career development and picker engineering program

September 2014


Attend our workshop How to Make the Most of a Career Fair, Monday, Sept 22 at 12:15pm in Campus Center 103/104 to get ready for these upcoming career fairs:

Smith College Fall Career Fair 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014, 3:30pm-6:00pm
Smith College Campus Center Carroll Room
Meet with recruiters from corporate and non-profit organizations to discuss a broad range of internships, full-time jobs and graduate/professional school opportunities.

UMass Amherst Engineering, Sciences & Technology Career Fair

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:00am-3:00pm
UMass-Amherst Campus Center, lower level
Meet employers and learn about their full-time career opportunities and internships and co-ops. For all technical majors, all level students, first year to graduate level.

Massachusetts Green Career Conference
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Holiday Inn, Marlborough, MA
This conference connects stakeholders from government, education, business and nonprofits and people interested in green careers to advance sustainable development.

Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection (LARC)

October 24, 2014, Boston, MA
The Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection (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.



Exploring graduate school options?
A great starting point for your research is Peterson’s database of graduate-level programs.  Includes information on degrees/specializations offered, admission processes and statistics, faculty information, and more.



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.

Engineering Development Trainee (PTC)
Nestle Purina PetCare Company

As an Engineering Development Trainee with our Product Technology Center (PTC), you'll embark on a personal and professional development experience a classroom can't offer. This opportunity affords you a summer of being immersed in a highly technical and quality-driven production environment where you'll play a key role in achieving our standards of continuous improvement and manufacturing excellence. Enrichment begins through a well-designed rotation of our factory functions, where you'll learn our operations, how they apply to product development, and how product development interacts with other factory functions such as production, information systems, quality assurance, supply chain, finance and human resources teams. There is a core focus on the technical detail by delving into how engineers interact with the process, the product and the equipment. By working alongside operators, quality technicians and maintenance, you'll come to truly understand the end customers of the PTC Engineering department. You will collaborate with your mentor, who will help you leverage your new business knowledge to deliver top-notch engineering analysis and support to the plant for the duration of your trainee experience.. Real-world application of technology, market leadership and best-in-class operations await you.

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)

Junior Consultant (Smith Students Only)
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (Roland Berger LLC)

Junior Consultants are exposed to various project types and competency centers for maximum learning experience and professional development. Primary job responsibilities include contributing to the content, design, and presentation of analyses in support of case work. Junior Consultants will have frequent interaction with experienced Consultants, Client Senior Executives, and industry experts. Junior Consultants also provide support to teams through primary and secondary research, analysis of data, and the preparation of deliverables, such as reports and presentation documents.

Software Development Engineer/SDET Intern

We hire software development engineer interns into our technical teams based in Seattle, Washington. Our interns and co-ops write real software and partner with a select group of experienced software development engineers, who both help and challenge them as they work on projects that matter to our customers.

Impact: As a member of the Amazon development team, you’ll be given the opportunity to have direct impact on the evolution of the Amazon e-commerce platform and lead mission critical projects early in your career. Your design, code and raw smarts will contribute to solving some of the most complex technical challenges in the areas of distributed systems, data mining, optimization, scalability, security and tweaking algorithms, just to name a few.

Innovation: Are you seeking an environment where you can drive innovation? Are you interested in finding the best intersection of features vs. performance? Are you up to the task of delivering innovative technology that offers millions of unique products to thousands of suppliers, to tens of millions of customers around the world? Many of the technical challenges Amazon encounters have never been dealt with before on this scale, if at all. Come help lead the way in e-commerce innovation.

Basketball Analyst - Statistical and Modeling Focus
Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to add talented new developers, data scientists, statistical analysts, and software engineers to the team. Basketball analysts will work as a part of the front office and collaborate extensively with the entire basketball operations department including President and GM Sam Hinkie. Experience in basketball is not required; analytical talent and learning easily is. The Sixers are looking for both permanent employees and interns. Most basketball analysts will work in our basketball operations office in Philadelphia but other arrangements may be possible.



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Smith College
Lazarus Center for Career Development

84 Elm St. Drew Hall
(413) 585-2582