Friday, June 24, 2011

UW Entrepreneurship Programs - CIE/Lavin Invite!

UW Lavin Program
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Foster School of Business

Want to run your own company some day? Interested in entrepreneurship?

Check out the Lavin Program - open to all incoming UW students regardless of major. Apply online mid-August:

The UW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) combines curriculum with hands-on learning to give undergraduates the experience, skills, and know-how that will be a foundation for future business ventures­whether at a start-up or a larger established firm.

To find out more about CIE Undergraduate Programs, including the accelerated Lavin Program for serious entrepreneurs, attend one of the CIE Open Houses. Parents are welcome! RSVPs are nice, but if plans change at the last minute, come anyway!

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00, July 20 and September 21
Fridays Noon-1:00, July 22 and September 23

RSVP Link:

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UW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Academic Careers Workshop Series

The Career Center is pleased to be able to offer 5 events for grad students and postdocs this summer focused on the academic job search. The events are free and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

Academic Careers: Getting Started
Are you going on the faculty job market this year or next? Come learn about the "big picture" of the academic job search process. We'll discuss topics such as clarifying your desires, getting your application materials started, searching for positions, and managing your life. A typical faculty job search timeline will be provided. Speakers will include a career counselor, as well as two students and two postdocs who successfully landed faculty jobs in recent months. No registration required.

Tues, June 28, 12:30-1:45, Smith 205

Academic Careers: CVs

Having your CV up to date is always a good idea because you never know when a fellowship, TA/RA, or job opportunity will arise. We'll discuss tips regarding CV preparation, review a few sample CVs, provide time for you to reflect on your CV, & answer your questions. No registration required.

Thurs, July 7, 12:30-1:30, Smith 205

Academic Careers: Cover Letters & Letters of Recommendation
We'll discuss strategies for marketing your skills and experiences in a cover letter and provide you the opportunity to start thinking about your top selling points. We'll also discuss how to select, prepare, and coach your reference letter-writers. Additionally, the coordinator of our Letters of Evaluation Online (LEO) program will provide info and answer questions about letter files. No registration required.

Wed, July 13, 12:30-1:30, Miller 301

Academic Careers: Research Statements
Many faculty job postings - in a variety of disciplines and in an array of institutions - require that candidates send a Research Statement. Being able to write coherently about your past/current research efforts and articulately about your future research plans is very important. Come learn what search committees are looking for and spend time brainstorming a few ideas for your research statement. Sample statements will be provided. No registration required.

Tues, July 19, 12:30-1:30, Bagley 154

Academic Careers: Teaching Statements
Academic job postings often require that applicants send a teaching statement, teaching philosophy, or teaching portfolio. Come listen to an expert from the Center for Instructional Development & Research (CIDR) share tips for writing effectively about your teaching - even if you don't have much teaching experience! Participants will have time to draft some ideas and get feedback from other graduate students. No registration required.

Wed, July 27, 12:30-1:45, Smith 205

Intel Corporation seeking PhD candidates & recent graduates

The Portland Technology Development group of Intel Corporation has several openings for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.

Ph.D. candidates in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply. Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental expertise, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining complex scientific equipment is preferred, but not required.

Openings are immediately available at Intel’s primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR.

Interested candidates should email resumes to

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Final Fulbright student information session this Friday

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate student or a recent bachelor’s or master’s graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2012-13 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program ( This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is open. The UW deadline for applications from all 3 campuses is September 14, 2011.

It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply:
Friday, June 24, 2011, 12 noon-1:30pm, Paccar 291

Please RSVP and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at:


To be eligible, you must be:
1) A U.S. citizen,
International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at:
2) A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,
3) Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and
4) In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)

Awards grants in all fields of study.
Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.

For graduate students:
Helene Obradovich,, G-1 Communications
Marilyn Gray,, G-1 Communications

For undergraduate students or recently graduated students:
Robin Chang,, 120 Mary Gates Hall

In addition to any of the above, Bothell students are also welcome to contact Holly Winters, UW Bothell Career Center/Merit Scholarships and Fellowships, Room UW1, 161, (425) 352-3706,