Wednesday, December 23, 2015

AEA Summer Program at Michigan State

AEA Summer Training Program & Scholarship Program
Intensive, 8 week residential program
June 4th - July 31st 2016

Hosted by:
Department of Economics
Michigan State University
in collaboration with
Western Michigan University

Since 1974, the AEA Summer Training Program (AEASP) and Scholarship Program have increased diversity by preparing undergraduates for doctoral programs in economics and related disciplines.
Michigan State University is honored to have been selected as the 12th university to host the program beginning in June 2016. AEASP offers talented undergraduates seriously considering post-graduate studies in economics, the opportunity to develop and solidify their math and other technical skills to enable them to successfully meet the high demands of academically challenging doctoral programs.

For detailed information and to apply  visit:

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

UMD Noyce Scholars Program

The UMD Noyce Scholars Program is currently recruiting undergraduate students for two different scholarships programs.

The first is the Noyce Scholars Program which offers $14,000 to junior and senior students who major in a STEM field and are interested in pursuing teaching after college.

The second is the Noyce Internship Program which offers $2,700 - $3,000 to rising sophomores and juniors who major in a STEM field and are interested in working in education over the summer
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Monday, December 21, 2015

Summer Analyst Internship at the New York Fed

Summer Analyst Internships at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Summer Analyst Internship program provides undergraduates an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the work done by the Research and Statistics Group. Over the course of the summer, our economists-whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics-work closely with Summer Analysts on long-term, academically orientated research projects as well as current public policy work.

In addition to their daily responsibilities, summer analysts attend events and weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide a broad and extensive overview of the Bank's responsibilities and operations. As well as serving as a prime learning opportunity for undergraduates interested in economic research, the summer analyst program also establishes a strong pool of candidates for recruitment into the full-time Research Analyst position at the FRBNY upon graduation.

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity. Summer Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity. Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics. It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of summer analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply.

Information about citizenship and eligibility requirements are provided in the job posting at

Friday, December 18, 2015

Analytica Business Development Internship

ANALYTICA is seeking a part-time Business Development Intern to support the Business Development team of the fastest-growing business in Washington, DC.  Applicants enrolled either in their Junior or Senior year at a university in the Washington, DC area are strongly encouraged to apply.

§ Coordinate proposals
§ Track Action Items
§ Develop Power Points
§ Develop Position Descriptions
§ Support Proposal Production
§ Help track new business
§ Control Marketing material inventory
§ Support the needs of Director of Business Development, BD Account Managers, and Proposal Manager with duties as assigned
§ Become proficient in BD tools and websites (GovWin, Salesforce, BD SharePoint)
§ Excellent communication skills
§ High energy, enthusiasm, ability to learn quickly on the job
§ Adaptability and flexibility

About ANALYTICA:  The company is a rapidly growing SBA certified HUBZone providing technology and consulting solutions that assist clients in managing, analyzing, and protecting information. Headquartered in Washington DC, ANALYTICA provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment for career development. For additional career opportunities please visit:

Click here to apply.

Research Analyst Position for December or Recent Grad with EMPEA

EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. We are an independent non-profit organization with over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors, who together manage more than US$1 trillion of assets and have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe.

EMPEA is seeking an entry-level, full time Research Analyst to support its efforts to produce industry statistics and research content for private equity practitioners, institutional investors and related stakeholders. EMPEA’s statistics are widely used as industry reference data and disseminated in the market via proprietary publications, media coverage, conference and workshop content and the EMPEA website.
The successful candidate will join a dedicated, high-energy team of individuals with an outstanding track record. Despite its professional stature, this is a team that rolls up its sleeves and is extremely hands-on. The culture is supportive and team-oriented, but in common with the industry it serves, standards are extremely high, and excellence is a daily requirement rather than the exception.
The Research Analyst’s primary responsibility will be improving the quality of data in EMPEA’s proprietary database of private equity firms, funds, investments and exits by:
§ Systematically collecting data through third-party sources as well as through direct communication with EMPEA members and other industry stakeholders;
§ Interpreting and entering this information in EMPEA’s proprietary database and knowledge management systems;
§ Contributing to the ongoing improvement of EMPEA’s data management systems; and
§ Cultivating relationships with EMPEA memberfirms to support direct data collection efforts.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

2016 Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship program at the Wharton School of UPenn

As Vice Dean of Wharton Doctoral Programs it is my pleasure to announce the 4th annual Introduction to Diversity inDoctoral Education and Scholarship (IDDEAS) program hosted at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

IDDEAS is a two-day program, April 7-8, 2016, introducing outstanding undergraduates to the field of business academia and research. The aim of IDDEAS is to create a diverse doctoral student environment and, in turn, a diverse faculty population.

I’d like to share a reflection from one of last year’s IDDEAS participants:

“IDDEAS was intellectually stimulating. I had the opportunity to learn more about what it really means to be on the journey to become the next academic leader and how to get there -- learning how to ask the bigger questions and being at the forefront of knowledge creation. Having access to world renowned faculty and learning hands-on from the current PhD students was one of the best experiences.”

This feedback illustrates the core of IDDEAS.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Research Assistant Job Opportunities at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Research assistants at the Boston Fed typically work for one or two economists, independently performing data collection, statistical and econometric analysis, literature reviews, and writing assignments. Typical work involves conducting economic research for policy memos and for articles to appear in academic journals, Boston Fed publications, and business periodicals. Research assistants support economists whose research interests are wide-ranging and include macroeconomics, international and labor economics, housing, health decisions, behavioral economics and finance. The Research Department also houses two research centers: The Consumer Payments Research Center, which conducts quantitative and qualitative research to evaluate consumer payment behaviors and their impacts on the payment system, and the New England Public Policy Center, which promotes better public policy in New England by conducting and disseminating objective, high-quality research and analysis of regional economic and policy issues. We offer an exciting opportunity to engage in innovative research in an academic, supportive atmosphere.

We are seeking self-motivated individuals with demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills. Specifically, we are looking for applicants who:
  • possess an excellent academic record with extensive coursework in economics. Mathematics, statistics and computer science or finance will also be considered
  • have proficiency with at least once statistical package such as MATLAB, Stata or “R”
  • demonstrate the ability to work independently within strict time constraints
  • have strong written and oral communication skills
The research assistant position requires a two-year commitment, although some research assistants choose to stay an additional year. After their time at the Boston Fed, many research assistants go on to attend prestigious graduate programs in economics, public policy, and other disciplines. We expect to have five to eight openings for positions that begin in midsummer 2016. Applications will be accepted from January 1 through 31, 2016. Prospective applicants may visit our website,, to find out more information and submit an application. Additional questions can be sent to

Friday, December 11, 2015

Economist or Statistician Position for December or Recent Grad with Department of Labor in Philadelpha

Job Title: Economist or Statistician (Economics)
Department: Department Of Labor
Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Job Announcement Number: DE-16-PHIL-BLS-0015

SALARY RANGE: $42,215.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 to Wednesday, December 23, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0110/1530-07

The position is open to many majors:

Applicants Must meet one of the following to qualify for an Economist or Statistician (Economics):

ECONOMIST: Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

STATISTICS: Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc.

Click here to read more and to apply.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Job and Internships in C4T for ECON students

Job and Internships for ECON students
Log into Careers4Terps to read more about the positions below (use the ID number to search for them) as well as locate many more internship and job positions!

Social Science Research Analyst (Full-time position)- ID 130579

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Woodlawn, Baltimore, Maryland
Working in the Governance Management Group (GMG) at our Headquarters located in Baltimore, Maryland you will develop and use market research, surveys, and statistical methodologies and techniques to conduct studies of assigned Department of Health and Human Services Programs.
Application Deadline: December 18, 2015

Summer Internship: Environmental Studies- ID 130409
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

Economics & Research Intern- ID 130220
American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Washington, District of Columbia
Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a premier trade association located in Washington, D.C., is seeking a paid intern to assist the Economics & Research team with primary research, writing and data work ... more
Application Deadline: December 31, 2015

Pathways Internship Program Hiring Fair

PathwaysInternship Program Hiring Fair
Thursday, December 17, 2015 • 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Arlington Hotel, 1325 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209

The U.S. Department of State will accept on-site applications for the Pathways Internship Program (IEP and ITEP) at the following hiring event on Thursday, December 17, 2015. The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a qualifying educational program in an accredited institution, on a full or halftime basis with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Applicants must meet the definition of "student" in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Apply for American Politics Research Assistantships on Campus

Do you want to gain an in-depth knowledge of American politics? Do you also want to learn how to conduct long-form independent research? Then apply to be a CAPC Research Assistant!!! The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) is currently accepting applications for students who will be paired with faculty members while also receiving formal training in the research process, writing for research, data analysis, and professional presentations. RAs receive 3 credits of GVPT independent study credit for their participation (all majors welcome to apply). Please complete application and submit to CAPC Coordinator Christian Hosam at (Recommended Deadline: December 18th, 2015)

The following materials are required for the application:

1. Cover letter with name, major, class standing, UID, and contact information

2. A current unofficial transcript

3. One page resume of your educational and employment background that includes name of a faculty reference.

4. A writing sample, such as a short paper. Submit a copy of a paper that you are proud of.

5 A 300-500 word essay on the following question: “Given the current political climate and the increasingly politicized atmosphere in which decisions that affect the production of public policy,how can research and scholarship support the development and protection of American democracy?”

Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award

We are currently accepting applications and nominations for the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award. Applications and nominations for the Spring 2016 semester award are due January 8, 2016. All University Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Faculty, staff, and members of the campus community are welcome to nominate deserving students of this award.

The scholarship award was established in recognition of Joe Mitchell's compassion for the less fortunate members of our society and in honor of his ability to befriend, guide and mentor individuals whose ability to succeed as students at our institution was challenged by some personal or family circumstance. Scholarships will be awarded each fall and spring semester to one or more deserving students. These are one-time awards of up to $1,000 per recipient

For more information about the Scholarship Award, please visit

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the scholarship, please feel free to contact either Michelle McCubbin (, 301-314-9555) or Dai-An Tran (, 301-314-0416).

Terps for Change Accepting Applications

Are you interested in community service? Do you want to make learn more about social issues in the Prince George's County community?

Well then Terps for Change is the Program for you!

Participating with Terps for Change is a semester long commitment of volunteering (at a site of your choice) and learning about relevant social issues. As a participant, you would volunteer at the same site every week and attend dialogue bi-weekly (a total of 5). This opportunity not only allows you to learn outside of the classroom, but hone soft skills for future careers and make friends.

We offer a variety of community sites that tackle topics such as disparities in education, environmental conservation, aging, poverty, and women's protection. The best part is that most of these sites are close to campus or metro accessible.

So if you're interested please feel free to click this link: Terps For Change Application. You must login to OrgSync, with you campus UID (at the top), in order to view and submit the form! Applications are due January 29th, 2016. "

Summer 2016 Internships with Department of Treasury Office of Economic Policy

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our Summer 2016 internship session. 

Our program runs year round with three sessions: January through May, May through August, and September through December. Our program is about substance. Interns are generally assigned a long-term research project as well as smaller projects. They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists. 

Candidates should have strong writing skills, be able to work independently, be well organized and highly motivated. Interns are expected to work between 32 and 40 hours a week. There is some flexibility in the work hours if you are taking classes while in D.C. Our intern positions are unpaid. We do provide a subway subsidy to help defray commuting expenses.

If you are interested in applying, submit your resume (with your GPA included), a copy of your transcript (unofficial will suffice), two writing samples and three references (names and contact information) to Applications are due March 4, 2016. U.S. citizenship required. For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2200.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Research Assistant, The Hamilton Project

The Hamilton Project is looking to hire a few full-time research assistants starting in the summer of 2016. The Hamilton Project commissions policy papers from academic economists on a variety of topics that promote broad-based economic growth. We are a small team, and Hamilton Project RA’s get a diverse experience including writing and editing, researching, analyzing data, and in producing papers and events. Many of our former RA’s have gone on to top economics PhD programs, or other careers in policy or law.

The Research Assistant will help execute and develop an overall policy agenda and policy strategy for The Hamilton Project (THP). Research potential policy areas and communicate with leading academics, policy makers and practitioners to support the Director and Policy Director in identifying promising potential topics for THP’s policy agenda. Draft THP policy briefs and other public documents. Analyze economic data and present findings. Assist with coordinating the work of outside academics and policy analysts to achieve policy goals. Assist with editing and production of THP discussion papers.

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution produces research and policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans. Our economic strategy reflects a judgment that long term prosperity is best achieved by making economic growth broad-based, by enhancing individual economic security, and by embracing a role for effective government in making needed public investments. The Project focuses on a broad range of topics in applied microeconomics with applications to economy policy. Current and recent projects include papers on tax relief for working families, cost-effective early childhood investments, reducing crime and incarceration rates, innovation and regulation in the water sector, policies to strengthen the labor market, and elderly financial security and well-being. Visit for more information.

Monday, December 7, 2015

AAP Looking for ECON200 Supplemental Instructors for Spring 2016


HPS Public Affairs Paid Internship – Spring 2016 (Application Deadline: Weds. Dec. 9)

Hamilton Place Strategies is a policy and public affairs consulting firm based in Washington, DC, providing analysis, communications, and advocacy solutions at the intersection of government, business, and media. HPS is seeking full-time paid interns to support the operations of the firm, including working on teams to support a number of clients in our portfolio. Interns at HPS have the opportunity to provide significant support to the work that we do and learn what it’s like to work in a fun, fast-paced, and challenging environment. The successful candidate will have strong leadership ability, some related internship experience, and be a curious, proactive, high-achieving student or recent graduate interested in policy and public affairs.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Draft press releases, op-eds, blog posts, and memos
• Draft content for social media platforms
• Build and maintain media lists
• Conduct daily research for policy issues
• Pull census data and economic policy data
• Conduct analytical research
• Monitor ongoing current events related to financial economic policy
• Provide support for executing events, including press conferences, and speaking engagements
• Assist in day-to-day management of the office, helping staff the front desk, answer phone calls, route mail, and stock supplies as necessary

Friday, December 4, 2015

Research Associate or Assistant Position with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for Dec 2015 or May 2016 Graduate

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is seeking to hire a Federal Tax Policy Research Associate or Assistant (RA) – title commensurate with experience -- to join its federal budget and tax team. This role is an excellent opportunity for any of students (or recent graduates) who have a strong quantitative background, a desire to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people, and an interest in shaping federal budget and tax policy.  We will consider applicants graduating in May/June 2016 as well as applicants with earlier availability.

This RA position offers an exceptional foundation for people seeking a career in public policy. Based in Washington D.C., the Center is a non-profitresearch organization with a national reputation for rigorous analysis of budget and tax policies and an ability to influence policy debates. Under the supervision of senior experts, the RA will receive strong training in producing relevant analyses on a range of tax, budget, and low-income policies, and a unique insight into federal policymaking.  The RA will also participate in skill and knowledge development sessions for early-career Center staff.  

Former federal fiscal RAs have gone on to a wide range of analysis and policy roles. Some examples include working with the Council of Economic Advisers, the Office of Management and Budget, the National Economic Council in the White House, the Senate Finance Committee, and at non-partisan national and state research organizations. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2016 Summer Internship Opportunities with JP Morgan - Deadline to Apply Today!


Morgan Stanley Scholarship for Juniors Graduating in Dec 2016 or May 2017

Apply to the Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program

At Morgan Stanley, we know that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths We strive to build an organization that is diverse in experience and background while reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. One way we demonstrate this commitment is through the Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program which is an integral part of our diversity recruiting efforts helping to attract Black, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT college juniors.

If selected as a RBF Scholar, you will receive a $15,000 scholarship for exceptional academic achievement and a summer internship with Morgan Stanley. We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to apply.

Please note this program is for opportunities in our Baltimore, MD location. 

Participating Divisions: Financial Control Group and Operations
Early Deadline: Monday, November 30th, 2015
Regular Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016
Graduation Year: 2017
GPA Minimum: 3.0

To apply click here. If you have any questions, please email:

Diverse Terps Abroad Student Panel & Discussion Dec. 3rd


Spring Internships with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

SEIA is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, project developers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants and financiers. Established in 1974, SEIA works to make solar energy a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, strengthening the industry, and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Please click the link to each position for more information on Careers4Terps.


SEIA is looking for a spring intern to work on a variety of high-priority research projects focused on the U.S. solar industry. Internship duties will include, but are not limited to: solar industry and energy policy research, data collection and analysis, construction of data visuals, and professional writing (that could include fact sheets, reports and/or web content). Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate and talented individuals in a fast-paced Washington DC environment, with responsibilities that touch on all aspects of SEIA’s research agenda.

GovernmentAffairs Internship

SEIA is looking for 2 government affairs interns to work with our federal and state affairs departments. The ideal candidates will be available 20-40 hours per week, demonstrate an interest in energy and environmental policy, and possess strong writing skills. Candidates should also have an understanding of the legislative process, keep up with current events, and have the ability to multitask in a fast
paced environment. Computer literacy (online research, familiarity with Word, Excel, etc.) is expected.

Interns at SEIA will have the opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced high-energy government affairs team and to participate in federal and state advocacy efforts on behalf of the solar energy industry. The interns will be involved in all aspects of SEIA’s government affairs agenda, including renewable electricity standards, public lands, transmission, tax policy, and appropriations. Those with a legal background can be expected to assist on regulatory filings and proceedings.


Internship duties will include, but are not limited to: assisting in member services, CRM database initiatives, business development, event planning, and marketing. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate and talented individuals in a fast-paced Washington DC environment, with responsibilities that touch on all aspects of SEIA’s agenda. 

Spring 2016 Internship with ICONS Project at START

The ICONS Project, based at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, is an experiential learning program centered on educational simulations, and simulation-based training and policy-oriented exercises. Our educational simulations cast students in high schools and colleges around the world in the role of decision-makers tasked to resolve contentious political issues of today. The ICONS Project also uses its simulations to support training and policy-oriented programs related to conflict resolution, decision making, negotiations, and crisis management.

The ICONS Project is seeking an intern for the Spring 2016 semester. The intern will work with the ICONS staff and will have the chance to learn about ICONS simulations as well as how ICONS works with its many clients (i.e.: universities, government agencies, and private companies)

Tasks for the intern will include, but are not limited to:
§ Providing updates to Country Profiles in the ICONS’ “Research Library” and monitoring global events in order to reflect current and up-to-date information
§ Contributing to simulation development and/or research
§ Researching articles for social media posts
§ Participating in ICONS’ pilot simulations (as needed)
§ Supporting marketing and outreach initiatives (as needed)

The internship is unpaid. Internship will begin at the start of the Spring semester, with an orientation on January 21st and 22nd. 

TO APPLY: Please send your resume as well as a paragraph about your qualifications, research interests, and related experience to with “ICONS Intern Application: Your Name” in the subject heading of the e-mail. Application deadline: December 8th, 2015.

Spring 2016 Research Internship with Freedom House

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

The Research Intern will have the opportunity to become involved in research and policy writing of the President of Freedom House. S/he would assist on articles, op-eds, blogs, and text of remarks, on topics such as U.S. leadership and multilateral efforts to promote democracy and human rights; an interests-based case for democracy and human rights for foreign policy and business; and China’s repressive model on human rights. The intern will also assist the President, the Executive Assistant, and Director of Board Affairs and Special Initiatives on work with Freedom House’s Board of Trustees. Assigned duties will depend on the particular prior experiences and skills of the intern. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the President. This unpaid position will be a part-time 15-20 hours/week internship.

Apply to BSOS College Scholarships 2016-2017

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on January 29, 2016. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2016 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit: 

Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

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

Attn: Margaret Doyle
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 Thank you!

Monday, November 30, 2015

DSAC Brown Bag with Dean Ball for 12-2, at 12

Hey BSOS Students!

Our last Brown Bag Event for the semester will be happening on Wednesday, December 2 - lunch with the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Gregory Ball! If you are interested in getting to know our Dean better, 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 2, 2015
12:00PM - 1:00PM (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.

The Dem Rumble: A Student Democratic Debate

Maryland Discourse will host several students for a debate about why the candidate they support for president (Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O'Malley, respectively) is the best candidate for president in a mock debate.

December 3, 2015
7:30pm in TYD0130 

Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions to each of the debate participants. The event is co-sponsered by the Center for American Politics and Citizenship. The event poster is attached. RSVP on Facebook here:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Assistant to Financial Advisor Position with Oppenheimer

Assistant to Financial Advisor Position with Oppenheimer

Based out of 200 Park Avenue, New York; however, periodically requires working out of Saddle Brook or Florham Park and visits to clients and prospects.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage the review process: booking and confirming appointments, creating reporting and analytics
  • Implement new client on-boarding and implement and revise client's investment plan
  • Cross train and assist with filing, opening accounts, transferring funds and other administrative tasks
  • Mirror an advisor, attend client meetings, take notes and send follow up communications and implementations
  • Assist with answering phones
  • Manage the teams investment matrix as well as reporting to go along with it 
  • Send daily and monthly internal reports for team members
  • Assist with marketing, including: brochures and other collateral, web site, events, conference calls, etc.
Must have experience with Excel. Securities licensing is not mandatory, but a plus. However getting licensed would be expected within a year of hiring.

To apply: Please send a resume to Logan Trenz at For more information on Oppenheimer please visit

Monday, November 23, 2015

Full-Time Research Associate Position with Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

*Accepting applications from December 2015 or May/August 2016 graduates*

The Payments System Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is recruiting for the position of Research Associate. Our department studies consumer behavior, industrial organization, and public policy as it relates to the retail payments system. Recently, we have studied unbanked consumers’ payment and overdraft behaviors, costs of payment services incurred by merchants, conflicts and coordination among payments system participants when improving payment security, and the Federal Reserve’s role in modernizing the payments system.

Job responsibilities:
  • Assisting Ph.D. economists on academic research projects and payment policy briefings.
  • Gathering and analyzing data, performing basic econometric and statistical analyses, conducting literature reviews, and preparing Bank-internal and external presentations.
  • With experience, a Research Associate may eventually write for Bank publications and deliver speeches to civic and educational groups.
This is an excellent position for someone considering a Master’s or Ph.D. in economics or a career in research and policy. Research Associates develop technical skills and are exposed to a broad range of economic research topics. Most Research Associates stay at the Bank for two to three years, at which point many attend graduate school or pursue other research opportunities in the public or private sector.
Required Education and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics or a closely related field, such as statistics, computer science, or math. A business degree with a quantitative focus will also be considered.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and spreadsheet software.
  • Coursework or experience in econometrics, math, statistics, and statistical software packages (e.g., Stata, SAS, MATLAB, EViews, Gauss, SPSS).

Friday, November 20, 2015

Applications for Summer and Fall 2016 Study Abroad Programs Open on December 1st


StudyAbroad 101 - remaining dates 12/3 and 12/7

DiverseTerps Abroad: Student Panel & Discussion - 12/3 5:00 - 6:15

An event made possible by a Rise Above grant from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Diverse Terps Abroad student panel & discussion will center around the conversation about how identity impacts a study abroad experience. Study Abroad alumni will share how their unique experiences around race, first generation status, sexual orientation, and disability influenced their time abroad. There will also be an interactive discussion following the panel to allow attendees the chance to reflect on their own identities in an international context.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Paid Economics and Research Internship with the American Road and Transportation Builders Association

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a premier trade association located in Washington, D.C., is seeking a paid intern to assist the Economics & Research team with primary research, writing and data work during the winter/spring 2016 semester.

We are seeking applicants that:
  • Have excellent writing and data management skills
  • Are proficient in STATA and Excel
  • Are self-motivated
  • Can balance multiple tasks
  • Have a high attention to detail
  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably with a major in economics or the social sciences
The position will include:
·         Detailed research on the transportation construction industry at the federal and state level
·         Compiling and managing large datasets
·         Reaching out to industry and state officials
·         Analyzing data and information from federal and state sources
·         Writing in-depth case studies and providing analysis of transportation funding measures

Road Trips to the Real World - Winter Break Employer Site Visits


Who: Students with an interest in exploring career field opportunities. This is a great opportunity for UMD undergraduate students to learn firsthand about a career field, network with employees, and explore internship and job opportunities. At each site you will get an in depth look at how the business operates and see firsthand the potential jobs that are out there.
Click on the company below for site visit information. Registration deadline is Dec 4, 2015.

***There is $10 fee per site visit, with a maximum of 5 site visits per student. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements***

Site Visit




Jan. 5, 2016
9:00 am -
12:00 pm
Wellesley, MA
Jan. 5, 2016
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Towson, MD
Jan. 6, 2016
10:00 am -
2:00 pm
Cranberry Twp, PA
Jan. 6, 2016
10:00 am -
3:00 pm
Vienna, VA
Jan. 7, 2016
10:00 am -
2:00 pm
Morristown, NJ
Jan. 7, 2016
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Boston, MA
Jan. 7, 2016
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Orangeburg, NJ 
Jan. 8, 2016
10:00 am -
11:30 am
Woonsocket, RI
Jan. 8, 2016
10:00 am -
11:00 am
Malvern, PA
Jan. 8, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:30 am
New York, NY
Jan. 8, 2016
9:00 am -
11:30 am
Boston, MA 
Jan. 8, 2015
9:00 am -
11:00 am
Gloucester, MA 
Jan. 12, 2016
10:00 am -
2:00 pm
Cherry Hill, NJ
Jan. 12, 2016
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Smithfield, RI
Jan. 12, 2016
9:00 am -
12:00 pm
Philadelphia, PA 
Jan. 12, 2016
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Hingham, MA
Jan. 13, 2016 
1:00 pm -
2:30 pm
Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 13, 2016
12:00 pm -
5:00 pm
Washington D.C.
Jan. 14, 2016
West Chester, PA 
Jan. 14, 2016
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Boston, MA
Jan. 14, 2016
10:00 am -
2:00 pm
Lynn, MA
Jan. 14, 2016
9:30 am -
11:30 am
Quincy, MA
Jan. 14, 2016
1:00 pm -
2:30 pm
New York, NY

Important Information:

·         Be sure to review Howto Make the Most of Your Trip in the drop down menu at the top of the page for program policies and tips.
·         Refunds of the $10 attendance fee will only be offered if the sponsoring organization cancels the visit. There will be no refunds for transportation expenses.
·         Once a deadline has been established, registrations will no longer be considered for the program.

·         Only students of member schools allowed- all UMD undergraduate students are encouraged to RSVP early as spots will fill up.