Undergraduate Opportunities

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Navigating the Career Fair as a CLAS Major
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
5pm – 6:30pm
Storrs Campus, Monteith 104

Are you a CLAS major interested in attending the All-University (all majors) Career Fair on September 25th and/or the STEM Career Fair on the 26th? Are you nervous about how to approach employers and best showcase your skills and experiences? Come and hear from career fair employers, CLAS students who have had success at career fairs in the past, and CCD career consultants about what to expect and how to prepare for the upcoming fairs. We’ll cover how to determine which employers to visit ahead of time, how to get conversations with employers started, what to say to secure an employer’s interest, and answer any specific questions you have. This workshop will be geared towards CLAS majors but is open to all students.

Check out our event on HuskyCareerLink and follow the CLAS Facebook page for updates!

Contact: career@uconn.edu

Undergraduate Research and Internship Opportunities

NSA Summer Internships

Each year the NSA offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to get a jumpstart on a career in intelligence.

For most of the programs, applications are accepted September 1 – October 31 each year. More info about the programs can be found at https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html.


National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship

The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique in being: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

Students can find information and apply online at https://npsc.onlineapplications.net/applications/. The online application typically opens August 25 and closes December 8.


2018-19: E&O: Undergraduate Workshop

Date: October 22-23, 2018

Location: This workshop will take place at SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC.

As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2018-2019, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will host a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics. In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic on Statistical, Mathematical, and Computational Methods for Precision Medicine (PMED) will be covered in some depth.

While students from universities not in the U.S. are welcome to apply, please be aware that priority is given to students who are enrolled at U.S. institutions.

If your application is accepted for the workshop, SAMSI will reimburse predetermined travel expenses. SAMSI will also provide shared lodging and meals/breaks during the days of the workshop.

** Deadline for applications for this workshop is September 13, 2018 **

More info about the workshop can be found here: 2018-19: E&O: Undergraduate Workshop. Questions go to email ugworkshop@samsi.info.


CMU Sports Analytics Conference – Reproducible Research Competition

Date: October 19-20, 2018 

Timeline: 

  • August 5th: Abstract submission deadline (maximum of 300 words).
  • August 12th: Selected abstracts will be notified and invited to submit complete papers detailing their work (maximum of 10 pages).
  • September 16th: Deadline for paper submissions for selected abstracts.
  • October 20th: The top 3 papers will present at CMSAC, in addition to being awarded cash prizes! All other selected abstracts will be invited to present posters at the conference.

Location: Carnegie Mellon University. Baker Hall A51, Giant Eagle Auditorium.

In an effort to foster reproducible research in the sports analytics community, the first annual CMSAC Reproducible Research Competition will be held at Carnegie Mellon University on October 19-20, 2018.

More info about the conference can be found here: https://cmusportsanalytics.com/conference2018.html.


StatFest 2018

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 

Time: 9:30-5:00 p.m

Location: Amherst College, Amherst, MA

StatFest is a one day conference aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups (African American, Hispanic, Native Americans) to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistical sciences. StatFest 2018 will be taking place at Amherst College (Amherst, MA) on Saturday, September 22nd. Be sure to register now!

For more information see StatFest 2018 flyer or go to https://nhorton.people.amherst.edu/statfest.


Research Analyst Position at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Each year we recruit Research Analysts to work closely with the economists in our Research group; at the moment, we are recruiting research analysts to start this spring or summer.  We request your assistance in finding talented seniors to fill these positions.  Your familiarity with undergraduates at your institution will be of tremendous help in this effort.

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 who choose to apply to graduate school are consistently accepted by top programs; others pursue 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.  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, 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.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of research analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply. As a representative of your institution and student body, we ask that you please help us in passing this message along to any candidates you may know who may be otherwise hesitant to apply.

Click here for more details about the Research Analyst position. Applications are being accepted now, on a rolling basis, here. It is recommended that candidates apply as soon as possible.


Undergraduate Research in Network Analysis of Climate Change Studies in Ecology

This project is a spatiotemporal study using network analysis to identify how climate change is studied in ecology. It focuses on using keyword co-occurrence networks to identify links between certain topics and track how these topics are related in time and space. Students applying to this project are expected to take it on as their primary research project and will take the lead on it (i.e. if/when the project is published, they would be the first author). The immediate supervisor, Eliza Grames, is a second year PhD student whose research focuses on modeling sensitivity of songbirds to forest fragmentation. For more information, click here.

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter and a resume to eliza.grames@uconn.edu.

If you have questions, please contact eliza.grames@uconn.edu.


Summer Analyst Internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Summer Analyst Internship program provides undergraduates an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the work done by the Research and Statistics Group.   Over the course of the summer, our economists—whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics—work closely with Summer Analysts on long-term, academically orientated research projects as well as current public policy work. In addition to their daily responsibilities, summer analysts attend events and weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide a broad and extensive overview of the Bank’s responsibilities and operations. In addition to serving as a prime learning opportunity for undergraduates interested in economic research, the summer analyst program also establishes a strong pool of candidates for recruitment into the full-time Research Analyst position at the FRBNY upon graduation.

 

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Summer 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.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of summer analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply.

 

Applications for the Summer Analyst position are being accepted now at http://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/current_opportunities.html. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by November 1. Click here for a brochure with details about the full-time Research Analyst position, which the Summer Analyst position is largely modeled after.


Graduate Program Opportunities

University Application Deadline Type of Degree Area/Field
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill December 12 Masters or PhD Mathematics
University of Missouri January 15 (for Fall applicants)

October 15 (for Spring applicants)

Masters or PhD Statistics
Emory University January 5 (for merit scholarship consideration)

May 1 (preferred last day for international students)

July 15 (preferred last day)

August 2 (application closes at 5 pm)

Masters or PhD Biostatistics

Bioinformatics