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May 21, 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

Make the most of your summer! In between vacation, completing summer research or an internship, and spending time with loved ones, take  time to make the most of your summer and get ahead in your field. This is a great time to read professional development books, listen to industry podcasts, and research potential employers and opportunities of interest. Consider making a summer reading list or setting specific goals for the summer that will help you develop and stand out.

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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Reference and Instruction Librarian (ID 152282)

Applications accepted until: June 1, 2017

The Reference and Instruction Librarian will serve as liaison librarian to one or more academic units and will serve on library and institutional committees as a faculty member. The Reference and Instruction Librarian is expected to be active professionally in local, regional, and national associations and will contribute to the professional literature. 

DataStage Developer (ID 152192)

Applications accepted until: June 7, 2017

The Data Warehouse Developer is a member of the IT Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse team and is responsible for directly supporting the daily administration of the Business Intelligence solutions, developing advanced administration and reporting management tools, and guiding the aggressive expansion of our complex Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse (BI/DW) environment. This position provides technical thought leadership both within the Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse team and in front of our business leaders. 

Generalist Intern (ID 139267)

Applications accepted until: May 20, 2017

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program. Generalist interns will work in one of several departments in the firm, including product development, investor relations, corporate development, treasury, and risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts candidates, regardless of major. We are looking for students approaching their final year of full-time study, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical and will excel at taking initiative, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who are motivated by a desire to learn, achieve, and contribute. Apply online here

Part-time Academic Tutor (ID add)

Application Deadline: October 9, 2017

Academic tutors provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to students within the Chicago area as well as online clientele. Tutors must be able to create lesson plans and successfully community strategies, concepts, skills and other pertinent information needed to ensure academic achievement and progression for the tutee.

Information Research Specialist (ID 152542)

Application Deadline: May 27, 2017

The Information Research Specialist at Harvard Business School is a valued member of Baker Research Services (BRS), a team of librarians, MBAs, statisticians, and economists with deep expertise working with licensed and publicly available data sources. BRS provides support to Harvard Business School faculty and doctoral students across the research spectrum—from advising on best resources for a project, to managing research projects from beginning to end, to finding innovative ways to communicate research findings, and more. Learn more about our services here and here.

Peterson Center on Healthcare Summer Internship (ID 152578)

Application Deadline: May 26, 2017

The Peterson Center on Healthcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to making higher quality, more affordable healthcare a reality for all Americans. The organization is working to transform U.S. healthcare into a high-performance system by finding innovative solutions that improve quality and lower costs, and accelerating their adoption on a national scale. Established by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Center collaborates with stakeholders across the healthcare system and engages in grant-making, partnerships, and research. The successful candidate will work conduct research scans, write concise summaries on the state of play with regards to key issues and potential solutions to improve healthcare as a vital economic sector in the nation, and provide support for managing the Center’s grant portfolio.

Other Opportunites
Medical Writer at Cactus

Open until filled.

Medical writing presents PhDs and post-docs proficient in writing and passionate about communicating science with the opportunity to work in an exciting, high-growth industry outside academia. The Medical Writing team at CACTUS specializes in providing scientifically rigorous medical and scientific writing services for pharmaceutical corporations, clinical research organizations, and researchers worldwide. We are looking for experienced researchers to join our team of world-class medical writers and work in a dynamic, fast-paced global environment. See more information.

4H Youth Development Advisor at University of California

Application Deadline: June 23

The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for 4-H Youth Development will address statewide goals to develop research-based youth development programming to increase youths’ leadership and college/career readiness with an emphasis on expanding programming to underserved audiences. See more information.
Content Manager at U.S. Holocaust Museum

Open until filled.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum seeks a Content Manager for Experiencing History, a digital primary source tool for the college classroom. Working together with the Product Owners, stakeholders, and digital development team, the Content Manager edits, transforms, standardizes, and creates digital content that serves the goals of the project. See more information

Scholars Strategy Network Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application deadline: June 30

Scholars Strategy Network Postdoctoral Fellows will help academics insert research, facts, and scholarly perspectives into local, state, and national policy debates. Successful fellows will build webs of relationships, transforming regional Scholars Strategy Network chapters into powerful research hubs to inform the policymaking process. See more information.


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