Friday, September 27, 2013

NEW Scholarships for Exchanges - due Oct. 1!

The University of Maryland’s Education Abroad Office is thrilled to announce a new scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students studying abroad on a University of Maryland exchange program.  UMD has 86 semester or year-long exchange programs with leading research universities worldwide.

 Applicants will be awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, depending on the location of the host University.  Priority is given to applicants to exchanges in the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.

Additional funds may be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

 *Eligibility & How to Apply *
To be considered for a spring 2014 scholarship, students must submit a completed application to a UMD Exchange program and the Education Abroad Scholarship Application  by October 1st. 
Students who wish to be considered for need-based aid must also file a FAFSA. Awards are contingent on applicant’s acceptance and confirmation into a UMD Exchange program.  Students currently receiving tuition remission or full-tuition scholarships are not eligible to apply.

 Exchange is already one of the most affordable types of study abroad, as students pay only their regular tuition. With this scholarship, study abroad becomes even more accessible. Exchange is also one of the most valuable forms of study abroad. Students will study at some of the best universities in the world, with extraordinary students and faculty, be completely immersed in the host culture, and have opportunities to develop early career networks.

 *For more information, please contact Education Abroad at 301-314-7473.*

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

You're Invited! SEC Nicaragua Symposium - October 10th at 7pm

You’re invited to the Maryland Social Entrepreneurship Corps (SEC) Symposium and reception on Thursday, October 10 from 7:00-9:00 pm in McKeldin Library room 6137 (6th floor). Eleven undergraduate students, led by Dr. Susan White, Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow of Finance, traveled to Nicaragua during summer 2013 as part of a new University of Maryland study abroad program that combines entrepreneurship with service learning. The students worked and lived in rural areas helping develop and promote small businesses that provide essential products at affordable prices, including eyeglasses, energy efficient stoves, and water filters.

The students will present their experiences, ranging from the types of consulting they delivered, to the clients with whom they worked, to the homestay environments. The experience was managed by Social Entrepreneur Corps (SEC), an organization founded in 2005 to promote entrepreneurial solutions to economic challenges. The Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps was launched by the Office of International Affairs and Education Abroad in collaboration with the Honors College, the Smith School, and the Center for Social Value Creation.

The Office of International Affairs, the Davis Foundation, the Honors College, and The Levy-Woolston Fund for Study Abroad also provided financial support to participating students.

Please RSVP to by Friday, October 4 to reserve your seat. A reception with hors d’ oeuvres will be held from 8:30-9:00 following the students’ presentations.

We look forward to seeing you on October 10 to hear about the incredible experience these UMD students had in Nicaragua this summer!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

APT: Company Info Session TODAY in Stamp Student Union

Dear Student:   

Please join Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) for a Company Information Session TODAY, September 24th at 6:30 pm in Stamp Student Union (Pyon Su/Rm 2108). Food will be served! Until then, here’s a bit more about APT... 


Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) is the world’s largest purely cloud-based predictive analytics software company. APT’s Test & Learn software is revolutionizing the way Global 2000 companies harness their Big Data to accurately measure the profit impact of pricing, marketing, merchandising, operations, and capital initiatives, tailoring investments in these areas to maximize ROI. APT’s client portfolio includes Walmart, Starbucks, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Walgreens, CVS, Subway, Victoria’s Secret, Hilton, and many others. APT was founded in 1999 and funded in 2006 by Accel-KKR. In June 2013, APT received a $100 million investment from Goldman Sachs.


APT’s software helps senior executives of consumer-facing organizations make investment decisions that can drive millions of dollars in increased profits.  Numerous Fortune 500 companies use APT’s software to build their key strategies and guide corporate decisions including:

     - We’re considering investing hundreds of millions of dollars in rolling out the “store of the future” across our chain – what impact will our investment have on store sales?

     - A supermodel / sports celebrity endorsement costs us tens of millions of dollars per year – is it worth it for us to continue the endorsement?

     - We’ve got a new menu item that we believe will rapidly grow in popularity into being a signature dish. Should we promote this concept in a snack size on our dollar menu or in a full size as part of a combo meal?

     - Do sponsored ads alongside Google search results drive off-line sales in brick-and-mortar stores?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Be the Solution Competition: Kick-Off on Wednesday! RSVP Now!

Terps! We're almost there! On Wednesday, September 25 from 6-7pm we kickoff our 2nd annual Be the Solution Competition!

Dedicated to conquering a problem? Great at identifying new ones? Will your fearless ideas be the solution to society’s challenges?

Whatever your major or background, we invite you to come learn about the competition, join us for free pizza and drinks, and see how we can help your ideas take shape. However ambitious or simple, you'll have the resources and support to develop your ideas and compete for money to get your project started!

The Be the Solution Business Model Competition promotes innovation and entrepreneurship across the behavioral and social sciences by offering students prizes for new ventures with social value. The competition emphasizes learning & entrepreneurship through workshops, coaching, interdisciplinary cooperation and the experience of pitching a business to an expert panel of judges.

Develop & pitch a start-up concept that provides a solution to a problem in any of the following areas:

Global Sustainability   |   Understanding Societies and Cultures
Improving the Human Condition   |   International Relations

Whether you’re starting a non-profit or developing a game-changing mobile app, seize the opportunity to get your fearless ideas on to paper & off the ground. Team up with fellow enTERPreneurs across campus and pursue your common passion to Be the Solution!


Invite your friends, classmates, colleagues and teammates from across campus. You never know who may have the experience, skills, ideas and passion to help launch your project!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Public Leadership Minor Now Being Offered

The School of Public Policy is launching a new Minor in Public Leadership. The Public Leadership Minor will allow students to examine pressing issues, such as the global environment, human rights, diversity, and poverty, that are facing today’s leaders. This minor provides students with a foundation of leadership development, from understanding leadership theories to enhancing their own critical thinking, community organizing, and problem solving skills. The Public Leadership Minor will complement any major on campus, while empowering students to become stronger citizens and leaders.

For more information about the minor, the requirements, or the application process, visit our website at

Maryland Mathematical Modeling Competition! (and FREE FOOD)

First meeting:
Wednesday, 9/25, 4:45-5:30 PM
Mathematics Building MTH, room 3206

Matthew Guay (
The Maryland Mathematical Modeling Contest (M3C) is a new intramural competition, organized by the University of Maryland Mathematics and AMSC departments, based on the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). The M3C is aimed at students in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and operations research with an interest in the modeling techniques that pervade all of these disciplines. 

Over the course of four days, use mathematical, programming and research skills in teams of three to solve a complex open-ended problem and write a paper detailing your model and solution. Problems like:
  • Developing efficient water usage strategies for nations facing water stress.
  • Charting the spread of invasive beetle species and analyzing containment policies
  • Developing traffic flow models for traffic circle design
Winners will receive prizes and the chance to compete in the international MCM in February!

Come to the M3C information session on Wednesday, 9/25 at 4:45PM. Held in room 3206 in the Mathematics Building (building code MTH), we'll explain the structure of the competition and the schedule for our modelling tutorial sessions, and yes, there will be food!

If you have any questions, send an email to Matt Guay (, a graduate assistant for the M3C. You can also find more information and resources at our website:

I hope to see you next Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cornerstone Research Upcoming Recruiting Events

As you begin exploring options for life after graduation, Cornerstone Research invites you to explore the Analyst experience at Cornerstone Research.

Please join us for the Cornerstone Research information session on Monday, September 23 at 8 PM in the Thurgood Marshall Room (Rm 2113) in the Stamp Student Union. Our resume drop will close on 9/24/13 at 11:59 p.m.  We will also be at both the Smith School Career Fair on 9/20 and the Career Fair on 9/24.


Department of Economics - Research Fellows Program Fall 2013

The Research Fellows Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience applying economic knowledge to the production of market research valued by businesses. The program constitutes a “practice internship” - students can stay on campus but still get the opportunity to engage in research activity that they might do as an intern or an entry level employee working at a consulting firm. Entry into the program is competitive; only eight or nine students will be selected to participate in this inaugural version of the program. Students will work in small groups (2-3 per group) to gather macroeconomic and industry-specific data and other qualitative information, analyze that data and interpret the detailed information, and use findings to develop specific recommendations for simulated clients. Specific research topics may include accounts receivable management, revenue cycle management, and client relationship management. In addition to exploring a career option appropriate for economics majors, students who succeed in the program will get an enthusiastic letter of recommendation from a respected business executive and be well-positioned to draw on a network of business contacts.

To create and present this opportunity, the Department of Economics has partnered with Kaulkin Ginsberg, a leading local firm providing consulting services to other businesses, particularly on mergers and acquisitions in specific sectors of the economy. Mr. Mike Ginsberg, president and CEO, will supervise the students in conjunction with Dr. Cindy Clement, Director of Undergraduate Studies for the department. The Economics Association of Maryland (EAM) is also helping to run the program. Students with questions about the program should contact Dr. Clement via email:

Minimum qualifications for participation in the Research Fellows Program include:

· cumulative GPA at the University of Maryland of at least 3.25
· successful completion of ECON325 and ECON326
· coursework or other experience using Excel or Access or similar software
· intention to graduate after December 2013
· availability to meet on campus Monday evenings 5:30 to 7:30

Download application from link below:

Fall2013 Fellows Application Form

Monday, September 16, 2013

Take the BAT!

Dear Students,

It's no surprise Bloomberg has had more than 100,000 students take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) in the past 2 years. The BAT is a two hour, 100 multiple choice question exam that tests your aptitude for a career in finance across 8 performance areas (News Analysis, Economics, Math Skills, Analytical Reasoning, Financial Statement Analysis, Investment Banking, Global Markets and Chart and Graph Analysis). After taking the BAT, your score is anonymously entered into our BAT database, which recruiters search daily to connect with candidates for internship and entry-level positions. Over the past two years, there have been over 25,000 connections between employers and BAT test takers. This semester, University of Maryland is partnering with Bloomberg to bring the BAT to campus.

Bloomberg BRIEFS

As an added benefit, all BAT test-takers receive a complimentary six month subscription to Bloomberg Briefs, Bloomberg's premium newsletter offering (valued at $2,000 to the tens of thousands of hedge fund and Portfolio Manager managers and banker subscribers). In order for you to benefit from this opportunity, just be sure to take the BAT. Briefs will help you, as a student, sound smarter in interviews. So the sooner you take advantage of this, the better!

The pack includes the daily Economics Brief and Mergers brief along with the weekly Private Equity and Hedge Fund Briefs. We hope that it helps you with your job search and first round interviews.

Connect with Alumni

 Bloomberg will also message all University of Maryland Alumni that are Bloomberg users to notify them of your university's recent session and the anonymous profiles available in the database. This will put your candidacy directly in front of key decision makers at elite firms in the finance world during this crucial time in recruiting season.

To find out more about the BAT, visit To register for the upcoming session, please click the link below.

Session Details

Date: Sunday, September 22nd

Time: 12:00PM

Location: Van Munching Hall, Room 3505


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Moises Naim speaking at Smith School on October 8, 6:30 pm -- RSVP today

The Smith School's Center for International Business Education and Research at the Office of Global Initiatives is pleased to welcome Dr. Moises Naim to Van Munching Hall's Frank Auditorium on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm for an event entitled "The Shifting Balance of Power in International Business and International Affairs: A Conversation with Moises Naim."

Dr. Kislaya Prasad, CIBER Director, will moderate a conversation with Dr. Naim about his new book The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battles and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn't What it Used to Be. 

The first 200 individuals to RSVP will receive a complimentary copy of The End of Power. Dr. Naim will be signing books after the event. Please RSVP today for this event at: WWW.TER.PS/NAIM2013.

This event is free and open to the public.
We look forward to seeing you on October 8. For any questions, please contact Valerie Mahar at 301.405.8838 or

Center for International Business Education and Research
Office of Global Initiatives
Robert H. Smith School of Business

2014 Orientation Staff

Picture yourself…on the 2014 Orientation Staff! Do you want to have an impact on thousands of incoming students and their families?! Do you want to represent the University of Maryland? Do you want to have a picture perfect summer? Then apply to be an Orientation Advisor or Program Registrar!

Throughout the 2014 summer you will work directly with the Orientation Staff, administrators, department heads, deans and faculty members to develop your leadership and team building skills.

Being a staff member includes free summer housing, free ERC summer membership, a free summer parking pass, a $2,700 summer stipend, and a $250 Terrapin Express account, and tons of FREE Terp swag!

For more information about the job and how to apply, you can visit

Applications are due in person in 1102 Cole Field House by October 4th, 2013 at 4:30 pm.

Be a part of the picture!

Our Recruitment Video:

OMB Economic Policy internship

Unpaid Student Internship Opportunity
White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Office of Economic Policy
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the largest component of the Executive Office of the President (EOP), serves the President in implementing policies across the Executive Branch. OMB carries out its mission through multiple processes, including managing the development and execution of the President’s Budget. The budget process is the primary mechanism through which decisions about resource allocation are made, in areas ranging from economic recovery to health care to energy to national security. For more information, see
The Office of Economic Policy (EP) supports the Director's Office, OMB's budget divisions, and OMB's statutory offices by analyzing and modeling the economy, the Federal government's finances, and individual programs, and by providing technical expertise in finance, statistics, and economics.
We are looking for a quantitatively inclined student for an unpaid internship. The intern will work primarily with the OMB’s chief economist but may also be asked to assist other economists in the division.
Duties may include:
·         Compiling quantitative data from multiple sources
·         Producing tables and graphs; computing summary statistics
·         Research, such as:
o   Summarizing articles/papers/legislation
o   Searching news articles or the congressional record
o   Pulling together information from various sources
(e.g., budget options related to a certain topic)
·         Administrative support (e.g., scheduling meetings, tracking documents)

·         U.S. citizen
·         Currently enrolled as a student
·         Must pass drug test
·         Proficient in Excel
·         Strong economics background (e.g., graduate student, public policy student, advanced undergraduate student)
·         10-20 hours a week
·         Work in downtown DC location (near Farragut West Metro)

Interested students should e-mail their CVs to Chi Mac ( by September 30, 2013.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

GPPI Lead Conference

Register now for GPPI's second LEAD conference, Achieving Shared Growth for the U.S. in a Global Economy. The conference will focus on strategies to promote shared economic growth across all populations. The conference will be held on Georgetown's campus, in Gonda Theater, on September 19, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm. Attendance is free and GPPI has lined up a great set of speakers! You can register for the conference on the GPPI website.

Alan Blinder, Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will keynote the event.

Additional speakers include:

· E.J. Dionne, University Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute and Washington Post Columnist
· Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
· Kevin Hassett, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
· Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
· Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
· Doug Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
· Alice Rivlin, Visiting Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
· David Stockton, Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
· John Engler, President, Business Roundtable
· Harry Holzer, Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
· Karen Mills, former Administrator, Small Business Administration

Please visit the LEAD conference website at for more details.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Internships on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis

University Career Center & The President's Promise Events Calendar

Internships on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis: a Student Perspective
Thursday, September 19, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Are you interested in an internship with Congress or the Maryland General Assembly? Hear about the benefits of these internships and gain valuable tips on how to find and apply for these opportunities. A panel of students and recent graduates who interned in a wide array of offices will share their experiences and answer questions.

 RSVP for this event:

What You Write Matters: Advice on Email Etiquette ...

ECON Majors - Check out this very valuable advice from the Psychology Department. 
This is something all students should read!

UMD PSYC E-News: What You Write Matters: Advice on Email Etiquette ...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Become a PAL! (Peer Assisted Learning)

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US Census Bureau - Statistician

Statistician/Analyst- C4T ID 80664

US Census Bureau, Suitland, Maryland

POSITION TYPE Entry Level (Full-Time)

Statisticians develop official statistics, analyze and evaluate data, and participate in various phases of conducting major surveys on every facet of American life. MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION VIA


 Requirements: You have at least (or within 5 months will have) a bachelor's degree with 15 hours in math and statistics, provided at least 6 hours are in statistics.

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

Thompson Financial Group - Employer-in-Residence

Thompson Financial Group/Mass Mutual On May 15, 1851, MassMutual started with a single room and a single purpose - to help people protect their family and their future. Today, more than 160 years later, that single, long-term perspective remains core to all we do. We’re a company defined by our mutuality, operating for the benefit of our policyholders, and proud of our long history. Over time, we’ve provided financial and retirement security to millions of people, paid dividends1 to our participating policyholders continuously each year since the 1860s, and earned financial strength ratings that are among the highest of any company in any industry.

Today, MassMutual ranks in the Fortune 500 and was listed as one of the nine most admired life and health insurance companies in the world in the March 21, 2011 issue of FORTUNE. Our network of trained Financial Professionals includes thousands of representatives located across the United States. They work hard to get to know you and your unique financial goals – and they strive to maintain a long-term relationship with you, helping you adapt and refine your financial strategies as you move through life.

While whole life insurance continues to be MassMutual's foundation, MassMutual and its affiliated companies offer a broad array of insurance and investment products for individuals, families and businesses. We also provide retirement services for institutional investors and corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employees’ defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

Thompson Financial GroupEmployer-in-Residence

Date: September 10, 2013

Location: University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Application deadline: September 6, 2013

Please pre-register for this event on Careers4Terps. Login to Careers4Terps at as a student or alumni as appropriate.

For current students: under Careers4Terps, select "I am a student" and login with your Directory ID and password on the University Login Page.

 For alumni: Under Careers4Terps select alumni and login with your username and password.

Upload your resume into your account. In the QUICKLINKS section of your homepage select "Campus Interviews I Qualify For" and do a keyword search for "EiR." Apply to the opportunity and select a time slot by September 6, 2013.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Interested in applying to the business school???

Admission Information Workshops

Robert H. Smith School of Business

Information workshops for admission to the Robert H. Smith School of Business will be held on the following dates. These sessions will be led by an Admission Representative for Limited Enrollment Programs from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

If you are interested in changing your major or applying for admission to Business, you are strongly encouraged to attend one of these information sessions.

All sessions will be in the campus Visitor Center (Turner Hall) Auditorium and should last for approximately 45 minutes.

 Thursday, September 12th at 12:30pm
Tuesday, September 17th at 3pm
Friday, September 27th at 11am*
Monday, September 30th at 1pm
Thursday, October 10th at 12:30pm
Friday, October 18th at 1pm
Tuesday, October 22nd at 4pm*
Friday, October 25th at 2pm
Monday, October 28th at 11am
Thursday, October 31st at 1pm
Tuesday, November 5th at 3pm*
 Monday, November 11th at 1pm
**Immediately following the workshop will be a brief presentation from a representative from the Robert H. Smith School @ Shady Grove

Sessions are open to all students. The workshops will cover the following topics:

• Admission requirements & application filing deadlines
• Course equivalents for Business courses
• Business application and admission review procedures
• Q & A

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (301) 3148385. For admission information and current LEP gateway requirements, visit the LEP website at:

We look forward to seeing you there!