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Heads Up! Newsletter March 30th, 2015 Edition


Announcements & Opportunities

Arts, Media, Entertainment and Gaming Meet Up: On Monday, March 30th, 2015 from 4PM to 5PM in the Bush Room (10-105) join GECD for its first Boutique Media, Arts, Entertainment and Gaming Meet Up, a casual and informational event for students to meet MIT alumni and other representatives from the industry, learn about their work, their culture, and about potential career paths. Some of the firms attending include The Walt Disney Studios, ABC, Electronic Arts, The New York Times, and Blizzard Entertainment. Light refreshments will be served. Advanced registration requested via CareerBridge: https://www.myinterfase.com/mit/student

COOP Student Directors: Looking for a way to impact decisions regarding the COOP and earn some additional money at the same time? Apply to be a COOP Student Director between Monday, March 30th and Friday April 10th, 2015! Student Directors will be paid $600/fiscal year and an additional $1200 for attending a minimum number of regularly scheduled board meetings; the COOP also pays $100 for participation in subcommittee meetings. The COOP is looking for three additional Student Directors from MIT. This will be an application and interview process only.  The commitment is for one year but can be renewable.  Seats are available to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are enrolled and able to serve for one full academic year. The new Board Meeting cycle starts in September. Apply now at www.thecoop.com!

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.

2015 MIT Spring Career Fair!  #MITcareerfair: On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 from 11AM to 4PM in Johnson Athletic Center Rink, 1st Floor, please join us for the MIT Spring Career Fair! Please register by March 31st, 2015 at http://springcareerfair.mit.edu. Your resume will be added to the Resume Book after you register. For a list of participating companies please visit: http://springcareerfair.mit.edu  Questions? Please contact the Spring Career Fair committee gecd-springcareerfair@mit.edu.

Mentor Advocate Partnership E-Mentoring Initiative Orientations: Through the MAP E-Mentoring Initiative, you can get personal one-on-one mentoring. Connect with a professional who can help you network, strategize, and develop professional skills that will get you ready for your chosen career. Learn more about the professional development mentor program that can connect you with mentors from Black Alumni of MIT, BP, Draper, Google, INTEL, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, NASA Goddard, and Raytheon. Orientations Dates: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 in 4-105 2PM to 4PM OR Monday, April 6th, 2015 in 4-105 12PM to 2PM. FOOD WILL BE SERVED! Please click here to rsvp for one of the orientations.

MIT Africa Innovate Conference 2015: MIT Africa Innovate Conference is an intimate showcase of the latest ideas and innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, energy and education happening on the continent. The conference is taking place at the MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street - Bldg. E14 - 6th Floor on Saturday April 4, 2015 from 7:45AM to 7PM. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.mitafrica.com.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Information Session: On Monday, April 6th, 2015 from 7:15 to 8:15PM in Building 4, Room 237 Jennifer Kimble, Director of Admissions, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will be on site to talk about Vanderbilt's medical school program, as well as the requirements and qualifications they are seeking from applicants. REGISTER NOW on Career Bridge at: https://www.myinterfase.com/mit/student/

On-site Visit to Tufts University School of Medicine: On Thursday, April 9th, 2015 from 9:15AM to 12PM a small group will be taken on an on-site visit to Tufts University School of Medicine. The group will meet in Kendall Square and then proceed to take the T as a group to Tufts University School of Medicine. Hear directly from Dr. David Neumeyer, Dean of Admissions and then go on a tour of Tufts SOM with a 4th year med student. Only 20 spots available! Please register in advance on CareerBridge by April 8th, 2015 to secure your space.  Note: Jennifer Earls and Timothy Valton of MIT Prehealth Advising will be leading the on-site visit. If you have any questions, please email jearls@mit.edu. REGISTER NOW on Career Bridge at: https://www.myinterfase.com/mit/student/

How to be a Successful Medical School Applicant! Advice from an MIT Alum and HMS Admissions Representative: On Thursday, April 9th from 7:15 to 8:15PM in Building 4, Room 149 Harvard Admissions representative and MIT alumnus, Dr. Jordan Kreidberg will provide insight and advice on how to be a successful applicant to medical school based on his experience as both a practicing physician and admissions committee member for Harvard. This session is excellent for individuals applying this summer for 2016 entry to medical school and for individuals early in the process of developing their resume for future application to medical school. Food will be provided. First come, first served. REGISTER NOW on Career Bridge at: https://www.myinterfase.com/mit/student/

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 $1,000 and a potential paid Coop contract to make your project a reality; Second Place will win $7,50; 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!

BlackRock Find Your Future Forum: In New York on April 27th, 2015 and in San Francisco on May 24th, 2015 BlackRock will host the Find Your Future Forum a one day program with the world’s largest asset manager for current undergraduate freshmen and sophomores from diverse groups. We are seeking talented college freshmen and sophomores from diverse groups. Applicants should be women or those who self-identify as Black, Hispanic, Native American, LGBT or disabled with strong academic credentials (all academic disciplines) who demonstrate interest in the Financial Industry. To register, visit blackrock.com/campus and click the Events tab. Search for “Find Your Future Forum” and select one region, then click ‘Register’. Selected applicants will be notified in April. Please register by April 12th, 2015.

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.

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.

Congressional Research Service 2015 Diversity Internship Program: The Congressional Research Service is seeking students who are members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities for paid summer internship opportunities. Positions offer a salary range of $13.30 to $25.30/hour. U.S. Citizenship is required. To apply, please send your resume and transcript (official or unofficial) to Eliamelisa Gonzalez at egonzalez@crs.loc.gov. You can also contact Ms. Gonzalez at 202.707.6399. Recruitment will be ongoing until positions are filled. Interns may be eligible for the Metro Transit Subsidies Program. For more information about CRS, please go to http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/. The opportunities currently available are listed below:

Fuel Cell Vehicle Intern – Resources, Science, and Industry Division
The intern will work with analysts on transportation and energy policy research, and contribute to a report on fuel cell vehicles. The report will require the intern to analyze and summarize this vehicle technology, the market outlook, federal support, and legislative interest. Applicants should have a familiarity with motor vehicle technologies, energy, and excellent writing and analytical skills. Students enrolled in a graduate program such as engineering, economics engineering business, energy, transportation, motor vehicles or a MBA preferred.

Information Research Intern – Knowledge Services Group
The intern in the Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) consulting section of the Knowledge Services Group will assist analysts and information specialists, and provide research for congressional requests in the areas of natural resources and earth sciences. Some writing may be required. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to research and write short descriptive products. Students enrolled in a MLIS or MLS preferred. Will also consider students with demonstrated research skills enrolled in Bachelor or Master’s program in natural resources, earth science, biology, engineering, information management services or liberal arts.

Content Management Intern - Office of Information Management and Technology
The position involves communicating with managers and staff throughout CRS via a team email account, and working with multiple databases and applications. Intern should have experience with concepts and development of metadata and taxonomy, Microsoft Office products (especially Excel 2010) and be familiar with MS SharePoint 2007. Undergraduate or graduate student of library science, information science or information technology preferred.

Project Management Intern – Office of Information Management and Technology
Intern will provide support in two areas: functional/user interface testing, and technical writing/editing. Undergraduate students in information science, information technology engineering, library science, business administration or English preferred.