Microsoft Undergraduate Scholarship–Applications due January 30th!

Microsoft sends along the following message:

By applying to the Microsoft Scholarship Program, students may be eligible for full or partial tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year!

Student Eligibility Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled full-time in a bachelors degree program in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico
  • Pursuing a degree in CS, CE or STEM related technical discipline
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 4.0/5.0 or higher

Visit our scholarship website for more information.

Applications must be received by: January 30th, 2015

Microsoft College Scholarship Program flyer

C++ Developer / Quantitative Trading Firm / Full Time / NY – START ASAP

* Must have ability to start ASAP (December ’14 graduates are welcome as well though).

Our client, a Quantitative Trading Firm, is seeking a full time C++ Developer to help develop their trading infrastructure. This is a pure technology role (not a quantitative developer role). Job responsibilities include expanding and maintaining their trading capabilities, managing data and operational technology, and solving problems that come up with the trading infrastructure and tools.


– Adding new capabilities to their C++ software libraries for automated trading

– Getting information in and out of the databases efficiently

– Ensuring connectivity to appropriate venues

– Dealing with the operating system (Kernel, Linux)

– Maintaining, bug fixing, and enhancing their software infrastructure

– Working with portfolio managers and quantitative analysts to improve the code

– Coding connections to new markets

– Optimizing the performance of their systems

– Building GUI tools for risk management and performance using web 2.0 and other modern GUI technologies


– 0-2 years of total experience, with a strong Computer Science education

– C++ programming skills are most important, including knowledge of object oriented programming concept, STL, Boost, networking, threading knowledge a bonus

– Strength with Python, MySQL and Linux (command line interface experience is a must)

– Familiar with bash, Ruby, Lua, Ext JS (or other Javascript frameworks), and MongoDB a bonus

– Financial knowledge NOT required


– Competitive base salary

– Opportunity to earn large bonus, based on performance

– Three to four weeks of paid vacation

– Complete health coverage including dental

– 401(k) plan

– Flexible spending account

– Tuition and educational reimbursement

– Direct access to senior personnel

– Frequent company outings

– Free snacks, drinks, and fresh fruit

* Client does consider sponsoring visas.


Steven Dilamani

President, Steven D. Consulting Inc.

C: 516-603-4351


Website and blog with tips on IT resume writing:

Opportunities at MongoDB

If you don’t know what MongoDB is we are the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. The world’s most sophisticated organizations, from cutting-edge startups to the largest companies, use MongoDB to create applications never before possible at a fraction of the cost of legacy databases. We’re the fastest-growing database ecosystem, with over 8 million downloads, thousands of customers, and over 650 technology and service partners.

Our current openings for students include:

If you feel that any of these roles could be a fit for your background and interests I would encourage you to apply! Also – if you know of any additional team members who might be interested feel free to pass this info along!

Looking forward to seeing your application!



Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees Seeking Student Nominees

Professor Martonosi points out this cool opportunity. If you’re interested, she’ll be happy to help with the nomination and/or a letter.

Board of Trustees Student Nominations
The Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees includes two student members. The purpose is twofold: It cultivates the next generation of nonprofit board leaders while providing a valuable service to the Trustees and the Institute. The program was created in response to student interest in the Institute and ABI’s growing need for student members to better understand outreach to university students.
Expectations of Students

  • Serve a two year term that begins September 1 and ends August 31 of the second year
  • Attend 3 board meetings a year; 2 in the Bay Area and the third at Grace Hopper Celebration
  • Join one Board committee
  • Resign their membership as of August 31 of the second year

For additional information about the benefits of student participation on the Board of Trustees as well as the voting, nomination and election process visit our site. Download the student nomination form here.

Thank you,
Anita Borg Institute

FTC Summer Research Fellowship Program

[Interested in Tech Policy? The FTC is starting a summer internship program, and they’re looking for someone with precisely your skillset. Really. Come join me in DC this summer! – Erica]


Summer Research Fellowship Program
Technology and Data Governance
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

The mission of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is “to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.” TheTechnology and Governance Research Fellowship Program is a 10-week program designed to give students hands on experience with work relevant to the FTC by assisting with real-work exploratory projects. Additionally, the FTC seeks to use this program to broaden its ability to understand and respond to current topics in technology.


1. Must be a U.S. citizen

2. Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution), having completed at least 2 undergraduate years.

3. Have an interest in government, technology, or computer science

4. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills


•   This is a 10-week program (starting June 16) in the summer of 2014.

•   Fellows will be expected to work from approximately 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, MondayFriday

•   Applications must be received online via


•   Fellows are paid a competitive salary and expected to cover housing costs from this. Housing is not provided.

•   Fellows will be eligible for transit subsidy of up to $130 per month.

•   Round trip airfare ticket to and from school/ home is not provided.

How to Apply

•   Essay: Should be between 300-500 words in length explaining how this fellowship will complement your academic experience/goals.

•   Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page

•   Two Letters of Recommendations

PM Internship at Kitchensurfing

Prithvi Raj ’06 sends the following message about a summer PM opening:

I just joined a startup called Kitchensurfing to run their product team, and am looking to potentially hire an intern onto our team. The role is designed for an MBA intern, but we’d be open to a rockstar undergrad – someone with strong analytical skills, a technical background, and a good communicator that is ambitious, enthusiastic and hardworking. The summer project would definitely be really meaty and we’re open to hiring a strong performer on full time.

The link to the JD is here: but any students can just email me directly at

Startup Internship Opportunity – Decisive

[Andrea from Decisive sends this post!]

I work for a startup based in NYC and we are looking for someone local. We
are a team of 5 full time employees.  Without further ado here is the

Please send your resume and any relevant information to if
you are interested.

Decisive is a startup that helps advertisers run smarter mobile advertising
campaigns and helps the internet by not showing people ads they don’t want.

Our team is passionate about making people’s lives better with software. We
also have a lot of fun.

Decisive engineering has experience from the kernel to the browser. We use
the best new technology (distributed systems, real-time map reduce, next
generation databases) and the best old technology (UNIX ecosystem, mature
databases) in the right places. We move fast, and deploy daily.

Software Development Intern:

Decisive is looking for a software development intern. Get experience in
the fastest growing industry in tech, Mobile. We are small team, and the
products you build will immediately be used by people in the real world.


Write web software (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)

Build report interfaces that extract insight from data feeds

Write systems that quickly and reliably analyze billions of rows of data

Technologies you should know:

Front-end JavaScript (which framework isn’t that important)


Node.js (optional)

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me, Andrea
Dibben at

This NYC startup has females and an in-house hackspace and is hiring.

One position is “hacker-in-residence.” Dale Markowitz ’15 enjoyed working there, and says “Floored is awesome because they have a huge emphasis on research, including hardware development and machine vision. They also have some awesome demos on their blog: (” Also, they have a female co-founder and a 36% female technical team (that’s a high number for the industry).

They’re hiring for both full-time and internship positions. See here for job descriptions. For internships, they’re hiring software and hardware engineering interns. Email to apply.


NASA Summer Program – Deadline February 1, 2014

[Reposting from Dean B’s email. –Bonnie]
The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) invites students who meet eligibility requirements to apply to the prestigious NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) summer internship program, located in Hampton, Virginia.
All majors are accepted!  The LARSS program hosts over 200 interns annually – read below to find out how you can be one of them!
The application deadline for the 2014 LARSS Summer Session is Saturday, February 1, 2014.  
The LARSS Program boasts the following:
·         NASA’s most prestigious and successful student research program
·         Recently ranked among the top ten best internships in the nation by Vault
·         PAID internship
·         Exciting hands-on research and engineering projects under NASA scientists engineers/mentors
2014 Summer Session Dates
10 weeks
June 2 – August 8
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2014
See eligibility requirements below.  For more information, and to apply, please
Shelley Spears
Director of Educational Outreach
National Institute of Aerospace
LARSS Eligibility Requirements:

·      U.S. Citizen

·      Full-time student status at an accredited U.S. college or university

·      Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

·      Classification as a rising undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student by the start of the program

o    Bridge Program opportunities are available for rising high-school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores who have previous NASA program experience and a 3.5 GPA
Designed to bridge the gap between academic concepts and real-world experience, LARSS creates opportunities for students to come to NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Virginia to conduct hands-on research and engineering projects under the mentorship of NASA researchers, scientists, and business professionals.
The LARSS Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as well as in business, communication, marketing, and other areas that support NASA’s mission. All majors accepted, and minority students are encouraged to apply.
The 2014 summer session is ten (10) weeks long and runs from June 2 through August 8.  LARSS participants receive a stipend based upon academic standing, ranging from $5,000-$6,000 for the 10 weeks.
For all LARSS inquiries, please contact Debbie Murray, LARSS Program Coordinator (757-864-5215; or Sarah Pauls, LARSS Program Assistant (757-864-4394;

Startup placement opportunities – apply by 2/7

[ Can’t hurt to apply! Seriously, if you’re interested enough to read about it, apply. Do it. ]

FirstMark Elite Internship Program

Students are invited to apply to the inaugural FirstMark Elite, a competitive program that matches outstanding computer science and engineering students (undergraduates and graduates) with paid summer internships at leading NYC startups.

The program provides exposure to the rapidly growing tech ecosystem and the opportunity to meet with some of the best entrepreneurs, founders, and technologists in the country.

Students also benefit from a summer curriculum consisting of networking and mentoring events like “Tech Talks” with founders and social events such as Yankees games.

Application and Additional Information:


·         Participating startups include Aereo, Knewton, NewsCred, Dashlane, and many more.

·         We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. The final deadline is February 7th but we strongly encourage students to apply early.

·         A group of up to 45 Semi-Finalists will be invited to NYC on Saturday, March 1st to interview with participating startups.

·         From those 45 Semi-Finalists roughly 15 will be offered paid internships.

About FirstMark Capital

FirstMark Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. Our mission is to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are changing the world by solving meaningful problems. We have built a deeply engaged community among the extraordinary teams in our network to spread ideas and opportunities. We are privileged to work alongside the founders of remarkable businesses like Pinterest, Lumosity, Aereo, TapAd, Shopify, Riot Games, and dozens more. Visit us in New York City or online at and @FirstMarkCap.