Newsletter: Carleton Sentinel

"Keeping you in the loop since 2005"

  • Fred Rogers (Vice President and Treasurer of Carleton) has a project for which he's seeking assistance from a student for a database-driven project on higher ed college endowments.  This is an exercise to organize and then analyze the data that the National College and University Business Officers Association (NACUBO) has collected over the past 40 years on college endowments, their asset allocations, their spending, their investment returns and their market values.  The project involves some data cleaning (and possibly some algorithmic approaches for partially automating the data cleaning process) and some analysis.  If you're interested, please contact David Liben-Nowell.

  • St. Olaf is looking to hire a junior level Linux Systems Administrator/Programmer.  If you are looking to work in higher education and have the experience and knowledge they are looking for to visit their website for more information.  They will consider hiring the right individual on a part-time basis (10-20 hours weekly) as they complete their last term. 

  • The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Visiting Scientist Programs office in Chanhassen, Minnesota is recruiting a Systems Administrator II and a Software Engineer/Programmer I.  Deadline to apply is January 25, 2013.  Click above for more information.

  • Job Opportunity

    January 11, 2013

    Dan Ferro from Northfield is looking to hire a Carleton student for a small project that would require knowledge of mySQL.  The project would take appropriate one to two hours.  If you are interested to contact Dan Ferro directly.

  • Internship Opportunity

    January 4, 2013

    Austin Dahl '88 shared with us that Tableau Software is looking to hire a Software Engineer Intern for the summer.  The company is doing some interesting work combining SQL databases with visualization software.  Click here for more information.

  • Are you a first or second year Carleton student interested in majoring in the sciences or math? Consider applying for a Summer Science Fellowship. This program aims to broaden participation of historically underrepresented groups (including gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and disabilities) in the sciences and math by providing research opportunities for two summers as well as mentoring activities. The application deadline is January 11th. More information and the application can be found at

  • REU Opportunity

    December 19, 2012

    LearnLab at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh has a research opportunity available to undergraduate students.  This research program encourages applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies.  Application deadline is February 15, 2013.  Click here for more information.

  • The University of Michigan School of Information's PhD program would like to encourage Carleton students to apply.  A number of recent alums have enrolled.  For more information click here.

  • Harvest Forest in rural Massachusetts has an REU opportunity in Computer Science and Ecology.  Application deadline is February 1, 2013.  Click here for more information.

  • The Center for Digital Theology at Saint Louis University is looking to hire a Senior Web Developer.  The successful candidate will be part of a team who design web-based applications that support advanced research in the humanities.  For more information click here.

  • Job Opportunity with JPL

    November 16, 2012

    The Artificial Intelligence Group at the Machine Learning and Instrument Autonomy Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology are seeing candidates to work on fundamental research problems and unique software applications in spacecraft autonomy, scientific data analysis, mission operations automation, and onboard analysis for real-time decisions.  For more information click here.

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is looking to hire Research Assistants.  They are seeking exceptional college graduates who are prepared to take an active role in high quality economic research and monetary policy making.  Application are accepted from January 1-31, 2013.  Click here for more information.