Thursday, July 26, 2012

SEC Fall Intern Program

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 
Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation
2012 Fall Internship Program (non-legal)
Location: Washington, DC (Headquarters) Office
Volunteer Student Intern Opportunities
Note: This is a volunteer or for-credit internship.

Background: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for internships in the Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation (RSFI). RSFI integrates financial economics and data analytics to the core mission of the SEC. In doing so, RSFI is involved in the entire range of SEC activities, including policy-making, rule-making, enforcement and examination.

RSFI is offering unpaid training opportunities to undergraduate/graduate students in the Washington, DC area. Qualified students will be studying economics, finance, or a related quantitative field (mathematics, statistics); have experience analyzing data using Excel, SAS, Matlab, or Stata; be knowledgeable about securities and derivative products, and understand how financial markets operate. Alternatively, previous consulting experience and expertise in process mapping is desired.

The internship introduces qualified students to the regulation of securities markets and the work of the Commission. Positions are available in the following offices within RSFI: Office of Investments and Intermediaries, Office of Markets, Office of Litigation Support, Office of Corporate Finance, Office of the Managing Executive, and Office of the Deputy Director.

Selection Criteria
The SEC considers your entire background when it evaluates applications. Selections are made based on many elements, including high academic qualifications and preferably some knowledge of or a significant interest in the securities industry. Selection criteria include: a demonstrated interest in the SEC's mission; coursework, work experience, and/or research projects/publications relevant to RSFI; dedication to public service; and participation in extracurricular activities. Securities coursework is not a prerequisite.

Maryland Community Fellows Program

The Maryland Community Fellows program is a partnership between the Maryland CASH Campaign, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and various Community Action Agencies (CAAs) statewide. The Maryland Community Fellows Program began in 2009 to increase the capacity of CAA organizations to offer asset building services as well as the capacity of students to deliver these services. Fellows primarily focus their activities in outreach and marketing about the Earned Income Tax Credit, free tax preparation, financial education, and individual case management. 
General Job Description 
* Research and become knowledgeable about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, tax laws, tax credits (Earned Income Tax Credit), and savings bonds. 
  • Promote VITA and financial education programs on-site and throughout the community. 
  • Conduct community outreach and increase participation among target families.
  • Update tax preparation brochures and flyers and create additional site advertisements through marketing. 
 * Fellows must be certified at the IRS Basic level, at the minimum. Some sites require Intermediate or Site Manager Certification (this will be offered to Fellows once admitted into the program depending on site preference). 
* Work with CAA to implement a VITA site during tax season.
  •  Support volunteer recruitment and assist with administration of VITA program.
  • Greet tax customers and assist them in understanding and completing forms, applications and other documents required for VITA or to access public/private resources and services.
  • Screen customers for eligibility of services and provide tax preparation.
* Implement financial education services through workshops and individual appointments.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Winter Study Abroad - Doing Business in Nicaragua

BMGT448N - Doing Business in Nicaragua

January 2013's course will be similar to last year's highly successful - and award-nominated program, but will expand upon it to make it even better.

Term Winter Term
Program Dates
2-3 weeks during Winter Term, January 2013
Destination(s) Managua, Granada and surrounding areas, Nicaragua
Professor Susan White
Anticipated program fee Between $2200 - $2600. Scholarships may be available.
Complete applications of eligible students are accepted on a rolling basis until the course is full.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is proud that last year’s Winter Term Nicaragua course was selected by a prestigious and selective group of international educators known as the GoAbroad Innovations Academy to be one of the finalists for the annual 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Award. There were hundreds of submissions chosen for “Showcasing the Best of Originality, Creativity and Exceptional Ideas in International Education." The purpose of these awards is to acknowledge institutions, organizations, and individuals who are creating initiatives to move the field of international education forward, and to commend leaders in the community for their efforts to go beyond the conventional. As one of the finalists for the Award, we know our students who participated in the 2012 course had a life-changing experience.

Please go to: for more information.

Monday, July 9, 2012

START Fall 2012 Internship

AACG - Consultant (Full Time)

Consultant, (C4T Position # 63355)
Advance Analytical Consulting Group, Arlington, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts

POSITION TYPE:  Entry Level (Full-Time)

The position is in AACG’s litigation and business consulting practices:

Business Consulting
- Analyzing business data and processes for regulatory compliance and to help clients improve performance.
- Developing econometric models to forecast demand.
- Measuring the effects of prices on product sales and improving pricing strategies.

Litigation Consulting
- Assisting senior staff in performing antitrust, merger, and price discrimination analysis.
- Assist economists and managers in calculating damages in breach of contract and other cases.
- Providing expert economic testimony in a wide range of litigation cases.


- GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), with coursework in Economics and at least one of the following areas: Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, or Computer Science
- Experience as a research associate and/or strong interest in empirical economic research
- Attention to detail and ability to do careful, high quality work
- Ability to work independently to conduct research and solve problems
- Interest in learning and applying economic, statistical and computing methods in business settings
- Excellent empirical data skills
- Programming skills in SAS, Stata, or other statistical or data management software

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, July 2, 2012

ECON Advising Seeking Paid Office Assistants

The ECON Undergraduate Advising Office is currently seeking 2-3 Office Assistants for the Fall 2012 semester. The Office Assistants will be responsible for greeting students, helping with basic advising questions, and general administrative duties. This is a paid position and a wonderful opportunity to work in our department and interact with ECON faculty and staff.

  • Student must be a declared ECON major
  • Student must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Student must have at least 30 credits completed at UMCP
  • Student must be available for a minimum of 10 hours a week between the hours of 10:00am and 4:30pm Monday-Friday
If you are interested, please fill out the application and submit it along with your resume, a paragraph explaining why you would like to work in the ECON Advising Office, and your Fall 2012 class schedule with highlighted times of work availability. For best consideration, all materials should be submitted directly to our office by Tuesday July 31st.

If you have any questions about this position or the application, please call ECON Advising at 301-405-7845.