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Heads Up! Newsletter March 16th, 2015 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities

FBI Special Agent Opportunity: The FBI will accept applications for Special Agent candidates until March 16th, 2015. Speakers of foreign languages are also highly sought, with a priority for Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Maghreb (Moroccan/Algerian), Yemeni, Afghani, Pakistani, Somali, Uighur, Chinese (all dialects), and Uzbek. To qualify, each Special Agent applicant must be a U.S. citizen at least 23 years of age, but younger than 37 at the time of hiring (exceptions may apply), have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, have lived in the U.S. for three out of the last five years unless directly deployed overseas by the U.S. government or military (this includes military spouses), and have a valid driver’s license and at least six months of driving experience. Applicants must also have three years of full-time (at least 36 hours per week) professional work experience. Applications are due by 11:59PM, March 16th, 2015, according to the time zone of the applicant’s local Field Office. Apply via www.FBIJobs.gov on a home or UNet computer. For more information, please visit: www.fbijobs.gov.

Master Your Future: Unconscious Bias: Is It Following You?: Join us for the Master Your Future event “Unconscious Bias: Is it Following You? How Do You See the World and How Does the World See You?” on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 from 5PM to 6:30PM in W20-306. This 90 minute workshop will explore the hidden blind spots impacting how others view you and how you view the world.  Additionally, we’ll share strategies and techniques used by organizations like Google, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and others to direct change in the workplace to reduce the negative impact of unconscious bias and increase the level of cross cultural competence. Delicious food will be served! First 15 who register and participate in the workshop will enter a raffle for a $50.00 Amazon gift card. Register here!

Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program for Medical School Information Session: The Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program for Medical School Information Session will take place on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 in building 1-379. Come listen to Jamie Dyal, U.S. Navy Medical Officer Recruiter, speak about the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) which offers an opportunity to serve while obtaining financial support for medical school. The scholarship covers 100% of tuition and required books and materials at the school of one's choice. As a recipient of the scholarship, you would also receive a monthly stipend over $2,178 for the duration of medical school and could qualify for a $20,000 sign-on bonus. Register now at Career Bridge: https://www.myinterfase.com/mit/student/. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Jennifer Earls at jearls@mit.edu.

Prehealth Gap Year Panel: The Prehealth Gap Year Panel will take place on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 from 7:15PM to 8:45PM in building 4-163. Taking one, two, or more gap years before going to medical school/other health profession schools is becoming increasingly more of a trend. Come hear from MIT alumni who have either completed a gap year or are currently taking a gap year before entering and/or applying to medical school. Learn from their experiences and advice on identifying and applying for gap year opportunities, as well as on maximizing your gap year experience in preparation for applying to medical school/health profession school. Register now at Career Bridge: https://www.myinterfase.com/mit/student/. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Jennifer Earls at jearls@mit.edu.

NASA Pathways (IEP): GSFC is seeking current undergraduate and graduate students for the NASA Pathways Internship Employment Program (IEP). The IEP provides paid opportunities for students to explore a Federal career while still in school. U.S. Citizenship is required. If you are not a U.S. Citizen, please visit https://nasajobs.nasa.gov/jobs/noncitizens.htm. You can search and apply for NASA federal opportunities on http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/. GSFC will be accepting applications between until March 18th, 2015 for our Fall 2015 Pathways IEP opportunities. For inquiries please contact GSFC-Pathways-Office@mail.nasa.gov.  For the specific IEP jobs see below:

Engineering & Technical Majors                               Job #       
Goddard Main Campus – Greenbelt, MD                GS15|0001
Wallops Flight Facility – Wallops, VA                       GS15|0002
NASA Independent Verification                                GS15|0003
and Validation Facility – Fairmont, WV                  

Business & Related Majors                                      Job #        
Goddard Main Campus – Greenbelt, MD                GS15|0004
Wallops Flight Facility – Wallops, VA                       GS15|0005

Albert G. Hill Prizes: Each year the Office of Minority Education (OME) awards four (4) Albert G. Hill prizes to outstanding juniors or seniors.  This year’s winners will receive up to $3,000, but no less than $2,000 as their monetary award.  A check is given to any senior that wins the prize and any junior will have the prize applied to their financial aid account. You can also nominate yourself for the Albert G. Hill prize if you are a junior or senior. The prize is awarded to minority juniors or seniors who have maintained high academic standards (minimum 4.2 GPA) and have made contributions to improving the quality of life for minorities at MIT. To nominate an individual, write up about what the nominee has accomplished to improve the life or community of minority students at MIT; you may submit multiple nominations for the same person. The deadline to nominate is Friday, March 20th at 11:59pm. Email your nominations or question to Tammy Stevens, tamste@mit.edu.

Spring 2015 MCE Academy Mentoring Opportunity: The Spring 2015 Math-Culture-Environment Academy (MCE) is looking for mentors. The MCE mentor roll runs for eight Saturdays, starting on March 21st, 2015, and requires a commitment of five out of eight Saturdays. The MCE includes math mornings working with a variety of different age groups (K-12) and  afternoons with Elders and environmental scientists in different Boston natural resource explorations. If you are interested in a great opportunity to strengthen Boston's urban Indian community through mentoring youth, please visit: /http://www.mceacademy.org/.

Rensselaer LSAMP 2015: The application for Rensselaer’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Research Program is now active. Applications will be accepted through March 27th, 2015. The application and requirements can be found here. This year's program is being operated in our Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, and we are seeking undergraduate students interested in biology, biomedical engineering, chemical and biological engineering, and chemistry. The program is open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Please feel free to contact gradadmissions@rpi.edu, or 518-276-6216, if you have any questions or need any assistance.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in The University of Maine and University of Concepción, Chile: During the Summer of 2015, the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute offers for the third year an opportunity for 10 highly qualified undergraduate students to participate in research for a 10 week period, June 6th through August 7th, 2015. This research experience is funded by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities and students with disabilities are strongly urged to apply to the program. Apply by March 31st, 2015 at: http://forestbioproducts.umaine.edu/outreach/reu/. Please contact Wendy Erickson at WErickson@umche.maine.edu or (207) 581-1489 with any questions or concerns.

UC Berkeley College of Engineering Preview Day: The UC Berkeley College of Engineering is hosting its third annual Engineering Preview Day, April 22nd to the 25th, 2015. This three day event is for current juniors who intend to pursue a PhD in engineering.  Preview Day provides students the opportunity to meet individually with engineering faculty in their discipline, socialize with Berkeley graduate students, network with campus research centers and Bay Area National Labs as well as tour both campus and the city of San Francisco. Students can apply on-line: http://goo.gl/forms/Sf5I4xm0KG. The deadline to apply is April 1st. More details can be found in the attached flyer and on line: http://goo.gl/eY2Ufa. Women, underrepresented minorities, and military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

BAMIT Black Graduate Celebration: The Black Alumni/ae of MIT invite you to attend our annual Black Graduate Celebration on April 10th, 5:30PM to 7:30PM at the Stata Center, 32-141. Our special guest speaker is Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson, the first Black woman to receive a PhD in Course 6. She is an academic, researcher, and the founder of a tech startup. You'll find a brief bio about her when you register at: http://bamit.alumgroup.mit.edu/s/1314/clubs-classes-start.aspx?gid=177&p.... Please register by April 6th, 2015.

The Harvard/MIT COOP Hackathon: The Harvard/MIT Coop is seeking YOUR help to reimagine the Coop's online presence. From Friday, April 10th through Saturday, April 11th, 2015, a 24 hour slot from 4pm to 4pm at the Sheraton Commander Hotel,16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 teams of up to 4 people can enter the competition. First Place will win and a potential paid Coop contract to make your project a reality; Second Place will win $1,000; Third Place will win $500. All skill levels are welcome! We hope to see you there! Please reach out to us at coophackathon@gmail.com with any questions! Don't forget to bring your MIT ID to the event!

Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Program: The Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program is seeking undergraduate majors in chemistry, biology, physics or other science disciplines, who are motivated to pursue the PhD but require additional coursework, training, and/or research experience. The application must be completed by April 15th, 2015.  Applications and program details are available online at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gradschool/bridge.

MIT Stand Against Racism: In light of the controversy at University of Oklahoma (http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/09/us/oklahoma-fraternity-chant/), MIT Sloan and the ICEO Fellows will have a Stand Against Racism event on April 24th, 2015 on main campus from 12PM to 1PM in the Chipman Room, 6-104 and in Sloan, the location and time to be announced. This will be a part of the ICEO Luncheon Seminar Series. Please email Julian Green at jsgreen@mit.edu with any questions regarding this event.

NASA Pathways Recent Graduate Program: Attention Graduating Seniors! NASA is currently seeking participants for the Pathways Recent Graduate Program, which is open to recent Grads for up to two years after they graduate. For more information on the Pathways Recent Graduate Program visit: http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/studentopps/employment/rgp.htm Please Note: There is no single or rolling deadline for applications to this program. Deadlines are associated with individual opportunities which may be viewed on the associate website in a job-search fashion.

3M Full-time Openings & Internships: Attention students! 3M currently has 100 openings for their Optimized Operations (O2) program. December 2014 and May 2015 graduates are being hired for full time positions in O2 right now! Students can apply through our website by clicking on the "apply now" button which is on our homepage:  www.3M.com/careers-O2 O2’s first summer internship program for third-year students will also begin Summer 2015 with 30 openings. Interested students must have at least one prior internship or work related experience and a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 5.0 scaled GPA’s will be adjusted accordingly.

Xu Lab UROP: The overarching goal of Xu lab is to understand the molecular and cellular underpinnings of learning and memory. Xu Lab is looking for an impressive candidate who will be a highly-motivated undergraduate that takes pride in their work. Freshman and sophomores are encouraged to join the lab where the environment will nurture the talent and skill of a student for multiple terms. Currently, one position is open. Experience in a wet lab or handling rodents is a plus, but not necessary. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please email Francisco at fxpena@mit.edu with your resume or CV.

Atlantis Project 2015 Hospital Internships for Pre-health Students: Hospital internships run by AP provide students experiences within government-run hospitals in Europe. The AP is excited to announce it has opened rolling applications for all 2015 programs, including winter break, spring break, and summer sessions in Spain and Portugal. Programs are open to undergraduate students 18 and older and recent grads interested in the health professions. Contact us for more information. Learn more at Atlantis-Project.org, and check out videos featuring alumni perspectives.

MWPC Internship Program: The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1971 with the purpose of maximizing the participation of women of all ages in the political process, and increasing the number of women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions in Massachusetts government. To apply please visit http://www.mwpc.org/get/internships.php to fill out an application. Please follow up with an email including a resume and cover letter, regarding why you are interested in interning with the MWPC and what you hope to learn and achieve in your time with us to: chelsea@mwpc.org.

AWIS: Attention Students: You have a free membership with AWIS! MIT is an institutional partner of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equality and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reached more than 15,000 professionals in STEM around the country. All interested students enrolled in a STEM program are eligible for a one-year FREE membership in AWIS. All you need to do is sign up using your MIT email! Join the AWIS community here: http://www.awis.org/mit.

AudioCommon - MIT Music Tech Startup: Now hiring, the MIT Music Tech Startup, AudioCommon, is looking for backend developers. There is potential for follow-on opportunities post-IAP as well. To apply, send an e-mail to jobs@audiocommon.com with the words "MIT APPLICATION" as the subject. Please include the following information in the body of the e-mail: name and contact info (phone number, etc.), a brief description of your interest in this opportunity, a brief description of your background, and your availability (e.g., When can you get started? How many hours can you work each week?, etc.). Please attach a copy of your resume to this e-mail as well.

UBS Financial Services Internship Opportunity: Attention interested students! UBS Financial Services is looking for Interns in the Wealth Management division dealing primarily with private clients in New York, NY for college credit. Students who are dedicated and motivated to learn all the aspects of the brokerage business, as well as finding an intern who values teamwork are encourage to apply. Full or part time internships are available for the spring/fall/summer semesters. Interested students should email their resumes to Sarah Kiggundu at Sarah.Kiggundu@wellsfargo.com for forwarding to UBS Financial Services.

LEADing to Africa: IBM Watson is looking for students currently enrolled in a US university, who are from, or have an interest in, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Ghana, who would intern with IBM this summer in the US. For more information, and to apply, please visit: http://www-05.ibm.com/employment/emea/africa/leadingtoafrica/index.shtml

Research and Development Opportunities with IBM: IBM is currently looking for underrepresented minority students in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science and Chemistry for Summer and full-time opportunities in 2015.  Undergraduates, Ph.D students, and Masters students completing their education by Spring 2015 and looking for full time Research or Development opportunities as well as continuing students in the Fall of 2015 and looking for summer 2015 IBM Research or Development opportunities are encouraged to apply. Send your resume/cv to: davistb@us.ibm.com.  Please note in this email if you are completing your education by Spring 2015, and looking for full time opportunities or if you are a continuing student in the Fall of 2015 looking for a summer internship opportunities in the upcoming Summer. Specify the Research or Development area of your education that is a match for you and please post your resume/cv to the IBM Applicant portal: http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/. All students are considered for IBM opportunities, this is an outreach for an under represented group in the Science and Engineering field. IBM Research and Development groups sponsors Foreign Nationals. For more information, please visit: http://www.research.ibm.com/.

NSF FREEDM Systems Center ERC Graduate Program: The NSF Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery Management (FREEDM) Systems Center at NCSU is accepting applications for graduate study. Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit: http://freedm.ncsu.edu/

NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for ASSIST Graduate Program: NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) at NCSU is accepting applications for graduate study. Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply. For More information, please visit: http://assist.ncsu.edu/

BUPC NSF REU Summer 2015: The Boston University Photonics Center (BUPC) offers a 10-week paid summer NSF REU program for undergraduate engineering students. To learn more about the site and the application process, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/photonics-reu/. This opportunity is open to all Electrical and Computer, Materials Science, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering students. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.