Purdue’s Early Discovery Program

Purdue University College of Engineering is now accepting applications for our Early Discovery event! Be empowered to build your network and discover your next step. This interactive two-day FREE online event will feature expert speakers and interactive discussions on topics like: Is Grad School for Me?, Graduate School Funding, Careers with a Graduate Degree, and more!  

Application Deadline: Submit your Early Discovery application no later than March 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Virtual Dates:
Sunday, April 10, 2022; 3pm – 6:00pm EDT and
Monday, April 11, 2022; 6pm – 8:30pm EDT
Times are tentative. Final schedule will be shared with selected participants

Student Eligibility: 
Students must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to participate in the program:

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Member of an underrepresented minority group in engineering (including Hispanic, Black or African American, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander)
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline, and two or more years from graduation
  • GPA 3.0 or greater
  • Interest in and potential for graduate study

Learn more at http://engineering.purdue.edu/earlydiscovery or watch this video for more information!

OPP Summer Internship Applications due 3/4

Looking for a summer internship experience? The Office of Professional Practice (OPP) is working with startup and early stage companies in Indiana to provide a 10-12 week internship experience (paid) called Interns for Indiana (IFI). From medical devices to agriculture to tech and more, click here to search the opportunities and submit an application by March 4. Students who complete these internships will earn a minimum of $6,000. IFI is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that are hard-working, driven and ready to help five into the world of startup and early stage companies to gain and develop skills for professional development.

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Qualcomm is Hiring!

Hello!

We have some exciting news.

Qualcomm is hiring for 200+ new graduate engineering roles in software, hardware, and systems!

Named as Glassdoor’s 2022 Best Places to Work, Qualcomm engineers are developing the critical wireless technologies the world runs on today – 5G-enabled smartphones that double as pro-level cameras and gaming devices, leading consumer electronics, wearables, and XR glasses, powering the next generation of smart vehicles, and so much more.

Together, Qualcomm engineers break new ground and answer the questions nobody has thought to ask.

Opportunities for BS, MS, and PhD students studying CE, EE, CS or related field

Every day at Qualcomm is a chance to push inventiveness and change the world for the better.

Now is the time to join the future as a Qualcomm engineer!

NASA Job Available at the Glenn Research Center for Electronics Engineer, AST, Telecommunications

Title: Electronics Engineer, AST, Telecommunications GS-0855-7/9/11/12/13

Open Period: February 23, 2022 to March 2, 2022

Apply Directly Here for the GS-7/9: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/638796500

Apply Directly Here for the GS-11/12/13: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/638818100

Type of Appointment: This is a Term not-to-exceed 6 year opportunity open to U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Requirements: This position has a positive education requirement, pleaseensure that you submit your transcripts at the time of application. Failure to provide all required information as stated in the vacancy announcement, will result in not being considered for the position. You must aaddress the specialized experience (listed under the “Qualifications” section) in your resume.

Tips for writing a federal resume:

Whether you’re a current federal employee or new to the Federal Government, your resume is the primary way for you to communicate your education, skills and experience. Here are some tips for writing a federal resume and at the bottom of this email are some useful links for applicants to get more information.

Before you get started:

Read the entire job announcement. Focus on the following sections to understand whether or not you qualify for the position. This critical information is found under:

  • Responsibilities & Qualifications
  • Education (includes what are qualifying degrees and degree requirements)
  • How You Will be Evaluated
  • Required Documents
  • How to Apply

Make sure you have the required experience and/or education before you apply. Hiring agencies use the job announcement to describe the job and the required qualifications, including:

  • Level and amount of experience
  • Education

What to include in your resume:

Federal jobs often require that you have experience in a particular type of work for a certain period of time. You must show how your skills and experiences meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the job announcement to be considered for the job. Ensure you address the specialized experience (listed under the “Qualifications” section) in your resume.

Include dates, hours, level of experience and examples for each work experience

For each work experience you list, make sure you include:

  • Start and end dates (including the month and year).
  • The number of hours you worked per week.
  • The level and amount of experience–for instance, whether you served as a project manager or a team member helps to illustrate your level of experience.
  • Examples of relevant experiences and accomplishments that prove you can perform the tasks at the level required for the job as stated in the job announcement. Your experience needs to address every required qualification.

Example

Program Analyst GS-343-11
January 2009 – Present
40 Hours/Week
$63,000/Year

Experience/Accomplishment

Include volunteer work and roles in community organizations

Don’t limit yourself to only including paid work experience. Include relevant volunteer work or community organizations roles that demonstrate your ability to do the job.

Use numbers to highlight your accomplishments

Use numbers, percentages or dollars to highlight your accomplishments–you can find this information in things like your performance reviews, previous job descriptions, awards and letters of recommendation.

When explaining your accomplishments:

  • Include examples of how you saved money, earned money, or managed money.
  • Include examples of how you saved or managed time.

Examples

  • “Improved efficiency of document processing by 25% over the previous year”.
  • “Wrote 25 news releases in a three-week period under daily deadlines”.
  • “Managed a student organization budget of more than $7,000”.
  • “Wrote prospect letter that has brought in more than $25,000 in donations to date”.

These statements show in concrete terms what you accomplished.

More resume writing tips:

Customize your resume

You should tailor your resume to the job announcement rather than sending out the same resume for every job. Customizing your resume helps you match your competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to the requirements for each job. Emphasize your strengths and include everything you’ve done that relates to the job you’re seeking. Leave out experience that isn’t relevant.

Use similar terms and address every required qualification

Your experience needs to address every required qualification in the job announcement. Hiring agencies will look for specific terms in your resume to make sure you have the experience they’re seeking.

For example, if the qualifications section says you need experience with “MS Project” you need to use the words ” MS Project” in your resume.

Organize your resume to make it easy to understand

You need to organize your resume to help agencies evaluate your experience. If you don’t provide the information required for the hiring agency to determine your qualifications, you might not be considered for the job.

  • Use reverse chronological order to list your experience–start with your most recent experience first and work your way back.
  • Provide greater detail for experience that is relevant to the job for which you are applying.
  • Show all experiences and accomplishments under the job in which you earned it. This helps agencies determine the amount of experience you have with that particular skill.
  • Use either bullet or paragraph format to describe your experiences and accomplishments.
  • Use plain language– avoid using acronyms and terms that are not easily understood.

Be concise

Hiring agencies often receive dozens or even hundreds of resumes for certain positions. Hiring managers quickly skim through submissions and eliminate candidates who clearly are not qualified. Look at your resume and ask:

  • Can a hiring manager see my main credentials within 10 to 15 seconds?
  • Does critical information jump off the page?
  • Do I effectively sell myself on the top quarter of the first page?

Review your resume before you apply

Check your resume for spelling and grammatical errors and have someone else, with a good eye for detail, review your resume.

Important facts about the federal hiring process:

  • The Federal Government does have a standard job application. Your resume is your application.
  • Hiring agencies use the job announcement to describe the job and list the required qualifications and responsibilities.
  • After applying, the hiring agency uses the information in your resume to verify if you have the required qualifications stated in the job announcement.
  • Once the hiring agency has determined who is qualified, they may use other assessments such as interviews or testing to determine the best qualified applications.

Additional resources:

For more detailed information regarding how to complete any task on USAJobs step-by-step, and many other useful tips including how to write a resume, copy and paste the following link into a web browser: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/, Under “Apply” shows how to create resumes.

ECESS hosts Micron Technology Tech Talk

Still looking for an internship for the Summer? Micron Technology has you covered! ECESS will be hosting a Tech Talk/Recruiting event with Micron next Tuesday, March 1st from 5-6pm. Micron Technology is a world leader in innovating memory and storage solutions that accelerate the transformation of information into intelligence, inspiring the world to learn, communicate, and advance faster than ever. This event will be hybrid and Micron will be fully virtual. You may join on Zoom or come to a live viewing in BHEE 117 where light refreshments will be available.

ANS Research Fair

On behalf of American Nuclear Society, we would like to forward an invitation to the College of Nuclear Engineering spring semester research fair. From 6:00-8:00PM on Thursday, February 24th, in STEW 310, they will be hosting a career fair-style event where students interested in work with nuclear engineering can interact with professors and graduate students!