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Economics majors, faculty, and staff can post announcements and opportunities on the Economics Department Bulletin Board.

Students willing to work as tutors or research assistants, as well as students seeking tutors or specific help with Economics courses may announce their availability or needs. Please limit your message to 40 words or less and include your email address. Please allow at least one to two business days for postings to appear. To submit a posting send an email by clicking here .

In order for your post to be considered for review please include: Your name, your email address, the date, a bulletin headline, your message and the termination date for your post.

Disclaimer: The Department has not certified any postings. We reserve the right to exclude anything we deem inappropriate. Please limit postings to academic pursuits. Ads for used cars, apartments, furniture, etc. will not be posted. Unless specified, postings will be automatically deleted after six weeks.

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6/30/2015

The Treasury Office of Public Affairs is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student interns.  From  August 31, 2015 – December 11, 2015 (flexible) students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Treasury.  We are located in the heart of Washington, D.C. with offices on 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue, next door to the White House, a few blocks from McPherson Square and Metro Center metro stations.

 

Responsibilities will include monitoring news coverage, preparing daily clips, contact management, research, drafting memos, etc.  Opportunities also available within the Office of Business and Public Liaison and in speechwriting.  

 

Applicants will be expected to provide a resume, and transcript, and to submit a formal application through USA Jobs by July 31, 2015 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407599800

 

Following submission of a formal application, please email Sarah Logan at sarah.logan@treasury.gov for more information.  

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Successfully complete Pre-Employment Background Investigation
  • Actively enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • College credit is available; student must facilitate
  • Relocation and housing expenses are paid by student, metro stipend may be provided

 Sarah.Logan@treasury.gov

3/3/2015

Vanderbilt Women in Science (VU-WiSE) Undergrad Information Session

Wednesday March 25th 5:00 PM

Stevenson 5.211

FREE PIZZA!

 VU-WiSE is a community of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and their supporters.

Come learn about this student organization that includes members from undergrad to faculty at the Vanderbilt Academic and Medical campuses.

We offer mentoring, community outreach, career development, social and networking opportunities for women in STEM fields and majors.

 Kimberly Alpert

kimberly.albert@Vanderbilt.Edu

3/16/2015

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. For more information, click here.

Congressional Research Service careers@cbo.gov
3/03/2015

2015 Summer Abroad Scholarship: 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 2015.

The Taiwan-United States Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. A unique program especially designed for students who will be representing their state, as well as the United States, and acting as ambassadors to Taiwan.

Quick Links

Program Details
  1. Intensive Chinese Language Classes: Classes will be divided in four categories depending on your Chinese language proficiency test
         • Daily small group classes, 2 hours per day
         • One-on-one tutorial classes, 1 hour per day
         • Teaching will use Hanyu pinyin romanization and traditional characters
  2. Cultural Courses and Activities: Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Tai Chi, Tea Ceremony, Stamp Engraving, Taiwanese Language, Chinese Cuisine, and Seminar on relevant topics
  3. Cultural and Language Exchange: One-on-one language exchange with volunteer students at National Cheng Kung university
  4. Cultural Excursions: Visiting National Palace Museum, Indigenous and Hakka Culture experience, and other cultural places
  5. Local Weekend Host Families and Volunteer in Local      Schools: Students will be given additional opportunities to further immerse themselves in Taiwanese society
2/23/2015

14th 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 16, 2015 to Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Georgetown University.  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 March 15, 2015. They will still be able to consider updates, but no new applications, for another week after that deadline. However, they will only guarantee consideration of materials received by March 15th.

For more information about the Carroll Round, visit http://carrollround.georgetown.edu

carrollroundapplications@gmail.com

2/11/2015

Summer at the London School of Economics

Representatives of the LSE summer program will appear at 102 Buttrick between 4-5pm on Tuesday, February 17th to address student questions

s.volar@lse.ac.uk

2/2/2015

Become an online tutor in your favorite subjects, and teach whenever you're free. As an InstaEDU tutor, you set your own schedule, make $20/hour and work from wherever is convenient for you (dorm, apartment, library).

How does it work? We'll send tutoring requests your way whenever you're online. If you're available, just accept to instantly launch into an online lesson with a student. You can also set up scheduled lessons when it's convenient for you. Work with students of all levels and subjects, and make extra cash while you do.

Signing up is easy and takes less than 10 minutes! Just visit http://instaedu.com/become-a-tutor and follow a few quick steps. If you have any questions about tutoring with InstaEDU, please e-mail Jamie at the e-mail provided.  

Jamie@chegg.com

 

1/30/2015

Econ Tutor

Senior at Vanderbilt, majoring in Economics and Biology. Tutoring students in Econ 101, 212, 221, 222, 231, 232 and 288. Have experience tutoring in economics (through private tutoring and as a TA). Times and rates are flexible.

Termination date- June 1st, 2015

timothy.j.brichetto@Vanderbilt.edu
1/26/2014 

Graduate Programs in BIomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt

 

The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University is accepting applications from undergraduates and graduate students interested in the field of biomedical informatics. Our department is the largest academic department of Biomedical Informatics in the country with more than 65 faculty members and a portfolio of research and development projects that spans from computational biology and bioinformatics to advanced clinical information systems and data science. Funding is available from our NIH training grants.  Our nationally renowned programs include MS & PhD degree programs in Biomedical Informatics -- see https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/education for more information.
 
We invite interested applicants to visit these sites for specific requirements and contact us if there are additional questions.Applications are still being accepted for all programs.

 

cindy.gadd@Vanderbilt.Edu , Professor of Biomedical Informatics
1/26/2015

One-year Research Assistant, Yale Economics

Joe Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Economics, seeks a full-time research assistant beginning this summer or fall. This is an opportunity for a  graduating (or recently graduated) student seeking research experience. The research focuses in environmental and energy economics, public finance, trade, and applied micro more broadly, though students of any background are welcome. The attachment provides detailed info.  http://www.econ.yale.edu/~js2755/  

joe.shapiro@yale.edu
 1/26/2015
 

University of Michigan - NEW Quantitative Finance and Risk Management M.S. Program

The  University of Michigan offers a new master’s program in the Department of Mathematics.  [link to poster]

 Tara McQuenn tarac@umich.edu
 1/23/2015
 

Alpha Kappa Psi Vanderbilt’s Business Fraternity

Vanderbilt's co-ed business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi), is an organization committed to helping you land your dream job. In AKPsi, we aim to create an environment that enables our members to excel in the business world by fostering networks, developing skill sets, and providing academic support. We send our members to a variety of fields and occupations within those fields. Whether you're interested in banking, real estate, corporate finance or any other business area, we will work with you to get what you want out of your internship and career search.

Interested? Come to one of our information sessions:

- Tuesday, January 20th, at 7:00pm in Buttrick 206 - Thursday, January 22nd, at 7:00pm in Commons 335

Applications are due: - Sunday, January 25th at 11:59pm

Apply online at http://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/akpsi/recruitment

Contact Tina Zhang <ruoting.zhang@vanderbilt.edu> for more information.

 routing.zhang@Vanderbilt.edu
 1/23/2015
 

Economics Update from Malcolm Getz

If you are interested in offering private tutoring services in economics, please post an announcement on the eBoard.  Your are free to set your own rate and hours.

Representatives of the London School of Economics Summer program will talk with interested students on Tuesday Feb 17 at 4pm in Buttrick 102.

Vanderbilt’s Business Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, welcomes application for membership at http://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/akpsi/recruitment  through Jan 25.

 Malcolm.getz@Vanderbilt.edu
1/23/2015

Private Tutoring offered for ECONN 100, 101, and 231

David Paisner offers tutoring for Econ 100, 101, or 231. Contact david.a.paisner@vanderbilt.edu.  He is a junior Econ major with a minor in corporate strategy. Flexible on time, location, and rate. Please email if you are interested.

Expired April 29, 2015.

david.a.paisner@vanderbilt.edu
 1/01/2015

 

SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) is pleased to announce that 'Ambassador' Scholarships are again being offered to U.S. college students during the summer of 2015. The purpose of the program is to provide instruction in Mandarin Chinese and to acquaint students with the rich culture of Taiwan.

The program's aim is to provide opportunities to those eager to pursue overseas immersion in the Mandarin language and Taiwanese culture. The class is open to all levels of proficiency in Chinese language, and a special section this year will accommodate individuals who are at advanced levels of Mandarin studies. Accepted students will be enrolled in the Chinese Language Center at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City, Taiwan. The university is recognized as one of the two top institutions of higher education in Taiwan.

Applications should be submitted online at www.taiwanusalliance.com or http://taiwanusalliance.tumblr.com/. Documents must be at our office no later than February 15, 2015, for an early admission decision, or by March 31, 2015, for final consideration. Announcement of scholarship awardees will be made on February 25th for early admission applicants, and by April 10th for all others. Applicants who are unsuccessful in the early decision round will be re-evaluated in the second application round.

The 2015 TUSA program starts July 1st and ends August 21st. A stipend of NT $25,000 (~US $800) per month for two months (July & August) will be awarded to each scholarship recipient. The scholarship is budgeted to cover tuition, dormitory fees, all program-related travel and excursions, and accident/outpatient health insurance. The Taiwan Ministry of Education sponsors the program.

Your help in identifying strong student candidates would be most appreciated. Please visit our web site at www.taiwanusalliance.com or http://taiwanusalliance.tumblr.com/ for the 2015 TUSA Flier download and additional information about the 2015 TUSA Summer 'Ambassador' program.

 

taiwanusalliance@gmail.com

12/03/2014

Research Analyst at the St. Louis Fed
The St Louis Federal Reserve Bank will hire BAs in economics to serve as research analysts. Click here for more information.

12/02/2014

Maryland Summer Research Initiative
The University of Maryland announces its 2015 Summer Research Initiative. Here is their website http://ter.ps/BSOSSRI. For more information on the Summer Research Initiative, click here.

 
11/20/2014

CSWEP The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
A standing committee of the American Economic Association, the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) is charged with serving professional women economists by promoting their careers and monitoring their progress. CSWEP sponsors mentoring programs, surveys economics departments and freely disseminates information on professional opportunities, career development and how the profession works, both on the web and via free digital subscriptions to the CSWEP News. Here is a flyer with more information.

11/14/2014

Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal
The Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal (VURJ), sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is a joint venture between faculty and students. We are the University's premier venue for multidisciplinary student research. We are now accepting articles for our tenth volume in Spring 2015. We welcome you to submit your work, whether you have independent research, term papers, honors theses, summer research projects, even abstracts or research proposals. Articles will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so an early submission means that your article can be reviewed in multiple rounds (giving you a greater chance for publication). The deadline for our first round of reviewing is January 24, 2015 (guaranteeing you two rounds of reviewer comments). The final deadline for consideration is February 24, 2015. Not an author? Would you like to join the VURJ editorial board? We are now accepting applications for section editors for the humanities and the sciences; as well as for a design editor. No previous experience is necessary, however, it is useful. Applications for an editor position are due Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:59PM. Want more experience? Consider being part of the review process! We are also accepting applications for peer reviewers, who assist with the publishing in VURJ through a blind-review process. This is a great opportunity for you to gain valuable experience in academic publishing. Not to mention, it is a great stepping-stone position to the Editorial Board. Visit our website, vurj.vanderbilt.edu, for more information on submissions and to submit your own articles. Editorial Board Applications can be found at http://vurj.vanderbilt.edu/home/edboardapp.phtml Peer Reviewer Applications are open here http://vurj.vanderbilt.edu/home/peerapp.phtml Previously published volumes may be found at http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/ojs/index.php/vurj/ Let us know if you have any questions or concerns at vurj@vanderbilt.edu.

11/06/2014

Healthcare Business Club Panel on the Affordable Care Act
Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club is hosting a panel and Q&A session with many distinguished faculty members from Vanderbilt School of Medicine's Department of Health Policy. We will be discussing the Affordable Care Act concerning its implications for the healthcare industry while also exploring the economics of health. The event will be from 6pm to 7:15pm in Wilson 115. Free pizza will be provided. Click here for more info.

10/30/2014

Department of Homeland Security Summer Internships
Oak Ridge Associated Universities announces paid internships next summer in a spectrum of research enterprise across the country. Topics include social science with $6,000 stipends for undergraduates. US citizens should apply by December 22, 2014. Click here for more information. http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

10/27/2014

Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club
The Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club will meet with HCA on October 29th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in Stevenson 1206.
Come join the Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club and HCA for a presentation on Data Science in Healthcare. Data Science combines statistics and computing (e.g. machine learning, data visualization and application development) to extract business value from data. The healthcare industry has been pushed to adopt electronic health records, set up health information exchange and architect key clinical measure systems. Going beyond the Meaningful Use requirements, what else can Data Science provide to clinical decision support, adoption of technology and enhancement of operations in the healthcare setting? Hear about the skills, techniques and real world data science lessons in this upcoming talk. Following the talk, their will be networking opportunities with various HCA employees.

Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Club
10/16/2014

ECON 100 Tutor Wanted
The EAD’s Disability Services Program office is looking for a private tutor, specifically ECON 100, to meet with a student twice a week. The student needs a tutor as soon as possible and will be paid well for their time by the student. Please contact Corinne Gilliam if you are interested. (615) 322-4705

10/15/2014

Stanford Law School Research Fellows
One-to-two year, full-time research positions for new BAs in economics work with faculty at the Stanford Law School on various research projects. See linked announcement for details. The Research Fellows require conceptual, data, computer, and writing skills. Apply in two rounds, December and February 1 for spring/summer 2015 posts. Click here for more info.

Stanford Law School
10/14/2014

European Student Conference 2015 at Yale
From February 13 to February 14, 2015, eighty undergraduate and graduate students from US universities will gather at the Yale School of Management to discuss the future of the European Union. American, international and European students are eligible to apply. At the conference, there will be five workshops: borders (focused on immigration in the Mediterranean), the transatlantic relationship (focused on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), innovative economy (focused on youth unemployment and digital economy), democratic participation (focused on the rise of far-right extremism) and identity (focused on social solidarity in Europe). In each workshop, students will develop their visions and strategies together with an EU policy-maker and a distinguished professor with a background in EU studies. At the end of the conference students will present their conclusions to a representative from the European Commission. Furthermore, participants will create a US-based student think tank, through which they will dedicate their creativity, ingenuity and time to build the future of the European Union. Applications are due on October 27 (both undergraduates and graduates) and December 1 (only undergraduates, 2nd round). Please download the application form and apply at www.escatyale.com. Feel free to address any questions to info@escatyale.com. Travel costs, food, and accommodation are covered by the conference thanks to the generous support of the European Commission under the Erasmus + programme. Here is a flier with more information.

10/1/2014

Tutors Wanted in Athletics
The Academic Support unit for Athletics seeks qualified applicants to fill a tutoring position for ECON 100, 101, 221, 273, 279, 288 this fall. The pay for tutors is $10-15/hour and all tutoring does take place in the Stratton Foster Academic Center in McGugin Center. Please see http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentathletes/tutoring/interested-in-tutoring/ and complete a “Interested in Tutoring” form.

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
 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 


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