Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Spring Break

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal agency created in 2011 by the Dodd-Frank Act, regulates consumer financial products: mortgages, student loans, credit cards, credit reporting services, payday loans, auto loans, and any other product that’s pitched to everyday Americans by banks and other financial institutions.

From March 18 – 20, they are having a Spring Break at CFPB for current undergraduate students. Students will spend three days at our headquarters in Washington DC, meeting CFPB staff, attending presentations, and taking part in activities. We will highlight everything the bureau does, with a focus on our Operations division (that solves our logistical issues in innovative ways), our Research, Markets, and Regulations division (which does original economic research), and our Supervision office (which ensures that banks and non-banks are complying with the law). We will also have general information about opportunities for internships and employment in the federal government and CFPB specifically.

This is an excellent opportunity for any student who will be in the DC area over spring break and is interested in economics, public policy, the financial markets, or the federal government. We have a limited number of slots available, so any student who is interested should contact the CFPB at bruce.arthur@cfpb.gov ASAP.

Go get 'em Terps!