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Get a Job or Internship In… Science and Engineering
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  • 1. Get a Job or Internship InScience and Engineering
  • 2. WorkshopAt the end of the workshop, you will be able to1. Understand typical hiring processes in STEM2. Know where to find opportunities and ways to connect with industry professionals3. Know Columbia specific resources for your job/internship search
  • 3. Employers PerspectiveHow employers find perspective applicants? Through University job posting systems (LionSHARE)Professional association websites (American Chemical Society,ASME, IEEE, SHPE)Industry specific job board (BME Career Alliance, idealist.org, USAjobs)General job board (Indeed.com, SimplyHire, Monster)Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter)Their career websiteReferral (Networking)
  • 4. Job Search Process in Science and EngineeringFactors to consider: Employer Industry vs. Job Function Technical vs. Non-technical Position e.g. Project Management vs. Manufacturing engineerTechnical Position: Software knowledge Basic knowledge of the industry trendsNon-Technical Position: Project ManagementHiring Process/Timeline: Depends on industry, employers usually prefer students withinternship experience
  • 5. Recruitment ProcessUnderstand their recruitment process Do they have a structured hiring process? Do they have a specific application deadline? Do they have a structured leadership program? Are they hiring people on a rolling basis?
  • 6. Network! Network! Network! Department Professors Advisor Other Collaborators School Alumni Social School Organizations Professional Community MembersYou Home Friends Friends Family Family Volunteering Work Professional Associations Conferences Former Employers
  • 7. Informational Interviews A structured approach to building relationships (initiated by YOU) One-on-one meeting to gather information and showcase your skills Be prepared!
  • 8. Topics for Informational Interviewing: Nature of the profession Typical workday Necessary preparation for industry Growth and trends in the field Resume tips Alternatives to the profession
  • 9. What can I do with a science degree? Sample career options for students with a science majorNon-Profit Environmental Advocacy, Public Health, Teaching, FoundationGovernment Agencies Food & Drug Administration, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of HealthResearch Labs University, Institutes, Hospitals, Clinics, National LabsPrivate Organizations Chemical Manufacturers, Pharma Companies, Scientific Journals, Environmental Consulting Firms, Consumer Product Goods, Industry Trade Professional Associations, StartUps
  • 10. Columbia Specific ResourcesLionSHARE Rockefeller University American institutes for Research MIT Lincoln Lab Google Pacific Northwest National Lab Oak Ridge National Laboratory Heart Disease Research Foundation Mount Sinai School of Medicine Hospital for Special SurgeryCCE Website Science, Biotech and Pharma Career Resources Science Resources for Graduate Students Engineering Consortium Career Fair Science, Technology and Engineering Program (STEP)
  • 11. Columbia Specific ResourcesColumbia Affiliated Research Centers The Earth Institute Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Nevis Laboratories Nanoscale Science and Engineering CenterColumbia University Medical CenterColumbia Summer Undergraduate ResearchFellowshipScience & Engineering Library Resources by DisciplineDepartmental Website
  • 12. Fellowships ProgramsFull Time GEM Consortium Fellowships Program (Internship, EarlyOctober)National Science Foundation Fellows (Early November)Echoing Green Fellowships (Early January)NIH Clinical Center Department of Bioethics PredoctoralFellowships (Early January) Science, Math, and Research for Transformation Scholarships-for-Service (Mid-December)
  • 13. Fellowships ProgramsInternship:US Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Program(Early January)Evolving Earth Foundation (Early March) Global Health Corps (Mid-February) Green corps Field School for Environmental Organizing (Mid-February) Herbert Deresiewicz Summer Research Fellowship (Mid-March)Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships (Early January) Leland Energy Fellows (Early December) NASA Aeronautics Scholarships (Early January) NIH Undergraduate Scholarships (Early February) Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory Internships Program (EarlyFebruary) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Programs atNorthwestern, CalTech, Columbia (February)UNCF/ Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarships(December)
  • 14. What can I do with an engineering degree?Sample Industries: Aerospace & Defense Maintenance engineering Biomaterials Development Manufacturing and production Biomedical and medical Medical devicestechnologies Process development, process Chemical and pharmaceutical engineering, control and Civil engineering (consulting or maintenancecontracting) Quality assurance and quality Electrical engineering and controlpower generation Research and development Energy and utilities Semi-conductor Engineering design Systems analysis Environmental consultancy Software development and Environmental sustainability engineering Telecommunications Supply-chain management Industrial research
  • 15. What can I do with an engineering degree?Additional Industries: Business and management Finance Medicine IT Law Management consulting Patents Research Teaching and Academia Technical sales Technical writing
  • 16. Columbia Specific ResourcesLionSHARE Sample Internship EmployersAECOM PMC-SierraArup Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Boehringer Ingelheim Samsung Advanced Institute ofCanon U.S.A TechnologyCelgene SavientCrestron Electronics SeatGeekD. E. Shaw Research TerraCycleFacebook Texas InstrumentsGreeley and Hansen LLC ThinkEcoHess Corporation Toyota Motor North America,Honeywell Inc.Hunter Roberts Construction Twitter, Inc.Grouo VMwareKellogg Company XeroxMicrosoft CorporationMTAPhilips
  • 17. Columbia Specific ResourcesLionSHARE Sample Full Time Employers10gen RaytheonAECOM China Rockefeller UniversityBASF Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Boeing Skidmore Owings & MerrillBristol Myers Squibb LLPCon Edison Texas InstrumentsD. E. Shaw Research Tishman ConstructionDuPont Toyota Motor North America,Google, Inc. Inc.Intel CorporationJohnson & JohnsonLawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratoryLend LeaseMainstream EngineeringCorporation
  • 18. Rotational Programs Medium to large companies Usually 6-8 months rotational assignments across variousbusiness unitsLeadership and management trainingApplication Deadline: Fall SemesterSample companies:- Merck Future Talent Program- Nestle Purina Manufacturing Management Training Program- Intel Rotation Engineers Program- Johnson & Johnson Leadership Development Programs- BAE Systems Operations Leadership Development Programs- Abbott Labs Professional Development Program- GE Leadership Program- Con Edison GOLD ProgramResources:CCE Page Leadership Development and Rotational Programs
  • 19. Columbia Specific ResourcesCCE Website Engineering, Computer, Technology Career Resources Science Resources for Graduate Students Engineering Consortium Career FairCCE Internship Program Science, Technology and Engineering Program (STEP)Columbia Undergraduate Research InvolvementProgramColumbia Affiliated Research Centers The Earth Institute Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Nevis Laboratories Nanoscale Science and Engineering CenterColumbia University Medical Center
  • 20. External ResourcesSample Professional Associations American Institute of Physics American Society of Mechanical Engineers Association for Computing Machinery Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering American Institute of Chemical Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers Association of Environmental Engineers and Scientists Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Construction Managers Association of America SHPE, NSBE, SWE, etc.Professional Journals ScienceCareers Career Trends: The Informed Job Search Mechanical Engineering Magazine Industrial Engineer Magazine
  • 21. External ResourcesSample Local Professional Associations Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council NY Mechanical Contractors Association New York Biotechnology Association American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Metropolitan Section California Healthcare Institute American Council of Engineering Companies of NYLocal Directories The Blue Book (thebluebook.com) Hoovers.comGeneral Job Board Indeed.com Dice.comStaffing firms, Conference, Competition, Scholarship
  • 22. Connect with the insiders!Connect with people in these organizations Friends, Family, Peers, Professors, Staff Subscribe to their social media, career website Google News Alert, RSS Feed Develop an Online Presence (Linkedin, Twitter, etc.) Attend career fairs and networking receptions Volunteer at a professional association event Prepare for your 30-second Introduction Make contact with people in your list of target companies
  • 23. Cold Call/Email/LetterA cold call should consist of the following in a clear and concise manner: a personal introduction an explanation of the reason why you are calling a brief description of your career and educational background a specific question regarding job opportunitiesA cold email/letter is an inquiry for possible opportunity at a computer, use the cover letter to address the inquiry
  • 24. Tips on how to improve your chance Follow Up Connect with people inside your company to advocate your application Keep up with the company updates Attend events to network with prospective employers Request for informational interviews Apply for more opportunities Do just one thing per day Block off time on your calendar in advance for the job search Stay positive
  • 25. Act Now!Develop an Action Plan Track your progress Schedule your follow ups Monitor LionSHARE job postings (Job Agent) Use external resources to identify opportunities Keep up with LinkedIn Practice your interviewing skillsStay positive and balance your job search
  • 26. Upcoming WorkshopsGovernment and International AffairsTuesday, October 9, 2012, 12:00-1:30pmCCE Conference RoomArts ManagementWednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:00-1:30pmCCE Conference RoomNonprofit Advocacy and CommunityDevelopmentWednesday, March 13, 2013, 12:00-1:30pmCCE Conference Room
  • 27. East Campus, Lower Level(212) [email protected].eduMonday Friday, 9am-5pmWednesdays (during the semester),9am-8pmQuick Questions, 1pm-4pm
  • 28. Thank you!Remember we are here tosupport you!

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