Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sr. Research Analyst, National Restaurant Assc.

The National Restaurant Asscociation is looking for a Senior Research Analyst. Candidates must have a four year degree in Economics, Business or a related field, but a master's degree is preferred. The position requires the candidate to conduct primary and secondary research on assigned topics and summarizes findings in reports, articles and newsletters; possesses superior quantitative and qualitative analytical and research abilities; possesses strong writing and computer skills; writes reports and articles on economic/industry trends and restaurant issues; serves as an internal and external resource for research and analysis; works with external research suppliers for specific projects that need to be outsourced. For more information on how to apply, see

Thursday, November 15, 2012

MA Program Reception

Please join the Department of Economics at a reception to celebrate our
MA program

Thursday, November 29, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 PM pm
Kreeger Hall

This is your chance to eat, drink and be merry while catching up with friends, professors and colleagues. Current students and alumni will find it to be a valuable opportunity to network with other DC-area economists. It is also your chance to tell prospective students how wonderful the MA in Economics program is!

We hope you can join us and show your support for the Department's MA program.

Questions should be directed to Kara Reynolds
at (202) 885-3768 or

Monday, October 15, 2012

Greenberg Masters Seminar

The Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning is sponsoring a seminar for MA and MFA students based upon our highly successful Greenberg PhD Seminars for Effective Teaching.  This one-day workshop is designed for Masters Degree students who are considering teaching at either a community college or four-year institution after they complete their degree.  The session focuses on topics such as:  how to design a course, write a syllabus, give effective lectures, lead discussions, and assess student work.

NOTE: The content of this program replicates the pilot Greenberg MA program that was offered last year.

The Greenberg Masters Seminar will meet on Sunday, October 28th from 9am to 3pm in the Founder’s Room of the SIS building.  A light breakfast with coffee will be served in the morning.  Lunch will also be provided.

Register online at  Attendees will be registered on a first-come first served basis.  Admission is limited to the first 50 applicants.  Participants will receive a confirmation and reminder email approximately one week before the scheduled workshop.

If you have any questions or need more information on this program, please contact Meghan Foster at

Short Term Consultant Position

The global macro team in the Development Economic Prospects Group is looking for someone with an MA in Economics with good programming skills (particularly in E-views) for a short term consultant position. Feel free to contact me if you are interested.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Promoting Success in Graduate School

Office of the Provost
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series
“Promoting Success in Graduate School”

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Presented by Jonathan Tubman, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

This workshop 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, establishing a research trajectory; peer review and publication processes, developing a professional identity, financing your education and more. This workshop is ideal for Master’s and PhD students in all academic disciplines!

RSVP no later than 12 noon October 10th at

Please contact Anita Brown at with questions about this workshop.  Can’t make this workshop? Go to for more workshop information and news on upcoming workshops and events!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Research and Performance Metrics Manager

One of our current students sent us the following job announcement, which may be appropriate for some of our students.  She highly recommends the work environment.



The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Research & Performance Metrics Manager within the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts (TFA), Office of Tourism Development (OTD).  The primary responsibility of this position is to provide economic and market research, analysis and evaluation for the division, as well as the Office of Sports Marketing.  These functions help guide the division's leadership in providing comprehensive and integrated investment in and promotion of Maryland's quality of life assets as well as deliver technical and financial assistance and incentives to the tourism, arts and film industries.  Essential duties include coordinating, analyzing and reporting performance metrics for the entire division (MFRs/State Stat/GDU); tracking, analyzing and reporting the economic impact of tourism and evaluating the value of the industry to Maryland's economy; tracking and analyzing Maryland and U.S. visitor volume, trip trends and visitor profiles, providing guidance on product development and marketing, including allocation of staff and budget resources; tracking the performance and measuring the effectiveness of Maryland Office of Tourism's programs to ensure the highest return on the State's investments; and serving as a resource for TFA stakeholders, both public and private sector, and collaborative sister agencies.

The ideal candidate is capable of working with internal and external clients in both the public and the private sectors, synthesizing information from disparate sources, and conducting technical tourism research.  Candidates must possess outstanding written and oral communication skills, a broad knowledge of government information sources, the ability to work independently and to complete assignments and projects in a team environment.  Candidates should be proficient in Word, Excel, Access, or other Windows-based software. The ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high-priority tasks is essential.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in business or economic research, marketing, planning or a closely related field.   Possession of a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning is preferred, but not required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.

For more information see this job posting.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

AU's Job and Internship Fair

American University's Job and Internship Fair is tomorrow, October 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 in the Bender Arena.  I know there are a number of organizations that will be recruiting economists, including the U.S. Census Bureau.  Stop by if you are interested--I recommend dressing professionally and bringing a copy of your resume, just in case!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Koch Positions

The Charles Koch Institute strives to help students become more effective advocates for economic freedom through two fantastic professional education opportunities; the paid Koch Internship Program and the Koch Associate Program. 

There are opportunities to work in a variety of areas including communications, policy, operations, donor relations, and more.
  • Koch Internship Program: Students and recent grads get paid to work at free-market organizations in DC while engaging in weekly professional education every Tuesday. Both the spring and summer applications are now open and available online:  
  • Koch Associate Program: Participants work in a full-time job at a partner organization in DC, while engaging in professional education every Thursday. The program starts in June of 2013 and the application is now open and available online: 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Federal Government Fellowships

Federal agencies and departments ranging from DHS to EPA to NIH annually host Science & Technology Policy Fellows, supported by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) . Social scientists as well as other scientists and engineers are placed across multiple program areas in funded fellowships, including:
  • Congressional (2 placements)
  • Diplomacy, Security & Development (30-40 placements)
  • Energy, Environment, Agriculture Program (30-40 placements)
  • Health, Education, & Human Services Program (30-40 placements) 
To learn more about the fellowships, join WIPAR at a luncheon featuring the AAAS program director and alumni fellows on Friday. September 28, from 12 pm to 2 pm. RSVP is required. Please let us know by Tuesday, September 25, via email to, if you plan to attend. Participants will subsequently receive additional information on the event location and logistics. Faculty from area universities are also welcome to attend.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Federal Reserve RA Position

The Industrial Output Section of the Federal Reserve is planning to hire several RAs as soon as possible. These are great full-time jobs that are usually filled by people recently out of undergrad. The RAs work with economists on the analysis of the economy that we provide to the Board of Governors, as well as our scholarly research. Research in my group tends to be very data-intensive, so experience working with data, and experience with statistical software and programming are big pluses. If anyone is looking for a full-time job while working on their MA, and believes they are qualified, please contact me for more information.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fellowship Information Sessions

The Office of Merit Awards helps students and alumni in their search for nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships that fund study abroad, language acquisition, and high-level work and research experiences. Advisors in the Office of Merit Awards offer info sessions, workshops, and one-on-one advising appointments. Visit our website for more information. Questions? Email

Bosch Fellowship Program Info Session (graduate students and alumni)
Wednesday, September 12, 6-7pm, SIS 300 (Beacon Conference Room)
The Robert Bosch Fellowship Program provides 20 American professionals ages 23-34 with a fully-funded year of work and travel in Germany. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and similar fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application. Visit the program website for complete details. Nicole Sisco, Bosch Fellowship Program Director, will give a presentation and answer questions from interested applicants. Graduate-level training and at least two years of relevant work experience strongly preferred. U.S. citizenship required. E-mail to be added to our Bosch Blackboard site.
Deadline: October 15

Graduate Student Q&A Session (graduate students)
Thursday, September 13, 4-5pm, MGC 200
Join the Office of Merit Awards for a Graduate Student Q&A session to ask questions regarding the scholarship application process, learn more about what each opportunity provides, and receive advice on steps to take to become more competitive. Students from all graduate programs are invited to attend. Awards usually restricted to U.S. citizens. This session will be repeated on Monday, October 8, 5:30-6:30pm, MGC 245 and Wednesday, November 7, 5:30-6:30pm, MGC 200.

Alfa Fellowship Program Info Session (graduate students and alumni)
Monday, September 17, 5:30-6:30pm, SIS 300 (Beacon Conference Room)
The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program that places up to 10 American and 5 British citizens ages 25-35 in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. Russian language proficiency is preferred though not required at the time of application. Visit the program website for complete details. Melissa Graves, Alfa Fellowship Program Officer, will provide a program overview and answer questions from interested applicants. Graduate-level training and at least two years of relevant work experience strongly preferred. U.S. citizenship required.
Deadline: December 1

Critical Language Scholarship Info Session (undergraduates and graduate students)
Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-6:30pm, SIS Founders Room
The U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarships provide funding for intensive overseas study of "critical need" languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Scholarships provide funding for students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs. Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, science, the social sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. Email to be added to the CLS Blackboard site. Visit the scholarship website for complete details. This session will be repeated on Thurs, Oct 4 from 5-6pm in MGC245. Tentative deadline: November 15. **Due to the number of AU applicants, we do not offer individual advising for this scholarship.**

Graduate School in the UK Session
Wednesday, September 26, 12-1pm, MGC 247
Considering graduate school in the UK? Come hear representatives from King's College and University College London discuss the merits of graduate education in the UK, specific program offerings, and the application process. Advisors from the Office of Merit Awards will also discuss nationally competitive scholarships such as the Marshall Scholarship and Fulbright Grant that help fund such programs.

Boren Fellowship Info Session (graduate students)
Thursday, September 27, 6-7pm, MGC 4-5
Interested in studying abroad in Africa, Asia, Central or Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East? Boren Graduate Fellowships fund studies in underrepresented areas critical to U.S. national security. U.S. citizenship required. "Getting Started on the Boren Fellowship Applications" will be held on Tues, October 23 & Wed, October 24, 2012, 5:30-7pm, MGC 5 (Getting Started on the Boren Application). Individual advising begins November 1, 2012. E-mail to be added to the Boren Fellowship Blackboard site. Campus deadline early January, national deadline January 31. Visit the fellowship website for complete details.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Job Fair

Your are invited to attend the  2012 International Summit for Careers in Economics (ISCE), to convene Friday, November 2 in Washington, DC.  Last year's ISCE included over 200 candidates and 23 employers from various industries (see below for a list of 2011 employers). 
To register as a candidate, you must be a National Association for Business Economics (NABE) member. If you are not a currently a NABE Member, you can find information about joining here. Candidates will be invited to submit a resume for distribution to employers prior to the event. Many employers will conduct pre-scheduled interviews onsite.

Registration Fees
NABE Members $25

Click here for candidate registration.

Schedule - Friday, November 2

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Exhibit setup
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome/Panel Discussion "Economics Careers in the Public, Private and Nonprofit Sectors"
Speakers TBD
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Career Fair
1:00 PM Exhibit Dismantling


The ISCE will be conducted again this year at the conference center of the National Association for Home Builders (NAHB).

National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

2011 ISCE Employers included: 
  • Acumen, LLC
  • American Express
  • American Institute for Economic Research
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • The Capital Group Companies
  • The Conference Board
  • Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
  • Deloitte
  • Edgeworth Economics
  • Ernst & Young
  • FDIC
  • Freddie Mac
  • Gallup
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • IHS Global Insight
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC
  • Maxpoint Interactive
  • Moody's Analytics
  • OECD
  • U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • U.S. Census Bureau