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