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Newsletters: April 2016

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NEWS

ENGINEERING SPOTLIGHT

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

This past March, the 42nd Annual NSBE Convention was held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). Participating students had the opportunity to network, secure jobs and internships, learn about graduate programs, and build on their overall professional skills.

Cionna Orr, a sophomore NSBE member, attended this year’s conference and said that she walked away with a better understanding of NSBE's purpose. "From the various workshops to the conversations I had with other students in-between events, I realized that NSBE is way more than an organization that can help you get an internship or a job. NSBE is a true support system that is invested in the success and development of its members." Cionna enjoyed listening to Ramsey Jay Jr., a speaker during the opening session, explain his "3P's" methodology - Possible, Probable, Predictable - which has allowed him to inspire others to achieve success in their life.

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." The growing number of Tufts NSBE members strives to uphold that mission through professional development and social events that build community among STEM students on campus.

NSBE Boston Conference 2016

HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

4TH ANNUAL LECTURE ON CITIZENSHIP & PUBLIC SERVICE

Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Cohen Auditorium
Tisch College is proud to host Congressman John Lewis, U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th District, for the 4th Annual Alan D. Solomont Lecture on Citizenship and Public Service. Congressman Lewis was a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement who marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and has dedicated his life to public service and social justice. The Congressman will share his experiences, from protests to politics, with the Tufts community and discuss many of the pressing issues facing our communities. Tickets are required for this event and may be picked up with a Tufts ID from the Cohen Auditorium box office.

ADULTING 102: ANALYZING YOUR BENEFITS

Wednesday, April 6 at 12 p.m. in Nelson Auditorium
You are graduating and entering the workplace, and you have to make many tough decisions ahead like: What is the appropriate health plan for me? Do I need a flexible spending account? What about long-term disability insurance? What is a 401K and why should I contribute? Come learn how to analyze your benefits package in order to make the most of what your job has to offer. Robin Kahan of the Tufts Career Center will walk you through an example benefits package and help answer your questions plus much more! This is part 2 of a 2 part series that will help seniors learn how to adult.
Get your free ticket to this event here

FUNDING FOR SUMMER INTERSHIPS

The Career Center funds 40-50 undergraduate students each summer doing unpaid internships for a minimum of 350 hours. These funds offer students the opportunity to explore career fields and gain experience. Select students who secure an internship prior to the deadlines (below) will receive $3,500. Find more information and the application packet here.
Domestic Internship Grant Applications: Wednesday, April 13 by 5 p.m.

THE GOOGLE GAMES CAMBRIDGE

Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Google Cambridge, 355 Main Street in Cambridge, MA
At The Google Games Cambridge, competitors will compete against other students from BU, Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Tufts, and UMass Amherst for victory in challenges that test their brains and creativity to the limits! It’s a continuum of fun as teams of five go head to head in rigorous events: trivia, puzzles, word association, and coding competitions. Pick a team and register here.

GRAD CATALYST: INTERACTIVE GRADUATE SCHOOL PRESENTATION

Wednesday, April 27 at 12 p.m. in the DeWick Conference Room
Join GradCatalyst, a group of current and former MIT grad students, for an interactive presentation that covers the unwritten rules to preparing for, applying to, & succeeding in graduate school.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING CONTEST: MEGA ENGINEERING

Submit a 1-to 2- minute video about Mega-engineering and you could win $25,000! Mega-engineering projects typically address important needs of large populations and/or societies, require teams working across countries and cultures on a solution, and involve at least three disciplines, including engineering. For more information and how to register, click here.

OUT FOR UNDERGRAD CAMPUS AMBASSADOR

Out for Undergrad (O4U) is looking for new applicants to serve as Campus Ambassadors for 2016. As a Campus Ambassador, you will act as a representative on your campus to help encourage LGBTQ students to apply to our conferences. For more information and how to register, click here.

Alumni Corner

The Career Center offers many online workshops and events geared specifically towards Tufts alums! To check out a list of their upcoming alumni events, as well as how to register, click here.

Networking for Success
Tuesday, April 12 at 12 p.m.

Advanced LinkedIn
Thursday, April 21 at 12 p.m.

Make Your Resume Pop!
Monday, April 25 at 12 p.m.

Alumni

CAREER FAIRS

Boston Startup Job Fair
Tuesday, April 5, 12 – 6 p.m., Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
The Boston Startup Job Fair aims to connect talented job seekers with the best Boston area startups. This event will bring together undergraduates, graduate students, and seasoned professionals to one event exclusively for startups.
Find more information here.

Latino Career Expo
Friday, April 22, 4 – 7 p.m., 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
This event will provide the opportunity to meet with hiring managers and to learn about research positions and working in research administration/support.
Find more information here.

Boston skyline

Vote in the Graduate Student Photo Contest

Each year, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering host a photo contest for current graduate students. Please vote for your favorites by Monday, April 4 at 5 p.m.
Student Research Photos
Student Life Photos

Tisch library events and services

Keep in mind the various resources that are available through Tisch Library to help you with your research and writing.

Help with GIS and Data Analysis
The Data Lab in Tisch Library offers in-depth consultation services around data, including help with GIS data and software, and quantitative data analysis tools such as Stata, SPSS, and SAS. The Data Lab is located on the second floor.

Making a Splash with Multimedia
The Digital Design Studio (DDS) in Tisch Library offers equipment, software, and talented experts to help you create digital media, from posters and digital stories to videos or music scores, for your projects. The DDS is located on the third floor and its offerings are supplemented by video production equipment that you can check out and workshops on Illustrator, Photoshop, and other powerful software for expressing your creativity.

Drop-in Writing Support at Tisch
It is never too early to start planning and outlining your spring writing projects. Writing tutors are ready to help you explore how best to organize and express your ideas and tighten up your content. Writing tutors are located in the Research Hub, right near the Tower Café, Sundays through Thursdays from 6 – 9 p.m.

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