The undergraduate economics program at the University of Maryland is taught by award-winning faculty and focuses on developing critical thinking, data analysis, and problem-solving skills. Our majors learn both quantitative and qualitative analysis and an advanced quantitative course is required for graduation. In addition, over 20% of our students are double majors, most commonly in business, computer science, or mathematics. Our graduates have thrived in business, finance, government, policy, and research institutions and can conduct economic analysis to inform business decisions, interpret and apply descriptive and inferential statistics, and use conceptual and quantitative tools to assess the effectiveness of programs and interventions. Bring the power of a top research institution to your business today!

Ways to Interact with our Students

What are Pop-Up Shops?

The Economics Employer Pop-Up Shops provide an opportunity to educate students about your organization and its opportunities, while also facilitating networking between the students and organization representatives. While classes are being offered online, Pop-Up Shops are conducted virtually and generally last for 1.5 hours. They begin with a short panel discussion with all participating employers (around 5) and then break-out rooms where each employer can facilitate a small group discussion.

If the employer is actively recruiting for a position, we partner with the University Career Center to facilitate a virtual on-campus recruiting event that can make the interviewing process streamlined.

When in-person learning once again becomes the norm, the Pop-Up Shops usually last 3-4 hours and can occur anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. We will advertise the hours to Economic majors as a drop in and employers can choose to meet with students in small groups or individually. The Shop is usually preceded with an opportunity to briefly speak with an ECON class to offer a short introduction to their career path and/or tips they will be sharing during the Shop hours.

How Will my Organization Benefit by Attending a Pop-Up Shop?

Pop-Up Shops accomplish several things at once. Students prefer events where they can interact one-on-one with potential employers so you’ll be raising your organizations profile by attending. You’ll be able to directly recruit for open positions or help students prepare for future opportunities. By providing advice on everything from coursework to resumes, you’ll provide students with direction to succeed upon graduation.

What Have Employers Talked About in the Past?

Pop-Up Shops give you opportunities to educate students about what’s most important to your organization. Past participants have shared organizational goals; provided tips for students to get the most out of their academic experience; given advice about getting into the field; and accepted resumes for job or internship openings. 

When Are Pop-Up Shops Held?

For 2021-22 academic year, we will hold four Pop-Up Shops:

  • Thursday, September 9 3:30-5:00 (specifically for consulting firms or early hiring schedules)
  • Wednesday, October 20 3:30-5:00
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022 3:30-5:00
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022 3:30-5:00

Interested in Participating?

Contact the Department of Economics Career Outreach Strategist, Ronda Ansted and fill out our Interest Form.

How Do Career Fairs Work During COVID?

The University of Maryland has transitioned to virtual career fairs. In the past, the Department of Economics has held career fairs specific to Economics majors, but has transitioned to Pop-Up Shop coupled with On-Campus Recruiting.

For organizations participating in the campus-wide Career Fair, we advertise all relevant organizations to our students through our blog, weekly newsletter, and in-class announcements.

How Will my Organization Benefit?

Career Fairs are excellent ways to build your brand on campus and find talented candidates within a short amount of time. Our virtual Career Fair is integrated into our Jobs Board platform which makes posting jobs, reviewing resumes, and interviewing students a straight-forward process.

When Are Career Fairs Held?

For Spring 2021, the Spring Career & Internship Fair for all majors will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12:00 - 5:00 pm  EST.

Interested in Participating?

Learn more at the University Career Center.

What is Intern For a Day?

Intern for a Day is an in-depth workplace site visit for in-person job shadowing experiences to explore potential career fields. During COVID, the university has transitioned to a virtual informational interviewing experience.

Interested in Participating?

Learn more about the event. Contact the Department of Economics Career Outreach Strategist, Ronda Ansted.

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