Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Immediate Job Opening at Bates White

Bates White is seeking candidates to fill immediate openings for Consultant positions in our Washington, DC office. Consultants work on teams to develop rigorous, high-quality economic analysis and reports. A Consultant contributes to all aspects of a project, from inception to completion. Consultants conduct research on various subjects; work with databases, spreadsheets, and other tools to analyze data and information; create economic and business models; synthesize facts; communicate with experts and clients; and prepare presentations and reports. Consultants receive extensive formal training, continual learning and leadership opportunities, and ongoing mentoring from firm leaders. They work side-by-side with colleagues at all levels and backgrounds, from PhD economists to lawyers and MBAs. Consultants also participate in community programs, recruiting activities, and other firm initiatives.

To see the requirements and learn more about the firm, please visit: https://rew22.ultipro.com/BAT1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*F18E9B9913A56B56 

Qualified candidates should forward their materials to ceren.canal.aruoba@bateswhite.com.

Summer 2014 Economics Teaching Assistant Opportunities

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is seeking summer teaching assistants with expertise in macroeconomics, game theory, and mathematical economics. CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented middle and high school students from across the country and around the world. Information regarding our summer programs can be found at www.cty.jhu.edu/summer. Positions are available at residential sites at various locations on the east and west coasts.
Locations with current openings (all include room and board, in addition to salary):

  • The Mathematics of Competitive Behavior: Princeton, NJ during session 1
  • Macroeconomics and the Global Economy: Los Angeles, CA during session 2
  • Game Theory and Economics: Bristol, RI during session 1
For detailed course descriptions, please visit http://cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer/courses/math_computer_science.html.

2014 Program Core Dates:

  • Session 1: June 29 - July 18
  • Session 2: July 19 - August 8
More Information

Please email inquiries directly to jkfisher@jhu.edu.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Economist - NEMA

Department: Business Information Services
Reports To: Director Statistical Operations


The Economist serves as the primary staff member responsible for all aspects of a select group of market data reports from survey design, data collection and verification to final report preparation and communication with survey participants. The incumbent will work with a proprietary data collection and processing software system as well as Microsoft Access and Excel programs. This is a unique career opportunity with great potential for someone who has creative and quantitative skills.

Economist - Department of Labor

Department: Department Of Labor
Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): Many vacancies - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Salary: $42,631.00 to $55,421.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-0110-07
Open Period: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 to Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Position Information: Permanent - Full-Time
Who May Apply: Recent Graduates 
These positions are located throughout the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principle fact-finding agency for the Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U. S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business and labor. The BLS serves as a statistical resource to the DOL.
The incumbents receive assignments of a developmental nature, which are designed to prepare them for higher-level work as an Economist. Incumbents receive specific assignments in a variety of directly or indirectly collected BLS surveys. Typically, assignments will be designed to develop basic competencies in the collection, reporting and evaluation of data.

FBI 2014 Hiring Program

The FBI’s Personnel Recruitment Unit (PRU) is excited to announce the launch of the 2014 Hiring Program! The goal of this program is to collect resumes from college students, recent college graduates, veterans, and professionals who are interested in an entry-level position with the FBI. 

All candidates must meet the qualifications outlined on www.fbijobs.gov/FY14Hiring. Those who meet the qualifications will be surveyed to determine location preference, and will have their resumes uploaded to the new SharePoint site in order to be reviewed by hiring managers.

Detailed information and application instructions regarding the 2014 Recruitment Program can be found on the PRU intranet homepage and www.fbijobs.gov/FY14Hiring.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program (WEIDP)

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, 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.

Students can go to www.diversity.umd.edu/dialogue and click the "registration" link.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Global Semester in Washington, D.C.

Spaces still available in Global Semester in Washington, D.C. Internship Program: Science Diplomacy! Apply now! Learn how to capitalize on your social sciences and humanities and arts degrees for high-powered careers in the international arena, including as negotiators and advocates for science and technology initiatives. The two instructors of Science Diplomacy are policy leaders in the science negotiation arena at Department of State—with undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts and English and MA degrees in political philosophy and law and diplomacy!

For applications and details: Go to www.globalsemesterdc.umd.edu!

This prestigious program combines once a week evening seminar in the fall semester with a spring internship for college credit in the Washington, D.C. area. You may take the spring internship credits through your BSOS major! The program includes professional development workshops, trips to D.C., conversations with policy makers, and lots of one-on-one assistance with internship applications, resumes, and interviews! Students this year interned at White House, foreign embassies, Department of State, congressional offices, House committees, non-governmental organizations, etc. For best consideration apply ASAP! We are considering applications on a rolling basis. Global Semester in Washington, D.C. is the sister program to Federal Semester. Home for both: 2407 Marie Mount Hall. Director for both programs: Dr. Joan Burton. 

Optimal Solutions Group is Hiring!

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) is a leading non-partisan public policy research firm that conducts studies and provides technical assistance on workforce development, welfare, education, health care, community development, and related subjects. Our mission is to provide policy makers with rigorous and timely studies that enable our clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations, to improve public well-being. Optimal is located at the University of Maryland's research park at M-Square. For more information see www.OptimalSolutionsGroup.com.

For current job openings visit http://optimalsolutionsgroup.com/contact/job-openings

Optimal is also looking to hire an intern in our Education Research Center:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Public Management (MPM) Information Sessions Thursday & Friday

The School of Public Policy is hosting two information sessions for prospective masters students.
1. May 15th: 7-8pm, Van Munching Hall 1415 
2. May 16th: 12-1pm, Van Munching Hall 1107
RSVP link:
For more information, please email us at policy-applications@umd.edu
For more information, contact:
Admissions and Student Affairs
School of Public Policy
+1 301 405 8933

Monday, May 12, 2014

CourseEval UM - Spring 2014

BSOS Seniors- how would you like an iPad for graduation?

The University Career Center wants to hear from you! Take five minutes to complete the Graduation/First Destination Survey for the University of Maryland. To start the Graduation/First Destination Survey, visit http://www.gradsurvey.umd.edu/. Everyone who completes a survey will be entered into a drawing for an Apple iPad! Congratulations on your graduation!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Results Reporting Analyst - Millennium Challenge Corporation

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a United States government-owned corporation created in 2004, whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected developing countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. To receive assistance, eligible countries are required to enter into a public agreement (Compact) with the MCC that includes a multi-year plan for achieving shared development objectives and the responsibilities of each country in achieving those objectives, regular benchmarks to measure progress, multi-year financial plan, and a plan to ensure accountability for the use of MCA assistance. 
• U.S. citizenship or legal, permanent resident with five years of residency history 
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance 
• Performance at MCC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Relocation expenses will not be paid 
• Overseas travel may be required (to MCC eligible countries)
• Statement of Employment & Financial Interest (i.e. Office of Government Ethics form-450, or similar statement) may be required
• Active and approved SAM record (listed as sole-proprietor) 
The PSC will be expected to complete a number of economic analysis tasks, notably conducting and reviewing growth diagnostics (constraints analysis) and developing and producing guidance documents, policy recommendations, research, and analysis in relation to MCC’s use of growth diagnostics (constraints analysis). Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

Friday, May 2, 2014

Recruiting Undergraduate Students for Economic Experiments - Earn Money!

In the next few weeks a number of economic experiments will be performed in the Experimental Economics Lab at the University of Maryland. The experiments are primarily in individual and group decision-making and universally enjoyed by the participants. Further information about the lab can be found at http://experimental.econ.umd.edu

The students who participate will be paid for their participation. The amount paid depends on the experiment run, the decisions made by the subject, and the decision made by the other subjects in the experiment. An earnings rate between $15 and $25 for 1 1/2 hours of participation is common although in many experiments students earn much more.

For more information, contact:
Ozlem Tonguc