February 11, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Join us for the Industry Reception, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 and network with industry!

Who is Invited: All Oregon State CBEE, EECS and MIME students as well as representatives from industry. (Click here for a list of companies attending the reception.)

Why: To network with engineering professionals and recruiters, ask questions, find out more about internships and employment options. (Be sure to check out the Student FAQ before the event.)

Resumes: Students can upload a resume so companies such as eBay, Garmin, Google, Intel, etc. can seek you out, even if you cannot attend the Reception. Some companies may prefer to get an electronic copy of your resume but you should still bring a few paper copies with you to the event, just in case.

Registration is required so visit eecs.oregonstate.edu/industry-reception to get signed up. (Registration closes when all of our placements are filled or by Feb. 15, whichever is sooner.)

IN THE NEWS

OSU’s Weatherford Awards, celebrating entrepreneurs and innovation
Alex Polvi (CS '07), Dan Di Spaltro (CS '07), Logan Welliver, the trio of Oregon State alumni who co-founded Cloudkick, are recipients of this year’s Weatherford Awards, Oregon State University’s annual celebration of entrepreneurs and innovators. The company, which provides cloud server monitoring and management tools, was acquired by Rackspace Hosting in December 2010. The awards are named for OSU's Weatherford Hall, where entrepreneurship and business students can explore their innovations and new venture ideas in a unique, living-learning residence hall. OSU news release

Patricia Walsh’s blind ambition
Diagnosed with a severe pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at age five due to complications of surgery. As a teenager she struggled with depression and hopelessness. The 31-year-old Walsh emerged from the trauma of becoming totally blind to earn a degree in computer science and electrical engineering at Oregon State, then worked for Microsoft before embarking on a career in public speaking and consulting Today, Patricia is a world champion triathlete and award-winning engineer. She has raced in over 12 marathons and ultra-marathons. She is the National champion for the Olympic distance and recently secured Bronze for the United States in the Short Course World Championship in Beijing, China 2011. Slowtwitch.com Note: You can also support Walsh's campaign to self-publish her autobiography here.

Robot Combat League: Team Crash
Amber Shinsel is a young software engineer who earned her degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University. She was excited for the opportunity to team with her father in Robot Combat League. She and her father have always been close; he taught her electronics and she grew up helping him out on a variety of technical projects (mostly his robots). Syfy

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Urban Airship raises another $25 million; Portland startup plans hiring surge
Urban Airship, whose software enables "push" notification in smartphone apps will use $25 million in new backing, led by the Silicon Valley firm August Capital, to significantly expand its hiring and growth plans. "Now it's a question of accelerating and grabbing as much of the market as we can," said Scott Kveton (CS '97), Urban Airship's co-founder and chief executive. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Interview Prep Workshop – Engineering Internships & Graduate Schools
Tuesday, February 12, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, The HUB {Batcheller 144}
Interviewing takes preparation and practice and in this presentation we will go over ways to prepare, perform, and follow through like a pro during the interview process. We will introduce different types of interview questions and how to respond in an organized manner, highlighting accomplishments. Workshop facilitator is Marian Moore of OSU’s Career Services. Details

Microsoft webinar: Putting Your Research to Work: PhDs at Microsoft
Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 PM
From dissertation to industry, from development to research — learn how your focus can be a fit at Microsoft. Our all-new University Webinar Spring Series will feature 3-5 technical Microsoft employees and recruiters in every session with live Q&A. Content is tailored to computer science, engineering, and IT related majors, with topics focusing on machine learning and natural language processing, getting the most out of summer internships, and the Cloud. These Webinars aren’t just for students interested in working at Microsoft, but are provided for any student interested in the Computer Science and Computer Engineering fields! Details

BIS@OSU Meet-the-Firms Nite
Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, CH2M HILL Alumni Center
The BIS Council, Students in Information Management Club and the Career Success Center (CSC) will host information technology professionals from all backgrounds to share information about the variety of opportunities available for students with a BIS, CS or CIS degree. Students will meet individuals and companies in a career fair format. Each company will have a table / booth / space to set up and meet with students. Details

Teach For America FINAL Application Deadline (2/15)
Seniors, do you have your plan after graduation? Want a job that pays fully salary? Work that is meaningful and impactful? Have you thought about Teach For America? Teach For America’s FINAL application deadline is on Friday, February 15th. As you consider your various opportunities, please consider taking two years to provide students with a fair shot at the “American Dream.” There’s nothing fair about the fact that 4th graders living at or below the poverty line are on average three full grade levels behind their wealthier peers and have an 8% likelihood of graduating from college. Be the change. Education Transforms. Details

Engineering Mock Interviews – presented by Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 19 & 20. Interviews will start at 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, and 7:30pm, Batcheller Hall Lobby
Prepare for the Engineering Career Fair and MECOP placement interviews with a mock interview. All engineering majors are welcome. Students must sign up online prior to the event. Details

Resume Renovation with Dr. Harding
Wednesday, February 20, 11am to noon, The HUB {Batcheller 144}
Dr. Phil Harding is the College of Engineering’s resident expert on career advancement and professional development. Bring a copy of your current resume to get feedback and suggestions for improvement. Space is limited to 20 students.  Reserve your space by emailing Nicole Kent (nicole.kent@oregonstate.edu). Details

OSU Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, February 20
Oregon State Ecampus is very excited to sponsor the first annual Virtual Career Fair open to ALL OSU students. We understand how difficult it can be to connect with employers, especially for our Ecampus students who are not able to attend campus-based career fairs. So we’re bringing employers directly to you – online. Register now and watch the employer schedule for chat times. Be sure to check back frequently for new employers. Details

Windows 8 Code-a-Thon
Friday, February 22, 10am - 4 pm in Bexel Hall 103. Pizza and soda and prizes provided.
Get a windows 8 application up and running in just a few hours! W8 offers an unprecedented ability to develop market ready apps in a short time. Microsoft technology evangelist Jeremy Foster will provide an overview of the W8 SDK, W8 Phone and help students design and build an app in this six hour session. VMs of W8 with the development tools will be available, so all you need is a laptop (PC or Mac). This session is appropriate for anyone interested in learning to write an app. Even non-coders who have done graphic design/HTML can get an interactive app off the ground in this session.  Space is limited, so please RSVP with an email to Michael.Curry@oregonstate.edu to confirm your attendance and guarantee a sport in the code-a-thon. Details

Atlanta to host an International Space Apps Challenge
Are you good at developing “mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth”? If so, NASA wants to meet you. NASA and other government agencies will host the second International Space Apps Challenge April 20-21. Atlanta will be the site for one of the events. Registration opens March 1. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

AAUW Scholarship
Applications are being accepted by the Corvallis Branch of the American Association of University Women for two scholarships to be awarded for the academic year 2013-14. The applicants must be women students 25 years of age or older who reside in Linn or Benton counties. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an Oregon State University student seeking her first undergraduate degree. Applicants must be enrolled for at least 8 credit hours per term. he application deadline is 5 p.m. April 5. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, February 11, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "The Penny Analog Computer" presented by Barrie Gilbert, ADI Fellow, Analog Devices Inc., NW Labs. Details

Wednesday, February 13, 10:00am - 11:10am, KEC 1007. “Static Verification for Web Scripting Languages” presented by Ravi Chugh, PhD student, Department of Computer Science, UC San Diego. Details

Thursday, February 14, 8:30am - 9:40am, KEC 1007. "Language Support for Variational Software" presented by Eric Walkingshaw, PhD Candidate, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

Friday, February 15, 10:00am - 11:10am, KEC 1007. "Secure Software by Design and Proof" presented by Zachary Tatlock, PhD Candidate, Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego. Details

Friday, February 22, 2:00pm - 2:50pm, KEC 1007. "Mm-Wave and THz power generation in CMOS: the quest for a watt-class mmWave PA" presented by Harish Krishnaswamy, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Monday, February 18, 9:00 – 11:00 am, KEC 2057. MS Final Examination – Junyuan Lin. Major Advisor: Tom Dietterich; Committee: Weng-Keen Wong, Xiaoli Fern; GCR: Leonard Coop. "A Study of Methods for Fine-grained Object Classification of Arthropod Specimens." Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

College seniors: the time to find a job is now
It's only early February, but if this is your last year of college, it's time to get the job search in full gear. Here are ways to increase your odds of success. First, let's be clear. Your goal isn't to get a job this month, but rather to lay the groundwork so that you'll have a great job when you graduate. LinkedIn

START PREPARING NOW: The Essential Job Search Checklist for College Juniors & Seniors
For those who have entered your junior year, you have crossed a critical threshold – your studies will become more focused in your chosen major. For those who have started their senior year, now is the time to think about graduation and of course, what comes next. Here's a checklist to help you PLAN to prepare to succeed in qualifying for that desired job post-graduation. AfterCollege

JOBS

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.

Did you know having an on-line resume is just as important as having one on paper? If you are looking for an internship or job this summer, start building your professional network by joining the Oregon State University EECS Alums
Group on LinkedIn. Any EECS student (or alum) can join!

For more tips on how to find a job or internship, visit
http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/undergraduate-students/opportunities-involvement/internships-jobs

List of Companies conducting Interviews/Informational Sessions for Winter Term (Career Services)
Interested in interviewing or attending an informational session presented by various companies specifically recruiting OSU students? If you are not currently registered in Beaver JobNet (our online free career management system) then follow the easy steps below to set up your account and then to apply for jobs/internships and more. If you are already registered in Beaver JobNet, simply follow the steps on how to apply for job opportunities. Details

Undergraduate Student Researcher, Botany and Plant Pathology. An undergraduate student research position is open in evolutionary genomics of fungi in the Spatafora Laboratory (Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology). Research will include computational aspects of data analyses (e.g., development of PERL pipelines, evolutionary analyses, etc.). Students are expected to commit approximately 10 hrs per week during the term. Preference will be given to students with Junior or Senior standing, GPA >3.0, and proficiency in computer programming (e.g., PERL, JAVA, etc.). Interested students should submit a curriculum vitae to Joseph.Spatafora@oregonstate.edu.

The Oregon State Pride Center is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 Internal and External Coordinator (student) positions. The position descriptions and application can be found at the link below. Physical applications are due to the Pride Center by 5:00pm on February 20th, 2013. http://oregonstate.edu/pridecenter/employment-opportunities

Ambassadors, College of Engineering. Ambassadors serve as representatives for the College of Engineering (COE) and are responsible for supporting the College in recruitment and diversification efforts. Ambassadors lend support by attending on- and off-campus recruitment events, participating in professional conferences, attending alumni events, providing tours to students and parents who visit campus, traveling to high schools throughout the state to make presentations, and communicating with prospective students. Details

Academic Coach, Academic Success Center. The Academic Success Center (ASC) is seeking undergraduate and graduate students to apply for multiple Academic Coach positions for the 2013-2014 academic year. This student employee position provides unique training and skill development in the area of one-on-one student coaching beginning in Spring 2013 with enrollment in ALS 199: Academic Coaching. Academic Coaches work with students who wish to work on issues affecting their academic success, provide presentations for classes and campus organizations, organize student outreach and engagement, and assist the Academic Success Center with special projects. Details

Web & Electronic Communications internship, OSU Foundation. This is a 12-20 hour a week position, open to any OSU student. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience while increasing your knowledge of electronic communications processes and building a portfolio of finished projects. Projects will span creating, maintaining, and enhancing electronic communications including web sites, databases and email communications for the OSU Foundation. Applicants must be familiar with HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, creating database-driven web content and conducting Internet research. Successful applicants will be able to take direction and work both within a busy team environment and independently. Details

ESnet 2013 Summer Student Project, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Are you an exceptional software developer who likes working on truly challenging projects?  Are you passionate about learning and open minded about the way that networks are built? Do you have a passion for organizing and visualizing data to aid in the understanding and development of network systems? Consider spending your summer with the research and development team for Berkeley Lab’s Scientific Networking Division. We are working at the leading edge of software-defined networking, OpenFlow, dynamic network infrastructure, network visualization, network knowledge plane, multi-domain and multi- layer architectures. The successful student will be the one that brings strong and diverse coding skills and is very self motivated. Details

Full-time and Intern Openings at Cirrus Logic. There have been quite few full-time and also internship openings available. OSU alum is accepting resumes. Details

Beginner to Intermediate Web Programmer, Corvallis Technical. The job involves programming web pages as per client specifications, working under the Lead Web Programmer at our office located next to Papa Murphys in Corvallis. Familiarity with Joomla (or other CMS); experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and basic PHP. Details

Management Information Systems Internship, City of Maryland Heights. The Management Information Systems Internship is for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Processing, GIS or a related field. The intern will work with the Information Systems Manager and will be exposed to the operations of the entire division. Details

eBay is looking for quality engineers for their platform team. Candidates should be skilled in Java and be familiar with white box testing. Details

Electrical Engineer (Light & Power), City of Forest Grove, Oregon. Perform professional level duties and responsibilities in support of the City's electrical engineering and construction projects; prepare and review drawings, plans, specifications, contracts, legal descriptions, and other technical documentation for capital improvement and electric distribution construction projects within the City; serve as project manager on assigned engineering and construction projects; and to perform a variety of duties relative to assigned areas of responsibility. 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:

 

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