Thursday, February 28, 2013

ECON Departmental Scholarships Available

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the availability of several undergraduate scholarships recognizing academic excellence for the 2013 - 2014 academic year. They are:

The Honorable Idamae Garrott Memorial Scholarship
The Melanie E. (Lee) Easley Memorial Scholarship
The Moskowitz Family Scholarship
The Mark C. Sullivan Economics Scholarship
The Melville J. Ulmer Scholarship
The Mark D. and Tracye C. Turner Scholarship in Economics
John Cumberland Award in Environmental Economics

More information including scholarship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found here.

Application Deadline is Monday April 1st.

Job Opportunity for Economics Students

Dear Economics Students:

 I am writing to inform you about an excellent full-time job opportunity for graduating seniors and recent alumni working as a reader for a blind lawyer at the SEC in Washington, DC.  While the position has not yet been officially posted, I know that the job will become open around the middle of this summer.  I worked for this lawyer myself after graduating from the University of Virginia and prior to beginning law school, and she will need the position filled as soon as her current reader leaves for law school.  She would like to make the position known to potentially qualified candidates and to speak with these candidates in advance of when the position is posted in order to facilitate finding someone to take over after her current reader departs in a timely way, that is, without having a gap in reader coverage. 

I am directing this opportunity to economics students in particular because I know from my own experience that my background as an economics major helped me a great deal in learning and enjoying the work for the position. For students who are interested in law school, this experience greatly helped me be ahead of my peers in terms of legal research, writing, and understanding complex legal concepts more generally. It also gave me a greater sense of the daily responsibilities and work product of an attorney, which better solidified and structured my studies and goals while in law school.

In general, qualified candidates would be quick learners, conscientious, diligent, hard working, and interested in learning. Flexibility with hours is also important as I did work some overtime. From my experience, it is important to be skilled at research, though research using legal databases can be learned on the job. Exposure to and interest in concepts in finance is important since a range of financial products arise in the course of the job. In general, the job includes some straight reading of texts, lots of research in different forms, editing and formatting of legal citations, and attending and note taking at various meetings. The lawyer would like to find someone who is interested in working for at least two years and the candidate must be able to clear a background check.

I will be collecting cover letters and resumes from any interested candidates and am happy to answer any questions about the position. Resumes should include GPA and can be emailed to me at


Michael Ogershok

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Apply to be the 2013 ECON Commencement Speaker

Dear Graduating Seniors,

Would you like an opportunity to address your classmates and their families at the commencement ceremony held by the Economics Department on Sunday, May 19th? If so, please complete the attached application and return it to me along with a resume. Applications and resumes will be accepted via email, fax (301-405-3542), or in person to 3108C Tydings Hall.

Applications must be received by Friday March 29th.

Indonesian Adidas Workers Speak Out at UMD!

Who: Former Indonesian Adidas Workers, United Students Against Sweatshops

What: Beginning in February, United Students Against Sweatshops is conducting a nationwide Adidas worker tour with Aslam Hidayat and Heni Sutisna, two former Indonesian garment workers who sewed apparel for U Maryland and other universities at PT Kizone, an Adidas factory that shut down over a year and a half ago, leaving 2,700 workers unemployed. Since the factory closure, the former PT Kizone workers have been fighting for Adidas to pay 1.8 million in severance pay, a benefit that all companies are required to pay under Indonesian law. This Adidas worker tour event will be an incredibly powerful and informative opportunity for workers to speak directly with students and faculty about conditions in the global apparel industry and their struggle for justice.
We hope to see you there!

When: 6pm on Thursday, February 28th

Tydings 1101

For more information, visit, or contact Garrett Strain at Facebook event at:

Beyond College Academy

Program Description

 Beyond College: A Plan for Graduate School Success will be an academy-like, certification program comprised of a series of seminars and workshops to educate University of Maryland students of color about the pathways to graduate school, including law, medical, dental and pharmacy professional schools. Specific topics will include the graduate school admissions process, introduction to graduate school exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT), developing a competitive personal statement and resume, financing graduate school, an overview of UMD graduate programs, branding and social meeting and faculty and graduate student perspectives. The Academy will culminate in a celebratory event with awards and certificates for participants. Networking opportunities with various campus organizations will also be available.

Event Details

Join us for our Kick-off Reception for the Beyond College: A Plan for Graduate School Success program. Learn about how to become part of an exciting graduate school preparation academy comprised of a series of seminars and workshops about the pathways to graduate school, including law, medical, dental and pharmacy professional schools.

Our Kick-Off Event will be held on Wednesday, March 6 from 5pm – 7pm in the University Career Center Resource Room. We are asking students to RSVP by clicking HERE. 

 Also, applications to the Beyond College Academy are being accepted through Friday, March 1. If students would like to apply, they can click HERE.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lend For America - Paid Microfinance Fellowship

Looking for a paid summer internship? Want a summer job that will set your resume apart? Interested in doing something meaningful but need to make money?

Check out the Lend for America Fellowship Program. A chance to spend the summer at a leading MFI and then start one on your own campus. The summer internship offers a $2,500 stipend and covers all travel expenses.

 Fellows receive a crash course in microfinance, a full-time summer internship with an existing microfinance group, and year-round support from Lend for America as they start their organizations. Apply by March 10 online at

Monday, February 25, 2013

Treasury Recent Graduates Program

Job Title: Treasury Recent Graduates Program (Paralegal Specialist)

Department: Department Of The Treasury
Agency: Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number: CCDP-13-PP23

SALARY RANGE: $27,431.00 to $54,028.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0950-05/09
Full time - Recent Graduates appointment (initial appointment will not exceed one year.)

DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location(s):

Washington, DC, US
Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Jacksonville, FL, US

WHO MAY APPLY: Any US citizen who meets the requirements of the Treasury Recent Graduates Program as described below under the section "QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONS." To qualify for the Paralegal position at the grade 5 level, you must meet one of the following: A Bachelor's Degree or have completed four years or more of education above the high school level in a qualifying educational institution.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Internship, Post Grad Positions with Northwestern Mutual/The Savino Financial Group Network Office

A career as a financial representative with the Northwestern Mutual will allow you to become a member of elite team. It offers challenge, independence, professional growth, and the incomparable rewards of helping others reach their financial security goals. The Savino Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual, a well-respected Network Office, has the following 2 positions available. We strongly encourage job seekers that live or go to school in Central New Jersey or Bucks County, Pennsylvania to apply.

To be considered, please apply by March 15, 2013:

1. Financial Intern Representative:

This internship is paid, provides you with real business experience, licensing sponsorship, a jump start to your fulltime career, and career stability.

As a Northwestern Mutual intern, you will be part of our network office team, working side-by-side with financial representatives and professional staff. You will learn how to run a business from one of the most esteemed companies around, and you will test drive a promising career where you can achieve your goals and have an impact on people's lives.

To apply to the Internship, please visit here.

Northwestern Mutual's internship is ranked "One of America's Top Ten Internships"for a good reason - it gives you real-world experience from Day One. You build on your classroom learning and develop skills that you will use for a lifetime. The Savino Financial Group Internship Team ranked #10 Nationally during 2011.

Requirements: Junior or Senior at an accredited school taking 12 credits or more

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

US Census Bureau: Employer Networking Sessions

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 • 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

 Location: Stamp Student Union - Charles Carroll Room A

 Be a part of the Census team! RECRUITING FOR: Analyst/Statistician, Information Technology Specialist, Mathematical Statistician

 MAJORS: Business Administration• Cartography• Computer Information Systems• Computer Science• Demography• Economics• Geography• Information Systems Management• Math• Political Science• Psychology• Public Administration •Sociology •Statistics

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

RSVP for this event: For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas at

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Career Exploration/Clarification Help

Dear Students,

It is that time in the semester when you may be thinking of registration for next semester, that summer internship (but doing what???) , or your career future after graduation (Grad school? A job? But what field???). Students have found these services offered by the University Counseling Center helpful in clarifying and focusing career directions with regard to choosing an academic major, a career after graduation, and/or deciding on graduate education. It’s pretty difficult to make these decisions unless you know what you want! So here are some options to help you get focused:

Majors Walk-In on Wednesdays through April 24th for students who aren’t sure of their academic majors or aren’t sure they can be successful in their intended or current major. Students can walk-in without an appointment anytime 1-3pm on Wednesdays, (with the exception of March 20 and 27). You will be introduced and oriented to SIGI 3 is a self-paced career information system where you can identify careers and majors that would be suitable to your interests, values and personality.

Career Discovery Zone on Select Thursdays in March/April. This 5-session workshop series explores topics like how to charge of career future, how your interests and skills align with potential career paths, how your values can unlock doors to your career future, how to manage stresses and barriers when you are in the midst of any career decision, and more! No registration needed, just show up to one or all of the workshops. See the attached flyer or call the Counseling Center (301-314-7651) for additional information and dates.

Individual Career Counseling by Appointment. As always, if you want more individual support as you explore academic majors, career paths, graduate schools or other career-related decisions, individual career counseling and career assessments can be very beneficial. Individual counseling is also helpful if you are experiencing other stressors such as academic difficulty, health issues, family or personal concerns, as well as career questions. Call us now to make an appointment: 301-314-7651.

Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows

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Monday, February 18, 2013


February 26, 27 and 28 

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily

1st Floor Adele H. Stamp Student Union

University Career Center & The President’s Promise is Bringing Nearly 300 Employers to Campus for the Largest Spring Career & Internship Fair at the University of Maryland!

Employers recruiting College of Behavioral and Social Sciences students include: 

·         American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
·         American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
·         Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
·         Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Consolidated Graphics, Inc.
·         Defense Intelligence Agency
·         ESRI
·         FedBid, Inc.
·         Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
·         Hassett Willis and Company
·         INROADS
·         Kennedy Krieger Institute
·         Korean Education Center
·         MassMutual Greater Washington
·         National Trust for Historic Preservation
·         St. Luke’s House
·         Stone Street Capital, LLC.
·         US Census Bureau
·         US Department of State
·         And more over 3 days!

Prepare for the fair and see a full list of employer attendees

Also join us for the SEAGreen Career & Internship Fair and the Maryland Metropolitan Education Expo!

SEAGreen Career & Internship Fair (Sustainability, Environmental and Agriculture)
Tuesday, February 26
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Maryland Metropolitan Education Expo
Thursday, February 28
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Adele H. Stamp Student Union



Friday, February 15, 2013

Global Terrorism Minor Program

Applications Due February 22nd, 2013

START has developed an undergraduate minor in Global Terrorism, a cross-disciplinary program housed in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. The minor is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts, including students who plan to pursue graduate study related to terrorism as well as employment in the federal, state, local, non-profit, and/or private sectors. The program is part of the University of Maryland’s Global Studies program, alongside the minors in International Development and Conflict Management, Global Poverty, and International Engineering.

START is currently accepting applications to the program from University of Maryland undergraduates. Students from all colleges and majors are encouraged to apply.

Student Learning Outcomes

START's goal for the minor is to provide interested students of all majors with the education and training they need to pursue graduate education focused on terrorism research or employment in the ever-expanding homeland-security community, including opportunities within the public, private, and non-profit sectors. By the end of the minor program:
  • Students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the theories explaining the formation of terrorist groups and the motivations behind terrorist behavior;
  • Students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the impact of terrorism on groups and individuals;
  • Students will have developed first-hand experience working in the homeland security community; and
  • Students will have developed a capacity to conduct research on terrorism using a range of analytical tools and research methods.

*Attention, START has moved offices – please see below for updated application drop-off location*

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Friday, March 08, 2013 • 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

 Join us on the Career Shuttle: A field trip to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 Friday, March 8, 2013
1-4 p.m.

Registered students will meet on campus at 11:30 a.m., travel together on a Shuttle UM bus, and return to campus by 5 p.m.


The University Career Center & The President's Promise sponsors opportunities for students to visit employer sites in various industries. Seats on the shuttle are limited-- RSVP today!

Our tour and information session will be hosted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). However, students will learn about career opportunities with NIAID as well as NIH as a whole.

 Students will...

Hear from a variety of top level NIAID and NIH staff members including the Deputy Director from NIAID, Staff Scientists, and Human Resources Representatives.
Enjoy a lab tour of NIAID facilities.
Learn about career opportunities in both science research and administrative functional areas.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Federal Reserve Team Challenge!

Hello BSOS Students,

I’m excited to announce the beginning of the Maryland chapter of the Federal Reserve Team Challenge. As a group we will be representing the University of Maryland in a national competition that focuses on knowledge of economic and monetary policy. The initial round of competition takes place at our regional Federal Reserve Bank, where the team will be responsible for describing the current economic outlook and providing policy suggestions for the Fed. Winners of the regional competitions are then brought to Washington DC and present before the Board of Governors for a chance to be labeled Champions. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with esteemed professionals in the field of Economics and apply your education in a competitive setting. My personal experience was profound, I learned a lot and have made several valuable connections. Our first meeting will be next Tuesday the 19th of February at 5pm, below is a link to our Facebook group stop by and join up to stay current with meeting venues and dates. Feel free to contact me if you want to join, or have any questions. Look forward to seeing everybody there!

Will Dyess
(240) 476-5297

Senator John A. Cade Scholarship for Public Leadership

Senator John A. Cade was one of Maryland’s most extraordinary and exemplary public servants. As a member of the Maryland Senate from 1975-1996, his dedication to government, public service and education helped enhance the lives of his constituents. 
“As much as any legislator, Jack Cade understood that it was education that made a difference. He was a champion for higher education funding throughout his career.” 
– Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.

This $2000 scholarship was created to honor the memory of Senator John A. Cade by enabling students to carry on his legacy of public service and leadership.

Eligible candidates must:
• be a current Maryland resident
• be an undergraduate student
• have a 3.0 GPA or higher
• have an interest in public service, government involvement or political leadership.

 Cade Scholarship applications are due by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013.

Finalists will be notified shortly thereafter and may interview with the School of Public Policy Scholarship Committee.

Please See Attached Flier for more information and to APPLY

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pathways Internship Recruitment – Coming Soon!

The Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Shared Services (HR/SS) is pleased to announce that we will continue our Pathways Internship recruiting.

The U.S. Department of State will be able to post a new round of vacancy announcements on USAJOBS sometime in the near future! Once a vacancy has been posted on USAJOBS, all interested students are encouraged to apply.

Given the high demand for these internship positions, HR will only accept a certain number of applications due to the limited number of intern positions available in the Department. HR will only review the applications received prior to the limit being reached (this will be clearly stated in each vacancy announcement). Typically, vacancies will be posted at 12:00 am (EST). We highly suggest those students who are interested in these positions prepare their application packages in advance of the job announcement by uploading their resumes, transcripts, and proof of enrollment on USAJOBS. All interested and eligible applicants should create accounts and Saved Searches on USAJOBS. The Saved Searches functionality can be used to request alerts when these positions are posted. In addition, students are encouraged to visit the Careers Website ( and click on the “Keep me Informed” link in order to receive notices directly from DOS when Pathways positions are posted.

As a reminder, The Department’s Pathways Internship Program has two components to allow for flexible recruitment: the Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP). These two programs replace all former paid internships (Student Temporary Employment Program, Student Career Experience Program, Cooperative Education Program, Stay-in-School Program, and the Summer Clerical Program). Both programs allow for noncompetitive conversion into the Competitive Service after successful completion of the internship.

Requesting Your Support: SGA's Maryland Invests Campaign

Dear Terp,

The University of Maryland needs your help and your voice.

Last year, tuition came dangerously close to being raised by more than 10%, due to massive cuts to our funding from the state. But thanks in part to the efforts of students rallying on this campus and effectively lobbing legislators, our funding was restored and our tuition spared.

This year, the University System of Maryland faces $20 million dollars in cuts. Without this investment, we will not be able to move forward with the programs that are essential for a quality education for students now and into the future. 

FEBRUARY 28: Come to Annapolis to defend UMD's future of excellence! 

·  Free transportation to Annapolis
·  Rally in front of the State House with Governor Martin O'Malley!
·  Learn how to lobby in Free Lobby Training by experts
·  Sit down with individual Delegates and Senators to represent the
students of Maryland
·  Meet your fellow students from universities around the state
·  Get a FREE lunch
·  Defend the future of the Terp!

Buses will leave around 8:30 am and will return to campus 2:30 pm.  The rally with Governor O'Malley will be at 1pm. Notes from the President's Office excusing your absences will be available upon request.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to have your elected officials hear your voice and why our education is so important. Please register by 2/15 to guarantee transportation.

Thank you,
Your Student Government Association

Please direct your questions to: James Jalandoni, SGA Director of Governmental Affairs,

Academic Work Opportunities

Academic Support & Career Development Unit (ASCDU)

Tutorial Program Work Opportunities

The ASCDU is in need of high achieving students with an interest in education and experience tutoring to provide tutorial support for diverse group of student-athletes.  This is a paid position and requires a minimum of 4 hours a week.  Tutorial sessions are primarily held during the evenings (4:00pm to 9:00pm) but limited daytime hours are also available. 

 As policy, the ASCDU does not employ Freshmen as tutors because of the limited experience with UMD coursework. We are looking for tutors in a variety of subject areas/levels and available hours typically Monday-Friday mornings 8:00-11:00AM and Sunday-Thursday evenings 4:00-10:00PM.  The hourly pay rate is as follows and set by institutional guidelines:  $8.00/hr. for sophomores; $8.50/hr. for juniors;  $9.00/hr. for seniors;  and $10.00/hr. for graduate level students.

Details about the position:

-          Tutors work with student-athletes both individually and/or in small groups to facilitate the learning of course specific material and skills.
-          The majority of tutorial sessions are 60 minute/1 hour in duration. 
-          At the end of each tutorial session, the tutor will be required to submit a brief session report.
-          Tutors typically work between 4 and 10 hours a week.  The amount of weekly hours depends of the tutor’s schedule, the tutor’s area(s) of expertise, and the student-athlete needs.

ASCDU Facilities:

-          Gossett Football Team House and the Comcast Center.
-          ALL tutorial sessions will take place at one of these two locations – no exceptions to this policy.

In Order to Apply, You will Need to:

-          Complete an information sheet and questionnaire
-          Provide your schedule of availability
-          Provide a current and unofficial UMD transcript
-          A letter of recommendation form from a faculty member and/or College or Major advisor

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to make a difference in the life of a Terrapin student-athlete, please contact Sharon Staples, Tutorial Program Coordinator, at  If selected as a potential candidate, you will be notified of an interview date.

The University of Maryland at College Park is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX employer.



Monday, February 4, 2013

Dialogue For the Future Event

Dialogue For the Future, an honors organization, is a group dedicated to providing an open forum for discussion about current events and issues. We are holding an event this Wednesday, about Campaign Finance Reform. It will be a panel discussion featuring a number of prominent speakers, including the Chair of the Federal Election Committee, the Mayor of College Park, and the CEO of Americans for Campaign Reform.

It is a free event, and a great opportunity to meet experts.

Date and Time are 2/6, 7:00 PM at Ulrich Hall in Tawes.

Austin Hou

Executive Board Member
Dialogue For the Future