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2018 Career Mixer: Information for Students

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Center for Data Science Career Mixer on Monday, November 5.

This event goes beyond a traditional career fair -- student participants present a poster to faculty and industry guests at a poster session. Following the poster session, industry representatives are stationed at tables where students can learn about job and internship openings.

The Career Mixer is primarily intended for Master's and PhD students. Bachelor's degree students may be accepted with a recommendation from their advisor.

 

Please use the link below to apply to participate in the Career Mixer. Space is limited, so apply early for the best chance of being accepted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; you will be informed about your acceptance to the Career Mixer no later than October 15.

Questions? Send an email to cds-mixer@cs.umass.edu, or stop by the Center for Data Science (CDS) main office, LGRC A205.

 

The application period has closed.

 

Important Dates

10/14/18 Student application deadline

10/22/18 Deadline to upload your poster

10/29/18 Deadline to RSVP to participate in the informal poster practice session (October 31, 3-5pm, CDS 150/151)

10/29/18 Pre-printed posters due to Center for Data Science main office (LGRC A205), for those students using an existing poster.

10/31/18, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, CS 150/151. Informal practice poster session. RSVP no later than 10/29/18.  

 

Office Hours

Brant Cheikes, executive director of the Center for Data Science (CDS), will be holding office hours in LGRC A205A. Appointments are required, please email Brant at bcheikes@cs.umass.edu to set one up. Bring a draft poster for feedback and bounce some ideas off a friendly audience.

 

Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Friday, September 28, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Wednesday, October 3, 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Wednesday, October 10, 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday, October 17, 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

 

Poster Requirements

Purpose: Your poster is intended to capture the highlights of a recent data science project, or to summarize your relevant past experiences and current program of study. Your poster will set the stage for an evening of good conversations during which industry representatives will learn more about you and your interests, and you will learn more about what life would be like working for their company. 

 

Templates: Download the Apple Keynote or Microsoft PowerPoint template

 

Guidelines:

  • Check out some sample posters.

  • Please do not change the overall size of your poster. All posters must be W26” x H38”.

  • Please leave at least a ¾ inch border along all the edges as this area is often not printed.

  • Please follow the format used for the top portion of the poster. Add a headshot, then your name, degree program, expected graduation, what you’re seeking (e.g., internship or full-time position), recent relevant employment (if any), and current degree(s). In the upper right-hand corner, add a few keywords which best describe your work and/or interests.

  • Consider the template a suggestion, not a set of strict requirements. Your goal is to create a visually appealing, informative poster that describes an interesting data science problem you have worked on, a technical approach you have used to tackle that problem, and your results or conclusions. You want a poster that invites conversation about what you’ve done recently, and what kind of work you might like to do in the future, were you to be employed in some capacity by one of our industry partners.

  • We will take care of the printing. The earlier you upload your poster, the better. ***Upload your poster file by Sunday, October 21.*** This allows time for printing before the practice session.

  • Use the naming scheme "Lastname Firstname" for your poster file. Upload your Apple Keynote or Microsoft PowerPoint poster here.

  • A poster need not present a research project. Acceptable posters include summaries of class projects, as well as summaries of courses taken to date and what you’ve learned.

  • You may use a poster you have previously created and presented elsewhere, if you would like.

 

Resume Book

The information you provided when you applied (expected graduation data, data science courses taken or planned, statement of research interest, etc.) will be used to build a resume book that will be shared with our industry visitors a few days before the event.

You can make changes to this information until Sunday October 14. All information should be finalized as of Sunday October 14. After this date, no changes can be made.

Please refer to the confirmation email you received after you applied, for the link to edit your info.