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Heads Up! Newsletter September 16th, 2015 Edition


Announcements & Opportunities

SHPE General Body Meeting:

Join The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for their First Annual General Body Meeting on Wednesday, September 16th, 5:45pm in 4-231! SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. If you cannot make the general body meeting on Wednesday, September 16th, please contact shpe-exec@mit.edu to be added to the mailing list! To learn more about SHPE, visit http://shpe.mit.edu/about/.


GECD Drop-in Resume Critiques:

GECD will be offering drop-in resume critiques to help students prepare for the Fall Career Fair on September 25th, 2015. These quick 15-20 minute meetings with a GECD staff member will take place in the TSR^2 space (16-159) every weekday from September 8th to September 24th, 2015. This service is available to all MIT students and recent alumni of the Institute. No appointment is necessary, but there may be a wait. For hours, please check http://gecd.mit.edu/.


BAMIT Annual Meeting:

BAMIT welcomes students to the BAMIT Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 from 12PM to 2:30PM in the Bush Room, 10-105. Register by September 18th at: http://bit.ly/1fj6x47


JP Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank Pre-Internship Events for Sophomores and Juniors: 

What’s it like working at one of the world’s leading financial services firms? Apply to attend a J.P. Morgan pre-internship event. You’ll have the opportunity to shadow our employees, attend skill-building sessions and network with inspiring people. And you’ll see what it’s like to work in our Corporate & Investment Bank. For more information visit: jpmorgan.com/careers


Apply by: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Event date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 & Friday, October 30, 2015
Open to: Black, Hispanic and Native American students in their sophomore or junior year from any major
Apply at: jpmorgan.com/launchingleaders


Apply by: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Event date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 & Friday, November 6, 2015
                    Thursday, November 19, 2015 & Friday, November 20, 2015
Open to: Women in their junior year from any major
Apply at: jpmorgan.com/winningwomen


Apply by: Monday, October 12, 2015
Event date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Open to: LGBT students in their junior year from any major
Apply at: jpmorgan.com/proudtobe



Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP) is having Fall Info Sessions! Join UPOP Staff for information and pizza on September 23rd at 5:30PM and again at 7:30PM in 1-190 and on September 28th at 5:30PM in 1-190. Applications are due on September 29th, 2015 at midnight. For more information and application, visit: http://upop.mit.edu/.


Berkeley Edge Conference 2015:

The 2015 Berkeley Edge Conference is a great opportunity for underrepresented students to receive the University of California, Berkeley experience and learn what opportunities are available at a top ranked research institution. The Berkeley Edge Program is geared towards students studying specifically within mathematics, computer science and the physical sciences. The Conference will take place from November 5th through November 7th, 2015, applications due by September 25th, 2015. To apply, please visit: http://bsn.berkeley.edu/bec2013 Questions? Please email us at iyoung@berkeley.edu.


CSNE Hackathon:

The CSNE Hackathon is a weekend-long event where teams of students work together to apply principles of sensorimotor neural engineering to create novel technology on an accelerated time scale. Students from each CSNE institution can participate in the Hackathon. The Hackathon will take place at the CSNE headquarters on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Participants will arrive in the early afternoon on Friday, November 6th, and leave late morning on Monday, November 9th. Applications are due Friday, September 25th. Please click here for more information: http://goo.gl/forms/iNLjsBUbeL. Contact Nile Wilson with any questions at nilew@uw.edu.


Chevron Summer Internship 2016:

Chevron is looking for MIT Students for an Information Technology Summer Internship! Apply now at CareerBridge: https://www.myinterfase.com/mit/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fmit%2fstudent... for Job ID: 30519. Resume submissions must be posted in MIT CareerBridge by 12AM (EST) on September 26th, 2015.  We will be at MIT Career Day on September 25th, 2015 and we will interview candidates on September 28th, 2015. For any questions please contact Chap Wong (chapwong@chevron.com). 


Ohio State Graduate Engineering Research Colloquium: & Open House:

Prospective graduate students are invited to attend the Graduate Engineering Research Colloquium and Open House on Friday October 2nd, 2015 at Ohio State University. Applications available here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bsBirpUcPswpfzD. If you have questions about the event or other programs, please email: eng-gradpro@osu.edu.


Morgan Stanley RBF Scholars:

Morgan Stanley Campus Recruiting would like to invite undergraduate Sophomores and Juniors to apply to our Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program for Black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBT students. If selected as a RBF Scholar, they will receive a $15,000 scholarship for exceptional academic achievement and a summer internship with Morgan Stanley. Please note that early applications are due on October 11th, 2015 and the final deadline is December 6th, 2015. Class of 2017 applicants, please apply here: https://morganstanley.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/candidate/postings/426. Class of 2018 applicants, pleas apply here: https://morganstanley.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/candidate/postings/425


Spring 2016 Congressional Internship Program:

CHCI’s award-winning program offers an unparalleled experience with paid internships in Washington DC in the office of a Member of Congress. All Majors welcome for Spring 2016 internships. Applications are due by November 6th, 2015. For more information, please visit www.chci.org.


AAUW Internship:

The American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) STEM Education Program seeks a part-time intern to effectively implement and promote AAUW science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Central to this responsibility is the creation of content for social media outlets and research of AAUW branch programming. Responsibilities will not exceed 20 hours per week. Please email cover letter and resume with “STEM Programs Intern” in the subject line to aauwinternships@aauw.org. For more information about AAUW, please visit our website at www.aauw.org.


Veteran Student Club Information:

Veteran Students did you know that there are two MIT veteran student clubs, a committee dedicated to veterans outreach comprised of faculty, staff and students, and that room 50-010 is a space exclusively for veteran students? Check them out today! For more information, contact Mary Kathryn at extension 4-7824 or mjuskiew@mit.edu.


Technology in Africa - STS.089:

Check out these amazing courses focused on Africa, including Prof Clapperton Mavhunga’s STS.089, Technology and Innovation in Africa course. Visit http://shass.mit.edu/undergraduate/interdisciplinary/conc/african for more information!


2015 Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance:

The 9th annual application cycle of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is now open! Harambeans are young African entrepreneurial leaders who are spearheading social and business ventures across Africa, including Spark Schools in South Africa, Andela in Nigeria and Rides for Lives in Uganda. For more information, please visit: www.healliance.org/nomination.