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Learn about opportunities at Electric Boat Corporation and have your resume critiqued by professional engineers!

Tompkins Hall
Dean’s Conference Room, Lobby Level

Wednesday, February 26, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, February 27, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Friday, February 28, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

In addition, visit Electric Boat’s booth at the upcoming GW Career Fair on Thursday, February 27, 1-5 pm at the Marvin Center Ballrooms.

Established in 1899, Electric Boat has established standards of excellence in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy.

**Please note that all SEAS students are welcome to attend the Information/Resume Review Sessions, but General Dynamics/Electric Boat can hire U.S. citizens only.




PEPCO Info Session During E-Week (This Friday)

PEPCO, a local power and energy company, is anxious for GW’s engineering students to explore employment opportunities within its organization. In particular, PEPCO seeks engineering students in the fields of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.  Students with minors in sustainability should also plan to attend. To that end, PEPCO managers are hosting a luncheon at their offices this Friday, February 21, from 11:30 am  until 2 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet with, and to speak with, PEPCO’s hiring managers. This site visit also aligns well with Engineers Week!

NASA DEVELOP Summer Internships

The NASA DEVELOP National Program is an Applied Science program that brings together students, recent graduates, and early/transitioning career professionals to conduct Earth Science research. Participants work in teams to tackle environmental and policy issues through interdisciplinary research that bridges NASA Earth observations and society. The program consists of three 10 week terms in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, during which teams complete professional, practical projects. These projects utilize NASA’s array of Earth observing satellites and Remote Sensing/GIS software to create decision support tools for on-the-ground decision makers. Project research is conducted in Ecological Forecasting, Oceans, Agriculture, Water Resources, Health and Air Quality, Disasters, Energy, Climate, and Weather.

DEVELOP is currently looking for participants to assist with Earth Science research projects over Summer 2014 for a 10 week paid internship, working 30-35 hours a week. The online application will accept applications until February 28th. Applicants can contact Emily Voelker, Communictions YP and Assistant Center Lead DEVELOP National Program at Goddard Space Flight Center with questions at Emily.R.Voelker@nasa.gov.

Requirements: U.S. Citizens.* 3.0 GPA minimum. Over 18. Undergraduate, Graduate Students, Recent Graduates, and Early/Transitioning Career Professionals*.

Those with skills in GIS, Remote Sensing, Geography, Earth Science, Computer Science, Computer Programming, Hydrology, Ecology, Environmental Science, and/or Civil Engineering are encouraged to apply.

*Non-US citizens are able to apply to a select number of non-NASA DEVELOP centers. Visit http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.html for more information, and for details on qualifications for “Recent Graduates” and “Early/Transitioning Career Professionals.”


Spring 2014 Term Recruitment of Interns for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s DEVELOP Program

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center‘s DEVELOP program is looking for several interns to assist with Earth Science research projects over Spring 2014 for a 10 week paid internship, working 10-20 hours a week. The Spring 2014 term will start on Monday, January 27, 2014 and end on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Students and recent graduates will work with NASA scientists and partner organizations to learn about the use of NASA remote sensing imagery for use in ecological forecasting, disaster management, understanding water resources, and finding applications to address environmental community concerns, both domestic and abroad.

Requirements: U.S. Citizens*. 3.0 GPA minimum. Over 18. Undergraduate, Graduate Students, and Recent Graduates (individuals who have graduated with an undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. accredited college or university within the past two years). Those with skills in GIS, Remote Sensing, Geography, Earth Science, Computer Science, Computer Programming, Hydrology, Ecology, Environmental Science, and/or Civil Engineering are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 28, 2013 (postmarked).

Interested applicants should feel free to email or call me with questions. Two letters of recommendation are required, so please be aware of the approaching deadline! Here is the link to the DEVELOP website:http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/. Click on the “Apply”, download application, and choose the Spring 2014 term at GSFC in Greenbelt, Maryland.

*Non-US citizens are able to apply to a select number of other NASA centers. Visit http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.html and scroll down for more information.

GWU Career Center Hires New Consultant for STEM Students

Meet Dr. Merrill

Dr. Sonya Butler Merrill currently serves as a Senior Industry Consultant in The George Washington University Career Center specializing in services to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) students. She is an accomplished businesswoman, certified career coach, trainer/facilitator, mentor, business consultant, organizational strategist, and academician with numerous years of industry sector experience. During her expansive career as a corporate officer and managerial professional, she has distinguished herself as a leader of large, high-performing teams and successful organizations. Dr. Merrill earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business with emphasis on business strategy, organizational design and development, and health services administration. Her Masters level education includes topics in civil engineering and in the management of information systems.

Beginning in July 2013, Dr. Merrill will be available to meet individually with Third and Fourth year SEAS students to assist them with internship and post-graduation job searches, including assistance with resume and cover letter writing, building a professional network, and creating and executing an internship/job search strategy. Students can make an appointment with her through GWork (click here).

In addition, the GW Career Center provides services for First and Second year SEAS students. We encourage students to visit our website to learn more about our services and/or to schedule an individual appointment (click here). The GW Career Center is located in Colonial Crossroads on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center. The Center’s hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, with drop-in consulting hours from 1:00 to 4:00pm each day.

Internship of the Week: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)
Application Website: http://www.jhuapl.edu/employment/summer/
Type of Business: Not-for-profit Government Contractor in Defense, Homeland Security, and Space Industries.
Application Deadline: March 31st 2013 (I reccomend applying much sooner as I had already recieved an offer by that time last year)
Personal experience from a SEAS Student: “I really enjoyed my time at JHU/APL. It was an awesome learning environment where I had a nice degree of autonomy in choosing what I wanted to work on. In thirteen weeks (full time) I never got bored with the work that I did. The other great thing is that department leadership (especially within the Air and Missile Defense Department (AMDD) where I worked) are really good about making sure you get the most out of your internship. There are several optional lectures and seminars on technical and non-technical subjects which focus on developing your career. Another awesome feature of JHU/APL is that they have clubs for their employees. You can go onto their internal social network and meet other employees with similar interests ranging from hobbies like hiking to career interests such as information assurance. I had a great time working there and am strongly considering returning this summer.”

Contact Liam Cusack (lrcusack@gwmail.gwu.edu) if you would like to learn more about interning at JHU/APL

APL Interns

My Engineering Job fair conversations usually go like this


So maybe my resume isn’t THAT impressive, but I think a good time was had by all and I know I found some internships I didn’t know existed before. Make sure you come to the next one!