Oliver Wyman Princeton Women in Consulting Event, 4/10

Hello,

I hope this email finds you well.

My name is Christine and I’m a Campus Recruiter at Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm.

We are hosting a very exciting event on Friday, April 10th called Women in Consulting and we’d appreciate it if you could help spread the word about the event to your club members.

This event is aimed toward individuals who have heard little/nothing about consulting or those who know they’d like to be involved with recruiting for consulting in the near future, and everywhere in between.  Even though this is a women-focused event, we encourage all to apply!  Lunch and refreshments are provided.

I’ve included the E-Flyer and PDF attached.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

Thanks in advance for your help!

Best,
Christine

Interested in Art?

April Lee ’15 is looking for someone to help her build an online commissions platform for artists! Seems like an interesting and fun project — contact her at aprillee@. Please find some more details below:

For a bit of background: 
An increasing number of artists, especially digital artists, are taking commissions online. This means that they are paid to create anything from personalized icons/avatars/characters to fanart to scene illustrations to sculptures! I’ve included some links if you’d like to take a look!
The problem: 
There isn’t an online platform dedicated to taking/organizing commissions.
Right now, artists have to juggle accounts on multiple sites (such as Etsy, deviantArt, tumblr, facebook, patreon, etc) and set up each commission manually through email or a messaging system on one of the aforementioned sites. They also need to create their own “Commission Info” page and post it on multiple platforms, update everything manually, and deal with constant questioning regarding their availability and commission capacity. A lot of really talented artists are also struggling to be seen because on huge sites like deviantArt, a small handful of popular artists grab the lion’s share of the spotlight.
The other side of the problem is that though digital art is growing, a lot of people still don’t know much about it. They often confuse it with graphic design or fine art.
The idea:
Creating an online commission platform that would primarily serve two functions:
1) As an organizational and exposure tool for artists taking commissions.
2) As an online marketplace that would make it easier and more enjoyable for commissioners to search for
    artists, purchase art, and work with the artist.

CampusKudos

About CampusKudos
 
The mission of CampusKudos is to help students make game-changing connections alumni. We’re a startup based in Mountain View, CA supported by investors that include the former President of Qualcomm.
Campus Ambassador
 
The key objective of a Campus Ambassador is to help spread the word on your campus and help build a brand that students love. The time commitment is a couple hours per week – highly flexible.
This is a paid position – we pay based on performance in the following ways:
  1. Get students to sign up. You get paid as soon as they complete the signup.
    • $1.00 per signup
  2. Get an alumni to sign up. You get paid as soon as they complete the signup.
    • $2.00 per signup
 
Campus Founder
The key objective of a Campus Founder is to manage a team of ambassadors on your campus, determine our launch strategy, develop our brand initiatives, and many more things.
 
Compensation will be structured differently. Happy to discuss in more detail, if interested. Please note this is a larger time commitment.
 
Next Steps
 
Please let me know if you have any questions at adam@campuskudos.com! I hope you’ll find this opportunity interesting and join the CampusKudos team.

Microsoft Research Summer School

This 8-week program sponsored by Microsoft definitely seems like something worth checking out. The deadline to apply is April 17th!

… Cultivating such a broad base of expertise is at the heart of the Microsoft Research Data Science Summer School, an eight-week effort to introduce large-scale data analysis to undergraduate students in the New York City area that is committed to increasing diversity in computer science. The summer school therefore encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and students from smaller, resource-constrained colleges.

This year’s summer school will run from June 15, 2015 to August 7, 2015. Apply online for the 2015 summer school; please note that the application deadline is April 17.

Find more information (regarding program logistics and eligibility) here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/archive/2015/03/24/diversity-in-data-science_3a00_-microsoft-research_1920_s-summer-school-aims-high-.aspx

FTC Opportunities

Krysta Dummit ’15 brought to our attention this opportunity for anyone interested in technology and policy. Definitely check it out!

FTC is creating a Technology Policy Research Fellowship, which is a 2-year term appointment available to recent graduates with that rare education in both technology and policy. The fellow will provide technical expertise to FTC attorneys and investigators, identify and design relevant research projects in the area of consumer technology, and ultimately develop new methods of consumer protection research.
The FTC will also continue its Technology Research Internship Program this summer, and expand it into semester-long externships throughout the school year. The summer posting is linked above and additional information regarding the year-round externships will be available on the upcoming OTRI webpage. You can also email techinternships@ftc.gov.

NYC Summer Housing

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Recompiler is seeking Contributors!

A new feminist hacker magazine, Recompiler, is seeking contributors. Contributors will be paid.

More information: http://recompilermag.com/2015/03/15/call-for-contributors-for-our-first-issue/

Looks like a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in journalism/writing as well as tech! Also be sure to check out the Ladies Storm Hackathons facebook group for more updates on females/feminism in tech.

Google Games

Definitely check out the following event — should be lots of fun!

Houston, we have liftoff.
The Google Games New York is open for registration!

Think you got game? Compete against other students from Princeton, Yale, Penn, Columbia, and Swarthmore for victory in challenges that test your brains and creativity to the max at The Google Games New York! It’s a black hole of fun when teams of five go head to head in rigorous events: trivia, building challenge, puzzles, word association, and coding competitions. If you haven’t caught on just yet, this year’s theme is “Out of this World” so make sure to throw on your best space suit, astronaut helmet or alien gear and get ready for a total otherworldly time!

Find four friends (Computer Science background strongly recommended), pick a team name and register here. In addition to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, Google will also be supplying food and refreshments to all participants and stellar prizes to our top competitors. Bring it on!

The Google Games New York
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time: 10:00am to approximately 4:00pm
Location: Google NYC

Registration Form

Don’t get lost in space! Remember to officially register by Wednesday, April 1st.

Summer Program in Bioinformatics

B.I.G. Summer (Bruins In Genomics) 8-week Undergraduate Summer Research Program

BIG Summer is an intensive, practical experience in Genomics and Systems Biology.

The program begins with two weeks of hands-on workshops that cover fundamental next generation

sequencing analysis techniques, some specific applications of gene variant calling, RNAseq expression

analysis, mRNA splicing and ChIPseq transcription factor location analysis.

Following the workshops, students will join a lab and work in pairs under the supervision of UCLA faculty
mentors and QCB postdoctoral fellows.

Summer 2015 participants have the option of attending SPUR workshops on such topics as How to Write

a Personal Statement, How to Give a Research Presentation, and GRE test preparation.

At the end of the program, each student will give a presentation describing his/her summer research.

APPLICATION
Priority Deadline is April 15th.
Complete online application, upload personal statement, unofficial transcript, resume/CV here:
http://qcb.ucla.edu/big-summer/

ELIGIBILITY
Minimum Requirements: knowledge of one programming language
Preferred Requirements: at least one upper division biology and one upper division computer science course.

All interested UCLA and non-UCLA undergraduates are encouraged to apply.

Students are responsible for obtaining their own housing for the summer.

UCLA QCB is committed to attracting exceptional students who will contribute to the University’s diversity.

We especially encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in STEM.

STIPENDS
A limited number of stipends are available and are prioritized based on financial need and aptitude.

If interested in being considered, please complete the appropriate question on the online application.

PROGRAM DATES

8 WEEK PROGRAM:
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION , please contact:
Ina Thorner
Email: ithorner@ucla.edu

Two Sigma data analysis + Beaker competition

Check out these events publicized by OSAP!

Two Sigma Connect

Demonstrate your creative data analysis and visualization skills at Two Sigma Connect! Collaborate with fellow students to explore data’s possibilities and find meaningful patterns and powerful predictions. Show us your skills.

Throughout the 2-day competition, our modelers and engineers will be present to mentor and discuss the power of data. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with some of our most innovative leaders in the field of big data and data visualization.

The competition is geared towards students pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degrees in math, statistics, applied math or computer science.

Competition Details

Date & Time: Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:00pm – Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00pm
Location: 101 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10032
Prizes include: Best Data Interpretation, Best Visualization, and Best Beaker Application (Beaker is our polyglot web-based IDE allowing you to work in many languages simultaneously.  It’s targeted at research, data analysis, and visualization, but it’s open source and you can use it to do almost anything.)

RSVP: Please apply for a spot by noon on Monday, March 30th by clicking here