Friday, November 15, 2013

HUB law office: an affordable student resource

In our own way, we at UW Student Legal Services also advise students. Our law office focuses on helping them resolve their legal problems with minimal disruption to their education. 
As our brochure says, we provide free 40 minute consultations and ongoing representation at $15 per hour. Relationship issues, money worries, leases, criminal and traffic hearings, and powers of attorney are frequent student concerns. We also make group presentations to students.  

UW Student Legal Services
HUB 306 | 206.543.6486

Amgen Scholars Program Application Now Live!


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. For more information, visit:

The application for the 2014 UW Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program is now live!  APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2014. 

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


  • Thursday, December 5th - 3:30-4:30 pm in MGH 171 
  • Friday, December 6th - 12:30-1:30 pm in MGH 171

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Software Engineer Position at MAQ Software

MAQ Software is a fast paced digital marketing and technology solutions company. We utilize Agile and Continuous Delivery techniques to work on large databases using the latest Business Intelligence and Windows Azure to deliver great applications.

MAQ Software is a
         Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a Microsoft Preferred Vendor
         Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies for six years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)

Our company is headquartered in Redmond, with engineering centers in Hyderabad and Mumbai.  For the last thirteen years, we have delivered complex database applications for clients in the high technology, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.  We work closely with Microsoft Corporation to analyze great marketing campaigns and business applications using information from large databases.

The Software Engineer role provides a unique opportunity to be involved with every aspect of the project throughout the software development life cycle.  This role includes all technical challenges associated with ensuring project delivery on multiple fast paced projects.

Key result areas as percentage of overall work items:

Development (~60%)
         Understand functional requirements and design the architecture for applications
         Develop Business Intelligence and web analytics applications using C#, HTML5/ CSS3 and SQL Server
         Prepare daily builds and reports for client project review
         Participate in writing and reviewing code, reviewing security and giving weekly presentations to the extended teams
         Follow Scrum model for the software development life cycle

Cross-team collaboration (~30%)
         Regular collaboration with engineering teams (Redmond and India) through daily conference calls to ensure high quality deployment
         Gather business requirements and write technical specifications for the project

Process development and training (~10%)
         Become subject matter expert by exploring relevant technical developments and share knowledge with team through technical sessions
         Demonstrate competency in Microsoft technologies by clearing Microsoft certifications (majority of our developers hold three to four Microsoft Certifications)

Candidate Profile:
         Bachelor's or Master’s degree with a focus on Computer Science
         Knowledge of web development, databases and other related technologies helpful
         Strong communication skills

We offer competitive pay and benefits including comprehensive medical and dental insurance and a 401K retirement plan with 3% company match.

Internships and Information about Intellectual Property and Consulting Careers

Internship opportunity with the UW Center for Commercialization (C4C)

This internship program introduces students to the ins and outs of
technology commercialization and business development. They are actively
seeking PhD students to start in January.

The UW Center for Commercialization provides fellowships to Ph.D.
candidates from various technical programs including but not limited to
Engineering, Medicine/Life Science, Chemistry, and Information
Technologies. The program is a valuable educational opportunity to
understand the commercialization process, and what possibilities there are
for careers that combine a scientific background with business acumen. The
program requires a commitment of 10 hours a week for a one year period at
an hourly rate of $17.50, although assignments may require less time in any
given week.

Please take a minute to read the attachment and see if this opportunity
would be good for you!


Seattle Association for Women in Science’s November Event: Careers in
Intellectual Properties

Title: Panel Discussion - Careers in Intellectual Properties

Date: November 20th, 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00-6:30 pm networking, 6:30-7:30 pm Panel discussion, 7:30-8:00pm

Location: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building, FHCRC, 1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109


- Loria Yeadon, M.S., J.D, Executive Vice President & General Manager,
Intellectual Ventures

- Melissa Nowak, M.S., J.D., Associate, Christensen O'Connor Johnson
Kindness PLLC

- Hai Han, Ph.D., J.D., Of Counsel, Seed Intellectual Property Law Group

- Jill Scott, M.P.H., J.D., Associate General Counsel, Seattle Biomedical
Research Institute

- Jessica Meyers, J.D., Patent Portfolio Manager, Center for
Commercialization, UW

- Beth Etscheid, Ph.D., Director of Licensing, Washington Research

Note: AWIS events are FREE and open to all members and non-members.

Pre-registration is NOT REQUIRED.

For general information about our organization visit our Seattle AWIS
website. <>

For additional event information please email


McKinsey & Company:  2014 Internship and Summer Programs

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that advises
senior management of the world's leading organizations on issues of
strategy, organization, technology and operations.

We are hosting a variety of web based presentations to help graduate
students learn more about McKinsey & Company and our summer opportunities.
 Please visit our “Online Events” section on our website for details and to

Paid Internships: The Associate Internship program is the best opportunity
to explore management consulting at McKinsey. It gives each participant the
opportunity to work on a client project as a member of a McKinsey team,
typically from 8 -10 weeks, during the late spring through early fall of
2014. To learn more about this and other programs please visit:

Online Application Deadline: December 8, 2013

Eligibility:  Open to Ph.D. students, postdocs, medical students, interns,
residents, fellows and non-M.B.A. Masters; Masters students, who completed
their undergraduate program by July 1, 2011, may apply for the Associate
Intern opportunity

Insight Programs: Our exciting 3-day summer programs will give non-MBA
advanced degree students an insider's look into management consulting,
covering a range of topics important to those who are exploring alternative
career possibilities.  The program agenda includes an overview of
management consulting, an introduction to the type of work we do, a
management consulting case study, and an opportunity to network with
colleagues and participate in social activities.

Eligibility:  Open to Ph.D. students, postdocs finishing in 2015 and
medical students, interns, residents and fellows completing their program
in 2015 or 2016

Online Application Deadline: Spring 2014 - please check our website in
March for details

New Course on Digital Geographies

Geog 258 Digital Geographies  (5)  (I&S)
Sarah Elwood
TTh 1:30-3:20, plus T or Th quiz section
From the use of Google’s MyMaps or geo-tagged Tweets to coordinate street protests for democracy, to ‘check-in’ apps that alert when us when a friend is nearby, to online or smart-phone citizen data collection apps, making and using digital maps and geographic information is an increasing part of everyday life in many parts of the world. This class explores the key components, applications and societal impacts of contemporary geographic data and technologies, including online mapping software, handheld geographic devices, the geoweb, location-based services, crowdsourced spatial data sets, and open source geographic technologies. You will develop hands-on experience using these forms of geographic information and technologies, and develop a framework for critically assessing the digital geographies emerging through these new data, technologies, and applications.

For our purposes this quarter, “digital geographies” are the social/spatial practices and relationships produced through digital geographic data or technologies. For example, the use of Google Earth imagery by human rights activists to support court claims of genocide is a social/spatial practice that uses digital geographic technologies. The disproportionate production of multimedia geographic data with smart phones in wealthier neighborhoods, regions, and countries, compared to text-based geographic data (using SMS text messages) in poorer places is an example of a spatial/spatial relationship that emerges through the use of digital geographic technologies. We will study how digital geographies are produced through spatial data and geovisual representations with new technologies; and through the use of these technologies for protest/activism, recreation/socializing, community and international development, citizen participation in government, citizen science, surveillance/social control, and many other activities

Keywords: mapping, spatial technologies, social media, the internet, social justice, digital divide