October 16, 2012



Professional school applications for Winter 2013 are now open for computer science students (the next available admission cycle for ECE will be Fall 2013). Application Deadline is November 1. Details

Sign Up for the Oct. 24 Senior Dinner - (Pre-Registration Required)
Seniors! Whether you are looking for a job, an internship or just want to learn more about graduate school, this event is for you. At the Oct. 24 Senior Dinner, you can not only learn who is hiring, but gain the information you need so you can better determine which organizations are the best fit for you. All Oregon State EECS and MIME seniors – including those on MECOP and other off-campus internships – are invited and encouraged to attend this FREE event. (Pre-registration required. Dinner is included.) For more information or to register, visit: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/industry-relations/recruit-students/eecs-mime-senior-dinner-2012


Can Oregon rule the waves?
It isn’t the wild, wild west on the waves anymore, but Oregon coastal waters are still part of the frontier for the fledgling wave energy industry. Led by an Oregon State University effort, which recently got a boost with a $4 million federal grant, testing for the right way to create wave energy continues off the Oregon Coast. Portland Tribune


Buying into the Silicon Forest: eBay finds a home in Portland
Extravagantly decorated conference rooms bear the names "Portlandia," "Bike Central" and "Voodoo Doughnuts." Employees play foosball and Pac-Man holding pints from the office kegerators -- stocked with Northwest brews. The online marketplace and auctioneer has gone almost unnoticed as it quietly built one of the Silicon Forest's largest mobile software operations in the heart of downtown. The Oregonian

Field of study has major impact on career earning potential
Earning a bachelor’s degree can have a big impact on how much people earn over the course of a career, but so can the field of study, according to a report Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Median yearly earnings for those with engineering degrees were the highest, at $91,611. Business Journal


The Memorial Union/Student Experience Center Fee Impact Committee is looking for students
The Fee Impact Committee does financial analysis and strategic planning to minimize the student fee impact for the Memorial Union. Discuss and experience what goes into creating a student fee at OSU: Financial Analysis, Strategic Planning, Discovering Streams of Revenue, Presenting to Student Incidental Fee Committee. Committee meetings are 1-2 hours once a week or every other week. Applications are due October 17, 2012. Details

The Fall Career Fair is right around the corner and University Events is looking for staff and student volunteers to help make it a success!
The Career Fair is a two day event held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center including a University-wide fair on Wednesday, October 24, and an Engineering fair on Thursday, October 25. We currently have a number of shifts that need to be filled from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for each day. Anyone that is interested in volunteering should email kelly.dicristina@oregonstate.edu and she can provide additional information regarding the timeslots that are open.

How to Fill Out a URISC Grant Application to Pay You to Do Research at OSU
Thursday, October 18, 7:30 pm, ALS 4001, For undergraduate students at every level and in every major. Details

Build Apps from the Future
Mozilla Ignite is an open innovation challenge hosted by Mozilla and the National Science Foundation as part of the US Ignite initiative. The goal: imagine and build apps that show the full potential of next-generation networks, in areas that matter -- like healthcare, education, energy, manufacturing and public safety. What would you do with an Internet without limits? How can next-generation apps change the world? Enter into the Mozilla Ignite apps challenge and show us your best ideas in running code. You can take a slice of $485,000 over three rounds of development. Now through October 25: submit your app proposals or further develop your existing application. Details

Sophomores—tell us about your first year experience!  OSU is conducting focus groups with sophomore students to learn more about what will help make for a more positive first year experience for future students. Give feedback, connect with other sophomores, and eat free pizza! Focus groups will be held in Milam 215 on the following dates/times:

  • Tuesday, October 23rd, from 5:30-7:30pm

Want to provide feedback but can't make a session? Give us feedback here: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5168

SEMI Professional Development Seminar
Jobs in the Micro and Nano Electronics Industry: Connecting College Students to Industry
Friday, October 26, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Corvallis HP Campus Building 11 (1000 NE Circle Blvd)
For college students and recent graduates interested in career opportunities in the semiconductor and related high technology industries, this seminar can provide valuable, practical information that will help you choose a career direction and plan for success. Registration is required. Details

2013 Cornell Cup USA presented by Intel
The Cornell Cup USA, presented by Intel, is a college-level embedded design competition created to empower student teams to become the inventors of the newest innovative applications of embedded technology. Students will also be given the opportunity to enhance their resumes and demonstrate their professional design skills, highly sought by today’s companies, as they transform their ideas into a well-planned, robust reality. The second annual competition will be held in May 2013 at Walt Disney World and will give teams the opportunity to win up to $10,000. Deadline to apply is October 17. Details


Asian Pacific Community Fund - Verizon Scholarship Awards Program
The Asian Pacific Community Fund partners with Verizon to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of significantly rising costs of obtaining a college degree. These awards will support those who excel academically, are leaders amongst their peers and are making a positive impact in their communities. The 2nd cycle of our scholarship program offers five $2,000 awards to 2nd year undergraduate college students who are attending a 4-year, accredited college/university in California, Oregon, or Washington, or who are residents of one of these states. Scholarships are open only to students majoring in math, sciences, engineering, or a related field. The deadline for the 2nd cycle is October 31, 2012. Details


Wednesday, October 17, 10a-12p, KEC 3114. PhD Final Oral Examination – Wei Liu. Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Thinh Nguyen, Ben Lee, Raviv Raich; GCR: Abi Farsoni. Efficient Detection and Scheduling for MIMO-OFDM Systems. Details


Thursday, October 18, 3:30 pm, 220 Deschutes, University of Oregon. Hilbert's Nullstellensatz and Linear Algebra: An Algorithm for Determining Combinatorial Infeasibility” presented by Susan Margulies, Penn State University. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Monday, October 22, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. “New Frontiers in Clocking: Addressing the Needs of the Information Age” presented by Brian Drost, Analog Design Engineer, Silicon Laboratories. Details


Recent job postings on Beaver JobNet
Students must apply through Beaver JobNet to access/apply for the postings. Using their onid accounts, students/alums can log in here: https://oregonstate-csm.symplicity.com/students/. Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact Cheryl.L.Herring@oregonstate.edu.

Fall Career Fairs
Meet employers (many are alumni) who are coming specifically to meet OSU students. Learn about and/or possibly be selected to interview for current jobs and internships. Talk to employers about their fields and gain advice from "the inside." Make professional connections in a fun and exciting environment.

Attend free seminars to prep for the career fair including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter - How to Make them a Part of Your Job Search; Personal Branding; Interview: How to Answer Difficult Questions; How to Search & Secure an Internship in 4 Steps; 10 Tips to Building a Perfect Resume; How to Find Hidden Jobs; How to have Success at the Career Fairs.

Visit the Career Services website for the schedule and full details of the seminars.

Intel Corporation will be hosting a US Student Virtual Career Fair on October 17, 2012 from 11am PST - 1pm PST for College Graduates and Interns. This will be your chance to come ask questions about careers at Intel in groups such as Intel Architecture Groups, Technology and Manufacturing Groups, Software Services Group and Corporate Services. We will have multiple business groups in attendance with various hiring needs for 2013 and beyond and you will have direct access to recruiters within each organization. Details

Job and internship opportunities for students with the Department of Energy. Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15 and Nov 29, 10-12 at Career Services, room B008 located in the basement of Kerr Administration Building; or E-mail for an appointment Ahmad.mohammad@hq.doe.gov. Details

Website Developer Internship for Spring Creek Project at OSU: The website developer will work closely with Spring Creek Project staff to develop a new Drupal website based on an existing OSU template. $10 per hour for an average of 10 hours per week for 10 weeks. Applications are due on October 18. Details

OSL Student System Administrator / Developer, OSU Open Source Lab. The OSUOSL is looking for two to four student system administrators and software developers. This position is part time during school, and can be full time during the summer if you are so inclined. We prefer students who have more time left in their program (at least one year) to help reduce graduate turnover, so if you're a first-year student, don't hesitate! Details

OSL Student Web Designer, OSU Open Source Lab. This position is part time during school, and can be full time during the summer if you are so inclined. We prefer students who have more time left in their program (at least one year) to help reduce graduate turnover, so if you're a first-year student, don't hesitate! Experience with HTML and CSS (Especially HTML5 & CSS3) is a huge plus. Details

R&D Engineering Student Intern, HP. The Sensing Systems R&D Lab in Corvallis, OR is looking to host engineering interns in the 2012 calendar year. We are looking for students with backgrounds in either developing and testing MEMS accelerometers and gyros or students interested in contributing to software development kits for our sesnors. Internships can vary in length and depend on the availability of the student. Actively pursuing Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science degree. Good communication, collaboration, and writing skills. Strong track record of teamwork and self motivation. Details

College Engineer/Design Intern, Hewlett-Packard. You will participate with other members of our R&D teams to drive new technology development, implementation, innovation and cost effective next generation printing, imaging, and MEMS technologies for our partners and customers. This is an Internship opportunity. The successful candidate WILL be currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree and have the following qualifications: GPA greater than 3.0; must have completed a minimum of sophomore level engineering/engineering course requirements in his/her respective field if pursuing a Bachelor's degree; have done laboratory work in a chemistry, physics or engineering lab that requires designing of experiments; reporting of experiments following classical formats (e.g. Objective, Background, Experimental Procedure, Analysis, Conclusion/Path forward). Details

Electrical Engineering Internship Opportunity for the Summer 2013 Term, Hampton Affiliates. We are currently opening our doors to two electrical engineering students during the 2013 summer term. The position is paid and will allow the interns the ability to work in fast paced, industrial manufacturing environment. We are interested in students that show the following: in an ABET Electrical Engineering program; a minimum accumulated 3.0 GPA in Engineering, Math, and Physics courses; some programming experiences; a desire to work in a mixed background; a willingness to work in an industrial manufacturing environment. Details

Hardware Design Engineer (Power Systems) Internship, Tektronix. As a member of the Engineering Design Services group your contributions will help bring the next generation Tektronix products to market. The Power Systems Engineering team is instrumental in completing the design cycle for power supplies, power conversion, batteries, and magnetics for Tektronix Test and Measurements Instruments. Responsibilities include: Power Systems Design, Power Supply evaluation, characterization, and qualification. Power Conversion design, evaluation, and testing.  Consulting on Portable Instruments utilizing battery and other power sources. Review of OEM and ODM power systems, supplies, and complete products. Details

Cambia Company Information Session, October 23rd 3:00-4:00, BXL 415. Why intern at Cambia? You’ll have the opportunity to cultivate real-world experience in the workplace using everything you’ve got—from academic knowledge to life skills. You’ll collaborate with directors and participate in projects delegated by senior management, plus network with other interns on exciting assignments. Details

Entry-Level Engineering Program, Georgia-Pacific. Entry-Level Engineers generally will be placed into one of the following roles: Process Engineering, Project Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Process Control Engineering or Research and Development. In addition, Georgia-Pacific will be holding an ASME/IEEE Seminar in KEC 1001 @ 6 pm on Oct. 18. Details

Broadcom has internship and full-time job openings for full time new grads (MS or PhD) in both Irvine and Bay area in our serdes/wireline transceiver group. Details

Entry Level Software Designer, Hewlett-Packard. Join a team of engineers in the development of technology solutions and roadmaps for an Image-Based Forensic Service. This Anti-Counterfeit and fraud detection/prevention platform uses HP-owned algorithms, web services, databases and processes to safeguard HP products and revenue. Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, or Internet-related computer programs, primarily for end users. Using current programming language and technologies, writes code, completes programming, and performs testing and debugging of applications. Completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance. May interact with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications. Details

Analog / RF positions, ADI. Recruiting season is starting up again, and at ADI we're looking to fill the typical two types of openings: Full time hires: PhD / masters students with a solid analog background. RF experience is helpful, but a solid analog background is key to anything we do. Interns:  usually early-in-the-program PhD students, or exceptional Masters students.  We can do spring, summer, or fall internships, as dictated by academic program requirements. Details

Analyst Programmer, competency level 1, Information Services - Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. This position provides analysis and programming support for administrative information systems, specifically the learning management system (Blackboard) provided to faculty and students to access class assignments, administer tests and record grades. The incumbent will work with administrators, vendors and users through the processes of analysis, design, coding and testing to provide appropriate enhancements and maintenance. The incumbent will function as a member of a team to ensure application availability and performance, protect data security, and to address user problems and requests. Details

Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency level 1, Information Services - Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. This position joins a team of system and application administrators to support and maintain Linux and Windows servers running administrative applications for the university. This position also supports the University's identity management processes by maintaining user accounts and related information for students, faculty, staff and university associates accessing computing resources. Details

Jobs listed through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed)

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

  • USDA Drought Code Sprint First ever Drought Code Sprint - a call to developers across the country to use publicly available government information to help farmers, ranchers, and others gain quick and reliable one-click access to information on drought conditions and Federal drought relief.
  • LSI Corporation | Software Engineer (Milpitas, California); WD Ssd FW Development (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/www.pnnl.gov | Protecting America Cyber Hardware (Richland, WA); Post Doctorate RA Dtem (Richland, WA); Post Masters RA Proteomics (Richland, WA)
  • Kaiser Permanente | Associate Java Applications Developer (Lake Oswego, OR); Integration and Innovation Internship (Aurora, CO); Graduate Level Informatics Internship (Oakland, CA); Associate Application Developer (Lake Oswego, OR); Technology Risk Undergrad Intern (Oakland, CA); Junior iOS Developer (Aurora, CA)


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