Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Apply to be the Winter 2017 BSOS Student Commencement Speaker!

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
12:00p.m.   

As you prepare to embark on your next journey after graduating from the University of Maryland, what reflections would you share with your fellow graduates?

The selected student speaker will get to deliver his/her message to the 2,000 students, faculty, and guests at the BSOS Commencement Ceremony. The student speaker will play a prominent role in the procession into the Xfinity Center. During the BSOS Commencement Ceremony, the student speaker will get to sit on stage with the Dean Gregory Ball and will receive reserved special seating for family and guests.

Eligibility

·         Completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park
·         A GPA of 3.50 or better
·         Graduated in Summer or Fall 2017

For more information about the application process or to access the application, please visit the BSOS student speaker website (go.umd.edu/bsosspeaker17).

Fall 2017 Career & Internship Fair

Tuesday September 19 12-5pm STEM Industries

Wednesday September 20 12-5pm All Industries

University of Maryland, XFINITY Center 
Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise

The annual Career and Internship Fair provides UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Over 270 employers have registered and are looking forward to meeting undergraduate and graduate students! Business professional attire is requested.

View ALL participating organizations

Click the link below to review tips for how you can best use the Fair to…

PREPARATION ASSISTANCE

Review a sample of the employers seeking to talk with Economics students!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Job Opportunity at CFPB

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position, and we want to encourage graduating seniors to apply. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 
This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.
We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2017-2018 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:


  • Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
  • Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
  • Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)

We will be on campus for the Career Fair on Wednesday, September 20. 

HOW TO APPLY

We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on the career center website. However, the formal application will be available here only during the following open application windows:

Window 1: September 22 - September 26

Window 2: October 12 - October 16

Please encourage interested students to reach out to me with any questions about the position or the application process at leah.kazar@cfpb.gov.

Thanks,
Leah Kazar

Director’s Financial Analyst
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumerfinance.gov


Research Fellow at Stanford Law School (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Commitment:
Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2018. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Description:
Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, engineering, and computer science.

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:
  • Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models
  • Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets
  • Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results
  • Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators
  • Report writing and manuscript preparation

EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites applications for full-time pre-doctoral
fellows for the academic year 2018-19. An interdisciplinary research and training center at the
University of Chicago, EPIC is contributing innovative solutions to the global energy challenge:
How can we ensure that people around the world, today and in the future, have access to reliable,
affordable energy needed for human development without putting our health, environment and
climate at risk? Previous results from EPIC projects have been influential with policymakers
worldwide and featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other leading
publications.

Successful candidates will report to either Michael Greenstone, Professor of Economics at the
University of Chicago and Director of EPIC, another EPIC faculty affiliate, or work with the
Climate Impact Lab under the direction of Michael Greenstone. Applicants will automatically be
considered for all open positions but may list preferences within their cover letter.

Responsibilities span all stages of research, including managing projects, collecting and analyzing
data, creating presentations, and editing manuscripts. Typical research projects involve the
analysis of environmental and energy data from the United States, India, China, and other countries
utilizing quasi-experimental and experimental methods, as well as development of computational
economic models of energy markets. In addition to working closely with faculty as research
assistants, pre-doctoral fellows typically attend classes and seminars at EPIC, the University of
Chicago, and affiliate institutions.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Networking & Resume Tips - Sept. 28th! (for the Economics Networking Night)


This workshop will help you prepare to make an amazing first impression at the Economics Networking Night, Wednesday, October 4, 6-8 p.m.

Representatives from Morgan Stanley will lead this session and share best practices for marketing yourself at career fairs and networking events. They will also share what they look for on resumes, information about their current openings, and other application tips. Additionally, attendees will also receive information about the format of the Networking Night.

If you are planning to attend the Networking Night, this workshop is strongly recommended for you!

For additional information about this event:
Contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice - ONLINE INFO SESSION

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Tuesday, September 26 at 7pm Eastern to discuss careers in community organizing with individuals interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/september26

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Fighting for immigrants' rights
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Criminal justice system reforms to stop the growing criminalization of youth of color

Positions start January 16, 2018 in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Positions start August 13, 2018 in Knoxville, TN, Columbia, SC, Lexington, KY, Richmond, VA, and Daytona Beach, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Sarah Storar at sarah@thedartcenter.org or (937) 974-6093.

Dual Bachelor's/Masters Program Information Session

Tuesday September 19th
5:00 - 6:00 PM
1307 Van Munching Hall

Current SMITH and BSOS students are invited to learn more about the Plus 1 (Dual Bachelor's/Master's) programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The information session will cover topics such as what exactly the +1 program entails, entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and answer any questions.

To register please go here.

If you have any questions please email masters@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Economics Networking Night - October 4th!

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The Economics Networking Night connects students with UMD alumni and employers working in the areas of applied economics research, policy analysis, financial services, and consulting with federal government and private sector organizations throughout the DC Metro area.

Students in attendance will…
  • Make connections in their field of interest;
  • Engage in networking needed to job search effectively in Washington, D.C.;
  • Market their skills and identify internship and job openings.
Some participating organizations include Booz Allen Hamiliton, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and many others.

For a full list of attendees and more information about this event please visit see the Economics Networking Night event

Want to get ready for the Networking Night? Attend the Networking and Resume Tips event on September 28th to help prepare. Students should also review these tips before the networking event to be sure to make a great impression. 

Analyst Position with IMPAG

IMPAQ is seeking full-time Analyst to join the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Group within our Health Division. The Analyst will support projects focused on health care quality improvement and patient safety. The person hired will support national improvement and dissemination projects by performing activities that include: planning and facilitating improvement events, capturing and synthesizing project data, conducting qualitative and quantitative data cleaning, producing drafts of strategy and operations document sections, coordinating with project stakeholders and performing secondary research of published literature and web-based documents. The ideal candidate for this position will be well-organized, very bright, have strong communication skills and be someone that wants to acquire a range of project management and research experiences before advancing to a higher-level position in consulting or health care or pursuing an advanced degree.

Qualifications (Education, Knowledge and Experience):
  • Demonstrated interest in quality improvement and a desire to make U.S. healthcare better
  • Bachelor’s degree and undergraduate coursework in any major or majors that reflects academic rigor, the ability to think critically, write well and effectively manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • 0-3 years of research or project support experience related to healthcare
  • Proven ability to perform secondary research and summarize research findings in well written documents
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with data analysis using Excel, SAS, STATA, SPSS or another comparable program
Interested alumni can find out more details and apply by logging in to Careers4Terps and search the ID: 163409.

Investigative Analyst Position with the Office of the Inspector General Hotline

US Dept of Defense Office of the Inspector General Hotline seeking Schedule A applicant (applicants with a disability) for full-time positions as Investigative Analysts.

**Interested applicants should submit their resume to Nancy Forsythe at the UMD University Career Center nforsyt2@umd.edu at the earliest possible date.


Investigative AnalystsLocation: Alexandria, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Salary Range: $35,265.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year

If you would like to be a part of a federal organization dedicated to serving our nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of federal benefits (see link below) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements. This position is within the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Administrative Investigations (DIG-AI). The incumbent serves as an Investigative Analyst in support of the DoD Hotline.

Duties Serves as Investigative Analyst, developing/collecting, entering into an
automated database, retrieving, analyzing, consolidating and statistical
reporting of extremely sensitive and complex investigative data concerning senior officials,
whistleblower reprisal, and hotline complaints impacting the Department and
national security
  • Maintains the automated time and attendance reporting system for the
  • office
  • Prepares Requests for Personnel Actions (RPAs), reviews travel orders and
  • vouchers, and tracks budget expenditures
  • Extracts and organizes statistical data for investigators, Senior Analysts, and the component heads within DIG-AI, and prepares reports and
  • oral briefings
  • Utilizes MS applications creating correspondence, Power Point slides and Excel spreadsheets
  • Disseminates data through automated data processing systems
  • Occasional Travel Require
  • Up to 10% of work time may require travel.

Research Assistant Opportunity - Juniors & Seniors

Project on “Economic and Financial Evaluation of Universal Basic Income”

What is Universal Basic Income (UBI)? 
It simply means that every citizen in a country would be granted a fixed income every year regardless of their socio-economic status. At a very basic level, UBI will ensure that no one lives in poverty regardless of where they live or what skills they have. It would help alleviate the growing income inequality in the United States and all countries that implement it, and would make all citizens feel that they have a stake in the country. It will certainly give a boost to the economy because the spending power of the citizens at large will increase. Finland and Germany are currently piloting UBI schemes and Canada is also going into a trial very soon. The state of Hawaii passed a bill in June to support UBI for its citizens.

The proposed research will do a very thorough analysis of the current data and perform a comprehensive economic and financial evaluation of universal basic income.

A Research Assistant is needed to gather detailed data on tax returns, the U.S. welfare system, government budgets, and perform a fairly comprehensive literature review on the subject of universal basic income from around the world.

The pay will be $15/hour and the work will involve 5-10 hours/week of commitment. The initial phase of the work will be done during the entire Fall semester 2017, and depending on performance of the RA could extend to the Spring semester 2018 as well.

The best candidate would be a junior or senior undergraduate or a graduate student with a background in economics or finance. Someone who understands how the U.S. economy works would be best placed to be efficient in doing the research.

If interested, please contact Professor Anand Anandalingam at ganand@umd.edu

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons School of Technology supports 55 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our tuition-free programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhD candidates in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications.

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more

Our Horizons Speaker Series brings in successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom. Students will hear from some of the industry's foremost experts. We have had some amazing speakers like the founders of Zenefits, Coinbase, Digital Ocean, Andela, X.ai, Shapeways, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We've welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on www.joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Economics & Valuation Services Summer Internship with KPMG - Apply by Sept. 20th!

KPMG - Summer 2018 internship (multiple locations)

Deadline to apply through 
Careers4Terps: Sept. 20 
  • KPMG LLP - Short Hills, New Jersey (search for ID# 162984)
  • KPMG LLP - Tysons Corner, Virginia (search for ID# 162973)
  • KPMG LLP - New York City, New York (search for ID# 162982)
  • KPMG LLP - McLean, Virginia (search for ID# 162974)
You may only apply to ONE position. In addition to applying via Careers4Terps, you must also apply to KPMG’s website using the link found on the Careers4Terps posting.

Some Qualifications: 
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting, Economics, Business, Finance, or Mathematics 
  • Experience or coursework in strategic transfer pricing studies, financial statement analysis, quantitative and competitive analysis, statistical sampling and econometrics, strategy evaluation and/or operational performance analysis 
  • Target graduation dates from December 2018 through Summer 2019 

Our internship program is designed for individuals who have three or more years of university education at the time they begin their internship.

***Only students returning to school for one additional year (i.e. junior level or 1st year master level students) after the internship will be considered.

KPMG also has additional internships as well as an Entry Level position in China also posted on Careers4Terps.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Job Opportunities for Research Assistants at the Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve Board is currently accepting applications for the position of Research Assistant (RA) for the Fall recruiting season. The application deadline for the Fall program is September 30. After September 30, and through January 2018, students may apply for the second round of hiring. All positions will begin in summer of 2018.

We seek to recruit students with diverse backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. These are highly sought-after positions because our RAs have the opportunity to work with the Board’s leading economists on both research and on work that directly supports policymaking by the Board of Governors. After their two years at the Board, most RA’s go on to top graduate schools in economics, law, and public policy, while others find job opportunities elsewhere within the Federal Reserve System or in the public or private sector.

Application instructions for the program are available at http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/ra.htm.

Chicago Fed Hiring Research Assistants (Associate Economists) to start Summer 2018



The research department at the Chicago Fed is looking to hire a number of Associate Economists (AEs) to start in the summer of 2018. This position is structured as a rigorous two to three year research assistantship meant to provide empirical and theoretical skills in preparation for graduate school. Most of our AEs enroll in graduate programs upon departure from the Fed.

For more details and to apply visit https://www.chicagofed.org/ae

Thursday, September 7, 2017

BSOS Student Faculty Dinner



On behalf of the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council, you are cordially invited to attend the annual BSOS Student Faculty Dinner

Who: BSOS Students & Faculty
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 5:45-8pm
Location: Orem Hall, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

RSVP: Here by October 2, 2017

AXA Advisors NEXT Step Externship program

The Next Step Externship program is a unique opportunity designed for college Juniors and Seniors who are interested in furthering their knowledge of the finance industry, but want to do it in a quick, three session program versus a semester long internship. The program is a hands-on, informational networking opportunity that provides a stepping stone for students as well as a chance to boost their resume.

Monday, October 2, 2017
5:00pm - 8:00pm
University Career Center, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to monika.zawasky@axa-advisors.com.

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

SURE Undergraduate Research Program - Apps Open

SURE is currently taking applications for their research program (all majors and years welcome!). SURE (Snider Undergraduate Research Experience) presents undergraduate students in any field at the University of Maryland College Park with an individualized research experience *and* mentorship with a professor!  

While the program aims to investigate enterprise, a business background is not required. Previous cohorts have welcomed fellows from computer science, business, public policy, behavioral and social sciences!


Applications are due October 20th! A $500 stipend and course credit is provided after successful completion of the program! If you have question, please visit the SURE website here or email umdsure@gmail.com!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Research Internships with the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has a summer internship program that allows you the opportunity to learn about economics in the United States through the perspective of the Federal Reserve System. They begin accepting applications for the following summer in September, hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis.
About the program

The program consists of:
  • Direct exposure to bank operations
  • Valuable work experience in public service
  • Developmental workshops
  • Q&A sessions with senior leaders
  • Departmental information and networking sessions
  • Mentoring program
  • Structured capstone experience
As an Economics intern, you will:
  • Review online learning modules for ease of use and relevance to audience.
  • Work with video closed captioning and website tagging processes.
  • Work with staff to produce economic education content.
  • Assist staff with summer programs and email outreach for educators.
  • Support various website development initiatives.
Interested candidates can find more details of the position here.

Research Associate Position - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

This position is a full-time position to start in the spring/summer of 2018. Interested applicants should expect to graduate in the Spring 2018 or Fall 2017.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of interviews in early October.

What are the day-to-day activities?

• Perform statistical, econometric, computational and analytical research that economists can use for publication in academic journals.
• Utilize statistical packages such as Stata, SAS, R, Matlab, Fortan, Python and C++.
• Collect, organize and interpret economic and financial data.
• Review academic journals, market sources and government reports.
• Write memoranda or assist economists in developing memoranda and presentations on current economic and financial conditions and policy issues.
• Attend to additional assignments, including gathering and organizing survey data and anecdotal information and summarizing economic data for the Beige Book.

Interested candidates can find more details of the position here.

Cornerstone Research: Analyst

As an Analyst, you will play a central role at Cornerstone Research. You will work in case teams that range in size but typically include an academic or industry expert, senior consultants, and analysts. Within a case team, you will make important contributions during all phases of a project—from developing case strategy to conducting complex analyses to preparing experts for testimony.

Case work has both quantitative and qualitative elements, involving such key responsibilities as

- Developing financial and economic models

- Examining market and industry behavior

- Presenting findings to colleagues and clients

Our small size provides opportunities for analysts to interact closely not only with senior consultants and academic experts, but also with clients. Analysts also participate actively in the development of Cornerstone Research’s recruiting and training efforts.

For more information and to apply visit Careers4Terps and search posting ID# 162141 & 162140. Deadline to apply is September. 18th. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ECON Sophomores: Small Group Discussions with Goldman Sachs Professionals

Deadline to apply through Careers4Terps: Sept. 8, 2017

Goldman Sachs is coming to campus on September 19th and will be hosting small group discussions for SOPHOMORES at the Office of Career Services in Van Munching Hall (Room 2570).

If you are the kind of person who can’t wait to make a difference, consider a career at Goldman Sachs. We believe that good ideas and innovations can come from anyone, at any level. We offer meaningful opportunities, best-in-class training and a wide variety of career paths for talented people from academic backgrounds. Plus, with access to important clients and projects, you’ll have the chance to make an impact with global significance.

To learn more about our 2018 summer internship opportunities, please sign up/apply to attend the small group discussions with Goldman Sachs employees to learn more about their day-to-day. Want to learn more before attending? Visit this link for detailed information on the firm.

You MUST submit your resume through Careers4Terps (search for ID# 163211) for a chance to meet with us! Dress code is business professional.

Work Authorization: U.S. Citizen or U.S. National, Protected Residents (Legal Perm. Residents, Asylees, Refugees, & Temp. Legal Residents)

EAM - Executive Board Opportunities

The Economics Association of Maryland (EAM) will be looking for a new Executive board for the 2017/2018 school year. Available positions are listed below:
  • President 
  • Vice President 
  • Secretary 
  • Treasurer 
  • Director of Tutoring 
  • Public Relations of Media 
  • Director of Marketing 
More information about these positions is located on the link below. Applications are due on the 12th of September.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zgJPtnDZVC807C07gslK8dvcFOy7_s5_90IcTUgFXI4/edit?usp=sharing

Friday, September 1, 2017

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients - Apply by October 3rd

Are you thinking about studying abroad in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018? Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last two years, 58 University of Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships—a 45% acceptance rate! The deadline to apply for Spring or Summer 2018 awards will be October 3, 2017.

Hear from returned Gilman Scholars! Attend our student panel and learn from successful applicants:

Tuesday, Sept. 5th 5:00 – 6:00 pm 
1102 H.J. Patterson Hall
Refreshments will be served. RSVP to gilman@umd.edu

Additional Information Sessions starting next week!

  • Tuesday, September 5, 4:00 - 4:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 6, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 6, 4:00 - 4:30 pm,1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 7, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, September 8, 10:00 - 10:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
  • Monday, September 11, 5:00 - 5:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
  • Tuesday, September 12, 1:30 - 2:00 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall

Please RSVP to gilman@umd.edu and indicate which you plan to attend (please note the location). Interested but can't attend? Email us at the same address.

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research Fall 2017 Information Sessions

ARE YOU AN UNDERGRADUATE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR FALL 2017 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND?

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program maintains a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 160 projects are listed with more being added so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s). The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research. Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Most positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is offering Fall 2017 information sessions to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities.

Fall 2017 Information Sessions:
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2:00-2:20 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Tuesday, September 5, 5:00-5:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 6, 5:00-5:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 7, 10:30-11:00 am - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 7, 12:00-12:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 13, 4:00-4:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 13, 5:00-5:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 14, 11:00-11:30 am - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 14, 12:00-12:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 14, 2:00-2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 160 available opportunities by visiting our website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-studentresearchers.html

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they have the listed required skills. It is open to undergraduates of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Most positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.

Fall Research Intern - Economic Policy, Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute is seeking interns to support the Institute’s work on issues including international economics, consumer finance, trade, and housing markets. In addition to being exposed to critical issues in these fields, interns will spend significant time discussing these issues with their scholar. Onsite interns also attend weekly events featuring experts from Hudson Institute and across Washington, DC.

Applicants should have a strong interest in analyzing trends in financial and housing markets, as well as in the manufacturing, energy, and technology industries. A strong background in econometrics and understanding of data analysis software, such as R and/or Stata, is preferred.

Responsibilities include:
  • Gathering and analyzing data for inclusion in reports and articles;
  • Keeping the scholar and team up to date on current events;
  • Assisting the scholar with research projects and presentations;
  • Assisting with articles, op-eds, reports, and briefing papers;
  • Assisting with administrative tasks and event support.
Applications for a fall semester internship will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 8th.

For more information and to apply visit the Hudson Institute's website