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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.

Campus Organizations, Events, Courses, Lectures   Campus Tutoring: Requests and Offers
Graduate Programs   Summer and In-Term Employment; Internships
Employment Opportunities after the BA   Study Abroad
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On Campus Organizations, Events, Courses, Lectures

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 ONGOING Committees: The faculty welcome comment on courses, requirements, and all dimensions of the instructional program. Students may discuss problems with their advisers. Junior majors elect one of their number to serve on the Committee on Undergraduate Studies for two years. Written comments may be addressed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Department Vice Chair, or the Dean of the College. The Department especially welcomes comments from seniors and graduates who have completed the program.  Malcolm Getz
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Campus Tutoring: Requests and Offers

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The Department of Student-Athletics is looking to a fill tutoring position in Economics, specifically for ECON 3230 (Urban Economics), ECON 3110 (Poverty and Discrimination), ECON 2180 (Sports Economics), ECON 3600 (International Trade), and ECON 3350 (Economics of Health), and were hoping that you might assist us.  We were hoping to get the information sent out to any upperclassman that may be interested in tutoring.  Any help that you could give me would be much appreciated!  Undergraduate tutor pay starts at $10/hr and all tutoring does take place in the Stratton Foster Academic Center in McGugin Center. I appreciate your time.

 Any interested students can go to our web site to look at the requirements and fill out an "Interested in Tutoring" form.

Dawnyell Fletcher

Vanderbilt Tutoring Services is looking for excellent students of Economics to work with their peers enrolled in Economics 1010 and 1020 (“Principles of Macroeconomics” and “Principles of Microeconomics”) during the 2017-2018 Academic year.

While helping their fellow students achieve academic success, tutors will sharpen their own grasp of Economics, build valuable interpersonal skills, and get paid to do it: Undergraduate tutors start at $10/hour and graduate tutors start at $15/hour. This year, for the first time, tutors will also benefit from paid training and professional development activities while taking part in a collaborative community of dedicated peer and near-peer educators.

To be considered, potential tutors must have taken the relevant course(s) and received at least a B. The Department of Economics will help Tutoring Services to vet the applicants.

Interested students should fill out an application here (and should also follow the instructions to submit a copy of their transcript electronically):

Applications received before July 17, 2017 will get first consideration.

Please direct questions to Jeff Shenton, Assistant Director of the Vanderbilt Writing Studio.

Jeff Shelton


Private Tutoring:  If you are interested in offering private tutoring services in economics, please post an announcement on the eBoard by emailing Prof. Saggi. You are free to set your own rate and hours.

 Rupi Saggi
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Graduate Programs

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University of Texas-Austin MA program in Economics. Please share this information with interested students and invite them to attend our online information sessionThursday, November 16, at 6pm CST.  A program brochure is also attached.

On behalf of the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, we invite your students to apply to our one-year Master’s program. Our terminal M.A. Economics degree offers a 10-month, 10-course curriculum for students seeking rigorous training in economic theory and analytical methods; 18 and 24-month program tracks are also available.

The program is suitable for students with any of the following goals:

  • Obtaining the background in economics and mathematics required to gain admission to a high-quality economics PhD program
  • Qualifying for jobs in the private or government sector that require greater expertise in economic, analytical, and statistical tools than provided by an undergraduate degree
  • Studying economics as a complementary field to another area of expertise (law, political science, public health, statistics, energy, etc.)

An undergraduate degree in Economics is not required for applicants. A strong quantitative background, along with some exposure to economics courses, is expected. Successful applicants will have taken multivariate calculus and preferably linear algebra. 

Our application deadline is March 1, 2018, and classes begin in July 2018. Our website provides detailed program information including application instructions, course descriptions, syllabi, a profile of our current class, and student testimonials. 

If you wish to learn more, please register for our virtual information session, Thursday, November 16, at 6pm CST, available online at You are also encouraged to contact us directly at if you have any questions about the program. 

 Stephanie Houghton


The Stonybrook University MA program in Economics welcomes applications.  We believe this can be an attractive program for your quantatively oriented undergraduates who would like a taste of a rigorous training in Economics, and who want to build upon their accomplishments at the undergraduate level. Our program allows students who perform well in the first two years go continue into our PhD without having to take additional classes.  We started this program in the Fall of 2010 and many of our graduates have gone on to highly ranked PhD programs, as well as the private sector and research institutions.

Eva Carceles-Poveda


The Wharton School’s Doctoral Program in Applied Economics.   All incoming students are guaranteed funding for five years.  Our Fellowship covers all tuition and fees along with a projected stipend of around $30,000 for 2017-18.

With a 1:1 faculty to student ratio, students quickly become immersed in the applied economics research process as they interact and work with the faculty.  With only one year of required teaching and research assistantship duties, students have ample time to focus on their thesis and become a compelling candidate for the job market.

Indeed, our students are well-placed in leading economics departments, business schools, and public policy programs as well as government, business, and consulting.  In the past four years, students have been placed at top U.S. universities, such as Harvard (HBS), Duke (Fuqua), Michigan (Ross), Wisconsin, and Northwestern (Kellogg).

Drawing from more than 30 applied microeconomists at Wharton, the Applied Economics program allows specialization in many areas including Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics, Industrial Organization, Market Design, Public Economics, Risk Management, and Urban Economics and Real Estate.  Recent students have also pursued interdisciplinary research topics related to Finance, Health Care Management, Management, and Marketing.

Our objective is to attract motivated students ready to start doing research in cooperation with our diverse faculty.  Candidates with strong foundational training in economics and who have shown proficiency for and interest in academic research are given the highest priority in our admissions process.  

Applications are due by December 15, 2016. Additional information on our program is available at: 

 Diana Broach


Ph.D. Program in Economics at Arizona State. We encourage you to apply to the PhD program at Arizona State University. Our research strengths are Macroeconomics, Empirical Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Financial Economics, and Economic Theory. Most of our graduates find research positions either in Universities (for example, Notre Dame, West Virginia University, Virginia Commonwealth) or governmental organizations (for example, the World Bank and the Atlanta Fed). You can find a complete list of our placements at  Our Phd program is small, with an entering class of around 10, and our faculty are enthusiastic about working with students on research. Our graduates have published in the leading journals of the profession, including EconometricaThe American Economic Review, and The Journal of Political Economy

The application deadline for full consideration is January 15, 2017. The online application can be accessed here: .   

 Ed Schlee


Georgetown University's M.A. in Asian Studies (MASIA) program provides students with an unparalleled educational opportunity to study the dynamics of Asia. Prospective students can apply online by January 15, 2017 for Fall 2017 enrollment.


University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. Program . As the admissions season for PhD programs in Economics starts, I wanted to reach out ask for your help. Here at the University of Pittsburgh we are increasing our efforts to attract high-quality applicants to our program. We are proud of our solid job placement record with 70% of our graduates placed in research-oriented jobs (tenure-stream academic plus research institutions). Attached is an electronic flyer that summarizes the highlights of our program. Could you please distribute via email to your undergraduate and/or MA students?

 Marla Ripoll


Tufts University Ph.D. Program in Human Developmental Economics. This interdisciplinary doctoral program is offered by the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development (CSHD) and the Department of Economics. It aims to better understand human development through the study of cultural, social, emotional, economic and behavioral interactions as they contribute to socialization and decision making.

Based on Tufts University's Medford/Somerville campus, our connections to diverse settings serving children, youth, and families provide students with opportunities to engage in applied research in the neighboring communities of Cambridge and Boston, as well as other locales, states, and countries.

The doctoral program in human developmental economics prepares students to make important contributions to theory, research, policy, and/or practice. Alumni of Eliot-Pearson's parallel doctoral program in applied child and human development work in a variety of settings/roles, including academia, Congressional Policy Fellowships, early childhood, secondary and higher education administration, international early childhood consultation, international NGOs (e.g., UNICEF, World Bank), and research firms (e.g., TERC).

Students are admitted into our full-time program based on faculty assessment of students' potential to make significant contributions to the field, ability to complete the program, and potential fit with a particular mentor's research program.

If you are interested in rigorous, interdisciplinary training focused on children and families in diverse contexts and cultures, please apply to the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University.
More information can be obtained at

 Marcus Weir


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 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

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Summer & In-Term Employment, Internships

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Internships in the Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury. We are currently accepting applications for our Spring 2018 internship program. The application deadline is November 4, 2017.  As interns at the Office of Economic Policy, students will have the opportunity to work alongside economists at the Department of Treasury on relevant policy research, in addition to attending Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We encourage highly motivated students with an interest in economics, public policy or academic research to apply.

Successful candidates should have extensive writing and research skills. They should be able to think and work independently, be proactive in reaching out to staff, and be well organized. Interns are expected to work 30 to 40 hours a week. Our intern positions are unpaid, though we do provide a public transit subsidy to defray commuting expenses. 

Additional information is here . For questions, please contact Christine Devlin at or by phone 202-622-2020. 

 Christine Devlin


Research Associate Program at Penn Wharton Budget Model. I am writing to see if you can help identify some talented undergraduate or Master students in your program who will graduate this upcoming spring and might want to spend two years as a Research Associate at the Penn Wharton Budget Model before heading to graduate school. Our Research Associate program is similar to those offered by the Federal Reserve and NBER, but we focus much more on data analytics related to public policy.

I would very much appreciate it if you could post the attached announcement to your student intranet website or forward directly to students that you identify as exceptionally strong. 


The Summer Economics Fellows Program, Congressional Budget Office. CBO also offers a paid Internship Program for graduate students in economics and public policy. More information on that program can be found at

Sponsored by the American Economic Association and the National Science Foundation, the Summer Economics Fellows Program is designed to increase the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in economics. Fellows spend a summer in residence at a sponsoring research organization or public agency, such as a statistical agency or a Federal Reserve Bank. Summer economics fellowships are available to senior graduate students and junior faculty.

2017 Summer Fellowship Application

For more information, go to

Or Please contact Dan Newlon, Coordinator AEA Summer
Economics Fellows Program at



Presidential Internship Program, the American University in Cairo. 

The Program:

Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Egypt.

Work and Available Offices:

Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.


Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.


We look for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit our Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.

 Katherine Pollack
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Employment Opportunities after the BA

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Full-time Internships at Economists, Inc. We are interested in recruiting Vanderbilt’s senior economics students for our full-time, entry-level Research Associate position which will start the summer of 2018.  A job description is HERE.

I have already posted our job description with your career services office but believe that a more targeted posting will be to our advantage as well as yours.  Would it be possible for you to email the attached job description to each of your senior economics students to ensure that they are all aware of it?  This would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or would like further information about our company or the position itself, please feel free to contact me or visit our website at

 Lisa Chua

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU-DIRECTOR’S FINANCIAL ANALYST POSITION.  This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2017-2018 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to: Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard); Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo); Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government). 

HOW TO APPLY: We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on the career center website. However, the formal application will be available here only during the following open application windows:

Window 1: September 22 - September 26
Window 2: October 12 - October 16

Please encourage interested students to reach out to me with any questions about the position or the application process at Many thanks for your help!

 Emma Sapat

RESEARCH FELLOW, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Commitment: Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2018. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Description: Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School.

Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, engineering, and computer science.

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including: Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models; Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets; Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results; Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators; Report writing and manuscript preparation.

Job qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social sciences or another relevant field; Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity;     Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems; Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision;       Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, political science, statistics, applied math or engineering; Exceptional research and analytical writing skills;Programming experience in Stata, SAS, R, Python or other languages is preferred, but not required; Prior research experience and coursework in the empirical social sciences is preferred, but not required

How to apply:  There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, October 30, 2017. The deadline for the second round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. The position is visa sponsorship eligible (H1B) and applicants with OPT are also eligible for this position. Apply online HERE.  Make sure to upload each of the following: Brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position; Current resume; Transcript (unofficial version acceptable); Short academic writing sample, preferably empirical or social science-related;       Contact information for at least two references, preferably able to speak to academic research skills. 

If you have any additional comments or questions, please see the FAQ on the website above.


Full-time and Summer Analyst Positions at Cornerstone Research. My name is Jack Bouchard.  I graduated Vanderbilt last year as an Econ major and am now an analyst at Cornerstone Research, an economic consulting firm.  I am reaching out to let you know that Cornerstone Research will be recruiting for its Analyst and Summer Analyst positions at Vanderbilt very soon.  If possible, please circulate this information to seniors and juniors in the Econ department who might be interested.

Cornerstone Research will have a virtual information session, “Economics 101,” on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 PM CDT. Cornerstone Research is an economic consulting firm.  Analysts generally work in case teams alongside academic and industry experts to analyze and research challenging financial and economic problems in the context of business litigation or regulation. The presentation will provide a more detailed introduction to Cornerstone Research and the work that we do.  Information on how to join this session can be found on DoreWays.

Our resume drop deadline for the Analyst position is September 26 at 11:59pm CDT. The deadline for the Summer Analyst position is October 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM CDT. We are looking for graduating seniors for the full-time Analyst position, and juniors for the Summer Analyst position.

For those who are interested in finding out more about Cornerstone but cannot join our “Economics 101” session online, please feel free to contact me at

 Jack Bouchard

2 Analyst Positions at Congressional Budget Office.  CBO's Budget Analysis Division seeks two analysts to work in its Income Security and Education Cost Estimates Unit, which is responsible for preparing multiyear budget projections and producing cost estimates for legislative proposals related to education, income security, social security, nutrition, and housing programs. Much of the work needs to be done quickly in response to the needs of Congressional committees. One analyst will be responsible for program areas that include unemployment insurance, pension insurance, and other labor-related issues; the other will cover the Supplemental Security Income program, nutrition programs, and other programs serving low-income families.

The Congress relies on CBO's work to prepare its annual budget plans, review the President's budgetary proposals, and evaluate the budgetary effects of legislation. CBO's analysts work closely with Congressional staff and agency officials; they have wide-ranging responsibilities and play a significant role in the legislative and budget process.

We are looking for candidates for these positions who have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or a closely related field and must be able to accurately interpret and analyze legislative proposals. Proficiency using Excel is required; experience with statistical software or a programming language is also required (preferably SAS, though similar software is acceptable). Experience analyzing or working on labor, social insurance, or low-income issues is strongly preferred.
The positions require a strong quantitative orientation, the ability to handle several analytic issues simultaneously, and the ability to independently complete written projects under tight deadlines. Strong oral and written communications skills are required, especially the ability to communicate complex material clearly and concisely to colleagues, Congressional staff, Members of Congress, and the public. The candidate selected to work on the social security program must have had or be able to obtain a favorable adjudication of a Tier Two background investigation, which includes a credit check.

I would appreciate your assistance in forwarding this information to alum who may be interested in these opportunities. They can view all open positions and apply directly HERE . I have also posted this through Handshake.

 Nancy Fahey

Full-time Research Assistant positions at Chicago-Booth School of Business. I represent a group of faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business which is hiring several full-time research assistants starting around June 2018.  These full-time RAs will be working on applied microeconomics projects for Eric Budish, Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Rick Hornbeck, Neale Mahoney, Owen Zidar, Seth Zimmerman, and Eric Zwick.  If you know of any exceptional graduating seniors or recent graduates who would be interested in working with one of them for a year or two before going to graduate school, I would very much appreciate you letting them know about this opportunity.  If there is any student who you think is particularly worthy of a close look, please don’t hesitate to let me know directly. 

A formal job description with information on how to apply is at  

 Stephen Lamb

Ernst and Young recruits consultants for their Atlanta and Charlotte offices.  See Doreways for their on-campus interviews.  Post a resume.  For more information, contact Stephen Firestone.

Stephen Firestone

Brookings Institution, Economic Studies Position.  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. I am hoping that you will remind your graduating class of Economics majors about this opportunity. We believe this opening is ideally suited to recent graduates.

The job posting is here:

Applicants will need to upload our application form, cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a transcript. The application deadline is February 12, 2016.

Jennifer Ambrosino


NYFed Research Associate 
Rachel Schuh,
Each fall the New York Fed recruits Research Analysts to work closely with the economists in its Research group starting the following fall. 
Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group.  Fed 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 choose to pursue either graduate school, and are consistently accepted by top programs, or a wide variety of public and private sector opportunities. In recent years, our RAs have gone on to pursue PhDs in Economics or Finance at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Wharton, among others.  Aside from economics, previous RAs have also gone to law and public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Princeton, Yale, and others.

The Fed seeks candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Research Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, 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, public policy, or other related fields.

Candidates come from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  The Fed seeks a diverse cohort of research analysts each year. Thus the Fed encourages students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply.
Attached to this email, you will also find a brochure with further details about the Research Analyst position. Applications are being accepted now until October 15 at
The Research Analyst position is an unparalleled opportunity to work with a world-class research and policy team.  We would greatly appreciate your encouragement of bright and interested students to apply.

Rachel Schuh,

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Study Abroad

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Summer at the London School of Economics.

Are you interested in summer school in London at the London School of Economics (LSE)? We are lucky this year to have a representative, Tom Purser, from the LSE Summer School visit us.

The Department will hold an Information Session for those interested in studying abroad at LSE during Summer 2018. Tom Purser will present information about application procedures, courses, and answer your questions pertaining to LSE Summer School. Mark your Calendars!


The American University in Cairo
The Program:
Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Egypt. 
Work and Available Offices:
Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad. 
Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more. 
We look for a  diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit our Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.


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Equilibria, Duke's undergraduate economics review , cordially invites you to submit your work for consideration in our 2017 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.).

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to receive recognition for their work by a premier research university publication. Papers should be 10-20 pages in length (double spaced), using Chicago citation style.

For further information on the publication and submissions, please check out our website:

Thank you, we look forward to reviewing your work.

 Tim Rickert

The Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies  is now accepting submissions.  Details here.

Christine Jeong

The Visible Hand  is Cornell's premier undergraduate economics journal and is 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.

We have reached out to other peer universities in the past and are trying to extend our reach by inviting 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). Any assistance in distributing this information to your Economics students would be greatly appreciated. 

Applicants should attach a Word document, indicate their major and college/university and email it to If you would like more information we are more than happy to answer any questions. 

Henry Marshall

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) at Ohio State University is seeking qualified student submissions. JPIA is a student-run journal that publishes papers written by undergraduate students in the areas of Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Public Affairs, Sociology, and related fields. Publication in the Journal is an opportunity to reach a wider audience outside of the class, as well as a learning experience through the editing and feedback process. We seek to publish high quality papers that address current events and relevant subjects in the area of politics and international affairs. Ideal submissions are both informative and argumentative, with well-developed theses and strong mechanics.

The Journal typically publishes original research, theses, and essays written for upper-level courses although all majors and class ranks are invited.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, we highly encourage you to submit a paper for publication on our website at Ssubmissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We have recently updated our submission guidelines, which can be found here:, and ask you to carefully review them before submitting. 

 Ryan Moore
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Over the Transom

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The iOme Challenge has begun! The iOme (I OWE ME) Challenge is a competition that asks student teams to write an essay and create a video to raise awareness about the impact of financial security in retirement and how it connects to the social and economic well-being of our society. The Challenge is sponsored by the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) and is open to college students across the country.

This Year's Challenge Question!

This year, teams are asked to imagine that they have been selected by the newly elected President as members of the Task Force for the Financial Security of Millennials (TFFSM). The President believes that Millennials face some unique financial challenges. Two of the major financial challenges that face Millennials are the substantial college debt that many have incurred and the lack of saving for retirement. These two challenges are naturally linked to one another. Paying off large college indebtedness means those funds cannot be set aside for retirement. Teams are asked to develop a policy proposal that will solve or ease the burden of college debt for Millennials. If the college debt burden is eased, what incentives can be developed to ensure that the money saved from college debt can be channeled into savings for retirement? Policy proposals must link these two financial challenges and provide solutions for both.

To participate, students are asked to write an essay and develop a short video. A blue ribbon panel will judge submissions. The winning team will share a $5,000 prize, with an additional $1,500 paid to the team's faculty advisor. The winning team will also be invited to Washington, DC in late June to present their winning paper at a national symposium.

View the complete Challenge question and submission guidelines.

Please let your students know about this opportunity, encourage them to participate or perhaps incorporate this into your classes for the current semester.

Past winners and honorable mentions of the iOme Challenge have included: Michigan Tech University, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech University, Western Michigan University, University of Nevada-Reno, La Grange College, LaGuardia Community College, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and Northeastern University.

More details, specific rules and a faculty module are available at the iOme Challenge website, The deadline for teams to submit their entry is April 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. We hope you will encourage your students to participate and look forward to this year's submissions!

M. Cindy Hounsell, J.D.
Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
1140 19th St. NW, #550
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 393-5452

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