Friday, October 23, 2020

Make mental health a priority with University health and wellness resources

Stressing over tests, lab reports, papers, and everything else going on right now? This time of the semester is a stressful time for everyone, and it's normal to feel overwhelmed or anxious. If you or someone you know is dealing with mental health issues, there are multiple resources available to help.

Employers host virtual information sessions this week

Employers Collins Engineers, Inc. and ACR Homes will host virtual career information sessions for CSE students this week.

Schedule your appointment or workshop for spring registration

Pre-major second-year students: Complete your required Canvas mini-course to fulfill your Fall 2020 advising requirement.

Attend the USAJobs webinar to learn about federal jobs and internships on Wednesday, Oct. 28

Interested in learning about how to apply for federal jobs or internships? Attend the "Using USAJobs to Land Federal Jobs and Internships" webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 28, to learn about applying for federal positions, understanding government lingo, and finding internships and jobs on the system.

Register for the engineering virtual career panel on Thursday, Nov. 5

CSE students are invited to attend the "Engineering Career Development" virtual panel with engineering professionals on Thursday, Nov. 5 as part of the 2020 Minnesota Power Systems Conference (MIPSYCON). The panel event is free to CSE students.

Last day to withdraw from a fall semester class is Monday, Nov. 16

Monday, Nov. 16 is the last day you can withdraw from a 2020 fall full-semester class without using your One-Time-Only Late Withdrawal or petitioning to withdraw due to extenuating circumstances. If you withdraw now, you will have a "W" on your record.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Employers host virtual information sessions this week

Employers Danaher-Beckman Diagnostics, Texas Instruments, and Itron will host virtual career information sessions for CSE students this week.

Madrid study abroad virtual information session is Tuesday, Oct. 20

Spend a semester abroad in Madrid! Join the CSE International Programs staff and guests from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas on Tuesday, Oct. 20 for a virtual information session to hear more about a semester in Madrid at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas.

Attend the CSE Virtual Student Organization Fair on Friday, Oct. 23

Learn more about CSE student groups and which ones you might like to join at the CSE Virtual Student Organization Fair on Friday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop-in as you can. More than 20 science and engineering student groups will be represented.

Explore majors during the 'Fall Into Your Major' virtual workshops Oct. 26-30

Join the Center for Academic Planning and Excellence for a week of virtual events designed to help students explore majors at the University of Minnesota. Workshops are scheduled for various times Monday, Oct. 26-Friday, Oct 30, in Zoom rooms. Some sessions require pre-registration, so sign up early.

Attend the Women Innovators Conference online Monday, Nov. 16

The Women Innovators Conference is a professional development summit designed to inspire female innovators to connect the dots between their ideas and achieving positive, significant impact. The conference is scheduled online for Monday, Nov. 16, 1-3:15 p.m. The event is free. Register now!

Enter the BizPitch contest by Friday, Nov. 13

Win up to $1,000 for the best new business idea in the 2020 BizPitch contest. Undergraduate students will compete in a 90-second contest to pitch their ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs and investors. Apply by Friday, Nov. 13. BizPitch is Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Register for 'Navigating Your Identity: Disability in the Workplace' panel and webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 28

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) will host the webinar "Navigating Your Identity: Disability in the Workplace," a panel discussion with University of Minnesota alumni, on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at noon. The discussion will address questions about how to navigate aspects of identity in the workplace.

Attend the Graduate School Diversity Conference and Graduate Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 17

The University of Minnesota Graduate School will host "Explore the Possibilities," the first systemwide diversity virtual conference and fair on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The conference is 10 a.m.-2 p.m, and the graduate fair is 2-4 p.m. This virtual conference and graduate fair offers current University of Minnesota undergraduate students with an opportunity to explore the possibilities of what a graduate education can provide for their future academic and career goals. Attendees must register in advance.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Attend a Skyworks Solutions tech talk Wednesday, Oct. 14

Join Skyworks Solutions for a virtual tech talk on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. to learn about the company and available opportunities.

Mark your calendars for CSE 1001 major exploration events in October

The CSE major exploration virtual events are scheduled throughout October via Zoom webinars. CSE 1001 students are required to attend a minimum of two events and complete reflection assignments for each event attended. Students are encouraged to attend more than the two-event minimum.

Schedule your appointment for spring registration

Freshmen and first-year pre-major (lower-division) transfer students: It's time to schedule your academic advising appointment in order to register for spring semester.

Register for the Government and Nonprofit Virtual Career Fair on Friday, Oct. 30

Pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies at the Government and Nonprofit Virtual Career Fair on Friday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Apply for the ACEC/MN scholarship by Tuesday, Dec. 1

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Applications are due Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The recommendation form is due by Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

Attend the 'Careers in Water: Industry Panel and Documentary Screening' virtual event on Oct. 15

Join the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering (CEGE), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA), for a Careers in Water: Industry Panel and Documentary Screening on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. via Zoom. The event is open to all interested undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Employers host virtual information sessions this week

Employers will host virtual career information sessions for CSE students this week.

Apply for spring admission to your major

The CSE Admission to the Major database is now accepting applications for spring semester admission into the major. Most CSE students apply while enrolled in sophomore-level courses. In order to be eligible to apply this semester, you must have all of the required courses for your chosen major completed by the end of the semester. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Sweden study abroad virtual info session is Tuesday, Oct. 6

Spend a semester abroad in Sweden! Join the CSE International Programs staff and guests from Chalmers University of Technology on Tuesday, Oct. 6, for a virtual information session to hear more about a semester in Sweden at the Chalmers University of Technology.

Apply for the Land O'Lakes Global Food Challenge internship by Monday, Oct. 19

The Land O'Lakes, Inc. Global Food Challenge is now accepting applications from second-year students for a 12-week paid summer 2021 Emerging Leaders for Food Security internship to work with industry experts at Land O’Lakes, Inc. Applications are due by Monday, Oct. 19, 2020.

Friday, September 25, 2020

See the list of 160+ employers attending the Fall 2020 CSE Virtual Career Fair and sign up for virtual employer meetings

More than 160 companies and organizations will attend the Fall 2020 CSE Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Wednesday, Sept. 30. Employers are searching for undergraduate and graduate students to fill internship, co-op and full-time positions. Many spots to speak with employers individually are still available, so sign up now!

Watch the Career Fair prep workshop videos to help you prepare for the fair

Missed the CSE Career Center virtual Career Fair prep workshops or want to review any you did attend? Watch video recordings of last week's workshops on resumes, interviewing, job offer negotiations, job and internship search strategies, and more to help you prepare for the virtual Fall 2020 CSE Career Fair.

Employers host virtual information sessions this week

Several employers will host virtual career information sessions for CSE students this week.

Register to vote in the 2020 elections and make your voice heard

For U.S citizens 18 years of age and older, voting is the easiest way to make your voice heard. Different levels of government determine your community’s response to everything from potholes to policy, and voting gives you the chance to select the people making those decisions. Everyone who is eligible is urged to check their registration and make sure it is current.

Attend the Medtronic WISE/CSE WISE program virtual discussion 'The Benefits of Studying STEM' on Monday, Oct. 5

Medtronic's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative and CSE's WISE program are collaborating to offer a series of regular discussions during fall semester 2020, beginning with "The Benefits of Studying STEM," on Monday, Oct. 5. The discussion on Zoom will be hosted by Medtronic's Ellie Ramler, a reliability engineer in procedure innovations. All CSE students are invited to attend.

Sign up for the Zoom panel discussion 'Coffee and Career Connections: Info Technology, Computer Science and Data' on Tuesday, Sept. 29

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) will host "Coffee and Career Connections: Info Technology, Computer Science, and Data," a Zoom panel discussion with alumni from the fields of infotech, computer science, and data, on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The panelists will speak about their career paths and give advice for pursuing a career and/or advancement in their respective fields.

Register now for the virtual public lecture 'Impacting Communities' on Thursday, Oct. 8

“Impacting Communities,” the fifth in a series of CSE faculty research public lectures, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8. The lecture is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required to receive the Zoom webinar login information.

Register for the 'Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT' online symposium Friday, Oct. 23-Saturday, Oct.24

Register for the online symposium "Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT," on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24. Registration is required. The symposium is hosted by the Charles Babbage Institute, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Attend the BBE Programs Virtual Sneak Peek on Tuesday, Oct. 6

The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (BBE) will host a virtual sneak peek event for students to explore its program areas of specialization on Tuesday, Oct. 6 on Zoom.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Sign up for virtual Career Fair meetings with employers

The Fall 2020 CSE Career Fair has gone virtual, and beginning Monday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m., you can sign up to speak with employers instead of waiting in line! More than 160 companies and organizations will be available during the two-day fair as they search for new employees and interns. Check the lists of employers for both days, since different employers will be available each day.

Sign up now for Virtual Practice Interview Days on Thursday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 2

Practice your interview skills with a REAL employer via Zoom before the big interview and get valuable feedback. Space is limited, so sign up early.

CSE Career Center will hold extended virtual drop-in hours

The CSE Career Center will hold extended drop-in hours in preparation for the Fall 2020 CSE Virtual Career Fair.

Employers host virtual information sessions this week

Several employers will host virtual career information sessions for CSE students this week.

Students on academic probation: book your probation appointment today

If you are currently on probation following the Spring 2020 semester, schedule your required probation advising appointment(s) today in order to meet the Friday, Oct. 9 deadline.

Academic Advising virtual drop-in hours for Fall 2020

CSE Academic Advising will hold drop-in hours virtually via Zoom for Fall 2020. Drop-in advising hours are 2-4 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday.

Register for the MIN-Corps fall Innovation Value Design Propostion online certificate course or webinar

Register for the MIN-Corps fall Value Proposition Design online certificate course for innovators exploring the commercialization potential of research-based innovations. The five-session, hands-on course includes instruction and mentoring by experts in tech commercialization. The certificate courses, as well as the optional "light" webinar, are free to current University of Minnesota students, staff, and faculty.

Attend a CSE Co-op Program virtual info session this week

The Engineering Co-op Program is now accepting applications for junior and senior undergraduates. Learn more about this paid job experience at Engineering Co-op Program Virtual Information Sessions Wednesday, Sept. 23, or Friday, Sept. 25. You also can meet employers at the Co-op Program's Zoom room as part of the CSE Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Last chance! Sign up for the CSE Mentor Program by Friday, Sept. 25

This is the final week to sign up and be matched with an industry mentor through the award-winning CSE Mentor Program. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 25. We expect that this year's program will be mainly virtual.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Create your Career Fair Plus account for the CSE Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair

The Fall 2020 CSE Career Fair has gone virtual, and now is a great time to create an account and build your profile in the virtual fair platform Career Fair Plus. More than 160 companies and organizations will be available during the two-day fair as they search for new employees and interns. Check the lists of employers for both days, since different employers will be available each day.

New video helps you prepare for the CSE Virtual Career Fair

Preparing for a virtual career fair is similar but comes with a few key differences. CSE has produced a short video that will help you get ready for this fall's career fair from your device to your resume to your attire.

Get ready for the CSE Virtual Career Fair by attending virtual prep workshops

The CSE Career Center is offering virtual workshops on resumes, interviewing, job offer negotiations, job and internship search strategies, and more to help you prepare for the virtual Fall 2020 CSE Career Fair.

Register for the Virtual Resume Marathon Friday, Sept. 25

Do you need your resume reviewed prior to the Career Fair? The CSE Career Center will offer resume reviews by employer partners at the Virtual Resume Marathon on Friday, Sept. 25, to help you prepare for the CSE Career Fair.

Use AppsToGo to access MATLAB, SolidWorks, and more

CSE students can access University of Minnesota licensed apps on their personal computers using AppsToGo, the University’s application delivery service.

Participate in 'Think Like a Researcher' online workshop and mini-course fall semester

University Libraries is offering the "Think Like a Researcher" online workshop and mini-course during fall semester to help undergraduate students become comfortable with the skills and tools needed to participate in research.

PricewaterhouseCoopers to hold virtual cybersecurity talk Thursday, Sept. 17

Join PricewaterhouseCoopers for a virtual cybersecurity information session on Thursday, Sept. 17. This information session is geared toward University of Minnesota students majoring in or intending to major in computer science or computer engineering.

Attend the Multicultural Engineers and Scientists @ Medtronic (MES@M) info session Thursday, Sept. 17

Are you interested in gaining a professional mentorship at a medical device company? Attend the Multicultural Engineers and Scientists @ Medtronic (MES@M) virtual information session on Thursday, Sept. 17. Registration is required.

Use a security escort when on campus late

If you're on campus late, call for a security escort, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on all campuses and locations within a mile of campus.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Attend the 'Articulating Your COVID-19 Summer' career panel Thursday, Sept. 17

Attend the virtual employer panel webinar "Articulating Your COVID-19 Summer," to learn how to talk about your COVID-19 summer experience to future employers on Thursday, Sept. 17. Students in all engineering majors are welcome to attend. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

New website provides resources for the CSE community during COVID-19

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) is committed to providing important information and updates during COVID-19 to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We have created a new website that is a comprehensive repository of resources for the CSE community. 

Join CSE Dean Mos Kaveh for a town hall meeting on Friday, Sept. 11

Join College of Science and Engineering Dean Mos Kaveh on Friday, Sept. 11, 2-3 p.m. for a CSE undergraduate student town hall meeting and Q&A session. Get the latest information about how COVID-19 will affect a variety of operations within CSE and what the college is doing in regard to social justice issues. Submit your questions and join on Zoom.

CSE Student Services is here to support you with remote access to all services

CSE Student Services staff members remain committed to supporting students and enhancing the undergraduate experience—even during these uncertain times. Academic Advising, Career Center, and Collegiate Life have transitioned to remote delivery of services. Staff members are available to assist students via video conferencing, phone, and email.

Academic Advising offers extended virtual drop-in hours on Tuesday, Sept. 8

CSE Academic Advising will hold extended virtual drop-in advising hours on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., via Zoom at the CSE Academic Advising drop-in appointments webpage. You must check in by 3:45 p.m. Normal drop-in advising hours are 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and will resume Wednesday, Sept. 9 via Zoom.

Prepare for the Fall CSE Virtual Career Fair

The Fall 2020 CSE Career Fair is going virtual! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Wednesday, Sept. 30 and start preparing now. More than 160 employers are registered to connect with students.

Do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19

Staying safe during COVID-19 takes all of us. That's why the Office of Student Affairs, in partnership with University Relations, has launched the Gophers Protecting Gophers campaign. Share selfies of yourself wearing a mask, and you could win prizes.

Make mental health a priority with University health and wellness resources

The start of the semester is a stressful time for everyone, and it's normal to feel overwhelmed or anxious. If you or someone you know is dealing with mental health issues, you have multiple resources available to help.

Sign up for the CSE Mentor Program by Friday, Sept. 25

Sign up to be matched with an industry mentor through the award-winning CSE Mentor Program. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 25. We expect that this year's program will be mainly virtual.

Explore international opportunities in CSE

Did you know that there are two dedicated staff in CSE to help you find the right international opportunity? And did you know that there is a CSE College/Major Advising Guide for Study Abroad? Make a virtual appointment or visit the website to learn more about opportunities abroad for CSE students.

Attend the virtual CSE Student Group Fair on Flipgrid

Looking for interesting ways to engage in the College of Science and Engineering? Check out the CSE Virtual Student Group Fair on Flipgrid!

Sandia National Laboratories holds virtual security tech talk this week

Join Sandia National Laboratories for a talk outlining one effort focused on adapting the significant advances in software understanding of the last few decades to third-party, national security-relevant software systems.

Connect with CSE on Instagram and other social media

Keep up to date about the College of Science and Engineering's latest news and connect with other students and alumni on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.