Application deadline is January 1st. Use the fall semester to:
- Have your resume and cover letter reviewed by our Peer Career Advisors during Drop-In hours.
- Review and practice Amazon interview questions on CareerCup – these are real interview questions that applicants have shared after their interviews.
- Practice your coding on sites like Codecademy, HackerRank, topcoder and codechef.
- Apply for the position on Handshake. It’s perfectly fine to apply early!
About the position
- Collaborate with experienced cross-disciplinary Amazonians to conceive, design, and bring to market innovative devices and services
- Design and build innovative technologies in a large distributed computing environment and help lead fundamental changes in the industry
- Create services to run predictions on distributed systems with exposure to cutting edge technologies at incredible scale and speed
- Build distributed storage, index, and query systems that are scalable, fault-tolerant, low cost, and easy to manage and use
- Enrolled in, or received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
- Experience with distributed, multi-tiered systems, algorithms, and relational databases
- Experience in optimization mathematics such as linear programming and nonlinear optimization
- Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
- Adept at handling ambiguous or undefined problems as well as ability to think abstractly
- Previous technical internship(s)
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Employment of geoscientists, including geologists, is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The need for energy, environmental protection, and responsible land and resource management is projected to spur demand for geologists in the future.
What skills should I develop?
- You will want to hone your field skills (measurement, observation, sketching) to collect data/samples.
- Learn to collect, manipulate and analyze data.
- Apply quantitative approaches to the analysis of data sets and problem solving.
- Understand how to utilize the principles of chemistry, physics, and biology to find solutions to geologic problems.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Apply concepts learned from coursework/research to more broadly based problems.
What kind of societies and professional organizations do geologists have?
- International Union of Geological Sciences
- US National Committee For Geological Sciences
- American Institute of Professional Geologists
- Many geology faculty have research grants which provide funding for students to work as a research assistant during the summer. Please talk to each of the faculty to find out what opportunities are available for next summer.
- Keck Geology Consortium (REU)
- Carnegie Institution Geophysical Laboratory
- Natural History Research Experiences
- U.S. Geological Survey Internships/Opportunities
- Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST)
- Duke University Integrated Marine Conservation Program
- Dynamic Urban Environmental Systems and Sustainability
- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
- Lunar and Planetary Institute Program
- Hazards and Risks of Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest
- GSA’s GeoCorps Program
- Department of Energy
- NSF-REU Geology Programs
- Juneau Ice Field Research program
- Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution’s summer internship program
Expanding Access to Healthcare for Everyone, Everywhere
THINKMD was founded in 2014 as a social impact Benefit Corporation to develop solutions to eliminate premature deaths, which is in part a consequence of a growing shortage of healthcare professionals and systemic challenges in healthcare delivery. Founded by two physicians, they envision a world where innovative approaches, systems and knowledge can lead to new disruptive approaches to expanding global access to healthcare for everyone, everywhere. As a benefit corporation, they take a market-driven approach to achieving social impact. They believe social enterprises have the potential to be more innovative, efficient, and effective in achieving financially sustainable systems-level change. They believe that they must deliver the highest quality technology supported by sustainable financial models—only then will they create lasting systematic change that achieves their global mission.
Their team includes clinicians, engineers, data scientists, strategists, and global health specialists. They utilize an integrative development approach to develop novel technology to change healthcare delivery, and leverage critical public health data that will improve clinical outcomes, surveillance, and healthcare management globally.
They’re looking for passionate people that are committed to finding solutions that address challenging global health problems.
While they have a global impact, they are based in Burlington! Check out their open positions. Great opportunity for CS students with an interest in global and public health!
Personal Statement Workshop
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 12:30 pm in MBH 303
Join Denise Shekerjian ’75, lawyer, writer and author of books and essays, who specializes in working with students who need assistance with college admission essays, medical school applications, and other graduate and fellowship applications. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls in your personal statement that result in dull and predictable essays. Understand the well-worn clichés and how to steer clear of the “I love people and I love science!!!” theme in your essay. You’ll come away with a good appreciation for how to reflect on and synthesize an experience. soulofaword.com
Open to all students!
People who major in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have a valuable quantitative and analytical skill set sought by many employers. Sometimes these overlap into more than one category.
Not sure where you fit yet? Find the category for your major and check out the entry level jobs available to you with your STEM degree.
Code for America’s annual National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH) this year is on Saturday, August 11th. NDoCH is a chance to collaborate, problem solve, and hack with other civic minded folks to show that government can work better with technology in the 21st Century. NDoCH events will be held around the country and if you are in VT, Code for BTV is hosting an event this year.
The theme this year is “housing.” Web developers, WordPress nerds and data gurus will pitch in to help Vermonters find affordable housing by fixing broken and outdated housing services websites during the National Day of Civic Hacking.
Code for BTV is lining up some housing services related projects that need immediate help, as well as some projects that are longer-term! They will have some experts from the housing services field to present the project needs and then you will break into groups to address the issues.
For the National Day of Civic Hacking, they need:
- project management help
- visual designers and artists
- story tellers and marketers
- writers and editors
- WordPress nerds
- traditional web developers (HTML/JS/CSS)
- database gurus
- housing services knowledge beyond the experts we are bringing in
- people that care about their community
Winter is coming!
Let’s try to help as many people find a home as we can before it hits.
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through their family of apps and services, they’re building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether they’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Their global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways.
Do YOU want to build new features and improve existing products that more than a Billion people around the world use? Are you interested in working on highly impactful technical challenges to help the world be more open and connected? Want to solve unique, large-scale, highly complex technical problems? Their development cycle is extremely fast, and they’ve built tools to keep it that way. It’s common to write code and have it running live on the site just a few days later. They push code to the site everyday and have small teams that build products that are touched by millions of people around the world. If you work for Facebook, you will be able to make an impact immediately.
Facebook is seeking Software Engineers to join their engineering team. You can help build the next-generation of systems behind Facebook’s products, create web applications that reach millions of people, build high volume servers and be a part of a team that’s working to help people connect with each other around the globe.
This position is full-time and there are minimal travel requirements.
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.
Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms
Application is due October 9, 2018. Full program information and descriptions, including links to the online application system, are available here.