Friday, December 7, 2012

Key Career Offerings for Students: (new) CAREER SUCCESS CERTIFICATE and NAVIGATING CAREER OPTIONS class!

CAREER SUCCESS CERTIFICATE: Get your EDGE in the competitive job market!

The UW Career Center has just rolled out its brand new Career Success Certificate program, offering undergraduate students a flexible yet structured plan for getting an edge in the job market.

Students who complete all requirements by mid-May will be eligible to participate in a special Employer Networking Event exclusively for CS Certificate graduates.

What's In It for You:
1. Learn about yourself and about career options.
2. Explore careers that may be a good fit for you.
3. Understand how to find and apply for jobs and internships.
4. Refine your resume and improve your interviewing skills.
5. Apply these newfound skills when you network with employers and alumni.
6. Build your self-confidence and career competence.

Check out our Career Success Certificate website for details!

If you have any questions about the program or how to get started, please don't hesitate to let me know either by email, phone, or by making an appointment (206-543-0535).

Lynnea Erickson, PhD
Senior Career Counselor
206-685-4096 (direct)


NAVIGATING CAREER OPTIONS CLASS (General Studies 350D), Winter 2013

Curious how to link college to careers? Do you need to choose a major? Not sure what academic and career options are out there? About to graduate but not sure what to do next? Interested in finding ‘what is right for you’? Wondering what you can do and how to think in a challenging economy? Looking for support in figuring things out? Look no further.
Course Topics:  * Career Options/Exploration * Experiential Learning * Internships * Job and Internship Searching * Social Media * Networking * Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing * Strengths * Career fairs * Personal & Contextual Influences on decision making and option exploration * Informational interviewing
General Studies 350D, Navigating Career Options, is a 3 credit course and includes a lecture and quiz sections. Students register for the lecture and one quiz section. We are team-teaching this class. Guest speakers from throughout our campus and city will interact with students in both the lecture and sections. We will incorporate a variety of events and career programming into this course.  Students will participate in activities throughout the course that addresses different learning styles. There is no text book for this course. Assignments for this course involve written reflection pieces, informational interview write up, career and academic research assignments, career event write-up, resume and cover letter development.  No pre-requisites needed for this course. This course is open to all undergraduate UW students.   This is a 3 credit course, graded CR/NC. Credit will be awarded based on class attendance, participation, completion of assignments.  Questions about this course – please contact Patrick Chidsey [Career Center]: 206.616.5803;

Lecture (SLN: 14380), Tuesdays, 3:00-4:20, Johnson 102
(4) Sections offered at various times Wednesday & Thursday

(Feedback from students who have taken this class … )

“this class had an opportunity for me to think about who I really am”
“this class should be required”
“lectures should be filmed and available for all undergraduates at UW to view online. This class should be required”
“I really enjoyed quiz section”
“I wish I would have taken this class before I was a senior”
“this is one of the most practical classes on campus”
“I have already recommended my friends to take this class”
“I think every student struggling to find a major or even in a major should take this class, it is very helpful. I think it helps
you grow as a student”
“hands on practical exercises and one-on-one help was very positive”
“I liked knowing that I am not the only one feeling the way I do about job options”
“the thing that I liked the most was I was able to find some career path and I found some interests”

PhD Fellowships Available

The Nanophotonics group at the National University of Singapore is recruiting for a total of ten fully-funded five-year PhD fellowship positions this year, and we are recruiting for multiple funded positions at our US organization at the University of Delaware.

Our research concerns silicon photonics – essentially, re-designing computer chips so that they can manipulate photons as well as electrons. Some years ago, we founded one of the leading companies in this field ( More recently, we founded the OpSIS foundry multi-project wafer (MPW) service ( This is an effort funded by the defense department and Intel, among others, to open up advanced processes to the world research community.

For more information on why we founded the OpSIS effort, and our long-term goals, please see our articles in Nature Photonics about the need in the field for such a service.

Also, here is an open-access article that appeared in Nature about our efforts on OpSIS:

Please note there is a December 15, 2012 deadline for some applicants. Please see our site at for more information.


Prof. Tom Baehr-Jones
Prof. Michael Hochberg

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tutoring and Mentorship Service Learning Opportunity!

Attention Juniors and Seniors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference

The University of Washington Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” for Winter Quarter 2013. This weekly seminar will introduce junior and senior students to a diverse range of tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students will have an opportunity to apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the University of Washington. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to the University by sharing their knowledge and experience with new students who are working to become independent learners.

·         Seminar begins 1st  week of Winter Quarter,  January 7th, 2013
·         Seminar will meet on Mondays from 3-4:20 PM or from 5:30-6:50PM
·         Tutoring will take place on campus
·         Receive 3 credits for working with two students or 2 credits for working with one student
·         A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more registration information, please contact Laura Chen at:


Tutor-Mentor * 2-3 Credits * EDUC 401

Current syllabus available for review at:

Software Engineer Position with Samsung

Position Title:

Software Engineer



Position Summary:
The responsibility will be for the performance of engineering duties for the proper and proactive testing and evaluation of wireless handset products.  Performs tasks as a test engineering representative for STA and US customer quality assurance, lab teams using customer relations sensitivities and skills to proactively test, adapt and facilitate the adaptation of the product into client’s product delivery infrastructure.  

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
•              Use skills and knowledge to test and evaluate new Wireless Products including the verification of product Call Voice/Data performance in GSM/UMTS/HSPA/LTE network.
•              Interface proactively and effectively with corporate Korean development engineering teams, US support teams and dept. team members, various client carriers engineering personnel.
•              Perform complex, semi-routine and routine field/application testing, to evaluate embedded applications firmware for quality, standards performance, functionality conformance and adaptation to insure the interoperability of system products.
•              Make recommendations to management personnel on corrective actions required and effectively adapt solutions agreed upon in a timely manner to ensure correct and effective product launches and installation.
•              Coordinate and review, testing of 3rd party companies to complete required independent testing.
•              Compile results and write required equipment engineering reports, test plans and follow-up procedures.

•              A Bachelor Degree in engineering or related electronics technical training from four-year College or university or heavy related on the job training at a significant level. College degree with relevant experience can be considered.
•              Have between 0-2 years wireless product field testing related experience.
•              Must be able to read, analyze and interpret technical requirements and procedures.
•              Must have excellent MS Office proficiency.
•              Technical communications and language skills.
•              GSM, UMTS, HSPA, LTE and Acoustic experience/knowledge is a Plus.
•              Familiarity with the terminologies such as Metrico/MOS/NOMAD/Datum will be a big plus.
•              Strong preference for bilingual ability (English and Korean)

Necessary Skills/Attributes:
•              Develop and maintain excellent technical skills including proactive, customer service oriented working relationships with all appropriate levels within and outside the company.
•              Plan, organize and prioritize multiple engineering support assignments and projects as directed by the manager of the group and/or other departmental officers.
•              Read, interpret and act on very high level of proper understanding of technical documents, engineering test materials and related documents based on corporate engineering standards and philosophy.
•              In R&D support situations demonstrate very high competency level in communication skills using both oral and written modes for the communication of technical information. Must be able to communicate in writing, through emails and reports, or orally complex technical matters
•              Work independently and in a team environment in order to achieve personal and team goals and complete assignments within established time frames. Tasks are guided by clearly defined objectives and functional direction with an implied knowledge of task alternatives and decision making experience to guide the incumbent.

Resume can be sent directly to:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Interested in learning more about science and biotechnology research as a career? The UW Amgen Scholars Program provides a transformative opportunity for some of the nation's top undergraduates to explore and prepare for careers in scientific research. 

The application & information for the 2013 UW Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program is available at: APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2013. 

To learn more about the program, register to attend an upcoming Amgen Scholars Program Information Session:

Thursday, December 6th - 4:30-5:30 pm in MGH 171 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Operations Support Engineering Co-op/Intern at Cequint to begin January 2013.

To apply just log in to your account at
Even students who are graduating this quarter are encouraged to apply for a “post-graduation” internship!

Cequint, a fast growing 100 person independent subsidiary of a $500 million company, is the leading provider of carrier-grade mobile industry solutions to tier-1 and tier-2 carriers in the U.S. The company’s flagship product has been deployed by multiple carriers on over 35 million devices, and is consistently rated as one of the top-10 applications in the industry.

Cequint is actively developing the next generation of a broad mobile technology that will revolutionize the way people communicate via mobile devices.  This confidential project is a large undertaking with executive visibility that will serve tens of millions of mobile users, and promises to fundamentally transform the mobile landscape.

As an Ops Support you will be responsible for tracking and process inbound tickets for carriers.  This will include gathering information from the company or carrier, creating the ticket, pulling data from the logs and forming the response or passing on to an engineer for further analysis.  You will be responsible for tracking the progress on all customer tickets and ensuring a timely response.  You will work closely with the operations engineering team and provide general support.

Qualifications and Experience:
·         Information Technology or Computer science degree preferred
·         UNIX familiarity
·         Solid communication skills and must be detailed oriented

Our philosophy is to hire quality individuals who are happy, balanced and genuinely enjoy what they do, and in turn, everyone will benefit.  In order to ensure this philosophy, we put our most valuable asset first our employees.  Cequint is a relaxed and fun office which is proud to offer company perks such as company events, happy hours, and free beverages and snacks.