Wednesday, September 28, 2011

International Summit for Careers in Economics

The International Summit for Careers in Economics (ISCE) will be held October 21, 2011 at the NAHB Conference Center in Washington, DC.

The ISCE brings together leading employers from business, government, and consulting with outstanding candidates from top Masters-level economics programs and student members of the National Association for Business Economics. Employers attending the event this year include Ernst and Young, American Express, the Conference Board, and the OECD.

Although American University is not a co-sponsor of the event, students can participate by first joining the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the professional association for business economists and those who use economics in the workplace. A one-year student membership is just $30, and includes access to their career database.

Click here for more information on NABE.
Click here for more information on the ISCE.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cosmos Scholars

The Cosmos Club Foundation offers scholarships to graduate students (Masters or Doctoral) at Washington area universities to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds. This may include special supplies or travel (financial support and tuition are explicitly excluded). Awards range from $500 to $3,000. If you are working on a research project this year with special expenses, see the Foundations website for more information. Applications are due by midnight, November 1, 2011.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Success in Graduate School

You are invited to attend an event sponsored by the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research which will provide a broad overview of factors predictive of success in graduate education and career development. Topics discussed will include:
  • Student-faculty engagement in graduate education
  • Mentoring, a two way street
  • Establishing a research trajectory
  • Peer-review and publication processes
  • Developing a professional identity
  • Financing a graduate school education
  • Resources to enhance your graduate experience
  • Minimizing potential stumbling blocks
  • Preparing for transitions in your graduate career

September 28, 2011 3:00 - 4:30 PM Founder’s Room - SIS RSVP to by September 23rd!!

October 6, 2011 3:00 - 5:00 PM Butler Board Room - MGC RSVP to by Oct. 1st!!