Newsletter: Carleton Sentinel

"Keeping you in the loop since 2005"

  • Graduate School Opportunity

    January 28, 2015

    Graduate Studies in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University.  Click here for more information.  If you have questions about the department or program you can contact Cathy Thornton who is the program coordinator.

  • Are you a first-year or a sophomore? Are you considering a major in computer science? We’re hosting a session for prospective computer science majors on Thursday, January 22, at 4:00 p.m. in Weitz 235. Come and meet computer science students and faculty, enjoy some food, and learn about how great this major is. Feel free to spread this information to anyone off-list who might be interested.

    All prospective and current majors are welcome.

  • Spend your summer with Microsoft! The Student Experience Program (SEP) is a paid work experience program designed to provide recent high school graduates – recent college graduates opportunities to work on Microsoft’s Fargo, N.D. campus during the summer. This program allows students to gain real-life working experience, while learning about the technology industry.

    Program Specifics

    · SEP opportunities are open to newly enrolled college freshman through recent college graduates.

    · SEP candidates are hired as vendor staff (A-) through Kelly Service but work within Microsoft teams.

    · SEP positions typically run June-August and work 40 hours weeks, but this is flexible and up to manager discretion.

    · SEP is a paid program in which students receive $12/hr.


    Available Roles

    ·   Positions are available across a number of areas which may include:

    o        Accounting Services

    o        Communications

    o        Event Planning

    o        Partner Services

    o        IT

    o        Marketing

    o        MBS Operations

    o        US Payroll

    o        Web Design


    2015 Program Specifics/Timeline

    ·   Resumes and cover letters may be submitted to stasc@microsoft.com until February 13, 2015.

    o        Please include SEP in the subject line.

    o        Please indicate in the email and/or cover letter what type of role you are interested in pursuing.

    ·   Interviews will be scheduled between the dates of March 2nd – March 31st, 2015.


    For additional information, please contact:  Star-Ann Schank @ stasc@microsoft.com

  • The Natural Capital Project (NatCap) seeks a software engineer to join our University of Minnesota-based team. The candidate will support research and model development for open source software used to assist policy makers in making science-based decisions about the environment. This includes the InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) toolkit, and a host of new online software components under development. Day to day development involves implementing mathematical models of environmental services with a focus on correctness, usability, and performance. Other traditional engineer job functions include developing test suites, implementing new features on existing models, and user support.

    Review of applications will be begin immediately and position will remain open until filled. For more information, or to apply, visit: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=126373.

  • NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, an NSA designated Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education, is currently offering the NSF Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) to students who wish to pursue an education in cyber security. This scholarship is available for undergraduate as well as graduate (both MS and PhD) students.

    For more information about the program and for a link to the application, please visit http://engineering.nyu.edu/crissp/projects/aspire/

  • Green Corps

    January 20, 2015

    Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

    For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org.

  • Applications for the NCWIT Collegiate Award are now open! Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, the NCWIT Collegiate Award honors outstanding junior and senior undergraduate women for their computing and technical accomplishments. Awardees receive $7,500 in a cash award and will be flown to the NCWIT Summit in Hilton Head, South Carolina for the award ceremony! Encourage a student to apply today--applications close on February 15, 2015.

  • Chegg, a company offering textbooks, tutoring, and other online education products, is hiring interns for the summer of 2015 in engineering, marketing, design, and other areas. They are also hiring for other positions. For more info, go to http://www.chegg.com/jobs/university or http://www.chegg.com/jobs/listings. Questions? contact Lora Kyle (lora@chegg.com).

  • Job Opportunity

    December 4, 2014

    Brewers Association is looking for a Programming Analyst.  Click here for more information.

  • Summer Job Opportunity

    December 4, 2014

    ID Tech is looking to fill over 1400 positions for the summer with high quality students majoring in Computer Science, Engineer, and Art & Design and Media Arts.  Position locations are across the country including programs in St. Paul, MN.  Apply today at iD Tech.

  • Programming Contest Results

    November 17, 2014

    The Computer Science Programming contest was held on Saturday, November 8 at Carleton.  One of the Carleton teams (Marielle Foster, Matt Cotter, and Ken Schiller) placed 4th overall in the region out of ~300 teams by solving 8 of the 9 problems.  The top 3 teams solved all 9, and the next team in 5th solved 7.  Congrats to all!