Opportunities

Below are various opportunities sent to us by organizations who want to reach PittSWE members.

Job Opportunities

Key Tech Engineering Product Development

Key Tech is now recruiting EE, CE, and ME students! For more information, view their flyer here.

Seneca Resources

Seneca Resources is currently hiring a Marketing Supervisor and a Marketing Manager. Both of these positions have an application deadline of November 2, 2014.

Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering at Wichita State University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Wichita State University (WSU) is seeking candidates for three tenure-eligible faculty positions at the assistant professor rank. Exceptional applicants may be considered at the rank of associate professor. An earned doctorate in mechanical or a closely-related engineering field (to be awarded before May 31, 2015), notable record of journal publications and scholarly activities, evidence of potential to attract external funding and conduct research, effective communication skills, evidence of teaching potential, and disposition to work with diverse populations are required. A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering is strongly preferred. Research areas preferred for the three positions include but not limited to: 1) mechatronics, dynamics and controls, robotics, acoustics; 2) thermal-fluids sciences, renewable energy systems, smart building, energy-water conservation technologies; 3) advanced materials, nanotechnology, bio-mechanics, automotive technologies, and any other new and emerging technologies. Responsibilities will include effective teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, establishing an externally funded research program, publishing in reputable journals, supervising graduate students, and participating in university/professional service.

Wichita State University has an attractively landscaped campus with approximately 15,000 students. Wichita metro area has a population of approximately 600,000 and it is known as the "Air Capital of the World" that is home to major companies such as Airbus, Bombardier Learjet, Cessna, Chance industries, Johnson Controls, Koch, Siemens, and Spirit AeroSystems. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with these companies. Currently, the ME Department has nearly 600 undergraduate and 125 graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students.

Interested candidates must apply online at this website by submitting a letter of application explaining how the applicant's expertise and experience could contribute to the specific position, a resume, statement of teaching and research plans, and a list of at least three professional references. Requests for further information should be addressed to Professor T. S. Ravi (ts.ravi@wichita.edu).

Review of applications will begin November 3, 2014 and it will continue until the positions are filled.

Factory Operations Co-Op - Nestle USA

Interested in working for the world's largest food and beverage company? Nestle USA has been consistently ranked as one of the world's most admired companies for fifteen consecutive years. We are looking for high caliber, performance driven University of Pittsburgh engineering students to join our team for our Engineering Co-Op.

The Factory Operations Co-Op Program is a six month project during a school semester, with the possibility of extending through the summer or winter break. This program provides the opportunity for selected college students to gain real world experience and an understanding of the role of Operations & Manufacturing. Designed with the full support of the Confection and Snacks Leadership Team, this semester long program will allow incumbents to be involved in leading substantial projects from start to finish. Areas of focus may include continuous improvement efforts, compliance, safety, quality, or the performance of factory operations.

Interested in this program? Applications are up on Pitt's Center site! Note: You must apply online at this website to job number 14005920 to be considered for this role. Please feel free to reach out to Nuvie Ewharekuko, a Pitt alumn, at Nuvie.ewharekuko@us.nestle.com for more information on these opportunities or with any questions you may have. Thank you!

Epic Job Opportunities

If you'd like a career that is both challenging and meaningful, consider Epic, a worldwide leader in electronic health records. We create and implement integrated software products for many of the largest healthcare organizations in the US, including Kaiser Permanente, Stanford and Yale, and we are expanding overseas. Currently, 54% of Americans are taken care of by physicians who use Epic software.
We are now hiring for several technical teams, including Technical Services and Software Development.

TS: As a Technical Services Analyst at Epic, you'll work with some of the most respected medical institutions in the country, advising them on best practices for their organization and cracking their toughest problems. After receiving comprehensive training to become an expert in our software, you'll be a trusted source of technical knowledge for your customers, ensuring their organizations' continued success. Technical Services is a dynamic role where no two days are the same; it requires quick thinking, collaboration, and drive. If you think you might be a fit, please inquire here: https://careers.epic.com/Inquiry/InquireNow/TS/79.

SD: Software Developers at Epic find themselves working at the junction of two growing fields, medicine and computer science. At Epic, you'll help create the best software for your users' needs - from the massively scalable database to the user interface for visualizing complex information. You'll meet with doctors, nurses, and other frontline professionals to understand their workflows and turn their needs into innovative software. Your work will help reduce medical errors, improve the management of chronic diseases, and find new ways to facilitate collaboration between patients and their care teams as you work to build multi-tier enterprise software for large healthcare organizations using a variety of technologies, as well as a variety of devices, from tablets to large wall-mounted screens. If you think you're a fit, please inquire here: https://careers.epic.com/Inquiry/InquireNow/SD/79.

University of Colorado at Boulder Engineering Faculty Positions

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for tenure-line faculty in all departments for fall 2015. Our College is halfway through a strategic plan to double in size. Our vision is to be a world leader for excellence and innovation in engineering research and education.

One of the core values of the College of Engineering and Applied Science is inclusive excellence. We seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research, and show promise for excellent teaching. Exceptional candidates in all areas will be given serious consideration. We are hiring faculty in:
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, the University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment and seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples (https://facultyaffairs.colorado.edu/leap/downloads/leap_work_life.pdf).

For more information and to apply, please visit www.jobsatcu.com.

Graduate Programs

Summer Research Opportunities Program at Ohio State University

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State is a summer research experience designed to help historically underrepresented undergraduates explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers. As a participant in this program, students will work with a faculty mentor on a mutually agreed upon area of research and begin to develop the kind of student-professor relationship that is crucial to success in graduate school.
The program provides women in science and math, people of color, first-generation, and low-income students with research experiences across the university and allows for a meaningful, realistic assessment of each student's interest in graduate study.

BENEFITS OF OSU SROP:
Conduct original research under the supervision of a faculty mentor
2 semester credits
Earn a $3000 stipend for the 9-week session
Receive free campus housing and a meal plan

For more information about SROP and the CIC as a whole, check out this link: http://www.cic.net/students/srop/introduction

Purdue University - School of Engineering Education Open House

Purdue University's School of Engineering Education is holding a Graduate Program Open House on October 29-30, 2014. For more information, view the event flyer.

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.

Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for Graduate Students

Click here to register for a Professional Development Seminar to be held in the O'Hara Student Center.

Webinars / Online Programs

Lehigh University Professional Master's Studies Webinar Series

PittSWE members are invited to participate in Lehigh University's fall Professional Master's webinars on October 17th, 2014. These webinars are the perfect opportunity to learn how earning a degree in Healthcare Systems Engineering, Energy System Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Technical Entrepreneurship can significantly impact and advance your professional career.
For more information, view the invitation.

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 Events & Opportunities

Pitch Pitches, Get Money at the University of Pitchburgh

Do you have the next great idea? 1000 Pitches is a national video pitch competition to showcase your creativity, your innovative attitude and novel solutions towards any and all problems. It does not matter what you pitch! The goal: raise 1000 pitches from Pitt alone. Better yet, you can win money! Nine $1000 winners are chosen!

It all comes from, LITERALLY, a 30-second video pitch recorded from your webcam. It's as easy as:
1.) Visit 1000pitches.com
2.) Create an account using your name and Pitt Email Address
3.) Pitch your idea using your computer webcam, or upload a pre-recorded video.

Remember: Submit up to three video pitches before November 9 and be showcased with other student ideas from around the country. Pitch, please! Show UMich, Penn State, Purdue, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and USC that Pitt is the home of innovation!

Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Sorority's 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event

Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Sorority invites you to their 2nd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, which will be held on Tuesday, November 4th at 9PM in the Assembly Room of the William Pitt Union. All proceeds from the event will benefit March of Dimes. At the event will feature male contestants from various on-campus organizations participating in activities such as a dance off, egg-and-spoon race and a one-legged contest, all while wearing heels. The winning male in the competition will receive $200 to be donated to the charity of their choice. There will be food, raffles, and an Amazon Kindle give-away at the event! The on-campus organization with the largest attendance at the event will receive $100 to be donated to the charity of their choice. Tickets can be purchased from a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma in advance or at the ticket office for $3 each.

Additionally, in the week leading up to the event GSS will be holding a Change War to benefit March of Dimes. Each contestant will have a jar with his name on it. Whenever coins are added to the jar (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters) he will earn points whereas when any paper money is added to the jar, it will result in a loss of points. Each point will be the value of the money added (1 penny = 0.01 point; $10 bill = -10 points). The contestant with the most points earned during the Change War will have points added to their score during the Walk A Mile event. The dates, times and locations for the Change War are as follows:
Monday 10/27, 12:30-2:30PM WPU concourse level
Tuesday 10/28, 12-2PM WPU concourse level
Wednesday 10/29, 12:30-2:30PM WPU concourse level
Thursday, 10/30, 11AM-1PM WPU concourse level
Friday, 10/31, 11:30-1:30PM Towers Lobby
Monday 11/03, 2PM-4PM Towers Lobby
Tuesday 11/04, 1PM-3PM Towers Lobby

Please email gsspitt@gmail.com with any questions you have or to request tickets for the event.

Leadership Workshops at Pitt

Enhance your personal leadership skills and effectiveness as a student leader plus earn OCC Credit!

Workshop: If You Build It, They Will Come: How Building an Effective Team Will Transform Your Organization
Workshop Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 527 WPU 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Presented by: Lynne Miller, Coordinator, Commuter Student & Family Programs
Workshop Description: Even CEOs of large corporations recognize the importance of building a team in order to boost productivity and workplace harmony. In this interactive workshop, students will be introduced to the characteristics of an effective team and the process of building a team of leaders. Participants will walk away with a toolkit of ideas for developing and facilitating team building activities, as well as, an understanding of the importance of teamwork and group dynamics.

Workshop Title: Making Changes and Improving Your Organization
Presented by: Charles W. Allen, Assistant Manager - Night Operations, William Pitt Union
Workshop Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 WPU Dining Room B 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Workshop Description: Workshop Description: The workshop will cover methods of evaluating and strategically implementing change to effectively improve an organization. Learned skills will include: methods of evaluation and analysis, targeting strategic goals, and using critical feedback. We will also discuss how conflict and disagreement can improve synergy and team building within groups.

Register at: http://swolsfall14.eventbrite.com

Get Ready for that Interview!

Have an upcoming interview and want to get rid of your interviewing jitters? Do you anticipate one in the near future or just want to learn interview skills? The Career Development and Placement Assistance has a great opportunity for you!

Panther Partner, PLS Logistics Services will be coming in to do mock interviews and/or resume reviews on Tuesday, October 21st from 9:00 am - 5:00pm. Interview season is in full force, so take advantage of this great opportunity!

Just sign up on FutureLinks!
Log into FutureLinks >Search Job ID: 745 or PLS Logistics Services Mock Interviews. FYI: You will need to upload your resume to FutureLinks.

You do not have to be interested in working for PLS Logistics Services. This is simply an employer-led mock interview and resume feedback.

For any questions, email shm102@pitt.edu.

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