Citadel Spring 2022 Coding Competition

Citadel and Correlation One are inviting you to compete in Midwest Terminal live! This is a great learning opportunity for those who are interested in coding or engineering and want a chance to showcase their skills in a team-based setting.

Terminal is a one of a kind games-based AI challenge, where players code strategies to automate gameplay, battling team vs team for prize money and job opportunities. For more information,  check out this brief clip to see Terminal in action!

Taking place from April 4th to 11th, terminal is a week long remote event with a flexible schedule for students to work at their own pace. The event is open to all the current undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students! Top performing students have the opportunity to win USD$15,000 in cash prizes and exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel. 

Sign Up for Terminal!

Admissions are made on a rolling basis, so I encourage you to complete your application now before we reach full capacity. The last day to sign up has been extended to April 1st at 4:59 PM EST.

Feel free to email yusra@correlationone.com if you have any questions.

Free Bagel AND Donut Day Sponsored by KLA

Hey Free-Food Lovers!

Thursday, April 7th, there will be Free Bagels and Donuts by the Engineering Fountain courtesy of HKN and KLA.

Visit the HKN Lounge in EE24 or the Engineering Fountain between 11am – 2pm, while supplies last.

Our sponsor KLA is the leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer that supplies process control and yield management (inspection and metrology) systems for chip and nanoelectronics manufacturers.

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Careers at KLA: http://kla.com/careers

Nikon Precision is Hiring!

Website to apply is: Nikon Precision lithography equipment sales, service and support.

What they are currently looking for:

-looking to hire several entry level electrical and computer engineers.

-these are NOT design positions, but more hands on, troubleshooting with a bit of customer service.

-currently hiring in the following locations Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, OR; they also have an opening in Belmont, CA, but needs experience.

Upcoming NASA Job Available at the Glenn Research Center for Electronics Engineer

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.

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.