"Its format may have evolved over the years, if only to reflect new ways to communicate, but its purpose has not changed: a curriculum vitæ must establish a candidate’s competencies and enable rapid, selective access to the information provided. This lecture discusses what to include in a curriculum vitæ, how to format it, and how to write an effective cover letter as a recent graduate or as a more experienced professional."
"Although they can be models of rigor in their area of expertise, scientists, engineers, and other rational minds often appear to abandon all logic in other aspects of their lives. As a result, they draw wrong conclusions and take suboptimal decisions that work against the interest of all involved. By unmasking typical incorrect reasonings at home and at work, this lecture will sharpen your critical thinking in every aspect of your life."
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Around 50 students joined us for a lunch talk by BASF, which is the largest chemical company worldwide, one of the biggest wine sellers in Germany, and much more. We hear about BASF from the head of the North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials (NORA). A recent hire informed us about the BASF Leadership Development Program which is a high-level rotational program for Ph.D. scientists. Hot lunch, branded water bottles, and yummy chocolate hearts made this talk even more enjoyable. Love goes through the stomach, especially on Valentine’s Day. Thanks BASF!
Around 100 students and postdocs joined SEAS-GC and Intel for a presentation on leading-edge silicon technology development and learnt about immediate, full-time openings at Intel. Pizza and light refreshments were provided by Intel. After the talk, students were invited to network with the presenter and had the chance to drop off their resumes with the Intel campus recruiter. They invited selected students for an interview on the following day.
Widely used in research to analyze and communicate data, graphical displays are still poorly mastered by researchers, who frequently display their data sets in a suboptimal way (and popular software does not exactly help). This lecture discusses how to select the right graph for a given data set and a given research question, how to optimize this graph to reveal the data, and finally how to phrase a useful caption. [...Read more about Conveying Messages With Graphs (Jean-luc Doumont)
Most writing classes approach clarity, accuracy, conciseness through style, yet subjective arguments such as “it’s nicer” seldom convince researchers, who wonder what, specifically, is nicer about it. Approaching effective writing from structure, not style, this lecture discusses how to construct paragraphs and phrase sentences that answer all the readers’ questions as effortlessly, as usefully, and as fast as possible for them. [...
Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) hosted an open house for graduate+ students interested in internships, post-docs, and research scientist positions. The event featured demos & short presentations in thier main areas of research: algorithms, multimedia, electronics, communications, computer vision, speech processing, optimization, machine learning, data analytics, mechatronics, dynamics, control, and robotics. MERL is a high impact publication-oriented research lab with very extensive internship and university collaboration programs.