Career Events

All Majors Career Fair 2/13!

The Hegi Family Career Development Center Invites you to participate in the SMU Spring 2024 All Major Career and Internship Fair on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024. The fair will take place in the Hughes Trigg Student Center Ballroom located on the first level.

This Career Fair is open to all undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni from the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman School of Law, Cox School of Business, Simmons School of Education, Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, and Meadows School of the Arts. Employers will be seeking candidates for full and part-time positions and internships.

We also welcome you to take advantage of the opportunity to network and gather general information about top employers in the DFW area as well as across the country!

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Career Events

Spring ’24 ECON Career Events

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Research & Academia

Predoctoral Fellow in Economics 70 % – University of Zurich

The Department of Economics at the University of Zurich, a leading European research department, representing a wide range of research interests in all areas of economics, invites applicants for the position of a pre-doctoral research fellow in Economics.

The predoctoral fellow receives an appointment of one to two years and will work closely with Prof. Ferrari on several projects on Firm behavior and supply chains fragility.

Your responsibilities

The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in carrying out and developing cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research.

We expect to involve the candidate in different stages of research, including brainstorming, literature reviews, empirical design, model building, data processing, data analysis, data visualization and writing.

Your profile

The candidate must possess (at the time of starting) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with excellent grades in Economics or another quantitative field (such as, but not limited to, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics).

We are looking for a person who enjoys independent problem-solving and thrives on taking high-level directional advice and then running with this advice as far as possible. A willingness to work hard, be self-motivated and learn will be essential for doing well in this position.

Candidates need experience with Stata and Matlab/Python/Julia. Knowledge of other statistical programs such as R is welcome.

Candidates also need some experience in solving theoretical models of firm behavior. This can be demonstrated by successful performance in Master level courses such as Trade or Industrial Organization.

Very good oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of German is not required.

What we offer

This position offers a range of on-the-job learning opportunities and mentoring from a faculty supervisor in an inspiring and interdisciplinary academic environment. The predoctoral fellow will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of international researchers.

The predoctoral position is a full-time commitment, combines research work with learning activities, and is ideal for a recent graduate who is interested in going on to do a PhD in Economics.

Place of work

Schönberggasse 1, Zürich, Switzerland

Start of employment

Employment start date: earliest July 2024, latest October 2024. Flexible start.

Length of commitment: The appointment will be for one year and can be extended by an additional year.

Please submit your application by February 15th, 2024 (including motivation letter, CV, academic transcripts).

Complete applications should be submitted via the UZH job portal.

The screening of applications will start on February 15th, 2024.

Research & Academia

Research Assistant – London School of Economics and Political Science


Location: London
Salary: £33,558 to £38,541 per annum inclusive with potential to progress to £41,404 pa inclusive of London allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2024
This is a fixed term appointment for one year, with the potential to extend to two years. The start date is flexible between May 1 and July 29, 2024.

Associate Professor Michael Callen is looking to hire one highly skilled and motivated pre-doctoral research assistant to work as part of his research team for at least a year. The position will involve assistance with all stages of empirical research in development economics, behavioral economics, and political economy, with an emphasis on fragile states.

The selected candidate will be expected to analyze survey data, administrative data, and intervention monitoring data. Good writing skills are valued, as the selected candidate will participate in drafting policy briefs, grant applications and reports. The Research Assistant will work closely together with Professor Callen and other academic economists at LSE and other top research universities.

Candidates should have:

  • Experience conducting statistical analyses using Stata and other statistical software;
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, political science, computer science, or related disciplines
  • Interest in a career in economic research
  • Strong programming skills and confidence with the use of different data management software
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, and high attention to detail
  • Ability to convey complex technical information in a clear and accurate manner (oral and written)
  • Ability to manage own areas of responsibility independently without constant direct supervision

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working, and excellent training and development opportunities.

If interested, please apply here.

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page.

Should you have any queries about the role, please email

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5th February 2024 (23.59 UK time).

Federal Government

Department of Labor 2024 Student Opportunities

The Department of Labor (DOL) is announcing an opportunity to participate in their Student Volunteer Program that will afford them a chance to support DOL’s mission in Summer 2024.

The 10-week career-exploration program (June 10 – August 16, 2024) offers a unique platform for students to learn about DOL and apply their academic knowledge and experiences to in-person, real-world scenarios through student trainee positions.

Workshops will be conducted to provide students with information related to DOL student volunteer opportunities, how to write a Federal resume, and share insights on various Federal civil service careers.

This is a limited opportunity, so we encourage students to register to attend an upcoming workshop as soon as possible.

Otherwise, students interested in applying directly to the announcement can do so by applying online, via USAJOBS – Job Announcement.

Please contact the Student Programs Office at if you have any questions.

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Business Consulting and Services

Full-time Intern Opportunity at Penta Group — Summer 2024

Penta Group is announcing an upcoming full-time internship opportunity, with start dates in summer 2024, for current juniors (rising seniors as of 2024). Penta is the world’s first comprehensive stakeholder solutions firm located in Washington D.C.

Interested students may apply here. Applications close on Monday, February 5th at 11 pm ET. Additionally,  virtual info sessions will be held on Wednesday, January 24th at 5 pm ET and Wednesday, January 31st at 5 pm ET. Applicants can sign up for the sessions here.

Banking & Finance

JPMorgan Chase 2024 AHL Fellowship Program – Commercial Banking

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Banking & Finance

JPMorgan Chase 2024 ABP Fellowship Program – Commercial Banking

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Research & Academia

Summer ’24 Fellowship Opportunity at the University of Chicago – Energy Policy Institute

A team of predoctoral fellows, working with Michael Greenstone, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and director of the Energy Policy Institute (EPIC),  is looking for students currently in their penultimate year to join as research fellows for summer 2024. The team works on a variety of topics in energy and environmental economics, ranging from solar energy to pollution to the effects of climate change.

Applications are open until March 5th. Any students interested in the fellowship are encouraged to apply here.

Federal Government

BLS Opportunity

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is holding information sessions about the Student Monthly Labor Review (MLR) to introduce the program to undergraduate students. The Student MLR is a pilot program available under the MLR banner that is dedicated to publishing social science research by undergraduate students. The program provides an opportunity for students to refine their analytical abilities, receive comments from experienced professionals, develop their research conjectures for graduate study, gain professional experience, and produce new knowledge. Subjects that the Student MLR publishes include, but are not exclusive to, demographics, labor economics, prices, environment, community research, and social statistics. Check out the MLR factsheet for more details.

The two information sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 10:00 AM ET and on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 5:00 PM ET. Note that both events will present the same information. Registration is required and available online at