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Heads Up! October 27, 2014

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Announcements & Opportunities

Seminar XL/TSR Hiring: If you are interested in becoming a Seminar XL Facilitator and/or TSR Tutor, please complete the application. To learn more about Seminar XL/LE, visit the website. To learn more about the TSR, visit our page here.

GWAMIT Leadership Conference: The GWAMIT fall leadership conference is opening on Monday, October 27th, 2014 and you’re invited! This year's conference theme is 'Stepping Out: Leading in our Community' and there will be many exciting speakers related to leadership and public service. More details can be found on the GWAMIT website: bit.ly/gwamitlead, and below. The conference is open to all members of the MIT community. The Opening Keynote Speaker, Jenn Gustetic (Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy; MIT TPP '07), will lead off the conference on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:30PM to 6:30PM in 32-155 with a reception to follow. Please RSVP at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-keynote-tickets-13138637017?ref=ebtn.  The following events for the conference will occur throughout the week:

Education Panel: Featuring Wendy Cebula (President/COO of EdX), Kimberly Bryant (Founder of Black Girls Code), and Maureen Alphonse-Charles (SVP and COO of The Partnership, Inc.) Reception to follow.
Tuesday, October 28th from 5:30PM to 6:30PM in 32-155
RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/education-panel-tickets-13139208727?ref=ebtn

Implicit Bias Workshop: Run by Carlee Hawkins (Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago and researcher with Project Implicit). Co-hosted by SWIM and ICEO.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 from 5:30PM to 8PM in 32-155
Dinner served at 5:30PM, Workshop from 6PM to 8PM
RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/implicit-bias-workshop-registration-13138482555?ref=ebtn

Keynote Speaker: Susana Malcorra (Chef de Cabinet, United Nations). Reception to follow.
Thursday, October 30th, 2014 from 5:30PM to 6:30PM in 32-155
RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/keynote-address-susana-malcorra-tickets-13139619957?ref=ebtn

Status of Women: Past, Present, Future: Featuring Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart, Dean Christine Ortiz, Kamilla Tekiela & Caroline Chin, ’16 and a screening of a short documentary on the 1999 report on the status of women, produced by MIT Video. Co-hosted by SWIM. Lunch will be served.
Friday, October 31st, 2014 from 12PM to 1PM in W20-307
RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/status-of-women-past-present-and-future-tickets-13139999091?ref=ebtn

Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program: The Research Fellows Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) offers a unique post-baccalaureate, two-year fellowship for high-potential individuals to do research in business related fields, such as Economics, Finance, and Political Economy. Because of its strong belief in the value of diversity (broadly defined) in the pursuit of its educational mission, Stanford GSB strongly encourages applications from women and under-represented minorities, as well as from others whose backgrounds and experience would bring additional dimensions to the educational experience. The fellowship offers tuition, health insurance, and a living stipend. The application for the July 2015 start date is now available and will be accepted during two admissions rounds. Fall application deadline: October 28th, 2014. Spring application deadline: March 3rd, 2015. Questions about the Research Fellows Program can be directed to gsb_fellows@stanford.edu.

MIT Africa Interest Meeting: You are invited to attend the next MIT Africa Interest Group Meeting (MAIG) on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 5PM to 7PM, Whitehead Institute Cafeteria, 9 Cambridge Center. Dinner is provided through generous sponsorship from Associate Provost Philip Khoury. We will begin with presentations from Tobi Amos the President of the African Students Association, Dhaval Adjodah of the Media, and Elizabeth Shanahan of GlobeMED. We continue with focus on 'Medical, Social and Political Implications of Ebola in Africa'. Infectious diseases emerge from every continent. Ebola is one that is affecting countries in Africa close to our hearts, and therefore of special attention. We are honored to have presentations led by Dr. Howard Heller, Associate Director, MIT Medical and Prof. Tavneet Suri, Sloan School of Management. RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/n9awj6n

Georgia Tech College of Engineering FOCUS Scholars' Program 2015: The Georgia Institute of Technology invites undergraduate seniors to participate in one of the nation’s premier recruiting programs. This three-and-a-half-day event is designed to attract the best and brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate studies. FOCUS 2015 is the twenty-fourth annual event and will be held in Atlanta on January 15th through the 18th, 2015! All students are welcome to apply. FOCUS provides an opportunity to learn about Georgia Tech's graduate degree programs, gain insight into available financial resources, visit academic units, studios, and research laboratories, and obtain assistance with the graduate school application process. The Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Business, Sciences and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts are actively seeking scholars to participate in FOCUS 2015. Visit the website www.focus.gatech.edu.  Our preference is to invite juniors and seniors with high academic standing.  Participation is limited. Lodging accommodations, meals and transportation subsidies will be provided for the participating scholars. Please read the travel information under FAQs at the website for complete details. Prospective scholars may apply through October 31st, 2014.

Prehealth Orientation & Registration: Attention undergrads working towards fall 2016 entry to a medical, dental, vet. med or other health profession program! You must participate in a Prehealth Registration meeting prior to November 1st, 2014. Prehealth Advising is available to meet with you at your convenience and meetings can be held in person, via Skype, or over the phone. Please note that we recently relocated to E39. For Prehealth Registration instructions please visit Prehealth Advising's web site: http://gecd.mit.edu/grad_school/health/prepare/registration/.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute: The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to announce that the 2015 PPIA Junior Summer Institute will be held at Princeton University from June 11th to July 31st, 2015. The goal of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute is to prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs.  The summer institute provides training in policy analysis and serves as a springboard to exciting careers in public service. You can find more information about this program on our website or via this article featured on Princeton University’s website. Similar summer programs are offered at UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon and University of Michigan with some differences in eligibility. The online application form will be available in just a few weeks through the Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) website. The application deadline is November 1st, 2014.

HACU National Internship Program: Attention sophomores, juniors, and seniors! If you’re seeking an internship with the federal government or in the corporate sector, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities can provide you the opportunity to graduate with career experience. The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) can help you can gain this experience while living in the nation’s capital or other exciting major cities nationwide. These 10 to 15 week paid internships are open to undergraduate students in year two or higher or a graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To apply for a Spring 2015 Internship, you must submit an application by November 14th, 2014. Summer 2015 Internship applications are due by February 27th, 2015. Fall 2015 Internships may be applied for until the June 15th, 2015 deadline. To see a full list of HNIP’s Federal, Corporate, and Non-Profit Partners and for more information, please visit: www.hacu.net/hnip.

Stanford GSB PhD Program: Attention interested students! You are invited to explore the GSB PhD Program, a full-time research intensive doctoral program designed to develop outstanding scholars in seven distinct fields of study: Accounting, Economic Analysis & Policy, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Information & Technology, Organizational Behavior, and Political Economics. Drawing on their diverse undergraduate backgrounds, such as economics, engineering, mathematics, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics, our students have a unique opportunity to combine the strengths of their academic preparation and experiences and apply them to their field of study and research at GSB. The program is small by design to foster close interaction between our distinguished faculty and students. The average time to degree in our program is five years. GSB PhD graduates go on to become leading scholars in academic positions at top universities and programs.  All admitted students receive a full fellowship that includes stipend, tuition, and opportunities to work as a research or course assistant. The admission application for Fall 2015 is now available, and the deadline is December 1st, 2014. For questions about the PhD program, prospective students can email us at phd_program@gsb.stanford.edu.

University of Texas at Austin PGE Internship: University of Texas at Austin Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering is currently looking for talented undergraduates from across the country to visit our department and learn more about research in Petroleum Engineering. Petroleum engineering is an exciting field of professional dedicated to providing engery that powers a modern society. UT PGE is currently accepting applications looking for interns to work for 10 weeks in the summer of 2015 for a salary of $4000 plus on-campus housing, a meal plan and travel to Austin. The interns will be mentored by a UT PGE faculty member and work on a project that is of interest to them. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate to gain research experience and a taste of the grad school life. SURI will consider application students from all engineering and science majors with at least a 3.25 GPA. This program only accepts students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. The deadline to apply is January 12th, 2015. For more information visit: http://www.pge.utexas.edu/research/internship.

SUMR @ Penn: The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research. LDI is one of the country’s largest health services research centers coordinating the work of more than 200 senior fellows investigating the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S. The LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program pairs students with senior fellows to work on real research projects throughout the three-month duration of the course. Designed to provide an immersive reality experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply. Program participants should have an interest in health care and strong quantitative skills.  To apply, visit the SUMR website at http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application  by February 1st, 2014. For more information, contact the Program Director, Joanne Levy, MBA, at levyj@wharton.upenn.edu.

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. The Pathways Recent Graduate Program is one of the government’s pipelines for entry level positions, in addition to the Pathways Internship Program. NASA Goddard does not utilize the Recent Graduate Program extensively but many other NASA Centers do. For more information on the Pathways Recent Graduate Program visit: http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/studentopps/employment/rgp.htm

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 of 3.0GPA on a 4.0 scale. 5.0 scaled GPA’s will be adjusted accordingly.

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. The goal of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Internship Program is to provide the interns with a positive learning experience within the modern women's political movement. Interns work on the ongoing programs and administration of the MWPC under supervision of the Associate Director throughout each semester and the summer months. 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 .

Atlantis Project 2015 Hospital Internships for Pre-health Students: Hospital internships run by the Atlantis Project provide students experiences within government-run hospitals in Europe. These experiences are essential for fostering a deeper understanding of universal healthcare systems and the field of medicine and healthcare overall. 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. AP Programs provide hospital placements, clinical exposure, community impact, and language experience during these transformative experiences in unique locations. Contact us for more information. Learn more at Atlantis-Project.org, and check out videos featuring alumni perspectives.