Monday, April 29, 2013

FAA Internship Info Session - Tuesday May 7th @ 6:10

Dr. Carlos Manduley (FAA's Senior Advisor for Educational Partnerships), will be hosting a FAA Employment Info session that will be an overview of FAA's mission and job and program opportunities. FAA is looking for student interns for Summer and Fall in all majors (economics, comp sci, engineering, environmental policy, communications, psychology, physics etc.). It will be held on Tuesday May 7th at 6:10 PM in 0104 Skinner Hall.

Spring 2013 Final Exam Schedule

Dear Students,

Believe it or not, the end of the semester is almost here.  If you have not already done so, be sure to review the final exam schedule which can be found on the Registrar's Office website to ensure that you know the day & time for all of your exams
**scroll down to the last section titled "Registration Information" and select "Final Exam Schedule"

Friday, April 26, 2013

RA Job Openings at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Associate, Research I-231538
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Primary Location CA-San Francisco
Full-time / Part-time Full-time
Employee Status Regular
Overtime Status Exempt
Job Type Experienced
Travel No
Shift Day Job
Job Sensitivity Tier II - No Credit Check

Position Title: Research Associate I
Working Location: San Francisco, CA
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Required Experience: None
Required Education: Bachelors Degree
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is looking for recent and future graduates to assist with the vital work of the Economic Research Department.

Position Description:

Positions are ideal for students considering graduate study in Economics. Research Associates provide economic/analytical support to economists in academic research, monetary policy, and economic briefings to senior management by conducting econometric analysis of economic and financial data, computer programming, preparing charts and tables, maintaining databases, and reviewing background materials.


Superior academic record. BA in Finance or Economics with quantitative background (econometrics, statistics, calculus, computer programming) or BA/BS in Math, Statistics or Computer Science with intermediate coursework in Finance or Economics. Effective skills in data analysis, writing, and communication. Significant computer programming experience a plus. Previous work experience as a Research Assistant also a plus, but not necessary.

To apply, please submit your information and application on-line at:  (click “Search for Jobs” and search for job number 231538). Include, resume, cover letter, and transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

The Department offers an outstanding research environment and competitive salary and benefits. Information about the Research Department may be found at:

Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or hold a permanent resident/green card with intent to become a U.S. Citizen.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Accounting Internship - Law Offices of Robert Beatson, II

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

Tax/Accounting Internships- ID 77710

Application Deadline: May 10, 2013 Posted: April 19, 2013

EMPLOYER Law Offices of Robert Beatson, II         
POSITION TYPE Summer Internship
LOCATION Potomac, Maryland    

Multiple competitive unpaid internships available for Juniors, Seniors, Masters students, and recent graduates in MD office of attorney/accountant solo practitioner with 30+ years of experience. Internships are available on a first come - first served basis. These substantial learning/teaching internships have been offered for years.

You will work directly with me concerning the following:

 (1) Federal and State (MD, VA, DC, NY, various other states, etc.) income tax return preparation for individuals, businesses, partnerships, trusts, and estates.

(2) Well-defined tax, etc. research projects for individuals, businesses, partnerships, trusts, and estates.

(3) Preparing draft schedules (adding up gross receipts, classifying expenses into categories and adding them up for a business for example) for my review.

(4) Preparing draft income tax returns with me.

(5) Computer-based research and writing concerning specific issues for my review.

(6) Hands-on training will be provided by me for every step concerning tax return preparation and research projects.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Course Added to Fall 2013 Schedule of Classes!

Dear Students,

The Department of Economics has added an additional 400 level course to the Fall 2013 schedule of classes. The following sections are now available and in Testudo. As always, be sure to verify what the prerequisites are for each course and only register for courses that you have successfully completed all of the prerequisites for.

ECON461 Economics of Regulation and Anti-trust
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ECON326. Or ECON306; and permission of BSOS-Economics department. Restriction: Must be in Economics program.

Considers government intervention in economic activity of three types: antitrust policy, regulation of natural monopolies, and health safety regulation. Covers theoretical models, real-world policy applications, and empirical studies relevant to the impact of regulation.

Section 0201 @ MWF 11:00AM – 11:50AM
Instructor: Cindy Clement

Section 0301 @ MWF 12:00PM – 12:50PM
Instructor: Cindy Clement

Monday, April 15, 2013

Center for Advanced Study of Language is Looking for Research Participants

Native speakers of Farsi, Tagalog, or Spanish needed!

Seeking native speakers of Farsi, Tagalog, and Spanish to record several passages being used for a research project.
Time in studio will be 1 to 3 hours and can be scheduled at a time convenient for you and for the studio. You will receive $95 for your time. 
  •  Must be able to speak English fluently with the accent of your native language (Farsi, Tagalog, or Spanish).
  • · Male and female speakers needed;
  • · Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • · Must be local to the greater Washington, D.C. area and willing to travel to a studio in College Park Maryland
Please contract Kassandra Gynther at or 301-226-9010 for more information.
Arabic Study
The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is interested in studying how learners of Arabic understand and decipher cultural allusions in Arabic. We are looking for students who have completed about 3 years of university-level Arabic courses. Participants must be native speakers of English at least 18 years of age, should not be native or heritage speakers of Arabic, and not have a known history of speech language pathology or hearing loss.
You will be asked to attend 1 session lasting no more than 1 hour. During the session, you will complete a questionnaire and answer a comprehension questions regarding Arabic passages and political cartoons. You will be able to access dictionaries and the internet to aid your comprehension of the texts and political cartoons.
You will be paid $25 in cash upon completion the questionnaire and comprehension test.
Contact to schedule an Arabic test. Thanks!


Friday, April 12, 2013

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - Research Assistant

Payment Cards Center Research Assistant- 231362

The Center seeks a well-trained and motivated research assistant to support the written output of its staff and visiting scholars. The research assistant will perform advanced statistical and quantitative analyses. He or she will also develop and manage databases as well as content for internal and external web sites. The position affords opportunities for self-directed research resulting in authored or co-authored reports. 


Candidates must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, business administration, mathematics, statistics; or computer science. He or she must have demonstrated programming skills as well as strong written and oral communication skills.

Successful applicants will have taken two or more courses in statistics or econometrics and should be familiar with statistical software such as Stata or SAS. Familiarity with database software (e.g. SQL), mapping software (e.g. ArcGIS), and / or programming languages is preferred. Candidates should be proficient with the MS Office suite. Relevant work experience will be taken into account when evaluating the candidate’s skills and training.

Due to sensitive information, applicants for employment must be a U.S. Citizen or hold a permanent U.S. resident green card.

About the Payment Cards Center

The Payment Cards Center was established over 10 years ago to study consumer credit and payments. The center (with a staff of 12) fulfills its mission by supporting applied research conducted by industry specialists and visiting scholars, topical workshops led by regulators, academics, or industry experts, and larger conferences addressing particular questions or developments in the markets for consumer credit and payments. The center also supports collaboration among researchers and analysts in other departments of the Philadelphia Fed.

Additional information about the Center may be found at

To apply for the position:

Please upload a cover letter to and explain your interest in the position and include your resume/vita. Also include an official transcript, a writing sample, and at least two references.

Recruiting GSS Leaders for Fall 2013

The Guided Study Sessions (GSS) program is recruiting leaders for the Fall 2013 semester.

GSS Leaders have:

  • An interest in helping others.
  • Content competency in one of the following areas:
    • Animal Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Psychology or Physics
  • An "A" in the course they wish to support.
  • A 3.0 Cumulative GPA or better.
  • Sophomore standing at the time of application.
  • A schedule that allows the student to dedicate approximately 10 hours per week to GSS.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Application deadline: April 19th

For more information visit our website at:

Program Information:

The Guided Study Session (GSS) Program offers FREE, regularly scheduled study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. Based on the Supplemental Instruction model (SI), weekly 50-minute sessions are held using a collaborative learning process. Students can attend once or attend every session. Our data suggests that the more the students participate in GSS , the higher their final grade will be in the course.

For more information feel free to contact Yanira Pacheco via email ( or phone call at 301-405-3318.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Minor in Religious Studies

The interdisciplinary field of Religious Studies offers the opportunity to learn more about the traditions, texts, history, culture, worldview, and religious thought of the peoples of the world. Courses for the minor may concentrate on a given religious tradition, geographic area, approach to scholarship, or driving intellectual question. Some courses will offer overviews of study, while others will be highly focused. Students are encouraged to take courses that vary in approach, content, and treatment of the subject. Courses for the minor may come from Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, Classics, Government and Politics, History, Honors, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, and other departments and programs.


One course in Religious Studies fundamentals, such as: RELS 216: “Introduction to the Study of World Religions” RELS 289i “What is Religion?”

Courses in the fundamentals of Religious Studies introduce students to a selection of diverse religious traditions (often including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and indigenous religious traditions), while also exploring a variety of approaches to the study of religion (often including sociology, psychology, phenomenology, anthropology, and feminist critical scholarship).

Three courses at the 300-level or above. These courses can be in any of a variety of subjects, chosen in consultation with the Religious Studies adviser.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Undergraduate Research Day Applications Due 4/15


Francis DuVinage, Director – Margaret Peterson, Coordinator –

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSALS BY Monday April 15 – forms at

Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland’s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, May 1, 2013!

This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.

The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on May 1, with set-up beginning at 12 noon. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research – including creative and performing arts – are welcome!

 Submitting a proposal is free and easy – you can find the form on the MCUR homepage at – the deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, April 15 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

If you have questions, please contact us at

Richmond Fed - Research Associate Position

The Research Department has an opening for a Research Associate reporting to the Economists in this area. In this entry level role, you will perform economic and statistical analyses to support the research initiated by Economists. This research is in part policy-oriented, and in part academic, aimed at publication in top journals. Much of the analysis will be conducted on personal and mainframe computers, using mathematical and statistical software such as Matlab, Gauss, Stata and R. You will present results of research to economists and management in oral or written reports on an as needed basis, and at times within tight deadlines.

 Potential applicants should apply for the RESEARCH ASSOCIATE position (posted until April 23, position number 230248) online at

Only applications from U.S. citizens or green card holders will be considered.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Consulting Analyst - Argus Information & Advisory Services

Consulting Analyst (C4T Position # 69953)
Argus Information & Advisory Services, White Plains, New York          

POSITION TYPE Entry Level (Full-Time)

We seek highly intelligent, inquisitive individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, capable of conducting complex financial and statistical analysis in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.

Responsibilities include:

• Leverage extensive datasets and various statistical software applications to develop and execute strategic quantitative analysis

• Investigate and report on complex data interactions to help identify and address our clients’ key strategic business opportunities

• Create statistical data models to be used as tools in the development of client portfolio strategies

• Analyze and interpret results of reports and models created to translate data into and create comprehensive, actionable solutions for our clients

• Effectively and accurately communicate analytical results and strategic implications within the context of a broader business setting

 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.

Development Circle Speaker - April 10th @ 12:15


Kaushik Basu is Senior Vice President for Development Economics and World Bank Chief Economist. He was until recently the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, at the Ministry of Finance—essentially the “Chief Economist” of the Government of India. Kaushik is on leave from Cornell University where he is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies. He has served as Chairman of Cornell’s Department of Economics and Director of Cornell’s Center for Analytic Economics. Earlier Mr. Basu was Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, where in 1992 he founded the Centre for Development Economics in Delhi and was its first Executive Director. He is also a founding member of the Madras School of Economics. Mr. Basu has also held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and the London School of Economics, where he was Distinguished Visitor in 1993. He has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Princeton University and M.I.T. He holds a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.

Mr. Basu is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and has been awarded India’s National Mahalanobis Memorial Award. He is the outgoing President of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, founded by Amartya Sen. He has held advisory posts with the ILO, the World Bank, the Reserve Bank of India and was, for several years, a member of the steering committee of the Expert Group of Development Issues set up by the Swedish Government. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Exim Bank of India.

He is Editor of the journal Social Choice and Welfare, and served or serves on numerous Editorial Boards, including the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and the World Bank Economic Review.

Mr. Basu’s contributions to economics span development economics, welfare economics, industrial organization and game theory. He has published widely, including 160 papers in refereed journals and scholarly volumes. His authored books include Analytical Development Economics (1997, MIT Press), Prelude to Political Economy: A Study of the Social and Political Foundations of Economics (2000, Oxford University Press) and Of People, Of Places: Sketches from an Economist’s Notebook (1994, Oxford University Press). His most recent books are Beyond the Invisible Hand: Groundwork for a New Economics published by Princeton University Press and Penguin, and An Economist’s Miscellany, published by Oxford University Press.

Mr. Basu has also contributed popular articles to magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Times, Scientific American, Economic and Political Weekly, India Today and Business Standard. For several years he wrote a column for BBC News Online. He has appeared on various television programs including CNN (USA), NDTV and CNBC (India) and BBC. In May 2008 he was awarded one of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Bhushan, by the President of India. Mr. Basu is the second World Bank Chief Economist from a developing country and the first from India.

Job: Reader for Lawyer at SEC

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.  This job provides a significant opportunity for students interested in this field, and serves as an alternative to similar positions as a paralegal or legal assistant.

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

Friday, April 5, 2013

Open Forum for Student Feedback on Dean Townshend

BSOS graduate students and undergraduate majors are invited to attend this open forum to provide feedback on Dean Townshend's tenure as Dean. Members of the Dean's Review Committee will be available to hear your praise/concerns/feedback in a confidential setting as a part of the Dean's review process. 

Monday, April 8 3:00-5:30pm 1102 Woods Hall

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Internships

Application Deadline for Fall 2013 Internships: July 1, 2013

About MPI’s Internship Program

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of migration worldwide. Based in Washington, DC, MPI works closely with policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to analyze, develop, and evaluate migration and refugee policies at the local, state, national, and international level. Since MPI’s inception, the internship program has trained over 120 future global migration scholars and policy analysts. Publication opportunities are available to interns, and over half of MPI’s interns are now published authors in the field of migration. We offer Research and Editorial/Communications internships.

For additional information, please visit

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

MPA Student Scholarship Award Applications Available Now!

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Award. The scholarship provides assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham, T. Rowe Price Foundation and parent donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 (per student) will be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.

Click here to access the award criteria, instructions and online application. Applications must be submitted online before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3.

Questions regarding the award? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or