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Long Island University Accelerated Global MBA Program
Information Session
Wednesday, April 18, 7:00-8:00pm
Amherst College Fayerweather 113

Looking to earn an MBA quickly while also traveling the world and immersing yourself in leading global economies' customs and practices? The one-year accelerated Global MBA offered by the University of Cambridge, Fudan University, and Long Island University Post is a unique MBA program for students to have immersive learning experiences at three of the world’s business centers: London, Shanghai, and New York.


Internships, Jobs, Research opportunities and Recruiting Events

Deadlines are subject to change. Visit Handshake for the most up-to-date information about On-Campus Recruiting. Click the position title link for more info.

Bippity Bricks
LEGO Artist Business Development Intern -
Mercer Island, WA
Deadline to apply: 4/17/18
This is an opportunity for up to three interns to work with LEGO artist Alice Finch to develop her business.  Some of the projects that interns can work on, depending on their area(s) of interest and knowledge/experience, include:

1) Website development of the already-created, yet incomplete, Bippity Bricks website to fully realize its potential as a marketplace for original model designs, kits and books.

2) Researching the tour logistics for the large-scale Hogwarts LEGO model.

3) A follow-up project to the one above would be designing a tour for Alice's large-scale LEGO models.

4) Assisting in the design and engineering for a future large-scale build - Minas Tirith.  The intern would determine how best to build the foundation and layering of this model so that it can be crated and shipped efficiently and securely, while also allowing for access to the interior of the build.

5) Brainstorming public interest uses of LEGO to further social causes, such as gun control, racism in police brutality, sexism, and U.S. immigration policy. This is an area where the intern's interests will drive the project's direction.  Much of Alice's work is aimed at making the world a better place, using LEGO as the medium to accomplish this goal, and this is an opportunity for an intern to brainstorm and develop potential future non-profit projects that promote social justice.

Potential interns need not be master LEGO builders, but some familiarity and experience with LEGO will be helpful. Must be detail-oriented, organized, able to work independently and cooperatively in a team, and interested in problem-solving. While a commitment to or interest in social justice is not necessary for most of the proposed projects, it is preferred.


Greenwich Associates
Data Science Associate
- Stamford, CT
Deadline to apply: 4/27/18
Currently, we are seeking to hire a Data Science Associate to join our Product Development team.As a key member on the product development team, reporting to the Head of Product Development and Chief Data Officer, this person provides methodological guidance and performs statistical modeling and analysis to support product development and client projects.  This includes working with both technical and non-technical colleagues across the business, applying methodological rigor along with business judgment, in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

Principal Accountabilities: Creating, executing, and delivering various types of advanced statistical analysis with heavy emphasis on predictive modeling, using a blend of market research and other types of data. Supporting product development initiatives and collaborating with senior stakeholders at Greenwich Associates and at client organizations. Problem solving and performing ad hoc analyses, as well as contributing to the creation of new products and approaches. Assisting with education and training on methods for both client-facing and operational personnel. Participating in client meetings, potentially supporting both sales and delivery

Qualifications: 2-3 years professional experience in statistical modeling. Knowledge of R and Python and associated tools is required. Additionally, experience with SPSS and MatLab is preferred. Excellent analytical skills and flexibility to adapt existing approaches to particular product and client needs and to devise new approaches as needed. Familiarity with statistical techniques typically used in market research, such as regression, classification, clustering techniques, decision trees and data visualization. Proven experience working with large, complex data sets comprised of various data types. Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field or social science. Background in institutional financial services, statistics or econometrics. Ability and motivation to take initiative and function independently. Strong communication, collaborations, and organizational skills. Must be able to clearly communicate statistical method and results to non-technical colleagues and clients.

Tinkergarten
Summer Intern
- Northampton, MA
Deadline to apply: 5/12/18
If you are tech-savvy, highly organized, and an exceptional communicator, we'd love to talk to you. Tinkergarten is a fast growing, social impact company founded by education and tech industry vets, that is redefining early childhood education. We offer high quality outdoor classes where kids learn through play. You'll help to solve customer and leader issues to provide a delightful experience for families, and assist with the administrative and logistical tasks that enable our classes to run smoothly. Your responsibilities: Work on a variety of projects across departments, including Marketing, Technology, Operations, Learning and Development, Leader and Customer Support. Assist with data entry, editing, and other administrative tasks.

Assist with shipping curriculum materials to our leaders around the country. Answer inquiries by phone and email from customer families as well as our team of leaders. Nuts and bolts: Paid internship - excellent hourly rate; You can dedicate a minimum of 10-20 hrs/week during the school year. Availability over Fall term is desirable but not required. Must be able to bend, lift up to 30lb, go up and down 2-3 flights of stairs, and walk short distances (<1 mile) to ship packages.

Disparities Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Assistant/Clinical Research Coordinator - Boston, MA
Deadline to apply: 5/31/18
Work for a fast-paced research unit focusing on the study of behavioral healthcare disparities. The individual hired will take part in a variety of research tasks for major NIH-funded grants and other research initiatives. The primary work of this position includes: conducting and writing up literature reviews on key topics for publications and grant proposal preparation; preparing bibliographies for scholarly papers; creating and proofing data tables, graphs, and presentations; writing, editing, and proof-reading materials; and supporting grant proposal submissions including letters of support. Individual may also take part in data collection and coordination for studies and fulfilling institutional review board (IRB) requirements. S/he may also support grant travel and meeting logistics, such as yearly Executive Committee meetings for research grants. Requirements: Self-starter with excellent writing, editing, analytical, and communication skills; Excellent attention to detail and ability to synthesize and manage data from multiple sources; Ability to work well as a member of a team and individually, and to interface with individuals across a wide range of disciplines and experience; Ability to work well with technology and willingness to work with new technology; Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

MathWorks
Engineering Development Group (FT)
- Natick, MA
Start your technical career in the Engineering Development Group (EDG) at MathWorks. We hire recent grads with degrees in engineering and computer science to help customers solve technical problems using MATLAB® and Simulink®. You don't have to be a MATLAB expert. You will learn on the job — with mentoring, rigorous technical training, and leadership development. You get to apply this knowledge to all sorts of cool projects within the company.

The Engineering Development Group (EDG) is a key leadership development program in MathWorks, enabling successful candidates from a variety of technical backgrounds multiple opportunities to develop and demonstrate their skills for a rewarding career.

Team members in the EDG program will develop additional skills (leadership and technical), identify and explore areas of interest, and contribute to collaborative work.  EDG team members receive mentoring and coaching that enables them to transition into other technical teams at MathWorks.


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