Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Actuarial Internships with Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson's DC office is seeking interns for its Retirement and Health & Benefits practices.

Health and Benefits is great for students who are interested in the business side of the healthcare field. They work with large and mid-size clients to control soaring health and welfare plan costs, improve health outcomes and promote employee engagement through broad-based, state-of-the-art interventions. Solutions for their clients include creative plan design, vendor evaluation and management, pricing and funding strategies, data analytics, valuation support, and legal compliance and governance strategies. WTW also provides specialty consulting services including clinical/health management program design, pharmacy solutions, disability/absence management strategies and claims audit services.

The Retirement business provides actuarial opportunities and these positions are for students who want to help companies create retirement benefits that helps the company and their employees through benchmarking analysis of benefit plan designs. They provide expertise in retirement and investment consulting through forecasting, data analytics, and asset modelling, to support global organizations in designing, managing, administering, and communicating various retirement plans. Whether a client has a defined benefit pension or a defined contribution plan, we work with them to determine the right approach to designing, funding, investing, governing and employee management that fits their specific goals.

They are also currently searching for a full-time Health and Benefits Analyst and offer internships in a variety of practices you can find here, search using the key word “intern.” 

With any questions about the company, or Retirement practice, please feel free to reach out to BSOS Student Meghan Flaherty (mflaher7@terpmail.umd.edu). For those interested in an internship, please apply online and email your resume to Saarah, their University Recruiter (also a UMD alum!).

Monday, November 20, 2017

Koch Summer 2018 Internship and Fellows Program

The Koch Internship Program (KIP):
KIP is not your typical internship program. It’s paid. It’s nationwide. It’s offered in the spring, summer, and fall. KIP is for those who want to be introduced to the world of non-profit careers—either in Washington, DC, or across the nation—through hands-on experience in fields such as:
  • Communications and public relations.
  • Development and fundraising.
  • Graphic design and video production.
  • Operations and technology.
  • Policy and research analysis.
  • External Relations and coalition building.
  • Program management.
  • Human resources.
The Koch Fellow Program (KFP):
KFP is a suite of three separate programs that all provide a focused educational experience geared toward furthering participants’ knowledge, skills, and professional network within a specific field (communications or policy).
  • KFP: Communications helps participants become well-rounded communications professionals in the field on topics such as digital communications strategy, data visualization, branding, op-ed writing, digital media platforms, marketing, and advertising.
  • KFP: Policy is a good program for individuals interested in careers in non-profit policy, academia, or law.
Both interns & fellows develop professionally. For the duration of the program, interns and fellows will participate in weekly professional development courses, either online or in person at the Charles Koch Institute. They will spend the rest of the week working at a partner organization.

Application Timeline

Monday, November 13, 2017

Economists Incorporated - Research Associate Positions

Economists Incorporated (EI) is a leading economic consulting firm with offices located in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Tallahassee, FL. EI is hiring Research Associates to start in the early spring/summer of 2018 in the San Francisco office or in the summer of 2018 in the Washington, DC office. The Research Associate position is typically for two years, although occasionally potential for additional advancement arises.

EI Research Associates have the opportunity to work directly with Ph.D. economists from top universities on a variety of high-profile cases concerning antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, government regulation of the private sector, and general commercial litigation. Recent firm projects include examining the antitrust implications of the vertical integration of health insurers and healthcare providers, determining potential competitive effects of mergers between utility companies, evaluating class certification issues in consumer goods litigation, assessing damages in contract disputes, designing an incentive structure to promote use of renewable energy sources, designing a bidding strategy for participation in an electromagnetic spectrum auction, and assessing the importance of copyright industries (music, motion pictures, publishing, software, etc.) to the U.S. economy. Research Associates gain broad industry exposure and marketable skills in case management, data analysis, and research through responsibilities such as those detailed below:

Case Management
  • Act as a lead Research Associate on one to five cases at a time
  • Manage teams of Research Associates
  • Organize case research and data analysis
  • Work closely with economists on a regular basis

Apply to Serve as a BSOS Ambassador in Spring 2018!


Priority Deadline: December 3, 2017
Candidates selected to move forward will be contacted for an interview before the end of fall semester. Good luck!

Click here for more information about BSOS Ambassadors
E-mail Margo Shear at mshear@umd.edu with any questions

Masters in Applied Economics @ UMD - Upcoming Information Sessions

The Department of Economics will be hosting two information sessions for potential applicants to our Master of Professional Studies in Applied Economics program.
  • Tuesday, November 28th on our main campus in College Park
  • Tuesday, December 5th in our Washington, DC location near DuPont Circle
Both sessions will be at 6:45 p.m.  The sessions will feature a presentation about the program and opportunities to speak with our program's director, Dr. John Straub, and with other representatives from the Department of Economics including our Department Chair, Dr. Maureen Cropper and our Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. John Shea.  Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP for details: masters@econ.umd.edu 
We are currently accepting applications for 2018 admission.
The online application is posted on our website, along with detailed information about the admissions criteria and application deadlines. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Paid Government Relations Spring Internship, BHFS

One of the top two lobbying firms in Washington, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP (BHFS), is currently accepting applications for its spring internship program from students with an interest in politics, government, advocacy, or law. Interns at Brownstein support the firm’s government relations activities by engaging in such tasks as covering congressional hearings, tracking legislation, and researching business development opportunities.

In addition to being paid an hourly wage, interns can expect to receive the following benefits:
• Gain practical work experience in public policy;
• Develop a deeper understanding of advocacy;
• Strengthen your resume;
• Prepare yourself for the job market; and
• Network with professionals in Washington.

Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university, while also maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher. Capitol Hill or equivalent public policy experience is preferred, but not required. Spring candidates must be able to commit three full days out of the week to the internship.

Deadline: November 15 (internships running from January to May)

Interested applicants should send their resume with a cover letter and writing sample, as well as availability, to Kaitlyn Hill at khill@bhfs.com.

To view this position in Careers4Terps, search the ID number: 166202

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tomorrow! Work Visas, OPT, & Green Cards in the Job Search

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
1202 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Confused about options for staying and working in the United States after graduation? Worried about the H1B quota? What about the STEM extension for OPT?

Presented by immigration attorney Mark Rhoads of the law firm McCandlish Holton.

Topics will include Optional Practical Training (OPT) and H-1B visas, including an explanation of the H-1B quota and the H-1B lottery. He will also discuss the impact of the new White House administration on work visas and immigration generally.

In addition, Mark will provide practical strategies for talking to employers about work visa issues during interviews.

This Event is For: All Students

For more information contact Engineering Career Services: 301-405-3863, CareerEngr@umd.edu.

Road Trips to the Real World - Winter Break Career Shuttles!

Registration Closes: Friday, December 1, 2017 (sign up early as space is limited)
Locations: Northeast region (Boston, Philadelphia, New York, D.C. and more!)

Participate in Road Trips to the Real World! Road Trips offer college students the opportunity to attend one-day employer site visits for between January 3-12, 2018.

  • American Enterprise Institute- DC (January 8, 1:30-3 pm): Learn about internships & jobs related to political science, international affairs and languages. Refreshments will also be provided. 
  • Sysco- Baltimore, MD- January 9, 11 am- 1:30 pm: Learn about entry-level opportunities related to supply chain, operations and sales. A lunch and tour will also be provided. 
  • LIDL- Arlington, VA- January 12, 9-11 am: Learn about the wide range of internships and entry-level opportunities available with LIDL. Great opportunities related to supply chain, HR, marketing, purchasing, etc. 
  • Transamerica- Baltimore, MD, January 10, 9-11:30 am: Learn about actuarial & finance internships & jobs during an information/networking session & breakfast. 
  • Plus 35+ companies more organizations! 

View the schedule and register at www.eace.org/roadtrips2018.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Not Going Home for Thanksgiving? BSOS Would Like You to Be our Guest!

Deadline Extended to November 10th.

Are you an international student, an American student who can’t go home for Thanksgiving, or any student who hasn’t received an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner? BSOS is organizing faculty, staff and alumni who have volunteered to host undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in our college for Thanksgiving dinner. Registration is required: https://go.umd.edu/BeOurBSOSGuest. Register by November 10th. Be our guest!

Contact Kathryn Hopps

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Data Analytics Challenge 2018

Love Data Analytics? Participate in UMD Data Challenge 2018!

University of Maryland
Data Challenge 2018
February 24 - March 3

All UMD students (from any major or year) with a data analytics interest are invited to participate.
  • Receive a data set from a real company
  • Use your creativity and analytical prowess to solve an information problem
  • Work one-on-one with an industry mentor
  • Compete for financial prizes
Register by Nov 30 at https://datachallenge.ischool.umd.edu/

This is a free event, including admission, swag, food and beverages.

Participants compete as teams of 2-4. All participants must register individually by Nov 30. Starting Dec 1, attendees will have the opportunity to request team assignments. Individuals registering independently will be partnered with others to form teams.