career development and picker engineering program

February 2015

In this newsletter:
- General Resources & Announcements

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

GENERAL RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. Apply by March 1, 2015.

Make LinkedIn Work for You
Visit LinkedIn’s Resources for Students to learn how to maximize this platform. The page provides tip sheets and short videos that show how to build an effective LinkedIn profile, how to connect with others, and how to use the platform to search for internships or jobs.

GRADUATE SCHOOL

Gathering Letters of Recommendation for Graduate Study?
Visit the Lazarus Center for Career Development’s Recommendations page for tips on how to request letters and how Inferfolio can be used to store confidential letters.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

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.

NASA
Offers a variety of internship programs for undergraduates. Applications for summer 2015 internships are accepted Nov 10, 2014 - March 1, 2015.

INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & RECRUITING EVENTS

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

Business Development Associate Summer Internship, BioEnterprise, Cleveland, OH
(via Summer on the Cuyahoga program)
BioEnterprise Corporation is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration company committed to supporting the growth of bioscience companies. The BioEnterprise management team comprises executives with extensive experience in growing bioscience and technology companies.

Seeking a FT business development associate intern to support its evaluation of potential clients and other business development activities. The position involves analysis of new technologies, markets for the technologies and competitors to the company. The activities are similar to a college graduate, business analyst role at a venture capital, investment bank, or strategic consulting firm. Specific research skills that should develop include market analysis and new technology evaluation through extensive primary and secondary research. Analysis completed by the intern on business proposals will assist BioEnterprise in selecting clients with whom to engage.
Students should have a background that includes strong research skills developed in course work. Technical knowledge in human bioscience areas (biology, chemistry, anatomy, biomedical engineering) is ideal but not required. Students who have worked in health care settings will also be advantaged. To apply, log in and create an account at www.summeronthecuyahoga.com/students.aspx.

Engineering Internship for Seniors, Berry Plastics
Easthampton, 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; search at www.berryplastics.com/careers.

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Summer Research Program for Juniors
The program will provide science and engineering undergraduates from colleges around the country with opportunities to carry out cutting-edge research in a rapidly growing and technologically important diverse field of engineered interfaces. Students will be exposed to cross disciplinary research - with the focus on real-world challenges - emphasizing timely and efficient transfer of innovations from the bench through engineering to applications, devices and technologies. See http://engineering.nyu.edu/summer_research for list of research opportunities.

Students accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4,000 for the duration of the course as well as on-campus housing in the center of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. Highlights of the program include On-campus housing, Research internship stipend, Planned excursions and activities throughout New York City, and site visits at the School of Engineering's DUMBO Incubator. The Summer Research Internship Program is open to college juniors that have completed three years of study by the start of the program. Students from around the country interested in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics are encouraged to apply. (Please note: Studentsdo not need to be a current NYU student to apply.) Applicants must be US citizens and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and above. Applicants must submit: two letters of recommendation; an official transcript; a resume; a personal statement. Online applications and supporting documents must be received by March 2, 2015. Applicants will be notified of admission status by the first week of April.

Quantitative Analyst (full-time), EverQuote,
Cambridge MA
The role of Quantitative Analyst is ideal for someone who enjoys finding trends in large datasets. You will be able to take action on your findings to see immediate results, adding revenue to the business right away. Within retention, you will be tasked to evolve the dialog with our consumers throughout the entirety of their purchase lifecycle (and beyond). We are looking for someone with analytical ability, an interest in understanding consumer behavior, and the enthusiasm to push us forward. Responsibilities:
- Take full responsibility for quantitative marketing campaign design,
management & optimization
- Analyze performance metrics to drive growth in traffic, revenue & profit
- Analyze large data sets for trend analysis, competitor analysis,
market positioning analysis, and user behavior analysis
- Improve bid management in Google, MSN, Facebook, DSP & other auctions
through statistic modeling & automation development
- Design multiple variant experiments to improve performance
- Help drive strategic thinking about how to evolve current programs and select new extraordinary online marketing opportunities available to us
Desired Skills and Experience:
- An analytical mind bachelors degree or higher in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Computer Science, OR related field
- Entrepreneurial mindset & sense of urgency and accountability
- You have strong data analysis skills and an understanding of statistics
- You might be familiar with MySQL or database structures (a plus!)
- You might know a programming language Python, Ruby, R, etc. (a plus!)
- You might have experience with email marketing or display advertising (another plus!)
- A team player and have the ability and desire to collaborate effectively


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