career development and picker engineering program

October 2016

In this newsletter:
- General Resources & Announcements

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


Selected upcoming workshops offered by the Lazarus Center for Career Development

Cover Letters Made Easy
Thursday, October 13, 12:15-1:00pm,
Lazarus Center Workshop Room

Learn to write cover letters employers will actually want to read. This workshop will help you tailor cover letters to specific jobs or internships! This workshop will be offered again on 11/21.

Why Should I Hire You?
Monday, October 17, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room

A great application can get you an interview; it takes a great interview to get hired. Learn what interviewers seek in candidates, plan how to market yourself in interviews, and practice your approach to common questions and behavioral interviews. This workshop will be offered again on 11/2.

LinkedIn to Success
Thursday, October 20, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room

Are you LinkedIn? Bring your laptop and build your profile on LinkedIn during this interactive workshop. Learn the basics of how to set up your LinkedIn profile as well as how to use LinkedIn for job research, networking, and finding a job or internship.

Personal Statements for Graduate & Professional School
Monday, October 24, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 205

Does the thought of writing a personal statement for graduate or professional school make you panic? Relax and attend this session on crafting a winning personal statement.

Summer Jobs and Internships for STEM Students
Friday, October 28, 12:15-1:00pm
McConnell 103

An overview of specific resources and techniques for securing a summer position in the STEM field. Pizza will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for full schedule of our Workshops and Programs.


The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation provides unique financial support to top U.S. students who will be pursuing a Ph.D. in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Fellows must attend one of their partnering schools ( . 
Application deadline Oct. 28 2016.

Northeast Regional Graduate Student Symposium
Tufts University, Medford, MA, Oct. 28, 2016
This mini symposium provides a venue to meet potential graduate students and explore research opportunity and collaborative research efforts from universities across the region. Link to student registration form.


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

Amazon Operations: Area Manager (Entry-Level)
Operations is at the heart of Amazon business. We are known for our speed, accuracy and exceptional service. As an Area Manager, you will have the opportunity to lead and develop your own team of Amazon Associates; your main focus will be motivating, mentoring and coaching your team.The core of the job will be engaging with your team during a shift to ensure that the highest levels of safety, quality, attendance performance and engagement are maintained. To achieve this, the Area Manager will ensure that their team of associates have all the tools needed to succeed for any task during a shift. Learn more and apply at

Microfluidics Engineer Intern, Fluid-Screen Inc., Cambridge, MA
(E-Access ID 48074)
Fluid-Screen, Inc. is an award winning startup based in Cambridge, MA. We are commercializing a technology developed at Yale University that can rapidly detect bacterial contamination to help prevent infectious disease outbreaks and save lives in a wide variety of settings. The company specializes in applying cutting edge microelectronics to develop rapid microbiology solutions for a range of industries including water testing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and medical diagnostics. The company offers an internship for a data analyst to join the R&D team part time or full time in our Cambridge lab space (LabCentral). The successful candidate will analyze data collected from our cutting edge technology data acquisition system. Do you envision yourself solving some of the world’s most important problems? Do you thrive in a high growth, fast paced environment with access to state-of- the-art lab facilities? If so, then this is the opportunity for you. Experience and skills: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics, Engineering Degree In Progress (BS/BA, Masters/ PhD all considered with sufficient prior experience); Experience in working with microfluidics devices; Independent, self-starter who works well under minimal supervision; Strong communication. This is a must. It is essential for our interdisciplinary team to communicate effectively whether working together or remotely; Ambitious, this is a high growth opportunity with the potential to help shape the growth of our company; Comfortable in fast-paced environments. Must be able to meet deadlines; Flexible. This is an early stage startup processes and responsibilities are constantly changing. Email:; Subject: Microfluidics Engineer; Please include a CV.



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