Work for one of the top VC firms in the country!
Andreessen Horowitz, a high technology venture capital firm, has an immediate opening for a Portfolio Data Analyst in their Corporate Development Group.
In this role, you will provide real and sustained value to: (i) team members in the Corporate Development group; (ii) the broader firm, through cross-functional collaboration; and (iii) the firm’s portfolio companies.
You will be responsible for the end to end process regarding the management of the team’s portfolio datasets, including collection, categorization and streamlining of various data sources, and deliver actionable insights for the firm and portfolio companies.
Open to all majors – recent grads. Learn more in Handshake. Deadline 5/31.
Polish up your technical skills by practicing some coding problems this summer. Google offers a Tech Dev Guide created specifically for students to explore and direct their learning. They also highly recommend Cracking the Coding Interview, LeetCode, and HackerRank to help get your coding skills into tip top shape!
Taking courses such as Algorithms and Data Structures is highly recommended to help with Google’s coding interviews. If you have not taken these courses at Midd, or just want a refresher, Stanford offers a free online Algorithms course that Google loves! For a deeper dive, Pluralsight offers a two part course that shows day to day applications of algorithms and data structures.
Google has plenty of resources to help you polish up your resume this summer. Check out their tips for how to apply to Google. It has everything you need to know from what they would like to see on your resume to how to prepare for interviews!
One thing all students should consider before even starting their summer internship is “what do I need to do to become a successful intern?” Getting an internship is just the beginning, and it isn’t the most important part of the internship process. Sure it may have been tough finding an internship and getting an offer, but the truth is that the value of doing an internship is based mainly on how you decide to handle the internship based on what you have to offer. That’s right; the burden is on you to make the internship successful and to perhaps even turn your internship into a full-time job.
It’s not about the company telling you what to do; it’s about you showing your value through your own initiative, motivation, and personal and professional skill set.
- Read important literature and trade magazines about the field
- Take time to review the company’s website
- Get yourself a mentor
You may also be interested in watching these Internship Tips from Former Peer Career Advisors.
If you are unable to find a CS internship or a research project, do not dismay! You can still be productive and add bullets to your resume while at home this summer!
Consider taking on side projects. They keep you moving forward with what you already know while also pushing you to learn new skills and tackle problems on your own. Working on side projects is the perfect excuse to learn new and upcoming languages or frameworks and stay ahead of the curve.
We recommend working on open source projects. We hear time and again that hiring managers want to see contributions to open source from their applicants. Summer is a great time to focus on that! Open source projects offer powerful preparation for your next internship or job. By contributing to open source projects, you become aware of how tools and languages piece together in a way that your personal projects cannot. You learn to collaborate and project manage. You build on your communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. All skills that hiring managers look for!
What do we mean by open source projects:
Maybe your goal for the summer was to learn enough Python to land a great internship or job next year. Don’t stop at Python, look into learning the graphics processing library, the web frameworks, or the scientific modules. This is a great way to test the waters and see what you really enjoy doing. Take the summer to play and learn at your own pace and really hone in on what you are most interested in doing.
Check out this opensource.com series “Young professionals find the open source way a good fit”
- Collaboration isn’t what they taught you in school by Kristen DeMaria, on her experience at Red Hat.
- Open source love at first commit by Levi Bostian, on his experience as a Computer Science major.
- Leaders are catalysts for shared purpose and results by Sarah Shelton, on her experience at Red Hat.
- Women interns rocking open source at Xen Project by Lars Kurth, on interns working on the Xen project via GSoC.
- Looking for a technology job? Learn as much as you can about open source by Josh Teder, on his experience at Red Hat.
- Open source has me brainwashed by Derek Brown, on interning with Red Hat’s corporate strategy department.
- What is a software engineering job really like? by Anne LoVerso, on being an intern for the team developing Project Atomic at Red Hat.
- Coding all summer long in OpenStack by Victoria Martinez de la Cruz, on her Google Summer of Code experience with OpenStack.
Tuesday, April 30
Students enrolled in Research Methods in Psychology will present their research proposals in a poster session from 4:30-5:30 in the Great Hall in McCardell Bicentennial Hall.
Wednesday, May 1
4:00 pm: Aumit Leon – Accelerating Deep Neural Networks
4:30 pm: Kieran Parikh – Adventures in AI-Generated Art
Thursday, May 2
4:00 pm: Brendan Leech – Examining the Security of Local Inter-Process Communication
4:30 pm: Will Frazier – The Power of Ensemble Algorithms
All talks will be in McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104
Refreshments will be served
Friday, May 3 – 12:15 pm in BiHall 104
Problematic, clinically-impairing substance use results from interactions between vulnerability factors (including, but not limited to: sex and genetics), development and experience with the pharmacological effects of the abused drug. These complex interactions can be studied in a rigorous manner using advanced mouse models that capture extreme genetic diversity, allow for controlled, developmentally-targeted drug exposure(s) and that enable mechanistic dissection of the biological processes that influence the response of an individual to the drug. In his lecture, Dr. David Jentsch will review a series of studies that elucidate how genetic variation can be related to addiction vulnerability and how intermediate biological processes can be identified that explain this set of genotype-behavioral phenotype relationships. How the results of these research efforts can lead to evidence-based prevention efforts will also be discussed.
Friday, May 3 – 12:30-2:00 pm in BiHall 216
Chemistry and Biochemistry majors, will present their senior thesis presentations. Lunch will be served. This event will run until 2:00.
- Maggie Phillips ’19: “Thermal Decomposition of Methylcyclohexene Fuel Contaminants”
- Robert Pritchard ’19: “Characterization of Borrelia burgdorferi Glyceraldehyde-3- Phosphate Dehydrogenase: Enzymatic Activity and Moonlighting Functions”
- Noah Wagner-Carlberg ’19: “Molecular Wires: Polymers of Ruthenium Complexed Fluorene ”
Physics Department Presents Ken Olum, Research Professor, Deptartment of Physics and Astronomy at Tufts University
Our universe may be filled with a network of cosmic strings: thin (10-29m), long (light-years), dense (1016 kg/m) objects dating from the earliest moments of the universe. If they exist, they will provide a window into fundamental physics at otherwise unreachable scales. The best hope to detect them is to look for gravitational waves emitted by string loops as they oscillate at relativistic speeds. Professor Ken Olum will discuss how we calculate the gravitational wave signals to be expected, and the prospects for observing them and distinguishing them from other gravitational wave sources.
Friday, May 3 – 12:30 pm in BiHall 219
So you’ve found the perfect summer internship, but how do you know if your internship is going to provide you with what you need if you’re not sure what type of experience it is that you want, or if you haven’t established any goals to know what you hope to accomplish?
The most amazing internship experiences are those that prepare students for the work they hope to do after graduating from Midd.
How to Choose Your Goals
From the folks at wayup.com in their article, “How to Set Great Internship or Job Goals” (read the full article here):
Setting the best, achievable goals for your internship or entry-level job largely depends on knowing what you want, what you’re capable of, what your role will enable you to reasonably do, and what the company is trying to do. When setting your goals, it’s important to ask yourself a few key questions.
First, ask yourself why you accepted this internship or job. This should help you figure out what you should try and learn from it. Understanding your own personal motivation for taking the job should help you set a good personal learning goal.
Second, consider what the company is trying to do. Your goals should benefit you and the company. If your goals don’t align with the company’s goals, then your efforts likely won’t have any impact on the company’s success and you won’t be able to demonstrate your value to the company.
Third, ask yourself what type of impact you’d like to have on the company. What would you be most proud of achieving?
Fourth, examine the responsibilities of the role you have at the company and determine what your role will enable you to achieve. If you’re a sales intern, you probably won’t be super successful at helping the company achieve their engineering-related goals.
Internship Goal Examples
- Social media marketing intern – Grow Twitter followers by 25% by the end of summer.
- Software Engineering Intern – Learn Ruby on Rails and deploy 1 new feature by the end of summer.
- Anyone – Have coffee with 1 full-time employee each week.
Once you have your goals set, it is helpful to track your progress. A good rule of thumb is to check in on your status one time dimension below the scope of your goals. For example, you should check on any monthly goals every week.
Do what you can to make the most out of your summer internship. Make friends with your coworkers, take lots of notes, go above and beyond to help where needed, and always act professionally. This will make you stand out and hopefully gain some contacts within your field, which will hopefully lead to some job prospects!