Friday, March 31, 2017

Exceptional Learning Experiences: Student Essay Contest

The UMD Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is sponsoring a student essay contest. If you have had a faculty member whose teaching approach made your learning experience at UMD memorable, meaningful, challenging, and creative, we invite you to submit an essay sharing the exceptional learning experience that you had (no more than 1,000 words, double spaced). The top three essays, as judged by AETL, will receive a monetary award (1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place: $100). The award winners will also be invited for a panel discussion with AETL members about the characteristics of memorable teaching and learning moments. All currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

Submit your essay here.

Submission deadline: Deadline extended to April 9

For more information, contact Kaci Thompson kaci@umd.edu or Leah Waks leahwaks@umd.edu, co-chairs of the Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (http://aetl.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland. AETL is a faculty community of scholars committed to fostering a culture of excellence in teaching and learning at this research university.

Employability: For Students with ADHD (Part 2) - Apr. 6 or Apr. 10

Thursday, April 6, 2017 OR Monday, April 10, 2017
4:00pm-5:30pm
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

RSVP Here for April 6th
RSVP Here for April 10th

Students with ADHD symptoms face special challenges in preparing for a career, organizing a job search, and navigating those first couple months on the job. This workshop is the second of a 2 part series on the essentials of getting and keeping a job. We will discuss:
  • career prep and job search
  • whether or not to disclose a disability or need for accommodations
  • when and how to disclose
  • accommodations and work-arounds that can promote successful transition to the workplace
  • resources for support and expertise
This workshop is being held twice (4/6 and 4/10) -- register for ONE of these. 
 
For additional information about this event contact Nancy Forsythe at nforsyt2@umd.edu

UVA Darden School of Business MBA Program Office Hours


Thursday, April 13, 2017
11:00am-3:00pm
University Career Center, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

RSVP Here!

Thinking about an MBA? Wondering if an MBA is right for you?

Take a study break and come join Katherine Alford, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, to learn more about the MBA degree, why it is something you should consider, and how the new Future Year Admissions program (Darden’s new deferred-admission program) works.

Sign up for a timeslot via this link or using the RSVP button above - our office hours will be held at the University Career Center in Hornbake Library (South Wing).
For additional information about this event contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu

Non-Profit Meetup - April 12th

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Interested in a career in the Non-Profit sector? Looking for an internship or full-time role?

Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with Non-Profit organizations interested in hiring UMD students for FULL TIME and INTERNSHIP positions. Each company will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students over light refreshments for the remainder of event.

4:00-4:30: 3-5 minute employer presentation

4:30-6:30: Relaxed conversations over refreshments

You are welcome to come and go as your schedule allows!

RSVP Here!

Organizations attending: Check back - list of participating organizations coming soon!

For additional information about this event contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu

Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair - April 12th

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Students & Alumni Meet Employers Live online in a Virtual Event 

It's an easy and efficient way to find Full-time Jobs, Internships, and Co-ops. For more information, please go to the event home page

Note: This Recruiting Event is Free for Students & Alumni across All Majors & Degrees

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Entry-Level Financial Advisor Opportunity at McAdam for 2017 Graduates

McAdam is a fun, fast-paced, and independent advisory firm that focuses on giving our clients the highest level of service and world class investment management. We are actively seeking 2017 grads to fill a full-time, entry-level financial advisor/wealth manager position, upon graduation. The position is for candidates who are interested in an exciting career path that is both challenging and rewarding.

Some of the features of this position include: 
  • One-on-one training from seasoned leaders in the financial planning industry locally.
  • A comprehensive training program that includes financial planning, marketing techniques, consultative selling, client service and regulatory compliance.
  • Uncapped earning potential - top advisors can make $100,000+ in their first year - advisors must be comfortable with the majority of their compensation coming from their results.
  • Numerous career path options, including advanced financial advisor, compliance, field management and corporate opportunities. 

Job Requirements
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree (preferably in business or an industry related field) 
  • Ability to obtain licenses
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Read more about the position here. Interested applicants can email their resume to DeAnndra Williams, Head Recruiting Coordinator at deanndra.williams@mcadamfa.com.

The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program

The UC Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program is accepting applications for the spring 2018 term. Students who are completing graduate or undergraduate degree programs or those who are currently working in industry or as postdocs are encouraged to apply.

If you want to learn more about the Berkeley MFE program, join one of our information sessions to learn how we can help you leverage your training in computer science, engineering, physics, math, statistics, finance, or economics to launch a career in finance/data science/fintech.

Our alumni network and deep industry connections will open the doors to key positions at top firms; our 12-month program will give you the academic preparation and hands-on training to contribute at a high level from the start of your career.

Questions? Contact mfe@haas.berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-4417.

Fulbright International Research/English Teaching Opportunities

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates: Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities after graduation?

Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 2000 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).

Apply to be a Member of the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC)!


Attention BSOS students! Are you interested in being a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 school year? If so, please click on this link to apply by April 10, 2017! 

Apply for Beyond the Classroom Fall 2017 by May 5th!

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Society of Actuaries On-campus April 3rd

We are very excited that Society of Actuaries will be visiting us on April 3rd to give a
presentation about what it means to be an actuary.

Date: April 3
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Place: MTH3206

In order for us to plan this event properly, it would be very helpful if  you could let us know if you plan to attend by sending an email to ugadvisor@math.umd.edu.

Refreshments will be provided.

See you all there!

Ida Chan
Math Advisor

EAM World Bank Trip

The Economics Association at Maryland is hosting an event at the World Bank on May 1, 2017. The trip will consist of a briefing following  a full tour of the building. We are looking for students who express an interest in the World Bank and who also display leadership and team-building skills.

We have secured about 50 seats for a tour. Due to the high number students wanting to attend, we have created an application. We advise students to really put in about 20 to 25 minutes on this application. We will be choosing the strongest applicants to join us. We want this experience to be beneficial to those who are serious. The application is due April 12, 2017 at 11:59PM. After this time and date, we will no longer be accepting applications. The following is the application link: 


Mariam Fall

Director of Marketing

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Summer 2017 Urban Resources Institute Internships in Baltimore

The Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program is a partnership of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and area universities and institutions.
http://www.parksandpeople.org/learn/urban-resources-initiative/

FOR PRIORITY CONSIDERATION, APPLY BEFORE APRIL 22
(Applications considered until positions filled)
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URI INTERNSHIP EXPECTATIONS AND APPLICATION INFORMATION
  • Semester internship: 180 hours; 10-12 weeks; 15-18 hours/week
  • Most internships are unpaid; paid internships contingent upon funding and have a higher hours expectation
  • Academic credit may be applicable; see your academic advisor or internship office.

U.S. Department of State Diplomacy Lab Fair & Wonk Tank Competition

Join us April 7th at the U.S. Department of State for the 2nd Annual Diplomacy Lab Fair and Wonk Tank Competition Finals!

University students are invited to meet with federal offices and outside organizations in the foreign policy and international development spheres who will be sharing internship, fellowship, and career opportunities for students and recent grads!

Institutions from across the Diplomacy Lab university network will showcase their work with the Department of State in the "University Marketplace." Additionally, three student aspiring foreign policy wonks will take the stage in front of a panel of State Department officials for a chance to win a paid summer internship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Paid Federal Advocacy Intern

Are you interested in how policy decisions are made and influenced in Washington? Do you want to make a difference for people living in cities and towns around the United States? The National League of Cities’ federal advocacy internship will provide a student with the chance to learn more about the research, grassroots organizing, and lobbying activity that influences federal policy. Federal advocacy interns will support NLC’s federal advocacy efforts with substantive projects that include research and oral and written communications components, as well as opportunities to meet and network with other nonprofit professionals, city leaders, and federal staff and officials.

Examples of Work:
  • Conduct research on key congressional committees and members of Congress, as well as the cities in their districts;
  • Maintain and update data on cities and city leaders for grassroots advocacy campaigns;
  • Create content for NLC’s online publications, website, and other communication vehicles;
  • Attending hearings or briefings on a range of policy issues and reporting back to federal advocacy staff;
  • Attend meetings with city leaders, advocacy coalitions, congressional staff, or federal officials; and
  • Providing administrative support as needed.

Monday, March 27, 2017

CFTC Internship Opportunity - Deadline to Apply March 31st

Forensic Economist Intern Program (Unpaid)

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Division of Enforcement

Who We Are:

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency mandated to regulate commodity futures, swaps and options trading in the United States. Through oversight and regulation, the CFTC fosters open, competitive, and financially sound futures and option markets, and protects market participants against manipulation, abusive practices, and fraud related to the sale of commodity and financial futures and options.

The Division of Enforcement investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations. For example, the Division brings enforcement actions against: individuals and firms registered with the Commission; those who violate these laws in connection with their trading commodity futures and options on designated domestic exchanges; those who improperly market futures and options contracts to retail investors or perpetrate Ponzi schemes; those who use manipulative or deceptive schemes in connection with commodities, futures or swaps; and those who engage in disruptive trading practices. The Division bases investigations on information it develops independently, as well as information provided by other Commission Divisions, industry self-regulatory associations, state, federal, and international authorities, and members of the public. At the conclusion of an investigation, the Division may recommend that the Commission initiate administrative proceedings or seek injunctive and ancillary relief on behalf of the Commission in United States District Courts around the country.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Summer 2017 Internships with RTI International

The Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division Internship Program at RTI provides outstanding students the opportunity to work side-by-side with senior international governance experts to develop new tools and approaches to some of the most challenging issues in developing countries. Interns will gain exposure to all aspects of the business development process in governance and are encouraged to propose ideas for independent research or business development projects.

Internship Tracks Offered

Business Development Track (1 position available, Washington, DC or Research Triangle Park, NC): The intern will concentrate on market/business research, business capture, proposal development, strategic positioning activities, and competitor tracking and analysis.

Communications Track (1 position available, Washington, DC or Research Triangle Park, NC): The intern will work with either our Business Development team or with our Global Center for Youth Employment to promote governance work through social media, newsletters, and other methods as needed.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Internship Offerings: Congressional Hunger Center

Congressional Hunger Center, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a focus on leadership development and advocacy around issues of hunger and poverty. We’re currently accepting applications for summer 2017 interns to support our International Fellowship program as well as our Operations and Development departments. Start and end dates for internships are flexible, but can generally be expected to run from May to July or August; weekly time commitment is also flexible. All interns would work from our office near Union Station in Washington, DC.

Applications are open now through April 10, 2017. 

Application link:

Banking Research Associate Position with Kansas City Fed for May or August Grad - Apply by Apr. 23rd!

The Banking Research Department conducts economic research on banking related topics. Department economists publish their research in academic and Reserve Bank journals and present at academic and Federal Reserve System conferences. The Department also prepares memos and briefings on regulatory and policy issues for the Bank’s senior management. The Department is looking for a Research Associate or Assistant Economist to support its economists in their research efforts. The anticipated duration of this position is for two years.

Key Activities:
  • Assist department economists in conducting research on banking and financial market topics for publication and briefings of Bank senior management and Division senior staff.
  • Key responsibilities include gathering, developing, and maintaining data sets; analyzing data using econometric or statistical software; preparing charts, tables, and other materials for presentations and briefings; researching literature for research projects; and writing summary reports on research findings and data analyses.
  • Experienced Research Associates and Assistant Economists perform more advanced econometric and statistical analysis, develop computer applications for data analysis, participate in research projects for publication, write for Bank publications, and deliver speeches on banking and financial market topics to civic, business, and educational groups. Assistant Economists may independently prepare and deliver policy briefings for the Bank’s senior management and coordinate activities of more junior staff.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

















Women Leading Women
Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Frank Auditorium - Van Munching Hall
Robert H. Smith School of Business
College Park, Md.


REGISTER NOW

Women Leading Women is an annual event that celebrates and showcases our fearless female alumnae and other enterprising women in business from the classroom to the C-suite. The event, centered around a one-on-one discussion, inspires and challenges attendees to realize and reach their full potential.

This year's honoree is Marguerita (Rita) Cheng, a 1993 Smith School alumna and founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth in Rockville, Md. Find out how this enterprising executive made the successful transition from the sales floor at Nordstrom to founding her own company.

The event closes with a raffle drawing for some exciting giveaways, followed immediately by a networking reception.

Women Leading Women is complimentary and open to all Smith School and University of Maryland women, including alumnae, faculty, staff and students, their guests and friends. The event caps a lineup of month-long activities in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Women Leading Women is presented by the Office of Diversity Initiatives at the Smith School.

CIA Undergraduate Internship Program - Analysis

Work Schedule: Full Time

Salary: $42,331 - $44,751 ($20.28 - $21.44 per hour)

Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

Our undergraduate internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships as Intelligence Analysts. Undergraduate Intelligence Analyst interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. Liberal arts majors research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, and leadership developments. Engineering and science students, or those in other technical programs, analyze and provide written and oral assessments on challenging national security issues--including foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies--and apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solve complex intelligence problems. In addition to their analytic responsibilities, undergraduate interns become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The program allows participants and the Agency to assess opportunities for a graduate studies internship or permanent employment following the participant's completion of undergraduate school.

Summer 2017 Paid Accounting Internship

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), located in Washington, D.C., conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. Throughout this 10 week internship program, our interns will learn about the fundamentals of the non-profit sector, grow in their professional development, and gain insight into policy research on various intersectional issues that impact women’s economic justice. IWPR interns work closely with staff and assist in a number of activities—including providing research, outreach, and administrative support—to help further IWPR’s mission and goals.

During the 2017 summer program, IWPR will offer internships in three areas: Research, Communications and Marketing, and Accounting. Summer interns work full-time (40 hours/week) for 10 weeks, usually from early June to August (start and end dates are relatively flexible). Summer interns are paid an hourly wage.

While the internship will be an opportunity for professional development, applicants should consider the following general requirements:
  • A passion for women's issues and economic justice
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Prior office experience is desirable, as interns are responsible for a minimal amount of general office work (e.g. answering phones, photocopying, filing, and maintaining the library)

Summer 2017 Sustainability Internship with the National Geographic Society - Apply by Apr. 21st

Summary of Internship

An NGS sustainability intern would support the Society’s efforts to operate sustainably and minimize negative environmental and social impacts of National Geographic products, services, and building operations. This person would assist with our sustainability programs to provide a fresh perspective on their effectiveness. The intern may focus on a particular sustainability aspect such as zero waste, energy savings, reporting, or U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) and intensively evaluate NGS’s approach to that aspect in order to make suggestions for improvements. NGS can provide valuable exposure and experience on the practical application of sustainability theories and standards.

Five Principal Learning Responsibilities
  1. Learn how organizations approach current sustainability and corporate responsibility issues (20%)
  2. Learn how organizations engage employees, partners, and suppliers (20%)
  3. Network with professionals and volunteers in sustainability and corporate responsibility fields within and beyond NGS (20%)
  4. Hone research skills on material sustainability metrics and LEED-EB tracking (20%)
  5. Hone sustainability communication and reporting skills in diverse media formats (20%)
Responsibility percentages may vary depending on business needs.

Summer 2017 Paid Health Policy Research Internship with the Urban Institute

The Urban Institute Summer Internship is a PAID 8 – 10 Week program designed to provide students who are interested in research and public policy issues with “rewarding and substantive” work assignments that are valuable to our organizational mission.

The Health Policy Center is currently looking for a Research Intern to help create a dataset describing the characteristics of communities in the United States, including, for example, housing affordability and quality, built environment characteristics, air/water quality, and crime statistics. This dataset will be used to analyze the connections between neighborhood quality and health, advancing our understanding of how place affects health outcomes.

How you'll contribute:
  • Help create a unique dataset describing neighborhoods in the United States. 
  • Participate in analysis of the connections between neighborhood characteristics and health. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Economics Editorial Fellowship at the American Economic Association for May or Recent Grad

Economics Editorial Fellowship at the American Economic Association (Pittsburgh, PA)

The American Economic Association is pleased to announce the creation of the Economics Editorial Fellowship. We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated writing ability, an academic background in economics, and an interest in academic research appearing in top journals like the American Economic Review to serve as the first Economics Editorial Fellow beginning in the summer of 2017.

You will be working as a digital journalist to interpret the latest economics studies for a broad online audience, writing pieces for the AEA’s website in the style of an explainer article that might appear on FiveThirtyEight, Vox, or The Upshot.

Your job is to take highly technical academic research articles and summarize them for non-economists, drawing connections to both current events and trends in the economics profession. You will use relevant data to create static and interactive visualizations that will help build audience interest. You will also help promote recent studies on the AEA’s twitter feed by relating them to coverage in the popular press.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Paid Internship at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Economics Department - Applications Due by 3/9


OCC Internship Program (Economics)
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY

Economics Department

Opened: Tuesday 3/7/17
Closes: Thursday 3/9/19

Control Number: 465147700
Job Announcement Number: PATH-HQ-EMH-17-954


The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today’s global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Pathways Internship Program combines a temporary opportunity to earn a competitive salary while learning about federal service. Interns gain valuable, resume- building work experience and opportunities to foster networking relationships. If you are seeking a (technical), (bachelors), or (masters) degree, possess outstanding communication skills and are looking for an opportunity to challenge your teambuilding skills, then this opportunity is for you. 

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads


As a Student Trainee in the Economics Department, you will provide entry-level support under the direct supervision of senior level management. You will provide analytical, research, and technical support to Economics staff. Extract data from large data sets using statistical software packages such as SAS, Stata, or using languages such as MATLAB, R, etc. to assist economists, mathematicians, or statisticians with model development and independent research.
At the lower grade level, more assistance, instruction, guidance, oversight, review, and supervision would be provided.

Students enrolled in economics, mathematics, accounting, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, finance, marketing, or another closely related field are encouraged to apply.


For detailed information and to apply visit: https://treasury- occi.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/465147700/  

Vetr University Challenge

Are You A Superforecaster?

Test your investment strategies by participating in the Veter Global University Challenge.

The University Challenge is open for the Spring 2017 semester and we would love to have University of Maryland students participate. The competition gives students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, the chance to compete against other students from top schools worldwide, outperform industry experts.

This contest is a great opportunity for students to practice investment analysis in a competitive, real-time environment. We want to give college students a chance to learn more about the stock market while they compete for amazing prizes, including an internship opportunity with Vetr. Plus, past participants have used this competition as a resume boosting opportunity as they enter the work force.

Students can sign up at https://www.vetr.com/universitychallenge.

Questions? Contact Jason Haefner at (312) 972-1671.
 


Paid Summer 2017 Internship with Penn Hill Group - Apply by Apr. 1st

Company Overview

Penn Hill Group is a bipartisan government relations firm located in Washington, DC. Penn Hill Group specializes in education and workforce issues, including early childhood education, K-12 education initiatives, special education, job training, higher education, and other critical issues. Penn Hill Group is committed to providing internships that are substantive, promote the growth of many skills (including research and writing), and allow for opportunities to network and learn more about education policy issues.

Job Description

The Penn Hill Group intern will work on projects across the firm to support research, writing, office operations, and event and project management. This position is paid $12 an hour. The intern will:
  • Assist staff by conducting legislative research, tracking federal legislation, and attending congressional hearings and briefings.
  • Provide staff with support in research and analysis of various topics, organizations and key players in the field.
  • Assist in the preparation of Penn Hill Group publications and events.
  • Conduct administrative tasks as needed.

Lengths of internships align with academic semesters/quarters or summer breaks. Start and end dates are flexible to accommodate your school's schedule. We require a 32-hour minimum weekly commitment and we prefer interns who are able to work Friday mornings. Summer internships run end of May through mid-August. Applications opened February 22. The application deadline is April 1.

Junior Management Consult Position for Recent Grad at Booz Allen Hamilton

Job Number: R0000242

Booz Allen Hamilton provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe.

Management Consultant, Junior

Key Role:

Assist with examining systems and developing specific cost reduction solutions and business case analyses to support transformation efforts under general supervision. Assist with the acquisition and planning for implementation of a new technology. Assist with the conducting of client or stakeholder analyses. Comprehend and be aware of underlying functional expertise required to design and implement solutions leveraging any of the management consulting capability pillars, including organization design and mission support optimization, process improvement, performance management, strategy development and transformation, change management, and IT strategy and business architecture.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Experience as an intern, support contractor, government staff, or industry staff
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience with completing individual tasks effectively
  • Experience with working in a team environment
  • Ability to gather and analyze data effectively
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to a wide variety of problems
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems
  • BA or BS degree required
Apply here.

Paid Summer 2017 Education Policy Internship with New America

New America’s Education Policy Program seeks applicants who have a strong interest in education policy for a paid Summer 2017 internship. The intern will primarily assist the program’s full-time staff members with research, data, and policy analysis for issue briefs and policy reports, in addition to writing blogs for the program’s website, EdCentral. Interns must be self-starters who are excited to work both independently and as part of a team on a variety of education-related research projects.
New America’s Education Policy Program is a think-tank industry leader in early education. In addition to conducting research and analysis in these areas, interns will have the opportunity to publish their own blog posts and other work, attend events on behalf of New America, and gain exposure to some of the brightest and most ambitious thinkers in the field. They will also have the opportunity to attend in-house events, professional development, and off-the-record policy lunches with fellows and staff from other New America policy programs.

This intern will work closely with our early and elementary education team, which focuses on policies related to children’s learning and development from birth through third grade. Policy expertise in this area is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities:
  • Work approximately 30-40 hours per week in our downtown D.C. office
  • Conduct research and analysis on education policy issues, including ESSA implementation
  • Write for the Education Policy Program’s blog, EdCentral
  • Assist with planning and staffing New America Education Policy Program events
  • Attend events and Congressional hearings on behalf of the education program
  • Perform some administrative work supporting New America projects

Monday, March 6, 2017

NSA Virtual Information Session - Thurs. Mar. 9th

Get an Inside Look at NSA! University of Maryland College Park students and faculty are invited to join a National Security Agency recruiter for a virtual info session on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Bring your questions about NSA careers and other topics:
  • STEM and Cybersecurity
  • Foreign Language Analysis
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Business and More
  • Application and Security Clearance Process
  • Resume Tips
  • Summer 2018 Internships
  • The Cooperative Education Program (open now to Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Chinese-focused majors)
Join the conversation on March 9. Seats are limited for both this event and virtual office hours. To attend with a mobile device, download the Adobe Connect app prior to an event.

Also, the UMCP community is welcome to join NSA for virtual office hours every Tuesday through March 28 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. No advance registration required. Enter here: https://intelligencecareers.adobeconnect.com/NSAOfficeHoursUMCP.

Paid Summer 2017 Internship with The Center for Economic and Policy Research

The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time International Program Intern for Summer 2017 (early June through August).

Responsibilities include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics; assisting in tracking and logging press mentions; as well as working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress. The responsibilities vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

Qualifications

We are looking for applicants with a general understanding of economics, international relations, and democracy issues, and an interest in economic justice. Previous research, data and/or outreach experience is extremely helpful; interns with strong economics or foreign policy experience (including Master’s degrees) will have the opportunity to engage in serious research, and those with strong organizing or outreach experience will have event management opportunities. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred. The intern will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited management and be a self-starter and independent learner. Should have excellent writing and communications skills.

Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Consulting Club - Deloitte Case Competition

Interested students are invited to join the Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Consulting Club in the 2nd annual case competition. Deloitte is providing the case study and proctoring the competition, which will be held at Hopkins’ campus on March 11th. The event will begin at 10:30am and conclude at 5:30pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

In addition to invaluable networking and case experience, $500 in prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Teams can enter with up to 5 people, or individuals can register and be added to a team. 

Registration is open for teams and/or individuals until March 11th at jhucc.jhu.edu/casecomp

Careers in Public Policy: Is Graduate School for Me?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5pm-6pm
3100 Hornbake Library
South Wing, 3rd Floor

RSVP Here

Interested in interning or working in the field of public policy? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in the field as well as current graduate students to learn about the entry points and the advantages that an advanced degree can have in this field. Topics to be covered:
  • How should I evaluate graduate programs in this area?
  • Hiring trends in the field of public policy.
  • How can I make my application more competitive? 
  • Tips for exploring career options in the field of public policy. 

Free GRE/LSAT/MCAT Preparation Event - March 9th

Taking the GRE, LSAT, or MCAT? Register for a free hour-long test preparation event for your test on Thursday, March 9th!

BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in-person test preparation event!

Students receive: a quiz-style timed 20 min practice session, detailed breakdown of the test, review of the application timeline, and strategy tips!

Events are held Thursday, March 9th: 5-6pm LSAT, 6-7pm GRE, and 7-8pm MCAT in 0103 Francis Scott Key Hall.

Registration links - LSAT: http://bit.ly/umd2017lsat
                                    GRE: http://bit.ly/umd2017gre
                                    MCAT: http://bit.ly/umd2017mcat

Space is limited - register today!

Summer 2017 Internship with USDA - Apply by March 7th!

Summary

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for protecting the public's health by ensuring the safety of the Nations commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products.

USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. It’s ranked as one of the top 10 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” by the Partnership for Public Service (http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/overall/large). Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience. For more information on USDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service, visit https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/home.

Duties

As a Pathways Intern some of the duties you may be asked to perform include:
  • Utilize computer skills to create reports and perform assigned duties
  • Participate in various meetings
  • Review reports for quality control
  • Conduct research
  • Prepare drafts
  • Assist senior leaders during various projects
  • Perform supportive functions in development of various plans, analyzing data, preparing reports and making recommendations

Summer 2017 Internship with Living Cities - Apply by Mar. 23rd!

Living Cities is seeking dedicated, innovative minds to join us this summer and gain valuable experience in the philanthropic, corporate and public sectors. This internship is a 40-hour per week, 8 week commitment. Specific placements and assignments will be based on candidate’s interests and the organization’s needs. Program areas may include, but are not limited to:
  • Collective Impact
  • Capital Innovation
  • Public Sector Innovation
  • Open Sourcing Social Change (Communications)
  • Learning and Evaluation
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Talent and Human Resources
  • Administration and Operations

Friday, March 3, 2017

Resume Workshop for ECON Majors - Mar. 9th


Thursday, March 9th, 5-6 p.m.

Location: University Career Center, South Hornbake Library, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room

Does your resume need an update? 

We will be covering topics such as how to format your resume, what sections and experiences to include on your resume, and how to tailor your resume for different positions. Please bring a copy of your resume with you so you can follow along and ask questions!

Host: EAM & The University Career Center & The President’s Promise

Questions? Contact Kristen Frese at kfrese@umd.edu

ECON Departmental Scholarships Available!

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the availability of several undergraduate scholarships recognizing academic excellence for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. They are:

The Honorable Idamae Garrtott Memorial Scholarship
The Melanie E. (Lee) Easley Memorial Scholarship
The Moskowitz Family Scholarship
The Mark C. Sullivan Economics Scholarship
The Mark D. and Tracye C. Turner Scholarship in Economics
The Peggy Rae and John Sapienza Scholarship

Detailed  information including scholarship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found at https://go.umd.edu/econscholarships

Application Deadline is Sunday, March 5, 2017

Job Search Strategies for Seniors - Mar. 9th

Thursday, March 9, 2017
12pm-1pm
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

RSVP Here

In this workshop, we will go over essential search strategies for finding a great entry-level job. If you are graduating in May and do not have a job for post-graduation, come learn how to use your time effectively to maximize your opportunities.

Whether you are just starting or are in the midst of your job search, this workshop is for you!

For additional information about this event contact Caroline Lee at clee91@umd.edu.

Federal Reserve Board of Governors Information Session - Mar. 6th

Monday, March 6, 2017
3pm-4:30pm
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library South Wing

RSVP Here

Build your career at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors!

Join us at an Information Session to learn about the agency's mission, internship/full time opportunities, benefits of working at the Board, and have your questions answered!

Roles include:
Financial Analyst, Research Assistant, Auditor, Technology Analyst, Intern (various departments)

For additional information about this event contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu

Need help finding an internship?

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

Monday, March 6, 2017 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, College Park, MD 20747


To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
  1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors.
  2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews.
  3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field.

AXA Advisors Externship - Information Session

2017 AXA Advisors Next Step Externship
Wednesday, March 8th
5-8:30pm
Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Thurgood Marshall (Room 2113)

The Next Step Externship Program is a unique opportunity designed for college juniors and seniors who would like to further their knowledge of the financial industry. It is intended to help them transition from backpacks to briefcases and jump-start their career search process.

This Externship ISN’T:
  • An Internship: There is no outside work or long commitment required;
  • Time consuming: This 3-day program is designed to maximize students’ time efficiently while making sure to educate potential candidates as thoroughly as possible. The program is broken down into three separate sessions throughout the
  • A Class: there are no tests or credit provided, however, the externship can be added to students’ resum├ęs as a boost;

This Externship IS:
  • Hands on: Participate in workshops and case studies designed to give a comprehensive explanation of what a financial
  • Informational: This externship breaks down AXA Advisors onboarding process and helps explain the strong relationship between the company and their financial professionals;
  • Networking Opportunities: Get a chance to meet fellow students who share a common interest and passion for helping people, as well as expand your network by meeting professionals who will provide advice and insight into the financial industry;
  • A Stepping Stone: Create your own experience: use the Externship as a foot-in-the-door to joining AXA Advisors

Federal Resume Writing Workshop, Presented by NIH - Mar. 7th

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
12pm-1pm
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

RSVP Here

Join NIH recruiters and HR professionals and learn how to develop a federal resume that showcases your volunteer and other non paid experiences!

The session will also provide information on USAJobs.gov resources and overview the NIH internship program.

REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED!

For additional information about this event contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu.

Summer and Fall 2017 Internship Positions with Kaulkin Ginsberg

Company Overview:

Kaulkin Ginsberg Company is an industry-leading strategic consulting and M&A advisory firm. Our clients are predominantly middle-market companies in the outsourced business services sector and buyers of these businesses. For more than 25 years, we have assisted our clients with the development and implementation of strategic growth initiatives and exit strategies. We are a small firm with a high-energy, entrepreneurial atmosphere. Please visit www.kaulkin.com to learn more.

We are seeking motivated, dependable, and independent undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors to work as interns with our close-knit team. This is an unpaid internship; however, interns in the past have received college credit for their work at Kaulkin Ginsberg.

Entry-level policy associate position with Frontier Group for graduating seniors

Frontier Group uses the power of ideas and information to achieve a cleaner environment and a fairer and more democratic society.

We produce timely, high-quality research reports on the nation’s pressing challenges: environmental protection, sustainable energy, good government and more. We help shape effective public policy strategies that address those problems. And we work to make sure the public and decision-makers hear our message through the media.

As a policy associate, you will:
  • Write compelling reports on social problems and solutions, using a variety of methodologies including literature reviews and data analysis.
  • Help advocates in the field craft a message that will change minds, spur action and generate media attention.
  • Write op-eds, blog entries and journal articles that insert our findings into the public debate.
  • Participate in trainings, presentations and panels.
  • Learn the skills of canvassing and managing a fundraising operation, and run a canvass office for a partner organization during the summer months.
  • Learn recruiting skills and participate in recruiting new Frontier Group staff

Location: Denver, CO, Boston, MA, and Santa Barbara, CA

Apply Today! Go to here to submit a resume, cover letter with references, and writing sample. In your cover letter, please be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised and what location you are interested in.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

MA in Economics at Stony Brook University

About the MA in Economics

Stony Brook University’s MA in Economics enables students to earn a degree from one of the most respected public universities in the nation. This program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the growing field of economics. For students entering the field for the first time, the program offers training and credentials to launch their careers; for those already working in the field, the program enhances their skills and credentials. Graduates of the program will join a list of successful alumni working in public and private organizations. More information about the curriculum can be found here

Admission Requirements

Students in the MA program come from numerous academic backgrounds, including a variety of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences. Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), must have taken algebra and calculus courses, must have taken the Graduate Record Examination or equivalent, and must submit three letters of recommendation from instructors, academic advisors or employers. More information about admissions can be found here.

For additional information please email graduate_economics@stonybrook.edu or call (631) 632-7537.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Student Legal Aid Office Fall Internship


Summer 2017 Ethics & Compliance Internship with Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin's Ethics Program is globally recognized for its excellence, and we continually seek to raise the bar on all aspects of the program. Responsibilities for this intern position will lead to further innovation and leadership in this field. Anticipated assignments may include:
  • Review functionality and utility of automated decision tree for giving and accepting gifts and business courtesies. The tool exists in formats suitable for mobile ("app”) and desktop/laptop devices. Recommend improvements to the tool as well as ways to increase employee awareness and adoption.
  • Support research into the ethics and compliance program implementation of partially-owned business entities (e.g., joint ventures and subsidiaries); recommend policy/practice changes.
  • Review practices of our international ethics program, collaborating with ethics officers and representatives across the corporation to identify unmet needs and research best practices. Update the “international playbook” which provides guidance for the international ethics team.

Summer 2017 Internship, Global Business & Economic Program at the Atlantic Council

About Atlantic Council:
The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

The Council’s mission has three components: fostering US-European cooperation, tackling global challenges together, and building communities of influence. At the same time, the Council has placed the concept of relevance at the heart of its programming and research. The Council’s model is to recruit intellectual entrepreneurs to lead our work, execute programs aimed at shaping policy, build communities of influence around ideas, aggregate best knowledge, and serve as a home base in Washington for Europeans and global partners.

About the Global Business and Economics Program:

The Global Business and Economics Program works to build upon and strengthen the already deep economic integration between Europe and the United States as well as promote transatlantic leadership in the global economy. Bringing together top business leaders, government policy makers, and economic experts, the program explores transatlantic and global issues of importance to the US and European business community. Our aim is to identify areas for cooperation as well as convergence in policy in an effort to promote an open and mutually beneficial environment for transatlantic business and trade.

Internship with American Institutes for Research

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a behavioral and social science research organization. We are a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for federal, state, and private organizations. Our vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

We are seeking an intern in our Washington, DC (Georgetown) office.

Responsibilities: The intern will gain hands-on research experience to complement his/her academic coursework. The intern will provide technical and research support on several large-scale international studies, for example, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Responsibilities will primarily include researching topics pertaining to comparative and international education; assisting with data analysis; conducting data quality checks; preparing and reviewing data tables, figures, and data documentation; assisting with writing and reviewing research papers and statistical reports; revising manuscripts in response to editorial and technical comments; preparing products for release based on detailed publication standards; assisting with website updates; and developing presentations for professional audiences.