Monthly Archives: April 2018
SRF Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program
Dear Oregon State Representative,
I am writing to let your students know about our new paid postbaccaluareate research opportunities. The SRF Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Like SRF’s Summer Scholars Program, the goal of the Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program will be to prepare participants for a career in regenerative medicine research. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Fellow will take control of his or her own research project. Research projects offered will vary from year to year. Check the SRF Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program homepage for the precise projects available this year. Training will also include writing assignments that will improve each Fellow’s ability to generate grant proposals, abstracts, and other scientific reports.
Paid positions are available at:
- Buck Institute for Research on Aging
- Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
- SRF Research Center
- The Scripps Research Institute
The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found athttp://www.sens.org/2018-postbacc-fellowship. Completed applications will be accepted until NOON PST Monday, May 21, 2018 (12 pm PST 5/21/18). A downloadable program flyer is available at the same address. Please share the flyer and/or this email with your students or other departments who you think would be interested in this research opportunity. A low resolution version that is more amenable to web posting and emailing can be provided upon request.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide in advertising our summer internship program. If you have any questions about the program or would prefer not to receive the yearly internship announcement in the future, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Gregory Chin, Ph.D.
Director of Education
SENS Research Foundation
110 Pioneer Way, Suite J
Mountain View, CA 94041
Oregon Science Start-Up Forum
NORM 2018 – Abstract Deadline April 9
Spring 2018 Career Development Events / Workshops
Be Research Ready
CH Prof Sandra Loesgen to participate in Microbiology Student Association Research Symposium
Spring 2018 Updates from the Career Development Center
There are several updates from the Career Development Center. We are thrilled to partner with you on students’ career success.
Student Drop-In Appointments
The Career Development Center offers 15-minute drop-in appointments for students seeking career assistance Monday – Friday, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M., in-person at our location in Kerr:
The Career Development Center
A110 Kerr Administration Building (the former campus tours office)
Please note that drop-ins are available when classes are in session; furthermore, there are no drop-ins on the day of the career fair (4/25).
Spring 2018 Career Events for Students
The Career Development Center now hosts consistent workshops on a variety of professional development topics for all students each term. Encouraging attendance is a fantastic way to help develop your students’ professional skills; please see the list of workshop topics and dates below.
Spring Professionalism Series Events
All events take place 12-1p.m. in the SEC Involvement Lounge unless otherwise noted.
Please encourage your students to attend these workshops covering various aspects of the career development process; click on each link for more information.
- 4/3 – Resumes & Cover Letters 101
- 4/11 – Communicating Your Skills
- 4/11 – Webinar: Ace Your Interview
- 4/17 – Networking Online & Off
- 4/19 – Online Career Connections: Peer Resume Reviews
- 5/1 – Get a Dam Job
- 5/8 – Level Up Your Interview Skills
- 5/10 – International Students & Careers
- 5/16 – Negotiate with Confidence
- 5/17 – Resumes & Cover Letters 101
- 5/23 – Negotiate Like a Pro
- 5/24 – Level Up Your Interview Skills
To download Professional Series screens, posters, and other assets, please click here.
Career Expo Events
It’s almost time for winter term’s Career Expo. This is an entire week of events for students to develop their professional skills, culminating in a career fair where students will get to interact with employers who want to hire OSU students.
- April 24 | Speed Mock Interviews (In-person and virtual) | 12pm-4pm | MU Multipurpose Room
- April 25 | Spring Career Expo
The entire OSU community is invited to attend the career fair; please take this opportunity to chat with employers who may be hiring your students, and of course, we welcome anyone who would like to volunteer.
Please encourage your students to volunteer for this event; benefits include volunteer experience (which is great on a resume!) and face time with employers. Interested volunteers can sign up here for various shifts to accommodate your schedule.
To download Career Expo screens, posters, and social media images, please click here.
Oregon State is on Handshake
Handshake is Oregon State’s new hub for everything students need from college to career. The Handshake platform was designed by students, for students with one goal in mind: to help college students find their way to their dream careers.
The more students use Handshake, the smarter it gets. When a student inputs their interests, preferences, and outcomes, the Handshake platform delivers content and jobs tailored to them. At this point in the 2017-2018 academic year, over 33% of students have completed their profiles.
If you want to get in the system and see what students see, please request an account in Handshake here; once approved, you will be able to navigate the system as a student.
Winter Term Highlights
- 40 mock interviews with employers were facilitated during expo week.
- Oregon State hosted 145 companies for five days of career events.
- 1055 students attended the Career Expo.
- Students had interviews with 44 different employers who conducted 286 post-career expo interviews.
- Of the interviewees, 58 students received multiple invitations to interview.
- Career Development Center faculty and staff conducted 713 drop-in appointments.
Careers in your College
Here are your college contacts for spring term:
- Amanda Cordes
- College of Engineering
- Britt Hoskins
- College of Agricultural Sciences
- College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
- College of Forestry
- Karla Rockhold
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Education
- Claire Wu
- College of Public Health & Human Sciences
- College of Science
- Graduate School
For all other inquiries, please contact the Career Development Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-4085.
If you work with students in the College of Business, please contact Dan Ziriax in the COB Career Success Center.
Thank you for investing in our students’ futures. We look forward to partnering with you in creating excellent professional development and career opportunities for students at Oregon State.
The Career Development Center
email@example.com | 541-737-4085
Meningococcal B update for faculty and staff
OSU faculty and staff,
Based on employee interest, Oregon State University has partnered with Samaritan Health to hold an optional Meningococcal B vaccination clinic for faculty and staff on April 9 and 10 on the Corvallis campus for faculty and staff on April 9 and 10.
While we are holding these optional vaccination clinics, we want to emphasize that the advice we have received about the risk of Meningococcal B disease for our employees has not changed. Public health authorities continue to advise the university that the “at risk” population for Meningococcal B disease is students 25 years of age and under, particularly those who live in congregate housing, or who are members of campus fraternal organizations.
In previous outbreaks of meningococcal disease on college campuses around the country, university employees have not been found to be at generally increased risk. Because of this, we have not mandated vaccinations for employees. Instead, we have encouraged our faculty and staff to consult with their medical care providers or a local urgent care clinic regarding the risk of contracting Meningococcal B disease and the advisability of vaccination.
If you will be attending the optional MenB clinic, please register at Meningococcal B Vaccination Clinic Signup – OSU Faculty/Staff. Registering, will help to ensure adequate staffing and availability of the vaccine. Registrations for the clinics will close at midnight on Wednesday April 4, to allow sufficient time for ordering and delivery of the vaccine for the clinic.
Faculty/Staff vaccination clinic information:
- Monday, April 9, noon to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 10, 8 a.m. to noon
If you have any questions, please contact Employee Benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Green Donna Chastain
Vice President Director & Interim CHRO
Finance & Administration Office of Human Resources