Friday, December 21, 2012

First Command Financial Service - Externship Day

The First Command Financial Services office in Arlington, VA will hold its annual Externship Day on January 10, 2013.

The one day externship, specially designed for college students interested in careers in financial services, will focus on the planning model used by First Command.  Attached is the agenda for the externship that we hope you will share with your students.  Along with a review of the role of cash management, risk management and wealth accumulation and management, attendees will receive an overview on the principles and concepts our advisors use in developing long-range financial plans.

Our event will include a roundtable discussion with several of our advisors  Our advisor panel will include a recent college graduate with one year of experience as well as an advisor with more than 20 years of financial planning experience. 

A complementary working-lunch is included for all attendees.

Interested students should reserve their seat, no later than December 28, by contacting our office at  We will provide the students with directions to our Arlington office.   We are located at 2711 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22202, near Reagan National Airport. 

The mission of our advisors in the First Command office in Arlington is to help those who defend the American Dream achieve it.  We work primarily with military professionals, federal employees and veterans who have entered second careers.  Our advisors hold face-to-face meetings with our clients to learn what is important to them.  We then develop financial plans that are designed to help them achieve their financial security.  Our advisors encourage and nurture long term business relationships with our clients. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

For Students: 4 Important Career Steps to take before the New Year

If you haven’t joined the AfterCollege network yet, you are missing out on the best career resource for students

Creating an AfterCollege profile is a simple, powerful way for Department of Economics students to get a great head start on launching their professional careers.

With your free AfterCollege account you can:

1. Create or improve your resume

2. Research & follow employers

3. Search for great jobs & internships, and apply

4. Take advantage of student scholarship opportunities


Winter break is the perfect time to start thinking about your next career step, and AfterCollege is here to help!

Happy Holidays,
AfterCollege Team

Friday, December 14, 2012

Attn Graduating Seniors! Check out the Fordam Business Challenge 2013

8 full-tuition scholarships available in the Fordham Business Challenge 2013!

Want to be in the thick of the global business and media action? Then what better place than New York City!

Apply for the Fordham Business Challenge ’13 and compete for a full-tuition scholarship for a Master of Science program from Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) in New York City fall 2013!

PROGRAMS eight Master of Science Programs in the following areas:
·      Finance
·      Communication & New Media
·      Analytics & Big Data
·      Global Business & Management

ELIGIBILITY undergraduate seniors, university graduates & young professionals worldwide

CHALLENGE answer (3) multiple-choice question sets and (1) essay question

DEADLINE February 1, 2013


With global media, business and technology industries in its backyard, Fordham GBA is conveniently located in the thick of the New York City action. Capitalizing on its unbeatable location, Fordham GBA students are able to see and apply their in-depth education in one of the top media and business spots in the world.

Apply today and join in on the action! 

Research Assistant - Brookings Institute

The Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is conducting our annual Research Assistant recruitment. Each year we employ approximately twelve research assistants for one or two year appointments, preferably beginning between June 1 and August 1. This year, we are seeking to hire approximately five new assistants. We believe this is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates.

Please note that this is a two-part application process. After applying online, applicants will be contacted to submit additional materials, including our application, two letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Maryland Democratic Party - Internship

Internship Program

The Maryland Democratic Party Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in Maryland’s political process.

 We are now accepting applications for Spring 2013 Maryland Democratic Party Internships. The Spring internship will run from January 2013 to May 2013 with the potential for an extension. Internships will focus in several areas including fundraising, communications (social media), field activity, research and political outreach.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities
· Draft communications for general distribution
· Manage data lists
· Assist in event planning
· Communicate with Democratic Party officials, offices and staff
· Build relationships with Democratic affiliated organizations
· General research
· General office support and organization


· An interest in politics, especially Maryland politics
· Excellent written and oral communication skills
· Interns should be prepared to use their own laptop computers if they have them.
· Interns may be asked to attend events in Annapolis and around the state of Maryland


· Interns must commit to a minimum of ten hours per week
· Schedules will be set with your direct MDP supervisor

How to apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume to Brandon Cloud at

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Investment Company Institute - Research Assisant

Research Assistant, (C4T Position #70737)
Investment Company Institute, Washington, District of Columbia        

POSITION TYPE: Entry Level (Full-Time)

The Investment Company Institute is the national trade association of U.S. investment companies. Founded in 1940, ICI seeks to encourage adherence to high ethical standards, promote public understanding, and advance the interests of funds, their shareholders, directors, and advisers. Members of ICI manage total assets of $13.8 trillion and serve over 90 million shareholders.

We currently have an opening for a Research Assistant in our Statistical Research department. Responsibilities include:

• Working with contacts at mutual fund companies to collect data on a timely basis
• Organizing and manipulating data files using Excel
• Loading files into database and performing data entry as needed
• Reviewing and analyzing industry statistics, which involves identifying discrepancies and resolving data issues
• Meeting regular deadlines, including those for processing data, quality checks, and researching anomalies
• Assisting on a variety of projects by calling for data, responding to telephone requests, and other duties as assigned


• Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, business, economics or related field
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Good organizational and analytical skills
• Demonstrated ability to follow through and resolve issues
• Ability to multitask and meet rigid deadlines
• Excellent communication skills needed to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with member contacts and departmental staff
• Demonstrated ability to use computer programs and to work accurately with statistics
• Experience working with datasets in Excel, Access, SAS, or similar software preferred

This is a great entry-level opportunity if you are interested in the financial/mutual fund industry. We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits, and are conveniently located next to Metro. Please email your resume, cover letter, and college transcript to EOE.

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account( and paste the ID number (listed beside the position titles) in the "Search" box.

Monday, December 10, 2012

OST, Inc. Full Time Position Available

Claims Specialist

Location: Hyattsville, MD – New Carrollton Metro Station
Salary: DOE

Optimal Solutions & Technologies (OST, Inc.) is focused on project excellence. We specialize in providing Management Consulting, Information Technology, and Research Development and Engineering services. OST is one of an elite set of companies worldwide to be externally appraised CMMI Level 5.

The fundamental distinction of the OST team is its business knowledge in both the public and private sectors. We serve the aerospace & transportation, association & non-profit, defense, education, financial, healthcare, and technology & telecommunications industries. OST is successful because we listen to our clients, we learn from our clients, and we know our clients.

Responsibilities and Requirements include:
·         Compile and report statistical claim information on a scheduled basis
·         Manage and deliver effective correspondence to internal and external Stakeholders of the NFIP
·         Produce and maintain spreadsheets, tables, charts, and databases to enhance data, presentation, analysis, and reports as identified by the Claims Lead
·         Support Field Operations in the event of a natural catastrophe
·         Participate in cross-team and intra-team projects as required
·         Build effective working relationships with other team members
·         Comply with OST policies and procedures
·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
·         Above average knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
·         Analytical skills: problem solving (broad-based, conceptual, creative)
·         Work management skills: self-starter, outcome focused, enthusiastic and self-motivated
·         Interpersonal skills: purposeful communication, flexible, active listener and professional demeanor

This is a full-time position paying a base salary, full benefits, and has possible bonus potential based on merit and performance. To be considered for this position, please apply online with a cover letter and MS Word resume.

OST is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, religion, gender, native origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Friday, December 7, 2012

National Credit Union Administration - Internship Spring 2013

Intern Responsibilities and Assignments
Office of the Chief Economist,
National Credit Union Administration

The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is able to provide opportunities to a limited number of interns. Most of the work involves data analysis and reporting, related to the Office functions of providing economic intelligence to the NCUA examiners in the field and NCUA central office staff, including senior agency officials. OCE interns typically have opportunities to improve both their communication and analysis skills. Given the current OCE products and initiatives, typical responsibilities include providing assistance with:

 • A variety of regular OCE reports related to national, state, and local economic conditions. Special focus will be given to the financial system and financial conditions. The work typically involves creating data summaries (tables, graphs, maps), and writing succinct narration to accompany the summary.
 • A variety of regular reports related to the health of the credit unions. The work reqnires developing familiarity with credit union data, including data related to individual credit unions and using a variety of data access and analysis applications.
 • . Further development of the OCE credit union database, inCluding providing quality control (data review and checking for accuracy) of existing databases.
 • Researching and reporting on new national, state, and local trends of potential interest to the credit union community.
 • Attending and reporting on Congressional hearings and other conferences with special interest to credit union community, as deemed appropriate by OCE senior staff.

Interns have opportunities to develop their skills to a relatively high level using a variety of applications, including Agency-standard Microsoft Office components (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). Data analysis is done primarily through Stata, a well-known statistical application, though other applications are also available.

Interns will typically have the opportunity to develop a project independently and report on that project both in internal presentations and, ideally, as a formal written report.

The complexity/responsibility level for intern assignments will be adjusted, where possible, to the training and potential of the intern. Interns with greater experience and training will typically work more independently and with greater responsibility. Interns typically work closely with senior staff; supervision is ongoing and continuous.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Global Voice Hall Seeking Interview Participants

Global Voice Hall is a social news company that is looking for students who would be apart of a round table discussion with other students on either Tuesday Dec. 4th or Wednesday Dec. 5th at 6:30 pm. The topic will consist of how the fiscal cliff affects America's youth. The three main topics will be as follows:

Cuts in federal spending, cuts in youth job programs further increasing youth unemployment, and non defense discretionary spending cuts.

I would appreciate it if you were to contact me at or calling me on 
401-527-0170, thank you.

Noor Alaweyat


Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research – National Science Foundation Summer Research Opportunities

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research – National Science Foundation Summer Research Opportunities
Francis DuVinage, Director –

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in summer 2013 research opportunities in life or physical sciences, engineering, or social sciences???

Learn about the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program!!!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of paid summer research opportunities for undergraduate students through its “Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)” program. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF-funded research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Summer research opportunities are available in these fields:

Astronomical Sciences
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
Biological Sciences
Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Department of Defense (DoD)
Earth Sciences
Education and Human Resources
Ethics and Values Studies
International Science and Engineering
Materials Research
Mathematical Sciences
Ocean Sciences
Polar Programs
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

Please note:Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

There are hundreds of NSF REU program sites across the nation and beyond. An REU program sit  consists of a groups of around 10 undergraduates who join NSF-funded research projects at universities and other research facilities, gaining valuable research experience. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

U.S. Treasury Dept. Office of Economic Policy - Summer 2013 Internship

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Northwestern MS in Analytics

Please find below a flyer containing information about the Master of Science in Analytics program being offered in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.

Under the direction of Professor Diego Klabjan, the program provides the skills and knowledge in harnessing the full value of data to small cohorts of highly accomplished students. Along with instruction from world-class faculty, students will participate in internships and industry projects, thereby providing them with multiple access points to the professional world before they graduate. Approximately a quarter of our current cohort were economics majors.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the Arts, Humanities, or Social SciencesFrancis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator –

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional ability who have a high degree of financial need.

 The Beinecke program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies toward the Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, and social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2013 and August 2014.

 FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented Masters and Ph.D. studies in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Professionally-oriented degree programs of any kind ARE NOT supported.

 FINANCIAL NEED: The Beinecke program seeks candidates who have a documented history of receiving significant need-based financial aid as an undergraduate. Candidates for nomination by the University of Maryland should be recipients of Pell Grants or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

 Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college – the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application by February 4, 2013.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE - Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE - Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues

 Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator –

Are you a Sophomore or Junior strongly committed to making a difference in environmental issues through your studies, community service, and career plans?

Learn about the Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues, a program that seeks to identify future environmental leaders in fields including public policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Students from all majors are eligible. The Udall Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. The University of Maryland campus deadline to apply for Udall Scholarship nomination is Friday, February 8, 2013. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents - see eligibility details below.

The National Scholarships Office is hosting several ½ hour information sessions about the Udall Scholarship. Please RSVP to to let us know which session you plan to attend (if you are interested but cannot attend these sessions, please write to the same address):


Tuesday, December 4 at 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, December 5 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, December 5 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, December 6 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

GreatBridge Consulting Inc. - Analyst Intern

Analyst Intern (C4T Position #70224)

GreatBridge Consulting, Inc. - Washington, District of Columbia

POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)

GreatBridge Consulting, Inc. is a national consulting firm providing expert services, valuations and surveys for intellectual property, antitrust, contract and other commercial damage claims. In addition, GreatBridge consults on licensing and valuations of intellectual property. Founded on the principle of providing consulting services of exceptional quality for our clients, we help law firms and companies bridge the gap between complex economic analyses and clear communication of the relevant facts within those analyses.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our internship program. The internship will begin in January and will require approximately 8 – 10 hours per week. Start date, hours per week and work schedule are all flexible and can be negotiated on an individual basis depending on the specific requirements of each candidate.

Applicants should be Finance, Economics or Accounting majors with proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and excellent communication skills are all essential to this position.

 To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account( and paste the ID number (listed beside the position titles) in the "Search" box.

NSF Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in summer 2013 research opportunities in life or physical sciences, engineering, or social sciences???

Learn about the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program!!!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of paid summer research opportunities for undergraduate students through its “Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)” program. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF-funded research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Summer research opportunities are available in these fields:

Astronomical Sciences
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
Biological Sciences
Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Department of Defense (DoD)
Earth Sciences
Education and Human Resources
Ethics and Values Studies
International Science and Engineering
Materials Research
Mathematical Sciences
Ocean Sciences
Polar Programs
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

Please note: Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Opportunity for Economics Students - Nourish International

Do you want to have a lasting impact on your campus and in the world?

Apply to start a Nourish International chapter on your campus today!

Join our student movement to address global poverty through social entrepreneurship. We are currently located on 28 U.S. college campuses and are now accepting applications to expand.

Visit to learn more about Nourish's model of engaging students and empowering communities. Act now - applications are being reviewed as they come in!

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About Nourish International
Nourish International was founded in 2003 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the student group Hunger Lunch. Since incorporating as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in 2006, Nourish has begun chapters on 28 campuses nationwide. In 2008, Nourish International received the North Carolina Peace Prize for excellence in cross-cultural solutions and sustainable development. The UN, Huffington Post, and TEDx Raleigh have recognized our accomplishments. Nourish International is a unique organization in the field, successfully blending social entrepreneurship and responsible international development. Since 2003, Nourish has sent 369 students and $266,380 abroad, working with community partners on 65 projects around the world.
For more information go to

Friday, November 9, 2012

SGA's Maryland Invests: College Affordability Essay Contest

Maryland Invests:
College Affordability Essay Contest

Co-sponsored by President Loh's Office and the Division of Student Affairs
Following last year's doomsday budget scare--which would have raised tuition more than 10%--students need to take action to ensure that their voices are heard and fight to keep college affordable. This is your opportunity. All you need to do is tell us why.

Tell us why the state of Maryland should keep college affordable. Various approaches can include discussing a personal story, philosophical reasoning, or policy perspective.
  1. Submissions must be 400-500 words.
  2. Submissions must be submitted to by 5:00pm on November 16th.
  3. Entrants must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student of the University of Maryland, College Park.
  4. No SGA member can win the prizes, but are eligible to be finalists.
  • There will be three prizes:
    • 1 iPad2
    • 1 semester's worth of textbooks
    • 2 tickets to the Maryland v Duke basketball game in the Athletic Director's suite
  • The first place winner will choose from the three, the second place winner from the two remaining, and the third place winner will get the remaining prize.
  • All entrants will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card.
  • November 16: Submissions Due
  • November 16-23: Finalists Selected
  • November 23-30: Winners Selected
  • November 30: Winners Announced
All entrants shall email their submissions to by 5:00pm on November 16th. Along with your essay, please include your:
  • name
  • major
  • phone number

Ph.D. Open House at R.H. Smith School of Business


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Spring 2013 Internship - Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW)

Wider Opportunities for Women is at the forefront of promoting policies that help women and low-income families move toward economic security. WOW seeks individuals who are passionate about women's equality and economic independence. WOW needs capable, enthusiastic and dedicated interns to support our groundbreaking work.

WOW IS NOW HIRING FOR THE SPRING 2013 SEMESTER. Positions are open until filled. Preference will be given to those who apply before November 26, 2012.

1. The Research Intern - will have the opportunity to work across programs and learn many aspects of policy and economic research, advocacy and workforce development. Specific policy issues include workforce development, healthcare, asset development, public supports, entitlement programs, tax policy and gender issues.

The Research Intern will: assist with development of models and tools for policy analysis, data collection and management, and production of research reports. The research intern will also be able to attend local conferences and roundtable events.

Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in economics, public policy, social work, statistics or related field. Experience with basic spreadsheets preferred and additional experience with database applications is a plus. Candidates must also be interested in WOW’s policy issues.

2. The Policy Intern - will assist in steering the political conversation around women and families across the lifespan. WOW’s policy work includes advocacy in the form of sign-on letters, organizing, alerts and updates to WOW’s network of partners, and meetings with the administration, on the Hill and in the states.

The Policy Intern will: attend coalition meetings, briefings and congressional hearings on WOW’s policy issues (workforce development, healthcare, asset development, public supports, entitlement programs, tax policy and gender issues, etc.), monitor and analyze policy at the federal and state levels, develop policy memos and issue briefs, respond to state requests for information, update web resources, mobilize WOW’s partners through social media and blogging and otherwise disseminate federal policy information to our state partners and network members.

Candidates may have paralegal or Hill experience, and graduate-level applicants are preferred. The Policy Intern must be intimately familiar with WOW’s policy issues and able to read, interpret and draft legislative language.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2013 Maryland Summer Scholars Program - MCUR

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project. For the summer of 2013, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters by the end of spring 2013, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in fall 2013. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2013 awards will be Monday, February 4, 2013. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2013 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. We ask that you reply to indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited (if you are interested but cannot attend reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions).

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions:

Friday, November 9 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 12 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 12 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 13 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November13 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 14 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 14 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at:

The online MSS application form will become available on Friday, November 16, 2012.

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.

Pre-McNair Program

The Pre-McNair Program is a new, one-year collaboration between the UMCP Academic
Achievement Programs (AAP) and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
(BSOS) to prepare underrepresented or first generation undergraduates interested
in the behavioral and social sciences for higher academic achievement,
admissions to graduate school, and careers in BSOS disciplines.

Take a few moments to click on this link to fill out the survey by November 23rd: Pre-McNair Survey.


Monday, November 5, 2012

ONEHEARTSOURCE Volunteer in Africa - Deadline Extended!

Attention members of the Economics Department!

ONEHEARTSOURCE is a student-initiated volunteer opportunity in Tanzania and South Africa.
With little sustainable health care infrastructure or equal distribution of resources in most developing countries, the need for change is urgent; yet the implementation of constructive change needs to be done with passionate consideration and motivated self-initiative. You can help!
Volunteer with One Heart Source as a teacher and mentor in a community in Tanzania or South Africa. Gain international experience, live with a host family or other volunteers, learn an African language, and involve yourself in development & aid, global health, education, and much more!
Below is a brief overview of our programs:
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania
  • 4-week programs
  • Live with a Tanzanian family
  • Mentor and tutor middle school children in literacy and math
  • Teach in schools, focusing on English, Math and HIV/AIDS education
  • Run community outreach programs (adult education, community health initiatives, homestay tutoring)
CAPE TOWN, South Africa
  • 4-week programs
  • Live in a volunteer house
  • Mentor and tutor middle school children in literacy and math
  • Run after school programs
Be a part of our movement for sustainable social change. Together, we can make a lasting impact; in our own lives and in the lives of others.
APPLICATIONS DUE: Extended to November 9th
For more information and to download the program application, please visit: e-mail

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - International Affairs Think Tank Internship

Attention Seniors and Recent Grads with Strong International Affairs Experience/Studies!!!


Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior researchers working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. (See the list of next year’s specific project areas below.)

Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st, 2013) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package (see details further below).

Carnegie Junior Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. The University of Maryland, College Park can nominate two (2) students for the national competition. If you are interested in learning more about the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, and Maryland’s nomination process, please read the message below and contact us at – please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity.

Need Extra Cash? CASL is looking for paid research participants!

Mandarin Chinese Study

Researchers from the University of Maryland are looking for native speakers of Mandarin Chinese for a paid language study. The study involves making judgments about the pronunciation of a set of Mandarin words produced by English speakers. Participants may also be asked to provide background information about themselves.

Payment is $10/hour for a 45-60 minute session. The experiment will take place at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) right next to campus. All interested individuals will be asked about their language background before participation. Not all native Mandarin speakers may be eligible.

If you are interested in participating, please email Ryan Corbett at

CASL Listening Research Study

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is seeking participants who speak English as a native language for a language research study that will take place over several months.

Participants would be asked to participate in a research session (2 hours) where you will complete a listening comprehension test and a memory test.
Participants will receive $95 for their time.

Suitable participants must be highly proficient in American English and must have learned it as their first language and must be 18 to 19 years old.
For more information, please contact: The CASL Listening Research Team at, 301-226-8999.

USAID and State Department Foreign Service Scholarships - Info Sessions

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE - 2403 Marie Mount Hall - State Department Foreign Service Scholarships
Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Coordinator -

Are you aiming at a career in Diplomacy or International Development? Are you interested in joining the Foreign Service of the US Department of State or the US Agency for International Development (USAID)?

The Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowship programs seek young men and women who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply. Pickering, Payne, and Rangel awards provide financial support for two years of graduate study (and one year of undergraduate study also for junior-year Pickering awardees), as well as summer internship placements and mentoring programs. See more detailed information below.

Who can apply: U.S. Citizens; GPA of 3.2 or higher required; Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads are eligible to apply for Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowships; Juniors are eligible to apply for the Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship; full-time undergraduate students who are eligible to apply for the Rangel Summer Enrichment program. Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Successful Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Foreign Affairs Fellowship applicants are obligated to complete a minimum term of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer. The service obligation DOES NOT apply to Summer Enrichment program participants. See more details about each program below.

Freddie Mac - ECON & Quantitative Research Associate

ECON & Quantitative Research Associate (C4T Position # 68807)
Freddie Mac - McLean, Virginia

POSITION TYPE: Entry Level (Full-Time), Permanent Experienced Hire

We currently seek an Econ & Quant Research Associate who will be responsible for reporting economic forecasts and their impact on the industry and the organization. May also provide empirical research reports and recommendations on models, processes, and proposed policy initiatives.

Additional responsibilities include:

- Providing advice to management on a variety of economic issues
- Providing research on macro-economic trends, interest rate forecasts and affordable housing goals
- Developing and maintaining relationships with professional staff of other departments, divisions, and regulator
- Developing sources of research information on models, policies and processes covered
- Applying professional principles, theories, and concepts
- Developing resolutions to problems of limited scope following specific, detailed procedures

Candidates will have the following qualifications:

- BS in Economics, Statistics or related quantitative fields
- Superior analytical ability, as it relates to reviewing and understanding a wide range of topics and issues that are multidimensional and complex in nature
- Experience synthesizing large quantities of data and information, including using SAS, S+, R, or Stata
- Excellent oral and written communication skills

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account( and paste the ID number (listed beside the position titles) in the "Search" box.

Columbia University - Master of Arts in Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences

The QMSS M.A. program is an innovative and flexible interdisciplinary social science program that gives students the research skills to thrive in today’s data-rich world. The program integrates research methods from Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Statistics.

QMSS focuses on quantitative approaches to the study of social issues and offers training that is methodologically rigorous while still allowing students the flexibility and opportunity to pursue research in a broad array of topics. The curriculum helps students to develop sophisticated skills in research design and statistical analysis as well as interdisciplinary fluency. Through our relationships with the various departments in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as well as Columbia’s professional schools, we have access to renowned faculty and tremendous academic resources. QMSS is administered through the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), where our students have opportunities to work with affiliated faculty on sponsored research. Recent graduates have gone on to some of the top social science Ph.D. programs in the country and to positions across the public, private and non-profit sectors as well as in many different fields, including finance, operations, advertising, social media, news, television, technology and academic research.

As we enter our recruiting season for the 2013-2014 academic year, we are eager to reach out to departments that have a natural connection to QMSS and are known for the high caliber of their students. Enclosed is a brochure that describes the QMSS curriculum and admissions process (please note that February 15th is the application deadline for Fall 2013 admissions). We will be hosting an on-campus open house event on November 7th where students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We will also be hosting a virtual open house on November 13th for students who are unable to attend the event on campus (click here for event details). Please feel free to forward these materials to any students who you think might benefit from our program.

If you have any further questions, please contact me at, or visit us on the web at

The International - Internship

The International is a news platform that features articles from a variety of sources on issues of public interest:

 We are currently looking for reporters and editors of economic topics. We provide our interns with all the training on how to write for the online environment while maintaining high journalistic standards, a skill that proves invaluable for anyone who may want to break into journalism or write a blog in the future.

 A little about us: We are a small, but dedicated team that works unwaveringly towards furthering global understanding of issues through focused investigative journalism. Our team has always been quite young, with most people at the company in their twenties, but we have established very high standards for ourselves. Our goal is not to shape what people think, but to carefully nourish a more perspicacious approach towards consuming the news. We are an independent company.

 If you want to dig deeper into what The International is and offers, you can take a look at our editorial policy here:

 Finally, you can apply for our internships here: We can only process applications sent through this link.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Traveler's Actuarial and Analytics Leadership Development Program

Actuarial and Analytics Leadership Development Program
Job ID: 805673 (Hartford)
805674 (St. Paul/Chicago)
Full Time Opportunity
The program provides actuarial and analytics technical development, business knowledge, leadership experiences, and a large supportive actuarial and analytical community for individuals interested in pursuing an actuarial and /or advanced analytics career in the property casualty industry. The program’s goal is to attract and develop high potential candidates into actuarial, analytical, and business leaders at Travelers. 

Travelers’ actuarial and analytics professionals are key partners in determining the strategies, risks, and rewards of the company. As part of the actuarial and analytics program, the AALDP gives participants challenging rotational assignments in core analytical functions across the Travelers organization, including: 
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Pricing and Ratemaking
  • Product Management
  • Reserving
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Segmentation
For those pursuing actuarial credentials the AALDP provides outstanding exam support in the form of study hours, a study facility, books, materials, exam fees, and bonuses. Our exam success rate significantly surpasses the national average.
In addition to the rotational assignments, participants will receive training which includes workshops in communication, strategic planning, and effective leadership, as well as technical and non-technical courses taught by our own actuaries and analytics professionals.
10-12 Openings

Traveler's Actuarial and Analytics Summer Internship Program

Actuarial and Analytics Summer Internship Program
Job ID: 805676 (Hartford)
805675 (St. Paul/Chicago) 
Are you seeking a challenging, fast paced, rewarding internship that could potentially lead to a career opportunity with a Fortune 100 company?
The Actuarial and Analytics Summer Internship Program provides qualified students an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand business experience, receive valuable on-the-job training, and learn about the many actuarial and analytics positions available in the insurance industry. This challenging program also includes training modules, both peer and management social functions and a mentor program. Interns will work on challenging assignments that will utilize and develop their technical skills as well as their overall business skills. 
We offer paid intern positions in Hartford, CT, Chicago, IL* and St. Paul, MN. We provide: 
  • Challenging professional work experience in the insurance industry
  • Business overviews and career development workshops
  • Interaction with all levels of management
  • Mentor program
  • Competitive hourly rate
Subsidized apartments are available for students who live beyond a commutable distance. Positions are available beginning in early June and last approximately 10-12 weeks.
20-25 openings

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Master of Science in Business for Marketing Analytics


Scholarship Opportunity - MS in Economics in Sweden!


Paid Policy Internships & Funded Research Assistants

 The Institute for Humane Studies is now accepting applications for their summer public policy internship program, the Koch Summer Fellow Program. KSFP offers paid experience at think tanks and non-profits across the country, a policy seminar in Washington, DC, and mentoring.

KSFP places students in internships with policy organizations and research assistant positions with faculty willing to supervise their work.

Fellows receive:
  • Eight weeks of paid work experience with federal and state-based think tanks, and policy organizations (placements based on interests and availability)
  • Opportunities to learn from experts and fellow participants during two weeklong policy seminars in Washington, DC
  • Meaningful interaction with individuals interested in advancing individual liberty and economic opportunity through public policy
  • Stipend, travel allowance, and housing assistance
Find out more about KSFP here:

Application deadline: January 31


Monday, October 22, 2012

Sustainability Studies Minor

Minor in Sustainability Studies

A 15 credit minor created in January of 2012, Sustainability Studies provides students the opportunity to learn how human relationships, natural resources, and diverse environments are related. The minor encourages critical thinking to creatively and positively address global challenges that affect future human populations and cultures and the environment. It will complement any major on campus and provide both intellectual breadth and depth in a challenging area of inquiry that is gaining interest in businesses, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Together with a major, the Sustainable Studies Minor will provide students with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for them as citizens, employees, or graduate students.

The minor includes (a) one required course, AGNR/PUAF 300 Introduction to Sustainability; (b) one course from each of three approved course lists (for a total of 3 courses); and (c) and 3 credits comprised of an additional approved course, an internship, or an approved study abroad experience.

For more information, visit or e-mail

How to Apply for Federal Positions - Workshop

How to Apply for Federal Positions (For BSOS Students)

 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 * 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

 Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

 If you are seeking an internship or full-time position with the federal government and are not sure where to start, this workshop is for you! A representative from the Partnership for Public Service will lead this workshop and present tips on how to develop a federal resume as well as ideas on navigating USAJobs. The Partnership for Public Service offers many valuable resources for job and internship seekers to utilize, including the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" rankings.

*This workshop will target the majors in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

 RSVP for this event:

For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke at

Friday, October 19, 2012

Meet a Successful BSOS Alumni & Entrepreneur

EnTERPreneur - Dr. Mark D. Turner ’96 Ph.D. Economics

Dr. Mark Turner is the Founder, President, and Principal Associate at Optimal Solutions Group, a non-partisan public policy research firm that provides rigorous analysis and technical assistance to government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Date: October, 25 2012
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: M Square Research Park | 5825 University Research Court | Suite 2800 | College Park, MD 20740
Transportation will be provided. Pick up time is 11:30am in Parking Lot A, behind Tydings Hall

Please RSVP by October 23rd to
Only 20 seats are available, first come, first serve. RSVP now - don't wait!

Terps! This is a very special event and a unique opportunity to network with and learn from successful entrepreneurs. Our alumni very generously donate their time and space to host groups of students who are enthusiastic about the trip, the industry and the opportunity. If you RSVP, please plan on attending. If you MUST cancel, please have consideration for students who may want to join and do so at least 48 hours in advance. Thank you for helping us represent a professional, considerate and engaged student body!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Boren Scholarships - Language Study in Non-Traditional Regions


Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator –

Correction: the date for the Boren Scholarship Representative talk is MONDAY, October 29 at 4 pm.

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2013-14 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Eligible regions include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships for 2013-14 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and/or Spring 2014. More details are provided below.

The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.

Maryland ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded last year!!!

A representative from the Boren Scholarship Program, Sarah Gleisner, will be on campus on Monday, October 29 to present an overview of the Boren Scholarship and answer your questions:

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP REPRESENTATIVE - Monday, October 29 at 4:00 pm – Prince George’s Room, STAMP Student Union – RSVP to as space is limited.
In addition to the session listed above, the NSO has also scheduled a number of information sessions for students unable to attend this presentation– please write to to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address.)

Raytheon Career Opportunities & Chat with Recruiters, 10/24

Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. We have been recognized for developing world-class talent in an inclusive atmosphere. A multitude of fulltime, co-op and intern positions exist across the U.S. for engineering, business and other related majors.

Explore our current job openings here:

Join us for our web chats on October 24th and November 7th. Schedule and more are on:

Many positions across Raytheon may require the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Undergraduate Students - Apply Now!

Live Entrepreneurship with Hinman CEOs
Applications due by October 29, 2012

 As the nation’s first living-learning entrepreneurship program, Hinman CEOs is a groundbreaking initiative placing entrepreneurially-minded students from all technical and non-technical academic disciplines in a unique community. Students live together, learn about entrepreneurship, and can launch new ventures. The mission of Hinman CEOs is to foster an entrepreneurial spirit, create a sense of community and cooperation, and develop ethical leaders.

Hinman CEOs is now accepting applications from freshmen and sophomores until October 29, 2012 for students entering the Program in fall 2013. Applications are available at

Applicants must have two academic years remaining at the University to accommodate four normal academic semesters with the Program (e.g. Fall 2013 through Spring 2015). Students interested in applying to the Program are encouraged to live on campus to mitigate issues with returning to on-campus housing (South Campus Commons) after choosing to move off-campus.

Living-Learning Environment
The heart of the Hinman CEOs Program is the living community. All entering Hinman CEOs students live with Program participants in South Campus Commons. This provides maximum exposure to on-site mentors and instructors, as well as fellow students in the Hinman CEOs Program. Exceptions to the living requirement are limited to students studying abroad or serving as resident assistants elsewhere on campus.

 Academic Opportunities
Complementing the living environment are the learning opportunities. Each semester, Hinman CEOs enroll in one course exclusive to participants of the Program. Depending on their major, some or all of these courses may count toward your degree requirements for the upper level elective requirement and for satisfaction of upper level course work out of major. If all requirements are met, participants earn a Hinman CEOs Program notation on their transcript.

To learn more, visit

Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship

The 15-credit Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship is open to all University of Maryland undergraduate students. The Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship prepares students for launching successful technology ventures and bringing life-changing products and services to market. The minor develops the entrepreneurial mind-set and functional skillsets of students to improve their ability to create, launch, and manage technology ventures. Students earn the minor by completing coursework which focuses on entrepreneurial opportunity analysis, marketing high-technology products, strategies for managing innovation, and international entrepreneurship and innovation.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pre-McNair Program

The Pre-McNair Program is a new, one-year collaboration between the UMCP Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) to prepare underrepresented or first generation undergraduates interested in the behavioral and social sciences for higher academic achievement,
admissions to graduate school, and careers in BSOS disciplines.
Take a few moments to click on this link to fill out the survey by October 23rd: Pre-McNair Survey.

Economics Association of Maryland - General Body Meeting

Attention ECON Students:

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 17th at 6PM in Tydings 0102 for the Economics Association of Maryland's (EAM) second general body meeting for the semester!

We will be joined by Professor John Ham, Undergraduate Advisor Shanna Edinger, and Director of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Cindy Clement.

We will have a short ppt introduction of the club followed by introduction of the board and our guests. Cookies, donuts, and soda will be served.

RSVP on facebook for the GBM!

Ellen Yu
EAM President

Friday, October 12, 2012

JPSM Junior Fellow Internship

Purposes and Goals of the JPSM Junior Fellow Internship Program

As the United States moves closer and closer to a full information society, there are enormous career opportunities for those who have the knowledge and skills to design, collect, and analyze large scale data bases. All that the country knows about its population growth and migration, its health, criminal victimization, traffic patterns, educational performance, labor and job markets, prices of daily goods, agricultural production, air and water quality, and income distributions is based on sample surveys and censuses, as well as administrative data systems.

Staff who create and control these information systems literally determine what the country knows about itself. Their work leads to information that moves billions of dollars in the stock market, shapes public opinion about what challenges are faced by the country, and determines what issues state and Federal governments tackle. In addition, the staff of Federal statistical agencies have the assurance that their work is of public service. Their efforts help serve the country and the people of the United States, supplying the information that an informed electorate uses to shape its future.

The knowledge they need is not found in a single academic discipline, but rather a mix of substantive fields, including statistics, sociology, economics, epidemiology, and psychology. The work involves the use of statistics, to guide the design of data collection efforts and ways to summarize the information obtained; psychology, to construct survey questions so that they are comprehended as intended for the information system; and computer science, to aid in the collection, processing, and analysis of data.

Because the field is a mix of various traditional disciplines undergraduates rarely learn about this career path. The JPSM junior fellow program is a chance to learn about the career opportunity at a time when you can still shape your undergraduate curriculum.

A Highly Competitive Program for a Select Few

The JPSM junior fellow program is a cooperative venture of the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology. The Joint Program in Survey Methodology is funded primarily by the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy to provide graduate educational programs for the next generation of technical staff in the Federal Statistical System. Its graduate faculty devote their teaching careers to teaching the multidisciplinary tools that are needed for large scale surveys and censuses.

This is a unique internship experience that gives you a paid research assistantship, plus educational benefits that can expand your horizons of what you can do in your career.

For more information and how to apply please go to: