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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.

Are you studying STEM or have strong quantitative skills? Want to learn how your programming capabilities can be used in trading?

Learn how your skills can be applied to careers in Sales and Trading!

This spring, the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Markets Campus team will be hosting a new event, a Sales & Trading STEM Summit at One Bryant Park on Friday, April 6.

The event is open to students in the class of 2020 or 2021 who are studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or have strong quantitative skills. The goal is to meet strong STEM students with an interest in S&T and add to our pipeline of talent in consideration for 2019 internship opportunities.  Invited candidates will have all expenses paid.

How to apply:
• Eligibility: undergraduates in the class of 2020 or 2021 with an interest in a Sales & Trading summer internship
• Application deadline: Sunday, March 11 (11:59p.m. EST)
Get started. Apply now at: campus.bankofamerica.com
Between 25 to 40 students total will be accepted to participate.

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.

Applications Being Accepted for NSF Mathematical Sciences Internship Program

Call for applications closes February 1, 2018

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is accepting applications for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program, a 10-week summer program for graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics, statistics, or applied mathematics.

To qualify, applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics, statistics, or applied mathematics at an accredited U.S. college or university, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher, a press release said. For a complete list of discipline areas, visit http://www.orise.orau.gov/nsf-msgi/. Students graduating with a doctoral degree prior to the expected internship start date are not eligible, the press release said.

Selected participants will receive a stipend of $1,200 per week for their participation in the internship and limited travel reimbursement. All applications must be submitted by February 1, 2018. [Read more…]

10 Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S. – all in STEM Fields!

The most recent Occupational Outlook Handbook, recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), breaks down how jobs will grow over the next decade. Below are the top 10 occupations that are predicted to grow the fastest in the next 10 years (read the full CNBC article by Courtney Connley here):

  1. Solar photovoltaic installers

  2. Wind turbine service technicians

  3. Home health aides

  4. Personal care aides

  5. Physician assistants

  6. Nurse practictioners

  7. Statisticians

  8. Physical therapists assistants

  9. Software developers, applications

  10. Mathematicians

Scientists Create First Mathematical Model that Predicts Immunotherapy Success

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created the first mathematical model that can predict how a cancer patient will benefit from certain immunotherapies, according to a study published in Nature.

Scientists have long sought a way to discover whether patients will respond to new checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapies and to better understand the characteristics that indicate a tumor can be successfully treated with them. The proposed mathematical model, which captures aspects of the tumor’s evolution and the underlying interactions of the tumor with the immune system, is more accurate than previous genomic biomarkers in predicting how the tumor will respond to immunotherapy.

Read the full Medical Press article here.