Economics faculty looking for top microeconomics students to review and correct captions for instructional videos

28 Aug

Economics faculty looking for top microeconomics students (all A grades in Econ 100A, 100B and 100C) to review and correct the captions for instructional videos.

Captioning of intermediate microeconomics videos was crowdsourced to non-economists.  Mostly they do a great job, but some of the captioning is inaccurate either because the economics vocabulary is wrong or general confusion.  We need a few sharp students who are (1) fluent in English and (2) know intermediate microeconomics well to go through the captions and correct these mistakes.  The captions are in a text file.  The job involves watching the video and the captions and then correcting the text file with the captions.

Here are some more details:

One of the graduate students who has been doing this work will train you.

You will be sent the links to the videos. You can work on this project at home – there is no need to come to campus.

We are looking for someone who can start working now and is able to put in at least 15 hours per week.  We are not sure how many weeks this job will last but likely to the start of classes.

You will be paid $11.00 per hour.

Please contact Melissa Famulari ( if you are interested in this job.

Positions are open until filled.

Project Opportunity with the office of Councilmember Ed Harris

27 Aug

From the Office of Councilmember Ed Harris – Project Opportunity for a student in the Department of Economics:

We are interested in completing an audit of the ‘parkade’ parking lot which is a part of the Civic Center complex. The parking lot is owned by the City, but leased to a private company. We would like to determine how many parking spaces the lot holds, and the various payment options (monthly/daily/hourly), as well as the approximate percentage of the lot that is occupied by each payment category on a daily basis. With this information we would like to be able to determine what sort of income the parking lot generates, and then compare this to the lease.

There would be no set hours for this project, only a completion date which could be set after a meeting between the Councilmember and an interested student/group of students to make sure it was realistic.

We believe that this would be a great opportunity for a student to get some experience working with local government on a project that could impact negotiations over City assets in the future.

If you are interested in this project, please  contact Council Representative, Tarrant Seautelle (a UCSD Alumnus) for more information:

Exciting Internship Opportunity for Economics Majors at WTRI

12 Aug

Exciting Internship Opportunity for Economics Majors

WTRI is a company started by university academics in order to create a path for applying research on decision making and performance to problems in organizations and companies.   The research of WTRI principals had become known in the industry and many clients such as IBM, Siemens, most of the major mining companies and some large pharma companies have taken advantage of their expertise. We have also published a number of papers in academic journals and books on the topic of the cognitive science of work and business.

WTRI is seeking between 2 to six undergraduate interns who would like an opportunity to work on client engagements while at the same time building up their own resumes with research experience.

This opportunity would be particularly beneficial to those students who expect to continue their education at the graduate level or who wish to have exposure to actual commercial work with clients. Preference will be given to economics majors with strong quantitative skills or programming experience. Experience with Virtual Worlds is a plus. Experience in applications for business very desirable as are skills in statistical programs and advanced mathematics or mathematical modeling.

Compensation is $12-$15 per hour for up to 20 hours a week.

WTRI is seeking individuals who are mature, inquisitive, reliable, self-directed and find the subjects of decision making, performance and business interesting. The company culture is relaxed with a belief in open communications among colleagues so a sense of humor is an advantage. Interns are treated as key members of the WTRI team, may have opportunities to travel with the research teams and will be taught important research skills and will have the opportunity to interact with clients.

If you have an interest in one of these internship positions:

Email a resume to with “NSF 2014 WTRI Internship Program” in the subject line.

Career Opportunities at Mathematica

8 Aug

Mathematica is a nationally recognized research organization that conducts social policy studies on disability, early childhood, education, family support, health, labor, nutrition, and international issues. Our mission is to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the work we do for our clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations.

Some of the current open opportunities include:

Program Associate

Health Program Associate

Technical Human Services Associate

To review all of Mathematic’s open positions, please visit their Career Opportunities page


Goldman Sachs is currently seeking alumni for Operations, Data Strats – Associate/Vice President (Salt Lake City)

8 Aug

Goldman Sachs is currently seeking alumni for Operations, Data Strats – Associate/Vice President (Salt Lake City). 

Operations Data Strats is a team of internal technical consultants to the Operations Division. The team focuses on improving the quality, scalability, and accessibility of data to capitalize on new commercial opportunities, enable process improvements and big data analytics. Team members interact with end users and senior management to understand current issues in Operations, gaining broad exposure to the division’s and the firm’s business activities. They rapidly produce and oversee the development of software to meet high impact business needs while working concurrently on multiple projects of limited duration. The Operations Division partners with all areas of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading and asset management capabilities to clients around the world along with essential risk management and control, preserving and enhancing the firm’s assets and its reputation. Ideal candidates should have 3+ years of experience.

To apply, login to Port Triton  – job # 789135

Interested in working for the CIA? Attend the MyWorkster Recruit OC Career Fair (8/26) at UCI for Interview Opportunities

6 Aug

CIA representatives will attend the MyWorkster Recruit OC Career Fair on 26 August 2014 at UC Irvine.  The representatives will remain the following day (27 August) to conduct interviews for the positions listed below.  In order to be selected for an interview, interested applicants must apply online at the CIA website ( for one or more (up to 4) of the positions.  For convenience, a link is provided for each listed position.  Interested persons don’t have to attend the fair in order to be selected for an interview.  Once the application is submitted, the applicant should send an email to Francis K. at indicating what position(s) the applicant applied for and noting interest in the 27 August interview date.

Examples of  open positions:

Resource Analyst

Contracting Officer –

Data Scientist –


Asia Investment Banking Conference 2014 – Student-run Conference with Case-Study Competition (Winners fast-tracked to a Credit Suisse summer internship in 2015!)

6 Aug

AIBC 2014


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