Thursday, October 29, 2015

Winter/Spring 2016 Treasury Department Internship with NPR

The Treasury intern participates in all facets of the organization’s Treasury functions including the oversight and management of the daily cash process, developing and maintaining reports on NPR’s long-term investments and debt, and providing support with ad hoc projects.

  • Manage the daily cash process
  • Maintain investment department databases
  • Acquire data from government agencies
  • Process and analyze bank and investment management fees
  • Organize materials for year-end audit
  • Complete ad hoc Treasury/Investment research projects
  • Write-up meetings with investment managers and other external consultants
  • Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Economics, Business, or Technology
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Respect for deadlines; ability to prioritize
  • Prior internship or work experience preferred

Before applying, we strongly encourage you to read our Internship FAQ's here.  Please do not apply for more than 3 internships. Application Deadline is 11/1/15. Click here to apply.

On-Campus Interviews and Employer Sessions

Upcoming On-Campus Interview (application required)
PNC Financial Services (Application deadline: 10-30-15)
Asset Management Group – Wealth Management/ Hawthron Development Program/Associate
A comprehensive, interactive 7 month program that will fully prepare you to cultivate relationships with clients and assume key client facing roles within the Asset Management Group. Required Education and Experience:
• Preferred business relevant majors (e.g. Finance, Accounting, IT, Economics, Marketing, Math, Statistics, HR, Management, Communications, Business Law, Psychology, Logistics, Engineering, Computer Science, Actuarial Sciences), Minimum GPA 3.0.
• Roles at this level are filled by recent university / college graduates with little or no professional experience, but possessing relevant skills. Includes individuals joining the organization through a corporate development/training program.
Search for “125291” to apply for this position in Careers4Terps.

Research Assistant Position with the Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has an immediate opening for at least one research assistant. This exciting position will support the research and writing of economists and policy analysts at EPI. The person(s) hired will work in one or more of the following issue areas: labor market analysis (including wages, employment, and unemployment), health care, education, retirement security, international economics, the federal budget or EPI’s program on race, ethnicity and the economy. The experts at EPI examine each of these issues through a “living standards” lens by analyzing the impact of economic trends and policies on low and moderate-income American households.

The successful candidate will have a BA in economics, math, or other related social science field (e.g., public policy or political science) and will also have strong quantitative skills. The RA is required to be a highly organized and detail-oriented researcher with the ability to gather, analyze, and present a wide variety of economic data. The RA needs to be able to present findings through tables, figures, and literature reviews and needs to meticulously document the work. The RA will also assist in the publications process of reports, issue briefs, blog posts, etc. This position requires strong Excel expertise, including the creation of graphics. It also requires a strong familiarity with some basic economic data concepts, like how to deflate nominal income or wage data to account for inflation. The RA should also have strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well on a team. Work experience as a research assistant or in a similar position is strongly preferred. Familiarity with labor market and micro survey data and/or experience analyzing data using SAS or STATA are also strongly desired.

This is a full-time position that offers an excellent benefits package, and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position also offers excellent opportunities for on-the-job training – for example, EPI RAs receive extensive training to use WordPress. To apply, send cover letter, resume and a list of three references to No phone calls please. The cover letter should state when the applicant will be available to start work. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies on working people in the United States and around the world. EPI’s mission is to inform people and empower them to seek solutions that will ensure broadly shared prosperity and opportunity. EPI is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Part-time Economic Assistant Position with the Department of Labor

$16.66 to $21.65 / Per Hour

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 to Tuesday, November 3, 2015


§ 75% or Greater
§ Travels to all types of businesses servicing the consumer market as well as all types of housing units. Temporary travel outside the duty station by various modes of transportation is required to attend survey specific training or to support collection in nearby cities. VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED - Driving conditions will include highway and local streets, and driving at night and in adverse weather conditions.


§ No


§ Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
§ U.S. Citizenship.
§ Requires a valid driver's license.
§ Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
§ Must be at least 16 years of age.


This is a developmental position. Assignments are designed to develop technical competence in the Consumer Price Index Program. In collecting data the economic assistant: (1) contacts previously initiated establishments to price goods and services. Pricing activities include: determination of continued cooperation and eligibility of the establishments; location or previously priced item and verification of accuracy and adequacy of previously reported item specifications; determination of eligibility for continued pricing; determination of actual transaction price; verification and documentation of unusual price changes and/or corrections of previously recorded data based on changes in specifications and selection and identification of new items for item rotation. (2) Visits or contact by telephone assigned housing units and new construction units to secure initial voluntary cooperation from inhabitants, mangers, or owners and re-prices rental units. (3) Ensures the quality of data collection from each sample unit by reviewing electronic collection forms completed on a hand-held PC for internal consistency and for conformance to survey requirements. (4) Provides feedback to the National Office through a variety of methods including a system of outlet and item messages and information/clarification reports. (5) Performs such survey support activities preparing required administrative reports, including travel vouchers and time reports and compiling survey progress reports.

Click here to read more and apply.

ECON200 Tutoring

The Economics Association of Maryland (EAM) will host a tutoring session for ECON 200 on November 5th, 2015 from 6-7 pm. 

If you have taken ECON 200 and would like to be a tutor, please email EAM at EAM will provide review materials for tutors before the session. 

BSOS Seniors - Special Invitation from the Robert H. Smith School of Business Specialty Master's Programs

BSOS Seniors – Special Invitation from the Robert H. Smith School of Business Specialty Master's Programs

High performing BSOS seniors from any major who wish to apply for one of the five Robert H. Smith School of Business specialty master's programs will be eligible for an application fee waiver, a video submission waiver, as well as an exemption of the GMAT or GRE exam.

The seniors must meet the following criteria:

-At least a cumulative GPA of 3.5
-B or better in statistical analysis or related course
-B or better in Financial and Managerial Accounting (MS in Accounting only)

Note that this is an invitation to apply directly to a Specialty Master's Program and to enroll after you have completed your undergraduate degree in December 2015 or May 2016. This is not the same as the dual Bachelors/Masters Program, which has a separate application and admission criteria.

Please direct questions to:

Pasquale Quintero, Jr.
Director of MS Admissions
Robert H. Smith School of Business
2303 Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1815
301-405-8387 TEL

University of Baltimore - MS in Accounting and Business Advisory Services


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Power of Positive Psychology and Focusing on Strengths (presented by Gallup)

The Power of Positive Psychology and Focusing on Strengths (presented by Gallup)
Thursday, November 05, 2015 • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (South Hornbake Library, 3rd floor)

This informative session will be led by a Gallup representative and focus on the following ideas! Come spend 50 minutes with us to find out how to use your strengths to excel in your work and personal life!

All people have a unique combination of talents, knowledge, and skills -- strengths -- that they use in their daily lives to do their work, achieve their goals, and interact with others. Gallup has found that when people understand and apply their strengths, the effect on their lives and work is transformational. People who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged in their work and three times more likely to say they have an excellent quality of life.

Yet, many people don't know what their strengths are or have the opportunity to use them to their advantage. In fact, many people tend to focus on fixing their weaknesses. By exploring the ways in which you naturally think, feel, and behave, Clifton StrengthsFinder can identify and build on the areas where you have infinite potential to grow and succeed. The Clifton StrengthsFinder is a powerful online assessment that helps individuals identify, understand, and maximize their strengths.

Please click here to RSVP for this program.

**Gallup will also be sharing information about their new internship program!

For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke at

Monday, October 26, 2015

Winter/Spring Finance, Treasury Department Internship with NPR


The Treasury intern participates in all facets of the organization’s Treasury functions including the oversight and management of the daily cash process, developing and maintaining reports on NPR’s long-term investments and debt, and providing support with ad hoc projects.
§ Manage the daily cash process
§ Maintain investment department databases
§ Acquire data from government agencies
§ Process and analyze bank and investment management fees
§ Organize materials for year-end audit
§ Complete ad hoc Treasury/Investment research projects
§ Write-up meetings with investment managers and other external consultants
§ Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Economics, Business, or Technology
§ Advanced skills in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
§ Excellent research skills
§ Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
§ Respect for deadlines; ability to prioritize
§ Prior internship or work experience preferred

Application deadline is 11/1/15

Apply for the Maryland Internship Program by Tomorrow!

The Maryland Internship Program is designed for students looking to supplement their academic course work with real-world experience in Maryland politics. MIP places 20 to 30 highly-qualified UMD undergraduate students in internships throughout Maryland state government. These internships provide unique internship experiences for motivated and talented students to work within state government. In addition to exposing interns to the governmental process, the program provides Maryland government leaders with research and other professional staff assistance. CAPC has already received a number of internship placement requests from Maryland state and local agencies, but strongly encourages students to think about and research offices that closely match their personal interests. This helps to ensure the student and the office receive the best possible experience.

Each intern with the Maryland General Assembly is awarded a stipend to help defray the costs of participating in the program. The total session stipend varies, depending on the number of days per week the intern works in Annapolis. To be eligible for the program, a student must be able to work a minimum of two full days each week of session.

$850 per session = 2 days per week
$1,250 per session = 3 days per week
$1,650 per session = 4 days per week
$2,000 per session = 5 days per week

To apply, click here and open "Spring 2016 MIP Application" Note that the deadline has been extended a week so it is now October 27th!

Spring 2016 Economics Research Fellowship Program

The Kaulkin-Ginsberg Research Fellows Program is an excellent opportunity for economics majors to gain practical experience producing market research valued by businesses. Students stay on campus but still engage in research activities that they might do as an intern or an entry level employee working on site at a consulting firm. The research produced could hypothetically help investors decide if they want to pursue activity in a specific segment of the business services market. Entry into the program is competitive; only a maximum of 20 students will be selected to participate in Spring 2016.

Students will work in small groups (3-4 per group) to gather macroeconomic and industry-specific data, analyze and interpret this information, and use findings to develop recommendations for simulated clients. Each semester’s research will focus on a different business line. Each group will examine data pertaining to unemployment rates, personal income, uncollectible debt, and collection laws. They will analyze this data with an eye to the accounts receivable management industry and private collection agencies, explaining their findings in a final executive summary and a visual presentation.

In addition to exploring a career option appropriate for economics majors, starting in Spring 2016, students who succeed in the program will receive 2 credits through ECON488K: Applied Market Research Practicum. Students can also obtain a letter of recommendation from a respected business executive and be well-positioned to draw on a network of business contacts, opening the door for post-graduation employment opportunities

For additional information including eligibility requirements and to apply click here.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Research Assistant Position in Child Welfare for Recent Grad

General Description:
The Child Welfare Program Area addresses the needs of children who have been or who are at risk of being abused or neglected, placed in foster care, or adopted. We focus on how child welfare and collaborative agencies are structured, funded, and administered; the policies and services implemented to address families needs; and how interaction with child welfare agencies affects the well-being of children and families. Through research and technical assistance, we seek to inform policy makers and improve front-line practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Working as part of an experienced research team, research assistants support all aspects of the research process, including idea generation, conducting studies and producing final reports. This position requires strong analytic skills and logical thinking, great attention to detail, excellent writing skills, and an interest in and enthusiasm for topics related to child welfare. Specific responsibilities include:
§ Administering structured surveys (telephone, written, online and in-person interviews) for projects requiring primary data collection.
§ Performing library research on specified topics and synthesizing material in the form of bibliographies, abstracts, memoranda and reports.
§ Participating in site visits to collect qualitative data
§ Coding and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
§ Tabulating and maintaining data and producing tables, graphs and other data representations. 
§ With instruction, processing data using SAS/SPSS/STATA or other such statistical packages.
§ Assisting with clerical tasks, phones, and photocopying, when necessary.
§ Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience or demonstrated ability to perform entry level research in a social science field.
§ Experience with Microsoft Office required. 
§ Experience with statistical software packages preferred but not required. 
Click here to apply. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Discovery Communications Spring 2016 Internships

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as US. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit

We are seeking Spring 2016 Interns! 

Opportunities available in:
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Ad Sales
  • Business & Legal Affairs
  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Creative & Design
  • Digital Media
  • Engineering & Media Technology
  • Event Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Insights & Research
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Process & Operations
  • Production
  • Social Media
  • Talent Casting
  • TV Development
  • TV Programming & Scheduling

Paid Internship with DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is a unique and dynamic organization dedicated to protecting against, planning for, responding to, and recovering from natural and man-made hazards. The internship program will provide real-world knowledge and experience in emergency management, homeland security efforts, and intelligence analysis.

Duration of Internship: January 11, 2016 – May 13, 2016 Compensation: Starting at $1,200.00 Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (Subject to change based on specific placement) **Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check**

We are seeking current graduate AND undergraduate students who are interested in or who are majoring in the following or similar field(s):

- Cybersecurity
- Criminal Justice
- Emergency Management
- Homeland Security
- Intelligence Analysis
- Information Technology /Computer Science
- International Relations
- Graphic Design
- Public Administration /Policy
- Public Communication /Relations

A highly qualified applicant will possess the following: self-motivation, attention to detail, critical thinking skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

To apply, email a complete application package (in one PDF document) to HSEMA.INTERNSHIP@DC.GOV with “2016 Cohort” as the subject line.

All packages must include:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- Two writing samples (maximum of six pages each)
- Copy of valid driver’s license or state issued ID
- Two letters of recommendation (one academic; one employer)

Application Deadline: December 11, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

JPSM Junior Fellowship - Paid Summer Internship in Washington, DC

Application Deadline- January 8, 2016
Program Dates- May 31, 2016-August 5, 2016

Position Description

The Junior Fellow Program is a unique internship experience that gives you a paid research assistantship, plus educational benefits that can expand the horizons of what you can do in your careers.

Junior Fellows will be placed at one of the Federal Statistical Agencies. Junior Fellows will be expected to work 40 hours a week (May 31, 2016 - August 5, 2016) on tasks associated with the development, deployment, and analysis of surveys. Each fellowship is unique and tasks vary significantly from cognitive interviewing to data cleaning to interviewer training to imputation to data analysis. In order to ensure a rewarding experience for all, we attempt to match Junior Fellows with positions based on interest and experience. 

In addition to working, Junior Fellows will attend weekly seminars covering a variety of aspects of survey methodology as well as visit other Federal Statistical Agencies to broaden their understanding of and exposure to the Federal Statistical System. Finally, you'll meet graduate faculty of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) and technical leaders in the industry who will answer questions you may have about advanced education and career paths.

Each Junior Fellow will be paid between $11.25 and $12.50 per hour ($4,500-$5,000 for 10 weeks). Housing is also provided as part of the fellowship. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student must be a college junior or senior in the 2016/2017 school year 
  • Student must have a 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Student must be a US Citizen 
For more information visit or to apply, visit

If you have any further questions please contact

Pathway's Summer 2016 Internship Program with the Office of Research

The Pathways Internship Program is a Summer 2016 internship for current (students have to be enrolled at the time they apply, they have to be enrolled in the term just before the start of the internship, and they have to be enrolled in the term following the internship) undergraduate and graduate students. Interns work directly with a seasoned member of our team to assist in a variety of policy and research projects. We provide the on-the-job training needed to be successful and assign interns to one project to be completed in the twelve week program. Interns build strong relationships with our staff, and can segue into Research Assistant positions in the future.

How to apply to the Pathways Internship:
Visit our website:
October 19, 2015: general posting for all CFPB divisions, specify the Office of Research (Research Markets and Regulations, Office of Research) in the application

Components of the application include:
  • Resume (required)
  • School transcripts program showing current enrollment (required)
  • Proof of enrollment (required for graduate students who may not actively be taking classes)
  • Short questionnaire (required – administered on the application website)
  • Cover letter (strongly recommended)
Internships are open only to current students. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

About The Office of Research (OR):

The Office of Research (OR) in the Research, Markets, and Regulations Division (RMR) is realizing the CFPB’s mission by bringing an empirical, data-driven approach to the analysis of consumer financial markets. OR provides the main analytics to understand consumer behavior and support the Bureau’s actions in policy-making, supervision, and enforcement.

Research Assistant Fellowship with The Office of Research

The OR Research Assistant Program is a fellowship program that was developed for graduating undergraduates (recent , December 2015, and May 2016 graduates may apply) who are interested in spending 2-3 years in the Office of Research working alongside Ph.D. researchers (which include economists, research psychologists, and research scientists) on substantial and rigorous data oriented policy projects. Ideally, the candidates’ time with our office would prepare them for future graduate programs such as Ph.D. programs in economics and finance, Masters of Public Policy, and other graduate fields. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of academic excellence in one of the following areas: economics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science. Experience in R, SAS, or Stata programming, as well as Excel, is also key. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, as is the demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment.

How to apply to the OR Research Assistant Program:

Visit our website:
October 19, 2015 – November 20, 2015 (apply early, since we may have an application cap)

Components of the application include (check job posting for official requirements):
  • Resume (required)
  • School transcripts showing progress toward degree (required – we can take recent graduates as well as those expecting graduation in December 2015 or May/June 2016)
  • Short questionnaire (required – administered on the application website)
  • Cover letter (strongly recommended)
About The Office of Research (OR):

The Office of Research (OR) in the Research, Markets, and Regulations Division (RMR) is realizing the CFPB’s mission by bringing an empirical, data-driven approach to the analysis of consumer financial markets. OR provides the main analytics to understand consumer behavior and support the Bureau’s actions in policy-making, supervision, and enforcement.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Workshop on Resume, Interview, and Elevator Speech!

Dear BSOS students:

You are invited!  RSVP by link below!

Workshop by the Partnership for Public Service (PPS) and a team of experts from federal agencies:


1 – How to craft a Federal Resume
2 – How to land and ace an Interview
3 –How to create a great Elevator Speech (sell yourself in 1 minute or less)

Fabulous opportunity for you to learn and ask questions about these crucial skills from experts!
Title: Workshop on Federal Resume, Interviewing, and Elevator Speech
Date/Time: Monday, October 19: 7:00-8:20p.m.
Location: Tydings Hall, Room: 0102

RSVP as soon as you can!  

If you have any questions, please email: Tommy ( or Jay (

Event hosted by Federal Semester and Global Semester in Washington DC

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

UMD Master of Technology Entrepreneurship Info Session

Let us help you master a career in entrepreneurship!

Interested in creating and launching a technology venture? The University of Maryland’s Master of Professional Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship is a 100% online, 15-month program that provides aspiring and active entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and relationships to succeed.

Join us on October 15th from 12-1 in South Campus Commons Two #2107.  Lunch will be provided. RSVP to by October 12th. 

For more information about our program you can visit our website at

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Opportunities with Arcesium (a member the D. E. Shaw group)

Arcesium is a newly launched company intent on becoming the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle- and back-office needs of asset managers. The firm recently spun out of the D. E. Shaw group, and is an independently operated provider of software and services that support asset managers' post-trade activities. Arcesium provides full shadow accounting capabilities, inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting.

Arcesium seeks a highly motivated, critical thinker to join our team of Finance Associates in a start-up environment. The position will work on profit and loss computation, position reconciliation, trade settlements and break investigation, lifecycle events, month-end trade accounting, cash management and liquidity analysis, and industry and regulatory initiatives. There are opportunities for this position to be responsible for reviewing and approving work product (e.g. financial statements, daily position and cash reconciliations, and month-end workpapers) compiled by junior colleagues. The associate will interact with clients (including trading desks, investor relations, and financial and management reporting), counterparties, and internal software development groups daily, and work closely with colleagues in our international offices. This position will have the opportunity to work on special projects in addition to the daily requirements of the position. These could include things like historical analyses for new fund launches, investigation of pricing volatility, and work with the financial reporting team on financial statements and reviewing accounting policies and accounting treatments.

Paid Summer Internships with the Federal Reserve Board's Office of the Inspector General

Position Description

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System's (Board's) Office of Inspector General (OIG) intends to hire paid student interns for the summer.  The OIG conducts audits and evaluations of the Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau s (Bureau's) programs and operations to assess and promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in these programs and operations while helping to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse.  The Student Intern will assist in conducting audits and evaluations of the Board and the Bureau's various programs and operations.  For example, the OIG conducts evaluations of state member bank failures to assess the circumstances surrounding the failure including Reserve Bank supervision of the institution.

Position Requirements

1) Assists as a team member on IT audits, evaluations, inspections, or other reviews.
2) May support the team in conducting its planning activities for the applicable review to establish the appropriate objectives, scope and methodology, which is a key preliminary step in our reviews.
3) Interfaces with other Board division representatives, Reserve Bank officials, or Bureau officials while executing roles and responsibilities.
4) Assists in data gathering and analysis.
5) Assists in preparing workpapers in support of the team's reports. Also will assist the team to develop the findings and message for the applicable review.
6) Participates in message development presentations to senior management. These presentations provide senior management with the opportunity to evaluate the appropriateness of the findings and message(s) resulting from the review.

Monday, October 12, 2015

NSA is Seeking Economics Students!

Visit with NSA on Monday, October 19 from 4-5 p.m. or attend the informal meet and greet from 5-6 p.m. to learn about all four positions they are actively recruiting for: Contracting Specialist, Contracting Specialist Manager, Budget Analyst/Business Financial Manager, Program Manager (Development Program).

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

Questions? Contact, Caroline Lee at

DSAC 9th annual Student-Faculty Dinner

Dear BSOS Students,

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is pleased to invite you to our 9th annual Student-Faculty Dinner.

The Student-Faculty Dinner is an honored BSOS tradition where students and faculty have the opportunity to connect outside of the classroom in an informal setting. The dinner will be held at Orem Hall in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on Tuesday, November 3. A mocktail half-hour will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner to follow from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

If you are able to attend, please RSVP here.

We hope to see you there!

Feel free to contact the Council at with any questions you may have about the event.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Apply for the Microfinance Consulting Spring Break Trip to Nicaragua - Deadline Monday, Oct 12!

BMGT448N and LASC 448W: Microfinance consulting in Nicaragua (3 Credits)



- Program Dates: March 11-20, 2016 (During Spring Break) First paid hotel night in Managua is Friday, March 11. Last paid hotel night in Managua is Saturday, March 19.
- Pre-Departure Meetings: Mandatory Pre-Departure Meetings will be held:
  • November 13, 2015 from 12:30 - 3 p.m.
  • February 19, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Destinations: Managua, Granada, and surrounding areas, Nicaragua

- Program Fee $2,350
- Scholarships $500 Smith School Scholarships available for 1st time study abroad experience. Please visit the financing study abroad page for information.

- Application: Application deadline is October 1, 2015. APPLY NOW AT:

Join “Microfinance Consulting – Nicaragua” during Spring Break 2016 and impact real businesses with your business knowledge. Students in this course will be paired with Nicaraguan students from Universidad Americana, a bilingual business college to work on consulting projects for local organizations as well as local entrepreneurs. Speaking Spanish is a plus, but is not required for participation.

1) CONSULT FOR A MICROFINANCE ORGANIZATION: Student teams will expand and continue consulting services, develop generic business plans and market assessment tools to microfinance lending organizations including, Opportunity International.

2) CONSULT WITH LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS: Students will extend and continue consulting services to new local entrepreneurs to develop and revise business plans, devise strategies and reorganize their business structures. Students will we welcomed at a round-table gathering of those who business people who have already been helped by previous Smith teams.

3) EXPLORE NICARAGUAN CULTURE: Students may visit an active volcano, art galleries, artisan shops, a chocolate factory, enjoy the local cuisine, folklore dancing and music, as well as surfing, swimming and zip lining.

Read student blogs from prior courses: Smith's Global Blogs from Nicaragua

Click here for more information!

Treasury Secretary Lew on Campus 10/14/15

Conversation with Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Currency Redesign

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will visit the University of Maryland for a town hall conversation with students on currency redesign and the new $10 bill

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2015
McKeldin Library Special Events Room (6137)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Associate Economist position with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Associate Economist-243143
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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

Job Summary:

Conducts statistical and economic analyses of current macroeconomic and regional data, and provides research support for the economists. The level of work required is considered entry-level and staff work under direct supervision. This job has no direct reports.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the economists in their basic and applied research by following instructions to perform tasks including collecting data, conducting moderately complex statistical analysis, writing statistical software programs, and organizing the presentation of results
  • Researches economic topics for economists' articles; on some of these occasions, the Associate Economist's efforts will be substantial enough to constitute collaboration with the economists (or department management), leading to jointly authored articles
  • Prepares a variety of charts, tables, and descriptive text for Department management or other staff economists to use in their briefings of the President and the Board of Directors
  • Follows instructions to research and organize background materials for presentations to the President; responds to other System-wide directives and requests
  • Performs other duties as requested

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Business, Mathematics, or related field with emphasis on quantitative and/or analytical skills

Application Requirements:

  • To be considered, all applications must include a Cover Letter, Resume, and unofficial transcripts
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or hold green cards with the intent to become a U.S. Citizen

Income Inequality Forum Oct 28, 2015


Research Opportunity with Children of Color Lab

Children of Color Lab:

We are currently recruiting students to work with Dr. Oscar Barbarin, and Dr. Sophie Aiyer, in our newly founded lab, focusing on children of color. We are currently working on projects in the following areas: (a) math programs and interventions; (b) socioemotional development; (c) universal mental health screening; (d) using apps to promote math and reading proficiency. Further, we would like students to be capable of devoting a minimum of 3-5 hours per week to the lab. As lab members, students will gain experience in the following areas: working closely with both senior and junior faculty members; conducting comprehensive literature reviews; coding and entering data; manuscript writing and the review process.

If you are interested in applying, please contact either Dr. Barbarin (, or Dr. Aiyer ( with a brief description of your background and interests. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Graduation Fair for December Grads

Note: If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair on Oct. 14th, please be sure to visit the University Book Center as soon as possible after that date to purchase your regalia.

Free Tutoring on Campus

As midterms approach, please remember that the Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) is offering free tutoring for the campus' most challenging courses (see flyer below) through its Academic Success and Tutorial Services (ASTS) program. 

For questions, contact Christine Duchouquette, Tutorial Coordinator for the Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) at or 301-405-4745.


Research Associate - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Full-Time Research Associate Opportunities

The Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is recruiting for the position of Research Associate.

Key Activities Include:
  • Assisting Ph.D. economists on academic research projects and monetary policy briefings. 
  • Gathering and analyzing data, programming economic models, and preparing charts for presentations on economic and financial conditions.
  • More experienced Research Associates participate in econometric or theoretical research, write for Bank publications, and deliver speeches to civic and educational groups.
These are excellent positions for someone considering a Ph.D. in economics. Research Associates develop technical skills and are exposed to a broad range of economic research topics. Most Research Associates stay with the department for two to three years, at which point many return to graduate school. In recent years, Research Associates have gone on to Ph.D. programs at Stanford University, University of Chicago, New York University, University of Minnesota, Boston College, and Johns Hopkins University.

Required Education and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics or a closely related field, such as statistics, computer science, or mathematics.
  • Coursework or experience in econometrics, math, statistics, statistical software packages, and macroeconomic modeling is highly desirable. 
  • Strong academic record.
  • High proficiency with personal computers and spreadsheet software.
  • Excellent communication skills.
To Apply:
  • Click here to apply for “Research Associate.”
  • Please attach a resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript copy
  • Only US citizens and citizens of Canada and Mexico who qualify for the TN visa will be considered. Foreign students with only Optional Practical Training are not eligible. 
  • Please apply between Oct 5, 2015 and Nov 30, 2015 to be considered. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so applying early is recommended. 
  • Applications will be pre-screened prior to interview selections. You will receive notification if you have been selected to for a phone interview. 
For more information on the Economic Research Department and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, please visit us on the web at

Friday, October 2, 2015

Dual Bachelor's/Master of Finance Information Session

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is hosting an Information Session on Thursday October 8th about their new dual Bachelor's/Master of Finance program for ECON, GVPT, and Smith undergraduates.

When: 08 Oct 2015 06:00 PM
Where: Van Munching Hall, Room 1415

Click here to register!

Visit R.H. Smith's website for additional information regarding the dual Bachelor's/Master of Finance program. For questions, contact the MBA/MS Admissions Office directly.

Earn Scholarship, Study Abroad, and Intern with START!

Have you ever wondered how communities respond to terrorism or work to prevent it? Are you interested in working to prevent radicalization and violent extremism in communities? Then START's Community Resilience, Engagement, and Dialogue (CRED) Fellowship, a comprehensive, two-and-a-half –year, program designed for 4 undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, may be for you! Students will enter the program in the middle of their sophomore years, and the program will last through the end of their senior years.  The program is designed to train students to work in homeland security-related positions, especially positions related to community engagement, community resilience, and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Apply by 5pm on October 16, 2015. For more information see the attached flier and this website:


Green Corps Class of 2016-2017: Fall Application Deadline Oct 11th!

In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join the Green Corps class of 2016-2017.

During Green Corps' full year paid training program, participants will learn grassroots organizing skills from some of the top practitioners in the country while working on three to five different campaigns such as retiring dirty coal-fired power plants, protecting our drinking water, improving our food system and building the campus fossil fuel divestment movement. Organizers will learn important skills such as recruiting volunteers, developing strategic campaigns and building strong coalitions.

Our organizers have worked on behalf of dozens of groups including Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, and the National Wildlife Federation. Our alumni include Phil Radford, the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, Sarah Hodgdon, National Program Director for Sierra Club and Heather Smith, President of Rock the Vote.

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. We need more organizers - people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, apply today.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Smith PhD Program Hosts Doctoral Recruitment Event

 On Monday, October 12th, Smith PhD Program Office will host in conjunction with DocNet a doctoral recruitment event. There will be a panel of our current faculty and students explaining why a career in academia and why a business PhD Program. Immediately after the panel discussion, registered participants will attend a recruitment fair. Smith PhD Programs will be one of 20 AACSB business school doctoral programs represented, including Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate Business School, Ross School of Business, Booth School of Business, Olin School of Business, etc. The full list is available on the registration website.

The format is as follows:

Registration: 6-6:30 PM in 1500 Grand Atrium
Panel Discussion: 6:30-7:30 PM in 1524 Frank Auditorium
Recruitment Fair: 7:30-8:30 PM in 1500 Grand Atrium

It is not necessary to bring your CV's or resumes, but business cards are encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.

​We are looking for individuals interested in doctoral business programs with all different types of backgrounds. You do not need a degree in Business Administration to apply!​

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Justina Blanco at