For many, the Economics major provides a useful background for a business career, while for others the major is preparation for graduate study in law, economics or public policy. Economics is relevant for students interested in employment in politics anhttp://www.csun.edu/node/14411/editd public policy analysis, the financial services sector (banking, insurance), as industry analysts (health care, entertainment, energy), consumer affairs, international affairs, teaching and research, law, business consulting, government work and journalism. Salaries earned by economics majors nationwide are highly competitive. Employers rank economics as one of the most desirable majors.
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2016 Global Internship Program
City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career.
Placements are available in banking and financial services, art, fashion and design, marketing, advertising and PR, consulting and professional services, entertainment, media and journalism, law and politics and lastly, technology and engineering.
Interested students are advised to apply ASAP to secure a spot. You can read more about the program on the home page: http://city-internships.com/
Students can apply here: http://city-internships.com/apply/
Tutoring for Student Athletes
FDIC Research Fellows program
January 21, 2015
Matador Network Program
The N Crowd in the Office of Alumni Relations would like to share with you an exciting, new online resource for students: The Matador Network. The CSUN Career Center and CSUN Alumni Association have proudly partnered together to launch this student-alumni mentoring network. It is an online database that brings together students and CSUN Alumni who can share their professional journey. The goal is to provide a setting for students to establish connections and prepare for the transition to post-colligate life. At the present moment, there are already over 500 alumni mentors in the system from all departments on campus, several of which are from the Economics Department. Interested students would need to simply create an online profile and can search for mentors through a variety of filters which include major and industry.
This tool will prove invaluable to student success. For further information and to sign up:
We are always working to recruit additional mentors, so alumni are invited to take part in the program.
January 23, 2014
Executive Leadership Summer Intern Program with PennyMac
PennyMac is looking for excellent students with strong leadership qualities that have an interest in joining our Executive Leadership Summer Intern Program; all majors within the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics are welcome to apply. Although GPA isn't everything, we're looking primarily for students with at least a 3.5. Participation in campus organizations and/or work experience is also a plus. The program will begin mid-June and run 8-10 weeks.
Program participants are paired with a mentor and provided with the opportunity to participate in valuable learning opportunities. In addition to daily job functions they are also assigned a project that will be presented to an executive panel at the end of the summer.
January 30, 2015
CA Dept of Insurance - Job Opportunity
The California Department of Insurance will soon be hiring for our entry-level Insurance Rate Analyst position (pdf). In order to become eligible for a hiring interview, candidates first need to take and pass the Examination which is comprised of a written test.
Attached is the announcement for the upcoming Examination. The application deadline is March 24, 2015 and the examination will be held toward the end of April 2015. Please note that the standard State application form must be submitted. https://www.insurance.ca.gov/0500-about-us/04-employment/02-exams/upload/5IN03.pdf
We are taking steps to post this position in your career center, but I thought personal outreach to Department/Program faculty would be a nice compliment to the database approach.
I started with the Department of Insurance in this very Insurance Rate Analyst position 14 years ago and have had a great tenure here. There are two bureaus that hire from this job class, the Field Rating and Underwriting Bureau, the analysts of which travel to insurance company headquarters all over the country to audit their rating, sales and marketing practices for compliance with California law (positions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento). And the Rate Regulation Bureaus, the analysts of which review insurance company rate applications; these analysts do not travel (positions in Los Angeles and San Francisco).
We are seeking candidates that are interested in learning the business of insurance, and who will be great contributors in a team environment, yet are independent in a way that would enable them to succeed in various locations and corporate environments as they travel and interact with insurers. The opportunities for learning and growth are vast in this Department and I hope you’ll share this announcement with eager and talented students who are seeking employment this spring/summer.
Andrea J. Toth
Chief, Field Rating and Underwriting Bureau
California Department of Insurance
March 11, 2015
City Internships scholarship opportunity
April 23, 2015
Bloomberg is Coming to CSUN on July 23rd- Bloomberg Aptitude Test
Bloomberg will be hosting their Aptitude Test once again for this summer, fall, and spring. Is it possible that you may help us post this on the economic department website to spread the word? All the listed dates and times are below. You may also mention my name if you want, in case any students have any questions. I am the campus ambassador and my contact email is .
Thursday, July 23rd at 3:00pm-5:00pm
Friday, September 25th at 9:00am-11:00am
Friday, November 27th at 9:00am-11:00am
Friday, February 12th at 9:00am-11:00am
Friday, April 15th at 9:00am-11:00am
Interested in a career in finance?
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What is the BAT?
The Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) is a free aptitude exam that helps students discover their strengths across 8 key performance areas in business and finance and connect with employers looking to fill internship and full-time entry level positions.
After taking the BAT, student scores are anonymously entered into the Bloomberg Talent Search database, which is searched daily by over 20,000 Bloomberg clients. The BAT allows students of all majors and ages to compete on a level playing field for the most sought after career opportunities in the finance industry.
June 24, 2015
Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) Paid Internship
The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at University of Maryland is once again taking applications for the JPSM Junior Fellows Program, a 10 week summer internship for rising Juniors and Seniors. To be eligible, students need to have a 3.5 GPA or higher, be US citizens, and be a Junior or Senior in the 2016/2017 academic year. Fellows will be placed in survey methodology internships at various Federal Statistical Agencies in Washington DC. The internship is paid and housing is provided.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website: http://jointprogram.umd.edu/undergrad/JuniorFellows.
Aftermarket Services is looking for an excellent candidate to fill a Financial Analyst position at their Chatsworth location. If you are interested in this position, please read below for further information.
AEA Summer Training Program and Scholarship Program
Since 1974, the AEA Summer Training Program (AEASP) and Scholarship Program have increased diversity by preparing undergraduates for doctoral programs in economics and related disciplines. The program will be held at Michigan State University next year. The anticipated deadline for undergraduate students to apply is January 31, 2016.
For more information and to apply, please visit their website: https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEASP/
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) has just announced the availability of HACU Summer and Fall internship opportunities. These are paid student internships with federal agencies such as the Veteran's Administration, US Department of Commerce, US Department of Health & Human Services, the National Science Foundation and the Library of Congress. HACU also offers paid corporate sector internships with such corporations such as AETNA, Deloitte, Ford Motor Co., General Electric, Home Depot and Sodexo. Students in your College can apply for these internships and can be placed in Washington D.C. or other major cities. The following are Summer & Fall, 2016 HACU internship dates and deadlines:
Summer 2016 Internship Dates are: June 3, 2016 - August 13, 2016
June 17, 2016 - August 27, 2016
Application Deadline: February 15, 2016
Fall, 2016 Internship Dates are: August 25, 2016 - December 10, 2016
Application Deadline: June 17, 2016
Students can apply on line at: www.hacu.net/hnip.