Friday, September 28, 2018

BSOS Student Faculty Dinner!

On Behalf of the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC), You Are Cordially Invited to:

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 5:45pm
Location: Riggs Alumni Center
RSVP: Here by October 12

The BSOS Student Faculty Dinner is a great way to meet your departmental faculty members who want to share their experiences and insights outside of the classroom with you. This is a great opportunity for connecting and conversing with your peers and professors - while enjoying a free delicious meal.

What International Students Should Know About Finding a Job in the US Event October 10!

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1101 Clark Hall (Forum)
Engineering Career Services 
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?  Does that still exist?
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.
Audience: All UMD International Students.  The Clark School has opened this workshop to the whole university! 

International Students: Thursday Workshop on Finding Internships and Jobs in China

Lockin China Information Session: Finding Jobs In China Before You Graduate

Thursday, October 4, 2018 • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

UMD Chinese students who are away from Chinese job market, come learn how you can find job opportunities! Lockin China overseas recruitment will present a practical employment workshop, for students who want to find opportunities in China.

By participating in the workshop, you will:
  • Understand the Chinese recruitment market and learn how to best identify job resources. This year, we have convened 2,000 of employers and over 30,000 of positions for overseas students.
  • Understand the job search timeline for graduates
  • Understand your future career positioning and determine how your strengths match with employers’ requirements
  • Understand how to write a targeted and competitive resume/CV
  • Participate in on-site Group Mock Interviews
Register on the UCC website.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Resident Assistant 2019-2020 Applications Available

The Department of Resident Life is now accepting applications for Resident Assistant positions for the 2019-2020 school year. Full information is available at

Please note the application will close after 500 applications are completed or by 4:00 p.m. on October 4, whichever comes first. Students should not wait until the deadline to consider applying.

Questions may be directed to the Resident Life Staff Development & Services Office at or (301) 314-5111.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Invitation to ASA and WSS opportunities

The DC Branch of the American Statistical Association (ASA), aka the Washington Statistical Society (WSS) would like to inform undergraduate and graduate students of activities and opportunities WSS is offering this 2018-2019 academic year:

  • 2018-2019 WSS Mentoring Program - This program pairs each aspiring mentee with a participating mentor from the Washington DC metropolitan area. It builds professional relationships and trust between the mentor and mentee. For the mentee, it provides a source for developing professional skills, planning career goals, and networking. For mentors, it is a way of giving back to the statistical community and enhancing communication and leadership skills. This program is intended for mentees just starting out to those in the middle of their careers. To learn more, go to WashStat.Org and fill out our form to participate. 
  • WSS is sponsoring students to attend the conference in Denver, CO, July 27-August 1, 2019 with 2019 Joint Statistical Meeting Student Travel Awards. For more information, see the July/August/September WSS Newsletter. Applications due 12/31/2018.  
  • WSS is hosting two social gatherings to which we would like to invite interested students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. 
    • First, Happy Hour is Tuesday September 25 from 5-6:30 PM at Gordon Biersch, 200 E Middle Ln, Unit A, Rockville, MD 20850, just west of the Red Line Rockville Metro Stop in Rockville Town Square. This is an opportunity to meet potential mentors, mentees, and other WSS/ASA members. RSVP not required. 
    • Next, the annual Holiday Party is Tuesday, December 4 from 4:30-7:30 PM at Penn Commons, 700 6th St, Washington, DC 20001, just one block from the Gallery Place Metro Station. Please hold the date and continue to monitor the WSS Newsletter for more information as this is a ticketed event.

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) Hiring Research Assistant

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has an immediate opening for a research assistant. This position will support the research and writing of economists and policy analysts at EPI. EPI is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies on typical families in the United States. EPI’s mission is to ensure that the economic policy addresses the interests and concerns of low- and middle-income households. EPI is a key institution in the movement for economic justice in the United States and is widely recognized as a source of authoritative analysis on economic trends, with a particular focus on economic inequality. The RA will work on a variety of issue areas, including macroeconomic and labor market analysis (including wages, employment, and unemployment), the federal budget, EPI’s program on race, ethnicity and the economy (PREE), and state-level economic and policy analysis.

Requirements include:
  • BA in economics, math, or other related social science field (e.g., public policy or political science);
  • Strong quantitative skills;
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with ability to gather, analyze, and present a wide variety of economic data;
  • Ability to present findings through tables, figures, and literature reviews with meticulous documentation;
  • Assist in the publications process of reports, issue briefs, blog posts, etc.;
  • Strong Excel expertise, including graphics creation;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work well on a team and to work on several projects simultaneously;
  • Previous work experience as a research assistant or in a similar position is a plus;
  • Familiarity with labor market and microeconomic survey data and/or experience analyzing data using SAS or STATA desired.
The RA job at EPI is a substantive position, with the vast majority of the RA’s time spent engaged in quantitative and qualitative research and writing. This is a full-time position that offers an excellent benefits package, and a starting salary in the range of $45,000-47,000 (depending on experience). This position also offers excellent opportunities for on-the-job training. For example, EPI RAs receive extensive training to use STATA and WordPress. Past EPI RAs have gone on to complete advanced degrees in social science, law, and other public policy fields. Former RAs are employed in tenured or tenure-track jobs in academia, for institutions like the Federal Reserve or the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), or in other DC or state-based think tanks. There is no other entry-level policy job in DC that offers work as substantive or training that is deeper and more relevant for those wanting to begin a career in progressive policy.

EPI is an EOE employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage everyone across the spectrums of race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and religion to apply.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and a list of three references to No phone calls please. The cover letter should state when the applicant will be available to start work. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Morgan Stanley - Internships & Full Time Opportunities

Morgan Stanley mobilizes capital to help governments, corporations, institutions and individuals around the world achieve their financial goals. Learn more about Morgan Stanley and its opportunities for students and recent graduates.

Morgan Stanley has several internships and full-time positions open, and will be at UMD for on-campus interviews on October 2nd. If you are interested, search for the positions below in Careers4Terps using the position's ID number:

  • 2019 Compliance Summer Analyst Program (Baltimore) Juniors - ID# 178301
  • 2019 Morgan Stanley Operations Summer Analyst Program Juniors - ID#  178297
  • 2019 Operations Full Time Analyst Program Seniors - ID#  178292
  • 2019 Morgan Stanley Operational Risk Management Co-op Program (Baltimore) Juniors, Seniors  - ID# 178304
  • 2019 Technology Summer Analyst Program (Cyber Security - Baltimore) Juniors, Seniors, Masters  - ID# 178302

The deadline for applying for an on-campus interview is September 23rd.

Learn more about on-campus interviewing.

Public Policy Coordinator, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Seeks a Public Policy Coordinator to join the Public Policy (Policy and Advocacy) department in Bethesda, MD. This position works in collaboration with and supports the Access Policy team and the Policy and Advocacy Department by providing substantive support on state policy research projects, project management, legislative tracking, internal and external communication materials, and administrative duties.

Some duties and responsibilities include:
  • Executing substantive research on state policy and coverage topics, such as Medicaid and other state health care programs, with guidance from supervisor and team experts. 
  • Drafting memos and summary documents based on research findings. 
  • Providing project management support to state policy team, including drafting project plans, tracking progress, and reporting status updates to team. 
  • Assisting with state legislative tracking. 
  • Developing access policy content for internal and external communications, including handouts, newsletters, presentation slides, and conference materials. 
Some Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-2 years of experience in fast-paced work environment and strong interested in health policy preferred. 
  • Requires excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Individual should be highly analytical, organized, conscientious, resourceful and adaptable.

For the full details of this job opportunity and to apply, click here.

START Internship Program

Want to know more about START's Program?

We are excited to announce that we will be providing two information sessions via webinar about START's Internship Program, available for interested applicants! The dates are scheduled for Tuesday, September 25th at 2pm EST and Thursday, October 25th at 1pm EST. Please click on the links above for more information and to sign up for the webinars.

How to apply:
Please visit our website for more information about the projects, requirements, and for access to the application form:

Priority application deadline Spring 2019: Sunday, October 28, 2018; 11:59pm
Final application deadline Spring 2019: Sunday, November, 2018; 11:59pm

Research Analyst Position at Gallup

Conduct research that transforms how people work, manage, and live their lives.

As a research analyst at Gallup, you will help organizations conduct quantitative and qualitative research to solve their most pressing problems. The research analyst will support the development of web, phone and mail-based data collection instruments, conduct quality assurance and quality control checks, and test survey instruments. You will also examine data, explore the latest findings, and discover important patterns and themes in global analytics.

For more than 70 years, Gallup has set the gold standard for survey research methodology. And our global presence means we have more data and insights on the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization. If you’re passionate about developing studies that unlock the will of the world, join us, and put your greatest strengths to work.

Interested candidates should log onto Careers4Terps and search ID #178190.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

International Student Job Search Strategies Event This Friday, 2:00 to 4:30 P.M.

Event Details

Finding OPT opportunities and longer term employment in the US is challenging and takes tremendous effort. Get relevant job search advice from a former recruiter-Dan Beaudry, author of the book Powerties. (Students may borrow this book from Kathryn Hopps.) Speaker will be followed by an interactive session facilitated by career center staff (Veronica Perrigan and Susan Martin) to help you immediately implement the most effective networking and job search strategies. Co-sponsored by The Graduate School, Engineering Career Services, and ISSS.

Friday, 21 September, 2:00 to 4:30 P.M.

Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, Room 2204

Job Opportunities for Research Assistants with the Federal Reserve System

The Board of Governors and the 12 Federal Reserve Banks throughout the country are currently recruiting recent graduates to fill a number of Research Assistant positions. The positions are full-time, salaried, and offer full benefits, including tuition assistance. 

The Federal Reserve System is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize the benefit derived from different perspectives and experiences and we look carefully at candidates’ applications to identify individuals whose perspectives could benefit our work. As such, we especially encourage submissions from individuals of groups traditionally less represented in economics.

Research Assistants work closely with economists at the top of their fields on a variety of research questions and real-world policy issues while developing a toolkit beneficial for graduate study and future career paths. Research Assistants typically work for two to three years, before going on to competitive graduate programs or pursuing other careers.

We seek individuals with strong academic records and excellent written and oral communication skills. Competitive candidates should have intermediate coursework in economics and a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics. We also look for prior research experience, demonstrated interest in economics, programming experience, and familiarity with statistical programming packages such as STATA, MATLAB, and R. Most position require US citizenship, but some Reserve Banks consider non-U.S. citizen candidates.

We are also soliciting applications for summer intern positions.

Interested students will find general information about our Research Assistant program at This site also directs candidates to specific information and application instructions at each of the Federal Reserve Banks and the Board. Candidates must submit separation applications to each Bank of interest.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Hungry for Community?

Attention all UMD students, staff and faculty!

If you identify as a refugee, undocumented, part-of a mixed-status family, DACA recipient and or are currently a TPS recipient; join the UndocuTerps community for breakfast every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Enjoy a meal and meet other immigrant and undocumented peers. 

Drop by any time between 8:00 am - 9:00 am.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

MS in Analytics at Georgetown - Information Session

The MS in Analytics at Georgetown - Information Session

Location, Day, and Time: Georgetown University, Oct 26, 12:30 – 2 pm ET, Copley Formal Lounge (catered).

Link and Registration (there is no fee or cost):

About our Program:

Our MS Analytics Program has a core focus on data analytics and data science, with courses in advanced statistics, machine learning, NLP and text mining, advanced pattern recognition, big data (with Spark, Hadoop, AWS, etc), advanced algorithms, NN and Deep Learning, data visualization and visual narratives, and much more. We also offer electives throughout our university, with popular areas being in CS, Math/Stats and Public Policy.

While our Program is rigorous, it is also flexible and attracts (and accepts) students from a wide range of backgrounds, including economics, business, finance, statistics, math, CS, linguistics, and engineering. Our base prerequisites are linear algebra, the calculus sequence, statistics, and some kind of CS or programming class. We also offer to our incoming graduate students, a free and online summer prep class that covers R and Python.

USC Price School of Public Policy will be at the DC Idealist Graduate School Fair

The USC Price School of Public Policy will be at the Idealist Graduate & Professional School Fair in Washington DC on October 1st!   The fair will be held at: 

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall E
801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001
5pm to 8pm

The Price School was recently ranked #2 in the nation by US News & World Report.  We offer seven professional Master’s degree programs:

Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Policy Data Science
Master of Public Policy
Master of Health Administration
Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management
Master of Planning
Master of Real Estate Development

We also offer three executive Master’s and three doctoral level programs.  All programs are offered at our campus just south of downtown Los Angeles, a regional, national, and international hub of governance and enterprise for the Pacific Rim.

You visit our website at for more information on the school.

Legal Aid Internship

Considering a law-related career? Interested in gaining hands-on legal experience while earning credit? 

Apply for the Spring 2019 Internship with the Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office! Our internship is on campus.  Interns earn 3 credits which include office hours and a weekly class taught by the attorney. Our internship fulfills the internship requirement for the MLAW minor. 

For more information, stop by our office in Suite 3125 of the South Campus Dining Hall or call 301-314-7756. 

For an application, please visit our website:   

Our internship is offered every Fall and Spring semester. Our office offers free legal advice to all undergraduate students. Interns must be undergraduates and have completed 56 credit hours at the beginning of the internship.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Law School Recruitment Fair

This event provides a unique opportunity for students and alumni considering law school to meet face to face with law school admissions representatives from across the country. Over 100 law schools typically attend this event. Suggested attire for this event is business casual.

For more info and to see the list of who is attending the far, click here.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Intern for a Day!

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day internship/shadowing experiences.

In order to receive an application to participate in Intern for a Day, you must attend an informative, 30-minute orientation session that will cover the application process, how you will be matched with a host, best practices when shadowing your host on-site, and how to show appreciation to your host after your experience.

For more information, and to register for an orientation date click here

How to Find an Internship Workshop dates

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?

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

Cornerstone Research Analyst Position

Cornerstone Research is currently accepting applications for full-time Analyst and Summer Analyst positions. Cornerstone Research is an Economic and Financial consulting firm. We primarily work to support experts in litigation matters using data analytics and economic analysis. The Analyst role involves working with data tools to construct reports and presentations for our clients.

Our resume drop for full-time candidates closes on September 17th, at 11:59PM. Additionally, we will be on campus on September 11th for an overview presentation of Cornerstone Research at 6:30 PM in Van Munching Hall 1518. We are looking for economics majors to apply.

Cornerstone Research is a leading economic and financial consulting firm specializing in the analysis of complex economic, financial, accounting, and marketing issues that arise in the context of various kinds of litigation. For example, we may be asked to predict the effect of a merger of two major high-tech firms on prices and innovation, or to determine the effect of unfavorable drug test results on the stock price of a leading pharmaceutical company, or to value a patent on smartphone technology that might have been infringed.

Cornerstone Research has 700 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Fall Career & Internship Fair - Sept 12 & 13

Wed, Sept 12: STEM Industries 
Thurs, Sept 13: ALL Industries
12-5pm in XFINITY Center

Make plans to attend the Fall Career & Internship Fair! Almost 200 employers are specifically seeking INTERNS! Review the full listing of employers attending. Check out these quick tips to help you prepare for the fair.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Hiring Research Associate Positions for Spring/Summer '19

The Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is looking for Research associates to start in the Spring/Summer of 2019. Research associates work with economists and other Bank personnel on research projects that: contribute to the quality of monetary and banking policies; expand the frontier of knowledge in the areas of money and banking, macroeconomics, international economics, and regional economics; and educate audiences about current economic issues. The primary responsibilities include publishing in leading professional journals, maintaining an active research agenda, and providing advice on monetary and other policy issues. The Division enjoys a strong international reputation and offers an outstanding research environment along with competitive salary and benefits.

Research Associate PositionThis position is a full-time position to start in the spring/summer of 2019. Interested applicants should expect to graduate in the Spring 2019 or Fall 2018.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of interviews in early October.
For questions contact ra.recruiting@stls.

Research InternshipsThe 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.
For questions contact

How to Apply?
Interested candidates can find details of both positions at

Networking & Resume Tips for the Economics Networking Night (Presented by Morgan Stanley)

Prepare to make an amazing first impression at the Economics Networking Night, October 2, 6-8 p.m., by attending this preparation workshop.

Representatives from Morgan Stanley will lead the workshop and share tips and best practices for marketing yourself at employer and networking events. This workshop will provide effective networking and resume writing tips. If you are planning to attend the Networking Night, this workshop is strongly recommended for you!

Date: Thursday, September 27th
Time: 6-7 pm
Location: 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
RSVP here

Related events:
Co-Hosted by Economics Association of Maryland (EAM).

ECON Networking Night - October 2nd!

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 Morgan Stanely, Congressional Budget Office, and many more! 

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 27th to help prepare. Students should also review these tips before the networking event to be sure to make a great impression.