KPCB Fellows spend their time working at companies like Pinterest, Coursera, DoorDash, Airbnb, Square, Slack or another company in the #KPFamily. The work experience is incredibly valuable as fellows are mentored by a senior technical leader. At the same time, you are also invited to one-of-a-kind events hosted by KPCB where you meet partners from Kleiner Perkins, CEOs and senior executives from many of our portfolio companies, and other bright fellows who will go on to change technology in the future. The idea is to expose you to as much as we can offer, so that you can leave your the summer with a better understanding of how iconic companies are built and hopefully, one day, start your own or be a part of the beginning of a new venture. As a Fellow, you’ll be joining a network of amazing alumni fellows who have gone on to be venture capitalists, start their own companies, join rapidly growing startups and so much more.
The answer to most questions can be found on http://kpcbfellows.com/faq
Over the course of a summer, KPCB Design and Engineering Fellows join our portfolio companies, where they develop their technical or design skills and are mentored by an executive within the company. Participants in our new Product Fellows program will get the chance to spend a full year working at a Silicon Valley startup. Fellows will also be invited to attend both private events held by Kleiner Perkins as well as by our portfolio companies, where they can meet other talented engineering and design students, network with luminaries in their respective fields, and explore the San Francisco Bay Area.
The following post is from Christian Holmes ’14 and Alex Siega ’12:
CKM Advisors is looking to hire Middlebury students who have an interest in data science and business analytics. This is a great opportunity to use and develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving. Apply via Handshake. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Christian Holmes (class of 2014) or Alex Siega (class of 2012):
As a Data Scientist at CKM you will help solve critical business problems for our clients across a broad range of industries. Our Data Scientists and Business Analysts work together to define the problem solving approach and collect all necessary data. These data sets vary widely in size, structure, complexity, and dimensionality.
In order to derive insight from data, we utilize a diverse set of methods and algorithms including but not limited to machine learning, text mining, process mining, network analysis, and data visualization. We rely on our Data Scientists to adapt to the rapidly evolving data science landscape by learning new techniques and technologies. In order to thrive at CKM Advisors, you will need to develop new skills to drive your projects forward; but you will also find opportunities to satisfy your natural curiosity.
We look for academic brilliance, natural curiosity, intellectual vigor, and a passion for solving complex challenges. We seek candidates who have a deep interest in developing business recommendations based on rigorous analytics. If you are ready for these opportunities and challenges, we encourage you to apply.
Each Winter Term, many students participate in internships and apply for the opportunity to earn academic credit while having high-level exposure to valuable work. Below is a complete timeline that clearly outlines all of the necessary steps to obtain credit this January.
Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Starting now – early November, 2017: Secure your Internship
October 30-November 1, 2017: Register for the Winter Term Internship Course
- If you are planning to complete an internship but have not yet been approved or secured, register for any Winter Term class as a temporary placeholder. Failure to register for a class or an internship during WT registration means you will not be eligible for credit.
- If your internship is approved before WT registration, register on Banner for your internship; CCI will send you follow up instructions.
- Note: “Approved” means it has been approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee
Before early November, 2017: Identify and secure an Academic Sponsor
- Identify a Middlebury faculty member as your Academic Sponsor- this can be an academic advisor or another faculty member.
- Discuss a plan that will help you make connections between your internship experience and your coursework at Middlebury
- Identify at least three scholarly sources to list in your application for credit. You will also use this as an intellectual framework for your experience and as relevant content for your final academic work.
No later than mid-November, 2017: Send Supervisor and Academic Sponsor the necessary paperwork
- Send the Intern Sponsor Agreement Form to your internship supervisor
- Send the Academic Sponsor Form to your Academic Sponsor here at Middlebury.
- Inform them both of the November 30 submission deadline.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017: Forms required to complete your application:
- Application for Winter Internship Credit (Student submits)
- Assumption of Risk and Code of Conduct Form (Student submits)
- Intern Sponsor Agreement Form (Internship Supervisor submits)
- Academic Sponsor Approval Form (Academic Sponsor submits)
January/February, 2017: Completing your internship
- Submit final academic work to your academic sponsor.
- Submit self-evaluation to the CCI.
- Internship supervisor will also submit an evaluation.
What did you do this summer? We want to know!
This survey will take you less than five minutes! Access the link in your Middlebury email – search for email sent from email@example.com.
Did you intern? Travel? Volunteer? Work at a summer job? Learning about your experiences offers valuable insight on the wide range of opportunities you’re pursuing – this info is most helpful as advisors and faculty work with students!
Complete by October 1 and be entered to win four tickets to any show of your choice at Higher Ground in Burlington!
Silicon is the king of the computing world. Almost all commercial integrated circuits have been based on silicon and, for the most part, on a single basic process called complementary metal oxide (CMOS).
But the end of silicon may be in sight. Even industry giant IBM acknowledges that silicon’s days are numbered. But why? And what’s going to replace it?
There is a whole raft of new materials and partial replacements for silicon in the offing. Let’s take a look at why it’s dominant and what materials may eventually knock silicon (and germanium) out of the hot seat.
Are you getting a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related science? Did you know that adding a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering can greatly enhance your career opportunities? Consider Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Their Scientist to Engineer Program is an intensive, accelerated program designed especially for new M. students without a BS in Chemical Engineering. This program covers the essentials of the entire undergraduate curriculum, followed by a standard MS program. Typically this can all be accomplished in three semesters.
Interested in learning more? www.cheme.columbia.edu.
- An Ivy League education in New York City, the multicultural capital of the world
- Get the “know-how” to advance more rapidly in industry
- A flexible curriculum, including courses in other branches of engineering or graduate subjects
- Focused courses taught by experienced academic and industrial professionals
MS Application deadlines: Spring Term – October 1, 2017, Fall Term – February 15, 2018.
This is an older article, but still great information!
Although women once dominated the field of computer science, there are now very few women in computing. According to Lana Verschage, the director of Women in Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the gender gap in computing is in fact widening. “Since 1990, the percentage of female computing professionals has dropped from 35 percent to about 24 percent today, and according to Girls Who Code, if that trend continues, the share of women in the nation’s computing workforce will decline to 22 percent by 2025,” she said. RIT has taken many approaches to this problem, including sending its students and faculty to the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) as a way to encourage them to stay in the field.
Also, it just so happens that RIT will be on campus on Tuesday, 9/26 from 11:00-1:00 in the McCullough Grille Foyer. Stop in and introduce yourself and get more info on their graduate programs!
Massachusetts Green Careers Conference: Clean Energy & Environmental Sustainability
Careers. Clean Energy. Sustainability.
Delve into clean energy, sustainability, and career development for a day. Enjoy cross-sector dialogues with stakeholders from government, business, education, and nonprofits, and career-ready candidates. REGISTER EARLY to reserve a place! Mass Wildlife will provide conference space in their new, nature-friendly, LEED platinum headquarters this year. Parking and seating are limited to ~100. Food and beverage will be local and/or organic.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:30 AM in Westborough, MA
- Connect with stakeholders from business, education, government and nonprofits, green-career-ready candidates, and learners – all in one place.
- Engage in cross-sector dialogues
- Learn about current employment trends, best practices, opportunities
- Take home ideas, connections, resources
- Everyone interested in clean energy and environmental sustainability
- Green-career-ready candidates
- Education/Training: career services professionals, workforce development, staff, faculty, students
- Business: owners, representatives
- Government: state, local officials
- Nonprofits: administrators, members
- Diversity encouraged: race, age, gender, economics
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00-7:30 pm in Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
Interested in exploring your civic identity? Developing lifelong skills? Pursuing projects in collaboration with communities, and striving to contribute to the public good? Then stop by to meet with representatives from 50+ community agencies and non-profit organizations to learn about volunteer opportunities in Middlebury and beyond. The MiddAction Fair will provide you with the opportunity to become connected in local activism, volunteering, social justice, and service-learning activities in areas such as education, literacy, youth mentoring, environment, emergency services, public health, poverty, hunger, housing, and much more.
At the fair there will be many organizations offering health and social service-related volunteer opportunities including:
- Addison County Parent/Child Center
- Counseling Services of Addison County (CSAC)
- Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center
- Open Door Clinic
Questions? Contact Miller Thornton, Center for Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you crack the code and prevent major city disruption?
Imagine this: NSA has been asked to investigate suspicious network activity within a large SCADA system that controls critical infrastructure for multiple cities. It’s your job to find out what’s going on and prevent major havoc within highly populated areas.
Think you’re up to the challenge? Then gear up for the fifth annual NSA Codebreaker Challenge! The challenge invites college students to investigate how a system was compromised and neutralize the threat.
Thousands of students from hundreds of schools participate in NSA’s annual Codebreaker Challenge, and only a select few make it to the end. Can you?
On Thursday, Sept. 21, NSA will host the NSA Codebreaker Challenge Sneak Preview to introduce this year’s challenge. During this live webinar, you’ll get tips on how to execute the six-part challenge, from network analysis to crafting an exploit to take down the malicious server.
Seats are limited, so don’t put it off!