Friday, May 18, 2012

Its never to early to plan for summer 2013!

Undergraduate summer research opportunities for economics students are available from ICPSR (a data resource used by many students in econometrics). Applications are typically due in February for the following summer. If you enjoy research, this would be a great experience and serve as a great signal to future graduate programs and employers.

I will remind students in econometrics this fall about the opportunity, but go ahead and mark you calendars!

Some basic information (you can see that ECON 448 gets you ready!):

Qualifications:

Strong academic credentials
  • Knowledge of a statistical software package such as SPSS, SAS, or Stata
  • Previous experience with social science research via work or class project
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments at once, and manage ambiguity
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels

Compensation:

$3,000 - $5000* stipend, room and partial-board in university housing, and a scholarship covering the cost of fees, texts, and materials for coursework in the ICPSR Summer Program.