Tuesday, June 26, 2012

U.S. Treasury Department Fellow Program

The Office of Debt Management of the U.S. Treasury Department invites application for its Fellow Program. Position will involve data analysis, programming with Matlab and VBA on optimization and pricing issues, assisting with tasks in portfolio management, security design and market analysis, and documenting internal procedures.

Assignment Period:

One year. The Office may extend it for another year.


(1) A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance, or Engineering;
(2) Strong data, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
(3) Programming experience with Matlab and VBA; (4) U.S. citizenship.

Knowledge of fixed income math desirable.

Interested candidates should send send resumes to:
Leonard Tchuindjo, Ph.D.
Interest Rate Risk Manager

Friday, June 22, 2012

Law School Boot Camp

Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to prepare for Law School! You have to register by June 29, 2012, so don't wait! If you're currently a Terp, they even waive the one-time Enrollment Fee...awesome deal, priceless exposure to the challenges of Law School.

EXST 150: Law School Boot Camp
The first year of law school is the most stressful and most important year for firm hiring prospects. Students will be introduced to the eight introductory courses that are taught in most ABA approved law schools in a stress free environment. Learn from the professor who wrote the book!

This workshop series will help students:
• Learn how to provide sound legal analysis in research, writing, and oral advocacy.
• Learn how to prepare for exams;
• Learn key Latin terms and legal concepts; and
• Learn law school etiquette and ethics.

Professor Yancey will also provide keen insight into how to identify the best law school for yourself and ways to improve your admission prospects. Former students have also indicated that the Boot Camp provided a great addition to the academic transcript that they sent to Law School Admission Officers.

Meeting day and time: 6:30-9:30pm Mondays from July 9th - August 17th 2012
Location: TBD for Summer 2012

Register online at: http://www.summer.umd.edu/index.php?slab=law-school-boot-camp

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chinese Language and Culture - Study/Scholarship Opportunity in Taiwan, August 6 through August 24, 2012

National Central University, Taiwan, and the University of Maryland, College Park, are offering five (5) scholarships including free tuition, room and meals, and airfare for students strongly motivated to take part in a three (3) week Chinese Language and Culture course. The three (3) week course will include classes in Chinese, field trips to museums and other cultural sites. Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Maryland are eligible. The course will be taught by lecturers from NCU's Language Center and will include students from Europe and the United States as well as East Asia.

To be considered for this opportunity, submit the following materials to scholarships@umd.edu

1. A one-page, single-spaced statement expressing how this opportunity would enrich your academic, professional, and/or personal development.
2. A scanned unofficial or official UMD transcript.
3. A resume or CV (may be longer than one page).
4. Your level of Chinese language proficiency. (The program will have eight levels from beginner to super advanced.)

NOTE CAREFULLY the dates of this opportunity: August 6-24, 2012.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ECON Undergraduate Advising has moved!
We are now located in 3108 Tydings Hall. 

Our walk-in hours will generally remain the same throughout the summer (10am - 4:30pm), however since we must close the office at times to conduct new student orientations, all students should call before making the trip to campus to confirm our hours for that particular day.