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:

Monday, October 8, 2012

UMD Graduate School Preview Day


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012 / 8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Preview Day Flyer

The Graduate School at the University of Maryland invites you to its 17th Annual Graduate School Preview Day on Thursday, October 11, 2012. The Preview Day will be held on the campus in the Colony Ballroom of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to interact with representatives of our outstanding graduate programs here at College Park. You will also learn about the process for applying to graduate schools and financing your graduate education.
If you have any questions, please contact us at or 800.245.GRAD. We look forward to seeing you on October 11th.

Cafe Break Series - Dr. Sergio Urzua

University of Maryland, College Park
Latin American Studies Center
Café Break Series

“Behind the Protests: Secondary Education and the Job Market in Chile”

Sergio Urzúa, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

Wednesday, October 17
3:30 PM
- 5:00 PM
2120 Francis Scott Key (Merrill Room)
Professor Urzúa investigates some of the underlying determinants explaining the recent student protests in Chile. The conclusions he draws also might have implications for other countries in the region. In addition, they explain the challenges associated with designing and implementing public policies in developing countries.

Sergio Urzúa is a member of the Department of Economics and Maryland Population Research Center. Before coming to Maryland, Dr. Urzúa was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University from 2007 – 2011 and was also a Senior Advisor and Head of Labor & Educational Affairs at the Finance Ministry of Chile from 2010-2011. His research with economic models has shown the importance of accounting for unobserved factors in the context of developing countries, particularly on issues such as income inequality, gender gaps, and access to public services.

 For more information about this event please contact the Latin American Studies Center at or by phone at 301-405-6459.

ONEHEARTSOURCE Volunteer Opportunities

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.
For more information and to download the program application, please visit: e-mail

Towers Watson Information Session - Tues. Oct 10th

Hello Math and Economics Students! Two representatives from Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company, will be holding an information session on Wednesday, October 10th. Please stop by and speak with us about both entry-level actuarial analyst positions and summer internship opportunities. For details on the information session please see below.  If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at or visit our website We look forward to speaking with you!

Towers Watson
Information Session on the Actuarial Careers at TW
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
6:00 pm
Edgar Allen Poe Room, Stamp Student Union

 Are you looking for a career that consistently ranks as one of the best in the nation? Do you want the opportunity to apply your quantitative and analytical skills in a challenging business environment? If you are, then becoming an actuary may be the best path for you!

Representatives from Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company, will host an information session that will provide you with an overview of our company and business services, share with you the reasons why we believe Towers Watson is a great place to launch your career and make your mark, and answer all of your questions. Food will be served.

Law School Fair 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 • 11:00AM - 02:00PM
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

Event Details:

The University of Maryland's Pre-Law Advising Office within Letters and Sciences is partnering with the University Career Center & The President's Promise to present the 2012 Law School Fair. This event is open to not only University of Maryland students, but also students and alumni from around the Baltimore/Washington, DC area.

This event provides a unique opportunity for students and alumni considering law school to meet face to face with law school admissions representatives from across the country. Over 100 law schools are registered to attend this event. Suggested attire for this event is business casual.

For additional information about this event:
Contact Gregory Shaffer, Esq., Coordinator of Pre-Law Advising at

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Congressional Budget Office - Volunteer Intern for Oil and Gas Analysis

Volunteer Intern for Oil and Gas Analysis (C4T Position #67439)

Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2012

Congressional Budget Office

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

LOCATION: Washington, District of Columbia

The Microeconomic Studies Division seeks a volunteer intern to work at least 16-20 hours per week at CBO during the fall semester to conduct an analysis of federal oil and gas fiscal regimes. This division has primary responsibility for analyzing a broad range of policy issues, with an emphasis on the microeconomic foundations of the economy and on the federal government's role as a regulator, manager of resources, and provider of public goods. Its analytical areas include: agriculture, commerce and trade, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, including both transportation and telecommunications, and climate and the environment. The division also examines the effects of prospective legislation on the private sector and estimates the costs of mandates imposed on the private sector.

The intern will help in the collection and processing of data related to the leasing, exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in the United States. This and other available data will be used to estimate the effect of differing royalty rates, regulations, and permitting requirements on the probabilities that firms lease, develop, or produce oil and gas. Under the guidance of a CBO analyst, the intern will work with appropriate agencies to collect the necessary data and assist with data analysis.


Candidates should be working towards a graduate degree in economics, public policy, or a related field, although current undergraduate seniors with excellent quantitative skills and prior research experience may be considered. Candidates must be detail oriented and proficient in Excel and/or MS Access; proficiency with STATA is preferred but not required. Prior experience working with large data sets and familiarity with oil and gas development is a plus. This position also requires a person with strong communication and organizational skills who can work independently and as a part of a team. Although this is a fall internship, it may be possible to extend through the spring semester.

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.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Employer Networking Sessions

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.: Employer Networking Sessions

Thursday, October 04, 2012 • 05:00PM - 06:30PM

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

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. will present an information session on their Corporate Analyst position. They are interested in students from all majors.

 Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at