I.S. Opportunities – Week of 2/13 #MillikinIS

Digital Trends We Love for 2017 Webinar, Thurs. Feb 16 – 1pm – 2pm – FREE

It’s that time of year when our Brand, Creative, Strategy and Technology teams start to geek out about all the latest trends. And there’s a lot to be excited about. From new 3D web technologies and flexible layouts to video, interactive data visualization and virtual reality, there are so many ways to delight users in 2017.
Join Nate Denton and Jessica DeJong as they share the trends that are exciting them in 2017 (a bit of a digital show and tell, if you will). They’ll touch on the trends that are here to stay, the ones you can leave behind, and even the ones you should be looking forward to in the future. To register, https://goo.gl/vVqDgp

Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, March 18-19

The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge is a volunteer-driven program of the Nerdery Foundation, aimed at maximizing the community impact of nonprofit organizations through digital strategy and custom software design and development – all pro bono.
Registration is open now for Chicagoland volunteer web pros and nonprofits vying for their professional services. The sooner you complete your application, the better your odds to get involved – and get the most out of this experience. I haven’t checked to see if they are open to accepting “down-staters,” but it’s worth a short. If interested, register here by February 20: http://chi2017.overnightwebsitechallenge.com/

State Farm Visit Day on Friday, March 31: Save the Date

Tentatively, State Farm will be hosting Millkin at their south campus in Bloomington for a tour of their systems departments, data center, and to interact with alums working at State Farm. More info to come. For now, save the date. More details to come.

ISCPA CareerFest in Tinley Park on Wednesday, Feb 15 – 10am – 3pm – You can sign up at the door on Wednesday

Over 100 employers. If you are a senior and are still looking for employment after graduation, YOU NEED TO GO TO THIS.
Transportation provided by Career Center
A list of employers, many of which are tech-related: https://www.collegecentral.com/CCNEngine/LiveEvents/LiveEvents.cfm?EventID=2249

Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, April 12 and 13 in St. Louis, Union Station

There is an opportunity to hear from some of the best and brightest at companies like Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and Twitter at this year’s Midwest Digital Marketing Conference. It’s hosted by University of Missouri–St. Louis and includes a networking/career fair. To learn more:  https://umsldigitalconference.com/
  • April 12 & 13, 2017
  • Registration for students is $50
If this interests you, please fill out the short form linked here: https://goo.gl/forms/bXReh3pE3Gslr5Hl1
Once we know who is interested, more information will be sent from Dr. Carrie Trimble.

REU Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences

The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) hosts a ten week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects. Each student receives a stipend of $5,000, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $600 in travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Ten students will be selected.
Qualifications:
Undergraduate, community college student, or high school senior attending college in the fall, interested in a major that is within the computational sciences umbrella (leaves out few majors as it includes all sciences, mathematics, engineering, finance, statistics, etc.) with at least a 2.75 GPA, considering a career in research and/or graduate school in your major, being a US citizen or permanent resident, and graduating at least one semester after completion of the REU.
Important Dates:
March 1, 2017: Application deadline.
April 1, 2017: Notification of decision.
May 22, 2017 through July 30, 2017: Program dates.
The research activities of the CCT are organized into five Focus Areas: Core Computing Sciences, Coast to Cosmos, Material World, Cultural Computing, and System Science and Engineering. These are broad, and sometimes overlapping areas where faculty from diverse departments (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Civil Engineering, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Music, Business, etc.) collaborate in multidisciplinary projects. Our REU students learn how to use some of the nation’s largest supercomputers, may participate in the setup and management of large-scale simulations, and may take on an important role in the analysis and visualization of the simulation results.
For more information and to apply, visit:  http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/

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