Friday, December 28, 2018


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Career Shuttle- U.S. Census Bureau

Friday, November 9, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Interested in gaining a better understanding of career paths available at the U.S. Census Bureau? This career shuttle will include information sessions led by staff in the Decennial Census and Economic Directorates of the Census Bureau that will highlight programs and examples of work completed. Participants will also gain knowledge of internship and job application tips. This visit will be of particular interest to undergraduate students studying Geography, Math, Economics, Survey Methodology, and Demography/Sociology. 

RSVP's are required and the deadline is: Nov. 1, 2018. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Master of Health Science in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Information Session

About the Program
The MHS-HEOR is a nine month full time academic program within the Health Policy and Management department at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It consists of two tracks: Economic Evaluation and Outcomes Research. Both tracks prepare students with the tools necessary to evaluate health care interventions, allocate resources efficiently, and discuss the results with stakeholders and policy makers. With these skills, alumni are regularly employed at pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms, major health systems, and research institutions. Students have also gone on to pursuing PhDs at leading universities.

For more information, visit this website, or attend one of the five online information sessions. Students should use links below to attend the online information sessions.

Online Information Sessions
No registration required; sessions use Adobe Connect for meetings

October 17 Noon-1 PM. Link: INFO SESSION 1
October 17 7-8 PM. Link: INFO SESSION 2
October 29, Noon-1 PM. Link: INFO SESSION 3
November 2, Noon-1 PM. Link: INFO SESSION 4
November 8, 7-8 PM. Link: INFO SESSION 5

BA/MPP Information Session - Nov. 12

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Job opportunity at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position. This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the Bureau. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

Recruiting is for positions that begin after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to: 
  • Grad school (e.g., Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard) 
  • Private industry (e.g., Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo, PayPal) 
  • Public sector (e.g., Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government) 
We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on the career center website. However, to officially apply, students will need to do so at during either of our live application windows on USAJobs. We will open one window in mid-October and another in early 2019. Official window date announcements are forthcoming.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Spring 2019 Treasury Department Internships

The Treasury Department is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student volunteers to assist in the performance of its mission. From January 14, 2019 - May 3, 2019, 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. Some offices include:
  • Domestic Finance 
  • Economic Policy 
  • International Affairs*** 
  • Public Affairs 
  • Tax Policy 
  • and other offices
Students are required to select up to three program offices from the list on the USAJOBS posting. For more information and detailed descriptions, visit Treasury's website

***The Office of Europe and Eurasia in International Affairs is seeking interns for Spring 2019. This office covers more than 50 economies from Iceland to Russia. The combination of an imbalanced recovery from the euro area crisis, political uncertainties, and a vigorous G-20 process that requires active diplomacy with European counterparts presents this office with a daily set of challenges that capture the focus of high-level policy officials across the U.S. government. The successful candidate will help the office provide economic analysis for Treasury officials to develop U.S. international economic policy toward Europe and Eurasia. Specific tasks will include:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

JPSM Junior Fellows Summer 2019

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland is pleased to once again offer a 10-week summer internship to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in survey methodology.

JPSM, in a unique partnership, brings together faculty from the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan, as well as researchers from Westat, a leading survey organization based in Rockville, MD. Through its educational offerings the Joint Program attempts to serve both professionals currently working in statistical agencies and survey organizations, and to educate the next generation of survey professionals.

Each summer JPSM sponsors a Junior Fellows Program for a limited number of extremely successful and talented undergraduate students. Successful applicants are granted paid research assistantships in a Federal or private statistical agency in the Washington, DC area. They participate in weekly seminars at JPSM and elsewhere in the area on survey methodology and career options in survey research. Throughout the summer students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how statistical agencies and survey organizations work, and they meet other students from across the country along with the JPSM faculty.

For more information follow this link:

If you have questions about the program, please contact us at

Monday, October 8, 2018

How to Find an Internship Workshop

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:

  1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field
Join us to get started in your search! These workshops occur monthly in the University Career Center & The President's Promise. If this date does not work for your schedule, check our event calendar for other dates this semester.

Friday, October 12, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hornbake Library

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students.

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies - Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We've had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, English majors, and art majors all take our program.

Interested students can start an application here!