MS ECON Weekly Career Bulletin
As of 30 October, 2020
- Job and Internship Postings
- TAMU Resources and updates (Including part time on-campus positions)
- Career Center Open Workshops and information
- Creating a VIP filter so your MS Econ emails don’t go to spam
Job Postings and Internships *MULTIPLE UPDATES*:
On Campus and Part time Opportunities:
Texas A&M Energy Institute is looking for two Research Assistants (RA) Open to ALL Students
Please email me your resume and cover letter directly at email@example.com
The Texas A&M Energy Institute pursues and supports new approaches for multi-disciplinary energy research, education and external partnerships. These approaches cross departmental and college boundaries and address all facets of the energy landscape that naturally connect engineering, sciences technologies, economics, law and policy decisions.
If you are interested in Energy and Economics not only is this a great opportunity to learn new skills and build your resume but also a great way for you to make contacts in the industry and across campus.
General Description of the Project:
Migratory Movements and Water, Energy and Food nexus interdependencies. The main aim of this proposal is to develop a novel, projection tool, based on the interlinkages between natural resources and migration. We consider that re-thinking migration within the context of the water, energy and food nexus can help policy and decision making in both the region of origin and destination to understand the drivers, address complexity and plan response mechanisms. This understanding is crucial now when the world is seeking facts and expertise for political lobbying on migration related challenges and stimulating discussions for managing the synergies between the different dimensions of migration including better understanding the water, energy and food nexus for more effective, integrated and planned solutions to address human migration.
For their second project they are looking for a student with SPSS knowledge to help with the analysis of two surveys. One on Circular Economy and one on Education. The second one is now under development for submission to IRB sometime by December. If the student has also some experience with the IRB that would be ideal.
Texas Transportation Institute at TAMU- Student Research Opportunities Open for ALL students I reached out to the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M and they let me know that while they do not have any specific internships at this time, they have a Student Resume Database at TTI’s Human Resources office – it’s a good way for researchers to locate students with skill sets that match up with project needs (and there are often projects, including some coming up under the UTC programs, that could use a good data analytics person, particularly if it also offers a chance for student involvement). I recommend that you email their HR representative and have your resume uploaded to their system. If you are eventually contacted, there is a good chance that the project you work on could be used for internship credit. Please email your resume to:
Lesley Simental Human Resources Generalist I
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Real Estate Center at TAMU: Student Intern-Research Open to ALL Students
The Center is the nation’s largest publicly funded organization devoted to real estate research. Most of our $5.1 million in annual funding comes from real estate license fees paid by more than 170,000 professionals. A nine-member advisory committee appointed by the governor provides research guidance and approves the budget. The Center’s staff conducts research on financial, socioeconomics, public policy, trade, legal, land use and local market analysis issues related to real estate.
Please see linked job description and send your cover letter and resume directly to Pamela Canon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas A&M Foundation 36890 / Part-Time Student Research Analyst U.S Citizens ONLY
The Texas A&M Foundation is seeking a talented student to assist its research department with gathering, analyzing and synthesizing information and intelligence to maximize both fundraising performance and operational effectiveness. While exemplary research skills are paramount, we also hope to find detail-oriented students who will show initiative, organization and positivity, and who will represent the Texas A&M Foundation with competence and professionalism. We will provide training. Apply using the JobsForAggies website here
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:
Johnson & Johnson: International Recruitment and Development Program – ONLY STUDENTS FROM CHINA
This position is for any student who has 4 years of industry experience prior to starting the Master’s program. If you have close to this amount of experience, I would still apply for the position. Details and the application can be found by clicking here
Bank of America Summer Analyst Positions-Positions available in the US and China
I just found these positions this afternoon so I apologize for the quick deadline. If you are looking for an internship in China for summer 2021 I would recommend applying for these positions. They have opportunities in both Bejing as well as Shanghai.
For other positions in China, the US, Europe and more, please search here:
There are many opportunities in various offices around the world and many applications are due at the end of October, some in November. Search by location and then by “internship” in the position type.
Stryker Corporation- Finance and Accounting Intern for Summer 2021–Domestic Students Only (US Citizens or Permanent Residents) Stryker, a global leader in medical technology takes great pride in their people, and that’s why we’re looking to expand our talent. As a result, we are looking for the best and brightest students to strengthen our team and drive our business going forward.
Viasat: Finance Intern Open to ALL Students
This is an internship that is open to ALL students and will be physically located in Carlsbad, California (San Diego area) for the summer of 2021. I am trying to make a connection to the recruiters at this company but have not heard back yet so I do not have any specific details. However if you are an international student looking to stay in the US for an internship this summer, please check this out! This company also has quite a few other internships including data scientist, business engineering, and accounting open to US Citizens only and a handful of others that are open to all students. I would encourage you to check them out. They also have an office here in town located across from the Stella Hotel in Bryan.
https://careers.viasat.com/careers/FolderDetail/Finance-Intern/5720 (Finance Intern posting)
You can search all full time jobs as well as internships here (they have offices all over the world and one in college station)
https://careers.viasat.com/careers (to search all postings and you can limit to full time or internships)
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:
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:
Career Center Open Workshops and Information
Just got hired? We want to hear from you! Have you been given a full-time offer for a job once you graduate? If so, we would love to hear from you! The Career Center is excited to share your stories with fellow Ags on our various social media platforms. If you are interested in being featured, please fill out the form at tx.ag/justgothired We look forward to hearing from you and congratulations on your offer!
- Dynamic Resume Strategies Webinar November 4th 5:30pm CST: A successful resume does more than follow formatting guidelines. This presentation discusses personal branding and uses examples to illustrate successful resume and cover letter techniques. Please visit tx.ag/Nov4Webinar to register for the webinar.
- Help! I need a Job/Internship Webinar November 5th 2:00pm CST: Please visit tx.ag/Nov5Webinar to register and attend this webinar. During this webinar, we will share a wide variety of resources available to Texas A&M students to make their job searching more efficient and effective.
- Offers & Negotiations Webinar November 11th 3:00pm CST: Please visit tx.ag/Nov11Webinar to register for the webinar. Learn how to evaluate different aspects of a job offer and how or if you want to negotiate the offer.