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9/24/2014

Research Analyst at the St. Louis Fed
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is seeking research analysts to start in the spring/summer of 2015. This position provides you with an opportunity to learn about economics in the United States through the perspective of the Federal Reserve System. See the attached flyer for more information, or go to http://research.stlouisfed.org/jobopps/

9/22/2013

NYFed Research Associate
Visit http://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/current_undergrad_openings.html to learn about job opportunities for economics undergrads as research analysts. Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group.  Our economists, whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics, work closely with Research Analysts.  Upon leaving the Fed, Research Analysts are consistently accepted by top graduate programs or they choose to pursue a wide variety of public and private sector opportunities. In recent years, our RAs have gone on to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics or Finance at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Wharton.  Aside from economics, previous RAs have also gone to law and public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Princeton, Yale, and others.

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Research Analysts usually come from strong economics, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research or other related fields. Ideal candidates will also have expertise with statistical programming software, such as Stata, SAS, or MATLAB.

Here is a brochure with more details about the Research Analyst role along with a flyer advertising the position. Applications are being accepted now until October 15.

Malcolm Getz
9/16/2014
Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO)
SCNO will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday Sept 17 in Stevenson 1206. Professor Cherrie Clark will disucss the Fundamentals of the Consulting Process and Analyzing Data, so this is a opportunity to learn more about consulting, the nonprofit world, and our organization. There will also be free food.
Hunter Hollis, Director of Marketing
8/28/2014
Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club
The Club's first meeting is September 2nd from 7pm to 8:15 in Calhoun 109. Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club provides a forum for undergraduate students to learn about current issues in the health care industry, gain experience through hands-on projects, and network with students of similar interests.
Andrew Newsome
8/28/2014
Economist GMAT Tutor Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest
The Economist offers its GMAT Tutor Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest (gmat.economist.com/contest). Contestants complete a simulation GMAT exam online and the highest scorer earns a $25,000 scholarship to any of the Economist’s sponsor business schools.
Marion Pratt
8/18/2014
Tutors Wanted
Please let me know if you would like to provide tutoring services for ECON 100, 101, 150, 231 or 232 by sending email to malcolm.getz@vanderbilt.edu. You are also welcome to announce your services on this website.
Malcolm Getz
4/152014
New Course Offering: SOC 252
The Sociology department is offering a new course of interest to economic undergraduates.The course is called Law and Social Movements, SOC 252, and will be taught by Professor Holly McCammon.  The course will be offered this fall and should be of interest to students oriented toward law, public policy,and/or social activism. Course Topics: Legal control of the civil rights movement, Environmental activism and legislation, Same-sex marriage and litigation strategy, Activist lawyering and the abortion debate. Course Activities: Discussion of legal concepts, procedures, and controversies, Overviews of social movements and their relationship to the law, Short papers on student-selected topics, Two take-home exams.
Holly McCammon
3/19/2014
Assistant Analyst
The Congressional Budget Office is accepting applications from individuals with an undergraduate degree in economics, public policy, and similar fields to work for a period up to 3 years as an assistant (research) analyst. These are excellent positions for individuals with strong quantitative skills (including SAS or STATA and Excel) to obtain substantive work experience prior to applying to graduate school. Because of the nature of these positions, we do not consider students with a graduate or who will be obtaining one. CBO can consider noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US. They must apply online at www.cbo.gov/careers and submit a complete application to be considered.
Congressional Research Service
3/18/2014
USPIRG Fellowship
My name is Zach Weinstein. I work with U.S. PIRG, a social change nonprofit that works to solve our country’s most pressing issues, from the high cost of health care to our crumbling transportation infrastructure. I’m here at Vanderbilt to find graduating seniors interested in this type of work to join our Fellowship program. Click here to get more info. [Here is the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13cW-gWHcatqeSJCRVlNytIE9RRn6huQ9i17plJ7Yza0/viewform ]The deadline to apply is March 28th.
We are actively hiring for this coming year’s Fellowship position. If you’re interested, let me know, or click here to get more info. Our priority campaign is working to give consumers the right to know what's in the food we buy, by labeling food that contains GMO ingredients. Monsanto and other giant agribusinesses are spending millions to oppose labeling efforts—Big Ag spent close to $40 million against a labeling initiative in California last year. With people increasingly concerned about food choices and taking charge of their health, our goal in the next five years is to pass a federal law that will establish GMO labeling in the U.S. Please email me with any questions about the position or the application process. www.uspirg.org/jobs
Zach Weinstein
3/11/2014
InstaEDU Tutoring
InstaEDU is looking for economics tutors to help students out around the world! InstaEDU is a start up education company based in San Francisco, that has received multiple rounds of venture capital funding. For Vanderbilt students, we are looking for bright, dedicated students to use their superior economic expertise to help students ranging from community colleges to elite universities. All that is needed is an application to verify you attend an elite university (Vanderbilt), and have the aptitude to tutor students.
The compensation is $20.00 an hour prorated to the minute for tutoring sessions. You can tutor whenever you want, and all you have to do is pull up the website, instaedu.com/vanderbilt-tutor and wait until students reach out to you for help. Just click on this link to get started! www.instaedu.com/vanderbilt-tutor.
2/18/2014 Summer Internships at the Public Policy Institute of California
The Public Policy Institute of California informs and improves public policy through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. PPIC is based in San Francisco and Sacramento, California. Six Richard J. Riordan Summer Internships opportunities are now posted on PPIC’s website. For detailed position descriptions and application instructions, please visit http://www.ppic.org/main/opportunities.asp. Several other PPIC positions are also posted on that page.
These internship projects provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a public policy career to work in a policy research environment. Intern projects are proposed by PPIC researchers and designed around a specific set of tasks and deliverables that can be accomplished within the term of the internship. Application deadline: March 9, 2014. Direct links to the six projects:

Summer Intern - Project 1 - Community College Pathways to the Healthcare Workforce

Summer Intern - Project 2 - Public Safety Realignment: Multisite Project

Summer Intern - Project 3 - K-12 Education: District Local Control Accountability Plans

Summer Intern - Project 4 - California’s Local Control Funding Formula: Year 1 Review

Summer Intern - Project 5 - Correctional Health in California’s County Jail System

Summer Intern - Project 6 - Understanding Capacity and Operations in California’s County Jails

Anneke Gaul
2/3/2014

Submit an Aritcle to Cornell's Undergraduate Econ Journal
The Visible Hand is Cornell's premier undergraduate economics journal and fully student run. We aim to cover a wide range of economic issues and keep the focus of each publication relevant to the contemporary issues in economics. We are distributed in print across the Cornell Campus and are available online through the Cornell Economics Society website (http://www.rso.cornell.edu/ces/publications.html). We invite students from Vanderbilt University to submit articles. We accept past papers, original pieces, and have no specific topic or length (we accept both longer and shorter pieces). Our submission deadline is March 9th, 2014. Applicants should attach a Word document and indicate their major and college/university and email it to cornellvisiblehand@gmail.com. If you would like more information we are more than happy to answer any questions.

Jacob Miller
1/21/2014

13th Annual Carroll Round Conference at Georgetown University
The Carroll Round is the premier undergraduate economics research conference in the world. This year’s conference will take place from Thursday, April 10, 2014 to Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Georgetown University. Professor Peter Diamond of MIT will be the Keynote Speaker on Friday, April 11. Professor Diamond is Nobel Laureate known for work on job search and unemployment.
The goal of the Carroll Round is to foster the exchange of ideas among leading undergraduate international economics and political economy students by encouraging and supporting the pursuit of scholarly innovation in the field. The conference encourages an informed and productive dialogue about global economic issues by bringing together participants and prominent members of the academic and policy-making communities through presentations, discussions, and lectures. As an academic conference, the Carroll Round revolves around the presentation and discussion of original research by undergraduates. Students present their findings in journal-length articles and summarize their project in discussion panels moderated by economics professors and practitioners. Papers focus on a wide variety of the latest topics within International Economics. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Sunday, February 9, 2014.
  For more information about the Carroll Round, visit http://carrollround.georgetown.edu .

Christopher Stromeyer
1/20/2014
Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club project
Interested in healthcare strategy, marketing, and consulting? Looking to gain professional experience? Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club has partnered with ReviveHealth, a healthcare-focused strategy firm, to work on a project for one of their clients. We are currently recruiting members to work on this project. Interested? Shoot us an email at vandyhbc@gmail.com
1/17/2014
Research Assistant needed on campus
Research assistant needed to hire immediately. Experience with web-scrapping valuable. Please contact Professor Rei at claudia.rei@vanderbilt.edu
Claudia Rei
1/17/2014
2014 Summer Abroad Scholaship: Taiwan-U.S. Alliance
The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) is pleased to announce that ‘Ambassador’ Scholarships are again offered to U.S. college students during the summer of 2014.

There is no requirement for proficiency in Chinese language... but offers overseas immersion in Mandarin and cultural study. Accepted students will be enrolled in the Chinese Language Center at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, http://www.ncku.edu.tw) in Tainan City, Taiwan. The University is recognized as one of the two top institutions of higher education in Taiwan. The application period ends March 31, 2014, and applications can be submitted on line at www.taiwanusalliance.com

The 2014 TUSA program starts July 1 and ends August 22nd. A stipend of NT $25,000 (US $800) per month for two months (July & August) will be awarded to each scholarship recipient. The scholarships should cover tuition, dormitory fees, all program-related travel and excursions, and accident/outpatient health insurance. The program is sponsored by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, and a total of 36 ‘Ambassador’ students will be accepted for the 2014 class.
1/16/2014

MA Programs related to Economics at Duke University
Some of these programs offer financial aid, and the deadlines are from January 30th - February 15th, depending on the program. Please see these links for more information.
Master’s of Arts in Economics

Master’s of Science in Economics and Computation

Master’s of Science in Computer Science

Master’s in Statistical Science

Master’s of Science in Statistical and Economic Modeling

Ana Moon Glass
1/16/2014
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice for Vanderbilt
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice for Vanderbilt alumni and students! The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be hosting an information session Tuesday, January 28 at 8pm to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with students and alumni interested in empowering communities and working for social change. DART expects to hire up to ten recent college graduates.
RSVP to hannah@thedartcenter.org with your name, preferred email address, phone number, and graduation date (actual or expected). DART hires and trains organizers to lead campaigns on a broad set of justice issues including: * Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline * Reining in predatory lending practices * Expanding access to primary health and dental care * Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training * Education reform in low-performing public schools Placements sites include cities in Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia. Positions start June 16, 2014. Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits, with regular performance based raises. To find out more about DART or to apply, visit www.thedartcenter.org or contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (785) 438-9808.
Hannah Wittmer
1/15/2014
Sumer at the London School of Economics
Representatives of London School of Economics will discuss their programme on Thursday, January 23rd at 4:30pm in Calhoun 320. LSE Summer School is the largest university summer school in the UK, with just under 6,000 students attending in 2013 from over 100 countries. Students from North American Universities accounted for almost 25 per cent of the cohort last year.
LSE Summer School offers over 70 three-week courses taught by LSE’s world-renowned faculty. All courses take place on the LSE campus in the heart of Central London. Courses are examined to LSE standards. The Summer School curriculum is drawn from across the University, with courses being offered in subjects as diverse as Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Relations, Law, and Management. For further information on the programme, please visit www.lse.ac.uk/summerschool
Simon Vollar
1/6/2014
Research Assistants at Brookings
The Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is conducting our annual Research Assistant recruitment. Each year we employ approximately twelve research assistants for one or two year appointments, preferably beginning between June 1 and August 1. This year, we are seeking to hire approximately five new assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates.
The job posting is here: http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/position/2013/es13231 Please note that this is a two-part application process. After applying online, Brookings will contact applicants to request additional materials, including an application, two letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.
Jennifer Ambrosino
12/17/2013
US Department of Justice: Antitrust Division
The Economic Analysis Group seeks full-time research analysts in Washington, DC. Analysts should have a US citizen, with BA in economics and 3.0 GPA or better. Experience with spreadsheets, statistics, computer programming, and econometrics is useful. Analysts work with the Group's forty economists on issues in defining markets, pricing policies, and industry behavior using large datasets. By January 2, 2014, please submit a resume, a short writing sample on an economic topic, names of three references, and a copy of your college transcript via email to atr.eagra@usdoj.gov
For more information, click here.
12/03/2013
Intern at the Hamilton Project, The Brookings Institution
The Hamilton Project is an economic initiative housed at the Brookings Institution. The Project produces research and policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans (you can find more information on our website at www.hamiltonproject.org). The Project seeks motivated, energetic students--preferably juniors or seniors--to serve as full-time or part-time interns for academic credit and a small stipend during the spring semester and summer. This is an opportunity to economic skills to the policy arena. The internship description can be found at http://www.hamiltonproject.org/about_us/working_for_the_project/
Laura Howell
11/19/2013
Research Assistant at Boston Fed
The Boston Federal Reserve Bank will hire BAs in economics for two-year terms as research assistants. Applicants should have strong academic records, knowledge of at least one statistical package such as MATLAB or Stata, a demonstrated ability to work independently, and strong written and oral communication skills. Go to: www.bostonfed.org/economics/Recruit for more information. Send questions to: RARecruit@bos.frb.org.
Geoff Tootell
11/13/2013 Honors Scholarships
Successful students in economics should consider applying for national scholarships. Vanderbilt students have won Carnegie, Truman, Fulbright, Udall, Goldwater, Marshall, Luce, NSF, Rhodes, and many other scholarships. See the Office of Honors Scholarships [http://ohs.vanderbilt.edu] for more information. Sophomores and juniors, in particular, should look for opportunities in order to plan ahead. The application process often takes months. For more information, contact Lyn Fulton-John at lyn.fulton-john@vanderbilt.edu.
Lyn Fulton-John
11/12/2013 Duke Undergraduate Economics Journal is Accepting Submissions
Equilibria, Duke University's undergraduate economics review, cordially invites you to submit your work for consideration in our Spring 2014 issue. We welcome research papers, opinion articles, and/or theses from all disciplines of social sciences and business (economics, public policy, corporate law, statistics, finance, etc.). Receive recognition for your work by a premier research university publication.
Our next issue will be published this coming spring, and the submission deadline is December 31st, 2013. Please e-mail your paper to dukeeconreview@gmail.com for submission, along with your full name and academic background. Papers should be 10-20 pages in length (double spaced), using the Chicago citation style. For further information on the publication and submissions, please refer to our website:
http://econ.duke.edu/undergraduate/economics-student-union/journal.
10/23/2013 Info Session with U. Virginia's MS in Commerce
There will be an information session and dinner on Tuesday, October 29 to learn about the University of Virginia’s M.S. in Commerce, a one-year business degree specifically designed for liberal arts, science, and engineering majors. It features tracks in either Financial Services or Marketing & Management, as well as a month of international travel in Europe, Latin America, East Asia, or Southeast Asia. The last three classes reported placement statistics between 95-100% three months after graduation.
M.S. in Commerce Info Session & Dinner
Tuesday, October 29 at 5:00 pm Vanderbilt University
Sarratt 363
RSVP: http://register.applyyourself.com/?id=uva-com&pid=2227&eID=27735&rid=1
10/08/2013 Michigan Journal of Business is Accepting Papers
The Michigan Journal of Business (“MJB”), an undergraduate academic journal established in 2008 and published by students at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, invites submission of papers for its 13th issue from undergraduates on topics in business or economics. The submission deadline is November 9, 2013. In accordance with our mission of supporting undergraduate research, published authors will be awarded a scholarship of $300 - $500. More information can also be found at our website at http://www.michiganjb.org
Jackson Montalbano
10/07/2013 The Developing Economist is accepting entries
The University of Texas at Austin chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon announces a new student-run publication: The Developing Economist – An Undergraduate Journal of Economics at UT-Austin. There are no length requirements and no cost for submission, but students but final, standard format entries are expected to be no longer than fifteen pages in length (references and appendices included). Interested students must submit paper details on our Google Form at http://bit.ly/18ZNZxw and .pdf files of papers at texasuje@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is January 1, 2014. For more information, please visit http://developingeconomist.com.
Trey Gustafson
9/17/2013

Vanderbilt Diversity Career Alliance
Vanderbilt Diversity Career Alliance (VDCA) is a student pre-professional organization dedicated to inspiring students of color, women, LGBTs, and their allies primarily in consulting and financial services. Our career experience includes Morgan Stanley, Jefferies and Merrill Lynch. Throughout the year, we will engineer multiple programs to maximize your career potential including resume/cover letter workshops, corporate visits, Networking Ninja Prep, guest speaker panels, etc. Please come to our first General Body Meeting at 7PM, Sept. 19, in BUTTRICK 301 to know more about VDCA and bring your resume and/or cover letter. All students are welcome. FREE PIZZA and refreshments will be served!

Martha Babbitt
9/10/2013

Real Estate Appraisal Internship
McGuigan & Associates LLC, 3207 West End Ave. # 201, Nashville offers an internship involving data gathering, report writing, and administrative tasks @ $12 per hour plus mileage. The intern will learn about the real estate appraisal industry. McGuigan has employed Vanderbilt students and alumni recently. Contact kmcguigan@mcguiganappraisal.com For more information, see www.mcguiganappraisal.com

9/9/2013

Submit an Aritcle to Cornell's Undergraduate Econ Journal
The Visible Hand is Cornell's premier undergraduate economics journal and fully student run. We aim to cover a wide range of economic issues and keep the focus of each publication relevant to the contemporary issues in economics. We are distributed in print across the Cornell Campus and are available online through the Cornell Economics Society website (http://www.rso.cornell.edu/ces/publications.html). We invite students from Vanderbilt University to submit articles. We accept past papers, original pieces, and have no specific topic or length (we accept both longer and shorter pieces). Our submission deadline is October 16th, 2013. Applicants should attach a Word document and indicate their major and college/university and email it to cornellvisiblehand@gmail.com. If you would like more information we are more than happy to answer any questions.

9/3/2013

Tazikis Marketing Challenge
Tazikis offers a marketing challenge. Teams of no more than four students can win $5000 and a trip to Alabama to present their ideas. The website offers details. http://www.tazikiscafe.com/marketing_challenge_home
E-mail Simone Gonzalez <simone.tazikis@gmail.com> for the full set of rules. The deadline to sign up is September 6th and projects will need to be submitted by October 25th.

Simone Gonzalez
8/27/2013

Bain & Company is Recruiting
Bain is looking for students with problem-solving ability, leadership experience, and a passion for teamwork. No prior business-related experience is required - the program is open to students of all majors and backgrounds. Chandler and other representatives will be on campus on the following days:
• Tuesday, September 10 at 5:00 in The Commons Multi-Purpose Room for an “Ace the Case” (case interview workshop)
• Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 in The Commons Multi-Purpose Room for a company presentation
• Wednesday, September 11 from 1:00-5:00 in The Student Life Center for the career fair
Please go online to www.JoinBain.comand apply no later than 11:59pm on Friday, September 13, 2013. Select VANDERBILT University and include resume with GPA, SAT/ACT, unofficial transcript, and cover letter.

Chandler Anthony
8/2/2013

The Hamilton Project at Brookings: Interns Wanted
The Brookings Institution seeks motivated, energetic students--preferably rising juniors or seniors--to serve as full-time or part-time interns for academic credit and a small stipend. Applicants should be pursing an undergraduate degree in economics or in a related field like mathematics, statistics, political science or international relations and should have strong writing and analytical skills. Successful applicants will have taken introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics; coursework in statistics or econometrics is highly recommended. The full internship description can be found here. www.hamiltonproject.org Students apply their skills in the Federal policy arena.

Laura Howell

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