IUPUI hosts undergrad research opportunity

We are glad to share with you that IUPUI will be offering research opportunities for undergrad students. Funded by National Science Foundation, selected students will have the following benefits: (1) Stipends: $6,000; (2) Travel assistance up to: $600; (3) Free on-campus housing; (4) Living expense: $120/week; and (5) Conference support (for selected students) up to: $1,700. The research project title is REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in High Efficiency Computing. More information can be found here: https://cavalonordestino.wixsite.com/reu-iupui

NASA Job Available at the Glenn Research Center for Electronics Engineer

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

Open Period: March 10, 2022 to March 16, 20222

Summary: The Secure Networks, System Integration & Test Branch (Code LCN) within the Communications and Intelligent Systems Division at the NASA Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, Ohio), is currently seeking interested candidates for the position of Electronics Engineer, AST Telecommunications. You will plan and conduct research and development activities in advanced communication network architectures, protocols, and aeronautical-based technology applications.

Apply Directly Here:

GS-09/11:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/641788400

GS-12/13:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/641790700

Type of Appointment: This permanent opportunity is 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.


Program Analyst GS-343-11
January 2009 – Present
40 Hours/Week


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.


  • “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.

CO-OP Opportunity

ms consultants, inc. is looking for a CO-OP to work in the Indianapolis, Indiana office. The Indianapolis office provides the following services that a CO-OP would gain experience and knowledge with: Electrical and Controls design of power distribution, programmable logic controllers, networking, and SCADA systems for Water/Wastewater/Stormwater Treatment and conveyance. A CO-OP would be expected to complete a variety tasks as assigned to help complete a project’s various phases (i.e. Planning, Design, and Construction Management).  As knowledge and experience in these areas increases, more difficult tasks will be assigned to continue a CO-OP’s growth in the practical uses of what’s learned in the classroom.

ms consultants, inc.- 2022 Summer Internship/Co-Op or Fall Co-Op Opportunity

When students apply they are asked specific questions including:

  • If you are hired can you present proof of your legal right to work in the Us?
  • Do you now, or will you in the future, require sponsorship for employment-based visa status?
  • Are you at least 18 years of age?
  • Can you pass a mandatory background check?
  • How did you hear about this position?
  • Salary expectations?
  • Which office are you interested in working?
  • What is your anticipated graduation date?
  • What Business Unit do your interests best align?

GM to host info session for new, exclusive co-op opportunity

General Motors to host information session for new, exclusive co-op opportunity

General Motors will be on campus to share information about their exclusive partnership with Purdue students offering a unique, yearlong co-op assignment through a new extensive experiential learning program called Learning While Working (LWW).  They will be recruiting a cohort of domestic students beginning their junior courses in BSEE or BSCmpE, and will hire five students to work on-site in Michigan with competitive pay, housing stipend per term, and a hybrid work schedule.

Students will be engaged to build their professional skills while still making significant progress towards their degree. LWW students will be matched to a business area where they will be exposed to a variety of product development work. Students will also be paired with a Purdue faculty member to complete industry projects for academic credit.   This is an opportunity for innovate, high-performing engineering students looking to gain extensive industry experience and developed unmatched skills before graduation. To review the General Motors Global Product Development co-op posting, click here.

Event Details:

Monday, March 21st – 6:00pm

Location BHEE 170

Food will be provided

Full-time Opportunity at Rolls Royce

  • Test Facility Electrical Engineer
  • Who we are: Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest over $1 billion every year into research and development and pioneer cutting edge technology. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of around 50,000 bold, curious people, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.
  • The Function:  The Test Facilities team helps create and maintain state of the art Test facilities to allow Rolls-Royce to provide world class gas turbine and power system applications to the market. Many of our existing products are on airframes that can be seen in movies, video games, and on the news.
  • What you’ll do: The responsibilities of the selected candidate can include:
    • Designs and delivers electrical test equipment for; gas turbine whole engine/subsystem/component, hybrid electric propulsion, thermal management, directed energy, and energy storage system testing.
    • Works to design, detail, and troubleshoot programmable logic control systems (PLCs), electric drive and load absorption systems, various electrical/electronic control components, power supply and distribution systems.
    • Designs, details, and performs system integration of electrical control components related to pneumatic, fuel, refrigeration, hydraulic, instrumentation/data acquisition systems, and test facility health and safety systems.
    • Performs job oversight during the test facility conversions or test equipment installations.  Provides direction for internal personnel and/or contracted personnel.  Organizes safety meetings relating to installation efforts. Coordinates to ensure installations do not interfere with other testing that may be in progress or planned.
    • Documents work through drawings, schematics and wiring diagrams, reports, memos, best practice guides, and regular status updates/emails.
    • Creates specifications, cost and schedule estimates, obtains vendor/external contractor quotations, and initiates procurement/fabrication process.
    • Develops solutions to routine electrical technical problems of limited scope. 
    • Works without constant or direct oversight, but under the general guidance of the team manager or more senior engineer teammates.
    • Participates as a team member in operational improvement projects.
    • What you’ll need: Candidates will be able to/have:
    • * Ability to read/understand electrical drawings/schematics/process & instrumentation diagrams
    • * National Electric Code (NEC) familiarity
    • * Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Vizio, Project
    • * AutoCAD or Equilavent 2D CAD system
    • Relevant Majors:  Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Technology.
    • Standing/Graduation eligibility: Bachelors Required at a minimum.
    • Must either have graduated by December 2021 or will be graduating by August 2022.
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0
    • Preferred qualifications (not required):
    • Ability to create electrical drawings, schematics, process & instrumentation diagrams (PIDs) using AutoCAD or Equilavent 2D CAD system
    • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC): Programming, Troubleshooting, hardware specification/procurement (Rockwell / Allen Bradley product experience is preferred)
    • Siemens Teamcenter experience (Database/Document Storage system)
    • Familiar with Networking setup/troubleshooting (Ethernet, Device Net, Modbus)
    • Understanding of variable frequency drives (VFD) and 3-phase electric motors
    • Understanding of Electric Motor Control centers, substations, power distribution
    • Understanding of process instrumentation (i.e. flow meters, transducers, etc.)
    • Work Authorization Eligibility:  U.S. Citizen. No sponsorships are available for this role.We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here. At Rolls-Royce we also support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible.


PFSB- Callout Meeting!

PFSB’s recruitment timeline is coming up and we ask that you’d be willing to distribute the following information through your channels and to students that would be a good fit. We are looking to bring current Freshmen and Sophomores into our organization:

  • We will be having a callout meeting on March 10th in WALC 1121 at 7 PM ET.
  • “Experience PFSB” Night on Wednesday, March 9th at 7 PM in Dauch Alumni Center (RSVP here). During this event, attendees will learn more about private giving, PFSB’s impact on campus, and connect with our members.
  • Applications for PFSB open on March 7th and will be found on our BoilerLink page under the “Forms” header; you can access the application once logging into BoilerLink. Applications will close at 11:59pm on Sunday March 20th.

For more information, visit our website, www.pfsbpurdue.com, or connect with us on social media (@pfsb_). Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions to me at cthicks@purdue.edu.