Friday, December 20, 2013

U.S. Department of Treasury's Economic Policy Internship Program

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our SUMMER 2014 internship program. Our program runs year round with three sessions: January through May, May through August, and September through December. Our program is about substance. Interns are generally assigned both a long-term research project as well as a multitude of smaller projects. They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings, think tank lectures, and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists. Candidates should have strong writing skills and be well organized, highly motivated, and able to work independently. Interns are expected to work between 32 and 40 hours a week. There is some flexibility in the work hours if you are taking classes while in D.C. Though our intern positions are unpaid, we do provide a subway subsidy to help defray commuting expenses.

 If you are interested in applying, submit your resume (with your GPA included), a copy of your transcript (unofficial will suffice), two writing samples and three references to

 Applications are due March 7, 2014. U.S. citizenship required. For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2200.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients!

Are you thinking about studying abroad in SUMMER 2014, FALL 2014, or for the

Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational

provides up to $5000 for study abroad for students with financial need who
receive Pell Grants. In the past two years 70 Maryland students have won
Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more and to receive assistance preparing a Gilman Scholarship
application, please follow this link:
- or write to the National Scholarships Office at as soon as

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,
Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks (UMD
winter term courses are not eligible) - Must have FAFSA demonstrated
financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline:
March 4, 2014 - this is the deadline to apply for
scholarships for study abroad programs beginning between July 15 and October
15, 2014.

Students are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need
Language Supplement from the Gilman Program if their study abroad plans
involve studying any of the following critical languages: Arabic (all
dialects), Chinese (all dialects), Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Persian,
Languages of India and Pakistan, Indonesian, Russian and Swahili.

Questions? Contact Email: duvinage@UMD.EDU

Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues!

Are you a Sophomore or Junior strongly committed to making a difference in environmental issues through your studies, community service, and career plans?

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens, nationals and permanent residents - Sophomores, Juniors - GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended - All Majors

All candidates for Udall Scholarships must nominated by their college or university. Dr. Wendy Whittemore is Maryland’s campus advisor for the Udall Scholarship. Please contact us at for information about the University of Maryland nomination process.

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation regularly awards 80 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment. Udall Scholars take part in a four-day Orientation in Tucson, Arizona where they meet with other Scholars, elected officials and environmental leaders. Scholars also gain access to a network of environmental policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.

Because contributions to the environment can be made in many different ways, Udall Scholars represent a broad range of academic majors and career interests. Recent Udall Scholars have majored in environmental sciences and policy studies, agriculture, political science, natural resource management, sociology, anthropology, American Indian studies, tribal public policy, history, English, theater, landscape architecture, and public health, to name just a few areas.

Award Amount: The Udall Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Udall Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses.

Duration: The Udall Scholarship provides one year of support. Sophomores who receive a Udall Scholarship are eligible to reapply for a second year of support.

UMCP Campus Deadline:
Friday, February 7, 2014 - All Maryland applicants for nomination to the Udall Scholarship competition must turn in their applications online with supporting materials to the National Scholarships Office, 2403 Marie Mount Hall, by this date.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Morgan Stanley - Baltimore Operations Analyst Opportunities

Placement and duration. The Operations Analyst program gives undergraduate students an introduction to the Financial Services industry and an opportunity to develop the professional competencies necessary to be successful within Operations. Analysts join in January and June of each year, depending on their graduation date.
Placements are based upon business needs and feedback throughout the interview process. In this three-level development program, Analysts work closely with their managers on goal-setting and career planning to ensure they meet the requirements of their overall learning framework. Analysts will have support and supervision from experienced Operations professionals throughout their assignments.

Training program. Analysts will participate in an induction day that provides an overview of the Firm, followed by a two-week educational period with their respective teams. Analysts will then receive three weeks of classroom training, including an overview of the securities industry, senior speaker seminars, functional knowledge training, and accounting and systems training. Training covers but is not limited to: commercial, business, risk and regulatory awareness, client and relationship management, and professional skills. In addition, Analysts take part in social and networking events to build their professional network and are assigned peer advisors and senior sponsors to aid their smooth transition into the organization.


• Trade capture, enrichment and confirmation, position reconciliation: To learn key processes in the life cycle of a trade from deal capture to the final settlement, and then identify and resolve trading breaks from discrepancies dealing with security information, trading date and settlement date, executed quantity, taxes, commission, prices and settlement locations.

• Data mining, business analysis, modeling/reporting and documentation: Be responsible for the preparation and compilation of daily/weekly/monthly metric dashboards, to ensure that thorough business analysis is performed and that accurate business requirements are documented in accordance with banking regulation and internal policy.

• System testing: Use systems effectively and efficiently to mitigate risk and develop strong relationships with IT colleagues to design, develop and test/implement technology platforms to deliver solutions to business requirements.

• Teamwork: collaborate with team members of all levels to complete daily tasks; share market and systems knowledge; develop best practice methodologies and approaches for business analysis; issue follow up and escalation.

• Developing relationships with clients (i.e., Counterparties, Traders, Origination, Legal, Credit, IT and Controllers): understanding the priorities of stakeholders to ensure that business needs are met, protecting client confidentiality will be essential, as well as addressing ad-hoc requests in a timely fashion.

Qualifications / skills /requirements

• You are a rising undergraduate senior pursuing your Bachelor’s Degree; all majors/disciplines are encouraged to apply.
• You have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
• You possess excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
• You are detail-oriented and a problem solver with superb analytical skills.

Application process & deadlines. All interested students must apply online at If Morgan Stanley recruits on your campus, you may also be required to apply through your school’s on‑campus system. If you have questions, please email

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Chicago Fed Looking for Summer Interns

The Chicago Fed’s Economic Research Department will be hiring several interns for the summer of 2014.

Click on the link below for the full job description. The specific job number is 234184.

Interested students can apply online. We’ll fill the positions on a rolling basis, starting in January.

Research Assistant - Natural Resource Management

The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC, seeks a Research Assistant to support the work of a fellow on extractive industries governance and natural resource management. The successful candidate will have experience with research in economics, public policy, political science or a related field. The RA must demonstrate strong writing, analytical and communications skills.

The successful candidate will perform a range of project research, policy analysis and other duties including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Conduct literature and data searches for ongoing research projects. Potential areas of focus include natural resource management and governance.
  • Develop drafts of background materials and policy briefs, and assist with editing papers and other written products.
  • Conduct statistical analyses using Excel, Stata, or other software tools, and prepare tables and graphs to convey those results.
  • Organize and attend meetings/conferences related to research priorities.
  • Perform other research tasks or administrative as necessary in support of Senior Research staff.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in international development is preferred but not required.
  • Essential software skills: Stata for the descriptive and econometric analysis of cross-section and panel data. MS Excel to construct spreadsheet models and generate publication quality graphics.
  • Outstanding communications and writing skills in English.
  • Confidence and can-do attitude; ability to advance projects with hands-off supervision.
  • Comfort working independently, with small groups and interacting with senior staff.
  • Good humor and collegiality are essential.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Submit Your Course Evaluations!

Remember to submit your course evaluations:
Today through Sunday, December 15.
Your feedback matters!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Birthright Israel Excel Information Session

Birthright Israel Excel is a selective 10-week summer fellowship program in Israel for talented American Jewish undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in business, technology, biotech, and business development. Each Birthright Israel Excel Fellow will intern at a prominent multinational Israeli company, travel to Israeli sites, and meet with prominent members of the business, political, and academic communities. Upon completion of the summer programming, Birthright Israel Excel alumni will continue to network together to expand both their leadership and business acumen and join an exclusive community of future international Jewish business and technology leaders. All expenses associated with flights, housing and group programming will be covered by Birthright Israel Excel.

The University of Maryland has been specifically targeted for recruitment for this unique opportunity. Come to the Information Session in the Hillel Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday, December 12th at 6:30 pm to learn more about the program from a past participant. Check out or contact Ira Rickman ( for further questions. Applications close February 2nd.

U.S. Fashion Industry Association - Internship

Communications & Marketing Internship

Location: United States Fashion Industry Association, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 950, Washington, D.C. (Dupont Circle/Farragut Square)
Date: Spring 2014 – January to May/June 
Number of Hours: 10-20 hours/week – flexible part-time schedule 
Description: The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) seeks an intern for the Spring 2014 semester to assist with the association’s communications, marketing, and administrative activities. The intern’s responsibilities may include: 
  • Compiling research on trade policy and trade compliance topics (including rules of origin, consumer product safety, commercial documentation requirements, and international labor issues) for USFIA communications;
  • Preparing communications for review and distribution through web-based bulk email program;
  • Formatting and posting content to USFIA website (using web-based content management system) and social media accounts, including Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Twitter;
  • Performing administrative tasks, including mailings, photocopying, database management, and answering telephones; and,
  • Assisting with other communications, marketing, event planning, and administrative tasks as needed.
An especially self-motivated intern may also have the opportunity to attend congressional hearings and other Washington meetings and events and provide comprehensive recaps for USFIA members with intern’s byline.

The Hamilton Project is Seeking Spring and Summer Interns

The Hamilton Project is an economic initiative housed at the Brookings Institution. The Project produces research and policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans (you can find more information on our website at

We are currently seeking motivated, energetic students--preferably juniors or seniors--to serve as full-time or part-time interns for academic credit and a small stipend during the spring semester and summer.

This is a great opportunity for students interested in applying their skills to the policy arena. The internship description can be found here.

Weekly Review Sessions Offered by OMSE (including ECON200 and MATH140)


Have you prepared for finals? Come out to one of the Weekly Review Sessions beginning Tuesday, December 3rd until Friday, December 13th for help in the below subjects!
CHEM 131/132
Tutor: Tony
Day: Monday
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0103

CHEM 231
Tutor: Kobina
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0103

CHEM 271/272        
Tutor: Nida
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0103

MATH 140
Tutor: Nida
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:30-9pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0115

CHEM 135/136
Tutor: James
Day: Thursday
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Hornbake Library, OMSE Conference Room
ECON 200
Tutor: EJ
Day: Friday
Time: 2-4:30pm
Location: Hornbake Library, OMSE Conference Room

In each weekly review session, you will be able expand your knowledge and attain assistance in those specific course subjects. Enrolled UMD students are able to attend any of the sessions. For additional information, please feel free to contact Andrea Rodriguez at (301) 405-5623 or via email at

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Career Shuttle to Facebook DC! Register Now, This Is A Rare Opportunity!

Career Shuttle to Facebook DC
Thursday, December 05, 2013 • 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Event Details:

Join the University Career Center & The President’s Promise on a Career Shuttle to Facebook DC!

This trip is open to sophomores, juniors and graduate students of any major, provided you have a strong academic background and interest in government affairs, public policy, law or strategic communications. To be eligible for a summer externship with Facebook DC, you must be returning to school in Fall 2014 (May 2014 graduates and alumni are not eligible unless they plan to pursue further education starting next fall).
ADDITIONAL NOTE: This career shuttle and site focuses on government affairs, NOT social media or computer science-related opportunities.

Facebook DC is currently recruiting for its summer externship program (a paid, full-time opportunity during Summer 2014). Facebook DC helps to inform users, the media, partners, employees and other stakeholders about Facebook’s products and business. Working with policymakers at the international federal, and state levels, the team handles legislative and regulatory matters, participates in domestic and international policy discussions and leads the company’s interactions with consumer and other non-governmental organizations.

Space is limited—please RSVP today! Once the bus is full, you will be added to our waiting list and notified if a spot opens up. Due to the limited space and the expected high demand for this trip, we will be enforcing our "no show" policy. Contact Kate Juhl immediately at if you register and are unable to attend.

Please plan to meet in the
lobby of the University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) at 8:30 am. We will depart promptly by bus at 8:45 am and return to campus by 1 pm. You may want to bring a snack. During our visit, we will take a tour of Facebook DC and hear more about their externship program. There may also be the chance to meet some high-level members of the office as their schedules allow.

 RSVP for this event:

For additional information about this event: contact Kate Juhl at

Global Poverty Minor


OMSE is Hiring Tutors for the Below courses
BSCI: 105, 106, 201, 202, 207, 222
CHEM: 131, 132, 135, 231, 241, 271
ENEE: 140, 150
MATH: 003-113, 140, 141, 220, 221, 240, 241
PHYS: 121, 122, 131, 132, 141, 142, 161
STAT: 100, 112, 115
BCHM: 461, 462, 463, 465
BMGT: 220, 221, 230
In order to be eligible to apply, please see below: 
  • Earned a grade of A in course(s) wanting to tutor
  • Have taken the course(s) at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Skills Required:
  • Applicants need good communication skills and must have the ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with varied skill levels
  • Patience and respect towards others
If you meet the above criteria, please complete and submit an OMSE Student Employment Application with the necessary information requested. The application can be found at the bottom page from the below link:
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Andrea Rodriguez at
(301) 405-5623 or via email at

Google Internships

BOLD Internship (2015 grads): Applications due 11/24/2013
BOLD Immersion Program (2016 grads): Applications due 11/24/2013
Full-time positions available

Students looking for resume tips can check out this video where Google recruiters give tips on writing your resume.

Visit the Career Center's website to learn more about these opportunities at

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Smith School Minor in Business Analytics


ATTN: SOPHOMORES - Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program

YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE – Apply to the Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program.  Morgan Stanley is made up of many talents and perspectives. The diversity is what makes us unique. What you are interested in and how you approach the world will determine your individual path at Morgan Stanley.

Eligible candidates for the Scholarship include Black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBT college sophomores and juniors. If selected as a RBF Scholar you will receive a $15,000 scholarship for exceptional academic achievement and a summer internship with Morgan Stanley. We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to apply. If you have any questions please email     


Bank Resource Management
Fixed Income
Global Capital Markets
Institutional Equities
Investment Banking
Investment Management
Prime Brokerage
Public Finance
Strats & Modeling

Sophomore Application (Class of 2016)
Deadline: December 4th 11:59 p.m

Graduation Year: 2016
GPA Minimum: 3.4/4.0


Friday, November 15, 2013

Workshop for Students Interested in Business - CANCELED!

Please note that the workshop for students interested in applying for the Business school for Nov. 19th at 7:30 previously posted on the blog has been CANCELED!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Apply for the BSOS Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership,presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester.
 How to apply?

To be eligible for BSOS Peer Mentors, the following criteria must be met:
  • Primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2014
  • At least a 2.5 GPA within major
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
  • Must be in good judicial/academic standing

If you have questions about the application process or would like to know more about the program, please contact:
Martrez Marshall
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2106C Morrill Hall
College Park, MD 20742

UMD Master's in Applied Economics - Spring Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply for the UMD Masters in Applied Economics Spring 2014 cohort has been extended to January 1st. 

This program is ideal for our undergraduates who are looking to gain applied quantitative analysis and econometric modeling skills. Our program is particularly relevant for those of you interested in policy analyst positions. This program can be completed in as few as 15 months, and classes are held in the evening at our DC location: 1400 16th Street NW, near Dupont Circle.

Our courses are taught by an extremely talented group of professional economists, many of whom are currently employed by the US government in departments as diverse as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Treasury, and the USDA. As a student in our program, you will have the chance to learn directly from professionals in the field, who know exactly what it takes to succeed as an economist. The program is continuously growing, and we are always adding new events, opportunities, and courses.

See attached flyer for more information. You may also wish to visit our website at Should you have any questions about the status of your application, I encourage you to contact Marianne Hayek, the Executive Director of the Masters Program, by email at

With best wishes,

Maureen Cropper
Distinguished University Professor and Chair

Economics Honors Program - Information Session Tues. Nov. 19th

On Tuesday, November 19th, the Department of Economics will be hosting an information session for sophomores and juniors who might be interested in applying to the department's honors program.  The session will take place from 6:30-7:00 p.m. in Tydings 4103.  

The session will include brief presentations by: 

Dr. John Straub, Director of the Economics Department Honors Program, and by 
Shefali Khanna (UMD class of 2012), a recent graduate of the department's honors program.

Students admitted to the program pursue faculty-mentored research projects during their senior year.  The independent research projects culminate with a senior honors thesis.  Students who successfully complete the program earn 6 credits (ECON 396 and ECON 397), and the distinction of departmental honors on their transcript.  Pursuing self-directed independent research with a faculty mentor is a valuable experience for anyone considering graduate studies in economics, and a strong positive signal to potential employers.

Complete details related to the Economics Department Honors Program are posted online at:

The meeting on November 19th will be an opportunity to speak in person with the program's director and a recent graduate of the program.  

Light refreshments will be served.

AASD Brown Bag with Dr. Odis Johnson Jr.

The African American Studies Department  invite you to attend the following:

Great Equalizers or Conduits of Neighborhood Social Disorganization? A Counterfactual  Analysis of Year-Round and Traditional-Year Schooling.

AASD Brown Bag with Dr. Odis Johnson Jr.

The social function of schooling in the U.S. is an unsettled issue. Persistent racial, SES and residential disparities in test-scores suggest schools fall short in serving as society’s great equalizers. Despite seemingly intractable educational differences, research has produced evidence that schools function to reduce racial gaps in test-scores. However, these studies rarely consider the qualities of children’s neighborhoods as contributors to educational stratification, or use counterfactual modeling to strengthen causal inferences.  Conversely, Dr. Odis Johnson’s study concludes that schools may be greater equalizers according to race than previously thought, but simultaneously serve as conduits of neighborhood social disorganization’s relatively large stratifying effects.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Location: 1126 Taliaferro Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Time: noon-1:00pm

Light Refreshments will be served!

GenEd Students: Do you still need a Scholarship in Practice course? Consider this online opportunity in Spring '14

ENES140 - Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship: Explore dynamic startup topics by designing a new venture this Spring term. Learn how to identify and explore entrepreneurial opportunities. Build your entrepreneurial mindset and business skillsets to launch new ventures. This course will assist aspiring entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies.

Key course features include:

·         Online course is held asynchronously, allowing students to complete the course from anywhere at any time.
·         View the weekly video lectures in the user-friendly course format with discussion boards to find peers with complimentary skillsets.
·         Earn three Scholarship in Practice credits.
·         Apply credits to the Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.

View the full description and view a sample online lecture at:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Federal Reserve Board - Information Session

The Federal Reserve Board will be holding an information session on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 9am – 10am to discuss employment and internship opportunities available at the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Board is interested in hiring economists, interns and research assistants in a broad range of interests (macro, finance, applied micro, labor, etc).

The session will be held in Tydings 4103. All Economics students are invited to attend. Additional information about opportunities available at the Federal Reserve Board can be found at

Consero LLC - Part Time Job

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Workshop for Students Interested in Applying to the Robert H. Smith School of Business - CANCELED!

The professional business fraternity Phi Chi Theta will be partnering with the Smith Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA) to hold a workshop for students interested in applying for the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Nov. 19th at 7:30 in Van Munching Hall room 1212 - Tyser Auditorium. Free pizza will be included and more information can be found below.
Not much assistance is given to business-intended students. Our goal with this seminar is to give students an idea of what to expect aside from the statistics and requirements given by the LEP office’s program. We aim to give you a head start on building a competitive application, and help you get involved with programs that you might not know that you're allowed to join. In this hour-long session, we will cover:
  • A basic overview of the actual application.
  • The resumes and cover letters that some of us had used in our applications this past Spring.
  • Discuss getting bullet points that make a standout applicant.
  • Talk about backup plans for students that aren't accepted.
  • Meet one on one with a current business school student.*

*For students to take full advantage of this offering, please print out and bring a recent copy of your resume.
We are not affiliated with the LEP office or the application judging process but just want to provide some guidance. Please send any questions to

Intergroup Dialogue Program for Undergraduate Students-1 Credit Course!

Dear Students,

As part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, we offer the Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program (WEIDP) for undergraduate students who are interested in engaging with other students on difficult, but rewarding, topics. Our intergroup dialogues include dialogues across race, class, gender, nationality, sexuality, among others. Classes are taught by trained and experienced facilitators. Participants can expect a rich and rewarding experience as well as an opportunity to develop skills in cultural competence. 

All dialogues are 7-week, 1-credit courses that are held in the first and second halves of each semester and WEIDP courses satisfy the new General Education Cultural Competence. The Spring 2014 dialogue schedule can be found here:

If you are interested, you can go to and click the "registration" link. 

Spring Internships at START - Deadline to apply Tomorrow, Nov. 13th!

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a DHS Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland is excited to announce our Spring 2014 internship opportunities.

We are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English and Mathematics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates and graduates as well. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and be able to participate in a calendar of professional development activities. START is also willing to work with academic institutions to enable their students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours at START at the University of Maryland College Park.

Below is a short summary of the opportunities available. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form. .

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nov. 11th - Last Day to Drop with "W"

Monday November 11, 2013 is the last day for undergraduate students to withdraw from 1 course up to 4 credits for the current Fall 2013 semester. If you have questions about dropping a course, please contact an advisor at 301 - 405 - 8367.

If you need to drop a course and you have already dropped a course this semester, you will need to schedule an appointment to discuss requesting an Exception to University Policy for a second W with an advisor.

If you are on academic probation or dismissal and would like to drop a course with a W you need to schedule an appointment to get this permission.

Additional information from the Registration Guide online 

"An additional drop period for undergraduate students begins at the close of the schedule adjustment period and ends at the end of the tenth week of classes. During the drop period a student may drop a maximum of four credits or one course. Courses dropped during this time (after the schedule adjustment period) will be recorded on the student’s transcript with a “W” notation for undergraduate students only. (This mark is not used in computing the semester or cumulative GPA.) No notation will appear on the graduate record for courses dropped during the drop period."

CRCC Asia Scholarships - 2013/2014

During the month of November, we will be giving away 15 scholarships, totalling more than $30,000, for students who wish to go on our China Internship Program. This Program is designed to provide students with international work experience and cultural immersion in the world's fastest growing and most exciting country.

We would appreciate it if you could forward the following scholarship information to your students either via list-serve, other faculties/departments, email newsletter, social media posts or any other medium you have available. Below is a short message that can easily be sent out, as well as a CRCC Asia flyer attached.

Are you interested in gaining international work experience and building your post-graduation job prospects? Consider doing an internship in China! During the month of November, CRCC Asia is running its annual Scholarship Program and we are giving away 15 scholarships, totalling more than $30,000 for students who wish to take part in our programs in 2014. The application is open until November 22nd 2013 and applicants will be judged on the strength of their application and phone interview, with a final decision made in the first week of December 2013.

CRCC Asia’s China Internship Program provides one, two, or three month internships in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Sanya. Fluent English is the only language requirement and there is a program start date each month of the year.

We work with over 400 top companies in China to offer a wide range of placements across various industries including finance, law, marketing/PR, engineering, accounting, pharmaceuticals, NGO's and many others. All accommodation and visa processing is included in the program, as well as a schedule of social and business events.

We have over 3500 alumni from more than 150 countries worldwide, who have all benefited from the CRCC Asia China Internship Program.

To read about our programs, please visit and to apply for one of our scholarships, please go to and click on the Application Form on the left of the page or click here.

We look forward to seeing you in China soon!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Spring 2014 Internships Available through the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)!

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.
Spring 2014 applications are now live. Priority deadline to apply is midnight, Sunday, November 24. We will continue to accept applications submitted after this date, however those we receive by Nov 24 will receive priority. Student apply here: 
  • Global Engagement Internship
  • Consumer Marketing Internship
  • Editorial & Digital Media Internship
  • Communities & Volunteer Relations Internship
  • Communications & Marketing Internship
  • Human Resources Internship
  • Graphic Design Internship
  • Children, Youth, & Family Internship
  • Email, Social Media & Membership Internship
  • Diversity Internship
  • Health and Aging Internship
  • Canvass Program Internship 
  • Partners Program Internship

Students for a New American Politics Fellowship Opportunity

Students for a New American Politics PAC is pleased to announce the 2014 Organizing Fellowship Program. The SNAP Fellowship is a paid grassroots organizing fellowship for students and youth that’s fast-paced, high-impact, and focused on social justice values. This isn’t your average summer internship – it’s your opportunity to create real, lasting change.

As a SNAP Organizing Fellow, you’ll receive training from experienced organizers with roots in electoral politics as well as the labor and economic justice, environmental, LGBTQ, and immigrants’ rights movements. You’ll learn to talk to voters and recruit volunteers to elect Democratic candidates who are ready to put Congress to work building a fairer society. 
SNAP seeks to hire 20 Organizing Fellows in our early application round and 15-20 more in the March regular round. All Organizing Fellows will be placed on liberal/progressive Congressional campaigns in competitive districts across the country. Fellows will attend a three-day training session in the New York metro area in early June and then work as grassroots organizers on campaigns from early June to the middle of August. Many past fellows have been asked to stay on their campaigns through the fall.
Equal Access Statement: SNAP believes that our country’s leadership should reflect its diversity. We therefore pay all Organizing Fellows a stipend of up to $5,000, based on financial need. The average stipend in summer 2012 was $1,443 plus free housing and travel for 10 weeks.
How to Apply: For priority consideration, please submit your application for the Organizing Fellowship Program as soon as possible. Details of our application can be found at
Early Application Round: Apply by Wednesday, December 18 and you will receive a decision by Monday, January 27.
Regular Round: Apply by Friday, March 7 and you will receive a decision by Monday, April 7.

Questions? Contact

Friday, November 1, 2013

Business Intelligence Developer/Reporting Engineer


Position Type: Entry Level (Full-Time), Permanent Experienced Hire

 Desired Major(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences/Economics, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Computer Science, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Mathematics, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Physics, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Mathematical Statistics (GRAD), Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Chemistry, Engineering/Aerospace Engineering

Location: Madison, Wisconsin (United States)

Description: Big data. Bigger challenges.

Apply your interest in analytics to one of the biggest challenges of our time: healthcare. As a Business Intelligence Developer at Epic, you'll help our customers make sense of the wealth of information they capture within an electronic medical record system.

You'll design and develop custom reporting functionalities that will enable our customers to use their data to monitor and improve organizational practices and build the framework for predictive modeling in patient care. From consultation to analysis of business requirements to interface design, BI Developers are involved in all phases of report development and also provide internal and customer support for technical reporting issues.
More than just important work.

Epic is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America's best places to live. You'll earn competitive wages and receive benefits befitting a leading software company (401k match, great health insurance, life insurance, performance bonuses and stock appreciation rights). Epic's environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others.

American Enterprise Institute: Spring 2014 Internships

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)

Position Type: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)

Desired Major(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences/Economics, Education, Public Policy

Location: Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

Description: AEI internships provide students with an opportunity to work with some of America's most renowned scholars, economists, political scientists, and foreign policy specialists conducting research on today’s prominent public policy questions.

Approximately sixty-five internship spots are available for the Spring 2014 internship program. Our internships can be categorized in the following overarching areas: economic policy, foreign and defense policy, social and political studies, public affairs, blogging and social media, marketing, government relations, and communications. Internship opportunities are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. Our internships are unpaid and the hours and days are flexible.

AEI's internship program has repeatedly been included in the Princeton Review, Vault Guide to Internships, and the Random House Guide to Internships as one of the top 100 internships in the country.

Learn more about the program and the application process here:

Job Function: Communication, Research

Desired Class Level(s): Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate, Recent Grad (up to 3 years out)

Log in to your C4T account ( and paste the position title in the “Search” box to learn more or to apply.

Comparative Advantage, Stanford's Undergraduate Economics Journal Looking for Submissions

Interested in getting your work in economics published? If so, you may be interested in submitting an article to Comparative Advantage, Stanford’s undergraduate economics journal, which is currently accepting outside submissions for its Winter Edition.

Comparative Advantage is unique in that it publishes high-quality work that also aims to appeal to a broader audience beyond economics academia.  Our goal is to promote and add to the discussion of topics in economics, both within and outside of the economics community, on our campus and others.

We accept work in a wide range of topics, including macroeconomic concepts and public policy, microeconomic theory, finance, and advanced topics or honors theses.  Articles should be 7-10 pages long with 1.5 spacing and Times New Roman font, size 12. Graphs and charts are welcome. Citations should be APA. Also, please include a brief abstract (3-5 sentences) with your article submission.
You are encouraged to submit papers from class if you have prior instructor permission. 

If you are interested in writing, please submit by December 1st. You will hear back by December 8th as to whether your article has been accepted for publication.

If you have any additional questions or would like to submit your work, please contact Rebecca Deubler at

Rebecca Deubler  |  Stanford University '16  |  BS Candidate, Management Science and Engineering |

Volunteer Opportunity in Africa

Attention Students of the Economics Department!

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2014 Volunteer Programs in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2014, we are offering a variety of 2 and 4-week programs in Zanizbar, Tanzania and Cape Town, South Africa!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with 3 remaining deadlines:
December 6th, 2013
January 10th, 2014
February 7th, 2014
Our application can be completed online via our website.

As an OHS Volunteer, you will:
* Live with a host family and be an active member of their household.
(Zanzibar only)
* Work with primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations while empowering students.
* Work closely with members of the community to create positive social uplift.
* Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports.
* Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students.

We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards a more socially just future for the youth of some of the most marginalized communities in the world.

Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2014 PROGRAMS!

For more information and to apply please visit:
ONEHEARTSOURCE is a non-profit organization designed to empower young people through education, and to provide high quality education and care for vulnerable children in Tanzania and South Africa.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Career Center Events!

How to Find an Internship Workshop
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you're at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? Just using Google will not find you an internship!
To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
  • Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  • Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  • Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field 

 RSVP for this event: Click here

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Quantitative and Analytical Careers

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Interested in a career using quantitative or analytical skills ? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking.

Panelists represent organizations such as:

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Federal Trade Commission - Gallup - GEICO

For more information: Click Here

International Internships Panel: Student Perspectives

Monday, November 18, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Event Details:

Interested in interning abroad? Curious to learn more about the options that exist? Hear from a panel of current UMD students who have gained valuable experience through internships in other countries.

Student panelists include:

  • Mackenzie Burnett, UK Parliament, United Kingdom
  • Courtni Berry, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Tanzania
  • Carrie Hildebrandt, House of Grace & Center for Democracy and Community, Israel
  • Alexander Pryor, International Student Conferences, Inc, South Korea
  • Nyana Quashie, Social Entrepreneur Corps, Nicaragua

Lunch provided!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Peggy Rae & John Sapienza Scholarship

The Economics Department is excited to announce the immediate availability of the Peggy Rae & John Sapienza Scholarship.  Peggy Rae is a 1968 graduate of the Economics Department who went on to work for the US Department of Labor.  She, along with her husband John, have recently announced this $10,000 scholarship that is intended to facilitate the education of a hardworking student and encourage him/her toward graduation.  The winner will be announced just before the Thanksgiving break and awarded $5,000 by early December towards their Fall 2013 tuition/fees and another $5,000 in January for Spring 2014.  **Scholarship money will be applied directly to the recipient’s UMD student account.   

Scholarship Qualifications

Students are eligible to apply for this scholarship if they meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA at University of Maryland College Park
  • Junior or senior economics student in his/her last one to two years of undergraduate study
  •   May not graduate before May 2014
  • Must be a full-time, degree seeking student
  • A declared economics major prior to September 16, 2013
  • At least 12 credits of ECON courses completed
  • In good judicial standing
  • Recipient should be doing something to help finance his/her college education, such as part-time employment, etc
*New students (incoming freshmen and transfers) entering UMCP during the Fall 2013 semester may not apply since previous UMCP grades will be used in the review process

To Apply

Complete an application and submit it along with ALL of the following:

  • A current University of Maryland College Park transcript (an unofficial is acceptable and available on Testudo)
  • If available, include a copy of your most recent financial aid offer letter (available on Testudo under “Financials” and then “Financial Aid Inquiry”)
  • Updated resume
  • Essay (see below for more information)
Scholarship Essay Question & Instructions

Essays must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1000 words typed, double spaced, in 12 point font.

Answer the following question:  How have you financed your college education thus far, and how will a scholarship of $10K impact your behavior for the rest of this year?

Applications are due by 4:30pm on Monday Nov. 4th. They may be dropped off to the ECON Advising Office in 3108 Tydings Hall or emailed to If emailed, the application and all supporting documents must be scanned and saved as one PDF file.   **Incomplete applications or those sent as multiple files will NOT BE REVIEWED.

U.S. Statistical Agencies Informational Symposium

Two-day event will spotlight federal data, statistical resources & career opportunities

WASHINGTON, DC, October 24, 2013—Representatives from each of the federal government’s 14 principal statistical agencies are hosting a symposium next month in Washington that will highlight the variety of federal statistics and the numerous statistical careers available in the public sector.

The Symposium of the U.S. Statistical Agencies, which is part of the celebration of the International Year of Statistics, will be held November 13 and 14 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Conference Center.

Open to all without cost, the two-day symposium will allow attendees to learn about federal statistical agencies, the range of statistics each produces and how to pursue a career as a government statistician.

“The Symposium of the U.S. Statistical Agencies will give attendees the opportunity to learn—in one place—about the valuable statistics and statistical services available from many federal statistical agencies,” says Ronald L. Wasserstein, executive director of the American Statistical Association, whose organization is supporting the event. “These statistics help all Americans understand current developments in our country and are indispensable to providing insightful information that helps our elected leaders plan for the future.

“We invite anyone with an interest or a stake in statistics—including econometrics, demography, health, agriculture, energy and transportation—to attend the symposium,” continues Wasserstein.

The Symposium of the U.S. Statistical Agencies will be divided into five sessions targeted to different audiences and users of federal statistics and data products. Representatives of various federal statistical agencies will present during the five sessions. Each session is open to all attendees.

The date, time and a summary of each informational session follow:

Career Discovery Zone Workshops

Stressed out about a major or your future career? Do you need to choose or change your major? Find a career direction after you graduate? Need an internship, but don't know what kind of internship to look for? If you have these and/or other career questions, Career Discovery Zone is for you. CDZ will meet every Weds for the next 4 weeks--no advance registration needed, just show up. You can come to one or all workshops. This week we will help you discover how your interests connect with careers and college majors. Don’t let your stress build; act now -- GET IN THE ZONE, the CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE!

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Shoemaker Building
1st Floor Reception

Wednesday, October 30th- Uncovering the Importance of Values
Wednesday, November 6th- Managing Invisible Career Barriers: Stress, fear, and other Emotions
Wednesday, November 13th- Making Career Decisions Now and in the Future

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

World Bank - Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Infrastructure Policy Unit at the World Bank is carrying out a study to estimate the Infrastructure Investment needs worldwide and we are looking for a short term consultant (ideally an economic student but any social science will work) who has experience working with large databases (Excel is a must and Stata is a plus) to help us to update the current database that includes data on infrastructure connectivity indicators (mainly from World Development Indicators). The work involves working part time for 20 days including a few days at the World Bank to have access to the data. The consultant should be available to start immediately.

If interested please send your CV to Fernanda Ruiz Nuñez at

Monday, October 21, 2013

Research Participants Needed: Earn extra cash while helping out another campus department!

Paid study for Persian/Mandarin/Russian

Do you speak Mandarin Chinese, Persian/Farsi, or Russian, either natively or as a learner? The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language is recruiting advanced leaners and native speakers of these languages to participate in a language study. The goal of the project is to identify which aspects of these languages speakers at your proficiency level typically already know, and which aspects they still have difficulty with.

For the study, you will be asked to take several tests looking at your language abilities. All tests will be remotely administered, meaning you can take them at a time and location of your convenience.

For full participation, you will earn $40. Learners will also receive official proficiency scores with a certificate.

To participate, you must be:

An advanced learner (at least four semesters of post-high school foreign language study) of either Persian, Mandarin, or Russian and be a native speaker of English


A native speaker of Persian, Mandarin, or Russian (must be able to read in English).

For more information about this study, contact:
Nick Pandza,

Participate in Asian American Alcohol Use Study! Earn a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Participation involves completing a 30-45 minutes online survey on a secure website.

Eligibility to participate in this study:
- 18 years of age and older
- An undergraduate currently enrolled in the University of Maryland, College Park
- An Asian American who was born in the United States
- Past experience in drinking is not required to participate

Participation in the study offers a chance to enter a raffle to win a $50 gift card (about 1 in 33 chance to win).

For more information, please contact the following e-mail address:
Miji Um
UMD Psychology Department