CS@CU The How She Made It Series
Please join CS@CU for the next installment of The How She Made It Series on Tuesday, December 8th at 5pm ET with Gabby Royal, Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
This is a new Columbia University Computer Science Department initiative, which features fabulous womxn-identifying industry professionals and prestigious speakers. The How She Made It Series interviews diverse, trailblazing professionals, and allows students to learn more about how the speakers launched into industry, overcame obstacles, and became the successful superstars they are today.
Registration required here.
Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal CFP
The Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal (CURJ) is pleased to invite submissions for its Spring 2021 issue. CURJ is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary journal that publishes research carried out by undergraduates. We welcome papers by students in all fields of study, and are excited to provide an opportunity to recognize excellent undergraduate research. The deadline for submissions for this issue is January 3rd, 2021.
Please see our website for information on publication policies and submission guidelines. To submit, please see this link: https://journals.library.columbia.edu/index.php/curj/about/submissions.
Columbia Students in Social Impact Virtual Day of Service
On Friday, December 11th, 12:00-2:00 pm ET several Columbia University student groups are joining forces to give back to the community in a Virtual Day of Service. The pandemic has left nonprofits across the country struggling to recruit volunteers, but demand for their services is at an all-time high. The Virtual Day of Service is an attempt to fix that by connecting student volunteers with nonprofit organizations in need.
Columbia Students in Social Impact, a partnership between 5 pre-professional student groups across all 4 schools, is hosting a Virtual Day of Service to help local and national organizations before the holiday season. Each virtual project takes about 1.5 hours, and volunteers will have the opportunity to meet and network with nonprofit leaders on the day of the event. CISI is seeking volunteers to take on projects in the following fields:
- Marketing/ Social Media
- Web/ Graphic Design
- Video Production
- Data Analysis/ Visualization
- Resource Mapping
- Policy Research
- Volunteer Management
CS@CU Undergraduate Research Colloquy: Understanding the Undergraduate Research Experience
The Columbia University Computer Science Department Student Services Team is excited to announce the kickoff of new undergraduate programming, starting with their inaugural event series, Undergraduate Research Colloquy: Understanding the Undergraduate Research Experience.
Undergraduate student researcher presenters will share out on everything below and more:
Information about their research topics
Faculty they are working with
Experiences and skills they've acquired
How to get involved
Research outside the scope of traditional coursework
How research helps with job interviews and grad applications
Q&A at every event
Events will run from November 4th through December 9th. For the full schedule with Zoom links, please visit their events' page at https://www.cs.columbia.edu/student-services-events/.
CS@CU MS Bridge - Information Session
The Columbia University MS Bridge Program in Computer Science offers prospective applicants from non-computer science backgrounds, and those without programming experience, the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to build careers in technology.
We would like to invite Barnard students to attend any of our upcoming online information sessions where they will have a chance to learn more about the program as well as have any questions you might have answered by faculty and staff. The upcoming information sessions are listed below:
Monday, November 16th: 2-3 pm EST
Monday, December 14th: 3-4 pm EST
Research Assistant Positions Available: The Politics of Urban Vigilantism
Professor Moncada in Barnard College’s Department of Political Science is hiring 1-2 Research Assistants (RAs) starting in the Spring 2021 semester. The RAs will work closely with Professor Moncada to start a new research project on the politics of urban vigilantism. Among the RAs’ responsibilities will be to:
a) locate, systematically copy and organize, and summarize historical media archives on politics, crime trends and vigilantism in New York City (USA), Mexico City (Mexico) and Cape Town (South Africa);
b) identify potential interview subjects in New York City (pending approval from Barnard College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and pandemic-related conditions);
c) read and provide written summaries of existing research on vigilantism, crime and politics.
At least one of the candidates hired for this position must be able to read Spanish at a high level of proficiency. All candidates should have prior experience conducting independent research as part of their academic studies and/or in a professional setting. Candidates should be comfortable working with media search engines, academic journal search engines, be able to produce tables and graphs using basic descriptive statistical data, and be available to meet on a regular basis throughout the academic semester (remotely though with the possibility of in-person meetings pending pandemic-related conditions). Finally, the ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and able to meet regular deadlines.
Students interested in this position should submit the following materials in a single PDF directly to Professor Moncada via email (email@example.com) no later than December 15, 2020:
- One-page cover letter that explains your interest in the research project, ability to fulfill the RA responsibilities, and expected year of graduation;
- Short writing sample. (This can be a reaction memo for a class, a short essay, an excerpt from a research paper, or some other sample that illustrates the candidate’s ability to synthesize and communicate large amounts of complex information.)
D. E. Shaw Group's Winter Fellowships
The D. E. Shaw group has announced their three winter 2021 fellowships for rising juniors. Applications are open until Sunday, December 13, and students can learn more on their fellowship program website.
The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than $50 billion in investment capital. The fellowships are unique education programs that give participating students insight into the firm and industry. During these three-day virtual programs, fellows will participate in a content-driven curriculum of interactive seminars led by notable speakers and the firm’s own analysts. They’ll also spend time with senior leaders of the firm, discuss career paths in finance with recent hires and long-tenured employees, and develop relationships with students from schools around the country. They provide a $1,500 stipend.
LookUp StartUp Grant Competition
Lookup is looking for exceptional social innovators and risk-takers - those willing to design solutions for social isolation, digital overload, digital activism, and ethical technology. Bring your winning ideas to the LookUp StartUp Grant Competition to:
- Receive a seed grant up to $2,5000 to develop your idea
- Join an esteemed community of LookUp Social Innovators
- Work and network with LookUp's world-class Executive Mentors
- Develop critical skills of leaders today in the Leadership Lab
- Enhanced job options with real-world experience and skills
- Make a lasting impact on generations to come.
To learn more visit https://www.lookup.live/startup
2021 Adobe Summer Internship
Adobe has announced it is accepting applications to their paid summer internship. It’s a great opportunity for a CS student to get real-world experience working side-by-side with senior engineers building industry-leading software. Their summer interns come from all over the world and form lasting bonds through many intern-only events, including a direct Q&A opportunity with our CEO. They managed a successful all-virtual program in 2020 and Summer 2021 will be the same, so candidates can participate from their homes. Interested students can apply directly at the link below.
OurCS@AccessComputing+CREATE is a research-focused workshop for undergraduates with disabilities in computing fields to be held virtually on Wednesday, January 13 through Friday, January 15, 2021, 9 am – 12 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Students with disabilities In the United States in computing fields are eligible to apply. Students will participate in research explorations designed to inspire participants to consider research careers and meet mentors with disabilities.
Students who participate in the entire program will receive a $50 stipend. Funding for this workshop is provided by Google Explore CSR with additional support from AccessComputing and the Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences at UW (CREATE).
Goldman Sachs Quantitative Investment Summer Analyst Recruitment
The Quantitative Investment Strategies group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management is looking for current juniors to apply for a 2021 summer analyst position within our client-facing team at our NYC headquarters. This team offers a great opportunity for those who have a passion for quantitative, analytical, or programming challenges, but also want to be client-facing and gain a deep understanding of investing with a quantitative methodology.
If this sounds interesting to you, please send your resume as well as a brief description on why you think this role is appealing to e-mail address to Matthijs.Dijkgraaf@gs.com. We are open to a broad variety of backgrounds and previous work experiences, so do not feel discouraged if you do not have a finance background. Members of our team have come from many academic backgrounds including math, physics, chemical, computer, and mechanical engineering as well as math-track economics and computer science.
Hack the Northeast: Campus Ambassador Program
Hack the Northeast, a free 24 hour hackathon, will be held virtually for the second time this year. As part of a student-run organization looking to empower the student STEM/Computer Science community, Hack the Northeast is reaching out to see if you would like to apply to their campus ambassador application.
Back in June, Hack the Northeast provided over 1000 students with a welcoming virtual community that is passionate about bringing innovative ideas to life through code. For their second event, they want to involve even more students in their initiative to build an inclusive community for innovation.
As a representative for Hack the Northeast, students can:
- Get connected with professionals in the tech field
- Earn exclusive prizes
- Gain volunteer hours and marketing/PR experience
The application can be found here: https://hackthenortheast.typeform.com/to/W6M5xScM
Connect with Google
Connect with Google is a virtual program for students designed to help us stay in contact with you in a meaningful way. This is a one-stop shop for all your Google program needs, this virtual program gives you the opportunity to stay connected to Google, develop marketable industry skills, build a professional network, and stay up to date on the latest announcements & opportunities.
What to expect:
Monthly newsletters outlining ways to get involved with Google
News about Google, our products and the Industry
Online learning opportunities and competitions
Online social community for community building/networking
Students interested in learning more and joining Connect with Google, should visit google.com/students
Each month we'll host a variety of workshops and discussions with Googlers to provide professional and technical skill building resources, as well as an inside look at Google's culture. Head to careersonair.withgoogle.com to register and add our upcoming sessions. Googlers will also be answering questions live via chat for most of our sessions.
Columbia Build Lab
Are you looking to gain real-world experience with some of the most cutting-edge startups in the Columbia community while earning academic credit for it? Work and network with founders currently at the Columbia Business School as they build-out their MVPs (minimum viable prototypes) for their startup ideas. They have a great opportunity for software developers/CS major students. Applications for fall are open now. Apply here. Learn more about Columbia Build Lab.
D.E. Shaw group Internships
The D.E. Shaw group's applications for their summer 2021 internships are now open. To learn more information and apply, please go to https://www.deshaw.com/careers/internships.
The D.E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with a culture that combines some of the best aspects of academia, finance, and technology. Past interns have compared them to a leading academic department, and your students may find a role here similarly intellectually stimulating and rewarding.
NYU AI School
Tis winter's NYU AI School (https://nyu-mll.github.io/nyu-ai-school-2021/) running from January 4th to January 8th is free and primarily designed for first and second-year undergraduates who are interested in machine learning and AI. They welcome all students with or without coding experience.
- Learn AI/ML from scratch for free
- Online lectures + Labs + Tutoring for undergrads
Apply here: bit.ly/nyu-ai-school
Simform STEM Scholarship
The Simform STEM Scholarship is currently open for these students pursuing a career in applied mathematics or computer science. One of the Simform’s focus is to inspire young people to build their skills in the fields of STEM. To further pursue that we offer a scholarship reward of $1000 for the student who demonstrates excelling ability and aptitude in the same.