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October 2014

In this newsletter:
- General Resources & Announcements

- Graduate School Information
- Research Opportunities
- Internships, Jobs & Recruiting Events


Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection (LARC)
October 24, 2014, Boston, MA
LARC is a combination Career Fair and Interview Day that affords employers the opportunity to meet and interview students from eight highly selective liberal arts colleges.

Is your resume ATS-ready?
When applying to large companies, your materials will likely be evaluated by an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) before they reach hiring staff. Here are 7 tips to optimize your resume for these systems. (Via BrazenCareerist)

Get a head start on preparing for internship or job interviews!
While great application materials can get you an interview, only a great interview will lead to a hire offer. The Lazarus Center for Career Development offers several workshops throughout the year to help students build and practice their interviewing skills, and career advisors are available for one-on-one mock interviews (call 413-585-2582 to schedule). Additional interviewing resources are available on our web site..

Engineering and Medicine: Third Annual SINAInnovations Conference
November 18-19, 2014
Stern Auditorium, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Free, but registration is required
An outstanding list of speakers and demonstrations will explore the expanding interface between engineering and medicine, and how it is transforming all aspects of health care. Keynote Speakers include: Eric Topol, Director, Scripps Translational Science institute; Jun Wang, Director of Beijing Genomics Institute; Miguel Nicolelis, Duke University;  Andrew Conrad, Director, Google[x]; Shirley Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Benedetta Piantella, Co Founder, GROUND Lab. Session topics include:  Breakthroughs in material science, nanotechnology and imaging; Genomics and personalized medicine; Transformative technologies including apps, software and mobile technologies; Engineering to improve global health.

Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation (DPMI) Training
Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA
DPMI is a short, professional certificate program that provides intensive, hands-on training in project design, management, and facilitation, and is ideal for graduate students or gifted undergrads with an interest in domestic or international development. We are now accepting applications for 2015. In January, DPMI will be offered in Monterey and Rwanda, and in June, it will be offered in Monterey, Washington D.C., and Kenya.


Thayer School of Engineering Information Session
Thursday, October 9, 12:15-1:15pm
Smith College Campus Center 205
The Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M.) Program ( is a professional degree program offered by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for their careers in technology, transitioning from engineers to technology managers and positions of leadership.

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Biomed Virtual Grad Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from 25+ biomedical sciences graduate institutions during this live 2 day event.  Save your valuable time by meeting school representatives in live chat sessions online. Have your questions answered without ever leaving the comfort of your computer. Only a one-time registration is required to meet multiple schools. Option to upload your CV prior to the event (although not required)
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University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering / Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Wednesday, October 29, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. Located in the dynamic city of Los Angeles, USC offers extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research.  The Viterbi School of Engineering, ranked in the top graduate engineering schools by U.S. News & World Report, has students pursuing graduate degrees in over 50 specializations. Learn about the wide range of Master's and Doctoral Programs in engineering and opportunities for summer undergraduate research. Students with a background in engineering, math, or hard science (such as physics, chemistry, or biology) are welcome to attend.

University of Rochester Open House for Prospective Graduate Students in Biostatistics
Saturday, November 1, 2014
The global demand for professionals and academics with advanced training in the statistical sciences is extremely strong and continues to grow.  This event will provide students potentially interested in graduate study in biostatistics and statistics with an opportunity to learn about our programs, to meet with current students, faculty, and program alumni, and to gain some perspective on the many career opportunities this exciting field has to offer.


National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program.


This is a selection of current listings. Use E-Access to find additional postings and details on the opportunities below.

2015 Spring Internship
U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Areas of research include materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Visit to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience!
Benefits: 16 weeks (January 5- April 24) engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist/ engineer; career development workshops/ lab tours; $500 per week stipend and limited travel reimbursement /housing allowance (for those who qualify)

United Launch Alliance (ULA) Summer 2015 Internships
As the premier rocket launch company for both private and government sector satellites, ULA is always looking for ways add new talent and strengthen our company.  As an equal opportunity employer, ULA works to extend application opportunities to everyone. ULA has internship opportunities available for electrical, aerospace, mechanical, civil, and industrial engineering,  computer science, physics, and math majors;  for sophomore through graduate students. Interns will be placed at one of the ULA locations: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL;  Decatur, AL; Harlingen, TX; Denver, CO; Vandenberg AFB, CA. Internships will start in May/June 2015 and last for 10 weeks.  ULA internships are paid positions.  Early applications are highly encouraged.

Office of Science and Technology Policy Spring 2015 Internship Program
The Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2015 Policy Internship Program.  The application deadline is 11:59pm October 17, 2014. Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be actively enrolled during the Spring 2015 semester are welcome to apply. Information and application instructions are available at
About OSTP.  The Office of Science and Technology Policy advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The office serves as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans and programs of the Federal Government.
About the Internship Program.  Interns are accepted for one of three annual terms (Spring, Summer, or Fall), which each last no more than 90 days. While these positions are without compensation, the assignments provide educational enrichment, practical work experience, and network opportunities with other individuals in the science and technology policy arena.



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