As of 15 January, 2021
MS ECON Weekly Career Bulletin January 15th, 2021
- Spring 2021 Career Fairs *UPDATES*
- Job and Internship Postings
- TAMU Resources and Events
- Spring 2021 Internship Survey *NEW*
- Creating a VIP filter so your MS Econ emails don’t go to spam *UPDATED*
- ECON 684: Spring 2020 Internship for credit application *NOW LIVE*
Spring 2021 Career Fairs: ALL Career Fairs Will be Virtual for Spring 2021
Engineering Career Fair
January 27th and January 28th 9:00am-4:00pm
Registration and Information here
Sales Career Fair
February 3rd 12:30-8:00pm
Registration and Information here
Retailing Career Fair
February 4th 10:00am-4:00pm
Registration and Information here
Business Career Fair
February 9th and 10th 9:00am -4:00pm
Registration and information here
Liberal Arts Career Fair
February 11th 9:00am-4:00pm
Registration and Information here
AGLS Career Fair
February 18th 9:00-4:00pm
Registration and Information here
Job Postings and Internships *MULTIPLE UPDATES*:
On Campus and Part time Opportunities:
The Texas Real Estate Research Center-Open to ALL Students
The Texas Real Estate Research Center on campus is currently looking for an additional Part Time student research assistant to begin ASAP. They are looking for a student who has completed at least one semester of graduate level courses (completion of a first semester of fastrack also qualifies) and they will consider ALL students, however the student must be currently based locally as some in person training will be required. Please see the linked PDF with the position description, pay information and application instructions.
Jobs for Aggies:
If you are looking for a part time job, make sure to check out Jobs for Aggies. There are always listings for departments on campus that are looking for student workers. On campus positions sponsored by TAMU are almost always open to ALL students (international and domestic). Another benefit to on campus work is that they will be flexible with your academic schedule. Off campus positions are posed here as well, but these positions will vary in their ability to hire International students.
We have had recruiters tell us that when you are starting to build your resume, demonstrating that you were able to balance work, life and school with a part time job is a good indicator of success. It also gives you a chance to build contacts, get a great work reference from someone who is currently your supervisor and gain valuable on the job skills. You don’t have to necessarily have a job that it economics related while you are in school to gain multiple benefits from it. Currently there are 148 positions posted on Jobs for Aggies.
Check out Jobs for Aggies here You do not need to create an account to browse the jobs, but you will need to if you decide to apply.
Internships and Jobs:
STATA Summer 2021 Internships (Open to ALL Students) and located in College Station, TX) Application closes 1/20/2021
STATA (with offices located in here in College Station) has three internship positions currently accepting applications for summer 2021. The three internships are in either Econometrics, Statistics or Biostatistics. They have confirmed that even though it says PhD they are willing to consider Master’s level students and will also accept those with CPT. This is a great opportunity, especially if you are interested in staying in College Station over the summer. You will find the job postings here:
If you apply, please let me know ASAP so that I can reach out to my contact at STATA. The positions close January 20th, but as with all things, it is best to apply as soon as possible.
Bain & Company Internships and Full Time positions (Open to ALL Students): Positions located in multiple US locations as well as worldwide
Bain & Company is offering a week long intensive internship in May 2021 with a possibility of a full time job offer at the completion of the experience. Opportunities are available in Austin, Dallas and Houston as well as other locations in the US. Opportunities at offices in Asia include Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and many others are also available for anyone who is interested in working outside of the US. The US opportunities are open for OPT sponsorship. If you are interested in consulting work, I highly recommend that you look into this opportunit. You may submit multiple applications, but only submit applications for locations from which you would accept a full time offer. Applications are due March 21, 2021.
Details in addition to the attached flyer linked HERE
Bain ADvantage Program
We are thrilled to offer ADvantage, a week-long advanced degree internship designed to give graduate students, postdocs and medical residents the opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to be a Bain consultant.
https://www.bain.com/careers/meet-us/advantage/ scroll down to events to see multiple webinars worldwide in December – February
A Bain at Texas A&M 3- part webinar to learn about Bain consulting will be held on Jan 26, Feb 10 & Feb 2
The Nature Conservancy: Full time Analyst, Debt Conversions (Washington DC Metro is preferred, but other locations will be considered) Open to ALL students
Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
Apply and search additional positions here I have a direct contact with this organization. If you find an interesting position, please let me know and I will put you in direct touch with their recruiter per her request.
Shenzhen Finance Institute – Full Time position
If you will be graduating soon, and would be interested in working in Shenzhen, please see the attached job posting. Because this was a posting sent to me to send out to our students, I wanted to highlight this with an individual email. I will still be sending out the weekly career email tomorrow afternoon and there are MANY new jobs and internships that I have found some of which are accepting applications from international students. If you have any specific questions about the positions, please reach out to Wendy at CMFSI@cuhk.edu.cn Please see attachment at the top of the page for the full description
Geode Capital: Quantitative Research Internship-Sponsorship availability unknown, waiting for employer response
|Geode is a systematic, research driven investment manager, offering a wide range of investment strategies across multiple asset classes. Since our inception in 2001, we have used a combination of theory, data and technology to better understand financial markets and develop innovative investment solutions for our clients. Your internship at Geode will be centered around a 12 week research project, where you will:
· Develop hypotheses and theoretical models describing how investors behave and markets operate
· Collect and analyze data needed to test these models
· Test theory against data, refining hypotheses and models in the process
Distill the evidence and theory into new insights about how financial markets work. Your research project may lead to implementation, impacting the way Geode invests.
Acumen: Full time and Summer 2021 internship positions: Sponsorship availability unknown, waiting for employer response
Acumen, LLC conducts policy research in support of federal, state, and local health care and social policy programs. We leverage our vast data resources to improve information available to policymakers on topics such as drug and vaccine safety; health insurance markets; value-based purchasing; and health care fraud.
Acumen, LLC, in conjunction with its affiliated firm, The SPHERE Institute, offers policymakers a powerful policy analysis capability, providing specific and impartial advice, as well as context for policy debates.
Our work reflects our belief that policymakers, health care providers, and the public should have the best available information upon which to base their decisions.
Currently Acumen has multiple positions both full time and internships for summer 2021 that are now open for applications. There are multiple departments where I see your skill set being valuable. I would encourage you to check out all of the departments and position locations to see if there are any positions that are of interest to you. I currently have a call out to the company to see if they accept CPT for internships and OPT for the full time positions. Check out all of their job offerings here.
|Marsh& McLennan Companies_Full time and Internship opportunities- Sponsorship availability unknown, waiting for employer response
MMC has multiple companies each with their own internship and full time positions that are available. From the following landing page you can explore each of their opportunities. At this time, I do not know if they are open to sponsoring international students, I will update this when I have additional information. Please access their various companies here. As always when sponsorship is unknown, if you find a position that you are interested in, I would recommend that you apply and they will let you know during the interview process what the options are.
Colliers International: Full time and Internship opportunities– Sponsorship availability unknown, waiting for employer response
Colliers International is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising people work collaboratively to provide expert advice to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors.
For more than 25 years, our experienced leadership team, owning approximately 40% of our equity, has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. In 2019, corporate revenues were more than $3.0 billion ($3.5 billion including affiliates), with $33 billion of assets under management in our investment management segment. You can search full time and internship positions here
Economists Incorporated looking for full time Research Associates for Spring/Summer 2021 OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS:
I have confirmed with Economists Incorporated that they are open to hiring international students with OPT for their positions. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in consulting work. They are hiring for both their San Francisco and Washington DC offices. Please see their website here and the attached flyer for details on the positions. For details on the hiring process and recruiting questions, please reach out to Tram Ton at firstname.lastname@example.org
United Healthgroup: Internships as well as Full time in Texas and many other U.S locations-U.S Citizens and Permanent Residents ONLY
Finance and Accounting Internship in San Antonio, TX Apply here
This is just one example there were many internships located all over the U.S, however all that I saw indicated they would not be able to sponsor international students. Search their entire job bank for full time and internship positions here.
Welch Consulting is hiring for an Associate Economist/Consultant Full time position: Unknown if they accept OPT applications, waiting for further information
Welch consulting is a consulting group focusing on data analysis and labor economics and their headquarters are here in Bryan, Texas and was founded by a former Texas A&M University Economics professor. Information on the company can be found here The position(s) found here are for their Los Angeles office. If you are interested in this position, please let me know at email@example.com and I will forward your resume to my contact in their office.
BDO: Spring 2020 Internship and Full Time position taking applications for a SPRING HIRE: Domestic Students ONLY
BDO, one of the companies that came to speak with us twice, is looking for either an intern or full time hire for either their Houston or Austin office for Spring 2021. Currently this position will be remote but will eventually transition to one of these two offices. If you are interested, please let me know and I will forward your resume to their hiring manager ASAP.
Analysis Group Summer Associate Intern AND full time positions for 2021: OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS
Analysis Group has multiple summer opportunities across the US and world as well as full-time Associate and Analyst positions depending on your previous work experience. They explicitly mention that they are able to sponsor international students. Internship information is here
These positions are open to U.S Citizens ONLY
If you are interested in working the U.S Government or in civil service, you will need to familiarize yourself with https://www.usajobs.gov/ This is the job database for Federal government positions. In additional to full time work, they also have positions that are specifically designed for Recent Graduates. These positions, classified as “Pathways Recent Graduate” are designed to transition you in to government jobs and provide a clear mentorship path for you. When I searched this site, I only limited it to “economics” and in the filters, I limited it to “Open to the Public” and found 42 results. Each posting comes directly from the office itself, so it is important to read the ENTIRE posting as each posting has unique requirements and specifications. The Economist posting for the Secretary of Transportation will be different than the Economist posting for the Department of Energy. Sometimes you will even find an email address and phone number for the specific person who is doing the hiring. I called the phone number that I found listed for the Department of Energy and was able to speak then and there to the person who created the posting. She answered all of my questions about the position and even gave me advice to pass on to you! (Make sure to include school projects and any experiences that you’ve had even if it was something as small as doing math tutoring for middle school students for free).
Just to give you an example, here is the Economist position with the Department of Energy that you would be able to apply for if you are graduating in December:
Career Center Updates for Federal Government Website:
Directly from the Career Center: I am very excited to share the first of several updates to our Federal Government portion of our website. Over the past few years in student appointments, many of our liberal arts students have been interested in going into government work, so I hope this information will be helpful for them. The updates include more information on why candidates should consider federal employment/government work, assessing your skills, becoming the ideal candidate, federal employment tips, including an in depth description of the general schedule, and information for mission critical COVID-19 positions. Please take a look at what was (photo attached), and what students will be able to utilize now.
A huge thank you goes to Jerdan Daniels, one of our Liberal Arts GANTs that helped lead the benchmarking effort with AAU & SEC peers and helping creating this new layout.
This is the first wave of several updates to this portion of our website. On the pipeline to come next is more information on state/local government employment, federal resume example and template for our students, a portion to highlight key federal government partners, a separate Nonprofit portion, highlighting AmeriCorps positions and more!
TAMU Resources and Updates
Texas A&M University offers free access to courses via Linkedin Learning to students. If you are looking to gain skills in any particular area, please check out the offerings. (This is not limited to just academic subjects!) One example that I searched was Excel. There were 6,000+ offerings on this topic. The results included certification prep, weekly tips, data analytics, Advanced Formulas and functions. If there are any programs that you are looking to gain a few extra skills in, this is a great place to start.
More information can be found here: https://linkedinlearning.tamu.edu
TAMU Email Address + Alumni Email Address
Your TAMU email address will expire two years after graduation. I recommend that you set up your Alumni email address, which never expires, as soon as possible. This email address comes from the Association of Former Students and is a great way to have one go to email address. Is is important to have a professional email address to add to your resume and job applications. Employers do notice when your email address is not something simple like your first and last name. Using an email address with a catch phrases or one that does not include your name can come across as unprofessional. You want to put your best foot forward in all parts of your application including your email address.
The Association even has instructions for merging your alumni email address with your current TAMU student email address as well. The step by step instructions can be found here:
Spring 2021 Internship Survey *NEW*
I have created a survey regarding internships for Summer 2021. Completion of the survey is not mandatory but your answers will help guide my efforts for the spring. Since there are fewer internships this year than we have seen in the past, I want to make sure that I can help all of those hoping to secure an internship in the best way possible. The application for Summer 2021 ECON 684: Internship for Credit will open in mid-spring semester so also keep an eye out for that. If you have any questions, feel free to let me know.
Creating a VIP Filter for your TAMU Gmail account *UPDATED*
In order to ensure that all of the emails that come from the Economics Department staff are not sent to your junk mail, please use the directions that are provided in the document attached at the top of this webpage to add all relevant staff members (and anyone else that will be sending you important, time sensitive communication) to your VIP list. This will ensure that all of the emails coming from our department are highlighted and not sent to spam. This is especially important because of the amount of communication that is sent from the university and TAMU affiliated organizations, it can be overwhelming to go through all of the communications that you are sent on a daily basis. Link HERE
ECON 684: Internship for Credit Application
If you have secured or are in the process of securing an internship for Spring 2021 and are hoping to earn academic credit, you will need to have the internship approved BEFORE the start of the semester. The application is now LIVE on our website with all of the official details. This is ONLY for spring 2021. Summer 2021 will be a separate application that will go out in early spring.
Please access the application and all application instructions and materials here:
Paula Verdegaal, M.L.I.S.
Program Coordinator II
Department of Economics
Liberal Arts Social Sciences Building Room 208
4228 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843
Schedule a zoom appointment here: https://calendly.com/paulav99