Every Wednesday 11am - 1pm there is free coffee, tea and snacks in the Undergraduate Econ Lounge (Uris 477)
If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4:30pm Salary & Benefits Negotiations (280 MVR)
4:35pm Intro to Graduate School Application Process (103 Barnes)
April 20th-22nd - ECON WEEK (see details below)
Monique, signing off. Sarah, signing on.
It has been a pleasure working with Economics for the last year but it is time for me to move on to sunny California to pursue a PhD in Math Education at Stanford.
But I will be leaving you in the capable hands of Sarah Schupp, who has already hit the ground running! She went to Elon University in North Carolina where she developed a love of hot sauce, volleyball and higher education. She is going to be an amazing resource for study abroad, career advice and helping you find what you need!
She can't wait to meet you and you should stop by Uris 492 to say hello or email her at email@example.com.
ECON Week is coming!
All things Economics!
Econ Week is happening yet again! Organized every spring, Econ Week is a highly informational and interactive source of everything you need to know about Economics at Cornell! Whether you are planning to major in Economics, or looking for career and graduate school opportunities, Econ Week is where you want to be!
Monday April 20th - The Econ Major
There are so many paths through the major, come for a brief overview of the Economics Major at Cornell led by current undergraduates followed by a description of the different paths available to majors.
Tuesday April 21st - Career Guide 101: Exploring Careers in Economics / Business / Finance
Get a chance to talk to student panelists who have interned in a variety of fields, including Finance, Consulting, and Entrepreneurship and learn how to navigate your way through these opportunities.
Wednesday April 22nd - Economics Department Meet and Greet
This will be your chance to talk to professors and current upperclassmen from various subfields of Economics and learn about their work and research, and receive guidance. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
If you want to volunteer to help, contact Adiwid (Boom) Devahastin Na Ayudhya, President of Cornell Economics Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org! Boom is especially looking for majors who are doing an honors thesis and students who have competed an economics internship.
April 14 -
Equal Pay Day
Learn more about the history of the day
Seniors, start thinking about your negotiation skills - A small percentage of college women negotiate their salaries, which can effect your pay for the rest of your career!
Book Project Wrap Up
It's over, so how did it go?
Over 100 students picked up the book.
50 students attended small group discussions.
Over 150 students attended Barry Nalebuff's lecture.
Success! Hopefully we have enough interest to do it again next year! Want to give your feedback about how to make it better?
Take the survey.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated! It was truly a great experience and a unique opportunity for undergraduates.
Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications
The Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholars (RCPRS) program is now accepting applications from sophomores (and 3rd year architecture students) who have been involved in research or scholarly study with a Cornell faculty member for at least one semester. Accepted students will have access to up to $5,000 toward research-related expenses from the fall of 2015 until they graduate. Financial aid-eligible students will also receive an award of up to $4,000 per year.
Go to the RCPRS Upperclass Admissions Application Process for more details. Applications are online only; link is at the bottom of that page.
The deadline for complete applications is April 28, 2015.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all components of the application are complete by the deadline of April 28. This includes student information, research proposal, statement of interest, resume, transcript, and faculty recommendation.
For more information about RCPRS and the application, visit our website.
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Kristin M. Ramsay '88
Associate Director, The Cornell Commitment
Coordinator, The Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholars Program
103 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
is actively looking for student speakers for the conference this year! We are seeking the most exciting things going on around campus, and strongly encourage Cornell undergraduate and graduate students to share their cool ideas and vision. The application can be accessed via the link:
Feel free to direct any questions to email@example.com and we will be sure to address them as soon as possible. We encourage all interested students to apply as soon as possible, preferably in the next week, as we may begin to contact qualified individuals and start the speech curation soon. We look forward to hearing from you!
About TED: an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. "TED" stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design - three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. The diverse audience of CEOs, scientists, creatives, and philanthropists is almost as extraordinary as the speakers themselves including Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson and Bono.
About TEDxCornell : Traditions and Transitions
TEDxCornell 2015 will aim to explore the theme of rapid global development across all disciplines and cultures. The world is changing at a remarkable rate and with every day small changes accumulate to shape global trends and point us in the direction of the future.
How do we balance our commitment to tradition while keeping pace with progress? How can we break with convention to alter our way of thinking and invent original ideas to solve our problems? When is it best to embrace radical change and how will we know when it is time?
TEDx Cornell seeks to explore, inspire, question and most of all show that we are our own catalyst for a responsible future: it is time to come together, spark new traditions and spread the ideas that matter
For more information, please visit our official website: http://www.tedxcornell.com.
TEDx Cornell 2015 team
Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives
Research Scholars Program Application for
Application deadline: April 10, 2015
The OADI Research Scholars Program provides underrepresented students with opportunities for research-oriented academic preparation in the interpretive social sciences, arts and humanities through coursework, mentoring, and informative workshops. The program also prepares participants for successful application to research-based scholarship programs on campus and beyond.
- For-credit research experience and academic grounding in research methods in the arts, humanities and interpretive social sciences
- Stipend of up to $1600 upon successful program completion of program requirements to support ongoing research activity, and greater consideration for other OADI financial grants/scholarships to support summer research, conference attendance, community-engagement experiences, etc.
- Personalized graduate and faculty mentoring, student success workshops, individualized research assistance
- Assistance with preparing scholarship/research opportunity applications, including application essays and statements of purpose
- Culminating ePortfolio reflecting your learning and progress through the program
- Rising sophomores and juniors in the arts, humanities and social sciences and who have at least a 3.0 GPA will be considered
Columbia Law School Research Coordinator
Columbia Law School is searching for a Research Coordinator to conduct research, coordinate information management, develop teaching materials, and work on special projects. Potential projects include a range of real estate and policy-related topics such as:
* Determinants of household default decisions during the mortgage crisis
* Policy solutions to the foreclosure and housing crisis
* Functioning of the mortgage and credit markets
* Medical costs and consumer bankruptcy
* Functioning of the bankruptcy courts, in both consumer and business cases
* Corporate restructuring and inter-creditor conflict
* The work will be both quantitative and qualitative.
The Research Coordinator will work closely with Prof. Morrison and co-authors at Columbia
Business School, the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, the University of Chicago
Booth School of Business, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA), and Oxford
- Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required.
- Excellent academic record and work ethic required.
- Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills required.
- Enthusiasm for research required.
- Good working knowledge of econometric programming and Microsoft Access is required.Bachelor's degree in economics, business, psychology, statistics, mathematics, finance, computer science, engineering, or artificial intelligence is preferred. Previous research experience is a strong plus.
- Knowledge of or interest in learning other relevant computer software and statistics packages (e.g. STATA, SAS, SPSS, Mathematica, Matlab, perl, Java, C++, SQL, etc.) is preferred.
- Upon request, candidates should be prepared to submit transcripts, writing samples, and in some cases, sample codes.
- Candidate must be eligible to work in the US without visa sponsorship, and must live in or be willing to relocate to New York City.
- This position is ideal for someone looking to gain experience in academic, business, or legal research, with a special focus on fields such as corporate finance, economics, bankruptcy, and real estate.
- The position is strong preparation for a PhD program or other graduate study. Prior Research Coordinators have on to graduate programs at Columbia and Harvard. Columbia University offers excellent benefits, including, but not limited to, healthcare, dental insurance, and tuition exemption. The selectee will be allowed to take one course per semester tuition free.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT:
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Research Analyst Positions
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.
The Research Analyst position is an unparalleled opportunity to work with a world-class research and policy team. We would greatly appreciate your encouraging bright and interested students to apply.
Senior Research Analyst, Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies
Email Sara at Sara.Shahanaghi@ny.frb.org for more infomation
Center for Global Development Research Assistant
The Center for Global Development, an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit research organization in Washington, DC, seeks a Research Assistant to support the work of two Senior Fellows in the areas of aid, health, trade, and agriculture/food security. The successful candidate will have experience with research in economics and/or development policy and demonstrate strong analytical, writing and communications skills.
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Fellows, the successful candidate will perform a range of research, policy analysis and other duties including, but not limited to, the following:
- Conduct literature and data searches for ongoing research projects.
- Conduct statistical analyses and perform hypothesis tests using various methods including Excel, STATA and other software tools.
- Prepare graphics, charts, and tables to convey those results compellingly.
- Organize and attend meetings, conferences related to research priorities.
- Provide other research, writing and editing support for various reports and documents.
- Perform other duties as necessary in support of research goals.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
- Undergraduate degree in a related field.
- 1-2 years professional experience in the field of international development.
- Familiarity with issues in international development, particularly trade, agriculture, aid, corruption, health policy and impact evaluation are preferred.
- Outstanding communication and writing skills in English.
- Comfort using numbers and statistics to support analysis. Training and experience in econometrics and development economics are preferred but not required.
- Self-directed with the ability to work autonomously.
- Open-minded and flexible team player.
- Intellectual curiosity mixed with an ability to turn questions into researchable questions.
Interested candidates should email their cover letter, CV and a short writing sample firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate "Research Assistant - Ag and Aid" in the subject line of all email correspondences. No phone calls please.
Job Posting: http://www.cgdev.org/jobs/research-assistant-ag-and-aid
Housing Finance Policy Center - 2015 Summer Intern
The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Our objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.
The Urban Institute's Housing Finance Policy Center (HFPC) was established to provide timely, impartial data and analysis, and to educate policymakers and the public on how the housing finance system affects households, communities and the broader economy. The goal of HFPC is to produce analyses and ideas that foster sound public policy, efficient markets, and economic opportunity. HFPC seeks an intern with interests in the nation's housing and housing finance markets coupled with a strong analytical and research background. This is an unpaid temporary position requiring eight-ten weeks of work
over the summer of 2015. Full time preferred, but can accommodate part-time. Candidates will be able to receive academic credit hours.
The intern will support the Center's staff by contributing to a number of special projects. The exact assignments may vary according to the academic and professional interests of the individual, but will include both research and communications assignments.
Research assignments may include conducting literature reviews, compiling and analyzing quantitative data, and contributing to the writing of papers and blogs that will be published under the Housing Finance Policy Center brand. In direct support of the Assistant Director for Communications, the communications assignments may includehelping write and finalize blog posts based on HFPC publications and events, identifying and reporting citations of HFPC's work in major media outlets, contributing to the Center's social media presence, and supporting high profile events or seminars.
- Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in a social science, public policy, or communications field. Undergraduate juniors and seniors preferred, but may consider sophomores based on relevant academic experience. Applicants must have interest and knowledge in public policy as it pertains to housing. Original research or demonstrated interest in original research a plus, but not required.
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in addition to strong Microsoft Office skills.
- Facility with social media is highly desirable. Candidates must have relevant coursework involving quantitative analysis.
Interested candidates should send a resume and relevant writing sample to: email@example.com
2100 M Street NW
Washington DC 20037
Email Sheryl Pardo, Associate Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the position.