Monday, June 24, 2013

Help Psychology Researchers and Get Paid!

When: By appointment—contact us!
Where: UMD campus or at the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL). Please contact us for more information.
Event Type(s): Research Study
Participants are needed for a study investigating thinking and reasoning! Are you a native English speaker and over the age of 18? Are you willing to receive cash for completing tasks on a computer and filling out questionnaires? 
If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study being conducted by the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language. Researchers are investigating how basic measures of cognitive ability can predict academic or job performance. They need your help to test these measures. 
To be eligible to participate: 
  • You must be a Native English speaker over the age of 18.
  • You must have normal, or corrected to normal, hearing and vision.
  • You must have unimpaired use of your dominant writing hand.
  • You do not have a personal history of neurological, neuropsychiatric, psychiatric disorders, learning disabilities, or head injury in which consciousness was lost.
  • You do not have a recent history of excessive alcohol consumption, drug use, or substance abuse.
If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete tasks of memory, reading, thinking and problem-solving. The tasks will be completed in multiple 2 to 3-hour sessions for a total length of participation being 8 hours. You will receive $150 for completing 8 hours of tasks.
 If you are interested please contact the researchers at: 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

GoChat – Tech Startup Internship

After a semester full of work, are you looking to do some more research this summer? How about analyzing the analysis of the effectiveness of our analysis platform (Note: Suit & Tie to look professional inside your 3x3 cubicle not included)? Well then, we have nothing at all to offer you.

In the case that you’d prefer to actually contribute, come try out for a fresh tech startup. You’ll work side by side with our head of networking who has 2 years of experience in a (boring) wall-street bank and a year in the tech field. Experience includes actual networking, pitching, sharing, commenting, mostly the stuff you did in class either way. I forewarn you, there will be a lot of pitching and talking with complete strangers. If you aren’t comfortable being social, dishing out compliments and making fun of yourself, this is not the position for you.

 I don’t want your resume, how do you convey charisma through a template? To apply, create a 1 minute mock elevator pitch of you pitching GoChat to the website of your choice and upload it to YouTube. Submit the URL of the video and fill out the rest of the fields on our application form,

 We want to see creativity, an understanding of GoChat’s philosophy, a knack for tailoring a pitch and general awesomeness.

DEADLINE: June 28th

Dates of internship: July-August

*Internship will take place near UMD campus and various convention locations. This is NOT a paid internship.

Monday, June 10, 2013

USFDA - Economics Student Intern

United States Food and Drug Administration
Office of the Commissioner
Office of Policy and Planning
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) invites undergraduates to apply for an internship program in economics. Internships will be for one academic semester; interns will be expected to work two days per week during most of the semester. The program is year round, with internship terms corresponding to fall, spring, and summer semesters. The intern will work with the Economics Staff in the Office of the Commissioner. The intern will assist members of the Economics Staff in conducting economic analyses of major FDA policies and regulations having to do with human drugs, medical devices, biological products, tobacco products, and animal drugs and feed. The intern will report to the Director of the Economics Staff. The qualifications include meeting the University’s requirements for an internship; at least 6 completed semester classes in economics, which must include a class in intermediate microeconomics; and a class in econometrics or computer methods of data analysis. We encourage students to apply 6 to 8 weeks before the beginning of a semester.

To be considered for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to Clark Nardinelli at 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

K2 Advisors LLC - Research Associate

Research Associate (C4T Position #75748)
EMPLOYER: K2 Advisors LLC             

POSITION TYPE: Off-Campus Part-Time, Entry Level (Full-Time)
LOCATION: Stamford, Connecticut

The Research Associate role is a 2 year at will employment position. The candidate will function as part of the Research team which is responsible for hedge fund manager identification, due diligence and monitoring for a well-established hedge fund of funds manager. The team supports all hedge fund strategies on a global basis. Upon completion of the 2 Year Research Associate Program, on or about the Associate’s two year anniversary date, the Associate will be advised of his/her departure date or departure plan. Extended or permanent employment may be offered at the discretion of the firm and as the needs of the business may require.


The position will have a quantitative as well qualitative focus and will primarily involve the following:

• Preparation of written research reports and quantitative analytics on individual hedge fund managers
• Analysis and screening of the hedge fund manager universe
• Market research on various hedge fund strategies
• Maintenance of manager data in various databases


• B.S. or B.A. degree in Economics, Mathematics, Business or Finance
• Strong writing skills
• Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
• General knowledge of finance and capital markets
• Good knowledge of Bloomberg and Microsoft Access is preferred

 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.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Looking to make cash? Participate in psychology studies for pay!

Did you know that you can make some extra cash participating in paid studies through UMD's psychology department?? After a one-time registration (takes 30 seconds), you will be able to sign up for and complete studies for pay. Researchers are in need of student participants over the summer time. You must be an undergraduate or graduate student at Maryland to be eligible to sign up. To sign up, go here: . Click on the bottom left to register and you will have access to all ongoing paid studies! Please note, this paid SONA sign-up system is separate from the unpaid SONA sign-up system for those students who are currently enrolled in a psychology course and participate in studies as part of their course requirement. You will not receive course credit or extra credit for completing studies through the paid SONA system.