Monday, December 22, 2014

Summer Internship Opportunities at the NY Fed

Summer Internship Opportunities at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Apply by January 15th, 2015
We offer an array of challenges that demand the skills of a financial professional, the intellectual curiosity of an academic, and the passion for public service. If you are ready to take on these challenges in your career, then the New York Fed is the ideal place for you. We have launched our Summer Internship Applications on our careers website and wanted to provide you with the application details.  We would also like to ask for your assistance in passing this information along to your fellow classmates, student organization group members and other interested peers and colleagues.
Summer Analyst and Associate Program Application Deadline
Thursday, January 15th, 2015 (11:59 PM EST)
Apply on our careers website

Summer Intern Recruiting Timeline:
Applications will be reviewed at the end of January/February
Candidates who are selected to interview will be notified in February
Interviews will be conducted from mid- February through March

The Chicago Fed Economic Research Department is hiring summer 2015 interns

Economic Research Intern-239037 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Primary Location:  IL-Chicago
Full-time / Part-time:  Full-time
Employee Status:  Temporary
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Job Type: Internship
Travel: No
Shift: Day Job

Job Summary:

Conducts statistical and economic analyses of current macroeconomic, microeconomic, financial and regional data, and provides research support for the economists. May evaluate possible competitive effects of complex Bank Holding Company (BHC) acquisitions and bank merger applications, and respond to requests for data related to the banking markets. The level of work required is considered entry- level and staff work under direct supervision. This job has no direct reports.

  •  Supports the economists in their basic and applied research by following instructions to perform tasks including collecting data, conducting moderately complex statistical analysis, writing statistical software programs, and organizing the presentation of results
  • Assists the economists in the analysis of public policy issues and events. Issues include monetary policy, bank regulation, payments systems, financial markets, community development and the state of the US and global economies
  • Researches economic topics for economists' articles; on some of these occasions, the Associate Economist’s efforts will be substantial enough to constitute collaboration with the economists (or department management), leading to jointly authored articles
  • Prepares a variety of charts, tables, and descriptive text for Department management or other staff economists to use in their briefings of the President and the Board of Directors or for creating an evaluation of a BHC merger or acquisition application
  • Follows instructions to research and organize background materials for presentations to the President; responds to other System-wide directives and requests or for creating casework to support a recommendation for approval or denial of the applications
  • Performs other duties as requested
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Business, Mathematics, or related field with emphasis on quantitative and/or analytical skills
  • Research Assistant experience preferred
  • SAS, STATA or Matlab experience preferred
Application requirements:

To be considered, all applications must include a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcriptions.

Apply online at to job #239037

Friday, December 19, 2014

PSYC123 - 1 credit online course for the Spring 2015

Still looking for a 1 credit course for the Spring semester? Want some extra tips for future job interviews? Consider this online course for your spring schedule.

PSYC 123 – The Psychology of Getting Hired

Simply having a college degree is not enough – if you want to be competitive in the professional world you need to devote as much time and effort in developing your professional credentials and materials as you do to your coursework. Together we will explore psychological principles that influence the selection process and how you can apply them for the edge that makes your competition Fear the Turtle!

Click here for more information!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Experiencing academic difficulty? Consider taking EDCP108B this winter


Assistant Analyst Opening at the Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in Washington, DC has an opening for an Assistant Analyst in the Tax Analysis Division. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates or spring 2015 graduates with a bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, or math/statistics looking for substantive professional experience before applying to graduate school. This is a temporary position not to exceed 3 years.

Click here to view the full job announcement and apply online. 

Apply Now for BSOS Scholarships!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on January 23, 2015. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2015 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit:

The college offers the following scholarship awards:
  • Irv & Micki Goldstein Scholarship Award
  • Jean & Robert Steele Scholarship Award
  • Katherine Pedro & Robert S. Beardsley Scholarship Award
  • Murray E. Polakoff Scholarship Award
  • The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholarship Award
  • The Montgomery Family Endowed Scholarship Award
Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 23 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:

Attn: Blessing Enekwe
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

or email

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to:

Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Recruiting Research Assistants


Undertakes research, programming simulation, and statistical assistance to designated scholar(s).


Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Mathematics/ Statistics with a minor in Economics required. Masters in similar fields or one-year job experience in economics and/or computer modeling preferred but not required. Competence to undertake research assignments with little supervision required.


Strong computer skills and experience required. Experience handling large data sets and models preferred. Independent research experience preferred. Experience with software such as SAS, STATA, and other econometric packages required.


60% Programming Simulation and Statistical Assistance
  • Works jointly with senior scholars, prepares and revises programming code, simulation macros, database files and regression estimates. 
  • Prepares tables and graphs output from model simulations.
  • Updates and checks existing databanks; assembles, consolidates, and checks data from new sources. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Spring 2015 Course Offering

Sign Up Today For An Extraordinary Class that Lets You Make a Global Difference! Have the opportunity to invest thousands of dollars in a seminar on international social change that past students in similar classes Called "Awesome" and the “Best Class I've Taken!"

This is no ordinary class, this is an experience! PUAF388G Seminar on Global Perspectives on Leading and Investing in Social Change will be offered this spring on Thursdays from 11:00am to 1:30pm. In addition to learning about global social change in a fun and engaging way, you will also have the chance to make a real impact.

How do you tackle the world’s most pressing issues? From Poverty, climate change, gender equity, human trafficking, refugee and humanitarian emergencies, and public health crises, you will learn how nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and philanthropy are working across borders and in the most desperate circumstances to alleviate suffering and solve problems. By the end of this class you will be able to create a better world by actually investing thousands of dollars in a real nonprofit organization! What other class gives you the power to make a change in the world?

PUAF 388G Seminar on Global Perspectives on Leading and Investing in Social Change
Dr. Angela Bies, Endowed Associate Professor of Global Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
Thursdays 11:00am-2:30pm (Taliaferro 1126)

Check out the Washington Post article profiling an earlier version of this course:

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing

Attention creative writers!  Are you a passionate fiction writer with a flair for storytelling? If so, submit your application TODAY!

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing is a memorial scholarship that honors the memory of Sebastian Herbstein, a talented writer, dedicated scholar and son of UMD professor, Judith Freidenberg, which provides two prizes, $600 for first prize and $300 for second prize, for works of short fiction of 5,000 words or less. All full-time UMD undergrads are eligible to apply.

For complete award criteria, instructions, and an online application, please visit Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 .

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kilberg, BSOS Alumni and Donor Relations at 301.405.2998 or   

Friday, December 5, 2014

Looking for a supporting course this spring? Interested in Global Climate Change?

New this Spring!
ENSP399R – Global Climate Change / Coastal Indicators (3 credits) 

This new course provides a unique opportunity to contribute to a national global change research program investigating “indicators” of global change, for example, drought, flooding, sea level rise, etc.  This spring, the course will focus on “coastal resilience indicators” in the face of climate change and coastal hazards and will be co-taught by two scientists working on the project.

Students will help analyze “green infrastructure” like sea grasses and SAV’s; and “gray” services, like breakwaters and sea walls.  Along the way, you will have a terrific opportunity to explore how science policy is developed and connect with scientists and policy-makers at the cutting edge of climate change research and policy.

Because environmental challenges and human responses to them are multi-dimensional, the course is open to motivated students in all majors, including:  ANTH, AOSC, BSCI, ECON, Engineering, ENSP, ENST, GEOG, GEOL, GIS, GVPT, among others.  Students enrolled in the Sustainability Studies Minor are also encouraged to enroll.

During the semester, you will:

·         Learn about “resilience” and “sustainability”
·         Learn how science policy works
·         Work with real data
·         Learn how to figure out what is known and what is not known; and how to break the data down to understand what is useful
·         Develop an indicator to help measure global climate change impacts on coastal communities.
·         Learn how to write policy memos, interpret “take home” messages, and give 30-second elevator speeches re: climate change research.
·         Meet guest speakers at the cutting edge of research and policy.
·         The course will be taught on Fridays, 10-1 pm, in 0215 Symons Hall (Section 0101). 

Interested students should e-mail: Dr. Ariana Sutton-Greer at (and cc:  Please include the following information in your message:  Why are you interested in this course? What is your major, UID, and expected graduation date?  Since this class is likely to be different from others you have taken, please make a point of attending the first class to learn more about it and confirm your interest.

Monday, December 1, 2014

BSOS Looking for Peer Mentors for Spring 2015


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.
  • Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
  • If the student is a Double Major, the primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2015
  • 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

Spring 2015 Course Offering

BSOS 388B - Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now
Tuesday 2:00-4:30 PM
3 credits

Explore the many mechanisms for achieving social impact through social innovation. This is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice. These projects serve as the laboratory to implement topics such as design systems thinking, developing and communicating a strategy and goals, project management and implementation skills, teamwork and talent management, fundraising and revenue generation, marketing and partner development, leadership skills and project sustainability. For more information, visit .

This is a Fearless Ideas course offered in collaboration with PUAF388D and HONR348D

Students should contact Blessing Enekwe at to register for the course.

DSAC Brown Bag Lunch with Dean Ball 12/3

Hey BSOS Students!

Our last Brown Bag Event for the semester will be happening Wednesday, December 3 - lunch with the new Dean of BSOS, Dr. Gregory Ball! If you are interested in getting to know our new Dean, learning about research opportunities in BSOS, or want to hear about some of the new ideas Dean Ball has for BSOS then this is the event for you!

BSOS- Dean Ball
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:30PM - 1:30PM (Lunch will be provided)
2141K Tydings Hall (Dean’s Conference Room)

Before becoming the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Ball served as Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Vice Dean for Science and Research Infrastructure in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ball’s past research has covered brain and social behaviors, with his most recent focus on interrelationships among steroid hormones. Dean Ball has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University.

Ferguson Town Hall: Come be a part of social change

African American Studies Department (AASD) invites you to attend
Ferguson Town Hall

Come out and let your voices be heard!!!!

On Wednesday, December  3, 2014 the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, College Park will host a talk and panel discussion for “Ferguson Town Hall.” The tragic shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent decision by the grand jury to not indict Ferguson, MO., police officer Darren Wilson has many wondering where do we go from here. The African American Studies Department invites the university community to speak out and be heard on these important issues, and to be a part of a plan for social change.

AASD will be joined by colleagues from: MLAW Programs (MLAW), Critical Race Initiative, UMD Social Justice Coalition, UMD Police Dept.(Chief Mitchell)  & the Baha’i Chair.

The forum will be held in the Atrium, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD from 6:30pm-8:30pmThis event is free and open to the general public.
For further information please visit or contact the African American Studies Department directly at 301-405-1158.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Want to make some extra money? Participate in a research study on campus

Paid study on cognition and meditation ($240)
We would like to invite you to participate in a paid research study for the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language. The study involves 12 sessions at the Patapsco building (Room 1110, a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104; parking available). Right now, we are currently interested in people willing to start in early January.
You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as receive training in meditation. You must be between 18 and 40 years of age to participate.
Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-11, and $185 at the final session).  After completing session 12, you will get a raffle entry to win a $200 gift card!
Complete the survey at the link below to determine your eligibility. We will contact eligible participants to schedule their sessions.

For further questions, please contact


Estudias el español? ¡Participa en un estudio en el próximo semestre!
The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting for spring 2015!  Sessions will be available starting in January.
Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each.  All sessions are now being held at Taliaferro.  You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.
Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session).  After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!
Eligibility criteria include (see website for full list):
- 18-30 years of age
- monolingual native speaker of English
- currently enrolled in a 300-level Spanish course or completed a 300-level Spanish course within the past year
- not started studying Spanish before age 12
- no immersion experience of longer than 1 month in a Spanish-speaking country
To take the pre-screen and for more info, visit
Contact us at

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NYU Global Academic Fellowship Info Session 11/21

This Friday, November 21st, a representative from the NYU Global Academic Fellowship Hiring Committee will be on UMD's campus to host an information session about this program. Dr. Phoenix Liu, Director of Language House, and the NSO will co-host this information session for students.
Time: 2 pm- 3pm
Date: November 21, 2014
Location: Language House Multipurpose Room

Here are links to their program websites:

For the Abu Dhabi Program:
For the Shanghai Program:


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2015 Maryland Summer Scholars Program - Information Sessions


Francis DuVinage, Director – Elizabeth Mackenzie Tobey, Coordinator –

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project. For the summer of 2015, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2015, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2015. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2015 awards will be midnight on Sunday, February 8, 2015. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2014 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2100 D in McKeldin Library. Please reply to indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited (if you are interested but cannot attend reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

IEFS Hosting Rohan Paris

International Economics and Finance Society is hosting Rohan Paris, a senior policy analyst from the FDIC on Wednesday, November 19th at 5pm in Van Munching 1411.

He will discuss his role in regulating the commercial banking system, his personal career background, and internship opportunities for students. You don't want to miss this event! 

Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to Find an Internship Event

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

Then you will want to attend this event to help you with your internship search. Topics discussed will include:
  • Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  • Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  • Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field

Monday, November 17, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
RSVP for this event: Click here

For additional information about this event:
contact Erica Ely at

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lunch with an ECON Professor!

Hey ECON Students!

On Tuesday, November 11th, the Dean's Student Advisory Council will be hosting a Brown Bag Lunch with ECON professor Dr. Ethan Kaplan. If you are interested in learning more about what you can do with an economics degree post-graduation, research opportunities in economics, or would like to discuss the intersection of economics and politics outside of the classroom, this is the event for you! The event is limited to 10 students so be sure to RSVP quickly at the link below!

ECON - Dr. Ethan Kaplan
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
12:00PM - 1:00PM (Lunch will be provided)
Location: 2113 Chincoteague Hall

RSVP here!

Dr. Kaplan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. His research spans the areas of political economy, applied microeconomics, and empirical macroeconomics. This semester he teaches ECON 175: Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies and ECON 326: Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis.

Smith Business Analytics Minor Information Session- Fall 2014


Seeking Students for NEW Geographies of Conflict and Development Program & Special Topics Course Starting in Spring

On behalf of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, I am pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new opportunity for UMD students:

Geographies of Conflict and Development (GeoCoDe)

Attached is a document with further details about this program.

In brief, GeoCoDe will build important, marketable expertise in geographic analysis that transitions immediately to close involvement in a major faculty-led research project to study the relationship between foreign development assistance and the dynamics of intrastate armed conflict.

We are seeking 40 undergraduate students to participate.

GeoCoDe consists of three stages:

1.       A special topics course during the Spring 2015 semester.

During the first half, students will receive relevant introduction and training. In-class and online lectures, complemented by hands-on interactive experiences, will be conducted by the instructors and guest experts.

In addition, teams comprised of 4-6 students will be constituted. During the remainder of the semester, each team will tackle georeferencing (i.e., match mapping coordinates of locations identified based on related documentation) development projects for a particular country in Africa. Teams will also draft plans for analytical products – e.g., country profiles, blog columns, policy briefs, academic articles – that examine key patterns and trends of relationships between development assistance and armed conflict. Appropriate templates and specific topics will be devised in consultation with the instructors.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Interested in the ECON Honors Program?

Dear ECON Majors,

If you would like to impress future employers or graduate programs with a really solid demonstration of your initiative, good writing skills, and willingness to take on a challenge, then consider participating in the Economics Department's honors program during the 2015-2016 academic year. Detailed information on the honors program, including eligibility requirements, can be found online at

If you are interested in learning more about the honors program, Dr. Clement (Director of Undergraduate Studies) will be holding walk-in hours on Thursday, November 13th from 1pm – 5pm in 3108B Tydings Hall.

This is a perfect opportunity for juniors who might be interested in applying to the department's honors program next year. Please note that students must have already completed or be currently enrolled in ECON321 or STAT400 and at least one intermediate theory course (ECON325 and/or ECON326). In addition, students may not have an expected graduation date before May 2016.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Chicago Fed is Hiring Research Asistants

ER Associate Economist-237535

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Primary Location: IL-Chicago
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Type: Recent Graduate
Shift: Day Job
Job Sensitivity Tier II - No Credit Check

Job Summary

Conducts statistical and economic analyses of current macroeconomic, microeconomic, financial and regional data, and provides research support for the economists. May evaluate possible competitive effects of complex Bank Holding Company (BHC) acquisitions and bank merger applications, and respond to requests for data related to the banking markets. The level of work required is considered entry- level and staff work under direct supervision. This job has no direct reports.


· Supports the economists in their basic and applied research by following instructions to perform tasks including collecting data, conducting moderately complex statistical analysis, writing statistical software programs, and organizing the presentation of results

· Assists the economists in the analysis of public policy issues and events. Issues include monetary policy, bank regulation, payments systems, financial markets, community development and the state of the US and global economies

· Researches economic topics for economists' articles; on some of these occasions, the Associate Economist’s efforts will be substantial enough to constitute collaboration with the economists (or department management), leading to jointly authored articles

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BSOS Project Success II


UMD Summer Language Institute in Arabic, Persian, and Chinese

We invite you learn about the UMD Summer Language Institute in Arabic, Persian, and Chinese this Summer 2015. We will be hosting an Information Session Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 5:00 – 6:00 PM in Susquehanna Hall, Room 2112.

With low flat rate tuition for both in and out-of-state students (just $6,000 for 10 weeks), small class sizes, and dedicated faculty, this is a great way for you to get a head start on language learning or to maintain your language over a summer.

UMD Summer Language Institute Highlights:
  • One full academic year (12 credits) of language learning in one intensive summer
  • Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced instruction Language partners for additional support, one-on-one speaking practice, and tutoring
  • Varied and interesting hands-on cultural events and field trips and networking opportunities, making the most of our proximity to Washington, DC
  • More than 35 hours of in-language coursework, language partners, and cultural activities per week Competitive scholarships available to help offset the cost of attendance
Additional information about our Summer Institutes can be found at our website:

Currently Recruiting Noyce Scholars


The UM Noyce Scholar Program is beginning its fall 2014 recruitment for 2015-2016 Noyce Scholars. Noyce Scholars are UM Junior or Senior STEM majors interested in teaching STEM courses to middle or high school students. 

Noyce Scholars receive a $14,000 scholarship for up to two years. For each year of scholarship received, Noyce Scholars commit to teaching mathematics or science in a high needs district.

Apply for the Hinman CEOs Program

As the nation's first living-learning entrepreneurship program, Hinman CEOs is a groundbreaking initiative placing entrepreneurial students from all academic disciplines into a unique community. Students live together, learn about entrepreneurship, and can launch new ventures during this two-year experience. All undergraduates from the University of Maryland are invited to apply for this competitive program. Brian Hinman, University of Maryland alumnus and successful entrepreneur, provided funding to initiate and support the Program.

Entrepreneurial Community
  • Live in South Campus Commons 2
  • Room with classmates and potential partners/co-founders
  • Participate in dynamic activities
Startup Incubator Environment
  • Form cross-disciplinary teams with classmates of different majors
  • Build 100% student-owned ventures
Experiential Learning Environment
  • Experience our courses, seminars, workshops, and competitions
  • Earn course credit and connect with engaging entrepreneurial leaders
  • Merge entrepreneurship academics with real-life applications

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Exploring Careers in Wealth Management

Interested in learning more about careers in financial advising and wealth management?

Have you read the article in this past Sunday’s Washington Post Business section by Barry Ritholtz, recommending registered investment advisers over brokers?

Here’s an opportunity for you!

When: This Thursday October 30, 2014 at 2:00 – 3:15 pm
Where: 1101 Morrill Hall (located between Tydings and LeFrak Halls)
What: A 1999 alumnus, Gary Rozier, will be talking about career paths in his industry including financial advising and wealth management. Mr. Rozier is senior vice president for institutional marketing and client service at Ariel Investments, based in Chicago. Previously he worked at Rydex Investments in shareholder services, financial advisor sales, and product development and distribution. He has a special focus on registered investment advisors, which hold to a fiduciary standard rather than a suitability standard. He earned a BA in economics, and his firm regularly hires summer interns. He would like to see a fellow Terp in Chicago soon!

Apply for the 2015 American Economic Association Summer Training and Minority Fellowship Program

The American Economic Association (AEA) is pleased to announce they are now accepting applications for their Summer Training & Minority Fellowship program for Summer 2015. This intensive six-week experience is hosted by the Department of Economics and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico.

It is more than a one-time, six-week experience. Students form supportive teams and create a network of future professional contacts. Faculty and AEA leaders engage with students in a mentorship role. They often provide letters of recommendation, contact schools on behalf of prospective students, review application statements and advise on research topics. Their support often endures for many years beyond the program.

The program is structured to strengthen students’ math skills, foster an understanding of micro- and -macro economic principles, and explore the many research and career opportunities available to economics scholars. Individual assessments will be made during orientation which will provide each student with a personal study plan.

Primary consideration for acceptance into this program will be given to students who will begin their Junior or Senior year in Fall 2015 and plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics.

The Minority Fellowships are open to qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents, with a preference for those who are members of historically disadvantaged racial or ethnic minority groups and who advance the diversity of the economics profession.

When: June 15 – July 26, 2015
Where: The University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Application Deadline: February 13, 2015 at 5 pm MST – apply here
Questions? Email: or call 505-277-0130

For more information visit

Monday, October 27, 2014

International Economics and Finance Society Hosting Michael Davis

Socially Responsible Investing Guest Speaker

On October 29th at 5 pm in VMH 1336, IEFS is hosting Michael Davis, head of the Institutional Client Group at Calvert Investments, an internationally recognized leader in the field of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). He will speak about his background, his role at Calvert, the unique approach the firm has to investing, and possible internship opportunities within the firm. Pizza will be served. Business casual attire suggested.

"Thinking Globally"
International Economics and Finance Society at UMD
Visit our Website!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Career Fair with the USPS Office of Inspector General 11/7

*** Deadline to RSVP has been extended to Wednesday, November 5th. ***

November 7, 2014, from 10:00am to 12:30pm at the USPS Office of the Inspector General office in Arlington VA (1735 North Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (directly across from the Rosslyn Metro stop). The event will include an overview from Assistant Inspector General about what each of their departments do. Then students will have the opportunity to visit with individual representatives from each department. 

Paid Summer Internship with the Joint Program in Survey Methodology

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland is pleased to offer a 10 week summer internship to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in survey methodology and the Federal Statistical System.

Each summer JPSM sponsors a Junior Fellows Program for a limited number of undergraduate students. Successful applicants are granted paid research assistantships in a Federal statistical agency in the Washington, DC area. They participate in weekly seminars at JPSM and elsewhere in the area on survey methodology and career options in survey research. Throughout the summer students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how government agencies work.This internship will let you learn how data gathered from households and economic units are used to track and identify trends.

You will work on key indicators of unemployment, crime, consumer prices, population migration and growth, agricultural production, educational performance of young people, transportation trends, or a host of other topics. A salary of $4,500-$5,000 for 10 weeks and apartment style dormitory
housing will be provided.

Applicants for the Junior Fellow positions should submit a personal statement of no more than one page (500 words), academic transcript, and one faculty recommendation. The application process opens October 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2014.

Visit this website for more information and application forms:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Positions for ECON Students in C4T

Careers4Terps highlighted positions, University Career Center & The President’s Promise!  
Log in to your C4T account ( and paste the position title in the “Search” box to learn more and apply.

Research Analyst (UNPAID)
Waypoint Global Strategies

Position Type: Summer Internship, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time), Winter/January Term Internship, Off-Campus Part-Time
Location: Washington, DC, District of Columbia (United States)
Duration: Year-round
Approximate Hours Per Week: 15-20
Salary Level: UNPAID


Waypoint Global Strategies - a strategy and technology consulting firm - is actively recruiting students to participate in our internship program under the position of research analyst with the firm.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong interdisciplinary skills, a diverse background/expertise, has excellent communication skills, outstanding research methods, and a strong interest in working in a fast-paced company in an emerging high-technology industry - designing and implementing unmanned aircraft solutions for commercial remote sensing solutions.

The candidate will join an integrated team of high-performance employees focused on managing business operations, fueling organic growth, and creating best-value proposition for the firm's clients. The candidate will work directly with the president of the firm and will be responsible for developing strategic market overviews, sales strategies, qualifying sales leads, and helping to run the day-to-day operations of this small, but emerging high-technology business.

Job Function: Administrative/Support Services, Agriculture/Natural Resources/Environment, Computer Science/Statistics, Consulting, Engineering, Financial Services, Management/Administration, Marketing/Sales, Research, Sciences, Social Services


The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, possess outstanding research methods, and a strong interest in working in a fast-paced company focused on international business development and client-facing consulting in precision remote sensing using unmanned aircraft across the civil and commercial markets

Quality Analyst 
Mercy Medical Center Baltimore, Maryland

Position Type: Permanent Experienced Hire
Desired Major(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences/Economics, Business
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Job Function: Other
Desired Class Level(s): Senior, Recent Grad (up to 1 year out), Alumnus/a (beyond 1 year out)


The Quality Analyst will be responsible for collecting, aggregation, analysis and presentation of data, methods and findings related to quality, utilization, finance and clinical economics. This person will utilize and maintain relational databases in order to accomplish these tasks.

  • Must possess a Bachelors Degree (preferred in Business or Economics)
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Experience in research and analytic statistical methods
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Smith PhD Information Session on Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 PM in 1303 VMH

Do you wonder why businesses do what they do? Are you interested in exploring creative topics within the realm of business? Are you interested in a career in academia, specifically at a research institution? The Robert H. Smith School of Business Doctoral Programs is hosting an information session on Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 PM in 1303 Van Munching Hall. This session is for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in Business and Management in one of the 9 different fields of study (listed on the attached flyer). The session will cover the overall logistics of the program and application and give potential applicants the opportunity to speak with faculty and staff about their research interests and the research interests of the fields of study.

Please RSVP here and let us know which field of study you are interested in. Questions can be directed to our office at or 301-405-2214. Information is also available on our website.

EAM Hosting Dr. John Straub, Director of UMD's Master's Program in Applied Economics

Attention ECON majors!  Are you interested in going to graduate school in economics?  The Economics Association of Maryland (EAM) will be hosting an information session with Dr. John Straub, Director of UMD's Master’s Program in Applied Economics. 

DATE: Thursday October 23rd
TIME: 6:30pm
LOCATION: Francis Scott Key Bldg Room 0102

Information about the master’s program can be found online at  If you have additional questions you can send an email to

If you have any questions about this particular event, please email EAM at  

Spring Internship Opportunity - Economic Development Administration (EDA)

The Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce, is seeking applicants for their internship program. EDA’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA drives collaborative regional economic development initiatives that lead to job creation.

The EDA Internship program is a part-time unpaid opportunity but a travel stipend (metro) can be provided. The program will run from Monday, January 12 to Friday, May 1. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in public policy, governmental affairs, legislative affairs, public affairs, business/community engagement, change management/organizational development, and/or budget. Interns will also have tours and meetings with Senior Leaders in government.  

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 comprehensive background/security investigation
EDA Internship Program Offices: 
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary
  • Office of External Affairs
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Public Affairs
  • Office of Regional Affairs
  • Finance
  • Performance and National Programs Division
  • Regional Offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Austin, and Seattle
Please send your resume and cover letter to Pamela Bell, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, at Please indicate your top three choices of office preference in your cover letter. Resumes are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Career & Internship Networking Panel: Economics

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Are you interested in the field of economics? Do you want to know what kind of job you could get after graduation and just how to get it? If so, you will want to take advantage of this great opportunity to network one-on-one with recent UMD alums that currently work in the field. 

The first hour is going to be a panel (4:30-5:30 p.m.) discussion where you will learn how the panelists secured their jobs and what their positions are really like. This will be followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking (5:30-6:30 p.m.) where you can connect personally with the panelists to ask any questions you might have about internships, applying for jobs, or what it is like to work in the field. Several different positions from the economics field will be represented in the panel.
PANELISTS: Fannie Mae, Summit, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Cornerstone Research.

* Professional attire is suggested. Please feel free to bring several copies of your resume.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics.

RSVP for this event: Click here

For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke at

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BSOS Engagement & Success Reception, 10/22


Research Fellow, Stanford Law School

Research Fellow, Stanford Law School (Fixed Term) *multi-job posting 

Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2015.  Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow. 

Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School.  Designed for graduating seniors or recent college graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future. 

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and MIT, and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia.  They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, and computer science. 

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests.  As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:
·         Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models
·         Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets
·         Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results
·         Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators
·         Report writing and manuscript preparation

Monday, October 13, 2014


Success in a career and in life occurs when ambitions align with core values. People that succeed understand how to effectively communicate with and influence others, how to maximize their potential, and how to overcome challenges.

The Career IMPACT Workshop was designed to impart those skills through an intensive 1-day experience. Through the workshop students will:
  • Analyze and employ the six steps of high IMPACT persuasion
  • Explore and debate the role of ethics and integrity in leadership
  • Enhance self-knowledge
  • Discover how to leverage core motivators for career enrichment
Details: The Career IMPACT Workshop will be held in Fulton, MD at the headquarters of NewDay USA, a top-rated financial services company. It is being offered exclusively to UMD students through a partnership between the University and NewDay USA.

The workshop is highly recommended for:
  • Leaders of student organizations that want increase their leadership abilities
  • Motivated students seeking to match their passions with a suitable career
  • Students that wish to enhance their marketable professional skills
Date & Time: Friday, October 31 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Costs: No cost to UMD students. Fees affiliated with workshop materials are covered by NewDay USA.

Transportation: A UMD bus will be provided from campus on the day of the workshop.

Eligibility: Open to currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any major.

How to Apply: Students may apply to be considered for the workshop through the University’s Careers4Terps online system []. Please login and find the posting titled “The Career IMPACT 1-Day Workshop.” Applications will be accepted September 15 through October 17, 2014. Space is limited so early applications are encouraged.

About NewDay USA: NewDay USA provides homeowners with VA and FHA mortgage loans that address a variety of needs and goals. The company is:
  • Ranked nationally as a top VA and FHA mortgage lender
  • Focused on providing outstanding service
  • Respected by the military community and serving as the exclusive mortgage provider for the 1.5 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • BBB accredited with an A+ rating
  • Dedicated to serving the community
NewDay USA’s 8-week Associates training program is well respected in the financial services industry. The IMPACT workshop draws on elements of that training. The 60,000 square-foot site of the workshop was designed specifically to support the NewDay USA University, an educational and training center created for new and established mortgage banking professionals. NewDay USA currently employs over 1,000 professionals and continues to grow rapidly due to its unique position in the mortgage industry.

BSOS - Project Success


Friday, October 10, 2014

Project Firefly: HOLT Valuation Challenge 2014 - New Internship Opportunities

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the 2014 HOLT Valuation Challenge offering you a chance to interview for paid internships and CO-OPs starting from June 2015! The Challenge is evaluated entirely on your performance and open to Bachelor, Master, MBA or PHD students from any university.

You can also join the HOLT Community giving you opportunities to participate in exclusive debates and other competitions with renowned professors and leaders of today!

Click on the flyer below for more information:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Vanderbilt Ph.D. Program in Law & Economics

Vanderbilt University offers a joint-degree program where students pursue a Ph.D. and a J.D. concurrently in a fully integrated law and economics curriculum; students are fully funded by a competitive package of fellowship support covering tuition and stipend for both degrees.

A Vanderbilt Law School representative will be available with information about the program at an upcoming event on campus. Students as early as their sophomore and junior years are encouraged to attend this event.

University of Maryland
Law School Fair
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Our program website ( provides more information on the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Two-Year Undergraduate Scholarship on Countering Violent Extremism

Are you a UMD Sophomore? Are you interested in understanding more about what can be done to curb terrorism before radicalization occurs? Would you like to work and research with leading experts in the field of radicalization and countering violent extremism while earning a full tuition scholarship and living stipend? Consider applying for The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)’s Countering Violent Extremism Fellowship this fall!

As a part of this program you will receive:
·         A full tuition scholarship for five semesters, two summer courses, and one winter course,
·         A monthly living stipend for two-and-a-half years, and,
·         A travel and living stipend for two summers of research—one in Chicago and one in Dubai.

In addition to the scholarship, you will engage in specialized coursework and research on how to counter violent extremism and how to train others to deploy these tactics on the ground. You will also participate in a suite of programming developed by START to help develop professional skills to aid you in securing employment in the homeland security enterprise after graduation from UMD. This exciting new program has limited space—Apply today!

Please see the attached flier for more information. Applications and additional information can be found at: Please send questions to


Friday, October 3, 2014

Be Employable: Ask a BSOS Intern

Thursday, October 09, 2014 • 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m

Event Details:

• Would you like the opportunity to talk one-on-one with a BSOS student who has had an internship that interests you, or speed network and talk to each presenter?

• Are you too shy to address a question to a panelist when all eyes are on you?

• Have you had trouble setting up a search agent in Careers4Terps? Would you appreciate assistance from a professional?

All student presenters are BSOS majors! Internships covered will include:
  • MDB Communications (Washington, DC)
  • United States Global Change Research Program (Washington, DC)
  • JP Morgan Chase (Wilmington, Delaware)
  • Tom Wolf for Governor (PA)
  • Speech Pathology, Guilford Elementary School, (Columbia, MD)
  • US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
  • Alliance of Community Health Plans (Washington, DC)
  • Department of State, Office of Multilateral Trade Affairs (Washington, DC)
  • Frederick County Health Department (MD)
  • US Department of the Treasury, Office of Financial Stability (Washington, DC)
  • Bully Pulpit Interactive (Washington, DC)
University Career Center & The President’s Promise staff will introduce you to the many resources available to you as a Maryland student. The BSOS Program Director for Experiential Learning will answer your questions about where other BSOS students have interned in the past and what internships align with your interests.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

UMD's Masters Degree in Applied Economics

More than ever, organizations and agencies need program and policy analysts who are skilled in evidence-based quantitative methods. Professionals who can understand and apply economic research are in high demand. A professional masters degree that gives you enhanced analytical skills and decision-making proficiency will help you gain a significant, valuable advantage in your work and expand your career opportunities.

The Masters in Applied Economics is a carefully designed program which offers rigorous training in quantitative analysis, economic modeling and econometrics.

The Masters in Applied Economics is a 10-course program which can be completed in as little as 15 months. Evening courses are taught in downtown DC. The seminar-style classes are taught by renowned economists affiliated with the University of Maryland, many of whom are also employed as professional economists in the Washington, DC area.


Application Deadline: December 1st, 2014
Apply here.                   

Join us for an information session:

Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 PM

Each info session will be held in the conference room at: 1600 P Street NW (Street and garage entrance) in THE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION CENTER (adjacent to 1400 16th Street NW).