Friday, January 14, 2011

Network Engineering Internship with AT&T

Network Engineering Technical Development Program Internship (NETDP)

At AT&T, our Chief Technology Office (CTO) is the embodiment of innovation. We're responsible for developing, designing, planning and building AT&T's wireless and wired networks, including the nation's fastest 3G wireless network, our groundbreaking U-verse network and one of the world's largest and most advanced IP backbone networks. Just as importantly, our team conducts industry-leading research and development for network technologies as well as the applications that take advantage of connectivity

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic students to participate in a summer internship for our Network Planning and Engineering Organization with a focus on engineering, managerial and financial aspects of the business. Individuals will gain invaluable knowledge on how to design, build, and operate wireless networks. Unlike other engineering internships, this person will get experience in several different aspects of our always changing business environment and will learn a broad prospective of the telecommunications business by interacting with senior management. It's a demanding role with high expectations.

During the internship, you’ll work on meaningful projects and deliver results. We give our interns the chance to understand how organizations work together to achieve their overall goals. We’ll match you with a team, and outline exactly what you’re expected to achieve. Our Executive Speaker Series will give you the chance to interact with our executives and gain insight from the leaders of AT&T.

And on the subject of leadership, at the end of your internship, you’ll present your accomplishments to VPs of AT&T and show the value you brought to the company. You’ll gain invaluable skills, work with the industry’s best professionals and be rewarded for your efforts.

Location: Atlanta GA, Dallas TX


· Students pursuing a degree in Electrical, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science and are rising Juniors or Seniors or pursuing their Masters degree

· Ability to effectively manage relationships with cross-functional partners

· Self-motivated and be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

· Excellent analytical skills and great attention to detail

· GPA of 3.0 or better

· Proficient skills in MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint

· Demonstrated leadership attributes

· Must have reliable transportation or access to public transportation

· Must be Visa eligible, i.e., not require sponsorship

Apply online at today!

This internship is expected to begin around June 1, 2011.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Upcoming Washington Center Deadlines for D.C. Internships

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C.? If yes, The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time internship program in Washington, D.C. that is open to all UW students and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW's affiliation in 1977, and many have made connections that led to post-degree employment.

Upcoming application deadlines are:
Summer Quarter 2011, Competitive*: 2/4/11, Regular: 3/11/11
Autumn Quarter 2011, Early**: 1/21/11, Competitive*: 5/2/11, Regular: 6/10/11
Spring Quarter 2012, Early**: 5/23/11, Competitive*: 10/7/11, Regular: 1/13/12
* Deadline for scholarship eligibility (Regular deadline for WA State
** See for the list of organizations that require applications by the early deadline

Note that some established internship programs, such as the Congressional Black Caucus, may require earlier application submissions than the deadlines noted above.

All participating students earn 15 credits of Pol S 498. If you are a resident of WA State, there are additional costs to going to D.C. through TWC that are often significantly defrayed by scholarships. If you are a non-resident, the cost is often comparable to attending UW.

Regardless of your major, there is an internship position for you. I am the liaison who helps students to prepare their applications, so if you would like to know more, please contact me for an appointment. Information is also available online at

Green Career Fair Success Workshop

Led by: Susan Terry, Director, UW Career Center
Thursday, Jan 20th @ 3pm
Fishery Sciences Building (FSH), room 203
Open to all, please rsvp at:

A workshop to help know what to expect at career fairs. Topics include: how
to plan a strategy for most effective and efficient use of time at a fair;
the introduction - making the first impression a good one; statistics on
number of interviews and jobs offered at career fairs; follow-up after the
fair. This workshop will focus specifically on preparing students for the
UW Green Career Fair happening on Wednesday, Jan. 26th from 10am-2pm in MGH
Commons on the main Seattle campus, although all students are welcome to

If you can't attend this workshop but are interested in the content of the
workshop or others by the UW Career Center, please check out the following

Certificate of International Studies in Business Info Session TODAY

Are you interested in international studies and business? Foreign language? Study abroad? Attend an upcoming Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) Program information session to learn how to put those interests to use and get a competitive advantage in the job market.

CISB is an award-winning, nationally-ranked program for undergraduate Foster School business students who want to become global business leaders. CISB gives business students the academic and real-world preparation they need for a global business career through immersion in a foreign culture, study/work abroad, practical experience, language study and leadership skill development.

Attend an information session TODAY, Thursday, Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m., Paccar 492.


Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships

What does leadership mean to you?

Explore your notion of leadership, discover how the activities you are involved in can support your leadership development, and clarify (or set) goals about what you need to learn about leadership this year.

Apply for a $4,000 Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship to support your leadership development.

Information Session: TODAY, January 13, 1:30pm, room 120 Mary Gates Hall
(General information)

Application Workshop: Tuesday, January 18, 3:30pm, room 224 Mary Gates Hall
(For applicants who want to work on their essays, bring a draft if you have one)

Application Deadline: Monday, January 24, 5:00pm
(Don't be late! Next chance is autumn)

For eligibility requirements, application instructions and other information, visit our website:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pipeline Project Volunteer Positions

Do you want to gain inside experience in higher education student services?

Are you interested in the world of K-12 public schools?

Do you want to work with a fun, engaging staff in the Pipeline Project?

If so, then consider applying to be a Pipeline Project student staff volunteer!


  • Registered UW undergraduate student
  • 3-5 hour/week commitment (variable hours depending on program activities)
  • Organized and efficient
  • Strong and regular communication with Pipeline staff members
  • 2 quarter commitment (winter and spring 2011)


  • Outreach and recruitment events (tabling, group presentations)
  • Back-up orientation facilitator
  • Filing and assistance with data management


  • Flexible schedule
  • Hands-on experience in the Center for Experiential Learning to connect UW undergraduates with community engagement opportunities
  • Increased knowledge about the Seattle Public Schools and community organizations
  • Administrative office experience
  • Develop your public speaking skills

If interested, please send a statement of interest, resume, and 2 references to Christine Stickler, Director at by Wednesday, January 19, 2011.

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who submit materials by 1/19/11. However, we will continue accepting application materials beyond this date if the positions have not been filled.

Green Career Fair - January 26!

Looking to translate your passion for green-friendly technology, initiatives and lifestyles into a career? Want an easy way to identify companies or organizations that hold and live your green values, whether in the non-profit, government or private sector?

Green Career Fair
January 26th, 2011
10am-2pm, MGH Commons (UW Seattle campus)

This unique career fair, sponsored by the College of the Environment and the Career Center, gives you the opportunity to connect with employers who view sustainability as key to their mission. More than 25 employers will be in attendance, from non-profits to government agencies and for-profit corporations, looking to hire for volunteer, intern and/or full-time career positions. For some of these green-minded employers, this will be their only recruiting visit to campus this year-you don't want to miss it!

For more information on attending employers, please visit

Questions? Contact

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Study and Research in the UK, January 19, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Research Commons, Allen Library

The Office of Merit Scholarships is offering a workshop to provide UW students with information about the opportunities for research and study in the United Kingdom, as well as the various funding opportunities that would support that work. Invited are UW Faculty, Graduate Students who have experience with study and/or research opportunities in the UK. It is our hope to provide participants with a perspective of higher education opportunities in this part of the world. Although the forum will be oriented towards the sciences, we will include information about opportunities available in the humanities and the social sciences.

The Panel will include the following:
Peter C. Patrikis, Executive Director, Winston Churchill Foundation
Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Malia Fullerton, Assistant Professor, Bioethics and Humanities
D.Phil, Human Population Genetics, University of Oxford,

Peter Rhines, Professor, Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences
Ph.D, Oceanography, University of Cambridge,

William Mari, UW Graduate Student, Communication
MPhil, History, University of Cambridge

Andrew Woolley, UW Fulbright Graduate Student, Social Work
University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Information School Employer Connections Fair, Jan. 12, 2011!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 1:30-4:30pm, Mary Gates Hall- The Commons

Come learn about internship, career, and research opportunities in the information science field with great organizations, like Accenture, Microsoft, National Security Agency and many more! To see a complete current list of participating employers and their descriptions, go to, Take advantage of this opportunity to network with employers in the Information Science and IT-related fields. Hope to see you there!

Participating employers -

Blink Interactive
Boeing Company
Booz Allen Hamilton
CIA Library
City of Seattle - Dept Info Technology
Groundspeak, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Group
Microsoft Corporation
NSA (National Security Agency)
Pariveda Solutions
PNL National Laboratory, Secure Cyber Systems Group
Sno-Isle Libraries
Vulcan Inc.
Web Collective

Direct Exchange Program in China

/**We will be having an open information session on January 18, 3:30-4:30 pm in Denny 216.** /

The UW-Sichuan University Undergraduate Exchange Program is a
unique chance for UW students to not only live and study in China
but to engage in a hands-on, self-directed research project
overseas. The two or three quarter program offers intensive
Chinese language training, additional classes offered in English
and an amazing chance for students to research a topic of their
own choosing. Sichuan University's location in western China means
that students have the opportunity to travel and do research in
places such as a national park in the eastern Himalayas or remote
minority villages in southern Sichuan. The program is open to all
majors and is a great opportunity to make huge gains in Chinese
language skills and to really engage with China.

For more information please check out our Facebook group
UW-Sichuan Undergraduate Exchange Program or our website:

Application Deadline for this program is February 4, 2011 for the
2011/2012 academic year.

Become a Summer Orientation Leader!

Join UW's 2011 Orientation Leader Staff!

* Want to help new students?
* Want to get involved?
* Want an on-campus job this summer?
* Want to earn good money?
* Want free food?

Congratulations-you have found the right place!

First Year Programs seeks talented UW undergraduates for the 2011-2012 Orientation Leader staff! Students from all class standings, majors, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have a genuine interest in helping other students and their families through their transitions to the UW. Applicants should have strong organizational skills, a desire to get involved with and give back to the University, and an enthusiasm for sharing their UW experiences with new students.

To learn more about this job opportunity and download an application, please visit:

The application deadline is Monday, January 31, 2011.

Applications should be submitted online or to 011 Mary Gates Hall.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at or 206-543-4905.

Internship with City Light

Electrical Engineering Cooperative Education Intern: Seattle City Light
Position and application instructions:

We're looking for students who can start winter, spring, or summer quarters.
Deadline: 4pm, Tuesday, January 25

Undergraduate Scholarships for study in Germany: information session Friday, 2:30pm, MGH 120

Are you an undergraduate planning to study abroad in Germany next year? Consider applying for a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). DAAD offers a number of scholarships to support undergraduates studying, researching and interning in Germany. The application deadline for most programs is fast approaching on Jan. 31, 2011.

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will hold an information session Friday, Jan. 14 at 2:30pm in MGH 120 to review the basics of these DAAD programs and to provide insights into the application processes. Please RSVP to attend at
  • DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship - Scholarships for 4 to 10 months of study, thesis research or an internship for students in any academic field.
  • Research Internships in Science & Engineering (RISE) - Summertime internships with German doctoral students at universities and research institutions--no German required! Limited to students in these fields: biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field).
  • internXchange - Summer program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students with advanced-intermediate German.
  • Study & Internship Program (SIP) - A semester of study at one of the UAS7 universities in Germany followed by a one-semester professional internship at a company or research institute in Germany. Limited to students in these fields: engineering, science, life sciences; business, management, economics; architecture, art, design; journalism, social work.
  • We will also briefly mention the Study Scholarship, University Summer Course Grant, and EMGIP - Bundestag Internship. Deadlines for these programs have passed for this year.

Eligibility and level of funding for these programs vary, but most are geared toward sophomores and juniors. More information is available at

Monday, January 10, 2011

2011 UW Business Plan Competition!

The UW Business Plan Competition is an opportunity to make serious headway on that great idea you've been tossing around for months (or years!). And if you're already working on your start-up, it's an excellent way to gain visibility from the community - we have over 350 members of the Seattle entrepreneurial and investment community involved in judging and coaching our competition. The competition is also full of networking opportunities - both with other competitors and the wider Northwest entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Now in its 14th year, the UW Business Plan Competition is designed to bring interdisciplinary teams of students together to promote student start-up ideas and venture creation. Any degree-seeking college or university student in the state of Washington can submit his/her 5- to 7-page executive summary to the BPC.

The Grand Prize is $25,000, and in total the BPC awards $140,000 each year to student teams to fund their companies. 87 student teams have received funding to date, many of which are still going strong, including: Contour, Nanocel, Epic Seats, Athleon, NanoString Technologies, Giant Campus, Brass Media, and Impel Neuropharma, just to name a few.

The competition takes place in spring quarter, and the deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Right now we're also offering Resource Nights to help students prepare to enter the competition. These workshops provide an opportunity to learn first-hand from local entrepreneurs the essentials of business planning and what it really takes to get a company off the ground. The nine sessions run each Thursday night, January 6 through March 3, from 6-7:30 pm.

You can learn more about the Business Plan Competition and the Resource Nights on our website. If you have any questions about the UW Business Plan Competition or the Resource Nights, please contact Sarah Massey, manager of the competition, at or 206.685.9868.