Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tempus, Inc. - Fall Internship

 Career4Terps Position # 82393

Position Type: Fall 2013 Internship

Tempus Inc. is a leading provider of foreign exchange and international payment services to corporations throughout the United States. We assist our corporate clients in navigating global currency markets by combining unparalleled market insight, competitive rates of exchange and unmatched personalized service. Tempus is part of Holding Monex, an international leader in foreign exchange and corporate international payments.

THE POSITION: Administrative interns are responsible for many of the daily administrative tasks that are critical to the company’s success. As an administrative intern, you will perform a variety of entry-level professional administrative staff work, gradually increasing in level of difficulty and responsibility as you receive on-the-job training related to the business, technological and operational activities of the company. The duties of this internship require careful attention to detail, strong customer service skills, and appropriate sensitivity and confidentiality in a highly competitive industry. Interns will do a fair amount of data entry, including entering client data into our shared database and will also assist the marketing department with updating all social media sites. Interns may be called upon to assist with other duties as assigned

Salary: $10/hr

Tempus, Inc.
800.834.2497 Toll Free
202.785.2554 Fax

Log in to your C4T account (www.Careers.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number in the “Search” box to learn more or to apply.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Fall Internships with EDA

We are seeking applicants for our fall internship program at the Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. EDA’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. As the only federal agency, EDA drives collaborative regional economic development initiatives that lead to job creation.
The EDA Internship program is an unpaid opportunity but a travel stipend can be provided. The program will run from Monday, September 9th to Friday, December 6th. Candidates must be available for the duration of the program to be considered for placement. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in public policy, governmental affairs, legislative affairs, public affairs, business and/or community engagement. 
 All Interns Must Be:
  • A U.S. Citizen
  • Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Be able to pass a background/security investigation

Friday, July 26, 2013

Still looking for a supporting course requirement in Fall 2013???

AREC489F -- Special Topics in Agricultural and Resources Economics; Econometric Applications in Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Resources

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: ECON306 (or 326) and ECON321. An introduction to data-based thinking and empirical methods in microeconomics with a focus on development and resource economics. Includes multiple regression models, instrumental variables, panel data techniques, and causal inference. Students will learn how to read and evaluate basic empirical research independently.

0101 Karthik Kalyanaraman
Seats (Total: 30, Open: 25, Waitlist: 0)
TuTh 2:00pm - 3:15pm SYM 0215

**This course will satisfy a supporting course requirement for ECON majors**

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Campus Event: Pre-K to Prison Pipeline: Changing the Odds for Boys of Color

On Monday, September 9th, 2013 the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, College Park will host a discussion “Pre-K to Prison Pipeline: Changing the Odds for Boys of Color.” Educational and incarceration trends among boys of color remain a concern within public and academic dialogues. The conversations we hope to inspire during this symposium should not only describe the problem, but also address prevention, rehabilitation, and the successful educational engagement of boys of color so that the Pre-K to Prison cycle can be broken.  As such, the likely topics for this symposium include:

  • School discipline and “zero-tolerance” policies
  • Relation of incarceration trends to African American social outcomes
  • Developing culturally “competent” school staff
  • Family and community determinants of educational disengagement and juvenile incarceration
  • Urban neighborhoods as sites of educational and incarceration risks
  • Impact of federal sentencing guidelines, past and present
  • Racial profiling, racism and Trayvon Martin
  • Early childhood intervention
  • Mental health and boys of color

Friday, July 19, 2013

Suntrust - Corporate Banking Analyst

Corporate Banking Analysts are involved in supporting prospecting, idea generation, structuring and transaction execution activities for corporate banking relationships (companies with annual revenues of $100MM - $5B+). Analysts develop the experience to function as the second or third person in a relationship team for advisory, financing, and other banking and capital markets pitch activity and transaction execution. Analysts are typically hired from a campus undergraduate program, or as recent graduates with less than 3 years of professional experience. They will typically stay in the role for 2-3 years before moving on to a more complex role or pursuing graduate studies.

Corporate Banking Analysts play a meaningful role on the team, working closely with senior corporate banking professionals to help drive the growth of the business. Analysts conduct market, industry and company research, create and analyze financial models, develop client presentations, develop insight to support product ideas and structures, help complete documentation required for transaction execution, prepare internal management presentations and generate and maintain client and prospect databases.

Corporate Banking Analysts will participate in SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Analyst Program. This program includes six weeks of classroom instruction that consists of an introduction to capital markets products and services, accounting, corporate finance, systems and financial model training, designed to give Analysts the tools they will need to be successful.

Required: Bachelors Degree; GPA of 3.0 or higher

Preferred: Finance coursework

Skills and Abilities- Required: Permanently eligible to work in the United States. Proven analytical ability and attention to detail; strong interest in finance and corporate banking; strong written and oral communication skills; willingness to commit substantial time and energy to the role.

Preferred: Solid leadership and interpersonal skills; high degree of academic and extracurricular achievement; proven ability to work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Please contact us at the following email address: UniversityRelations@SunTrust.com with an updated resume for appropriate consideration. If there are questions, please let me know and thanks.

Center for Economic & Policy Research - Fall Intern

Fall 2013 International Program Intern (C4T ID # 81697)

EMPLOYER: Center for Economic & Policy Research (CEPR)            

POSITION TYPE: Fall 2013 Internship

LOCATION: Washington, District of Columbia         

The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time International Program Intern for Fall 2013 (Late August-December).

Responsibilities include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics; assisting in the production of the Latin American News Round-up by compiling daily news clips on Latin America and the Caribbean; as well as working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations and Congress.
The responsibilities vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

Stipend: $1,550 per month, plus up to $250 for health insurance reimbursement per month.

Closing Date of Position: July 29, 2013.

Log in to your C4T account (www.Careers.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number in the “Search” box to learn more or to apply.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Courses Added to Fall 2013 Schedule of Classes!

Dear Students,

The Department of Economics has added some additional courses to the Fall 2013 Schedule of Classes. These courses are now available and will be on Testudo within the next 24 hours if they are not already showing up on Testudo.

ECON325 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
Section 0201
MW 9:30 – 10:45
Instructor: Burak Turkgulu

ECON398G The Israeli Economy (Meets ECON History Requirement)
Section 0201
TuTh 2:00 – 3:15
Instructor: Yaniv Reingewertz

ECON414 Game Theory (Meets ECON Quantitative Requirement)
Section 0101
MW 12:30 – 1:45
Instructor: Erin Moody

ECON414 Game Theory (Meets ECON Quantitative Requirement)
Section 0201
MW 11:00 – 12:15
Instructor: Erin Moody

ECON424 Computer Methods in Economics (Meets ECON Quantitative Requirement)
Section 0103
MW 11:00 – 12:15
Instructor: Arnold Reznek

ECON426 Cost Benefit Analysis (Meets ECON Quantitative Requirement)
Section 0101
MW 6:30 – 7:45
Instructor: Leland Deck
· Students who have taken ECON398A cannot take this course

ECON435 Financial Markets and Macroeconomics
Section 0101
TuTh 11:00 – 12:15
Instructor: Alvaro Pedraza

Monday, July 1, 2013

New Courses Added to Fall 2013 Schedule of Classes!

Dear Students,

The Department of Economics has added two new additional 400 level courses 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.

ECON424 Computer Methods in Economics

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ECON321, ECON325, and ECON326. Or minimum grade of C- in ECON321, ECON305, and ECON306; and permission of BSOS-Economics department. Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Economics department.

Database development from Internet and other sources, research methods, and statistical analysis in economics using EXCEL and SAS.

Section 0103
MW 11 - 12:15

Instructor: TBA

ECON426 Economics of Cost-Benefit Analysis

Prerequisite: ECON321, ECON325, and ECON326. Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Economics department. Credit only granted for: ECON398A or ECON426. Formerly: ECON398A. Additional information: ECON426 meets the major requirement for Quantitative and Analytic Reasoning.

Study of how to use cost benefit analysis and other similar tools of applied microeconomics to conduct policy analyses. Cost-benefit analysis is an empirical method of identifying an optimal choice from a set of policy alternatives, where optimal is defined in terms of economic efficiency. Real world examples are addressed, so that students understand limitations of the methods and also interactions of economic analysis with political and administrative processes.

Section 0101
MW 6:30 - 7:45

Instructor: TBA