Thursday, February 28, 2019

2019 Summer/Fall Operational Risk Management Cooperative (Paid Co-Op)

Are you an ECON major graduating between December 2019 & May 2020? If yes, check out this opportunity....

2019 Summer/Fall Operational Risk Management Cooperative (Paid Co-Op)
Morgan Stanley, Baltimore, MD
Full-time position, starting July 2019 - December 2019

Read more and apply to interview with them on campus through Careers4Terps (ID # 183255)- March 19 is the application deadline, but applications are being reviewed as they are submitted.

The Economics of Bail, Fines, and Fees in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

The Hamilton Project would like to invite you to their upcoming event:
The Economics of Bail, Fines, and Fees in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
10am-12pm on Friday, March 15, 2019
The Rockefeller-Peterson Room
1777 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Apply now for the Federal and Global Fellows Program!

Want an internship in Washington, D.C.? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows Program! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!

Both programs combine a fall seminar course in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Some of our concentrations include: Critical Regions and International Relations, Responses to Global Challenges, Energy and Environment, and Science Diplomacy. Past internship locations include Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, White House, U.S. Helsinki Commission, and many more!

Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.


For details regarding the application requirements, go to and/or or contact their office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. First wave of applications will be reviewed on March 25. Rolling admissions thereafter.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Law and Society Minor

The Law and Society Minor is an interdisciplinary and experiential approach to the study of law and its impact on society. This 18-credit, upper-level learning opportunity is designed to help students understand law, critically analyze it, and use it as an instrument of change. Students will be introduced to law and society scholarship through courses taught by University of Maryland’s faculty across a wide variety of departments and programs as well as law faculty from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Coursework will challenge students’ assumptions about law and its function in society. It will encourage them to think creatively and critically about law’s place in society, and provide opportunities for them to create change.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Visit our website to find more information and access the application form

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Kosovo Peace & Conflict study abroad REQUIRED info session

Students interested in or planning to attend the RIT-K Summer Program in Peace & Conflict in Kosovo must attend this REQUIRED info session.

Where:  3114 Chincoteague Hall (3rd floor conference room)
When:  Thursday, March 7, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
What:  Info on your MyEA application (through UMD Education Abroad), the RIT-K application, transfer credit, & what to expect from UMD and from RIT-K before, during, and after the program.

Soon the Kosovo study abroad program will appear in the UMD Education Abroad portfolio in MyEA. Once it is up and running, I will notify you so you can complete the MyEA application (a required step if you want credit from RIT-K and travel insurance). These must be completed by the March 15th deadline

Three representatives from the RIT-K program and the regional representative from Education Abroad will be there to give you important information and answer questions.  For those students who attend, this info session will fulfill the required meeting with Conrad Zeutenhorst from EA. If you do not attend, you will need to schedule a meeting with him separately.

This program is open to all UMD students.  Applications are rolling.  The sooner you complete your RIT-K application the better.
·  Summer Program in Peace & Conflict Studies:
·  Early Bird Registration Discount (150 Euros) deadline (with payment): Feb 28, 2019.
·  UMD Education Abroad Deadline:  March 15, 2019.
·  RIT-K deadline for consideration for scholarships:  April 19, 2019.
·  Deadline to register through UMD for transfer credit:  May 1, 2019.
·  RIT-K application deadline: May 10, 2019.  

Looking forward to seeing you,

Stacy J. Kosko, PhD
(She, Her, Hers)
Associate Director, Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM)
Assistant Research Professor, Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), Department of Government and Politics
University of Maryland
Office phone:  301-314-7707

BA/MPP Information Session

The School of Public Policy will hold an information session for students to learn about the Joint Bachelor's/Master's program in Public Policy.

When: Monday March 25th at 6:00pm
Where: Van Munching Hall Room 1415

Students can then jump-start their policy careers by earning a Master's degree in Public policy from the Maryland School of Public Policy (SPP). Our MPP program is highly recognized in the Washington region and nationally. We offer 11 specializations in fields such as environmental policy, social policy, budgeting & finance and international security & economic policy.

Application Deadlines: April 1st (Early) and July 1st (Final)

For more information visit the Public Policy website:

Scholarship Application Workshop with Pizza!

We want to ensure students who need scholarships know they can get help with applications. Scholarships offered by our college, departments and the university don't always receive enough applications. This workshop is for first year students, sophomores, juniors, and first semester seniors who don't have someone to advise them on submitting a strong application. In this workshop you will:
  • Learn to identify scholarships that fit you
  • Learn what scholarships are available from our college and our departments
  • Learn where to get help writing an application
  • See examples of winning applications
  • Get help prior to the ECON Scholarship deadline on March 3!
  • Get advice on the BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds scholarship applications due the end of March!
Pizza will be provided!

Questions? Email Kathryn Hopps,

When? Friday, March 1, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where? 1128 Tydings

RSVP on this form:

(Please RSVP if you would like to attend but aren’t available. We hope to offer the workshop again!)

Gender, Finance, and Power Panel

On March 12th, at 4:00pm in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, the Department of Women's Studies will host the Gender, Finance, and Power Panel. Featured speakers will cover topics ranging from personal wealth management, entrepreneurship, and navigating the world of business.

For questions about the panel, please reach out to, Robert Burgard at or (301) 405-6880.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Apply to be a Tillman Scholar

The Tillman Scholar Program unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. The fellowship supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities so they are empowered to make an impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.

The 2019 Tillman Scholar application cycle opens Feb. 1 and will close at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Feb. 28.

The scholarship assists with academic expenses, and can be used for tuition and fees, living expenses, and books. Tillman Scholars can expect an average award of $10,000. Read their Application One Pager and explore profiles of the Tillman Scholars to see what distinguishes their most successful applicants. Questions? Review the 2019 FAQs.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Maryland General Assembly Internship Program: Applications now open for 2019-2020

The Maryland General Assembly (MGA) Internship Program is a two-semester course open only to students who have earned superior academic records and who have demonstrated effective writing skills.

The minimum criteria for this two-semester program is as follows:
  • A minimum cumulative UMD GPA of 3.0
  • Junior standing (minimum of 60 credits) by the end of the Fall 2019 semester
  • A grade of B- or better in any writing courses taken at UMD
  • Registered UMD student in both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters

Spring 2019 Commencement & Grad Fair

Graduating Students:

If you are planning on attending the Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony and/or the Department of Economics Commencement Ceremony, you will should visit the Grad Fair at the University Book Center March 5 – 7th

In order to participate in commencement, undergraduate and master's degree students must purchase their regalia from the book center. The following items are required and sold as a package:
•Departmental hood 
•Stole of gratitude
•Tassel with official medallion

The undergraduate package will cost $147.98 and the master's degree package will cost $155.98.  If you attend the Grad Fair, you will receive $10 off the package price.  If you are unable to attend Grad Fair, you can still visit the University Book Center after that time to purchase your regalia however orders must be places by April 15th to guarantee the correct style/size.  Online ordering will be available beginning March 8th at  If you have questions regarding regalia orders, contact the University Book Center directly at 301-314-9231.


Department of Economics Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 24th  
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Xfinity Center

Tickets are NOT REQUIRED. Detailed information regarding the Department of Economics Commencement Ceremony is available at  

After reviewing the information online, if you have any additional questions regarding the ECON Commencement Ceremony you may send an email to

**Note: Undergraduates who have applied for spring graduation but need to take a summer class to complete the degree requirements must contact an ECON advisor for additional information.  

Campus-Wide Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 24th  
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Xfinity Center

Tickets ARE required and only those students who will finish ALL of their degree requirements and officially graduate in May 2019 are permitted to obtain tickets. For detailed information regarding the Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony visit

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Job Opportunity for Recent Grads: Financial Analyst

Location: Washington, DC 
Clearance: Secret clearance (active ideal; must be a US Citizen) 
Summary: The individual will serve as a Program Analyst within the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Program at NASA HQ. The SCAN Network Services Division is responsible for several major development projects that implement and transition new capabilities, technologies and systems into the SCaN network infrastructure. These projects encompass major activities that can span multiple NASA field centers and even countries. In managing this broad portfolio of major projects, the program support specialist that will be able to provide programmatic and financial support to enable more effective management of these projects. 
  • Manage and track budget costs and expenditures for large-scale projects. Review details of expenditures versus metrics, and work with support personnel nationwide to determine variance explanations and background information to support the data. Assist in analyzing data, providing recommendations based on statistical analysis, and creating reports.
  • Support the Program with implementing budget processes and procedures, including supporting the distribution of funds, developing and reviewing phasing plans and contribute to the budget formulation process.
  • Generates presentations, charts, graphs, correspondence, spreadsheets, and other similar documents related to technical development activities. Proofreads and provides technical editing to a number of deliverables. Compile comments from multiple stakeholders into a cohesive message.
  • Upload documentation and materials to centralized repositories, and organize content for multiple users. Serves as interface with center project leads and NASA HQ managers. Provide regular communication with major stakeholders of upcoming milestones and deliverables.
  • Plans, schedules, and coordinates activities and processes to support key activities and meetings such as project and program reviews (attending meetings as appropriate).
  • Coordinates meetings on behalf of the customer, taking notes, and disseminating minutes and actions. Tracking and following up on actions of responsible parties.

Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office - Fall 2019 Internship

The Undergraduate Legal Aid Office internship program allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience while earning 3 hours of academic credit. The office selects 8 students per semester. Interns work approximately 6 hours per week and attend an academic session once every other week.

During office hours, interns perform in-take interviews with students, maintain all administrative records and correspondence, and consult with the attorney. Classroom assignments complement the office learning experience.

To apply, students must have at least 56 credits by the start of the internship and a 3.0 cumulative GPA is recommended. We welcome all class years and majors.  No prior knowledge of the law is required.

At the end of the semester, interns are afforded the opportunity to apply to the Student Defender Program. Both the internship and Student Defender Program provide an excellent opportunity for students considering a law-related career, or any student who hopes to develop writing and interpersonal skills while helping their peers.

Minor in International Development and Conflic Management (MIDCM) - Application period open!

To apply, go to their page and complete the online form. 
Applications are due by 11:59 pm Monday, February 25, 2019.
If you have any questions, feel free to email them at

Monday, February 18, 2019

Spring Career & Internship Fair

The annual 3-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance, so be sure to view the list of attendees and plan ahead.

Day 1 - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Day 2 - Thursday, February 21, 2019
Day 3 - Friday, February 22, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1st Floor – Stamp Student Union

For additional information, click here.

Friday, February 15, 2019

ECON Career Pop Up Shops

ECON Career Pop Up Shops offer career advice from professionals representing organizations which frequently hire econ majors. For a schedule listing when shops will pop and where, look at

More shops will pop up on campus as the semester progresses.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Education Abroad Scholarships

Could you use some additional financial support for your study abroad program?
Don't delay - apply for a scholarship through the EA Fund by Friday!

There is more funding for students like you through the 2018-19 EA fund.

Here's the scoop:
  • You can receive up to $2,000 for fall and $4,000 for 2019-2020 full year programs (based on financial need). 
  • Log in to MyEA to complete the Education Abroad Fund Application Form 
  • Deadline is Friday, February 15th at 11:59pm. 
  • You'll need the info from your 2018-2019 FAFSA package to complete this form. 
  • Questions about FAFSA data? Jamilya Parson in Financial Aid can help. E-mail her at:
You don't need to have a completed program app to submit this scholarship application.

Need help? Contact your EA advisor.

Free Tutoring: ECON200, 201, MATH113-141, BMGT230, STAT400

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thursday Noon Forum "Strategic Trade Controls in a Globalized World"

The CISSM Global Forum will be held on Thursday, February 14th from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm in 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742. It is open to the public (no RSVPs required) and is supported by the Yamamoto-Scheffelin Endowment for Policy Research and the IDEV Council.

The speakers include Andrea Viski, Founder, Strategic Trade Institute; and Todd Perry, Director, International Nonproliferation Export Control Program (INECP), Department of Energy.

Andrea Viski founded the Strategic Trade Review in 2015 and the Strategic Trade Research Institute in 2017. She works with many other organizations providing expertise and experience on research, training, and project implementation. She is a nonresident fellow at the University of Georgia's Center for International Trade and Security (CITS).

Todd Perry has directed the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) International Nonproliferation Export Control Program (INECP) since 2002. In coordination with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Nonproliferation and Export Control Cooperation and other State Department Offices, INECP draws upon over 50 nonproliferation and threat reduction technical specialists from a dozen U.S. national laboratories and universities to establish technical and training partnerships with over 50 countries and international organizations seeking to strengthen the effectiveness of export control and related border security systems.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

REMINDER: Economics Career Fair and Networking Event - TOMORROW Feb. 13th

                                                         For more information click here.

START Summer 2019 Internship Application Available and Virtual Info Sessions!

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), based here at the University of Maryland, is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2019 Internship Program! 

Want to know more about START's Program? 
We will be providing three virtual information sessions via webex about START's Internship Program, available for interested applicants! The dates are scheduled for Thursday, February 28 at 3pm EST, Wednesday, March 6 at 2pm EST, and Monday, March 25 at 3pm EST

Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form

Rotational & Management Programs (Panel)

This event will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at the University Career Center- 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing.

Event Details
Are you seeking a post-grad opportunity where you can try out several different job roles within two years?

Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with a panel of professionals who will share information about their organization’s rotational or management program.

This event will be particularly helpful for students considering their options after graduation and have an interest in business or are looking to expand their skill sets in a train-on-the-job type of environment.

Confirmed Panelists will share information about the following programs:

Deloitte, Shine Marketing Rotational Program
Enterprise, Management Trainee Program
IBM, Consulting by Degrees Program
Sherwin Williams, Management/Sales Training Program

RSVP here.

For additional information about this event:
Contact Kristen Frese at

scrLogic Information Session - Is Consulting right for you?

This session will take place on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, 3rd Floor).

Event Details
srcLogic - Is Consulting Right For You?
Are you hard-working? Committed? Smart? A good problem solver? Then consulting could be right for you!

A career in consulting has many benefits:
  • Earn a top tier salary.
  • Collaborate with a diverse, focused team to solve complex problems.
  • Work on the front lines with the industry’s best cloud and software technologies.
  • Constantly enhance your skills and market value.
  • Make an impact on your project from the start.
Join them to explore the option of a consulting career! To help you decide if consulting is a good fit, you will hear firsthand from several of srcLogic’s Technical Consultants. They will cover a variety of topics such as:

1. What are the different consulting fields and opportunities?

2. What skills should a consultant have?

3. What is the consulting lifestyle like?

Do not miss out on this excellent networking and learning opportunity!

For additional information about this event:
Contact Michael Maiden at

Capital One Talks

Capital One Talks will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Prince George's Room, Room 1211 (First Floor), Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Event Details
Join Capital One for a night to hear about how they protect against Zelle fraud, how they use social media, and making software at scale!

Come and find out why Capital One is a great place to start your career. They will have food and prizes!

This event is expected to be popular, so please RSVP to confirm your place! More information and RSVP can be found here.

For additional information about this event:
Contact Michael Maiden at

Free Professional Headshots: 2/20/19

This headshot session will take place on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Outside Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union.

Event Details
Stop by to take a free professional headshot for your professional profiles (Careers4Terps, LinkedIn, etc.)!

Please note: This is a free service. For the sake of fairness and time, the photographer will only send you ONE (1) photo of the three you take.
  • No appointment necessary--this is a drop-in event.
  • During larger fairs (ex. Spring Career & Internship Fair) it may, at peak times, take you 30 minutes to reach the front of the line. Expect to take five minutes or less with the photographer.
  • Our photographer will take three photos and email you the single photo (1) of your choice from the three options.
  • We photograph from your mid-chest up, so if you're only coming to take a photo and not to attend the Career & Internship Fair, feel free to bring a professional shirt but forego professional slacks or skirts if that is easier for you.
You can expect your photo sent out within 7 business days post-event.

All attendees in line by 5:00 p.m. are guaranteed a photo.

This event is open to all UMD students, including graduate and post-doc Terps.
For additional information about this event: Contact Michelle Watson at

Architecture, Planning, Preservation and Real Estate Development Career & Internship Fair - 2019

This event will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019, from 1-5pm at Great Space, Architecture Building.

Plan to attend this annual networking event for students and alumni. Co-sponsored by the University Career Center & The President's Promise and the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, this fair provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet with representatives from many organizations to discuss internships, part-time, and full-time opportunities.

Dress professionally --- and bring resumes.

Prepare for the Fair
See who will be attending the fair

Who can attend?:
University of Maryland, College Park:
  • Current students and spouses
  • Alumni and spouses
  • Faculty/staff and spouses
  • Shady Grove campus students (from UMCP)

Requesting Accessibility Accommodations:
Please contact the University Career Center & The President’s Promise at no later than Friday, February 8 to request your specific accommodation(s) for this event.

Registration is now open!

Co-sponsored with the University of Maryland's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
For additional information about this event:
Contact Kristen Tepper at

Monday, February 11, 2019

Deadline Extended: BSOS College Scholarships - Apply by 2/19

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! We encourage you to apply now for an award for the fall 2019 semester. Before submitting your application, make sure to review each scholarship's eligibility criteria.To explore all of our BSOS scholarships, and determine if there are others that suit you, please visit this link.

Applications for the fall 2019 semester are due on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by
9 a.m. Click here to apply.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be
e-mailed to  

Friday, February 8, 2019

Interview with Fannie Mae for Full-Time Positions

Are you interested in helping solve today’s most critical housing challenges? In simplest terms, Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. We work at the heart of housing by providing reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times, buying loans that banks and other lenders originate, so they can fund new loans. This gives more people the opportunity to buy, refinance, or rent homes and apartments. Creating these opportunities is what drives the people who work at Fannie Mae. For more information about Fannie Mae, visit

Application deadline: February 20th

Analytics Program
Apply through Careers4Terps (ID 183103)

This program will offer candidates an opportunity to develop and implement analytics skills in support of Fannie Mae’s Single Family, Enterprise Risk Management and Finance groups. Analytics are vital to Fannie Mae’s business model and competitive position and provide an independent, consistent and objective view of the Enterprise’s risks, business decisions and performance. Fannie Mae’s Analytics Community’s mission is to work together to create high-quality actionable insights which deliver value to our customers and ensure the long-term success of the Enterprise. The teams’ focus includes providing research into analytic capabilities that bring additional efficiencies to the loan underwriting and close process, producing insights and providing consultative services to Fannie Mae’s customers and servicers, providing forecasting, asset valuation and loss allowance determination, and leveraging our data and analytic expertise to extend the dynamic credit risk management and delegation capabilities in our Single Family and Multifamily business units.

Fannie Mae Non-Technical Rotation Program
Apply through Careers4Terps (ID 183104)

The Fannie Mae Associates Program is a two year program that consists
of two six-month and one year-long rotations. The program has tracks for
Financial, N0n-Technical and Technical skillsets. Over the course of the
program, Associates will work in different teams, gain a variety of
experiences and skills, and build a wide support network of peers,
managers, and officers in our Washington, DC and Herndon/Reston,
Virginia offices. Associates receive on-the-job training in each rotation as
taking on responsibility, ownership, and providing value to project teams
and groups. The program also provides professional development and
leadership training, networking events, social activities, and an Executive
Speaker Series.

5th Annual DC Data Fest

Please join us for DC Data Fest 2019!  

Students at UMD will create teams for a weekend in DC of data analysis with actual data from a 'secret source' that is revealed at the beginning of the weekend long "hackathon."  Companies have offered jobs to the winning teams in the past!  This is a great resume boost, and registration is open now.  

ECON Departmental Scholarships Available!

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the availability of several undergraduate scholarships recognizing academic excellence for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. They are:

The Kenneth L. Bupp Scholarship
The John Cumberland Award in Environmental Economics
The Rupa Duttagupta Fellowship
The Melanie E. (Lee) Easley Memorial Scholarship
The Honorable Idamae Garrtott Memorial Scholarship
The Moskowitz Family Scholarship
The Peggy Rae and John Sapienza Scholarship
The Mark C. Sullivan Economics Scholarship
The Mark D. and Tracye C. Turner Scholarship in Economics

Detailed information including scholarship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found at

Application Deadline is Sunday, March 3, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2019 APPAM / UMBC Policy Camp

Being the Change: Exploring a Career in Public Policy

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery – UMBC, 7th Floor

The 2019 APPAM (Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management) / School of Public Policy at UMBC Policy Camp is designed for promising undergraduate (sophomore – senior) students of from underrepresented groups who want to make a difference in their communities. We invite you to be our guests for a one-day Public Policy Camp. Registration is FREE.

Having diverse perspectives at the policy table leads to better, more effective and inclusive, public policy.

Who Should Attend? YOU!
  • You share a commitment to making the world and your community a better place.
  • You want your voice heard through the chaos that surrounds current public policy debates.
  • You are politically active yet frustrated in your attempts to transform your ideals into real policy solutions.
  • You want to learn how to engage in the public policy process and about how public policies shape the daily lives of people and communities.
Policy Camp participants will:
  • Engage with students from across the Mid-Atlantic region, UMBC Public Policy faculty and our alumni on public and social issues.
  • Learn about the skills that can transform social activism into good public policy.
  • Meet leaders who live and work in the policy field.
  • Explore the career possibilities gained by having a public policy and administration skill set

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Experience Entrepreneurship with the Hinman CEOs Program

Applications for the Fall 2019 class are due February 10, 2019 via

The Hinman CEOs Student Startup Incubator enables undergraduates to develop innovative startup ideas into real companies through an immersive one-year academic and residential* experience.

100+ Startups Launched - $300M+ Investment Raised - $2B+ Total Valuations 

The dynamic Hinman CEOs environment is conducive to helping you every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you to achieve your entrepreneurial goals. You complete one course per semester during your time in the program, typically ENES 460 Fundamentals of Technology Startup Ventures in fall 2019 and ENES462 Marketing High-Technology Products and Innovations in spring 2020. You benefit from Hinman CEOs co-working spaces and coaching from Hinman CEOs faculty, staff, and alumni, and compete for exclusive Hinman CEOs seed funding for your startup.‍

"The Hinman CEOs Program is a great facilitator of ideas. It fosters a professional way of thinking about business, and exposes you to things you wouldn’t otherwise see."
Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO of Squarespace, Hinman CEOs ‘05 

Apply by Now to Join in Fall 2019

Applications are open until February 10, 2019 for entrepreneurially-minded undergraduate students from all academic disciplines. If you are graduating spring 2020 or later, we invite your application.

*Residence within Hinman CEOs South Campus Commons Two housing is recommended, but not required. 

Fiction Writing Scholarship

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing 

Attention creative writers! Are you a passionate fiction writer with a flair for storytelling? If so, submit your application today.

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing is a memorial scholarship that honors the memory of Sebastian Herbstein, a talented writer, dedicated scholar and son of UMD professor, Judith Freidenberg, which provides two prizes, $600 for first prize and $300 for second prize, for works of short fiction of 5,000 words or less. All full-time UMD undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

For complete award criteria, instructions, and an online application, please visit Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kilberg, BSOS Alumni and Donor Relations at 301.405.2998 or

Monday, February 4, 2019

Economics Career Fair and Networking Event - Feb. 13th


For more information click here

100 Days to Graduation

BSOS graduating seniors and alumni are invited to join the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS)  for their annual "100 Days until Graduation" event on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 4-6 PM for this pre-graduation traditional celebration in honor of our our graduating BSOS seniors. BSOS seniors, alumni and faculty/staff are invited to attend to help us congratulate our seniors on their upcoming achievements. 
There will be fun games, prizes, raffles and DJ! Food will be furnished by Mission BBQ and beer tastings will be provided by 7 Locks Brewing, which is Terp owed and operated (remember to bring ID if 21+). Take selfies with Testudo in our DIY photo booth and mix and mingle with our graduating seniors and alumni. Alumni: remember to bring plenty of business cards since this will be a great networking opportunity for alumni and students.
This is a great event to kick-off your final Spring semester and your night; don't forget to head on over to the Xfinity Center to watch the Men's basketball team take on Purdue at 6:30 PM. 
Pre-registration required. RSVP by Friday, February 8, 2019.
For questions, please contact Jenny Kilberg, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, or 301-405-2998.

Director's Financial Analyst Position at the CFPB

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

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

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:
  • Grad school (e.g., Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard) 
  • Private industry (e.g., Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo, PayPal) 
  • Public sector (e.g., Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government) 

We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on the career center website. However, to officially apply, students will need to do so at during our live application window on USAJobs. The application will be open February 5th through 11th.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Summer Southeast Asia Program Internship with the Stimson Center

The Southeast Asia program at Stimson offers internships throughout the year, with some flexibility regarding exact start and end dates. The program addresses important and timely policy issues concerning Southeast Asia from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Currently the Southeast Asia program is active on three main issue areas: (1) the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and the current lack of regional coordination and system-scale planning of the hydropower and its role within the broader food-water-energy nexus; (2) the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) economic and political relations with the US, China, Japan, and other partners; and (3) economic and political developments involving ASEAN member states.

The Southeast Asia internship offers a unique opportunity to build upon and apply educational and other experience by carrying out research and participating in the development of practical approaches to important policy issues. The program director Brian Eyler seeks applicants who have a strong interest in political economy and Southeast Asian issues and the desire to learn more and develop policy analysis skills. Interns are a vital part of the Southeast Asia program who work closely with the director and the research analyst as well as their peers and staff in other programs, participate in a variety of Stimson events, and benefit from the experience of working in Stimson's collegial environment.

Research Internship with Sprint Global Strategy Team

As a Sprint intern you'll have the opportunity to gain practical experience in their 10-12 week internship program in a challenging, fun and fast-paced work environment. This includes entry level professional duties and project work in various capacities. And you'll get to work with their technology solutions, systems, and processes. In addition to your manager, you'll also have a mentor to provide guidance and coaching along the way. In between solving real business problems and getting hands on experience, the Sprint internship program hosts networking events, development opportunities and community involvement activities.

Full-Time Social Science Research Position

FMG is seeking an intelligent and motivated Researcher, Social Science Surveys needed to work as part of a research team. This individual’s primary responsibility will be support of surveys and other research efforts aimed for Government clients. This job is best suited for an individual who enjoys research, possesses excellent attention to detail, continuously strives to learn and develop, and prefers working in a cooperative environment.

  •  Bachelor’s degree in social science, statistics or related field required. 
  • Two years of academic or professional research experience preferred. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision and as a team member. 
  • Experience working with data in Microsoft Excel® and at least one statistical analysis software package (e.g., SPSS, STATA, SAS). 
  • Experience using Microsoft PowerPoint® to create presentation slides. 
  • Strong quantitative ability and a keen eye for detail and accuracy. 
  • Applicants may be subject to a low-level government security investigation and must meet eligibility criteria for access to sensitive information. 

Summer Paid Research Assistant Internships with American Institutes for Research

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects in the areas of education, health, workforce, and international development, among others. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for federal and state government organizations, foundations, and the private sector. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

AIR’s Summer Internship and Fellowship Program is designed to identify, attract and hire the best collegiate talent that will drive creativity and innovation while enabling the organization to create a diverse and skilled talent pool. Spanning 10 – 12 weeks, AIR’s paid summer program provides Interns and Scholars with various learning and networking opportunities that enhance their skillset and build, lasting professional connections.

AIR is currently seeking Research Assistant Interns to join our Professional Services team during our 2019 Summer Internship and Fellowship Program.

Maryland Student Researchers - Spring 2019 Opportunities

Are you an undergraduate student interested in exploring research opportunities for Spring 2019 at the University of Maryland?

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review nearly 170 available opportunities by visiting our website at:

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program maintains a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Nearly 170 projects are listed with more being added so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

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

INFO SESSIONS: The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous early-semester information sessions to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities. Click here to sign-up for an MSR info session.

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

Job Opening: Program Associate at CEPR

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has an immediate opening for a Program Associate. This is a full-time, Washington, DC-based position.

Job Description: The Program Associate for the Domestic Program at CEPR is responsible for a variety of important duties within the organization. The position plays an essential role in a number of daily tasks focused on releasing material for public or private audiences. These tasks include proofreading and formatting documents for publication and disseminating these via mailing lists or our website. For economic releases, this includes gathering and graphing various economic data. The position also includes time for research and writing as part of a team or independently. The Program Associate is responsible for various operations in the office, including answering incoming inquiries, assisting in the arrangement of meetings or conferences, and other miscellaneous tasks.

  • Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree (preferably in economics or a related field) as well as an interest in economic justice. 
  • Candidates should have some or all of the following: strong knowledge of the political landscape; experience using economic data; experience at a nonprofit, union, or similar environment with a track record of successful work; experience with publication layout/design, website content management, and email distribution programs; and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphing and visualization software (Tableau preferred but not required) and graphing best practices; and the ability to learn new software and skills quickly. 
  • A successful candidate will also have excellent attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects and coordinate workflow, ability to work independently and with a team, good written and verbal communication skills, a sense of humor, and a shared commitment to CEPR’s mission and values. 
  • Other experience with Photoshop or Illustrator, statistical analysis, website design and maintenance, or video and audio production/editing is not required but desirable. 
Salary & Benefits: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local #70, AFL-CIO.

Closing Date of Position: Friday, February 15, 2019 (at 11:59 PM, Eastern time).
In rare, extenuating circumstances, the application period may be extended or shortened. In the event that the application period is shortened, CEPR will update the posting on their website to notify candidates that they have seven calendar days remaining to apply.

Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs - Insight Days

In April 2019, the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs are hosting 3 insight days for sophomores (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston). These programs are intended for current sophomores who are interested in learning more about summer 2020 internships in investment banking in these locations. Open to ALL majors

2019 IBD Summer Analyst Insight Days
Los Angeles – April 5
Houston – April 12
San Francisco – April 26

The application deadline for the Los Angeles Insight Day is March 17. Application deadlines for Houston and San Francisco are on March 31.

Here’s how to apply:
  1. Visit the events portal at and search “Insight Day” to apply.
  2. Once you’ve applied, you will be notified if you are selected to attend the event.
  3. Time and location details will be shared with selected candidates

Scholarship Opportunities for Undocumented Students

TheDream.US Scholarship Program for DREAMers- Deadline February 28
Rutgers University- Newark and Rutgers University- New Brunswick have partnered with TheDREAM.US to provide financial aid to undocumented students who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. For more information regarding eligibility and application guidelines please visit:

Immigrants Rising 2018- 2019 List of Scholarships
A compilation of undergraduate and graduate scholarships that do not require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. Visit the following link to view the list of scholarships:

Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation
The Foundation was founded to support the educational endeavors of undocumented people. The Foundation features various scholarships, most of which are open to student from all states with the exception of the Juan Betancourt Rosas Scholarship. Visit their website for more information:

2019 Annual BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI)

The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus in the University of Maryland system and is home to first-class researchers and research facilities. The university’s location, just nine miles from downtown Washington, D.C. and approximately 30 miles from Baltimore, provides access to some of the finest libraries, research centers, and professional opportunities in the country.

UMD BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI) 
The program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

Program Details 
This 8-week program will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from June 3 - July 26, 2019. Students are required to arrive on campus on Saturday, June 1st for mandatory Saturday and Sunday program orientation, but SRI programming will officially begin on Monday, June 3rd. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments (visit for department list). They also supplement the research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Students are provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in university on-campus housing and $3,150 (before taxes – amount includes stipend and meal allowances).

Basic Eligibility
  1. Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States;
  2. Be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year higher education institution and obtain junior or senior status in the Fall 2019-20 academic year;
  3. Demonstrate an interest in pursuing graduate study in one of the behavioral, social or economic sciences;
  4. Will have taken a basic statistics or research methodology course; and
  5. Possess an excellent academic record including a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA.
Questions? Visit our website or contact

To apply, visit the Big Ten Academic Alliance SROP website, click “Campus Profiles,” and select University of Maryland

Application deadline: February 10, 2019

Paid summer Internship with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

This is a SUMMER 2019 internship position. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for an exciting internship position in the Washington Office. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. To learn more about the Commission, please visit

At time of application, applicant must submit proof of current enrollment in a degree-seeking program. If selected, applicant must provide proof of continuing education through either the Summer or Fall 2019 semesters.

These positions are temporary, they may be converted to a full time, career-conditional position. Any conversions to full time or career-conditional status is neither implied nor guaranteed.

Duties include:
  • Assists in analyzing the environmental impact of proposed energy facilities. 
  • Reviews, analyzes, and determines the merits of comments and recommendations filed with the Commission, and reports on environmental factors, determining the adequacy of data supplied. 
Read more and apply by February 7 on

Summer Economics Teaching Opportunities

Summer 2019 Employment Opportunities: Economics Instructors and Teaching Assistants

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is seeking instructors and teaching assistants for our summer programs. CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. Positions are available at residential and day sites at colleges, universities, and schools on the East and West coasts, as well as internationally in Hong Kong.

(For a full list of sites, visit

They are currently seeking individuals with expertise in a number of economics-related subjects, including:
  • Microeconomics 
  • Game Theory 
  • Mathematics of Money 
  • Macroeconomics 
A full list of economics courses can be found at

Why teach for CTY?
  • share your passion for economics with highly motivated and talented students 
  • be a part of an intellectual community 
  • develop your teaching skills in a supportive, collegial environment 
  • work alongside dedicated educators from around the world 
  • limited class size (15 students), plus an instructor and assistant for each class, ensures a low student-teacher ratio 
  • competitive salary plus room and board at our residential sites