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March 2015

In this newsletter:
- General Resources & Announcements

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


Smith-Tuck Business Bridge Program, May 2015
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Smith College are excited to launch the Smith-Tuck Business Bridge Program. This marks the first time the program will be delivered by Tuck faculty at another undergraduate institution in the U.S. While primarily for Smith students, the program will also be open to women from other high-caliber institutions. Qualifications and application instructions. Deadline has been extended to April 1, 2015

March and April workshops and programs at the Lazarus Center for Career Development
Topics include finding summer and full-time opportunities, creating effective application materials, interviewing, negotiating salaries, and more.

Lazarus Center Peer Advisors are available to assist with a resume, cover letter, or getting started on an internship search. Drop-In hours: M-F 11am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. Peer advisors are also available Tuesdays 7:30pm-9pm in Campus Center 102.


What makes a strong graduate school personal statement?
Most graduate programs require applicants to submit a personal statement, which is a letter to the admissions committee. Your personal statement is also a sample of your writing, attention to detail, and logic. Questions are usually variations on: Why our school/program? What has prepared you for it? Why now in your life? Graduate schools have several reasons for giving you a chance to "speak" to them through a personal statement. Read more here.


Summer Research Internships at the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY
E-Access Job ID# 35352
Application deadline: March 20, 2015
This is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects. The majority of the students selected will be majoring in technical fields such as Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. For basic information on the areas of research that selected interns will be working in please view the AFRL/RI Core Competencies using the link ( For applicants who reside more than 70 miles from Rome, NY, allowances will be available to help cover the cost of travel and living expenses if you are selected for a position.

Summer 2015 Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Nanotechnology and Biomedicine at University of Georgia
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2015
Hands-on and interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of nanotechnology and biomedicine will bring participants recruited nationally to the University of Georgia campus for 10 weeks in the summer of 2015. Program participants will receive a stipend of $5,000, a travel allowance, and housing. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.  

The REU program will provide an interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of nanotechnology and biomedicine to undergraduate students from other institutions, leveraging the diverse interdisciplinary expertise, resources, and training opportunities in this area at University of Georgia (UGA). Students will participate in interdisciplinary research projects that apply nanotechnology to specific biomedical questions. Each REU student will be co-mentored by paired faculty from the nanotechnology and biomedical disciplines on a collaborative research project. Individual posters will be completed, and there will be a poster session at the conclusion of the 10-week program. In addition to a total-immersion, hands-on research experience, students will participate in enriching activities that will include an ethics-in-science workshop; weekly lunch presentations on the opportunities in interdisciplinary research, and what to expect in graduate school; a career workshop; research seminars; tours to UGA research facilities; participation in a regional summer symposium in nanotechnology and biomedicine; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The program will begin on May 24, 2015 and end on August 1. Participants will be expected to participate in research at least 40 hours per week.


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

AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program Internship, Washington, DC
E-Access Job ID# 23364
Application Deadline: May 22, 2015
Based within AAAS Center of Science, Policy and Society Programs, the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program (SRHRL) addresses ethical, legal and human rights issues related to the conduct and application of science and technology.

Automation/Controls Project Engineer, Global Control Systems
Olathe, KS
E-Access Job ID# 35633
Global Control Systems, Inc. is a systems integrator for Industrial Automation. We specialize in the pharmaceutical and food industries. We are looking for entry level engineers. This job is exciting! If you see yourself interested in combining software and hardware to automate a factory, this job is for you. If you like robotics or are curious about automatic system, this job is for you. We will teach you how to go from a design to a fully automated system. This job has a mix of software and hardware. It is a fun job, in a great environment, with lots of potential. Example: We write the programs and design and electrical hardware to make medicine. That involves automatically opening and closing valves, starting pumps, adding the correct ingredients, etc. Visit to find out more about Global Control Systems.

Engineering Internship, Product Development, Berry PlasticsEasthampton, MA
Qualified candidates must be a Senior and should have background in appropriate areas such as Quality, Plastics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Computer This Internship has the potential to become a Intern-to-Hire position. Hours: 10 hrs per week; minimum – per student’s weekday availability. Anticipated projects are as follows: Assist Quality group with measurements and testing requirements for data collection purposes; Assist Tool Room with tool marking process and tracking of components within the tooling sets; Assist Engineering with updating tooling set lists, PDF tracking documents, and tooling serial # chart; Tooling and Products continuously update and new projects as always being reviewed. Apply to the Easthampton Engineering position online.

Compensation Consulting Associate, Radford
Framingham, MA
E-Access Job ID# 35706
Application Deadline: June 25, 2015
Radford, an Aon Hewitt company, is the leading global provider of compensation intelligence and consulting services to the technology and life sciences sectors. Their market-leading surveys, equity valuation expertise and strategic consulting help Compensation Committees and human resources leaders address their toughest challenge: attracting, engaging and retaining talent in innovation-based industries.



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