IN THE NEWS

Keith Kostol marries powerful leg, engineer’s mind with Oregon State Beavers
The punch line drops during Oregon State practices. Special teams players see their cue whenever Keith Kostol booms punts, consistently reaching the desired height and distance. “You figured out the drop-table equation today,” a teammate chimes, triggering a small chorus of chuckles. The Oregonian

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Want a high-skill job? Move to the Pacific Northwest
Puppet Labs is just one example of the growing technology industry in the Pacific Northwest. According to USA TODAY analysis, 1.8 million new high skill jobs are expected to be created by 2017. USA TODAY (video)

Where the jobs are: Hot prospects for college grads
STEM jobs – those requiring a mastery of science, technology, engineering or math skills – are overwhelmingly in high demand and will account for about 38% of all high-skill jobs created; they are also typically among the highest paid. Four metros in Texas, three in Utah and three in the Pacific Northwest are expected to see significant job growth across most high-skill occupations, creating nearly 260,000 jobs. USA TODAY

The 20 Best College Towns In America: No. 3 Corvallis, Oregon
The American Institute of Economic Research has released its latest College Destination Index, which compared college towns across the country based on their academic environment, quality of life, and professional opportunity. Business Insider

U.K. software firm to open U.S. headquarters, hire scores of workers in Portland
United Kingdom-based Impero, which makes remote monitoring software for education customers, will open its U.S. headquarters in Portland. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer to improve bike parking on campus!
October 21 and 22, depending on weather, from 10am-12pm we need people in groups of two to count total number of bike parking spaces, number of bikes currently parked, and note the condition of the racks. Those of you who do participate will receive a thank you in the form of swag. More information can be found here in the ecologue http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/blog/2014/09/volunteer-for-the-bike-parking-utilization-study-and-get-swag/. To sign up, or if you have any questions please contact Alaina.Hawley@oregonstate.edu.

Volunteer at Career Fairs
OSU Career Services Fall Career Fairs are quickly approaching and we would love some help! This year we will have an All-Majors Fair on Wednesday, October 22nd and an Engineering Fair on Thursday, October 23rd. We will also be hosting over 50 employers for two Interview Days on Thursday and Friday Oct 23 & 24 to provide them with a time and space to immediately interview OSU students. We are looking for student and staff volunteers to help these events be successful for both students and employers. Volunteering at Career Fairs is a great way to check out what’s happening on campus, network with employers, and fulfill service hours for clubs and organizations! By volunteering, you will be entered to win a prize from the Beaver Store worth $25! Details

MindSumo Challenges
Solve real company problems to win job opportunities, gain experience, and earn cash. MindSumo challenges are a great opportunity to get work experience by applying the skills you're learning in classes, win cash prizes, and prove yourself to potential employers.

Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize
Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition honors promising collegiate inventors around the country. The student prize competition is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare and consumer technologies. Application deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015. Details

EVENTS

IEEE Seminars
Mark your calendars – IEEE is planning a number of seminars and meetings in the next two weeks! Seminars are a great way to find out about your employment options and enjoy some free food. Questions? Contact osu-exec@IEEE.ORG

  • Rockwell Collins
    Tuesday, October 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1007
    Food provided.
  • Micron Technology
    Wednesday Oct. 22nd @ 12pm in KEC 1001
    Food provided.
  • McAfee/Intel Security
    Oct. 23rd @ 5pm in KEC 1007
    Food provided.

Explore HP Event
Wednesday, October 22, 4-7pm, Memorial Union, Room 206
If you’re pursuing a degree in: Computer Science, Industrial, Mechanical, Systems, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Sales, Business, or Marketing, HP would like to invite you to get to know us better, explore career opportunities, and hear from our leaders. The first hour will include a brief presentation from one of our VP’s in Printing and Personal Systems. You will also hear about what life at HP is like directly from new graduates. The rest of the evening will be casual networking with these same executives, new grads, HR personnel, Recruiters and Hiring Managers. We will have interview schedules on hand in case we find an immediate match between our needs and your interests. We’ll have food and beverage service. We have HP products to raffle off, including a laptop and a slate tablet! Details

OSU Advantage Accelerator Pitch Training
Thursday, Oct. 23, 11:30-12:30 p.m., OSU Advantage Accelerator Main Conference Room 
Have to pitch your company to an investor? Need a slide deck for a presentation? Come to a free seminar on how to create and give a company pitch. John Turner, Co-Director of the OSU Advantage Accelerator and Dan Whitaker will lead the training. Limit 10. RSVP to reserve your spot. Details

Microsoft Coding Challenge
Friday, October 24, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, KEC 1001
Home grown competitive coding challenge where students make teams of 1-3 people and race to answer a series of 6-8 real world coding problems. Students can code in any language and from any background (i.e.: they can use a Mac, PC, etc – whatever they have is welcome). Winners receive Cash Prizes and of course … bragging rights! Info: osu-exec@IEEE.ORG

Humanity in the Machine: What Comes after Greed?
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7-8:15 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium, FREE and open to the public
Brian David Johnson, Futurist, Intel Corporation
In his lecture Johnson counters the myth of runaway, soulless machines, by investigating how technology reflects the mission and values of the societies that create it. From high-speed NASCAR racing to high-speed financial trading, we explore our intimate relationship with our machines and how we incessantly tune them for success, for profit, and routinely for greed. But what comes after greed? Can we optimize for something other than profit? Fairness, quality, safety or social responsibility? How do we comprehend the dark side of our choices? Ultimately Johnson discovers how we can design our machines and technology to become the reflection of our better selves. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Friday, October 24, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 2057. MS Final Examination – Shravya Varakantham. Major Advisor: Sinisa Todorovic; Committee: Xiaoli Fern, Ron Metoyer; GCR: Christopher Higgins. "Computer Vision for Geometrical Analysis of Bridge Gusset Plates." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Thursday Oct 23, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Rethinking Productivity and Performance for the Exascale Era" presented by Professor Allen D. Malony, University of Oregon. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Monday, October 27, - 4:00pm to 4:50pm, KEC 1003. "Towards Modular Computer Language Components" presented by Tillman Rendel, Research Associate, University of Tübingen. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

New Faces of Engineering - College Edition
Recognizes the best and brightest whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact. Each year a new class of College Edition winners are selected. Winners receive a scholarship ranging from $500 to $1,000, are recognized on our website and College Edition’s Facebook page with a photo and a brief statement of their accomplishments, and are featured in an ad in their college newspaper. College Edition winners are also recognized by their nominating engineering society in a variety of ways, such as articles in the organization’s member magazine and at national and local events. The application deadline is November 14, 2014. Details

5 Year Graduate Fellowships from The Hertz Foundation
Successful Candidates are: Innovators who see challenges in new ways. Eager to make a positive impact in applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. Applying to a PhD program or are in the first year of one. An American citizen or permanent resident. Hertz Fellowships offer full tuition equivalent for up to five years; a stipend of $32,000 per academic year; $5,000 annually for dependent childcare. Application deadline: October 31, 2014. Details

Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship
IEEE Computer Society is offering $40,000 in student scholarships from $1,000 and up to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders in student branches or chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts. Graduate students, and those in the final two years of an undergraduate program in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer related field of engineering who are active members of a student branch or chapter are eligible. IEEE Computer Society membership is required. Application deadline: October 31. Details

IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship
The scholarship carries a stipend of up to US$24,000 and is awarded for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering at an engineering school of recognized standing located in the US. To be eligible, the student must be a permanent resident of the US, have majored in the field of electrical engineering, and have received a bachelor's degree from an engineering college of recognized standing. The scholarship will be awarded to a first-year full-time graduate student only. Application deadline: November 15, 2014. Details

IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
The fellowship is awarded annually to a first year, full-time graduate student for work in the area of electrical engineering at an engineering school/program of recognized standing worldwide. The award carries a stipend of US$10,000 per year. Application deadline: November 15. Details

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowships
US$5,000 for a graduate student wishing to pursue graduate degree in microwave engineering on a full-time basis from a reputable institution of higher education. Both the student and faculty member must be a member of MTT-S. Application deadline: November 30. Details

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Germany
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. Application deadline: January 14, 2015. Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

4 interview questions this executive asks to find star employees
In 2012, the Porch.com team was a handful of hopefuls working from the basement of CEO Matt Ehrlichman's rental house in Seattle. “We said: ‘We’re going to hire experts and hire people who are really capable. And we’re going to figure out, between those two, how to build a world-class (company).’” Portland Business Journal

Job interviews are getting tougher and tougher; here's how to prepare for them
Candidates need to understand that companies are becoming more thorough for a variety of reasons: They don't want to waste time and money on hiring a bad employee. They are changing their game since they have made bad hires in the recent past — too many to just continue with the same interview process. They want more checks and balances, more tests on the skills required, and more probing on the cultural fit. Portland Business Journal

Look sharp, Interview sharp
Preparing yourself for an interview is critical and selecting the right look and the right attire is of the utmost importance. While the list can be extensive and highly dependent on the industry and role, here are a few tips that our expert recruiters offer to our candidates as they prep to showcase themselves. LinkedIn

RECRUITING EVENTS

Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation Info Session
10/21/2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Kelley 1005
Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation will discuss employment opportunities for entry level engineers. Details

IEEE Seminars
Mark your calendars – IEEE is planning a number of seminars and meetings in the next two weeks! Seminars are a great way to find out about your employment options and enjoy some free food. Questions? Contact osu-exec@IEEE.ORG

  • Rockwell Collins
    Tuesday, October 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1007
    Food provided.
  • Micron Technology
    Wednesday Oct. 22nd @ 12pm in KEC 1001
    Food provided.
  • McAfee/Intel Security
    Oct. 23rd @ 5pm in KEC 1007
    Food provided.

Speed Mock Interviews
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., Memorial Union 206
Sign up on Beaver Careers for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with Employers and Career Specialists. You will receive valuable feedback to prepare you for the real thing, so bring your resume. Sponsored by OSU Career Services. Details

Explore HP Event
Wednesday, October 22, 4-7pm, Memorial Union, Room 206
If you’re pursuing a degree in: Computer Science, Industrial, Mechanical, Systems, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Sales, Business, or Marketing, HP would like to invite you to get to know us better, explore career opportunities, and hear from our leaders. The first hour will include a brief presentation from one of our VP’s in Printing and Personal Systems. You will also hear about what life at HP is like directly from new graduates. The rest of the evening will be casual networking with these same executives, new grads, HR personnel, Recruiters and Hiring Managers. We will have interview schedules on hand in case we find an immediate match between our needs and your interests. We’ll have food and beverage service. We have HP products to raffle off, including a laptop and a slate tablet! Details

ON Semiconductor Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4:30-5:30 pm, KEC 1001
Come chat with HR and hiring managers looking for summer 2015 interns and full-time hires! Bring a friend! Free food! Details

Career Fairs are coming up! Are you ready?
Wednesday, October 22nd All Majors Fair and Thursday, October 23rd Engineering Fair, 11- 4PM, CH2M Hill Alumni Center (across from the giant football at Reser)
An amazing opportunity, right here on campus to meet and network with over 220 employers interested in hiring OSU students and alumni. Employers attending these fairs represent a wide range of majors. Details

Visit Mu Sigma at the Senior Dinner & Career Fair
We will be in Oregon State’s campus Wednesday & Thursday next week (October 22nd & 23rd),  for the Engineering and all-school career fairs. We would love to talk with your students during this time. We are a Decision Sciences and Big Data Analytics company, helping large enterprises take a fundamentally new approach to data-driven decision making, one designed to match the incredible pace of change in business. We call it a new art of problem-solving, and it’s built on the principles of learning over knowing, extreme experimentation, and an interdisciplinary model for solving business problems. Details

Tektronix Inc Info Session
10/23/2014 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Kelley 1005
Learn about Tektronix, a world leader in test, measurement and monitoring technology. Come and speak with employees from the Tektronix team and learn about open positions in engineering fields. Details

TIBCO Info Session
10/23/2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Kearney 305
Join us for an evening of conversation with TIBCO's engineering team to learn more about what we do, how our software touches you every day and how you too can do critical work that predicts the future and empowers the world to go round. We are hiring for Software Programmers and Technical Consultants for full-time and summer internships in our Seattle and San Francisco Bay area offices Details

Kitchell Contractors Info Session
10/23/2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Kelley 1005
We will be onsite recruiting and interview prospective Project Engineers and Field Engineers on 10/23 and 10/24. We'd love to meet you in an informal setting and share with you who we are. Bring your questions! Details

Maxim Integrated Info Session
10/23/2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Kelley 1003
Maxim's Launch Program offers graduates and new talent within the industry the opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience within an innovative, global company through entry-level and internship positions. Details

JOBS

OSU Career Services
The new Beaver Careers is live and you can login, update your profile, and begin setting appointments, searching jobs and connecting with off-campus employers! Details

Web developer/programmer for startup. Our company is LETumEAT and we currently have a website set up that celebrates all the members of the local food movement that we are calling The LETumEAT Collective: Seeders (farms and farmers), the Feeders (chefs and producers) and the Eaters (people who love to eat locally sourced ingredients). Right now, we are looking for a developer/programmer who is interested and passionate about this new trend to help us build a custom social community that focuses on user generated content. This project is in the proof of concept phase and we will shortly be going out for investment. The perfect candidate for this job is one with an advanced skill set and motivated by the idea of owning equity in a growing company with big investment goals and dreams. Details

Boeing Summer 2015 Engineering Internships Opportunities. At Boeing, our engineers share a relentless passion to set new and higher standards in everything we do. Join us to learn more about how you can play a role in shaping the future of aerospace. Boeing is seeking talented and motivated interns to assist in creating value for our business, partners, and customers. Opportunities are available across multiple sites and in a variety of engineering disciplines including: electrical, materials, mechanical/structural, and industrial. Details

Business and IT Internships and Career Opportunities at Kaiser Permanente. Lay the groundwork for a dynamic future with an industry leader. At Kaiser Permanente, you'll forge lasting relationships with colleagues across the organization while enjoying the opportunity to grow your experience and hone your expertise on assignments that have real impact. Our interns and new grads have worked on everything from analyzing financial software and developing new marketing strategies, to designing mobile apps and helping clinicians improve care delivery. If you have a background in accounting, communications, finance, IT, or marketing-or if you're simply interested in impacting the future of care-we invite you to explore internship and career opportunities at Kaiser Permanente. Details

SSD Hardware Engineer, Micron Technology. As a Hardware Engineer at Micron Technology, Inc., within the SSD product group, you are responsible for new PCB design checkout and characterization, compliance testing, agency pre-certifications, and solid state drives circuit designs suitable for high volume manufacturing. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: Circuit design, circuit simulation, design documentation, circuit layout supervision, design verification, and sustaining work. Work with logic analyzers, vector network analyzers, waveform generators, multi-meters, and digital scopes in support of verification and evaluation of designs. Work with Firmware and Systems engineers to diagnose PCB, circuit and production test issues; Define and verify interaction of multiple sub-systems in a single design. Details

Entry-Level Engineers, Georgia-Pacific. Entry-Level Engineers at Georgia-Pacific are encouraged to stretch beyond established boundaries with innovative manufacturing solutions to advance our company’s competitive position. Georgia-Pacific provides innovation growth opportunities for new engineers such as: investigating and evaluating long-term compatibility of emerging technologies in the industry; maintaining close working relationships with equipment and raw material suppliers to advance our current technologies and create more value; facilitating technology development and benchmark work between manufacturing operations at different facilities; participating in activities with professional associations, universities and technical institutions. Details

Deloitte is Recruiting Computer Science Majors. Additional details

  • Business Risk
    The Business Risk ("BR") service area is comprised of professionals that possess competency and experience in the areas of risk management, business and operational processes, internal auditing, financial reporting and other internal controls, and regulatory compliance. Business risk professionals use these skills to assess, analyze, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of governance, financial and operational control processes, offer recommendations to improve operations, and assist clients with enterprise risk and compliance activities.
  • Technology Risk
    The Technology Risk ("TR") service area is comprised of professionals with a broad range of information technology and risk management consulting skills. TR professionals focus on information systems and technology that manage risk and/or drive operational, financial and regulatory compliance processes; as well as solutions that manage the risk associated with information technology itself. These professionals perform assessments, remediation, implementation and integration of end-to-end solutions in these areas. They also deliver advisory services focused on risk and compliance to IT management and senior executives.
  • Finance, Operations and Risk Transformation
    The Finance, Operations and Risk Transformation (“F&ORT”) marketing offering focuses on helping our clients manage financial and operational risks that result from changes in statutory reporting requirements, market volatility, emerging accounting pronouncements, changes in products and markets, emerging regulatory requirements, third party relationships, corporate actions or events and ongoing business operations. F&ORT professionals often work in a consultative environment with their clients performing services including assessments, risk and finance related strategies, process and technology implementations and data analytics related services.

Job/internship, Linear Technology. Meet representatives at the Career Fair meet us at the career fair to learn about these full-time and internship opportunities. Details

ASIC development, 4Combinator. Here at 4Combinator, Inc we are developing game-changing medical technologies, based on silicon ASICs, that are changing the way medicine is practiced, and giving new hope to people with chronic diseases such as autism, diabetes and cancer. Learn about who we are, what we are doing, and how you might be able to contribute. As a startup incubator located in Connecticut, we have several opportunities to create innovative new products that are having an unparalleled impact on the world. Details

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, California State University, Fullerton. The department seeks experts in all areas but a preference will be given to those with specialized knowledge of security, computer vision, computer graphics, bioinformatics, distributed computing, AI/machine learning, and high performance (GPGPU) computing. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in computer science who are passionate about undergraduate education are encouraged to apply regardless of their area of expertise. Details

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

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