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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.

Vermont Employer Highlight: Keurig Green Mountain

Calling all internship and co-op seekers! Keurig Green Mountain has posted their 2018 opportunities!

As a values-based technology company in the beverage business, Keurig is creating a beverage revolution. Join them and see what your imagination can brew.

“Every single project that I was given was of critical importance to the Company. Your ideas are heard, your solutions are seriously considered, and you have access to every level in the company, even the CEO!” ~Salman, Engineering Co-op, University of Tennessee

“As a Keurig Green Mountain intern, co-op, or recent graduate, we rely on you to help us rethink it all. From ideating and testing new products to researching and marketing the very way our products are positioned to the world, our interns manage projects that have a direct impact on the future of the Company. In our program, you will work side-by-side with seasoned professionals who will teach, guide, and mentor you as you progress through your role.”

How does your major fit in at Keurig Green Mountain?  Make your selection below to learn more:

200 Universities Just Launched 560 FREE Online Courses. Here’s the Full List.

If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at-least partially free). These courses are collectively called as MOOCS or Massive Open Online Courses.

In the past six years or so, close to 800 universities have created more than 8,000 of these MOOCs. And I’ve been keeping track of these MOOCs the entire time over at Class Central, ever since they rose to prominence.

Read the full freeCodeCamp article here to access the full course listing.