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 barber@econ.umd.edu. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

NASA Pathways Internship

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is currently seeking Engineering, Technical, and Business related majors to fill paid Pathways Intern positions. The deadline to apply is Monday October 3, 2016.

NASA is looking for students interested in areas of Psychology, Business Management/Administration, Education, Communications, Human Resources, Human Resources Development, Instructional Systems Design, Information Systems, Operations Research/Analytics, Supply Change Management, Finance, and Accounting.

For details and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450930300

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Elections 2016 - The Use and Impact of Social Media

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Full details: http://www.lib.umd.edu/rc/elections-2016

Attention December Graduates

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For information regarding the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Commencement Ceremony click here

For information regarding the Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony click here. 

Monetary Support for Experiential Learning or Conference Attendance

Gary L. Rozier Student Experience Fellowships 

Funded by a generous alumnus, these fellowships assist undergraduate economics majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom and similar activities that afford preparation for professional pursuits, including attendance at professional or academic conferences.  Preference in selecting awardees will be given for activities where financial obstacles would likely prevent a student from participating.  Amount of support is capped at $1,000 per student and will be paid into the individual student’s account in the University’s Bursar office. 

To be eligible for the fellowship, a student’s experiential learning activity or conference attendance must take place between August 29, 2016 and August 28, 2017.  This means you could request support for an activity currently underway OR taking place before the start of the fall 2017 semester.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 1, 2017 or until available funds are disbursed, whichever occurs first.  An announcement will be posted here on the blog when the available funds are exhausted.

Please carefully read the instructions included in the application form; each completed application should include at least 3 pages.

Students selected for this award are expected to write a letter of appreciation to Mr. Rozier which will be sent via the BSOS Office of Alumni and Donor Relations. 

2016-17 BSOS Diversity Advisory Council - Apply by Oct. 14!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) is made up of BSOS faculty, staff, students, and administration. The DAC serves an advisory function for the dean on matters of diversity and inclusion within the College and University. The DAC also provides a forum for the exchange of diversity and inclusion information and discussion of matters pertinent to the college community. Student representatives will serve as full members of the committee. As a representative of the DAC, students will receive excellent leadership and networking experience as they work alongside college faculty, staff, administrators, and fellow students.

The DAC student representative positions are open to both graduate and undergraduate students. The council will appoint 2 undergraduate and 2 graduate students. One undergraduate student must be a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council and one graduate student must be a member of the Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council. The other representatives will serve as “at large” student representatives. International students are encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Last Chance to Apply for Fall Brand and Marketing Internship with the National Park Service!

The National Park Service (NPS) Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship (Partnership Office) is searching for an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in an opportunity to assist in the  development of an NPS Brand and Marketing Strategy that raises public awareness and understanding of the NPS mission and its core values; resonates with a broad range of audiences and constituent groups; promotes greater recognition of the brand; and attracts and encourages increased engagement and stewardship. 

 The mission of the National Park Service is "… to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations" (National Park Service Organic Act, 1916).


The NPS strives to fulfill its mission and encourage greater citizen engagement in national park programs and activities by partnering with educational institutions, organizations, businesses, and federal, state, tribal and local agencies.  The Partnership Office helps the NPS and its partners create, enhance, and recognize their collaborative work through training, communication, and policy leadership.     

Responsibilities Include:   
  •  Collaborate with a brand and marketing specialist and the Partnership Office to assist in the development of an NPS Brand Identity and Marketing Strategy.  Depending on the phase of strategy development, interns may conduct research and write reports on the following topical  areas,  
o   Research and report out on the history of NPS brand marks and usage.
o   Research and report out on the history of NPS marketing, including successful cause marketing campaigns the NPS has carried out with other organizations in the past. 
o   Create a list of focus and constituent groups and brainstorm ways to engage groups in order to develop a comprehensive list of the universal meanings, values, emotions and intangible assets people equate with the NPS -and that the NPS seeks to convey through its new brand identity.
o   Research and report out on the “best-in-class” branding and marketing strategies used by government agencies and nonprofit and corporate entities. 
o   Research and recommend the best ways to articulate and roll out the new strategy to NPS employees, partners, and other key stakeholders. 
o   Research different types of tools and tool kits government, non-profit, and corporate entities have created to ensure stakeholders are able to effectively utilize the new brand.  
o   Provide guidance in rolling out the new branding/marketing strategy.
o   Develop a strategy to test brand and marketing effectiveness (once roll-out has occurred).

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Research Fellow at Stanford Law School

RESEARCH FELLOW, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Commitment:
Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2017.  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 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, and MIT, 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, 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.

Need to Take the GRE? Register for a Free Practice Test

The BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in-person GRE practice test on October 8th!

Learn what to expect and how you'd score on the exam with a detailed score report. Space is limited - register today!

Test Information:
Saturday, October 8th 
10 AM - 2 PM
0117 Tydings Hall

Registration link - http://bit.ly/umdgretest

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Internship Opportunity - Economics Partners

Economics Partners LLC (“EP”), with offices in Denver, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Morristown NJ, Salt Lake City, Dallas and Tel Aviv Israel was founded to address a market need.  Specializing in transfer pricing and valuation work, we handle much of our clients’ applied finance and economics needs.  Our clients include multiple Fortune 100 companies, many of which are the leaders in their industry.  We are considered thought leaders in the areas of intangible asset valuation, transfer pricing, and general valuation theory. 

Our services include providing restructuring-related valuation and economic analyses, controversy/tax audit defense, compliance documentation, and planning analyses.  We act as expert witnesses.  We negotiate audit settlements and advance pricing agreements between governments and taxpayers.  We price, document, and defend our clients’ most sensitive intercompany transactions. 

Job Description

We are currently seeking a college junior or senior Intern in our DC office to assist with various challenging transfer pricing and valuation engagements.  This position offers excellent opportunities for learning, development, and possible employment to the right candidate. 

As an Intern, you will work on a variety of assignments including, but not limited to:
  • Conducting benchmarking analyses;
  • Performing in-depth company, industry, and market research;
  • Drafting industry and market analyses;  and
  • Performing financial and statistical analyses related to client projects.
The environment at EP is collegial – as such, Interns have the opportunity to interact with Associates, Managers, Directors, and Partners on a regular basis.  Teamwork is very important to us.