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EECS Weekly News: July 25, 2016

OPPORTUNITIES

2016 IEEE Maker Project
This is your opportunity to show the world the work that has been keeping you up at night. So if you are tirelessly tinkering with a tech project that solves complex problems and has applications in the real world, and can use an extra $500, we want to hear from you. Top vote-getters in each category will be sent to our expert panel of judges who will select one finalist from each category. Deadline: September 17, 2016

Electrical engineering projects from MindSumo
MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com.

CS 446/519: Networks in Computational Biology - Fall 2016
Are you interested in bioinformatics? Want to know what computational biology is all about? Check out CS 446/519! In this course you will:

  • get to do a research project related to analyzing a large network
  • learn about CS tools for analyzing and modeling networks
  • use Python and R packages for data analysis and network analysis
  • improve your skills in data science related to network inference
  • learn about networks in biology – no biology background required

Non-CS students who are proficient in programming are welcome!

America’s Greatest Makers Season 2
Calling all makers, inventors, designers, and engineers! Intel, legendary Executive Producer Mark Burnett, MGM Television and Turner Broadcasting are looking for the most innovative makers to join Season 2 of America's Greatest Makers. Do you have an amazing idea for the next big smart connected device? Apply now for the chance to make your dream a reality using Intel's latest technology including the Intel Curie Module and upcoming advanced developer platforms that can connect to a broad array of input and output devices (including cameras and displays). Winner walks away with $1 million dollars! What will YOU make? Application deadline: August 19.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

9 Steps to Solving an Impossible Brain Teaser in a Tech Interview (Without Breaking a Sweat)
If you’re interviewing for a tech job, chances are you’ll get thrown one of these brain teaser questions at some point during the selection process. And when you do, you don’t want to stammer, “Um, I have no idea.” The Muse

LinkedIn co-founder shares 4 secrets to a killer profile
If you truly want to craft a killer LinkedIn profile, the guy who helped create the world's largest social network for professionals has a few tips. During a video interview, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman shared the biggest missteps he sees users making with their LinkedIn profiles. What follows are four specific tips Hoffman says will help separate your LinkedIn profile from the rest of the pack on the network. Portland Business Journal

Why flexibility is no reason to accept lower pay
You tell a prospective employer you need flexibility in your work schedule, and they are willing to accommodate — but it will cost you. Quite literally. With a lower starting salary. It’s easy to see how an applicant could rationalize that. You need something from them. It only makes sense that they will need something in return. Portland Business Journal

JOBS

Student Developer - Center of Applied Systems and Software (CASS)
The Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS) partners with industry and organizations to create a student experiential learning program. Students are hired and trained by full time developers to perform computer hardware and software testing, and/or development projects. Student internships average 1-3 years in length and most graduates are hired by technology companies. In addition to the technical and development skills students gain, they also learn how to work as a member of a team, gain an appreciation of the importance of deadlines, and other facets of running a business such as planning, budgeting, resource allocation, documentation and communication.

Student Information Technology - OSU Graduate School Administration
Information Services seeks students to assist with development of business applications using the Salesforce platform to serve all Oregon State. We are looking for students who can make a long term (1-2 years) commitment at approximately 20 hours per week. Candidates must be interested in developing their professional skills – we will train as necessary – and willing to commit to brief daily stand-up meetings.

Production Specialist - OSU Student Multimedia Services
This position provides basic production support, poster & thesis printing, cutting, mounting, binding, laminating and scanning. The technician will 1) maintain a clean production area, 2) assist PT-II in processing orders, laminating and finishing/packaging orders and calling clients for pick-up, and 3) verify production orders are in compliance with OSU guidelines.

Student EE Position - Pulse Electronics
Pulse Electronics is an international firm engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of electronic components. We're currently seeking a student/temporary position that can support our design and manufacturing engineers on a project in our RF/Antenna division in Vancouver, Washington. We're looking for someone with/studying for an EE that would like some direct experience and a great letter of recommendation.

Student Information Technology - OSU COSINE Helpdesk
Members of the Cosine helpdesk are the first line of technical support for the Colleges of Science, Liberal Arts, Education and a few departments in the College of Agriculture at Oregon State University. Fields support requests via walk-in, email or over the phone. Researches, troubleshoots and answers computing questions; instructs where needed. Builds and repairs computers; troubleshoots operating systems and application errors. Documents requests and reports issues.

Student Information Technology (Security Analyst) - OSU Department of Information Services
Security Analyst duties: Monitor and respond to tickets in the help desk queue for the security office. Use tools to monitor and alert on occurrences of suspicious activity. Write scripts and routines to help improve efficiency with work flow. Participate in job/role based training throughout the year to improve skills and techniques. Communicate with different IT groups across campus. Help design awareness programs for students and employees.

Information Technology Specialist - U.S. Forest Service
The Information Management (IM) staff is responsible for expanding, compiling, and formulating the raw collected data into useful information from which the analysts and scientists can create reports and scientific studies. Information Management is also responsible for analyzing, developing and maintaining systems and applications to assist with FIA data collection, storage, analysis and presentation. This includes but is not limited to developing and managing large-scale database systems, handheld data recorders, and online data tools.

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed). Sample jobs:

Don’t forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students:

 

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