Interested in Working in D.C.?

The Administration is looking to hire 40 “entry point” individuals into what are called Schedule C positions at various federal agencies in the coming months, for a start date sometime in June.  Schedule C positions are “political” slots, as opposed to “career” slots, so they end when the Administration is over.  But they are typically higher status and more enjoyable jobs than most “career” jobs because you are a representative of the Administration.

The point of this program is to increase diversity within the Administration as well as to train a future generation of leaders in basic public policy skills.  Applicants need not be subject-matter experts, as they will receive training in the individual agency for which they are selected.  In addition to students graduating this May, the program is also appropriate for folks who are a couple years out of school.

Outstanding Truman students who meet these criteria and want to be considered: Send a resume and cover letter including if there are specific agencies of interest to: Corey_M_Then@who.eop.gov – (TSU ’11).  Mr. Then will make sure your materials get to the right person and will forward a more formal packet describing the program to those who apply.

Corey M. Then, Deputy Associate Counsel, The White House

Robert Gould Scholastic Award

DST Systems has invited Truman students to submit papers for the Robert (Bob) L. Gould Scholastic Award.

Truman students are being invited to participate in the paper competition.  The award is $10,000 for first place; $7,500 for second place; and $5,000 for third place.  Students may submit group papers.  The School receives $2,000 just for participating in the program.

The topic of this year’s paper competition is related to the idea of Big Data’s role in building relationships between investment product companies, investment advisers, and consumers.  The paper should explore ways to improve current relationship models or create disruptive alternative models.  A lot has been done in this area with retail marketing—think Amazon and other on-line retailers.  How could this work be translated for the investment industry?  For more details, click the link below for the letter to Deb Kirby, Dean of the School of Business.

2013-14 Gould Scholastic Award

 

Summer Biomedical Informatics Institute

The MU-HHMI C3 Program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Biomedical Informatics Institute May 20-31!

This intensive program provides undergraduate students with a foundation in bioinformatics and computational biology, including hands-on experience with bioinformatics tools. Topics include:

  • Sequencing
  • Alignment
  • Phylogenetics
  • Evolution
  • Protein structure
  • Docking
  • Medical informatics

This program is open to both MU and non-MU undergraduate students.

Please see the attached flyer for details and application instructions. The workshop website is http://hhmi.missouri.edu/informatics

Applications are due February 22nd, 2013

Technology Internship Opportunity for CS Majors

If you would like to be part of a company that works together to make a difference in the lives of millions, Centene Corporation is that company! We have opportunities for students to gain excellent experience in a growing company. Interns can expect professional interface with management and challenging projects in a variety of exciting areas from our paid, summer and school-year internship programs. In addition to experience in a fast-paced and growing organization, Centene provides a number of benefits to interns including free parking, 401(k), on-site car wash/oil change service, and dry cleaning service. Additionally, in 2010 we proudly opened our newly-constructed corporate headquarters, which is the region’s first and only multi-tenant office that is LEED Gold certified.

Some of the participating IT departments include the following:

•Infrastructure Services & Operations •Medical Management •Business Intelligence •IT Strategy Service Continuity •Claims & Clinical Services Systems •Web Services •Encounters •Security •Operations Integration

Leading Edge Technology at Centene:

•Business Objects •Cisco Networking •Cisco UCS •Citrix •Data Warehousing •HP-UX OS •IBM TSM •Informatica •MS/SQL •Oracle RAC 10x/11x •Red Hat Linux OS •SharePoint Services •Teradata •TIBCO •Tivoli LDAP Services •VMWare •WebSphere Portal •Windows OS

Position Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and complete projects based on departmental needs and intern interests

• Analyze data to determine effectiveness of programs and assist in identifying areas of opportunity

• Develop and revise reports and presentations

• Communicate project status and results to staff and management

• Perform administrative functions as needed

If you are an undergraduate student interested in technical or non-technical opportunities with at least one year of general work experience and Microsoft Office proficiency who has energy, great cognitive ability then you should consider applying online.

Application Instructions:

Please visit our website at www.centene.com/careers in order to apply for this position.  Click on Search Jobs and enter AC22983 in the Requisition Number field.  Lastly, click on Technology Internship Opportunities – (Summer 2013) under the Position Title column and click Submit Your Application.

Business Internship Opportunity

If you would like to be part of a company that works together to make a difference in the lives of millions, Centene Corporation is that company! We have opportunities for students to gain excellent experience in a growing company. Interns can expect professional interface with management and challenging projects in a variety of exciting areas from our paid, summer and school-year internship programs. In addition to experience in a fast-paced and growing organization, Centene provides a number of benefits to interns including free parking, 401(k), on-site car wash/oil change service, and dry cleaning service. Additionally, in 2010 we proudly opened our newly-constructed corporate headquarters, which is the region’s first and only multi-tenant office that is LEED Gold certified.

Some of the participating departments include the following:

•Accounting/Finance/Procurement •Business Operations •Human Resources •Internal Audit •Marketing & Communications •Medical Affairs & Management

Position Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and complete projects based on departmental needs and intern interests

• Conduct research regarding various legal, regulatory, and other topics within functional area and managed care

• Analyze data to determine effectiveness of programs and assist in identifying areas of opportunity

• Develop and revise reports and presentations

• Communicate project status and results to staff and management

• Perform administrative functions as needed

If you are an undergraduate student with at least one year of general work experience and Microsoft Office proficiency who has energy, great cognitive ability then you should consider applying online.  We are specifically looking for finance, accounting, communications, journalism, economics, business, or math/actuarial majors.

Application Instructions:

Please visit our website at www.centene.com/careers in order to apply for this position.  Click on Search Jobs and enter AC22984 in the Requisition Number field.  Lastly, click on Business Internship – (Summer 2013) under the Position Title column and click Submit Your Application.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Scientific programs focus of materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Now accepting application for the 2013 Summer Program. The deadline to apply is January 10, for more details visit:http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/how-to-apply/.