Saturday, December 28, 2019

Disclaimer

The focus of the ECON blog is to inform ECON majors of educational, career development, internship, and job opportunities. The ECON Department does not officially support or endorse any specific graduate programs, political affiliations, internship site, or company. Posts to the blog are purely to inform students of potential opportunities and should not be taken as advice or recommendation from the ECON Advising Staff. The department reserves the right to edit and review all submissions to the ECON Blog and deny submissions at their sole discretion. If you would like to submit an announcement for consideration to be posted on the blog, please contact ugadvising@econ.umd.edu.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Immediate Openings for Paid Summer Internships with MUFG Investor Services in Rockville

Headquartered in Tokyo with over 350 years of history, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is home to a global network of 140,000 employees and 1,100 offices in more than 40 countries.

MUFG provides asset servicing solutions to the global investment management industry. Leveraging the financial and intellectual capital of MUFG – one of the largest banks in the world with $2.7 trillion in assets – we provide clients access to a range of leading solutions from fund administration, middle-office outsourcing, custody, foreign exchange, fund of hedge fund financing, trustee services and depositary to securities lending and other banking services.

Internship responsibilities in Fund Administration:
Responsibilities include assisting in new mutual fund setup, monitoring and analyzing fund expenses, assisting in maintaining regulatory compliance by preparing information for required filings, and helping in the creation of financial reports.

Desired qualification:
  • Seeking a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or other business-related fields (an economics major landed this internship last spring).
  • Strong computer, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet stringent deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Ability to work both individually and within a team environment
Revolving application deadline.

Duration: 20 hours per week and internship may be extended part-time during the academic year

Please submit your resume to Carol Bauroth at cbauroth@mufg-is.com

Friday, July 12, 2019

Fall 2019 Domestic Program Intern

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for a Domestic Program Intern for Fall 2019 (September through December). This is a full-time, Washington, DC-based position.

Job Description: The internship starts in early September 2019 and will end in December 2019 (the specific dates are somewhat flexible). The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the US economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress, along with some research for upcoming reports and economic opinion pieces. Other tasks include communications duties such as generating website content and tracking CEPR’s appearances in the media, as well as helping with data entry related to our website redesign.

The responsibilities of interns vary based on the applicant’s 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.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Full-time, Accounting/Business Position

Location: Washington, DC (Metro accessible) 

Apply for the Junior position in the finance group of an IT consulting firm. Duties include creating and sending multiple types of monthly invoices, for a complex client list. The candidate will be the internal contact in finance for employees with questions about client bills and will also handle client inquiries about their bills. A fresh grad with interest in accounting or business who wants to learn and grow would be preferred but will consider others. This position requires a minimum of a 2 year commitment. 

Skills/traits - attention to detail, good numbers sense, Excel skill and enough confidence to ask questions. Any experience or classes in accounting or management would be helpful. Customer service experience is always an asset. 

The firm uses a complex client management system and they will provide the training necessary. Candidates with an affinity for complex systems would be given priority consideration. Salesforce and PeopleSoft are examples of using powerful tools for managing complicated processes with lots of data and multiple levels of interactions. 

Apply ASAP: Submit a Word resume to Lisa Parzow of Law Resources, Inc., at lparzow@lawresources.com

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Paid International Development Research Internships for Recent Grads

IMPAQ is seeking Research Interns who will provide support across a broad range of activities including data analysis, program assessments, project monitoring and evaluation, business development and proposal coordination, operations, survey deisgn, technical recruiting, project management, and other technical tasks within its International Development Division, in areas including, but not limited to: economic growth, democracy and governance, education, health, civil society, agriculture, food security, land tenure, natural resources management, energy, workforce development and child labor.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Energy Billing Analyst

Resource Energy was founded in 2007 with the mission of assisting commercial real estate owners with their energy needs. Resource Energy began expanding its services to meet this real need in cities and towns across the country, with a focus on customer service and simplifying energy procurement and tenant utility billing for their clients. Today, Resource Energy operates in 45 states with a team of roughly 50 energy analysts, mechanical engineers, sales personnel, and software engineers. The company services hundreds of millions of square feet of commercial energy load, providing a diverse portfolio of properties and companies with creative and highly customized solutions to their energy needs.

The Energy Billing Analyst supports multiple clients with primary responsibility for tenant utility billing calculations. Other responsibilities include tracking energy savings, analyzing and reporting energy consumption and costs and other ad hoc services. The role encompasses a detailed and analytically driven framework revolving around energy calculations and accounting. As part of this team, an energy analyst has the unique opportunity within a dynamic environment to shape the organization’s solutions and direction.

Paid Summer Research Assistant Opportunity in College Park National Archives!

Interested in economic history? Hoping to make some cash this summer working on a research project? Get involved with a large digitization project this July/August close to campus!

A research team at NYU is looking for summer research assistants to digitize National Archives documents at College Park: no experience is required and the student will be paid the standard undergrad hourly rate for 1-2 months. This will be a great opportunity for students who are looking for something to do this summer in College Park, interested generally in economics and economic history, with high conscientiousness and great attention to detail.

This is a full-time position but arrangements can be made to accommodate part-time summer class schedule.

Applications are still being accepted!

Please send your cv, cover letter and unofficial transcript to lena.song@nyu.edu to apply.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Fall 2019 Internship - Dept of the Treasury

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics or Public Policy for our Fall 2019 internship session.  Internships will be from September 9, 2019 – December 13, 2019.

Interns will work within the office of the Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy on microeconomic and macroeconomic issues bearing on U.S. economic performance and the well-being of Americans.  Interns will have the opportunity to work with senior economists on a wide variety of highly sophisticated and in-depth studies in a number of areas, including (but not limited to) the Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid programs; housing; labor markets; education; energy and the environment; and agriculture.  The results of these analyses are used as major inputs for developing Treasury and Administration economic policy positions.
Our program runs year round with three sessions:  January through May, May through August, and September through December.   Interns are generally assigned a long-term research project as well as smaller projects.  They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists.

Candidates should have strong writing skills, be able to work independently, be well organized and highly motivated.  Familiarity with software packages Microsoft Office suite, Stata, Matlab, SAS, or R is a plus.  Interns are expected to work between 30 and 40 hours a week, though we allow flexibility for required class time.  Our intern positions are unpaid, however, we are able to subsidize public transportation costs.
If you are interested in applying, submit your resume via USAJobs.gov. Deadline to apply is July 12, 2019:


U.S. citizenship required. All candidates must be currently enrolled as a full time student in a college or university.  For further information, please email StudentEmployment@treasury.gov

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Opportunity for Rising Juniors: Morgan Stanley 2020 Summer Analyst Roles

SUBMIT NOW FOR A POTENTIAL INTERNAL REFERRAL!

Morgan Stanley is beginning recruitment for 2020 Summer Analyst roles in a variety of programs. A Smith MBA alum would like to help UMD students by referring promising candidates!

To be considered for a referral, you must meet the qualifications listed below and complete this form by the deadline. Make sure your information is correct and your resume is updated, free of errors, and includes any current roles you are in this summer.

Qualifications: Class of 2021 (students going into their junior year this fall) of any major; GPA of 3.3 or above preferred

Roles:
*A full list of programs is below along with deadlines for consideration of an alumni referral. The Morgan Stanley website has more information about many of these programs.

At this time, do not yet apply to the position through the Morgan Stanley website until the alum or OCS instructs you to do so.

DEADLINES FOR REFERRAL CONSIDERATION:
Front Office roles - must complete form by Wednesday, June 26, at noon
Other roles - must complete form by Wednesday, August 21, at noon

Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will be shared with the Smith alum. The alum will then determine which candidates to pass along for referral. All students interested will receive notification about how/when to submit formal applications to be considered through the traditional process.

Questions? Email ocs_ug@rhsmith.umd.edu

Paid Sustainable Finance Internship with the World Wildlife Fund for May or Recent Grad

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks an intern to support its work in Sustainable Finance. WWF has identified Finance as a key programmatic focus because the global finance system enables all types of economic activity, and this activity can have a significant impact on our planet. We are interested in how money flows, and how to influence it for environmental benefit.

Internship Description:
Working with WWF's global Finance Practice, the intern will support desk research and preparation of external presentation materials including power point presentation materials, blogs and delivered remarks, as well as semi-structured brief summaries of major studies in the area of Sustainable Finance.

Paid Summer International Development Operations Internship in Bethesda for May or Recent Grad

ME&A (formerly Mendez England & Associates) is an international development firm based in the Washington, D.C., area.

Objective:
The ME&A Summer Internship Program offers exceptional students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to International Development Operations. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of ME&A work.

Applicants should have expressed interest in the field of development; ability to adapt to new environments and work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member at ME&A. The background of the interns is matched with the needs of the organization.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Paid Fall Internships with the Nuclear Threat Initiative

NTI is pleased to offer paid internships in their Washington, D.C. office. The number of positions and areas of responsibility vary by semester, but each offers exciting opportunities to work on projects that make lasting contributions to reducing threats of weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD), with an emphasis on nuclear, radiological, and biological risks, as well as related risks associated with advances in technology.

NTI internships are especially well suited to undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in the intersection of global affairs, public policy, science, engineering, and national security. While an intern’s primary focus will be on NTI activities and projects, they encourage their interns to attend relevant congressional hearings, briefings at think tanks, or other career enhancing opportunities, and to develop their professional network throughout his/her internship. NTI will offer each intern an opportunity to build a relationship with a mentor in addition to a day-to-day manager to help ensure that the intern receives regular guidance and feedback. NTI also hosts regular, internal “brown bag” sessions and seminars open to the public; interns are encouraged to participate.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Early Summer Fulbright Info Session

ATTENTION undergrads, grad students, and recent bachelor’s/master’s graduates: Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities. Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards provide recent bachelor’s and master’s graduates, and current master’s and PhD students with 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.

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting an information session on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu. If you are interested and unable to attend, please write to the same address.

When: Tuesday, June 11, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: 1130 Plant Sciences Building


Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads, Graduate Students – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: round-trip transportation to the host country; maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: book and research allowances; full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 1, 2019 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.

For detailed information, please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html.

Early Summer NSF Grad Fellowship Info Session

ARE YOU PLANNING GRADUATE STUDIES TOWARD A PH.D. IN SCIENCE, MATH, ENGINEERING, SOCIAL, OR BEHAVIORAL FIELDS?

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate studies toward Ph.D.’s in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral fields. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at www.nsfgrfp.org

199 MARYLAND SENIORS, RECENT ALUMNI, AND GRADUATE STUDENTS HAVE WON NSF GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN THE PAST 6 YEARS!

IMPORTANT: Students may apply TWICE for the NSF GRFP - once before starting graduate studies, and once during the first two years of graduate study. To enhance your chance of success is it essential to apply at each opportunity.

There will be two EARLY NSF GRFP information sessions for students planning to apply this Fall 2019 or in subsequent years. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2019.

When: Tuesday, June 18, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: 1130 Plant Sciences Building


RSVP to nsfgrfp@umd.edu

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship. You must be applying for graduate studies in an NSF supported field.

Deadlines to apply will be in late October 2019 for NSF GRFP awards. Planning early will give you your best chance of success!

If you are interested but unable to attend either session please email us at: nsfgrfp@umd.edu.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites applications for full-time pre-doctoral fellows for the academic year 2019-20. 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.

The Climate Impact Lab’s team of economists, climate scientists, data engineers, and risk analysts are building the world’s most comprehensive body of research quantifying the impacts of climate change sector-by-sector, community-by-community around the world. This research will allow decisionmakers in the public and private sectors to understand the risks climate change presents and mitigate those risks through smarter investments and public policy. The research will also produce the world’s first empirically-derived estimate of the social cost of carbon — the cost to society from each ton of carbon dioxide emitted. This figure can serve as the basis for energy and climate policies. 

Virtual Career Event for Current Students and Recent Graduates

The first year out of college is critical for college students. The Grad CareerFestival is a four-day virtual event scheduled for June 25th-28th and runs from 11 am – 8 pm EDT each day, that will provide grads with the knowledge and skills they need to support their job search. Graduates can participate in live presentations by 36 of the nation’s top career authors and 36 career coaches.

This year’s motto focuses on the 3 P’s:
  • Plan – Graduates will learn how critically important it will be to create a career plan.
  • Prepare – Authors and coaches will help them understand how to prepare to execute their plan.
  • Play – So they can lead a successful career with plenty of time to play!
Students and new alumni can participate for FREE by logging into the link posted below. There are four tracks grads can participate in; Career Management, Job Search, Post-Graduation Life, and Soft Skills. 

At the top of the hour career authors will make short (20-35 minutes) Ted-talk length presentations and offer three tips, skills, or strategies to help grads launch and lead successful careers. Following their talks there will be a short Q&A session. At twenty minutes to each hour Clifton Strengths Finder certified career coaches from Soar.com will also share three general ideas grads can implement immediately. 

Fall South and Central Asia Research Internship with the Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute seeks interns to support Hudson’s South and Central Asia experts. The team works on issues ranging from economic development to security. In this role, the intern will be responsible for substantive research work such as archival studies, writing articles, and drafting research memos for reports. Being an intern for the South and Central Asia team is a fantastic way to develop research skills and build a knowledge of one of the world’s fastest growing regions.

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 career and policy discussions featuring experts from Hudson Institute and across Washington, DC.

Responsibilities include:
  • Gathering and analyzing data for inclusion in reports and articles;
  • Keeping the scholar 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.
Qualifications
Recent graduates or current students working towards a degree in political science, philosophy, European studies, international relations, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to work independently, manage their time wisely, and meet deadlines. They should be detail-focused, reliable, professional, and possess strong research, writing, editing, and analysis skills, as well as excellent communication, and interpersonal skills. Candidates should be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.

Apply by July 1 on the Hudson Institute website.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Conferences & Visitor Services (C&VS) Marketing Research Associate

Conferences & Visitor Services (C&VS) is seeking an exceptional student to fill their Marketing Research Associate position.

This position will support their communication and marketing efforts primarily through the research and development of a variety of mailing lists. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain relevant and valuable experience in marketing research for business development activities.

Candidates must be a student at the University of Maryland, College Park.

DETAILS: http://cvs.umd.edu/employment/Marketing_Research_Associate.pdf

Interested students may submit a resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation on or before June 19, 2019.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

BSOS233 - Data Science for the Social Sciences

New for Fall 2019! (3 credits)

Interested in understanding how Python can be used for data analysis? In BSOS233, students will be given an introduction to modern methods of data analysis for social scientists. This course emphasizes teaching students who have no previous coding experience how to analyze data and extract meaning in a social science context. Students will gain critical programming skills and learn inferential thinking through examples and projects with real-world relevance.

Students must meet 1 of the following requirements:
-Must be enrolled as a BSOS major
-Permission of instructor

Summer Policy Internship with Service Year Alliance

Service Year Alliance is working to make a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. A service year before, during, or after college gives young people the chance to transform their lives, make an impact in their community, and become the active citizens and leaders our nation needs. Expanding service years has the power to revitalize cities, uplift and educate children at risk, and empower communities struggling with poverty.

Their North Star
On the path to their vision, their aim is that, within a generation, every year, one million young Americans engage in a service year, solving important problems while transforming their own lives.

Why Now: Broken Citizenship and Pressing Challenges
Today, the need for a common experience of citizenship in our country is more poignant than ever. We are drifting apart. Contrary to the illusion of constant connectivity, Americans are isolated from one another—geographically, ethnically, economically, religiously, and culturally. Traditional forms of civic participation have atrophied. Many Americans’ sole contribution to the country is through paying taxes—not nearly enough to bind people to their communities. Only one in three eligible voters turned out in the last election. Less than one percent of Americans serve in the military. There’s a chance—right now—to inspire a renewed sense of citizenship capable of solving our biggest challenges and creating the leaders our nation needs.

Neither the idea of national service nor Service Year's vision are new, but this moment in time tells us they are both deeply needed and never before more achievable. 
 
Position Description
Service Year Alliance is seeking an intern to assist their Policy and Advocacy team with their work to improve policy affecting the service year field. This person will perform a variety of functions in support of the team’s policy and advocacy functions, including outreach to congressional offices, and research and analysis of federal policy. This is a full time position that will run forty hours per week. The intern will begin working with SYA in June of 2019 and conclude in August, with flexibility for the selected candidate's scheduling requirements.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist with federal advocacy efforts, to include:
  • Conducting outreach to the service year field to learn about the impact of federal policy on organizations and people
  • Coordinating and participating in meeting with congressional offices
  • Organizing and documenting advocacy work in Salesforce
  • Assist with federal policy efforts, to include:
  • Analyzing proposed legislation and current laws and regulations
  • Researching and writing briefs on members of congress and their offices
  • Researching and writing briefs on congressional districts
Qualifications
  • Deep belief in service years to tackle our most pressing challenges, transform the lives of those who service, and change the course of our country
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as political science, social work, or nonprofit management, with strong academic record
  • Excellent writing
  • Strong learning mindset
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent digital skills
Desired Skills:
  • Basic knowledge of Google suite and Salesforce
  • Bachelor's Degree in progress or obtained; preferred majors include: Political Science, Social Work, Nonprofit Management
Apply on the Service Year Alliance website.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Internship for Recent Graduates - Civic Advisors

Position Title: Intern, Civic Advisors Location: Washington, DC Internship Period: September 2019 – December 2019 

Civic Advisors is a social impact agency made up of a team and network of Obama-Biden White House and campaign alumni. Civic Advisors works with mission driven companies, non-profits, education institutions, philanthropic organizations, and sports and entertainment leaders across the United States. Interns at Civic Advisors provide essential support to staff members and are integral members of the team. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

United Nations Young Professionals Programme

What is the UN Young Professionals Programme?
The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programmes once successful candidates start their career with the UN.

Exam subjects
Depending on the staffing needs of the United Nations, applicants are invited to apply for different exam subjects. Descriptions of responsibilities, expected competencies and education requirements 
differ depending on the area.

2019 YPP Examination Areas
- Economic Affairs
- Information Systems and Technology 

Who can apply?
The YPP examination is held once a year and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise. The list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Associate Research Position at the Pew Charitable Trusts

Associate I, Research Review and Support

The Pew Charitable Trusts seeks an associate I, based in its Washington, DC, office, to serve in a crosscutting role across the different project areas – including environmental policy, public health, and government performance related to fiscal issues – within the program unit, assisting in data collection and analysis in the early phases of project research and quality control in the latter. The associate I reports to the associate manager, research, and is deployed and supervised by senior-level research review staff, in coordination with project directors and managers. The position also helps with background research to determine new project areas.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Interested in a Career in Finance?

Interested in a career in finance? Recruiting has started for Summer 2020 Finance Internships. Continue reading for information on the application process as well as tips for getting the most out of your summer internship and how to maximize your summer job search.​

Summer 2020 Recruitment Has Started!
Some firms, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, will be recruiting for 2020 roles this summer. Mark your calendar with these important dates, and apply early as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis!

Goldman Sachs: Applications for 2020 Summer Analysts open on July 1.
​​Morgan Stanley: Applications are open now, with some due in early July. Review their 2020 recruiting process and scope out your positions of interest.

Graduate Certificate in Risk, Compliance, and the Law

The Graduate Certificate is for a baccalaureate student with a GPA of 3.0 or more who is interested in the fields of business law, ethics, criminology, and accounting. This program is a joint effort between the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The Certificate is geared toward newly graduated business and social science graduates and the large group of working professionals who are interested in business legal compliance. The certificate is a four course program, delivering on-line classes in white-collar crime/victimization, accounting forensics, investigation and data analysis, legal and regulatory compliance).

For additional information, visit go.umd.edu/gcrisk.

UN ECLAC Internship Fall Program

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC\CEPAL) is currently accepting applications for our Fall Internship Program.

ECLAC is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes supporting the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities.

For detailed information and to apply visit 
https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=116193&Lang=en-US.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Apply to be a BSOS Orientation Peer Advisor

ECON489W - Wealth Management Fundamentals

In Fall 2019 the Department of Economics will offer ECON489W: Applied Economics Practicum – Wealth Management Fundamentals (formerly ECON488W). This program is an excellent opportunity designed to help ECON majors understand the importance of financial planning and develop the skills need to implement a successful financial plan. These skills are useful for your own financial planning or if you are interested in a career as a financial planner.  IMPORTANT NOTE: This course is intended for students with little or no experience in investing, investment analysis and financial planning.  Entry into the program is competitive; only a maximum of 20 students will be selected to participate in Fall 2019. 

What are students previously enrolled saying about this class?

“ECON488W not only taught me important information about Wealth Management and how to approach retirement, but I was also able to gain skills in research and presentation. I became much more comfortable presenting on topics that I had done research on and learned how to best present information so that it is easy for the audience to understand.”

“ECON488W is a great class that will allow you to seriously develop your technical skills. I created a Monte Carlo simulation to predict portfolio performance as part of a group project to model needed retirement savings."

Minimum qualifications for participation include:
  • Junior or Senior ECON major
  • Cumulative GPA at the University of Maryland of at least 3.0 preferred. **Students with 2.75 -2.99 may be considered based on demonstrated interest in course content
  • Successful completion of either ECON305 or ECON325
  • Successful completion of ECON230, BMGT230, ECON321, or STAT400
  • Successful completion of ECON330 preferred by not required
  • Coursework or other experience using Excel and basic regression technique
  • Ability to meet on campus Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Ability to work on group assignments approximately 10 hours a week 

The application for ECON489W is available here. If you are interested in applying, follow the instructions and submit all required application materials. Completed applications may be submitted in person to the ECON Advising Office (3108 TYD) or by email to econadvising@umd.edu. 

**ECON489W may be used for 2 credits of the Experiential Learning requirement (BA students only) or as 2 credits of electives (BS students). BA students should meet with an ECON advisor to discuss options for completing the final 1 credit for this area.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Full-time Research Associate Position

A job opening for a full-time Research Associate on the campus of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

This job is a great fit for a recent college graduate, preferably an economics major, who would like to improve research and analytical skills; receive on-the-job training and mentoring from a group of professors; and prepare for future professions in academia, government, and/or the private sector.

The full posting is available here: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/35473

The successful candidate will work with teams of faculty to provide essential input in the process of conducting quantitative research on health policy issues. Specific duties include but are not limited to using Stata software to prepare large administrative and survey databases and contextual data for statistical analysis; using Stata software to conduct statistical analysis, perform hypothesis tests, and estimate econometric models; summarizing statistical data and results in written and tabular form; and conducting background research and literature reviews for policy memos and manuscripts intended for publication.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Paid Summer Jobs for Activists

This summer, the Fund for the Public Interest is hiring paid campaign staff to go out and build public support for critical environmental and public health campaigns. In College Park, they are working with Environment Maryland to pass a statewide ban on plastic grocery bags! They will also work with MARYPIRG to protect public health by banning Round Up.

They are looking for staff who communicate well, are ready to work hard, and want to make positive social change! If you are interested in hearing more, you should fill out your info here!

Our staff gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including: running media events, petitioning, canvassing, fundraising, and writing letters to the editor, all while being paid as members of their staff. Their staff typically earn an average of $11-17/hour. If you're looking for a job this summer to have fun, gain skills, and make a difference you should fill out your information here!

Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards

SCHOLARSHIPS OF UP TO $2,000 AVAILABLE FOR 2019-2020!

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 10.

Applications are being accepted for the Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. A minimum of 15 scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Award criteria, instructions, and an online application can be found at https://terpfamily.umd.edu/mpfa-student-scholarship-award. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or terpfamily@umd.edu.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Apply for BSOS Summer/Fall 2019 Undergraduate Experience Funds!

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The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is currently accepting applications for the BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds!

These funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. The funds are intended to help offset expenses related to such activities like travel/transportation expenses, professional attire, and other opportunity costs (for example: the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship).

If you are an ECON major with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an unpaid opportunity, I encourage you to apply for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds. There are two funds that are specifically intended just for ECON majors!
Applications for Summer and Fall 2019 experiences are due on May 10, 2019 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply. Before submitting your application, make sure to review the eligibility criteria.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to
bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.

Jr Research Analyst, Homeless and Housing, The Cloudburst Group

We are a small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic, and environmental resilience. We have an exciting entry-level opportunity for a recent grad who is passionate about helping communities maximize the impact of their affordable housing and homeless assistance programs.

As part of a team of analysts, this Jr. Analyst position will provide support for the development and implementation of technical assistance projects for federal (HUD-funded programs) and state/local government clients in the areas of community development, homeless assistance, data analytics and affordable housing. The Jr. Analyst will also assist in the preparation of a variety of reports, assessments, or evaluations.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide administrative support for various project teams including coordination of product development, meetings, and trainings.
  • Assist with general administrative support, including tracking and reporting on monthly project status, monitoring project budgets and developing business proposals.
  • Conduct research, data analyses, management studies, cost-benefit analysis, and similar activities.
  • Participate as an active team member providing recommendations and ideas to strengthen project processes and activities.
  • Review work product for compliance with standards.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Professional Development Opportunity for Students Interning in NYC Summer 2019

The Financial Women’s Association (FWA) is now accepting applications for its 2019 Wall Street Exchange (WSE) Professional Development and Leadership Program. Wall Street Exchange has been helping young women and men navigate the competitive financial job market for over 35 years. We would like to invite you to share this information with prospective qualified applicants at University of Maryland.

The program consists of a series of events hosted by top firms and companies for professional and personal development, as well as networking opportunities.


Please Note: The WSE is open to young women and men and it is not an internship opportunity. It is a career development program designed to augment and coincide with the summer internship experience of qualified rising college seniors working as summer interns in the New York metropolitan area.

For program details, a sample agenda, and application instructions, visit: http://www.fwa.org/wall-street-exchange-program/

Summer Jobs, Fund for the Public Interest

PAID SUMMER JOBS FOR ACTIVISTS! Avg pay of $11-17/hr

The Fund is a national non-profit organization that runs campaigns for some of the nation’s most prominent social change and environmental organizations. This summer, the Fund for the Public Interest is hiring paid campaign staff to go out and build public support for critical environmental and public health campaigns. In College Park, we are working with Environment Maryland to reduce pollution and protect local wildlife by passing a statewide ban on plastic grocery bags! We will also work with MARYPIRG to protect public health by banning Round Up.

We are looking for staff who communicate well, are ready to work hard, and want to make positive social change! If you are interested in hearing more, you should fill out your info here!

Our staff gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including: running media events, petitioning, canvassing, fundraising, and writing letters to the editor, all while being paid as members of our staff. Our staff typically earn an average of $11-17/hour. If you're looking for a job this summer to have fun, gain skills, and make a difference you should fill out your information here!

NCBF - Summer Internships

Opportunities for Summer Internships with the National Cherry Blossom Festival:

Program Assistant Position with the World Bank for May or Recent Grad

The Africa Urban and Disaster Risk Management Unit brings together a wide range of important and interrelated development and financing instruments to support national and sub-national clients to: harness urbanization and enable effective land management in support of both growth and poverty reduction; foster social inclusion of marginalized groups; support the responsiveness and fiscal, financial, and management capacities of local governments – cities, municipalities, and rural districts – to deliver local infrastructure and decentralized services; strengthen resilience and disaster risk management related to natural disasters; reduce conflict and violence; scale-up access to finance for sub-national governments; and reduce the carbon footprint of cities.

The AFR Urban and DRM unit is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Program Assistant to handle administrative and operational tasks. The Program Assistant will report to the Practice Manager.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Summer Bretton Woods Committee Operations & Membership Support Internship (with Stipend)

The Bretton Woods Committee works to demonstrate the value of international economic cooperation and to foster strong, effective Bretton Woods institutions as forces for global well-being.

The Committee seeks the help of an intern (30-40 hours per week) for the 2019 Summer term. The internship term will commence at the start of June and will conclude at the end of August (dates are flexible and preference will be given to those willing to stay through the Fall semester). The intern will help to support the Committee’s operations, fundraising, and membership activities. Individuals who wish to gain a wide range of hands-on experience and learn about the inner-workings of a small non-profit and the individuals and organizations shaping the future of the international financial institutions are encouraged to apply. The internship pays a $500 stipend for each semester completed successfully.

Responsibilities may include:
  • Assist in the execution of Committee programs and events by providing both operational and logistical support to the Operations Manager & Office Manager both in the lead up to events and day-of.
  • Support the Committee's membership recruitment strategy by researching high-level leaders in the fields of international finance, trade, and development and by assisting with the membership invitation of prospective candidates through a yearly recruitment drive.
  • Support the Committee’s yearly fundraising cycle by reviewing materials and documents and by assisting with the compilation and mailing of fundraising materials.
  • Support the Committee’s communications by researching current member information and by periodically engaging with members via e-mail and telephone to update contact information as deemed necessary by the Operations Manager and Office Manager.
  • Support the Committee’s operational infrastructure by assisting the Operations Manager and Office Manager in carrying out projects that increase operational efficiency regarding the Committee’s website, CRM database, and photo and video storage, and others as assigned.
  • Support daily administrative tasks of the office including data entry, mailings, processing contribution acknowledgment letters, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be an undergraduate senior, recent graduate, or graduate student in a field related to international business, business administration/management, business development, finance, economics, international development/affairs, political science, conflict analysis, or a related field who has:

  • A healthy awareness of companies, government actors, international financial institutions, and other organizations involved in global finance, trade and development activities. • Previous office/administrative experience.
  • A strong attention to detail and ability to stay organized with minimal oversight.
  • A self-driven nature and demonstrated ability to multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office, especially Microsoft Excel.
The Committee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose funding comes from individuals, companies and other organizations that support its mission and work. The Committee does not receive funding directly from the U.S. government or the Bretton Woods institutions.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter addressed to Operations Manager, and a writing sample (2 pages maximum) by email to jobs@brettonwoods.org with subject line: BWC Operations Intern Candidate. Please indicate your desired beginning and end dates, and your available number of hours per week in your cover letter. The deadline for submission is May 17, 2019.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Extended Studies Summer Session Grant

The Extended Studies Summer Session Grant is for degree seeking University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students attending Summer Session and enrolled in courses administered by the Office of Extended Studies (OES). Courses administered through OES have the following section numbers: 01**, 02**, 03**, 04**, 05**, 06**, WB**, HY**, I1**, I2**.

The grant is funded through OES and is designed to provide need-based aid to students who otherwise could not afford to enroll in summer courses. The amount of funding available each year is at OES discretion and is limited.

Awarding:
The following is the awarding criteria:
  • Undergraduate, degree-seeking University of Maryland College Park seniors and juniors are given first consideration, then sophomores, then freshmen
  • Students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average
  • The student must have exhausted all other sources of aid including federal loans (Stafford and Perkins, if available)
  • Students must demonstrate need; with students with the lowest income and greatest unmet need having first priority
  • Students must be enrolled for at least 3 credits or more
  • Students with merit aid or other institutional aid are given last priority
Funding:
Students are awarded up to $1,000 for the entire summer term (summer I and summer II combined).

Administration and Contact:
The Extended Studies Summer Session Grant is awarded through the Office of Financial Aid (OFA). Contact Malina Heng at umfinaid@umd.edu.

Summer Internship with the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, US Census Bureau

The Federal Audit Clearinghouse is looking for interns to help improve and grow their systems, programs, and customer experience.

All Majors Welcome! Apply by May 9!

The Federal Audit Clearinghouse is an area of the U.S. Census Bureau which collects and disseminates audit data on behalf of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for non-federal entities such as states, city/county governments, universities, and nonprofit organizations which spend over $750,000 in federal grant dollars in a single year. You may learn more about them from their website at https://harvester.census.gov/facweb/default.aspx.

Major Duties:
  • Learn FAC IT systems and data
  • Attend meetings where you will be exposed to team interaction and decision making in a professional office environment
  • Update user manuals, guidance, and other tools and documents
  • Work with staff to translate customer needs into system requirements, change requests, and system enhancements
  • Learn to write test scripts to test system requirements, and use tracking software to record and track system defects and test results
  • Learn to study security logs for potential system breaches or suspicious user behavior
  • Assist management with reports, document preparation, presentation development, etc.
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with a variety of internet browsers and basic Microsoft Office and PDF software
  • Experience using database software and/or statistical software (desired, but not required)
  • Ability to analyze problems and effectively communicate solutions, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and team-oriented
Submit Resumes by May 9! All Majors Welcome!

Contact: Shelley Goss
301.763.3273 Shelley.Goss@census.gov

Learn about Amazon's Research Strengths & Approach

The Division of Research will host Amazon's Chief Economist, Pat Bajari, on Wednesday, May 1st at 5pm in the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center in Room 1224.

He will be speaking about Amazon's research strengths and approach. It will be a 30 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Summer Bridge Program Positions

The summer bridge program is recruiting qualified students. Program Dates: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019. There are several positions available with varying payments and time obligations; extend below for more detailed information and requirements.
  • Resident Assistant (must have experience as an RA and have completed the Resident Life training course to be eligible)
  • Math Instructional Assistant
  • Math Tutor
  • Writing Tutor
Interested applicants are asked to submit both a resume and cover letter for their position of interest to Michelle Udeli (mudeli@umd.edu) with the specified email Subject. Applicants are also welcome to apply for more than one position, however, a separate cover letter is required for each position. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

National Science Foundation Grad Fellowship Info Session

Are you planning graduate studies toward a Ph.D.?

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate studies toward Ph.D.’s in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral fields. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at www.nsfgrfp.org

226 MARYLAND SENIORS, RECENT ALUMNI, AND GRADUATE STUDENTS HAVE WON NSF GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN THE PAST 7 YEARS!

IMPORTANT: Students may apply TWICE for the NSF GRFP - once before starting graduate studies, and once during the first two years of graduate study. To enhance your chance of success is it essential to apply at each opportunity.

We are offering two SPRING NSF GRFP information sessions for students planning to apply this Fall 2019 or in subsequent years. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2019.

NSF Info Session 1:

Monday, April 29 - 4 pm to 5 pm
Plant Sciences Building - Room 1130
RSVP to nsfgrfp@umd.edu

NSF Info Session 2:
Tuesday, April 30 - 4 pm to 5 pm
Plant Sciences - Rm 1113 (different room from Monday)
RSVP to nsfgrfp@umd.edu

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship. You must be applying for graduate studies in an NSF supported field.

Deadlines to apply will be in late October 2019 for NSF GRFP awards. Planning early gives you your best chance of success!

If you are interested but unable to attend either session please email them at: nsfgrfp@umd.edu

Monday, April 22, 2019

Apply today for BSOS Summer/Fall 2019 Undergraduate Experience Funds!



The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is currently accepting applications for the BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds!

These funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. The funds are intended to help offset expenses related to such activities like travel/transportation expenses, professional attire, and other opportunity costs (for example: the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship).

If you are an ECON major with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an unpaid opportunity, I encourage you to apply for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds. There are two funds that are specifically intended just for ECON majors!

Applications for Summer and Fall 2019 experiences are due on May 10, 2019 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply. Before submitting your application, make sure to review the eligibility criteria.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to
bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Still seeking job or internship opportunities? Come to the Just in Time Meetup!

Just in Time Meet-Up
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 12-2 p.m.
University Career Center, 3rd floor of Hornbake Library, South

Interested in meeting employers looking to hire UMD students for summer internships or full-time roles?

Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with a wide range of organizations interested in hiring UMD students for FULL TIME, PART-TIME and INTERNSHIP positions (click link for details).

Each company will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students.
12:00-12:30: 3-5 minute employer presentations
12:30-2:00: Casual conversations between students and employers

List of participating employers (more to be added as they confirm):
  • Arch Systems - Cyber Security Intern
  • Bender JCC of Greater Washington - Camp Counselors, Fitness Center Floor staff, Personal Trainers, Substitute Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Lead Teachers, Babysitters, Greeters
  • ClearPoint Strategy - Associate Consultant, Sales Development Representative, Summer Intern
  • District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment - Internships (unpaid, all divisions) Communication Coordinator, Payroll/Project Assistant, Site Manager, Team Leader, Project Manager, Ward Manager
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Full Time Roles
  • Food & Drug Administration (FDA) - Operations Research Analyst
  • Lidl US - Store Management Trainee Roles, Store Manager Roles, District Manager Roles
  • New York Life Insurance - Insurance Agents, MBA Fast Track Management, Financial Advisors, College Agent Intern
  • National Security Agency (NSA) - Data Scientist, Computer Scientist, Computer Systems Engineers, International Studies, Policy Officers, Compliance Officers, Information Systems
  • Optimal Health Solutions LLC - Research Analyst I, Research Analyst III, Research Associate, Sr. Research Associate, Intern-Research
  • Progressive Insurance - Claims Adjuster Trainee
  • REI Systems - Full Stack Developers, Drupal Developers, Data Analyst, Data Architect
  • Wells Fargo Advisors - Client Associate Intern, Financial Advisor Intern
For additional information about this event, contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

How to Find an Internship Workshop

Thinking about doing an internship? Attend the University Career Center's How to Find an Internship Workshop.

To help you with your internship search, they 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
The workshop will take place on Thursday, May 2, 12-1 p.m. at the University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing.

Additional information and RSVP here. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

KNG Health Seeking Researcher for its Healthcare Reform and Payment Innovation Practice

KNG Health has an opening for a Research Associate in its Healthcare Reform and Payment Innovation practice. They are seeking candidates with strong quantitative skills, experience with programming in Stata (experience in SAS, R, Python, and VBA also welcome), and a Master’s degree (economics, mathematics, statistics, physics, or similar fields) or 3-5 years relevant experience. Candidates without a Master's degree but who possess strong research and programming skills may also be considered. Candidates should also have strong communication and writing skills. Ideal candidate will also have some knowledge of Medicare payment systems and experience working with Medicare claims data.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a wide range of healthcare reform and payment innovation policies, including modeling innovative state and federal proposals that impact health insurance coverage and estimating the impact of regulatory and legislative proposals on hospitals and other healthcare providers. Researchers have opportunities to publish their work and present at national health policy conferences. In the last 3 years, KNG Health researchers have published papers in American Journal of Medical Quality, Health Affairs, Journal of Medical Economics, ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research, Journal of Arthroplasty, Journal for Healthcare Quality, Health Services Research, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Foot & Ankle International.

This is a unique opportunity to be a key contributor in a small, dynamic company. The work environment is collegial and productive. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative, and have a passion for doing high-quality work.

Minimum Requirements
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong quantitative and programming skills (Stata)
Minimum Job Responsibilities
  • Collect and prepare data files using public survey data and medical claims
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Contribute to written reports and proposals
Application Requirements
Please e-mail letter of interest, resume, coding sample, and writing sample to jobs@knghealth.com with the following subject line: “Job 2019-03 Research Associate”

NOW OPEN: Bright Futures Summer 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Application



CLICK TO ENLARGE

The Bright Futures Initiative awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $100-$1,000 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships with non-profit organizations and government agencies.  

The Bright Futures application for summer 2019 is now open!

DEADLINE: Monday, April 22, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Access to the Application: go.umd.edu/brightfutures
Help us spread the word & please forward this email to your students!


Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2019 semester, who have an internship for summer 2019, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2019 & August 2019) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors graduating in December 2019 and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the summer and completed by Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization
Submission Deadline: Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m.

  
Questions?


Friday, April 12, 2019

Paid Internship with David Munson Agency (State Farm)

Learn the inner workings of a successful small business while gaining experience with a Fortune Top 50 Brand. They are a fast growing financial service firm who assist their customers along the range of insurance, banking and financial services in the D.C. Metro Area. They are seeking energetic interns to help their business grow through value-based conversations and remarkable customer experience. If you are a motivated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, then this is your opportunity for a rewarding, entrepreneurial experience. Option for compensation and/or [this internship may qualify for some BSOS internship courses], full time employment once graduated.
  • Assist in the sales and marketing of State Farm Bank
  • Assist in the sales process and marketing with their licensed and trained representatives
  • Assist with customer service deliverables with their customer base
  • Market to their community through local events
Applicants can email David Munson directly at david@dcmetroinsurance.com

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Financial Literacy Outreach and Training (FLOAT) Program


LEARN and TEACH
Personal Finance Skills in the
Financial Literacy Outreach and Training (FLOAT) Program

Apply to join FLOAT, a new year-long program in the Department of Economics that trains students in the fall, to teach personal finance to middle school youth in the spring! Visit our website and RSVP for an information session to learn more.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 30th.
All questions or concerns can be sent to umdfloat@gmail.com

Earn Academic Credit for Research Practicum on Campus

In Fall 2019, the Department of Economics will once again offer ECON488K: Applied Research Practicum - Kaulkin Ginsberg Research Fellows Program. This course will meet on campus in the Fall semester Mondays from 5:30-7:30 pm. This program is an excellent opportunity for economics majors to gain practical experience producing market research valued by businesses. Students stay on campus but still engage in research activities that they might do as an intern or an entry level employee working on site at a consulting firm. The research produced could hypothetically help investors decide if they want to pursue activity in a specific segment of the business services market. A sample syllabus for this course is available here.

Entry into the program is competitive; only a maximum of 16 students will be selected to participate in Fall 2019. Students must meet the minimum qualifications and apply to be selected for this research course.

Minimum qualifications include: 
  • Junior or Senior ECON major 
  • UMD Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 
  • Successful completion of Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON305 or ECON325) AND Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON306 or ECON326) 
  • Coursework or other experience using Excel, Access, or similar software 
  • Sign a release allowing the Department to share your academic transcript and application with Kaulkin Ginsberg 
  • Grant Kaulkin Ginsberg a nonexclusive, fully paid, irrevocable right and license to use the results of your group work for internal purposes.

The application for ECON488K is available here. If you are interested in applying, follow the instructions and submit all required application materials. Completed applications may be submitted in person to the ECON Advising Office (3108 TYD) or by email to ugadvising@econ.umd.edu

**ECON488K may be used to satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement for ECON-BA students or as 3 credits of electives for ECON-BS students. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Goldman Sachs Info Session

Monday, April 15 | 5:30-7pm | 1524 VMH (Frank Auditorium)

OPEN TO FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES | ALL MAJORS

Dress Code: Business Professional Attire

If you are the kind of person who can’t wait to make a difference, consider a career at Goldman Sachs. They believe that good ideas and innovations can come from anyone, at any level. They 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 their 2020 summer internship opportunities, please join them for this information session highlighting opportunities the firm. This session is open to undergraduate freshmen and sophomores of any major.

Want to learn more before attending? Visit the following link for detailed information on the firm.
http://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/

Program Associate Position - The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Schusterman) is a global organization that seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities and reduce inequality. Our philanthropic vision is grounded in a commitment to pursue justice, repair the world and treat all people with dignity and civility. We invest in efforts to improve public education in the United States, strengthen the Jewish people and Israel, and address the needs of marginalized individuals and communities. www.schusterman.org

Responsibilities:
The Program Associate (PA) is a member of the Evaluation and Learning team, which is part of the larger US Jewish Grantmaking team, based in Schusterman’s Washington, D.C., office. The PA will work with the Senior Program Officer for Evaluation and Learning to support evaluation, reporting, analytics and learning across the organization.

Qualifications: 
The following qualifications are representative of the high level of demonstrated skills, maturity, judgment and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies required of Schusterman employees:

  • At least 3 years of experience performing data analysis and project management duties required. A Bachelor’s degree is required. **would consider training the right candidate with one year of experience, such as an undergrad with strong internships. 
  • Experience in data collection, analysis and reporting, including but not limited to overseeing data collection, reviewing collected data for accuracy, reconciling inaccuracies, building reports, and conducting financial and other analyses required. 
  • Analytical abilities necessary to plan and organize programs and activities, interpret data, and identify opportunities to utilize resources effectively required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and deliver a high-quality work product in a fast-pace environment required. 
  • Experience in training and building internal staff capacity to understand, interpret and make decisions on data presented preferred. 
  • Demonstrated administrative skills, including the ability to implement an action plan required. 
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to develop cooperative and effective working relationships with supervisory personnel, co-workers, colleagues, current grantees, potential grantees, young Jewish adults, other grantor organizations and the general public required. 
  • An ability to comfortably conduct formal presentations required. 
  • PC skills (with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), as well as a thorough knowledge of: (a) modern office practices and procedures; (b) the use of office machines and equipment; and (c) basic web skills and comfort required. Knowledge of Salesforce, Qualtrics and Tableau is preferred. 
  • Ability to travel, upon occasion, required. 

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@schusterman.org with a subject line of “Program Associate – E&L.” Schusterman does not cover relocation expenses for this position.

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Schusterman promotes diversity and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious creed, disability, genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply

Morgan Stanley Information and Networking Session

Attend an information and networking session at University of Maryland with Morgan Stanley's Wealth Management Division on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 5:30pm - 7:00pm in Room 2333 at Van Munching Hall

This event is for freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing a 2020 summer internship in financial services. Students will learn about Wealth Management, and have the opportunity to network with business representatives from Morgan Stanley.

*Please register to attend by Monday, April 15. RSVP NOW

Dress code: Business Professional
For additional information about this event contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu