 9-month program. Students in our MAE program will master techniques for rigorous economics analysis in order to perform well in in the fields such as: consulting, finance, government, and risk management.

To meet the ever-increasing demand for expertise in Big Data, our program features courses in data analytics. The MAE curriculum also includes courses from applied econometrics to writing and presentation skills.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of economists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those with a Master’s Degree or Ph.D., strong analytical skills, and related work experience.”

For more information click here.

Free Pre-Law Event in Washington, D.C.

Engaging under-represented prelaw students in lively, in person discussion with peers, law school faculty, and attorneys. Enhancing the student's social perspective on the admissions process and law school success! 

The CLEO CONNECTION program provides a person-to-person environment where under-represented students can:
  • Find answers to important questions about law school,
  • Create a local network of colleagues and legal professional guides, and
  • Develop an understanding of the legal field culture

When: Oct. 20, Nov. 17 & Dec. 15 2016 (Thursday) 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Washington, D.C.
How: Register for FREE. Click here: CLEO Connection website (click on D.C.)

CLEO is a non-profit project organization. Since 1968, CLEO has helped more than 7,000 low-income and minority students become successful members of the legal profession. The College Scholars Program seeks to continue this standard of excellence through a collaborative effort between CLEO and colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BSOS Needs Ambassadors!

BSOS is looking for student leaders to become ambassadors for the College. It's an exciting opportunity to get involved while earning two elective credits. This is an invitation-only leadership program, and students selected to move forward will be interviewed on campus the first week of classes. Click here to learn more about BSOS Ambassadors. Think you have the experience to stand out? Please apply here by Monday, August 22, 2016.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Research Assistant Position with Westat for Recent Grad

Westat is seeking a research assistant to work as part of a small team on several evaluations in the areas of homelessness, public health, and vulnerable populations, among others. Westat is located in Rockville, MD. Applications accepted until September 30, 2016.

Job Responsibilities
  • Work on the development of both qualitative and quantitative data collection tools. 
  • Monitor data collection and prepare data for analysis (both qualitative and quantitative). 
  • Conduct preliminary data analyses (using both quantitative software and statistical packages) and graphically representing the data findings.
  • Assist in the writing of reports and articles. 
Job Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in social sciences is required.
  • At least 1 year of experience in research methods is preferred.
Read more and apply through your UMD Careers4Terps account.