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Volume 20, Issue 6 (October 21, 2013)

    • If you would like to have lunch with Physics students, faculty, and staff, during which you might discuss some physics (or maybe nothing at all related to physics), we have an app for that!

      October 22nd (Tuesday) Noon-1pm, the LDC Shearer Dining Room is when and where you should be.  Meet in the study area outside Olin 331 just before noon to walk over together, or meet us there.  ALL students interested in Physics, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to join us; you do not need to have any certain level of experience with physics.  First-year students are definitely welcome!  The department will treat you to lunch. 


    • Sophomores! 

      Remember to attend the Sophomore Meeting on Thursday, October 24th (week 6)                                                                                                                                                                 at 12:00 noon in Olin 002.  There will be food!

    • Hey awesome Carls!

      We want you to learn about the cool internships your fellow Carls were up to this summer, funded by Carleton scholarships YOU can apply to get.

      WHAT: Summer Internship Poster Session
      WHEN: Thursday, Oct 24, 7:30-8:30pm
      WHERE: Great Hall

      Looking forward to seeing you there. Cheers!
      Your Career Advisors

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    • Please see below for a list of things going on in and around the Career Center. 

    • Hello!

      I am a ’97 Physics alum working in the Twin Cities for Tokyo Electron (TEL).  We just opened several internship positions for the summer of 2014:

      -          Software Engineering

      -          Electrical Engineering

      -          Process Engineering

      -          Mechanical Engineering

      -          Quality Engineering

      Tokyo Electron is an international capital equipment manufacturer for the semiconductor industry.  The Chaska, MN location was originally FSI International and was acquired by TEL last year.  TEL FSI supports Tier 1 semiconductor device manufacturers and foundries worldwide including Intel, Global Foundries, Samsung, TSMC, and UMC.

      I started at FSI International in 1995 as a summer intern working in the process engineering group.  Seventeen years later I am the Product Engineering Manager for one of our three product lines and a dangerous example of what can happen as the result of a summer internship – that being long term employment.

      TEL is part of a dynamic and highly technical industry.  Summer interns have the opportunity to work directly with engineers within cross-functional teams on real projects that are being released to our customers.  This is hands-on work that includes time spent doing background research, lab work, prototyping, coding, test set-up and data collection, data analysis, and group presentations.

      We are looking for motivated students with a technical background that can learn quickly, communicate effectively, and bring creativity to their work.

      The start/ end dates are flexible to the individual’s schedule, but we need people available for the full summer.

      I have attached a word document summarizing each position.  Interested students are encouraged to visit our website at and post a resume there, and/or resumes can be forwarded to me at this email address.  I am also available to answer questions regarding TEL and our internships or review resumes before submission. 

      Best regards,

      Christina Rathman        
      ANTARES Engineering Manager
      ANTARES/ ZETA Process Engineering
      TEL FSI, Inc



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