Kaplan Course Giveaway – 12 Days of Giving

imagesKaplan Test Prep – 12 Days of Giving

Enter to win a free Kaplan course of your choice*.

‘Tis the holiday season and we are here to make it a bit more joyful.  Are you a future doctor, lawyer, CEO or someone else on the road to grad school that can use a little boost?  Enter to win our 12 Days of Giving contestfor a chance to win a free Kaplan course of your choice*!

Starting December 10th, visit us daily for your chance to win with a daily entry at www.kaptest.com/12days.  You can enter each daily drawing once, giving you up to 12 chances to win!

The winners chose from the following course options: GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT and PCAT. 


Vitaliy Kovalinskiy

UC Santa Barbara Campus Manager

UC-Merced, CalPoly-SLO, CSUF

Graduate Programs



Skype: vitaliy.kovalinskiy



GESI – Undergraduate Research Summer Program


Are you passionate about global change, committed to learning by doing, and ready to engage in hands-on global development?

 The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) at Northwestern University will equip you to:

  • Work directly with local communities and community organizations in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, India, South Africa, or Uganda
  • Earn two Northwestern course credits (equivalent to six semester hours)
  • Live with a host family and immerse yourself in another culture for eight weeks
  • Work in teams of undergraduates to design and implement a development project in microfinance, social enterprise, education, environmental sustainability, global health, and more

GESI brings together a diverse team of bright, motivated undergraduates from across the country and across academic disciples who share a passion for global change and a desire to develop their leadership and intercultural skills.

You are eligible for GESI if:

  • You are a current undergraduate or recent graduate.
  • Your cumulative GPA is 2.0 to 2.5 or higher (exceptions made for students who provide written plan for raising their GPA).
  • For applicants to sites in Bolivia, Dominican Republic, or Nicaragua, you have taken at least one year of college-level Spanish language courses, or the equivalent during high school. There is no language requirements for the other sites.
  • You are open-minded, flexible, and humble.

Engage directly with local communities:

 GESI 2013 – Dominican Republic:

The team worked with local community leaders to research and address issues of access to and affordability of clean water.  GESI participants found local producers of filter components, and redesigned expensive water filters, making them 55% less costly, and 70% more efficient in filtration.  They worked with area leaders to market the new filters, and to set up payment plans for purchasers.

GESI 2013 – Uganda:

GESI participants worked with community members and health workers to increase access to information about common, local diseases.  They assembled a group of volunteers to learn about these diseases, how to tell them apart, and where to seek treatment.  The volunteers continued to spread information, and used manuals equipped with this information to present to their communities.

Ready to take the next step?

To learn more about GESI, and how to apply, go to www.gesi.northwestern.edu.  Be sure to fill out our survey here to receive more information.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Early deadlines are December 15, 2013 and January 15, 2014, for guaranteed first choice placement if accepted into the program.  Final deadline is March 1, 2014, but please apply early, as spaces will fill.

If you have questions and want to speak to a member of the GESI staff, please contact us at gesi@northwestern.edu or 847.491.5932.

Research Fellow, Stanford Law School

Stanford Law School is currently accepting applications for Research Fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year.
This is an excellent opportunity for those considering graduate school and/or law school in the future. Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and MIT and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from diverse academic backgrounds, including economics, political science, history, applied math, public policy, statistics, and computer science.
A complete job description and information about the application process can be found here..

UCSB Washington (UCDC) or the UC Center in Sacramento (UCCS) programs

Are you looking for valuable and challenging academic and work experience?

Then you should seriously consider the UCSB Washington (UCDC) or the UC Center in Sacramento (UCCS) programs. These residential programs, which combine internships and research in our state and national capitals, are open to juniors and seniors of all majors. Students who are financial aid recipients are eligible for supplementary financial aid awards.

Students who attend UCDC and UCCS rate the programs as their most valuable experiences as undergraduates. The programs place students right in the middle of dynamic cities, surrounded by history and alive with culture, providing all majors with a multi-dimensional educational experience. The programs also allow students to undertake cultural and social activities while participating in an academic program.

Application materials and further information are available on the undergraduate education website: http://www.duels.ucsb.edu/opportunities. Internship information is available online and from the UCDC staff in 2110 North Hall, 893-3090, or by email at ucdc@Ltsc.ucsb.edu.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Monday, September 30, 5-6pm in 2212 North Hall
Wednesday, October 9, 5-6pm in 2212 North Hall

Application Deadlines


UCDC Spring 2014 – November 15

UCCS Winter 2014 – October 25

UCCS Spring 2013 – January 17

For more information contact:

Angelica Arce (Program Coordinator) and Grace Butler (Program Assistant)
UCDC and UCCS Program
2110 North Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara
(805) 893-3090

Excellent Career Opportunities

fdic-logo (1)Two career opportunities have recently been promoted to our department.   Both are for recent graduates, but may also be for those students graduating within the Fall quarter.

The FDIC is looking for Research Assistants and the NY Federal Reserve Bank if interested in hiring a Research Analystdownload

Both of these positions would be excellent opportunities for students who are interested in Economics and possibly pursuing an advanced degree.

Job Opportunities for Research Assistants at the Federal Reserve Board

        The Federal Reserve Board is hiring Research Assistants during the Fall recruitment season, October – November, and the Spring recruitment season, February – March.  We appreciate your referral of interested and qualified students.

Each year, the Federal Reserve Board hires about 40 recent undergraduates in economics, math, or related fields as RAs.  These positions are highly competitive and very quantitative in nature.  While at the Board, RAs work closely with economists and analysts on a broad range of topics covering real-world policy issues and academic-type research.  After their time at the Board, many of our RAs move on to top graduate school programs.

To be considered for these positions, candidates must submit application materials by September 30 for Fall recruitment and by January 31 for Spring recruitment.  Complete application instructions are available at http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/ra.htm.

A limited number of summer internships are also available each year.  Application procedures and deadline information for this program can be found at http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/internships.htm.