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MA Career Development Workshop

MA Career Development Workshop

GSP staff regularly host a career development workshop for our Mercatus MA Fellows. This workshop, which meets approximately every two weeks, brings together Mercatus staff and scholars as well as outside guests and program alumni from the government and the nonprofit sector. Workshop sessions focus on skill building, networking, and learning about a variety of future job opportunities. The workshop features a rotating list of topics.

Previous workshops focused on:

  • Overviews of Austrian economics, Public Choice, and institutional analysis
  • Introductions to Mercatus policy research areas
  • Writing for a policy audience, including training on op-eds and regulatory public interest comments 
  • Econometrics 
  • Media training
  • Public speaking
  • Resume and cover letter workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Utilizing the Mercatus network for internships and jobs
The Spring 2015 workshop schedule will include:

  • Media writing and communication
  • Austrian Business Cycle Theory 
  • Advanced econometrics, a two-day seminar on State and R
  • Data visualization
  • Short form writing
  • Reading group discussions with visiting scholars David Skarbek, Timur Kuran and Benjamin Powell