Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Washington State Legislative Internship Program Information Sessions, October 9th

Washington State Legislative Internship Progam, Winter 2015

    The Washington State Legislative Internship Program allows students to gain professional experience while working for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate.  Students earn 15 credits of POL S 497 while working full time in Olympia during the Winter quarter.  This internship is open to all majors!

    The coordinators for the internship program are going to be at the University of Washington- Seattle on October 9th and will offer
half-hour information sessions at 9AM, 11:30AM, 3PM, and 4PM, all in
Gowen Hall, room 1A.  Definitely attend and bring any questions you have about this amazing opportunity.

    For more information about the internship, see their website:

Applications for the Winter 2015 internship are due on October 17, 2014.

    If you have questions about the internship but cannot attend, you can email the coordinators at:  You can also contact the UW liason for the program, Mark Weitzenkamp, in the Political Science Advising Office.

Employment Opportunities for Japanese Speaking Students

HONDA Japan's Webinar for Engineers! Register TODAY! 
USA, PST:Sunday, October 26th. 5:00 pm~
USA, EST:Sunday, October 26th. 8:00 pm~
Japan:      Monday, October 27th. 9:00 am~

From automobiles to finance, Honda has been providing a wide array of products and services to the world. 
We are a company built on dreams. 
And these dreams inspire us to create innovative products that enhance human mobility and benefit society. 
This fall, HONDA Japan is looking for Engineers who want to  challenge themselves to create new products and services that bring value to our customers and society!

Watch HONDA's Webinar to learn about the company and the Ohio Recruitment Tour in November!

【Register from here today!】
※You will receive the URL and password to watch the Webinar a week before

*Webinar is conducted in Japanese only*

■How to watch the Webinar
Register from here to receive Webinar URL, your ID and Password

Webinar Schedule 
USA, PST:Sunday, October 26th. 5:00 pm~
USA, EST:Sunday, October 26th. 8:00 pm~
Japan:      Monday, October 27th. 9:00 am~

■About the Webinar Contents
-Introducing HONDA Japan
-Opening Positions
-How to attend Honda Ohio Tour 
-Information about recruitment process
■Who is this Webinar for?
- Those who are majoring in Mechanical, Electrical, or other Engineering related majors
- Has At least conversational level of Japanese (*Webinar will be conducted in Japanese only) 

■Who can apply to full-time position after the Webinar?
- Those who can start working from between April or September 2015 or 2016. 
* This is for those who can start working from between April to September 2015.

■Job Description
- Job Type: Permanent full-time position
- Work Location: Tokyo
- Starting Base Salary: Bachelor's degree → JPY 209,300/month+Benefits, Master's degree→ JPY 234,800/month+Benefits
- Opening Positions: Engineering related positions
■Recruiting Process after the Webinar  *the schedule might change
1, Attend the Webinar on October 26th/27th.
2, Submit the application that you receive after the Webinar
3, Job interview during the Honda Ohio Recruitment Tour in November *Details will be announced.
*Flight and accommodation in Ohio will be provided by Honda
Sign up today to watch HONDA Webinar and explore your career!

Mitsubishi Electric: Information Session 
Thursday, November 6th, 18:00~20:00@ Boston 
Opening Position: Mechanical, System, IT related Engineers
Mitsubishi Electric is a recognized leader in the manufacture and sales of electrical and electronic equipment, 
and a place where some of the brightest minds get together to create the innovations that make the modern world work. 
We offer opportunities for a valuable and rewarding career in a variety of fields. 
Join our company information session to talk to employees in person and find out your possibility! 

【Date】Thursday, November 6th, 18:00~20:00
【Place】1972 Massachusetts Ave. 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02140
【Contents】Information session, Q&A, Casual discussion time in small group
【Open positions】Engineering related positions, research and development positions, and more. 
【Requirement】Business level of Japanese proficiency is must.
                         Majoring in engineering, electronic, mechanical, IT related fields, chemical or physical science fields. 
                         Must be able to start working either from April or Oct 2015 and 2016. 
Or email to (please include your name, the name of the university, majors, graduation year, phone number, email address)

※ Those who registered will receive details about the sessions. 

 DISCO Corporation ■ Info Session and Interview 
Wednesday, Oct 8, 5:30pm~7:30pm @UCB
Thursday, Oct 9, 5:30pm~7:30pm @SFSU
Friday, Oct 10, 4:30pm~6:30pm @UCSD
Saturday, Oct 11, 10:30am~12:30am @UCLA
Saturday, Oct 11, 7:00pm~9:00pm @University of Washington

※You can make an appointment for the interview after attending the info session. 
   The interview will be scheduled in the next week. 
Disco Corporation is dedicated to "Kiru, Kezuru, Migaku" -Cutting, Grining, and Polishing- technologies. 
The company develops, manufactures, and sells precision machines and precision processing tools. 
We invite you to come to the information session to discover Disco, 
and explore your possibilities to develop your career in Japan! 

■What kind of company is DISCO?

■Corporate Profile Movie -English version-
This 15 minute video provides an insight into DISCO's R&D facilities, 
cutting edge processes and business continuity management initiatives.
【Date】Wednesday, Oct 8, 5:30pm~7:30pm @UCB
             Thursday, Oct 9, 5:30pm~7:30pm @SFSU
              Friday, Oct 10, 4:30pm~6:30pm @UCSD
              Saturday, Oct 11, 10:30am~12:30am @UCLA
             Saturday, Oct 11, 7:00pm~9:00pm @University of Washington
【Place】You will receive the information once you registered
【Contents】Information session, Q&A, Career advising from Disco employees (Optional)
【Opening positions】
               Mechanical Design, Electrical Design, Application and Software Developers, 
               Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Customer support, and more
【Requirement】Conversation level of Japanese proficiency. 
                         All majors are welcomed. 
                         Must be able to start working from April or October, 2015.
                         Engineering or Business background is a plus.

* This is full-time employment position and working visa will be supported. 

※ You will receive details about the sessions after the registration. 

INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT ■ Info Session and Interview 
Saturday, October 11th@Boston 
Japanese IT solutions company, INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD. ("ID") 
 offers a comprehensive IT outsourcing service, i-Bos24®, which covers consulting,
 software development, system operation management, cloud/security, and BPO since 1969,
 and extended its business in China, Singapore, United States, and England.
In order to provide advanced services to customers from all over the world, 
ID is facing the urgent needs to recruit those who are equipped with global perspectives.
We invite you to the ID's information session and interview on October 11th. 
【Date】Saturday, October 11th
【Place】Lighthouse Global Inc. Boston Office, 1972 Massachusetts Avenue, 4th Fl, Cambridge, MA 02140
【Contents】Information session, Q&A, Group / individual interview (Optional)
             * Those who want to have an interview need to send resume (Japanese resume preferred) to 
【Opening positions】Business management, System engineer, Programmer, System operator, and more.
【Requirement】Conversation level of Japanese proficiency. 
                         All majors are welcomed. 
                         Must be able to start working from April or October, 2015.
                         Engineering or Business background is a plus.

* Those who passed the first interview may have a final interview with the CEO on November 1st in Boston. 
* This is full-time employment position and working visa will be supported. 
※ You will receive details about the sessions after the registration. 

* More information about ID's business can be found at

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

UW Data Science Seminar - Jure Leskovec - October 8th, 3:30pm - MGH 389

UW Data Science Seminar <>
Analysis, Visualization & Discovery
Wednesday October 8, 3:30pm — 389 Mary Gates Hall
Can Cascades be Predicted?*Jure Leskovec*
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

Social networks play a central role in spreading of information, ideas, behaviors, and products. As such "contagions" diffuse from a person to person they may go "viral," and large cascades can form. However, a growing body of research has argued that virality and cascades may be inherently unpredictable. Thus, one of the central questions is whether information cascades can be predicted and possibly even engineered. In this talk, I will discuss a framework for predicting cascades and making them go viral. We study large sample of cascades on Facebook and find strong performance in predicting whether a cascade will continue to grow in the future. The models we develop help us understand how to create viral social media content: by using the right title, for the right community, at the right time.

Jure Leskovec <> is assistant professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. His research focuses on mining large social and information networks. Problems he investigates are motivated by large scale data, the Web and on-line media. This research has won several awards including a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and numerous best paper awards. Leskovec received his bachelor's degree in computer science from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and his PhD in in machine learning from the Carnegie Mellon University and postdoctoral training at Cornell University. You can follow him on Twitter @jure <>.

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidelines For Creating a Successful Graduate School Application -- Wed, October 8, 1:30- 4:00pm

Hello! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Dorian Varga and I am the Senior Academic Counselor for the University of Washington Department of Bioengineering. I help coordinate the graduate admissions process for the department and am entering my sixth year in this role. I am offering  a workshop titled, “Guidelines for Creating a Successful Graduate School Application.” This workshop will use the Bioengineering PhD/MS application as an example, but general application advice will also be provided. Anyone who is applying to any graduate school is encouraged to attend!

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, from 1:30 – 4:00pm
Where: Ethnic Culture Center
Who: Anyone applying to graduate school
** Light snacks/refreshments will be served***

My workshop will focus on the following concepts: application timeline, the personal statement, references, transcripts, background, what the committee is looking for, and so on.
I emphasize that this is a workshop.  There will be a brief PowerPoint presentation, but the focus of this event will be a HANDS-ON experience: reviewing applications using REAL examples, discussing your feedback about the applications with your peers, and hearing committee feedback so that you can gauge your level of understanding of an admissions committee’s expectations. Please bring a colorful pen to write with!

In order to ensure that enough food/materials are available, and for room details, please R.S.V.P. to the following catalyst by 11:00 p.m. on Monday, October 6:

Boeing IT Jobs - October 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

1st SHPE Meeting of the Year!!

Welcome to the start of a new year at the University of Washington. As we kick off our school year, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), welcomes you to our first meeting on Thursday, October 2nd. The meeting will be held in Loew Engineering Hall in room 215 from 5-6pm.

We are a proud chapter of SHPE and welcome you to a world of opportunities. In the meeting we will discuss some of the opportunities and events to be held. Join us in learning about our national organization and we will have free food and drinks!!!!

If you have any questions please contact our co-president Eddie at (360)-306-1570 or at!

NSBE Welcomes YOU!

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! As you are getting accustomed to school again, I ask you to consider the National Society of Black Engineers (UW Chapter) as a staple in your weekly schedule.

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a national organization; founded in 1975 to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. 

Personally, this organization is the best investment I have made at the UW. NSBE has provided me with opportunities (both in Seattle and in different states across the US) to meet employers, receive internships & full-time job offers, to be a part of a community of like minded individuals with an interest in STEM, and has given me mentors internally and at Boeing (Boeing Mentorship Program). 

As I go into my last year at the UW, I invite you to join me at our NSBE meetings:

Date: Tuesdays (meets every Tuesday starting on September 30, 2014)
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center - Black Room (3rd floor, NW corner)

Hope to see you soon,
Soffonias Gebrehiwot