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Announcing the 2018 Quip Diversity Scholarship

This opportunity comes to us from Kathryn Benson ’13:

We’re thrilled to announce the 3rd annual Quip Diversity Scholarship! Recipients will be invited to visit our office in San Francisco for a full day of learning, mentorship, and meeting the team (all expenses paid) — and they will each receive $5000 toward their education ($1000 for each runner-up).

At Quip, a Salesforce company, we emphasize building a company that prioritizes work-life balance, inclusivity, and diversity. Part of it is culture, part of it is hiring, and part of it is community outreach. By running this scholarship, we’re hoping to have an impact beyond our team and do a small part to encourage students getting started in computer science.

We’re looking for applicants who:

  • Are part of a group that has been historically underrepresented in STEM (including but not limited to: Women, African American, LatinX, American Indian, first-generation college students, LGBTQ+, and/or people with disabilities)
  • Have demonstrated interest or declaration of studying computer science or a related field.
  • Are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or masters student in the U.S. or Canada graduating in 2019 or later.
  • We are also accepting applications from students who are currently enrolled in or accepted into a full-time, onsite cohort in one of these coding programs.

If this sounds like you or people you know, please apply or tell them about it! Applications must be received by April 22, 2018.

Funded CLIMB Simulator Engineering Intern with Pathfinder Systems, Inc

“An intern with Pathfinder is not just a junior member of the team who will “reproduce papers and get coffee,” but someone with real responsibility of the kind that many young people do not see for many years after entering the work force of a larger organization.”

What is CLIMB?

Colorado Leaders, Interns and Mentors in Business (CLIMB) seeks to educate the leaders of tomorrow through providing high-quality internships and educational experiences. Through the CLIMB program, students from Yale, Middlebury, Brown, Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Wesleyan, Denison and Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering are invited to participate in 10-week internships in the Denver Metro area that complement their collegiate experiences and help them grow as leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals.

Who is Pathfinder Systems, Inc?

Pathfinder Systems, Inc engages in research and development of new types of training systems for air, ground, sea and space applications with a focus on defense-related training simulators and on research applications for very large remotely piloted aircraft.

About the Internship:

The intern will provide engineering, technical writing, analysis, and hands on lab work, depending on project assignment and intern qualifications. The intern will contribute to product quality and timely delivery. They encourage innovative solutions – what they typically do is build systems never built before. Inventiveness and diligence of interns in pursuing solutions invented is very valuable to them.

Ideal candidates will:

  • have significant, real-world experience as part of a small, dedicated, capable team
  • work on advanced software, making use of the tremendous processing power of Graphic Processing Units
  • see how a simulator emerges from concept through engineering and testing into an operational system
  • report day-to-day to a Program Manager, and will work daily with graduate engineers and professionals
  • be one of two kinds, depending on the intern’s area of studies and inclinations: those with business or humanities backgrounds may be involved with coordination of activities, documentation, and cost estimates; those with engineering or scientific backgrounds could participate in design, development, testing, delivery, and documentation of systems

Does this sound like a good fit for you? Check out the full internship description in Handshake.

Application deadline Friday, March 9th at 7:00 pm.

*If you happen to also speak Dutch speaker, you may, if you wish and the program requires it, travel to the Netherlands approximately for a week with a senior Pathfinder representative!

**If you have at least a Student Pilot certificate, you may, with permission from parents and the CLIMB program and after training by Pathfinder, participate in flight tests as instrumentation operators on board light aircraft!

New Resume Assistant From LinkedIn and Microsoft

Thanks to Kailash Pandey ’19 for sharing this with us!

Microsoft and LinkedIn have created a new Resume Assistant. It is a tool to help users optimize their resumes for specific jobs, and is now available for Office 365 subscribers on Windows! Resume Assistant simply pops up in a sidebar and helps by offering examples of work experience descriptions you can use as inspiration for your resume based on a role (like a project manager) or an industry (like journalism). You can also filter through skills prospective employers might be looking for to fine-tune and tailor your CV.

To access the feature, just open Word, click on Review, then click Resume Assistant. Create a draft of your resume and then come meet with one of the PCAs during drop-in hours and they can give you feedback to make sure it is ready for applications! Drop in hours are Monday-Friday 12:30-4:00 pm in the Adirondack House.

30 Internship Programs You Should Know

Thanks for the folks at US Black Engineer magazine for curating this list! If you are searching for internship opportunities, here are 30 internship programs you should know!

Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Summer Fellows Program

Penn State’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering will be accepting applications for an outstanding undergraduate summer research program in the nuclear field at Penn State—the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program.

The Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program is a 10-week paid summer program that provides an unparalleled opportunity for undergraduates to obtain hands-on research experience and professional development in the nuclear field at Penn State. Students will work closely with a faculty mentor on a state-of-the-art nuclear research project, and will have terrific opportunities to network with industry representatives and participate in site visits to locations such as Three Mile Island.

The program runs from May 29—August 3, 2018. Fellows will receive a $6000 stipend as well as on-campus housing. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year by the start of summer 2018 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. We will accept applications until January 31, 2018.

Penn State’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering would like to invite applications for this paid summer research experience from outstanding undergraduate students in engineering, computer science, physics or chemistry with an interest in the nuclear field. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year by the start of the summer of 2018 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Learn more about the Fellowship in Handshake.

Apply online. Deadline January 31!

Caterpillar Offering Internships

At Caterpillar, you can build the career you want. They are looking to hire for a range of skills, experience levels and qualifications. Join their team and grow professionally, whether you work with them for a while or for the duration of your career. Their employees have the chance to create a varied resume by pursuing different career paths at Caterpillar—by moving between our many business units, job functions or locations.

Ready to put your passion to work? Explore Caterpillar job areas and apply today.