Friday, September 26, 2014

Employer-Led Workshops at the Career Center

Come join us for a new event series at the Career Center, to hear straight from top employers how to be successful in your job or internship search, as well as strategies for developing your personal and professional life both during and after college!  Coming up first?  AT&T sharing insights on how to make the most of a new role and set yourself up for success.

Employer-Led Workshop: Maximizing Your First 30 Days on the Job (presented by AT&T)
Wednesday, October 8th
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Come join the Global College Recruiting Executive Director of AT&T to learn how to prepare for, and what to expect, during the first 30 days at a new job! Building relationships, Active Listening skills, Magnifying success, driving performance, assessing revenue, leading change, staying industry relevant.

No pre-registration or RSVP is required for these workshops, and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Questions? Email .


Employer-Led Workshop: Interview Tips (presented by Google)
Wednesday, October 22nd
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Employer-Led Workshop: Transitioning to Life After College (presented by Northwestern Mutual)
Wednesday, November 5th
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Employer-Led Workshop: Internships: What They Are and How to Find One (presented by Liberty Mutual)
Wednesday, November 19th
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

IEEE-HKN LECTURE SERIES: “Transitioning from School to Industry, a Research Engineers Perspective”, by Kevin Schneider Ph.D.

Where: EEB 037
When:  Tuesday September 30th at 4:45pm
Speaker Bio:  Dr. Kevin P. Schneider (S’00, M’06, SM’08) received his B.S. degree in Physics and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. His main areas of research are distribution system analysis and power system operations. He is currently a staff research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, working at the Battelle Seattle Research Center in Seattle Washington. Dr. Schneider is an Adjunct Faculty member at Washington State University, an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington State. He currently serves as the Chair for the IEEE Distribution System Analysis Sub-Committee.

Future Lectures:
10/28 – “Integrating Renewable Energy Sources in the Electricity Grid”, by Professor Daniel Kirschen Ph.D.
11/04 – “Lighting Up a Village”, by Professor Henry Louie Ph.D.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mary Gates Scholarships - upcoming info sessions

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.  Deadlines are coming up soon, so begin the application process, attend an information session, and register for an application workshop.

Information Sessions (two sessions daily; select one):
Sept. 29, 3:30-4:20 p.m. or 4:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171
Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. or 12:30-1:20 p.m, rm. MGH 171
Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. or 12:30-1:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171

Leadership Application Workshop:
October 7, 4:30-6:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171 (RSVP here)

Research Application Workshops (select one):
Oct. 8, 3:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 258 (RSVP here)
Oct. 14, 4:30-6:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E  (RSVP here)

Leadership Deadline:
Monday, Oct. 13, 5:00 p.m.

Research Deadline:
Monday, Oct. 20, 5:00 p.m.

Begin the online application and learn more on our website,  Email with any questions. 

Networking Opportunities at GeekGirlCon October 11 & 12

GeekGirlConnections is dedicated to providing career mentorship and networking opportunities for women and girls. The program aims to help connect women with professionals in their desired career fields, as well as encourage women and girls to pursue their passions, develop leadership skills, and enter careers where women are currently underrepresented.

Connections Room at GeekGirlCon ‘14

At GeekGirlCon ‘14, be sure to visit the Connections Room on the first floor.

GeekGirlCon ‘14 takes place at The Conference Center, located at 8th and Pike in downtown Seattle, WA, right across the street from the Washington State Convention Center.

Autumn Scholarship Information

Scholarship and Fellowship Fair
October 30
10 am -2 pm
Mary Gates Commons

Selected Fall Scholarship Deadlines

Visit for additional upcoming deadlines

Mary Gates Endowment Leadership Scholarship

·         Campus deadline Oct. 13, 2014

·         Campus deadline Oct. 15, 2014

·         Campus deadline Oct. 20, 2014

·         Campus deadline Oct. 20, 2014

Public Policy & International Affairs Program

·         National deadline Nov. 1, 2014

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

·         Campus deadline November 4, 2014

GO! and Fritz Study Abroad Scholarships

·         Campus deadline Nov. 6, 2014 for winter/spring 2015 study abroad programs

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

·         Campus deadline November 6, 2014

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

·         Campus deadline November 6, 2014

Carnegie Endowment Jr. Fellowship

·         Campus deadline November 18, 2014

2014-2015 Intern & College Graduate Opportunities with Intel

You're what's next.
The technologies that shape tomorrow, shaped by you. Up for it?  Look Inside.™

Intel has a broad range of BS, MS and PhD opportunities in the following technical disciplines:

•    Electrical Engineering
•    Computer Engineering
•    Computer Science
•    Chemical Engineering
•    Chemistry
•    Physics
•    Mechanical Engineering
•    Materials Science

Intel offers multiple programs that allow you to try out a variety of roles, gain a wide range of experience, and explore multiple opportunities. Visit Intel’s Student Center and check out what’s in store for you.

Also, make sure you don’t miss your chance to chat with Intel’s hiring teams at a local campus near you! Visit our Recruiting Events Calendar today to find out when we’ll be in your neck of the woods! If we are not able to visit your particular school, don’t worry, you will still have an opportunity to connect with us virtually. Watch for virtual events to be posted soon.

For more information on our openings visit the following links:

•    Bachelors, Masters or PhD College Graduate Opportunities

•    Bachelors, Masters or PhD  Internship Opportunities

Thank you and we look forward to connecting with you soon. Best of luck in the upcoming School Year!

Intel Corporation, US College Recruiting Organization

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Info Session for Batman's Kitchen

We are Batman’s Kitchen, the UW competition team, and we are looking for new members.

Interested in learning about computer security issues and/or being part of a competition team?  We hold regular meetings, practice breaking/hacking stuff, learn about the latest security topics, and compete in CTF/hacker jeopardy competitions throughout the year.  You don't need any prior experience in security to join the team -- all you need an interest in CTFs and/or security plus a willingness to learn.  Our group is an interdisciplinary group of students from CSE, EE, iSchool, pre-engineering, and other UW departments.  We also collaborate with the other two UW branches (Tacoma and Bothell).

Our Info Meeting is next Wednesday, October 1st, CSE room 691, at 6:00pm.  We welcome everyone.  At the Info Meeting we'll talk about the type of competitions we do, topics we'll cover in the coming year (e.g., lockpicking, bitcoin, etc.), and about local hacker groups and hands-on labs. 

Even if you can't make it to the meeting, sign up for our mailing list at and check out our website at  If you have any questions, email me and I can tell you more.

Google Translate Tech Talk on Sept 30th

Google is providing a tech talk coming up next week on Tuesday, September 30th (International Translation Day) from 6-8pm in EEB 125 where they will be talking about cool stuff happening at Google Translate.

Students interested in a mix of EE/CE/CS - are invited - along anyone with an interest in Google and programming. This talk will be geared towards a CS/CE crowd simply from the nature of the company and what the Google Translate team works on, but they would love to extend the invite to EE's with an interest/major concentrations in this area.

Internship and Career Opportunities at Kaiser Permanente

Discover a place where powerful technology meets business expertise. Where expert care drives performance. And where the momentum of one of the nation's leading not-for-profit health plans gives you a head start on success.


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 employees have worked on everything from analyzing financial software and developing new marketing strategies, to designing mobile apps and helping clinicians improve care delivery.We want you to get the most out of your time here-and will give you projects that challenge you to think freely, question thoroughly, and explore deeply.

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.

Join our University Talent Network to receive updates on events, internships, & career opportunities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Career Opportunities at AFRL Infomation Directorate

The Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is looking for outstanding researchers to address cutting-edge computing and communications problems vital to the nation's security. AFRL is a basic and applied research laboratory that has been supporting the US Air Force for more than 60 years. The AFRL Information Directorate employs approximately 750 scientists and engineers, and is the Air Force's center of expertise for R&D of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence (C4I) technologies. Work is conducted across a broad spectrum of technologies in areas such as information fusion, communications, modeling and simulation, and high performance and intelligence information systems. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art resources in a number of dedicated facilities including a High-performance Computing Center which houses the DoD's largest interactive supercomputer, an advanced RF Technology Center, Quantum Computing and Communication Labs, a SATCOM facility, and two large-scale outdoor antenna test ranges. Using these resources AFRL develops new ways to provide commanders with accurate, timely information.
Emphasis areas for open technical staff positions include high-performance and trusted computing hardware/software, quantum computers, nano and neuromorphic computers, advanced high-bandwidth adaptive digital communications, data link and waveform development, networking technologies, assured-access communications, satellite communications, and free-space optical communications including quantum key distribution. Members of the technical staff have diverse backgrounds including electrical & computer engineering, computer science, physics, and mathematics.
BS, MS, and PhD holders in these fields are sought. AFRL Information Directorate staff members have been at the forefront of information science and technology developments. Examples include basic and applied R&D in photonic quantum computing, multi-Gbps RF and optical communications, and networked communications for Unmanned Aerial Systems in contested environments. Staff members work on multi-disciplinary in-house teams. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate depth in advanced computing and communications, via self-motivation and collaborative efforts. Located in upstate New York near Syracuse, the AFRL Information Directorate offers a suburban, four-season environment, super grade and high schools, and several nearby collaborating universities with outstanding reputations. We offer stable employment, a competitive salary, excellent government employee benefits, and a world-class professional working environment. For an overview see or visit
US citizenship is required. Must be eligible for a security clearance. AFRL is an equal opportunity employer. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to

Join the Dream Project

The Dream Project is a student-run organization with over 400 mentors that support high school students in low-income areas in Seattle on applying to college and other post-secondary planning.
  • Mentor students on the crazy process that is college admissions & beyond!
  • You can take it for 2 credits or volunteer. For credit, register for EDUC 260 and EDUC 369 on your UW registration. To volunteer without earning credit, sign up here.
  • Lecture (EDUC 260) is on Mondays from 3:30-4:20 or 5:30-6:20 and covers important content related to the college application process, mentorship strategies, and social justice. Counts for I&S credit.
  • High School visits (EDUC 369) take place throughout the week at various times. There is also a high school breakout on Mondays
  • Transportation to the 16 different partner schools around the area is PROVIDED!
  • Meet awesome undergrads, find leadership opportunities, and make new friends!
  • Average commitment of 4-6 hours per week.
  • Writing credit available (see for details)
  • Schools that especially need more mentors include ACE (EDUC 369 A), Auburn (EDUC 369 G), and Kent-Meridian (EDUC 369 Q)
Still not sold? Check out this Buzzfeed article on Dream Project. If you have questions, email us at