As of 11 June, 2021
MS ECON Weekly Career Bulletin June 11, 2021
- On Campus and Part time Job opportunities
- Job and Internship Postings *UPDATES*
- Virtual Summer Events : Summer Development Program and FBI Diversity Agent Recruiting Event
- ECON 684: Internship for Credit Applications
- Salary Negotiation Workshop
- Graduate Student Career Services Information
On Campus and Part time Opportunities:
Department of Economics Research Assistant position(s):
A faculty member is looking for one or two MS students who have just finished their first year with the following requirements for two different projects starting this summer and continuing in the fall. One project will be assisting on a Financial Economics Book the other on an undetermined Economic Development project. Both will involve data work. They are looking for the following in a candidate:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Must have taken either ECON 445 or ECON 680, one of our Financial Econ classes, and received an A. (if you took a Financial Economics course at another institution let me know and I can see if the class is equivalent)
- Ability to work a portion of the time in the office on campus (space and equipment will be provided)
Research Assistant position with the Texas A&M University Energy Institute:
A professor in the Energy Institute is looking for paid part time help working mainly on a literature review and some meta-analysis. The subject matter will focus on education and immigration for anyone who has research interests in this area. This position will start ASAP. If you are interested, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know that you are interested in this specific position.
Student Worker positions at the University Libraries:
Work for the University Libraries!
The University Libraries are looking for Student Workers!
The Libraries are one of the largest employers of students on campus and we currently have many positions to fill for summer and fall.
Students like working at the Libraries because:
- We have multiple locations across campus that are convenient to you
- We offer flexible schedules including split-shifts, mornings, afternoons and evenings
- We offer scholarship opportunities to our student workers
- Long-term workers qualify for raises
- You can find work behind the scenes or work directly with the public
- You will receive formal evaluations that can help you with future job searches
- Many of our positions will support your work with your major
- We are a fun place with cool things!
For more information about student employment at Texas A&M and what jobs are available in the Libraries, visit jobsforaggies.tamu.edu.
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If you need further assistance, please reach out to Sonia Gonzalez in the Libraries Business Office at email@example.com
Jobs for Aggies:
If you are looking for a part time job, make sure to check out Jobs for Aggies. There are always new 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 Job Postings:
Cato Institute: Policy Analyst for Trade Policy Studies
The Cato Institute is seeking to hire a full-time trade Policy Analyst in Washington DC to join and complement an effective team of researchers. The Policy Analyst will be responsible for analyzing the economic impact of trade policy in the United States with occasional analyses of trade policy in other countries. Their analyses will be published in multiple formats including policy analyses to working papers, op-eds, blog posts, white papers, and others. The trade policy analyst will report directly to the Director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies. The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial, creative, hard-working, and able to work well in a team that specializes in a range U.S. trade policy and international law topics. Compensation is competitive and will be based on the experience and skills of the successful candidate.
The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization—a think tank—dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.
Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato’s Letters, a series of essays published in 18th- century England that presented a vision of society free from excessive government power. Those essays inspired the architects of the American Revolution. And the simple, timeless principles of that revolution — individual liberty, limited government, and free markets – turn out to be even more powerful in today’s world of global markets and unprecedented access to information than Jefferson or Madison could have imagined. Social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for free people, it is the indispensable framework for the future.
Cato Institute is an EOE.
- Produce studies, original empirical research, op-eds, blog posts, and social media content that address relevant trade policy issues from an economic perspective. This will be done individually as well as in collaboration with other Cato scholars.
- Make presentations to audiences, participate in panel discussions, and make media appearances related to trade policy.
- Organize policy forums, other events, and educate policy makers on the economics of trade.
- Commission and edit studies from outside experts on the economics of trade.
- Must have an understanding of trade policy.
- Must have a strong grasp of economics, particularly the economics of trade.
- Must have strong quantitative skills, including experience with the latest econometric methods and familiarity with software packages or programming languages used for data analysis (such as Stata, R, Python, MATLAB, etc.).
- Must have the ability to work on multiple tasks independently and as part of a highly collaborative team on a time-sensitive basis, a commitment to accuracy, and creativity in making innovative arguments for trade liberalization.
- Must be able to participate in events, including conferences and webinars.
- Must have strong writing and communication skills.
- Must have a strong commitment to Cato’s values.
- Advanced degree in economics or other social sciences is preferred.
- Fluency and literacy in Mandarin is positive.
To Apply, Please Submit the Following
- CV/Resume. Cover letter optional.
- A code sample or code project in Stata or R.
- Two representative research products or writing samples that must show your statistical skills (research reports, working papers, peer-reviewed articles, dissertations, data memos, blog posts, etc.).
Shenzhen Finance Institute –Full time Tutor is the Shenzhen Finance Institute (https://sfi.cuhk.edu.cn)is looking a full time tutor. Please see the link here for the official job posting, qualifications and application process.
GM Financial- Economist II – OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS! GM Financial specifically emailed me with this job opportunity and asked me to pass it along to our students. They said that they are open to hiring recent graduates (May) for this position and they are open to sponsorship. If you are graduating in May and are looking for a job, I highly encourage you to check this one out. We have other aggies who are currently working for GM Financial as well. See the full job posting and apply here If you have any questions please also feel free to reach out to the GM Financial recruiter Michelle Croad at Michelle.Croad@gmfinancial.com
EY Full Time openings in San Antonio Office-Open to All Students
One of our former students that is now working for EY in Houston has sent me a few employment opportunities they would like for me to share with you all. If you are graduating in May I would encourage you to check out the job postings. If you are a student who would require sponsorship, I would encourage you to apply for these positions as well as EY has hired our international students in the past. These are great opportunities in the San Antonio area. If you have any specific questions, please let me know and Ill see if our former student would like to share their contact with you. Please click HERE and HERE for additional information on the positions and how to apply.
Center for Effective Global Action- Summer Health Research Intern
The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) seeks a motivated Master’s-level Intern to support several projects led by the Center’s Postdoctoral Researcher. Internship is 8-10 weeks (20-40 hours per week commitment) during Summer 2021, with the possibility to extend into Fall 2021 (pending funding). A stipend for summer 2021 will be provided. Please see full position posting and apply here. It is possible that this position is open to international applicants, but I do not have confirmation of this yet.
Angelina College is hiring full-time and part-time instructors in economics for the fall semester. They are looking for at least a master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in economics.
The job postings are linked from our website: https://myac.angelina.edu/ICS/AC_Employment/
Angelina College is a comprehensive community college of 5,200 students located in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, and serving twelve counties of East Texas. Lufkin is a city of 38,000 people, situated about 120 miles northeast of Houston, 112 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana, and 165 miles southeast of Dallas.
Research Assistant at Shenzhen Finance Institute, CUHK-Shenzhen
For students who are in or looking to return to China for full time employment, please click HERE for information for a full time position with Shenzhen Finance Institute. This position was sent to me by the finance institute so they are looking for our students.
Capital One-Full Time- Open to ALL STUDENTS Quantitative Analyst – Model Validation
The description says Capital One WILL consider sponsoring a new qualified application for employment authorization for the position. I would encourage any international student who is looking for full time work in the US to look at this position. Please see the posting here
Virtual Summer Events : Summer Development Program and FBI Diversity Agent Recruiting Event
Summer Development Program
Schneider Electric is hosting a free virtual summer for current Masters and undergraduate students Through e-learning series and project simulation students will get an inside look at opportunities in Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain or Services & Engineering.
The Schneider Global Student Experience is a great opportunity for students to explore possible career paths, gain exposure to the energy and sustainability industry, enhance their personal and professional development, and get their foot in the door with Schneider Electric, the World’s Most Sustainable Corporation. This is a great resume builder for any professional opportunity that may come for a student in the future.
- Registration period: June 1st – June 14th, 2021
- Program Dates:July 1st – August 15th, 2021
- Time commitment:8–10 hours total, self-paced e-learning throughout the program
- Mode:100% virtual
We greatly appreciate your support in sharing this exclusive Schneider Global Student Experience with students at your university!
FBI-Houston Diversity Agent Recruiting Event
FBI Houston is hosting a Diversity Agent Recruiting Event (DAR) Virtually on June 22, 2021 from 4:00-6:00pm CST via MS Teams. The DAR Event is a Virtual Information Session to provide candidates with the awareness and understanding of the Special Agent application process, qualification requirements and on the physical fitness standards. The DAR event will also include an SA Discussion Panel and Networking Sessions.
DAR Sign Up- On www.fbijobs.gov select “Apply to Jobs” and search for “DAR Houston Talent Network”
Special Agent Minimum Requirements
- Degree from an accredited US college or university + 2 years of professional work experience or a Masters + 1 year of professional work experience
- Professional work experience is a position which requires a degree and generally is in their field of study
- Age requirement is 23-36 years old (exceptions for Veteran’s Preference or Federal Law Enforcement)
- Must be a US Citizen to apply for any position with the FBI
ECON 684: Internship for Credit Applications:
If you have not already applied, it is not too late to apply for our ECON 684: Internship for credit course. If you have secured an internship and would like to earn course credit, please email me ASAP as the deadline to be registered for Summer I is Tuesday June 2. If you receive an internship after this, we can still get you registered for summer II which begins on July 6th. If you secure an internship between June 2nd and July 6th, please read the application process here, submit your application and then send me an email to let me know you have applied. Keep in mind that you will need to pay tuition as this is a course for credit and that credit cannot be awarded retroactively.
Salary Negotiation Workshop:
According to research done by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), women working full time in the United States are typically paid just 82 percent of what men are paid. Though women now outpace men in higher education, women also hold nearly two-thirds of the outstanding student debt in the United States. Moreover, only about 7 percent of women attempt to negotiate for a higher salary in their first job, compared to 57 percent of men.
A 2016 research study from Glassdoor found that 59 percent of American employees accepted the salary they were first offered and did not negotiate. The study further reveals that when it comes to successfully securing a higher salary, only 1 in 10 (or 10%) of U.S. employees report negotiating their salary and getting more money in their current or most recent job.
To ensure that all Texas A&M students are prepared to negotiate a fair salary upon graduation, we are offering AAUW Start Smart and AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops. Due to health and safety concerns, all summer workshops will be delivered via Zoom. Participants will receive the Zoom link and password once they have registered for the workshop. There will be both in person and Zoom options in the fall.
AAUW Start Smart and AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops teach participants how to negotiate for a fair salary. In every two-and-a-half-hour workshop, participants gain confidence in their negotiation styles through facilitated discussion and role-play, and learn:
- How to identify and articulate their personal value.
- How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies.
- How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits.
- Information on the wage gap, including its long-term consequences.
The AAUW Start Smart Workshop is ideal for students who are preparing to enter the professional job force for the first time. In addition to the skills listed above, students learn how to research the cost of living in the location where they plan to live and how to build a basic budget, which informs their salary ask.
Start Smart Workshops:
- Wednesday, June 16 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Zoom
- Tuesday, July 13 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Zoom
- Monday, September 20 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Zoom
- Tuesday, October 19 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | In-person
- Monday, November 15 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Zoom
The AAUW Work Smart Workshop is better suited to students who may have already been in the workforce and have experience with personal budgeting. This workshop dives deeper into salary negotiation, including how to negotiate raises with your supervisor.
We recommend that students choose to attend an AAUW Start Smart Workshop or an AAUW Work Smart Workshop three to four months before they plan to start their post-graduate job search. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required. All Texas A&M University students are welcome to attend AAUW Smart Start and AAUW Work Smart Workshops regardless of gender identity.
Work Smart Workshops:
- Tuesday, September 28 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Zoom
- Wednesday, October 27 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | In-person
- Wednesday, November 17 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Zoom
Direct questions or concerns about AAUW Start Smart or AAUW Work Smart Workshops via email to the Women’s Resource Center or call 979.845.8784.
Taylor Tyson-Knapp | she/her | Coordinator
Women’s Resource Center | Division of Student Affairs | Texas A&M University
1257 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1257
Graduate Student Career Services Information
This summer, the Graduate and Professional School at Texas A&M University and the Office of Graduate Studies at Prairie View A&M University are proud to present the Summer 2021: Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Series.
The series kicks off next week with our Rethinking Imposter Syndrome Workshop, on Wednesday, June 16th 9:00-10:30 a.m. CT via Zoom, with invited speaker Dr. Valerie Young. Dr. Young will help us explore why capable people suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and strategies on how to THRIVE in spite of it.
Interested in other events focused on Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellbeing this summer? Check out the Summer 2021 Community of Scholars Events.
June 2021 Newsletter https://mailchi.mp/c33f27187883/newsletter
In this issue you will find:
- June Lunch Bootcamp Series
- Summer Individual Development Plan Career Exploration 8-week Series
- June Employer and Professional Events
- Summer Career Development Activities
- Selected Positions for Master’s and Doctoral Students on HireAggies, CareerShift, and GoinGlobal
Paula Verdegaal (she/her/hers) |
Program Coordinator II|
Department of Economics |Texas A&M University
4228 TAMU | 208 Liberal Arts & Social Science Building (LASB)
2935 Research Pkwy
College Station, TX 77843
To make an appointment: https://calendly.com/paulav99