Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Career Shuttle to Facebook DC! Register Now, This Is A Rare Opportunity!

Career Shuttle to Facebook DC
Thursday, December 05, 2013 • 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Event Details:

Join the University Career Center & The President’s Promise on a Career Shuttle to Facebook DC!

This trip is open to sophomores, juniors and graduate students of any major, provided you have a strong academic background and interest in government affairs, public policy, law or strategic communications. To be eligible for a summer externship with Facebook DC, you must be returning to school in Fall 2014 (May 2014 graduates and alumni are not eligible unless they plan to pursue further education starting next fall).
ADDITIONAL NOTE: This career shuttle and site focuses on government affairs, NOT social media or computer science-related opportunities.

Facebook DC is currently recruiting for its summer externship program (a paid, full-time opportunity during Summer 2014). Facebook DC helps to inform users, the media, partners, employees and other stakeholders about Facebook’s products and business. Working with policymakers at the international federal, and state levels, the team handles legislative and regulatory matters, participates in domestic and international policy discussions and leads the company’s interactions with consumer and other non-governmental organizations.

Space is limited—please RSVP today! Once the bus is full, you will be added to our waiting list and notified if a spot opens up. Due to the limited space and the expected high demand for this trip, we will be enforcing our "no show" policy. Contact Kate Juhl immediately at kjuhl@umd.edu if you register and are unable to attend.

Please plan to meet in the
lobby of the University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) at 8:30 am. We will depart promptly by bus at 8:45 am and return to campus by 1 pm. You may want to bring a snack. During our visit, we will take a tour of Facebook DC and hear more about their externship program. There may also be the chance to meet some high-level members of the office as their schedules allow.

 RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=4687

For additional information about this event: contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu

Global Poverty Minor


OMSE is Hiring Tutors for the Below courses
BSCI: 105, 106, 201, 202, 207, 222
CHEM: 131, 132, 135, 231, 241, 271
ENEE: 140, 150
MATH: 003-113, 140, 141, 220, 221, 240, 241
PHYS: 121, 122, 131, 132, 141, 142, 161
STAT: 100, 112, 115
BCHM: 461, 462, 463, 465
BMGT: 220, 221, 230
In order to be eligible to apply, please see below: 
  • Earned a grade of A in course(s) wanting to tutor
  • Have taken the course(s) at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Skills Required:
  • Applicants need good communication skills and must have the ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with varied skill levels
  • Patience and respect towards others
If you meet the above criteria, please complete and submit an OMSE Student Employment Application with the necessary information requested. The application can be found at the bottom page from the below link:
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Andrea Rodriguez at
(301) 405-5623 or via email at arodrig6@umd.edu

Google Internships

BOLD Internship (2015 grads): Applications due 11/24/2013
BOLD Immersion Program (2016 grads): Applications due 11/24/2013
Full-time positions available

Students looking for resume tips can check out this video where Google recruiters give tips on writing your resume.

Visit the Career Center's website to learn more about these opportunities at http://www.careers.umd.edu/map/marketing/newsletter/newsletter_body.cfm?email_ID=322&email_body_id=1067

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Smith School Minor in Business Analytics


ATTN: SOPHOMORES - Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program

YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE – Apply to the Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program.  Morgan Stanley is made up of many talents and perspectives. The diversity is what makes us unique. What you are interested in and how you approach the world will determine your individual path at Morgan Stanley.

Eligible candidates for the Scholarship include Black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBT college sophomores and juniors. If selected as a RBF Scholar you will receive a $15,000 scholarship for exceptional academic achievement and a summer internship with Morgan Stanley. We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to apply. If you have any questions please email diversityrecruiting@morganstanley.com.     


Bank Resource Management
Fixed Income
Global Capital Markets
Institutional Equities
Investment Banking
Investment Management
Prime Brokerage
Public Finance
Strats & Modeling

Sophomore Application (Class of 2016)
Deadline: December 4th 11:59 p.m

Graduation Year: 2016
GPA Minimum: 3.4/4.0


Friday, November 15, 2013

Workshop for Students Interested in Business - CANCELED!

Please note that the workshop for students interested in applying for the Business school for Nov. 19th at 7:30 previously posted on the blog has been CANCELED!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Apply for the BSOS Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership,presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester.
 How to apply?

To be eligible for BSOS Peer Mentors, the following criteria must be met:
  • Primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2014
  • At least a 2.5 GPA within major
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
  • Must be in good judicial/academic standing

If you have questions about the application process or would like to know more about the program, please contact:
Martrez Marshall
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2106C Morrill Hall
College Park, MD 20742

UMD Master's in Applied Economics - Spring Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply for the UMD Masters in Applied Economics Spring 2014 cohort has been extended to January 1st. 

This program is ideal for our undergraduates who are looking to gain applied quantitative analysis and econometric modeling skills. Our program is particularly relevant for those of you interested in policy analyst positions. This program can be completed in as few as 15 months, and classes are held in the evening at our DC location: 1400 16th Street NW, near Dupont Circle.

Our courses are taught by an extremely talented group of professional economists, many of whom are currently employed by the US government in departments as diverse as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Treasury, and the USDA. As a student in our program, you will have the chance to learn directly from professionals in the field, who know exactly what it takes to succeed as an economist. The program is continuously growing, and we are always adding new events, opportunities, and courses.

See attached flyer for more information. You may also wish to visit our website at http://masters.econ.umd.edu. Should you have any questions about the status of your application, I encourage you to contact Marianne Hayek, the Executive Director of the Masters Program, by email at hayek@econ.umd.edu.

With best wishes,

Maureen Cropper
Distinguished University Professor and Chair

Economics Honors Program - Information Session Tues. Nov. 19th

On Tuesday, November 19th, the Department of Economics will be hosting an information session for sophomores and juniors who might be interested in applying to the department's honors program.  The session will take place from 6:30-7:00 p.m. in Tydings 4103.  

The session will include brief presentations by: 

Dr. John Straub, Director of the Economics Department Honors Program, and by 
Shefali Khanna (UMD class of 2012), a recent graduate of the department's honors program.

Students admitted to the program pursue faculty-mentored research projects during their senior year.  The independent research projects culminate with a senior honors thesis.  Students who successfully complete the program earn 6 credits (ECON 396 and ECON 397), and the distinction of departmental honors on their transcript.  Pursuing self-directed independent research with a faculty mentor is a valuable experience for anyone considering graduate studies in economics, and a strong positive signal to potential employers.

Complete details related to the Economics Department Honors Program are posted online at:

The meeting on November 19th will be an opportunity to speak in person with the program's director and a recent graduate of the program.  

Light refreshments will be served.

AASD Brown Bag with Dr. Odis Johnson Jr.

The African American Studies Department  invite you to attend the following:

Great Equalizers or Conduits of Neighborhood Social Disorganization? A Counterfactual  Analysis of Year-Round and Traditional-Year Schooling.

AASD Brown Bag with Dr. Odis Johnson Jr.

The social function of schooling in the U.S. is an unsettled issue. Persistent racial, SES and residential disparities in test-scores suggest schools fall short in serving as society’s great equalizers. Despite seemingly intractable educational differences, research has produced evidence that schools function to reduce racial gaps in test-scores. However, these studies rarely consider the qualities of children’s neighborhoods as contributors to educational stratification, or use counterfactual modeling to strengthen causal inferences.  Conversely, Dr. Odis Johnson’s study concludes that schools may be greater equalizers according to race than previously thought, but simultaneously serve as conduits of neighborhood social disorganization’s relatively large stratifying effects.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Location: 1126 Taliaferro Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Time: noon-1:00pm

Light Refreshments will be served!

GenEd Students: Do you still need a Scholarship in Practice course? Consider this online opportunity in Spring '14

ENES140 - Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship: Explore dynamic startup topics by designing a new venture this Spring term. Learn how to identify and explore entrepreneurial opportunities. Build your entrepreneurial mindset and business skillsets to launch new ventures. This course will assist aspiring entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies.

Key course features include:

·         Online course is held asynchronously, allowing students to complete the course from anywhere at any time.
·         View the weekly video lectures in the user-friendly course format with discussion boards to find peers with complimentary skillsets.
·         Earn three Scholarship in Practice credits.
·         Apply credits to the Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.

View the full description and view a sample online lecture at: http://www.mtech.umd.edu/educate/courses/enes140_online.html

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Federal Reserve Board - Information Session

The Federal Reserve Board will be holding an information session on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 9am – 10am to discuss employment and internship opportunities available at the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Board is interested in hiring economists, interns and research assistants in a broad range of interests (macro, finance, applied micro, labor, etc).

The session will be held in Tydings 4103. All Economics students are invited to attend. Additional information about opportunities available at the Federal Reserve Board can be found at http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/

Consero LLC - Part Time Job

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Workshop for Students Interested in Applying to the Robert H. Smith School of Business - CANCELED!

The professional business fraternity Phi Chi Theta will be partnering with the Smith Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA) to hold a workshop for students interested in applying for the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Nov. 19th at 7:30 in Van Munching Hall room 1212 - Tyser Auditorium. Free pizza will be included and more information can be found below.
Not much assistance is given to business-intended students. Our goal with this seminar is to give students an idea of what to expect aside from the statistics and requirements given by the LEP office’s program. We aim to give you a head start on building a competitive application, and help you get involved with programs that you might not know that you're allowed to join. In this hour-long session, we will cover:
  • A basic overview of the actual application.
  • The resumes and cover letters that some of us had used in our applications this past Spring.
  • Discuss getting bullet points that make a standout applicant.
  • Talk about backup plans for students that aren't accepted.
  • Meet one on one with a current business school student.*

*For students to take full advantage of this offering, please print out and bring a recent copy of your resume.
We are not affiliated with the LEP office or the application judging process but just want to provide some guidance. Please send any questions to TheoMichalik@yahoo.com

Intergroup Dialogue Program for Undergraduate Students-1 Credit Course!

Dear Students,

As part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, we offer the Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program (WEIDP) for undergraduate students who are interested in engaging with other students on difficult, but rewarding, topics. Our intergroup dialogues include dialogues across race, class, gender, nationality, sexuality, among others. Classes are taught by trained and experienced facilitators. Participants can expect a rich and rewarding experience as well as an opportunity to develop skills in cultural competence. 

All dialogues are 7-week, 1-credit courses that are held in the first and second halves of each semester and WEIDP courses satisfy the new General Education Cultural Competence. The Spring 2014 dialogue schedule can be found here: http://www.odec.umd.edu/WE/Flyers/Dialogue%20Schedule.pdf

If you are interested, you can go to diversity.umd.edu/dialogue and click the "registration" link. 

Spring Internships at START - Deadline to apply Tomorrow, Nov. 13th!

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a DHS Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland is excited to announce our Spring 2014 internship opportunities.

We are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English and Mathematics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates and graduates as well. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and be able to participate in a calendar of professional development activities. START is also willing to work with academic institutions to enable their students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours at START at the University of Maryland College Park.

Below is a short summary of the opportunities available. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form. http://www.start.umd.edu/start/education/research_support/internships/ .

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nov. 11th - Last Day to Drop with "W"

Monday November 11, 2013 is the last day for undergraduate students to withdraw from 1 course up to 4 credits for the current Fall 2013 semester. If you have questions about dropping a course, please contact an advisor at 301 - 405 - 8367.

If you need to drop a course and you have already dropped a course this semester, you will need to schedule an appointment to discuss requesting an Exception to University Policy for a second W with an advisor.

If you are on academic probation or dismissal and would like to drop a course with a W you need to schedule an appointment to get this permission.

Additional information from the Registration Guide online

"An additional drop period for undergraduate students begins at the close of the schedule adjustment period and ends at the end of the tenth week of classes. During the drop period a student may drop a maximum of four credits or one course. Courses dropped during this time (after the schedule adjustment period) will be recorded on the student’s transcript with a “W” notation for undergraduate students only. (This mark is not used in computing the semester or cumulative GPA.) No notation will appear on the graduate record for courses dropped during the drop period."

CRCC Asia Scholarships - 2013/2014

During the month of November, we will be giving away 15 scholarships, totalling more than $30,000, for students who wish to go on our China Internship Program. This Program is designed to provide students with international work experience and cultural immersion in the world's fastest growing and most exciting country.

We would appreciate it if you could forward the following scholarship information to your students either via list-serve, other faculties/departments, email newsletter, social media posts or any other medium you have available. Below is a short message that can easily be sent out, as well as a CRCC Asia flyer attached.

Are you interested in gaining international work experience and building your post-graduation job prospects? Consider doing an internship in China! During the month of November, CRCC Asia is running its annual Scholarship Program and we are giving away 15 scholarships, totalling more than $30,000 for students who wish to take part in our programs in 2014. The application is open until November 22nd 2013 and applicants will be judged on the strength of their application and phone interview, with a final decision made in the first week of December 2013.

CRCC Asia’s China Internship Program provides one, two, or three month internships in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Sanya. Fluent English is the only language requirement and there is a program start date each month of the year.

We work with over 400 top companies in China to offer a wide range of placements across various industries including finance, law, marketing/PR, engineering, accounting, pharmaceuticals, NGO's and many others. All accommodation and visa processing is included in the program, as well as a schedule of social and business events.

We have over 3500 alumni from more than 150 countries worldwide, who have all benefited from the CRCC Asia China Internship Program.

To read about our programs, please visit www.crccasia.com and to apply for one of our scholarships, please go to crccasia.com/scholarship/ and click on the Application Form on the left of the page or click here.

We look forward to seeing you in China soon!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Spring 2014 Internships Available through the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)!

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.
Spring 2014 applications are now live. Priority deadline to apply is midnight, Sunday, November 24. We will continue to accept applications submitted after this date, however those we receive by Nov 24 will receive priority. Student apply here: http://www.hrc.org/the-hrc-story/hrc-internship-application 
  • Global Engagement Internship
  • Consumer Marketing Internship
  • Editorial & Digital Media Internship
  • Communities & Volunteer Relations Internship
  • Communications & Marketing Internship
  • Human Resources Internship
  • Graphic Design Internship
  • Children, Youth, & Family Internship
  • Email, Social Media & Membership Internship
  • Diversity Internship
  • Health and Aging Internship
  • Canvass Program Internship 
  • Partners Program Internship

Students for a New American Politics Fellowship Opportunity

Students for a New American Politics PAC is pleased to announce the 2014 Organizing Fellowship Program. The SNAP Fellowship is a paid grassroots organizing fellowship for students and youth that’s fast-paced, high-impact, and focused on social justice values. This isn’t your average summer internship – it’s your opportunity to create real, lasting change.

As a SNAP Organizing Fellow, you’ll receive training from experienced organizers with roots in electoral politics as well as the labor and economic justice, environmental, LGBTQ, and immigrants’ rights movements. You’ll learn to talk to voters and recruit volunteers to elect Democratic candidates who are ready to put Congress to work building a fairer society. 
SNAP seeks to hire 20 Organizing Fellows in our early application round and 15-20 more in the March regular round. All Organizing Fellows will be placed on liberal/progressive Congressional campaigns in competitive districts across the country. Fellows will attend a three-day training session in the New York metro area in early June and then work as grassroots organizers on campaigns from early June to the middle of August. Many past fellows have been asked to stay on their campaigns through the fall.
Equal Access Statement: SNAP believes that our country’s leadership should reflect its diversity. We therefore pay all Organizing Fellows a stipend of up to $5,000, based on financial need. The average stipend in summer 2012 was $1,443 plus free housing and travel for 10 weeks.
How to Apply: For priority consideration, please submit your application for the Organizing Fellowship Program as soon as possible. Details of our application can be found at http://www.snappac.org/apply-for-the-2014-organizing-fellowship/.
Early Application Round: Apply by Wednesday, December 18 and you will receive a decision by Monday, January 27.
Regular Round: Apply by Friday, March 7 and you will receive a decision by Monday, April 7.

Questions? Contact madeleine.vahey@snappac.org.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Business Intelligence Developer/Reporting Engineer


Position Type: Entry Level (Full-Time), Permanent Experienced Hire

 Desired Major(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences/Economics, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Computer Science, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Mathematics, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Physics, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Mathematical Statistics (GRAD), Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Chemistry, Engineering/Aerospace Engineering

Location: Madison, Wisconsin (United States)

Description: Big data. Bigger challenges.

Apply your interest in analytics to one of the biggest challenges of our time: healthcare. As a Business Intelligence Developer at Epic, you'll help our customers make sense of the wealth of information they capture within an electronic medical record system.

You'll design and develop custom reporting functionalities that will enable our customers to use their data to monitor and improve organizational practices and build the framework for predictive modeling in patient care. From consultation to analysis of business requirements to interface design, BI Developers are involved in all phases of report development and also provide internal and customer support for technical reporting issues.
More than just important work.

Epic is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America's best places to live. You'll earn competitive wages and receive benefits befitting a leading software company (401k match, great health insurance, life insurance, performance bonuses and stock appreciation rights). Epic's environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others.

American Enterprise Institute: Spring 2014 Internships

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)

Position Type: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)

Desired Major(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences/Economics, Education, Public Policy

Location: Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

Description: AEI internships provide students with an opportunity to work with some of America's most renowned scholars, economists, political scientists, and foreign policy specialists conducting research on today’s prominent public policy questions.

Approximately sixty-five internship spots are available for the Spring 2014 internship program. Our internships can be categorized in the following overarching areas: economic policy, foreign and defense policy, social and political studies, public affairs, blogging and social media, marketing, government relations, and communications. Internship opportunities are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. Our internships are unpaid and the hours and days are flexible.

AEI's internship program has repeatedly been included in the Princeton Review, Vault Guide to Internships, and the Random House Guide to Internships as one of the top 100 internships in the country.

Learn more about the program and the application process here: https://aeiinternships.silkroad.com/

Job Function: Communication, Research

Desired Class Level(s): Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate, Recent Grad (up to 3 years out)

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

Comparative Advantage, Stanford's Undergraduate Economics Journal Looking for Submissions

Interested in getting your work in economics published? If so, you may be interested in submitting an article to Comparative Advantage, Stanford’s undergraduate economics journal, which is currently accepting outside submissions for its Winter Edition.

Comparative Advantage is unique in that it publishes high-quality work that also aims to appeal to a broader audience beyond economics academia.  Our goal is to promote and add to the discussion of topics in economics, both within and outside of the economics community, on our campus and others.

We accept work in a wide range of topics, including macroeconomic concepts and public policy, microeconomic theory, finance, and advanced topics or honors theses.  Articles should be 7-10 pages long with 1.5 spacing and Times New Roman font, size 12. Graphs and charts are welcome. Citations should be APA. Also, please include a brief abstract (3-5 sentences) with your article submission.
You are encouraged to submit papers from class if you have prior instructor permission. 

If you are interested in writing, please submit by December 1st. You will hear back by December 8th as to whether your article has been accepted for publication.

If you have any additional questions or would like to submit your work, please contact Rebecca Deubler at rdeubler@stanford.edu.

Rebecca Deubler  |  Stanford University '16  |  BS Candidate, Management Science and Engineering | rdeubler@stanford.edu

Volunteer Opportunity in Africa

Attention Students of the Economics Department!

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2014 Volunteer Programs in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2014, we are offering a variety of 2 and 4-week programs in Zanizbar, Tanzania and Cape Town, South Africa!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with 3 remaining deadlines:
December 6th, 2013
January 10th, 2014
February 7th, 2014
Our application can be completed online via our website.

As an OHS Volunteer, you will:
* Live with a host family and be an active member of their household.
(Zanzibar only)
* Work with primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations while empowering students.
* Work closely with members of the community to create positive social uplift.
* Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports.
* Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students.

We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards a more socially just future for the youth of some of the most marginalized communities in the world.

Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2014 PROGRAMS!

For more information and to apply please visit:
ONEHEARTSOURCE is a non-profit organization designed to empower young people through education, and to provide high quality education and care for vulnerable children in Tanzania and South Africa.