Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Trade Guys Event Featuring Public Policy's William Alan Reinsch

In its first Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series event of the year, the Center for Global Business will host "The Trade Guys" from the Center for Strategic & International Studies at the Smith School of Business for a live recording of the weekly podcast by the same name to discuss "Tariffs and Trade Wars." The topic of this special podcast will be the distributional effects of tariffs, specifically the difficulties they create for logistics and supply chain operators. The Trade Guys will be joined by special guest Rick Powers of the Port of Baltimore. Join us on Thursday, September 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to register. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

JPMorgan Chase Delaware recruiting events

JPMorgan Chase is looking for bright and curious minds from all majors to add to their global team of diverse thinkers, who create unexpected solutions in the Global Finance & Business Management Analyst Program! All events are located in Delaware.

If you like analyzing results and using data to drive decisions, then this is a role for you. The function of Global Finance & Business Management is critical to all facets of the business, dedicated to continually making our business better –strategically, financially and operationally.
These Fall events give people a wide range of unique opportunities that allow them to attend skill-building sessions and network with our inspiring people. Dates and application deadlines are as follows:

2019 Global Finance & Business Management Analyst Program –Delaware Summer Opportunity
Application deadline: September 1st
Link for more info and to apply:

Global Finance & Business Management Winning Women Experience –Delaware
Application deadline: September 1st
Link for more info and to apply:

Global Finance & Business Management Launching Leaders Experience –Delaware
Application deadline: September 1st
Link for more info and to apply:

Compliance Internship, Freddie Mac

The Capital Markets Compliance intern will join the securities and derivatives compliance risk oversight department in Freddie Mac’s Compliance Division. The primary responsibilities of the intern are expected to be rotational over the engagement, supporting key personnel on the team executing monitoring, surveillance, recordkeeping and reporting, procedure and training updates, among other responsibilities.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Execute monitoring to validate that business activities are conducted in compliance with applicable regulations or internal policies, procedures and standards;
  • Summarizing enforcement matters or regulatory updates to maintain current training and awareness programs;
  • Supporting risk assessments and related risk reporting obligations to the Chief Compliance Officer and internal risk committees;
  • Updating policies, standards and procedures;
  • Preparing corporate compliance records and supporting maintaining departmental SharePoint sites; and
  • Supporting teams engaged in special projects overseeing business activities or assessing compliance risk

Apply on the Freddie Mac website.

Are You a New International Student? You are Invited to a September 4 Panel (with Pizza)!

Adjusting to Life in the U.S.: A Panel for International Students

A panel consisting of seasoned international students who will provide insight and useful tips for adjusting to life as a student in the U.S. to new international students.

Panelists Include:

  Joey Nguyen
Undergraduate, Robert H. Smith School of Business  

Aldrich Reuel Raj Raja
Master’s Candidate, A. James Clark School of Engineering 
Izidora “Zee” Skracic 
 Ph.D. Candidate, School of Public Health

Tuesday, September 4th, 5-6pm
Global Crossroads Lounge, H.J. Patterson Hall

Sponsored by the International Student Union and the Maryland English Institute

Pizza provided!

(The ISU also keeps international students informed of on-campus jobs, internships open to them, career events for international students, scholarships open to them, and other resources.  Join today!)

Please RSVP!

Monday, August 27, 2018

ECON Course Limit

Starting Fall 2018, students can only register for a maximum of 3 ECON courses.

When Fall registration opens in a few weeks, a block on the registration system will prevent students from signing up for more than 3 ECON courses. This course limit will be strictly enforced given the nature of ECON coursework and sequential structure of the curriculum. To make the most of the early registration period, all students must plan ahead and should:
  1. Review Course Information on Testudo - Use the Syllabus Repository (across from the course title) to view previous syllabi for examples of content covered and typical assignments. Check the course Prerequisites, Restrictions, and Duplicate Courses to make sure you are eligible to take this course.
  2. Talk to your peers - use UMD Course Evaluations to get student perspectives on instructor teaching style and course content. 
  3. Talk to an Advisor - an ECON advisor can help you with questions about your remaining major requirements and information about course options.  ECON advising is available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 10am-4:30pm. Please come in and see an ECON advisor if you have any questions about registration.
This change in registration will require earlier research on courses but will give students more options and earlier opportunities to register for the ECON courses needed to make progress in the major. Exceptions to the 3 ECON course limit will be made only in very rare circumstances so it is essential that you plan accordingly.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fall 2018 Research Assistant Needed - Inforum

Inforum, a research center within the Department of Economics, would like to hire an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Fall 2018 semester, with the intention of continuing the employment through the Spring.  These hourly, paid positions consist of general assistance for economic modeling and analysis projects, especially working with many different types of data with Excel and statistical packages.  Students typically work for 10 to 16 hours per week during the semester, and for 20 to 30 hours per week over the summer.  Candidates preferably have completed several economics courses and should be familiar with manipulating data in Excel.

Inforum develops models of the US and other economies that use a mixture of input-output and macroeconometric modeling.  Inforum has developed the software G7 and Interdyme which are used in modeling, databank development, and client research.  You can learn more about Inforum by visiting

Interested students should email a current resume and unofficial transcript to Douglas Meade, Inforum Director,  Please submit by September 31, 2018.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Advisor Development Summer Analyst Program, Bank of America

Our 10-week summer internship will provide you with a solid understanding of the financial services industry through a variety of learning opportunities and business specific training in one of the following tracks: Financial Center, Merrill Edge, or Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

The intern experience includes formal orientation at the start of the program in addition to on-the-job support, educational speaker events and mentorship throughout. Regardless of the track you choose, interns have access to a robust national curriculum designed to build business acumen, provide exposure to our advisor career paths and develop the skills needed to be successful in our business.

Application due by October 14, 2018. 

For more information and to apply visit the Bank of America website.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Quantitative Researcher, Jane Street

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm that uses innovative technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business. We are a global liquidity provider and market maker, operating around the clock and around the globe, out of offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.

The markets change rapidly, and we need to change faster still. Every day, we come to work with new problems to solve, new systems to build and new theories to test. We’re always looking for people to join us and help come up with that next great idea.

The environment is intellectual and collaborative, relaxed and playful, with a strong focus on education. You’ll learn about trading and our technology stack through in-house classes, guest lectures, and on-the-job experiences. You’ll have the freedom to get involved in many different areas of the business and we’re small enough that you can quickly and clearly see the impact of your work.
At Jane Street, we consider trading and programming to be two ends of a continuum. As both a trading firm and a tech firm, we have room for people who love to trade, people who love to program, and people everywhere in between. Nearly all of our traders write code, and many of our developers trade. The role you carve out for yourself will be largely dependent on your strengths and the types of problems you enjoy thinking about.

Researchers at Jane Street are responsible for building models, strategies, and systems that price and trade a variety of financial instruments. As a mix of the trading and software developer roles, this work involves many things: analyzing large datasets, building and testing models, creating new trading strategies, and writing the code that implements them.

To learn more, log on to Careers4Terps and search ID #125243.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Research Associate, American Bankers Association

The American Bankers Association, ABA, is currently seeking a Research Associate who will provide critical analysis on the banking industry, banking policy and economic issues. The Research Associate will be responsible for tracking economic and policy developments, communicating pertinent information to the team, undertaking analysis of relevant issues, and providing perspectives and insights via presentations and interactions with team members, ABA staff and senior executives. This role has a degree of independence to pursue emerging issues.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Tracking economic indicators and providing commentary and analysis through daily post to ABA Banking Journal website
  • Analyzing banking industry data to provide insights on industry trends and issues
  • Following policy developments, identifying important issues and provide analysis to internal staff
  • Creating presentations for senior management to present complex messages in more easily understood terms through the use of tables and charts
  • Supporting coworkers in a team effort – expected to coordinate work with others in the office to assure accuracy in a fast-paced environment; and producing informational products to articulate the impacts of regulations to banks and policymakers.
For more information and to apply see the full post on the ABA website.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Are you an International Student Interested in a Leadership Position? Apply Now for ISU Officer Positions!

Leadership positions are available with the UMD International Student Union for 2018-19. The International Student Union (ISU) was created in fall of 2014 by two BSOS students to encourage the UMD student body to embrace its diversity and help international students easily integrate into the UMD community.

All officers are expected to attend one monthly meeting in person and one monthly meeting remotely. Open positions include:
  • Vice President for Financial Security – develop a directory of scholarships open to international students (BSOS offers ten!) and suggest additions to the list of current budget-friendly resources. Appropriate for organized students interested in doing informal research. 
  • Vice President for Marketing and Recruitment – use your graphic design and communication skills to draw more attention to the ISU and to expand its membership. Possible ideas include chalking, advertising in the Student Involvement Suite or on the UMD Shuttle Buses. What are your marketing ideas? ISU also plans to start an Instagram account in September. Appropriate for a creative and outgoing student.
  • Vice President for Social Connection/Cross-Cultural Understanding – assist with plans for a panel of seasoned students giving tips to new students and an outing to DC in the fall, as well as a spring international fashion show. What additional ideas do you have for fun, inexpensive and inclusive events? Appropriate for an outgoing student.

Interested? Email Kathryn Hopps, ISU Co-Advisor, to learn more about officer duties.