Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham, T. Rowe Price Foundation, and parent donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.

Award criteria, instructions, and an online application are available at Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or

OCC Internship Program (Economics)


Department: Department Of The Treasury
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): FEW vacancies - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Salary: $32,618.00 to $35,880.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: NB-0399-02
Open Period: Monday, April 28, 2014 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Position Information: Internships - Full-Time
Who May Apply: This opportunity is open to Students who are enrolled on at least a half-time basis, or accepted for enrollment, and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution; have at least a cumulative (overall) 2.9 grade point average; and remain in good academic standing.

Please go to to apply:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Get a Taste of Law School Wednesday!

Lecture: What is Law School Really Like?
DATE: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
TIME: 4:30  - 6:15 p.m.
LOCATION: 1120 Susquehanna Hall
HOST: The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, MLAW, the Pre-Law Advising Office and the Francis King Carey School of Law

Guest Speaker
Professor Michael Van Alstine
University of Maryland
Francis King Carey School of Law

He will conduct a live Socratic method class.

CONTACT: Robert Koulish

Like Law? Apply to the Law & Society Minor Today!

Interested in law? There is still time to apply to the Law and Society minor! The Law and Society minor will be reviewing applications for acceptance to the minor in the next couple weeks.  It's not too late.  Submit your application today at:
For more information, contact:
Brandee Pettus
Law and Society Minor
+1 301 405 6811

Monday, April 28, 2014

BSOS Hosts International Coffee Hour Wednesday!

The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences is hosting International Coffee Hour this Wednesday, April 30, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Dorchester Lounge.  Come for refreshments, meet BSOS undergraduates, and learn about leadership opportunities including:
  • BSOS Ambassadors
  • BSOS Dean’s Student Advisory Council
  • BSOS Peer Mentors
Two students will be previewing the outcomes of their BSOS Global Scholars capstone projects including 1) a database of internship opportunities for international students and 2) the inauguration of an International Student Union. 
Join us Wednesday and learn more about opportunities in BSOS for undergraduates!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Federal Semester and Global Semester in DC still Accepting Applications!

Think a career in government and public service is only for government and politics majors? Think again! Federal agencies, nonprofits, think tanks, and policy-related organizations are interested in your quantitative and analytical skillsets as they confront pressing issues. The Federal Semester Program and the Global Semester Program in Washington D.C. offer you a chance to take your skills out of the classroom and apply them in the real world.

Both programs combine a fall seminar in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Some of our concentrations include Science Diplomacy, Homeland Security Policy, and Responses to Global Challenges. Past internship locations include: U.S. Census Bureau, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, and Department of Treasury. Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

For details and application form, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Dr. Joan Burton, Director. Second wave of applications will be reviewed May 13. Rolling admissions thereafter.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Career Opportunity at NewDay USA

Looking for a job out of college? My company, NewDay USA, is currently looking to hire career-focused, highly motivated and energetic professionals for our Mortgage Banking team in the DC-Baltimore area. This is a unique opportunity to earn an outstanding income with a company that is well respected for its service to the veterans of our country. We perform our own intensive in-house training and will provide you with the tools to succeed. No previous finance experience necessary.

If interested, please contact me Mike at  Let’s see what we can do to get you in the door!

Networking Lunch with Dr. Isabella Alcaniz

The BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is hosting a networking lunch with Dr. Isabella Alcañiz of the Environmental Politics and Policy department on Friday, April 25th, from 12PM to 1:30PM in a room that is to be determined.

Dr. Alcañiz's work is focused on international environmental policymaking, specifically how environmental bureaucrats cooperate when making policy in the developing world. Dr. Alcañiz has been published in multiple political journals and is currently working on a book which examines the role of science bureaucrats in advancing nuclear science and technology in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions related to research, internships, or Dr. Alcañiz's background in general. All BSOS majors are welcome.

An RSVP to the event ensures a guaranteed FREE lunch. More information can be found on the DSAC Facebook page, and the RSVP is available here

Monday, April 21, 2014

IEFS Campus Event: Using Economic Data to Improve Lives

International Economics and Finance Society is teaming up with Finance Banking Investment Society to host a presentation by two economists from the US Department of Commerce. These two research professionals will lay out their findings about how large amounts of data can be used to provide the best information to policymakers, leading to better decisions. Additionally, there will be an overview of career opportunities in their field. This is a great event for anyone interested in Economics, Finance, Government, Public Policy, and Statistics.

The event is Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm in VMH1528. As always, Jimmy John's and soft drinks will be served!

Friday, April 18, 2014

U.S. International Trade Commission - Summer Internship

This small, independent, Federal agency is a great place to work, and we aren't the only ones who think so. Join one of the "Best Places to Work" as rated by the Partnership for Public Service. The USITC won the award for the "Most Improved Small Agency" in 2013 and ranked 9 of 29 small agencies.    

Our mission is exciting and has far reaching impact. We adjudicate import injury cases and provide the President and Congress with high quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff, and competitiveness issues. We are seeking academically successful and motivated students who are particularly interested in our mission.
This summer employment opportunity will be assisting staff members and managers in our most primary and technical occupations - Economists, International Trade, and Legal. While not anticipated, other program areas may be filled, should the need arise. Employment will be under the requirements of the Pathways Intern Program, which requires that you either be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, on at least a half-time basis, at a qualifying educational institute. Your enrollment must be for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, degree, or certificate. While not widely anticipated, internships may be extended through the school year based on workload requirements and budget availability. This appointment does not confer permanent Federal status. Multiple selections may be made from this announcement based on need.

Desired Majors: Economics, International Trade, and Pre-Law.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Economics Association of Maryland Hosting Book Discussion

 EAM is reading... When Rain Clouds Gather  
Pick up a copy and join us Friday, April 25th at 12pm  in TYD4103 for an informal discussion on the economics implications behind the book. Professor Jessica Goldberg will be leading the discussion. Lunch will be provided for those who rsvp.

To rsvp, email with ‘When Rain Clouds Gather’ in the subject line.

Rural Botswana is the backdrop for When Rain Clouds Gather, the first novel published by one of Africa's leading woman writers in English, Bessie Head (1937-1986). Inspired by her own traumatic life experiences as an outcast in Apartheid South African society and as a refugee living at the Bamangwato Development Association Farm in Botswana, Head's tough and telling classic work is set in the poverty- stricken village of Golema Mmidi, a haven to exiles. A South African political refugee and an Englishman join forces to revolutionize the villagers' traditional farming methods, but their task is fraught with hazards as the pressures of tradition, opposition from the local chief, and the unrelenting climate threaten to divide and devastate the fragile community.

Head's layered, compelling story confronts the complexities of such topics as social and political change, conflict between science and traditional ways, tribalism, the role of traditional African chiefs, religion, race relations, and male female relations.

Looking for a Supporting Course?

Check out these Fearless Ideas courses offered through BMGT which are open to all majors:

BMGT468T Special Topics in Management and Organization; Creativity for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Outdoor Edition, Instructor: Oliver Schlake.

BMGT468U Special Topics in Management and Organization; Fearless Founders: Social Entrepreneurship Laboratory, Instructor: Melissa Carrier

BMGT468Z Special Topics in Management and Organization; Create the Future through Systems Thinking and Design, Instructor: Jose "Gerald" Suarez

For more information visit the schedule of classes and!fearless-ideas-courses/crgo

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bright Futures Summer Unpaid Internship Scholarship Fund

 Deadline to apply: Wednesday, April 23 at 5 p.m. 
In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate returning to campus in September 2014
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during Summer 2014 and completed by August 31, 2014
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization
For further details and to apply: 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Washington Center Federal Diversity Internhip Initiative

Business, Human Resources, Public Administration, Communications and Health Sciences.
Interested students should apply as soon as possible. 

Selected students will intern for 10 weeks at offices within various government agencies. TWC encourages students from many diverse backgrounds to apply - including women, minorities and students with disabilities. Accepted interns will receive significant financial assistance, including a stipend, fully-furnished housing, and a travel allowance. Students will not be responsible for housing, program, or application fees.

Click here for a program flyer.  

UMD McNair Scholars Program Accepting Applications

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The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed principally to prepare low-income, first-generation college juniors and seniors and/or students from traditionally underrepresented groups matriculate and retain in graduate programs and earn doctoral degrees.

Click on the flyer or visit
for additional information.

Friday, April 11, 2014

WorldQuant, LLC: Employer Networking Sessions

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 • 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

We are seeking engineering, science, mathematics and finance majors for summer-time or long-term part-time research consultant position, involving the creation of computer-based models that seeks to predict the movements of worldwide financial markets. Candidates need not have prior knowledge of financial markets, but must have a strong interest in learning about stock markets and financial markets. Upon joining us, we will provide a series of quantitative finance trainings and seminars to offer you a chance to learn the fundamentals of quantitative finance and stock price movement prediction. 

RSVP for this event: Click here

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Research Positions at EPA National Center for Environmental Economic

A postgraduate or current student internship project is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE).  This program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Participation/Internship Program for the U.S. EPA.  Deadline for initial application is Friday, April 25, 2014.

NCEE is EPA's center of expertise for cutting-edge research and analysis in environmental economics ( and supporting science. 

The participant will join a group of NCEE staff economists and scientists to support research and related activities, including conducting thorough literature searches and providing scientific input to be used by staff in peer reviewed publications, research reports, working papers, and presentations.  The participant could be involved in the following activities related to environmental economics research:

·         collection, organization and verification of data using standard analytical techniques;
·         review of analyses of the benefits and costs of environmental regulations;
·         assistance in analyses and research efforts on benefit-cost research and techniques, economic impact models and measures, and market incentive mechanisms;
·         assistance in the production of new studies, coordinated with other NCEE staff and EPA program offices.  

This research training opportunity will provide an excellent professional development opportunity. The candidate will have access to a team of experts collaborating in various areas of environmental economics and risk assessment science on high priority issues of critical importance to EPA’s mission.

Lavender Graduation at the University of Maryland

You are cordially invited to the annual Lavender Graduation at the University of Maryland, College Park. Please celebrate with us!

Lavender Graduation recognizes an important milestone in the lives of our LGBTQ and Allied graduates. Each LGBTQA graduate will receive a rainbow tassel and a certificate of achievement. This event also provides an opportunity for our community to come together and honor those among us who have worked to make College Park a better place for LGBTQ people.

This year’s Lavender Graduation will be Wednesday, May 21, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Nyumburu Cultural Center. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

The University’s Main Commencement Ceremony will be Thursday, May 22. College ceremonies will be during the afternoon of May 22, and all day May 23. You are encouraged to participate in all relevant commencement activities.

Graduates at all levels are especially encouraged to attend and bring family, friends, and other significant individuals in their lives. This may include members of faculty or staff.  Of course, all faculty and staff are invited.

We recommend business casual attire. Academic regalia is optional.

Please RSVP by going to

Lavender Graduates are strongly encouraged to fill out the form at as early as possible.  Keep in mind that you may alter the number of guests at a later date if you need to.

For all others, please RSVP by May 9, 2011.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity Center
2218 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
301.405/8720 /

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Golden Key Information Session

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Federal & Global Semester Apply Now!

Want college credit for a Washington internship? Interested in global or domestic issues? Intrigued by the idea of a career in public service? Apply now to the
Federal Semester Program or Global Semester in Washington, D.C.!

In both programs students take a fall-semester seminar from industry practitioners in one of several concentrations covering foreign policy, diplomacy, homeland security, energy and environment, and science in a global context. In the spring semester, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and related organizations. 

For details and an application form, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Dr. Joan Burton, Director. Applications preferred by April 8.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Health Care Policy Event

Want to learn more about the Affordable Care Act, and its implications for health-care cost and quality? Join Students for Liberty and the Heritage Foundation's Alyene Senger for a discussion on "Obamacare" this Thursday, April 10th, at 6 PM in JMZ 0105. A question-and-answer section will follow a presentation from Mrs. Senger, and dinner will be provided.

Federal Reserve Field Trip

International Economics and Finance Society at UMD is organizing a field trip to take a tour of the Federal Reserve building in DC on April 18th at 1:30pm. This is a rare opportunity as the Fed is closed off to the general public. This visit will spotlight the making and impact of monetary policy.

If interested or if you have any questions, please email by April 8th.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

GEICO: Employer Networking Session

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 • 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1518 Van Munching Hall

Are you a graduating in May 2014 or December 2014 and seeking a full-time entry level analyst career? Are you ready to work on significant projects that will make a difference to millions of customers? If the answer to that question is “Yes”, GEICO will be on campus on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM EST to provide additional information regarding just that! 

We are actively hiring intellectually curious, tech-savvy and driven analysts who possess Bachelor's degrees in quantitative and technical fields, as well as programming experience and strong communication skills. Visit for information. Come network with HR professionals, Assistant Vice Presidents and Product Managers in Van Munching Hall! We hope to see your next Tuesday, April 8, 2014!

For additional information about this event:
contact Joanna Sonley at

The University of Maryland's Master of Professional Studies in Applied Economics

Quantitative Analysis for Evidence-Based Policy Decisions

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.


Join us for an information session:

Tuesday April 8, 2014, at 6:30 PM

Tuesday May 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM

at our downtown DC location: 1400 16th St, NW (near Dupont Circle)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Economics and Finance Summer Interns at Core2 Group

Core2 Group partners with Big Data Firms to identify new transformational growth opportunities at the intersection of data assets, predictive analytics, econometrics, securities pricing, product development and product marketing.


This is a 12 week paid internship program. Core2 Group is looking for economics and statistics interns with very strong statistics, econometrics and finance skills, including experience working with large data sets using statistical packages like R and SAS. Working with a venture-funded start-up like Core2 Group will give interns experience in all aspects of business, helping to determine a future career path as well as provide valuable experience.
  • Research company financial results, securities pricing, and assemble testable data sets
  • Formulate multiple regression equations
  • Run multiple regressions, searching for best fits
  • Interpret, analyze and present results
  • Gather product validation data, oversee test process, and review product performance
  • Investigate data sets related to internet traffic and internet registry to identify value add information to Core2 Group’s daily Digital Footprint data
Applicants should have excellent macroeconomic, econometric and math skills, and have the ability to work in teams. Good knowledge of key statistical and programming tools such as Matlab, R, SAS is highly recommended.
Majors or Master Degree Work:
Finance, Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Econometrics
Experience Gained
Interns will be managed by professionals with 10+ years of experience developing and running internship programs. Interns will be able to interact with executive management, the Chief Economist, and will be expected to contribute in and add value to regular meetings. Working with a small business like Core2 Group will give interns experience in all aspects of business, helping to determine a future career path as well as provide valuable experience.

If interested, contact:

Marsh S. Marshall
Chief Economist
Core2 Group
Direct Dial: 703.403.1859

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Rosalie Reilly Gubernatorial Fellowship

Rosalie Reilly was one of Maryland's most extraordinary and exemplary public servants who was a role model for young women entering politics and was a champion for educating young leaders as they prepared to enter public life.
This $2,500 fellowship was created to honor the memory of Ms. Reilly by enabling female students to carry on her legacy of public service and leadership.
Eligible candidates must:
• be avaliable to serve at least 135 fellowship hours while enrolled at the University
• have an interest in public service, government involvement, or political leadership
• be a female undergraduate or graduate student
• not be graduating before Fall 2014
• have a 3.0 GPA or higher
The service work you do for the fellowship will be up to you, subject to department approval.  Past recipients have often fulfilled their fellowship service requirement through an internship with a non-profit or in government.  You may also opt to fulfill this requirement through an independent, civically oriented service project of your own design.  You do not need to have your fellowship service commitment settled in order to apply for and win the fellowship.

Fellowship applications are due by 4:00 PM Friday, April 4, 2014.  Finalists will be notified shortly thereafter and may interview with the School of Public Policy Fellowship Committee.

APPLY NOW!  Reilly Fellowship, 2014.pdf

For questions, please contact James Stillwell at (301) 405-8560 or email at:

Rawlings Undergradaute Leadership Fellows

What would the world look like if you had 24 hours to change it?

The prestigious Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program honors the legacy of Howard Peters "Pete" Rawlings and the work he did as a Maryland delegate. Participants in the Fellows program are provided multiple opportunities--both academic and experiential--to grow as leaders and become champions for those whose voices may otherwise go unheard in the leadership and decision-making process.  Maintaining a commitment to those historically underrepresented in leadership positions is central to this program.

If you have at least two semesters remaining at the university and a commitment to public leadership, you are strongly encouraged to apply.   Fellows design and implement their own community action projects, take courses on leadership, serve at an internship, and meet elected officials, community advocates, and non-profit leaders.

Announcing the Spring 2014 Rawlings Program Information Sessions!
To learn more about the program, and get all your questions answered during an informal, face-to-face information session, please visit us on any of the following dates.  All sessions will take place in Taliaferro Hall, room 1126.  (No RSVP necessary!)
Wednesday, March 12, at 2 PM
Thursday, March 13, at 12 PM
Thursday, March 27, at 5 PM
Friday, March 28, at 12 PM
Monday, March 31, at 12 PM

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