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University of Pittsburgh Opportunities

2015 Women in Medicine & Science Forum

Registration is open for the 2015 Women in Medicine & Science Forum, which will take place on April 23-24, 2015. This year, we are delighted to announce that we are hosting three excellent speakers, each with national reputations. Click here for more information.

Grace Hopper Conference through WiCS

The Anita Borg Institute is holding a 1-day Grace Hopper Conference in New York in March! Check out the details here. It will be a smaller version of the conference held in the fall. Tickets are super cheap for the New York celebration and space is limited so if you are interested in attending, let us know ASAP so we can organize something! If you are interested in attending the 3-day conference in October, let us know soon as well.

Thanks,
Pitt WiCS - wics.pitt@gmail.com

NSA Diversity in Intelligence Event

NSA will be hosting its annual NSA Diversity in Intelligence event on Wednesday, March 25th, 3pm-8pm, at NSA Headquarters in Ft. Meade, MD. We would like to invite the members of your student organization to participate. Students interested in internship and full-time opportunities are encouraged to attend. STEM students are encouraged to attend, but all majors are welcome to participate!!

This is a site visit which showcases our agency, our various career opportunities and also gives students the opportunity to network with agency employees.

IMPORTANT: As a reminder, students who would like to participate must provide their own transportation to NSA.

Space is limited! Students that are interested should RSVP by Wednesday, March 4th with a copy of their resume to Lmscot3@nsa.gov.

EartH20 Spring Break Program

Click here for information regarding a spring break program!

Scholarship Opportunities

None at this time.

Internship, Co-op, and Research Opportunities

Global Internship Programs

1. 2015 Stock Market Challenge
The 2015 Stock Market challenge is a virtual investing competition in which the top performing challengers will win sponsorship to participate in the 2015 Summer Internship Program in either London, New York, Los Angeles or Hong Kong.
Upon creating a free account and joining the "City Internships 2015" league, challengers will receive $1,000,000 USD to invest in a virtual investment portfolio. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed performers will be awarded $3,000, $2,000 and $750 USD respectively in sponsorship to participate in the 2015 Summer Internship Program.
Learn more at http://www.city-internships.com/city-internships-2015-stock-market-challenge/

2. 2015 Application Process Status

2015 Spring Programs
London (Spring) - Closing soon - APPLY NOW

2015 Summer Programs
London (Summer) - APPLY NOW
New York (Summer) - APPLY NOW
Los Angeles (Summer) - APPLY NOW
Hong Kong (Summer) - Closing soon - APPLY NOW

Visit www.city-internships.com to learn more. To apply, visit www.city-internships.com/apply.

3. City Internships - 2015 Global Internship Program - General Information
The Global Internship Program is a launch pad into the most prestigious, rewarding and intellectually stimulating graduate careers.
The eight-week program includes a relevant work placement, career seminars and CV workshops, social events (including a weekend away) and 24/7 local support. In an increasingly competitive graduate market, it has become vital for students to get some work experience under their belt over the summer months.

-Eight week internship placement
-Social events & excursions
-Daily transportation
-Meal plan
-Career seminars, guest speaker & networking events
-Welcome reception, orientation & closing reception
-CV revision & interview coaching
-24/7 on-site staff support
-Academic credit
-Post-program career services through City Careers
-Accommodation (optional)
-Intensive language or professional training course (optional)

The internship placement is designed to help students explore their chosen field and career path, develop industry specific skills and knowledge, and increase their professional network - simultaneously helping students to focus the direction of their career and increase their appeal to future employers.

The inclusive career seminars, guest speaker and networking events are designed to bolster their on-the-job learning and to further equip them with the tools necessary to launch a thriving career in today's highly competitive graduate market.
All social events and weekend excursions help to deliver a well-rounded experience and showcase their chosen city's cultural highlights. They serve as a great opportunity for students to fully experience their chosen city with like-minded students from across the globe.
Students will benefit from an extensive support network before, during and after the program. The overarching philosophy of the program is to give undergraduates and graduates the freedom to define their own experience and to progress independently, both personally and professionally, within a framework that provides comprehensive direction and guidance.

Internship placements are available in banking & financial services, legal & professional services, IT & technology, art & design, marketing, advertising & PR, property & construction, media, publishing & entertainment or science & engineering.

The Global Internship Program operates in London, New York, Los Angeles & Hong Kong. Programs are available in spring, summer & fall.

Visit www.city-internships.com to learn more. To apply, visit www.city-internships.com/apply.

Co-Op positions available at First Energy

Click here for a list of the following available co-op positions with First Energy:
-Co-Op Mechanical Engineering 2015
-Co-Op Electrical/Controls Engineering Tech
-Co-Op Chemical Engineering
-Co-Op Welding Engineering

Full Time Job Opportunities

Check out imaginepittsburgh.com for engineering job openings!

Open Position at Phillips Tank & Structure

Phillips Tank & Structure is hiring an entry level administrative assistant. For more information, click here.

SWE Pittsburgh Professional Section Posted Job Openings

You can find the detailed job postings on our website at: http://pittsburgh.swe.org/job-postings.html

Here's an overview of what is currently posted:

Veolia Water Technologies - Moon Township PA
1. Electrical Engineering Manager
2. Instrumentation Engineer
3. Project Engineer
4. Senior Process Engineer

Astrobotic - Pittsburgh PA
1. Senior Software Engineer

Entech Engineering - Moon Township PA
1. Field Inspector/Field Engineer

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Marietta OH
1. Manufacturing Engineer

Precision Castparts Corp Management Development Program

Precision Castparts Corp, a Fortune 500 metals manufacturing company, is seeking May 2015 and December 2015 graduates in Mechanical, Industrial and Material Science Engineering. We have openings in our Management Development Program (MDP) for both our July 2015 and January 2016 cohorts. The MDP is an exciting career opportunity for student leaders who generate energy and enthusiasm and have the desire to win. The MDP is designed to enable such individuals to accelerate their career growth as they increase their value to PCC.

The position does require US citizenship or permanent resident status; and participants must be willing to relocate to any of our US locations during the two-year program.

To see the full job description, click here.

Alpha Technologies Position Available

Alpha Technologies is currently hiring for a Software Test Engineer 2 position at their Pittsburgh location. For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

Seneca Resources Job Opportunities

Seneca Resources is now hiring for the following positions:
Supervisor, Marketing - Application Deadline 3/13/2015
Manager, Marketing - Application Deadline 3/13/2015
Engineering Technician - Application Deadline 3/24/2015

Graduate Opportunities

USC Viterbi School of Engineering REACH Event

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is pleased to announce its REACH visitation event for prospective Master's and Ph.D. students occurring April 9-10, 2015. This event is particularly geared toward students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of engineering: African-American, Latino and Native American; and females. Travel expenses to and from Los Angeles, hotel lodging, and meals are subsidized by the Viterbi School.

Students who are seriously considering a Master's or Ph.D. in engineering and currently in their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate study in an engineering, computer science, applied mathematics or applied physical science major are invited to apply to participate in REACH.

Students may visit the REACH website to get additional information and apply to participate in this year's REACH Graduate Engineering Preview event. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

MS in Patent Law at the University of Notre Dame

Patent attorneys and patent agents help inventors get patents to protect their ideas. Patent attorneys and patent agents usually work at law firms, or at companies where researchers create new products. They work in all fields of technology - from electrical engineering to biology. Patent agents especially are in high demand in the legal market! So, if someone has a technical background, and an interest in the law, this field is an exciting career choice for them.

I am the director of a relatively new Master's program at Notre Dame (the MS in Patent Law), which prepares people for practice as patent agents. What's a patent agent? In short, a patent agent is similar to a patent attorney, except that s/he hasn't spent three years in law school so isn't a lawyer. As far as helping inventors get patents, a patent agent is exactly the same as a patent attorney.

The MS in Patent Law is accepting applications now for our 2014-2015 class. Our graduates have enjoyed good success in their job searches - from our first class of seven students, six have jobs at law firms now.

If a career as a patent agent, or the MS in Patent Law, is of interest to you, please feel free to contact me at kdeak@nd.edu. I am always happy to talk!
Karen Imgrund Deak, PhD
Director, MSc in Patent Law
University of Notre Dame
http://patentlaw.nd.edu

UC Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program

UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for its Master of Financial Engineering Program. For more information, click here to visit their website.

Webinars / Online Programs

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduate School Webinars

Graduate Women in STEM Panel Webinar
Tuesday, February 24th
12 - 1 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT - 5:00)
Featuring female students & faculty in STEM fields.
RSVP: https://apply.rpi.edu/register/womeninstemFeb2015

We hope that you will consider Rensselaer for graduate study. For a listing of the graduate programs we offer, please click here. All webinar attendees will receive a $75 application fee waiver.

If you have any questions, or if we can be of any assistance, please contact us at gradadmissions@rpi.edu.

SANS Cyber Aces Online

The Cyber Aces Foundation is excited to announce the return of SANS Cyber Aces Online! SANS Cyber Aces Online makes available, free and online, selected courses from the professional development curriculum offered by The SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training. SANS goal in making these courses available as open courseware is to help grow the talent pool and accelerate the rate at which skilled cyber professionals can enter the information security industry. For more information, visit www.cyberaces.org.

Other Opportunities

Voice Consulting for Professional Women

Good afternoon women engineers!

I'm contacting you as a fellow female professional and voice expert. Judgments are made about you the moment you speak. At the first sound of your voice, listeners are deciding if you are smart, confident, worthy. As a speech-language pathologist specialized in voice, and female scientist with my PhD, I am acutely aware of the judgments made on women based solely on the sound of their voice in presentations. As a professional speaker, your message is critical, and the sound of your voice may diminish the quality of the content being conveyed. This problem plagues female professionals across disciplines. As a female professional, public speaking- from conference calls to academic podium presentations- is often an unavoidable requirement. However, you can learn to have control over how you represent yourself in these situations. It is possible, with training, to acquire a voice that conveys confidence, intelligence, and authority.

About me:
I am a licensed speech-language pathologist with my PhD in communication science and disorders, specialized in voice. I am currently research faculty at the University of Pittsburgh (Assistant Professor, School of Medicine). I have practiced clinical voice care for 10 years. I am passionate about women's issues, particularly those surrounding women in the workplace and career advancement. Frustrated from hearing the weak voice quality of professional women in news interviews or public presentations, I recently merged my passions for voice and the state of women in the workplace and began providing private voice consulting to help improve the perception of female speakers.

My services:
If you are interested in improving your overall communication, specifically your voice in public speaking contexts, I am available for consultation. Specifically I can conduct training in the environment where you will be giving a presentation. Studies show that practice that closely mimics the real-life scenario is best for learning new skills. To that end, we can work on your presentation in the room, behind the podium, etc. where you will be speaking (or as close as possible to this ideal environment).

If you are interested in improving your public speaking abilities, or having me speak to your group, please contact me.

Sincerely,
Amanda Gillespie, PhD
gillespieai@gmail.com