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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