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!