Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dept of Economics Research Fellows Program - Fall 2014

The Kaulkin Ginsberg Research Fellows Program is an excellent opportunity for economics majors to gain practical experience applying knowledge learned in class to the production of market research valued by businesses.  The program constitutes a “practice internship”; students stay on campus but still engage in research activity that they might do as an intern or an entry level employee working on site at a consulting firm.  Entry into the program is competitive; only 16 students will be selected to participate this semester.  A mixture of juniors and seniors will be chosen to participate. Students will work in groups  of 4 to gather macroeconomic and industry-specific data and other qualitative information, analyze that data and interpret the detailed information, and use findings to develop specific recommendations for simulated clients.  Students will be mentored by individuals who completed the program last year.  Students will have two opportunities to practice presenting their findings before a live audience, and feedback will be provided to strengthen communication skills. 

Specific research topics include accounts receivable management and revenue cycle management within the healthcare industry.   In addition to exploring a career option appropriate for economics majors, students who succeed in the program will get an enthusiastic letter of recommendation from a respected business executive and be well-positioned to draw on a network of business contacts.  The time commitment averages about 10 hours a week for 9 weeks.

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

Minimum qualifications for participation in the Research Fellows Program include:
  • cumulative GPA at the University of Maryland of at least 3.25
  • successful completion of ECON325 and ECON326
  • coursework or other experience using Excel or Access or similar software
  • availability to meet on campus Monday evenings 5:30 to 7:30 in late September, all of October, and the first half of November
To apply, please complete the application and return it to Tydings 3108 or send by email to before 2:00 PM on Friday, September 12, 2014

Summer Program in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA)

University of Michigan

June 6, 2015 – July 25, 2015 • Ann Arbor, Michigan

Program Overview
The Ford School proudly marks this upcoming summer as our 34th year hosting a PPIA Junior Summer Institute – an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public policy and international affairs. Courses focus on improving students’ communication and quantitative reasoning skills, which are vital to their success in graduate programs. PPIA fellows take three courses: statistics, microeconomics, and policy modules. Participants receive:
  • $1,000 stipend
  • Travel expenses
  • Housing & meals
  • Books & related course supplies
  • Library & computer access
  • Statistics 
    This course covers descriptive statistics, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. It also includes an introduction to experimental design. The emphasis in the course is on preparing competent users and consumers of basic statistics.
  • Microeconomics 
    This course teaches the fundamental concepts in microeconomic theory that are essential as a foundation for the study of public policy, law and international affairs. Students learn economic theory in order to model decision-making processes. They also learn how to evaluate whether an outcome is good for society and what incentives are needed to achieve a desired outcome. Each course lecture includes a policy debate where students use economic models to analyze a policy problem and propose solutions.
  • Policy Modules
    In this course, Ford School faculty introduce students to current policy issues, enabling them to apply analytic tools and to improve their communication skills -particularly writing composition. One policy module will focus on an international policy topic and a second will be domestically focused.  The material and approaches used in these modules will draw from the statistics and economics courses. Students will write policy memos analyzing each topical area, and will gain expertise in oral presentation.
  • Writing Instruction
    Students will work with the Writing Instructor for the duration of the program. The Writing Instructor conducts seminars on graduate school writing, with an emphasis on writing for a school of public policy and international affairs. He also meets with students in individual writing conferences to give feedback, suggestions and critiques.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Upcoming Events at the University Career Center

Career the Turtle: How to Find an On-Campus Job (Fall Welcome Info Session)
Friday, August 29, 2014 • 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Benjamin Banneker Room - Stamp Student Union

Need help finding an on-campus job? The University Career Center & The President’s Promise is sponsoring two free, 30-minute seminars that will be presented by our Peer Career Educators. These sessions will cover the ins and outs of the on-campus job search process. The first session will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the second session will begin at 4 p.m.

Walk-in Wednesdays: University Career Center @ BSOS, 2148 Tydings Hall

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

BSOS students are welcome to walk-in without an appointment Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (last student will be seen at 11:45 a.m.). Students will have 15-minutes or less with a career consultant to discuss resumes, how to research a career field, networking questions, etc. This event is for BSOS majors only. Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke, Program Director, University Career Center, at

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014-2015 Terp Guide

The University Career Center just launched the 2014-2015 Terp Guide.  It is overflowing with great advice for students during every year of their college career as well guidance for recent graduates and graduate students.  Click above for great advice on:
  • What steps you should take during each year of your college career to maximize your chances of graduating with a great job offer (Four-Year Career Plan, p. 6)
  • Excellent internship search websites/scholarships for unpaid internships (All About Internships, p. 9)
  • An outline of the qualities employers want in the college graduates they hire (p.10)
  • Examples of, and guidance in, the best resume writing practices (pp. 12 - 21)
  • Writing cover and thank-you snail mail letters (pp. 22 - 23)
  • Drafting professional email (p. 25)
  • Networking online and in person (pp. 26 -  27)
  • Professional Etiquette (pp. 38 - 39)
And much more!

Communications Intern - The Center for Global Development

The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all. A nimble, independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit think tank, CGD combines world-class research with policy analysis and innovative communications to turn ideas into action.
CGD seeks a communications intern to support the following areas:
  • Assist the communications team with formatting and posting publications and media mentions to the CGD website
  • Provide copyediting, proofing, and administrative support to the publications manager
  • Write and edit drafts of blog posts for CGD’s weekly wonkcast
  • Assist the communications team with posting content to various CGD social media
  • Support Events Manager in event preparation and logistics
  • Assist with data collection, tracking, and analysis for both media and social media
  • Perform data entry and database maintenance
  • Assist with media, policy and events outreach follow-up by phone and email
  • Support special projects and general administrative needs of CGD communications and policy team

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

UMD Athletic Department is Hiring Tutors

The University of Maryland Athletic Department is currently hiring peer tutors for the upcoming fall semester.  Working as a tutor is a wonderful opportunity for high-achieving students to gain quality experience in their academic disciplines.  Tutors are hired based upon many factors including subjects of expertise, academic success, ability to teach and listen, professionalism, and amicability.    

We recruit tutors from all academic disciplines.  Students able to tutor the following majors are especially encouraged to apply: AASP, AMST, AOSC, AREC, BIOL, BMGT, CCJS, COMM, ECON, ENME, FMSC, GEOG, GEOL, GOVT, HIST, HLTH, JOUR, KNES, NFSC, PHIL, PLSC, PSYC, SOCY, STAT. 

For application materials, email  TERPTUTOR@UMD.EDU.  For more information, contact:
Courtney E Hoffmann +1 301 405-5858

Join BSOS Ambassadors!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is accepting applications for the BSOS Ambassador Program.  This is an opportunity to become involved in our college while earning two (2) elective credits (via a seminar course). This opportunity provides excellent leadership, public speaking and teaching experience as well as networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, university administrators and/or prospective students. The skills you gain through this experience will make you more marketable to employers as well as graduate programs.

Ambassadors assist with award receptions and dinners, small- and large-scale special events (symposiums, forums, panels, etc.), prospective student events (e.g., open houses, fairs, etc.), faculty/staff receptions, holiday parties, Maryland Day and commencement ceremonies.

Interested?  We are accepting applications through August.  Contact Julianna Bynoe at for more details.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Education Abroad Internship Opportunities Fall 2014

The University of Maryland’s Education Abroad office (EA) offers 3 semester-long internship opportunities for students who are interested in learning about the field of international education, gaining professional experience in the workplace, and participating in the internationalization of the University.  Internships may be extended to a second semester.  All internships are unpaid.

·    Design and Marketing
·    Online Communications
·    Diversity Initiatives

Preferred qualifications:
·    Experience living, working or studying abroad
·    Ability to devote 8 to 10 hours weekly
·    Junior, Senior or Graduate student

·    Develop skills in a professional work environment
·    Expand knowledge of the field of international education
·    Build leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
·    Frequent opportunities to communicate with diverse audiences the professional takeaways from your study abroad experience.
·    Engage with EA campus partners and build professional networks
·    Gain professional experience working in a fast-paced, cross-cultural and dynamic environment.
·    Enhance your resume with international education experience.
·    Attend professional development brown bag lunches facilitated by EA staff.

Internships with the Center for American Politics and Citizenship

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) offers two exciting internship programs to help University of Maryland undergraduates gain public policy and research experience in government: the Maryland Internship Program (MIP), and the CAPC Research Assistant Program.


The Maryland Internship Program (MIP) is a comprehensive program focused on state and local government that allows students to integrate what they learn in the classroom with real world experience in the political process. Each semester, 15 to 20 highly-qualified undergraduate students are placed in internships where they work with and learn from officials in state government. Possible internship placements include the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, members of the General Assembly, state and local agencies, and courts. Participants earn course credit and stipends during the semester-long program by attending weekly seminars and completing various assignments, along with their internship duties.

A participant in the Maryland Internship Program (MIP) had this to say:

The Maryland Internship Program is one of the best decisions I made at UMD…I highly recommend the program to anyone who is interested. It is not only a good line on a resume, but a chance to play a valuable role in the Maryland State government.


CAPC is a nonprofit nonpartisan research center on campus that performs research, education, and community outreach on critical issues related to the nation’s political institutions, processes, and policies. Its research focuses on virtually all areas of American politics, including campaign finance, elections, Congress, parties and institutions, and judicial politics. Every semester, CAPC accepts 5-7 undergraduate students to work as research assistants with faculty and graduate assistants to collect, code, and analyze data, proofread and copyedit manuscripts; and draft reports and other publications. Students working for a semester can earn course credit.

A participant in the Research Assistant Program had this to say:

“My time both as a student at UMD and undergrad research assistant at CAPC helped hone my attention to detail, improved my critical thinking, and prepared me for predictable situations."

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2014 Session of MIP and the
Research Assistant program.

Program Contact: Jim Glenn, Center Coordinator, at 301.314.2736;

Center for American Politics and Citizenship
3140 Tydings Hall 
College Park, MD

Center for American Politics and Citizenship

3140 Tydings Hall · College Park, MD20742

301.314.2736 · CAPC@ ·

Monday, August 11, 2014

Internship: Financial System Stability and Access

The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) intern to provide research and administrative support to CGD Senior Fellow Liliana Rojas-Suarez through the remainder of 2014.
The Intern will support the fellow in a broad array of functions.

General Responsibilities:
  • Provide research, writing and editing support
  • Assist with setting up a meetings and telephone conferences.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.
The Successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
  • Currently completing their final year in Bachelors program, or enrolled in a Masters Program, ideally in economics, finance, development studies, or a related field. 
  • At least one year relevant work experience.
  • Outstanding communications and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to work independently within a small, closely-knit organization. 
Pay rate is up to $14 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.
Applicants should send a short cover letter, CV and short writing sample to  Please use the title "Intern – Financial Systems” in all e-mail correspondences. No phone calls please.

CGD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

FREE Walk-In Tutoring at OMSE!

Need help with your summer classes? The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education provides free, walk-in tutoring and review sessions for CHEM, PHYS, MATH, SPAN, ENES, STAT, ECON, and Writing!

Tutoring is currently available for the following ECON course:


For the tutoring schedule visit