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April 9, 2017


This twice-monthly newsletter from the Graduate College features exciting opportunities for University of Illinois graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to engage with employers. For advice on networking, applying for jobs, and more, check out our online career development resources.

Tip of the Week

Tailor your cover letter if you want to land the job! It might seem convenient to create one strong cover letter, have it reviewed, and reuse it when applying to multiple opportunities. So why tailor? You want to show the employer that you are interested in them, specifically, not just anyone. And you want them to be interested in you, specifically, so you need to highlight the things that you can offer that they are looking for. Tailoring takes a little more time, but it can pay off big in the end. Check out more cover letter tips here

Engage with Employers
Information Sessions for All Students
  • National Nuclear Safety Administration Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP), April 19, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, (More information on I-Link).
    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is building the next generation of leaders for global nuclear security. During their year-long, salaried (plus benefits) positions, Fellows receive specialized training, career development, and professional networking, while directly supporting NNSA’s nuclear security mission. Typical technical candidate backgrounds include nuclear physics/engineering, all other engineering fields, radiation health physics, radiochemistry, chemical sciences, and related fields.  Students with backgrounds in safety and health, infrastructure and operations management, or finance/accounting are also encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted from March 20th through October 4th for positions beginning the following summer. Learn more and apply here
  • Solvay Graduate Information Session, April 26, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, (More information on I-Link).
    Solvay. Asking more from chemistry for 150 years.  
    Created in 1863, Solvay is a global company driven by proud and committed chemists. With our historical anchorage in Europe, our products serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to energy, with one main aim – to improve quality of life and customer performance.
    The drive to achieve our aim has resulted in 90 percent of our revenue being generated from businesses that are among the top three global leaders in their field. To learn more about Solvay and their opportunites, visit with Dr. Vijay Gopalakrishnan, ChBE alum '06. Lunch will be provided, so the courtesy of an RSVP is greatly appreciated. 
  • Women in Technology, April 27, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, (More information on I-Link).
    We would like to invite University of Illinois women with an interest in technology consulting to Deloitte’s Annual Women in Technology Campus Awareness event. This will be a great opportunity to: Gain insight into careers in the Deloitte Consulting’s Technology practice from Deloitte senior leaders, Network with female Deloitte professionals and recruiters from our Technology practice, and Engage in an interactive Communicating with Confidence workshop with fellow students and Deloitte practitioners.
Virtual/Off-Campus Information Sessions and Career Fairs
  • Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair, April 12, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Looking for a job, internship, or co-op? Save valuable time and meet recruiters live online. Students and alumni are invited to interact via chat sessions and meet employers recruiting talent across all majors and degrees. Register online
I-Link Job Postings

I-Link is a campus-wide resource offering job/internship postings from companies interested in hiring University of Illinois students and graduates. There’s a huge database of job opportunities and information about upcoming events.

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Research/Cloud Infrastructure Summer Intern (ID 151644)

Applications accepted until: April 30, 2017

PhysIQ is seeking energetic and talented individuals for summer internship. This internship will involve working closely with PhysIQ’s research team to optimize the infrastructure to support cutting edge big data and machine learning research. Work is fast-paced and constantly evolving at PhysIQ, requiring the quickly come up to speed on projects; potential projects for the summer might include: Improving PhysIQ’s R&D cloud processing systems, Providing support for internal SDK projects, or Algorithm development dependent on experience and interest.

Finance Division, Model Risk Management, Associate, Hong Kong (ID 147905)

Applications accepted until: May 23, 2017

The Model Risk Management (MRM) group at Goldman Sachs is a multidisciplinary group of quantitative experts at Goldman Sachs with presence in New York, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangalore. The group’s primary mandate is to manage risk that arises from quantitative models used in the firm through its range of businesses – from models used for derivatives valuation to models used for risk management, liquidity and capital computations. In addition to independently reviewing these classes of models for their validity, theoretical consistency and implementation accuracy, the group is also responsible to assess the risk associated with model choice, e.g., exposure to choice of model in various contexts such as pricing exotic options or in calculating capital.

Museum Digital Archives Internship (ID 151359)

Applications accepted until: May 20, 2017

The Button Museum is looking for students to work with us to develop and expand our Digital Archive. Students will gain unique and specialized experience researching, describing, digitizing and cataloging our growing collection of historic buttons.
Major responsibilities: perform historical research, describe and catalog buttons, input data and research into museum database, possible help maintaining social media, onsite interns responsibilities, physical description of buttons, help with exhibitions, display and physical organization of the buttons, and help digitize the collection.

Modeling Center Intern – ADM Sustainable BioEnergy Modeling Center @ Research Park (ID 138980)

Application Deadline: May 28, 2017

The engineering modeling intern will use engineering skills and the sciences to create models of ADM’s industrial chemical and biochemical processes. These models will predict the behavior of unit operations involved in the production of products of interest. The unit operations modeled may include chemical reactors, distillation columns, heat exchangers, compressors, turbines, dryers, extraction columns, and others. The modeling intern will use modeling languages and environments such as Aspen Plus, Excel and VB, and the resulting models will be used in process optimization and cost estimation.

Summer PhD Internship Opportunities at Samsung Research America (SRA) (ID 149451)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

As a PhD intern at Samsung Research America, you will work on Samsung’s real core projects that drive the most critical innovation for our future products and work alongside world renowned researchers and industry thought leaders. The advanced, cutting edge research may lead to publications, depending on the confidentiality of the projects you will be working on. You can expect real Samsung projects that are aligned with your research expertise and will translate into products that will be used by millions of users across the globe.

Data Scientist/Python Developer (ID 151735)

Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

Enodo Score is looking for a talented data scientist and python developer to join our team.
Your work will include the development of scalable mathematical models and algorithms to accurately and reliably predict rent, occupancy, and risk-adjusted returns in multifamily properties across the country as a function of variables such as bedroom count, unit square footage, year built, year renovated, unit amenities, building amenities, Walkscore, population, demographic data (median income, percent college educated, annual population growth, etc.), and many other factors. Our platform is built using Python, PostGreSQL and Vue.js. Any code developed will need to be in Python 2.7 and compatible with our existing framework.

Other Opportunites
Dave Benton Internship at Illinois Public Media

Application Deadline: April 17, 2017

Illinois Public Media is looking for an intern who's passionate about news for our summer digital producer internship at WILL, the NPR News and PBS station in Champaign-Urbana. Interns work alongside veteran journalists while producing programs on issues relevant to a statewide audience, producing online stories and multimedia packages, scheduling and conducting interviews, writing copy and reporting through social media. The Intern will work 20 hours each week for 15 weeks and be paid $10/hour. See more information.

Research Development Specialist at University of California Santa Cruz

Open Until Filled

Research Development Specialists help position UCSC for emerging opportunities and work as a team to provide consistent support for UCSC researchers (e.g. opportunity scouting, proposal scoping, pre-award consultations, hands-on proposal development, proposal review, coaching/mentoring, and early career training/outreach, etc.). UCSC's research development activities include complex large-scale multidisciplinary/multi-institutional initiatives, strategic opportunities, training grants, and discipline-specific extramural funding opportunities. The Specialist may develop specific expertise in opportunity management or aspects of proposal production including planning, management plans, broader impacts, and communications. The ideal candidate will have: a strong research background, fluency and enthusiasm for research development, and knowledge of the academic funding enterprise. Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, self-motivated individuals with excellent skills in project management, grant and technical writing, data analytics and visualization, and document production. Specialists must have an advanced degree and direct experience in writing competitive research proposals relevant to the scope of the UCSC research portfolio. See more information

Communications Fellow at The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Application Deadline: May 20, 2017

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is a global organization that seeks to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change. The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation seeks an outstanding recent college graduate for a one-year communications fellowship. We pursue our mission by working collaboratively with others to support and operate high-quality education, identity development, leadership training and service programs designed to help young people cultivate their growth as individuals and as leaders. The Fellow will work in Washington, DC as part of the Foundation’s global Communications team, implementing projects and initiatives that support and advance the vision, goals, activities and impact of Schusterman and its network of partner organizations and young adults. See more information


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