Spring 1998

Job openings in New York

Ileana Streinu
The following is an email I received from Alice Tang'98J.

We are an Internet brokerage house specializing in Mortgage Backed Securities, located in Wall Street's Silicon Alley. We are currently seeking to fill the following intern/full-time positions. If you are interested in employment contact:

Alice Tang
Pedestal Capital, Inc.
90 John Street, Suite 408
New York, NY 10038

Job Descriptions:

Software Test Engineer/Quality Assurance
Primary responsibilities include writing test specifications; creating and executing tests; documenting test scripts; entering and tracking software bugs in bug database; working with development to resolve test related issues and insure quality solutions and fixes; providing feedback on design and usability of this web site.

Working knowledge of HTML, server-side scripting using ASP, JavaScript and/or VBScript is desired. Must be able to work flexible hours to complete goals. Performance analysis skills required.

Software Design Engineer
Primary responsibilities include designing, developing, maintaining Web based application using client and server side scripting, enhancing download and database driven architecture to improve user experience on the web. This involves both user interface and component design, as well as extensible architecture for enabling information gathering, searching and knowledge management.

Qualifications should include proficiency in a majority of the following areas: C/C++, Visual Basic, Java, SQL, HTML, server-side scripting using ASPs, and client-side scripting. Must have ability to proactively identify issues and coordinate resolutions. Experience using a relational database such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase or their equivalent; Knowledge of OLE DB, JDBC, ODBC or similar is helpful

[Posted 19 May 1998]

Workshop on Science Survival Skills and Ethics at MtHolyoke

D. Thiébaut
2-day workshop offered at MtHolyoke on June 19 and 21. It provides useful information on networking, obtaining jobs in and out of academics, publishing, grantsmanship, and ethics of science research.

To get more information, or to sign up (before May 29th), send email to

[Posted 14 May 1998]


D. Thiébaut
Anyone need extra cash? Do you like to babysit? There is an 9 month old baby who would like your company. I am an alum who is living in Holyoke, MA. Transportation and $$ negotiable. If you are in MA this summer and would like to add to your income, call me at 493-1708.

Lina Guzman-Edwards ('93 CS)

[Posted 8 May 1998]

LCI Fellowships in Computer Networking

Joe O'Rourke
LCI Fellowships in Computer Networking

Applications are invited for an LCI Fellowship in Computer Networking at The Ohio State University Department of Computer and Information Science. The LCI Fellowships in Computer Networking are targeted to students interested in a Master's computer science degree followed by a career in the networking and telecommunications industry. These fellowships are for up to two years, starting July 1, 1998, and include tuition and fees and 9-month stipends. Fellows also receive and are required to participate in summer internships at LCI for the first two summers of the fellowship. Salary for these summer internships is directly funded by LCI. Fellows are expected to complete a Master's degree in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the Ohio State University within the two year period.

Applications will be evaluated based on suitability as potential future employees of LCI as well as on overall academic record. Applicants are asked to describe their interests in networking and telecommunications as well as their potential value to LCI. Acceptance of fellowships implies no commitment to future employment at LCI by either the fellow or LCI. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Minorities and females are particularly encouraged to apply.

Fellowship applicants must also apply for admittance to the graduate program of the OSU Computer and Information Science (CIS) Department. Information on the CIS graduate program and application forms to the graduate program can be found at // For more information, contact Elizabeth Oneill, CIS Graduate Admissions Secretary (tel: 614-292-7084, e-mail: Applications for the LCI fellowship should be sent to Elizabeth Oneill, CIS Graduate Admissions Secretary, Department of Computer and Information Science, The Ohio State University, 395 Dreese Laboratories, 2015 Neil Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1277. Applications for admittance to the CIS graduate program should be filed directly with the Graduate School Admissions Office, The Ohio State University, Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive Columbus, OH 43210-1200. However, for speedy processing, a copy should be sent to the CIS Graduate Admissions secretary.

There is no deadline for applications. Applications will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants must be able to start a summer internship at LCI by July 1.

The LCI Fellowships in Computer Networking are sponsored by LCI International, Inc., a $2+ billion telecommunications company with major offices in Columbus, Ohio. LCI International, Inc. provides voice and data transmission services to residential business carriers throughout the United States and to more than 220 international locations. Founded in 1983, LCI is one of the nation's fastest-growing major long-distance telecommunications carriers and in 1997, began offering local telephone service in major markets across the country.

For more information, contact

[Posted 30 Apr 1998]

Full time programming job in Northampton

CGMS is a specialty firm in the securities business and the leading financial advisory firm in affordable housing seeking a Programmer/Developer in their Northampton office. With 22 professionals in 5 offices throughout the country, the firm provides financial and quantitative services to public, non-profit and private entities.

Qualifications B.A/B.Sc in Computer Science, 1-2 years experience writing programs in C (including academic courses), knowledge of object-oriented programming, effective communication skills and strong analytical and interpretive skills

Duties and Responsibilities Develop, maintain and implement PC-based specialized software for financial calculations. Develop program code in a 4GL application and in the Visual C/C++ environment. Be involved in all stages of the development process, including design, implementation, testing and debugging. Work with senior personnel on software enhancements. Maintain existing software, including version updates, upgrades and deployment.

Salary Range $28,000-$38,000

Contact point:

Nandini Natarajan             
CGMS Incorporated                       (413)586-1993 (VOICE)
43 Summer Street                        (413)586-7522 (FAX)
Northampton, MA 01060

[Posted 29 April 1998]

Programmer wanted at Friendly's

Friendly's Ice Cream, 1855 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA 01095, is seeking a detail oriented individual to perform programming of their energy conservation group. Work involves system conversion from dBase IV to Visual Foxpro.

32 hours a week, projected through the end of the year (Dec. 1998).

Interested applicants should contact Celine Lasonde, (413)543-2400, ext. 2764, or fax a resume to (413) 543-3966.

[Posted 24 Apr. 1998]

Job Fair in Maine

Dominique Thiébaut

     WHEN : Friday, May 1, 1998
            10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

     WHERE : Portland Exposition Building
             239 Park Avenue
             Portland, ME

     PARKING : on street parking is available for cars
               prior notice is necessary for buses

     Description : 

     This event will bring together scores of Maine's companies that
     employ people with skills in computing technology, at jobs requiring
     various levels of expertise.  Regional companies will be present
     to describe employment opportunities for people with computer and
     information technology education or experience.  Among those
     companies in attendance will be

     Accomplished Professionals         Berry, Dunn, McNeil, & Parker
     Candle Corporation                 Central Maine Power
     Cole-Haan                          Computer Center Software
     Computer Sciences Corporation      CST2000
     DeLorme                            EnvisioNet
     Fairchild Semiconductor            Geiger Brothers
     Hannaford Brothers                 IBM Global Services
     Insurer's Computer Services        LL Bean
     Manpower Technical                 MBNA New England
     National Semiconductor             Occupational Health Resources
     Pro Search Inc.                    Professional Software
     Springborn Staffing Services       State of Maine
     Systems Consulting Company, Inc.   TechAid
     TechKnowledge                      Time Warner Cable 
     UNUM                               ValCom
     Win/Win Solutions                  Wright Express

     Even if you are not looking for work right now, you should attend
     if you have an interest in living and working in Maine.  Come see
     what all the talk is about.

     Maine is a delightful place to live, with many areas of unspoiled
     wilderness, a dramatic seacoast, some of the best hiking on the
     Appalachian Trail, and one of the lowest crime rates in the nation.

     Portland, although not a large city, has the amenities of a large
     city without the congestion.  In particular there are many
     outstanding restaurants and cultural attractions, including
     several theater troupes, a symphony orchestra, and a truly
     sophisticated videotape rental store.

     The University of Southern Maine offers a wide range of educational
     programs, including undergraduate and graduate degrees in both
     Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.  Many regional educational
     institutions will be on hand at the Fair.



          1. Proceed southerly on the Maine Turnpike and get off at
             the Falmouth exit (exit 9) and follow signs for I-295

             Get off I-295 at the Forest Avenue South exit
             (exit 6A).  Bear right at the intersection that is
             immediately after the exit, following signs for 77
             South.  At the first traffic light, a junction with
             Rte. 1, turn right onto Park Avenue.  Proceed on Park
             Avenue straight through the next two traffic lights.
             The Portland Expo is on the right after the flashing
             yellow caution light.


          2. Proceed southerly on I-95 to the town of Falmouth and
             look for the junction with I-295.  Get on I-295 South.

             Get off I-295 at the Forest Avenue South exit
             (exit 6A).  Bear right at the intersection that is
             immediately after the exit, following signs for 77
             South.  At the first traffic light, a junction with
             Rte. 1, turn right onto Park Avenue.  Proceed on Park
             Avenue straight through the next two traffic lights.
             The Portland Expo is on the right after the flashing
             yellow caution light.


          Proceed northerly on the Maine Turnpike (I-95 at that
          point) to exit 6A for I-295 North.

          Get off I-295 at the Forest Avenue South exit
          (exit 6A).  Bear right at the intersection that is
          immediately after the exit, following signs for 77
          South.  At the first traffic light, a junction with
          Rte. 1, turn right onto Park Avenue.  Proceed on Park
          Avenue straight through the next two traffic lights.
          The Portland Expo is on the right after the flashing
          yellow caution light.

     Street parking is available on Park Avenue and other side streets.


        Check out the website
        or call 1-800-874-8144

     For overnight accomodations, call either

     DoubleTree Hotel      or    Radisson Eastland Hotel
     1230 Congress St.           157 High St.
     Portland, ME                Portland, ME
     (207)774-5611               (207)775-5411

[Posted 23 Apr 1998]

Research Assistants wanted in D.C.

D. Thiébaut
The Urban Institute, a nonprofit public policy research org. located in Washington, D.C., is seeking qualified graduates to work as Research Assistants. Candidates will conduct literature reviews, analyses, and programming tasks. Qualified candidates should have a B.A. in Econ, Math, Statistics, Public Policy, Computer Science, or other social fields.

Contact point: Deborah K. Hoover, Senior Personnel Associate, (202) 974-2258,

[Posted 21 Apr 1998]

Computer Science Career Opportunities

Ileana Streinu
(email received from
Computer Science Career Opportunities

Explore an internship or join us as a full or part-time team member today! Here are just a few of the opportunities our fast growing company is offering:

If you want to program for the future, program innovative information technology and join a fast growing technology company- creators of Fortune 1000 websites and www applications- call us today and learn more., Inc.
World Wide Web Architects
132 Main St. P.O. Box 778
Williamsburg, MA 01096
(413)268-9244 ask for Sean Moloney

This message is from:
Marie Tefts
Phone: 413-268-9244
Fax: 413-268-9263

Creators of: Check out Today's Valley View Check out the Health Channel
and many more!

[Posted 22 Jan 1998]

TA Position in CS Department

D. Thiébaut
The Department of Computer Science at Smith is seeking Teaching Assistants for the Fall '98 semester.

If you are interested in being a TA for one or more of the courses listed below, please send me email ( with the list of courses you would like to TA for, in order of preference.

CSC102/103   (JOR) (replaces CSC101)
CSC111       (MB)
CSC112       (DT)
CSC220       (TBA)
CSC250       (MB)
CSC252       (TBA)
CSC352       (LG)

Please reply before Friday, April 17, 4:00 p.m.

[Posted 14 Apr 1998]

Java position at Umass

Dominique Thiébaut
[Email received from]

The Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval ( at UMass has 4 - 5 immediate job openings. We are looking for people with combinations of some of the following skills:

Java -- PERL -- HTML -- javascript -- C or C++

All undergraduate Computer Science majors from any of the local 5 colleges are welcome to apply. This is an exciting opportunity for hardworking students interested in participating in the development of cutting edge Information Retrieval technologies and Java applications.

The position involves 10+ hours a week during the school year and full time during the summers and most breaks. If interested, please

We're also interested in some people who have a Math (calculus...) background.

[Posted 8 April 1998]

Educational Technology Intern

D. Thiebaut

The Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching (OCTET) is seeking an energetic, creative and congenial individual to serve as Educational Technology Intern. This is a full-time, 12-month Intern appointment, funded by a grant. The starting date for the appointment is July 1, 1998.

The Educational Technology Intern reports to the Director of OCTET. Principal duties will include: developing information on educational software and Internet resources; assisting faculty and students in the use of educational technology; troubleshooting supported software and hardware; providing one-on-one training and co-teaching group workshops with the Director; maintaining the OCTET Website; encouraging integration of educational technology in the Oberlin College curriculum where appropriate.

Requirements: Baccalaureate degree or within two courses of degree; working knowledge of Macintosh and Windows operating systems; familiarity with a broad range of microcomputer software (e.g., word processors, spreadsheets, multimedia programs); Web page development, and network services (e.g., e-mail, telnet, ftp, Netscape Navigator/Internet Explorer); strong communication and interpersonal skills; and ability to learn the use of new programs and upgrades quickly.

Compensation: This Intern position will pay an actual salary of $17,000 for the 12-month period, with an excellent benefit package, including health insurance for self, one College course for credit each semester, and paid vacation. Appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal contingent upon performance as determined by the Director.

To Apply: Submit letter of application and complete resume by May 1, 1998, to: Gary Kornblith, Director of OCTET, King 141, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074 (E-mail address: Late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

[Posted 30 March 1998]

Job in Little Rock, AR

D. Thiebaut

Here is an email received recently...

My name is Hillary Hartley and I graduated last year from Smith. I am currently working in Little Rock, AR for the Information Network of Arkansas ( Our company hosts and maintains the State's website, providing useful information to the public via the internet. We also have several sister companies in states across the country -- Kansas, Indiana, Georgia and Virginia, to name a few.

I am writing to inquire about any students in your Computer Science department who may be interested in coming to work for a company like INA. We are in need of developers to maintain and develop software for placing information on the internet. Our programmers do most of their work on a Unix platform, primarily in Perl. The majority of projects will be writing interfaces to local databases using SQL queries. We are primarily looking for interns, but there is always a possibility for long term placement at one of our companies.

I would love to hear from you regarding any students that you think might be able to fulfill our needs. We would love to make a trip up to Smith to interview possible candidates for positions at any of our companies. If you, or any of your students, would like to find out more about our company and the available positions here is a list of web sites to consult:

For job descriptions --
National Information Consortium --
Information Network of Arkansas --
Information Network of Kansas --
GeorgiaNet --
Virginia Information Providers Network --
Access Indiana Information Network --
Nebraska Online --

Feel free to respond via e-mail ( or phone (501)324-8914. We are eager to hear from you. Thank you in advance.


Hillary Hartley (Smith '97)
Graphic Artist/Web Developer
Information Network of Arkansas

[Posted 22 Jan 1998]

Talk Fri 3 Apr 98, 12:15-1:00PM

Joseph O'Rourke
Folding and Unfolding in Computational Geometry
Joseph O'Rourke

Pizza lunch provided; McConnell Hall, Room 403

This talk is a guest lecture in CSC 274 (Computational Geometry), but all are welcome and encouraged to attend. The presentation will be comprehensible to all CS majors (guaranteed!). We only request that you indicate your likely attendance to Ileana ( by Thursday 2 Apr so that we can order sufficiently many pizzas.

I will focus on three unsolved problems in computational geometry, all accessible to the inventive amateur, but all frustrating the professionals. Two involve convex polyhedra: solid objects with flat faces and without dents. First, can every one be sliced along edges and unfolded flat without overlap? No one knows. Second, given such an unfolding, compute the 3D shape to which it folds. No one knows a general procedure for this. Third, can every chain of rigid links in the plane (a "polygonal chain") be straightened without self-intersection? Here we have partial results (some obtained in collaboration with Ileana Streinu and others), but the general problem continues to elude. [Posted 29 March 1998.]

A list of several Internships...

Dominique Thiebaut

The Multimedia Lab of the CCRL, NEC U.S.A. is currently accepting applications for a summer internship opening. The student is expected to develope an IP level extension for web applications. The project involves some of the most exciting areas in internetworking: Active networks, web caching and IP multicasting. Qualified applicants should have the following skills:

1) Extensive experience with Unix system programming.
2) Strong background in TCP/IP programming.
3) Familarity with internals of HTTP, TCP and IP protocols.
4) Familarity with Java is a strong plus.

Qualified students please send your resume(in ascii or PostScript version including your programming skills and courses taken) to

M.S. or Ph.D students are preferred but undergraduate students with strong background will also be considered.

NEC USA is an equal opportunity employer. The C&C Research Laboratories located in Princeton, New Jersey offer competitive compensation.

We are looking for summer interns. Any students in computer science or computer engineering who are interested in the positions, please email resumes in plain text (ascii) to

We have several projects that need summer interns or part-time contractor (RA-type, 10-20 hours/week).

1. A software architecture evaluation tool. We have an early-stage propotype of the tool. We need someone to improve the appearance of the tool, GUI development. The student needs to have the knowledge of parsers, and TCL/TK or JAVA. Knowledge of CEFSM model and software reliability model would be a plus.

2. An architecture-level fault-injection testing tool. We have the tool in place already. We need a student to upgrade it. (S)he must know TCL/TK.

3. A software architecture recovery tool. We need someone with both research and development skills. The language will be TCL/TK or JAVA. Knowlege of software engineering and graph theory would be a plus.

All these tools are implemented on an UNIX platform and have great reserach potential (paper publication). We will also offer full-time research or development positions to the successful interns upon their graduations.

Both full time and intern job positions available at SCO, NJ( SCO is a major UNIX system provider on the Intel platform. Anyone who is interested please send plain text resume via email to Rick Thomas at .


The full-time positions are

System Test Engineer (level would depend on degree (MS, PhD) etc., of candidate)


In a general sense, the System Test Engineer:

1) develops test plans to verify OS: a) reliability
b) maintainability
c) configurability
d) usability of features
e) etc.

2) develops (writes/codes) tests in accordance with item #1

3) executes/runs the tests developed in #2

4) records results obtained in #3

5) reports/escalates bugs based on local practices

In reality, the jobs will offer considerably more in the way of innovative opportunity and professional challenge than is indicated in the above list. We are working to standardize testing methodologies between SCO's 3 development labs.

We are also working to establish a more formal QA group within SCO and have one of our senior people assigned to get this rolling.

So, the job responsibilities expand toresearcher, policy setter, salesperson, (and politician :-))

In addition, the System Test organization has the final say where "readiness" is concerned, if we drop the ball it's bad news all around.

Openings for engineers in two project areas

1) UnixWare7 platform

2) Data Center Acceleration Program - Release Test

The responsibilities for the "intern" job will simply be a subset of the above.


Strong UNIX background, system level knowledge preferable but, we train. Good programming skills, C/C++, various flavors of shell, perl is a plus as well as Good communication skills (oral and written) Knowledge of testing methodologies, test experience a plus Must be a "team player"

The Performance Analysis Department of the CCRL, NEC U.S.A. is currently accepting applications for a summer internship opening for 1998. The student is expected to develop Java and C programs. The project involves performance study of internetworking such as traffic modeling, network simulation and design of performance tools. Qualified applicants should have the following skills:

1) Extensive experience with Java and C programming.

2) Familarity with Unix system programming.

3) Familarity with TCP/IP programming.

Interested and qualified students should send their resume (in ascii or PostScript) including programming skills and courses taken to

M.S. or Ph.D students are preferred but undergraduate students with strong background will also be considered.

NEC USA is an equal opportunity employer.

We have a few job-openings in our lab - "Network Service Assurance & Control Lab", at Bell Atlantic Science & Technology, White Plains, New York.

Good understanding of Mathematical Modeling & Analysis, and Expert Systems, and an aptitude to acquire domain-knowledge at a fast pace, are the main qualities that we are looking for.

I would be thankful, if you could forward this message to your the best and suitable students.

With this note I am also attaching a brief description of all the open-positions.

Interested candidates should call Miss Yuling Wu (Technical Director), at (914)-644-2063.

********************************************************************** Job Openings: Development of Systems for Analysis and Diagnosis **********************************************************************

Several job openings exist in the Network Testing and Analysis group for system engineers, for specialists in developing analysis/diagnosis engines, and for general application developers.

The Network Testing and Analysis group uses state-of-the-art analysis and modeling technologies to build systems that diagnose network problems. The group has deployed several diagnosis systems for residential (POTS) and business (SPECIALS) services to assist analysts and field technicians with circuit troubleshooting.

The current openings target the following projects:

- Developing and maintaining systems for automated centralized testing and diagnosis for SPECIALS services.

- Developing systems for automated centralized testing and diagnosis for POTS services

- Building a diagnostic prototype that integrates testing and monitoring in order to understand and demonstrate the value of performance monitoring information

- Extending automated analysis capabilities to ADSL and Broadband services


1) Specialists in developing analysis/diagnosis engines Required:
- MS or higher degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
- Experience in all aspects of building analysis/diagnosis engines, including domain analysis, modeling, knowledge acquisition, knowledge engineering, knowledge-based system building, testing & validation.
- Strong analytical skills
- Able to acquire domain knowledge rapidly
- UNIX, C, C++

- Experience in overall system development
- Knowledge of distributed client/server architectures
- Knowledge of expert system shells and Lisp
- Telecom knowledge, such as operations support systems, residential lines, special services, telecom network and curcuit testing, alarm survellance and performance monitoring

2) General application developers

- BS or MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
- 2-5 years programming experience
- C, C++, UNIX
- Valuable: Experience in analysis/diagnosis system development

3) System engineers

Responsible for gathering requirements, participating in design, and interacting with internal and external organizations on an on-going basis. Strong technical background and project management skills are valuable.

- BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
- 2-5 years experence with user requirements, functional requirements and system requirements
- Good analytical skills
- Good verbal/writing skills
- Able to acquire relevant domain knowledge rapidly
- Strong telecom knowledge, such as operations support systems, residential lines, special services, telecom network and curcuit testing, alarm survellance and performance monitoring



Miss Yuling Wu (Technical Director) at (914)-644-2063.


[Posted March 23, 1998]

Christy Jones, of pcOrder, interviewing on campus

Dominique Thiebaut

Christy Jones, president and founder of pcOrder, a leading provider of electronic commerce technology to the computer industry, will be visiting campus to talk with students generally about her company, and to interview candidates interested in both business and technical positions.

Her schedule will be as follows:

Christy Jones, 28, founded pcOrder in June 1996 as a spin-off of Trilogy, the company she co-founded as a Stanford University economics major in 1989. She has been recognized as a web innovator by Information Week, as one of the "Twenty Who Matter" in the high-tech industry by Forbes magazine, and by Communications Week with a "Visionary Award".

Company information can be found at:

http:// and

[Posted March 23, 1998]

1998 Summer Job with professor in the History department

Ileana Streinu

This is the mail message I received:

I am looking for a student to help me this summer with data entry and statistical analysis of material I collected about women's admissions to the hospital in La Paz, Bolivia between 1930 and 1950.

I think it will be interesting to work on because I need someone who can help me think about categories and analysis in addition to simply entering data. A student who speaks Spanish would be great but not necessary. Anyone interested should contact me at extension 3727 or AZulawsk@sophia

Ann Zulawski
History and Latin American Studies
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
(413) 585-3727 (phone)
(413) 585-3389 (fax)

[Posted March 8. 1998]

Older items in chronological order below.

Smith Alumnae need help with reunion

Dominique Thiebaut
Here is an edited note from Rosalie Kerr, who is trying to organize her reunion, and would like to find someone interested in helping them setup a Web site for contacts.

Please contact me (thiebaut@cs) if you are interested.

Note from Rosalie Kerr (

[Posted 3 March 1998]

1998 Summer Job in Washington

Ileana Streinu

This is the mail message I received:

We are looking for someone who has some webdevelopment experience to help us get our database online using webdevelopment software (i.e. PageMill). The position is for someone who is disciplined, fast-paced and works well by herself. If you know of anyone, please let us know.

Please have the potential applicant contact me for more information:

My Le Ducharme '94, Research Asst. & Dept. Website Coordinator
Smithsonian Instution
National Museum of Natural History
Dept. of Paleobiology
Washington, DC 20560
Tel: 202-357-1914

The applicant should include resume, coverletter, references and URLs so we can look at their work on the Web. This is an exciting opportunity to live in Washington for the summer while gaining practical work experience.

[Posted 27 Feb. 1998]

1998 Summer Internships in CS at UMASS

Dominique Thiebaut

The Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) has a few immediate openings. We are looking for people with a combination of some of the following skills, and a motivation to learn:

All undergraduate Computer Science majors are welcome to apply, however we prefer students in junior or sophomore standing.

The job is ten to twenty hours a week during the school year and full time during the upcoming summer. To be eligible you need some knowledge of UNIX operating system, shell scripting languages, perl or C. The focus of your work will be maintaining a number of HTTP demo servers in the center and possibly development of JAVA applications.

If interested, please forward the ASCII version of your resume to Michael Phillips at or point me to your web based resume or drop a hard copy off at 104 Lederle. For more information on the CIIR please see

[Posted 27 Feb. 1998]

Consultant wanted

Dominique Thiebaut
Susan Stub, (413) 582 9501, CEO of Service Net, a local human services agency, is looking for a couple students to do PC Win95 consulting work (setting up, installing and troubleshooting software). Flexible hours, paid by the hour. Contact her directly.

[Posted 25 Feb. 1998]

Summer Internship in Wales

Ileana Streinu
This is an email I got from Debbie Blake from IBM.

I am currently scheduling a trip to Smith 3/27 for on campus interviews with women interested in internships and fulltime employment with IBM. Anyone that has an interest should submit their resume electronically through IBM's CyberBlu Web page (currently connected to your CDO pages as the IBM Employment page), send me an E-Mail or coordinate directly through the CDO. IBM is actively recruiting in the Insurance Industry Group for college hires in entry level positions. I started my own career in insurance and it is a very good industry to build some foundation skills. While Web, client/server and UNIX are exciting there is very strong demand right now in the market for mainframe programming skills and students with an aptitude for and willingness to learn can find some excellent opportunities. The IBM CyberBlu Web page is the single best place to post a resume with IBM, particularly for foreign students. Those resumes are actively reviewed by college recruiting staff familiar with current hiring needs. I can facilitate to some degree by providing an interview and writeup to go into the recruiting file along with the resume, as well as direct resumes to the hands of hiring managers.

I look forward to meeting with all interested women at that time and please feel free to E-Mail me directly if you have any questions.

Debbie Blake Manager - Project Management Department

"Chance favors only the prepared mind." Louis Pasteur

[Posted 23 Feb. 1998]

Summer Internship in Wales

Ileana Streinu
United World College of the Atlantic, a private school on the south coast of Wales, is interested in having an intern for the fall semester to assist high school students with email, Word 6, Excel, Internet access and related activities. Experience with a video recorder and editing would also be helpful. The school will provide roundtrip airfare, food and lodging. Two Smith women have already held this position, one as a sophomore, one as an alumna.
To apply for this position:
1. Take a look at the file in the internship files at the CDO. If you have any questions, email them to
2. Submit a resume, cover letter and 2 references TO THE CDO, not the school, by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 17.
For more details, please contact Jane Sommer, Associate Director
Smith College Career Development Office
Northampton, MA 01063 USA
413-585-2570, fax 2596,

[Posted 18 Feb. 1998]

Summer Internship in Landscape Architecture

Dominique Thiebaut
Signe Nielson, '72 Smith grad, is offering an internship with her company in NYC. If interested, please contact Ken Johnston at the CDO by March 27, 1998.

[Posted 16 Feb. 1998]

Humans, Rocks, & Computer Programs

Dominique Thiebaut
A talk by CHarles Bennett, on Sunday, February 8th, at 7:30 p.m., in West Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College.

See flyer about talk in McC104, or on my office door.

[Posted 4 Feb. 1998]

Internships at the MIT Lincoln Labs

Dominique Thiebaut
MIT is looking for summer interns. U.S. citizenship required. Check for more information.

[Posted 2 Feb. 1998]

Internships at AMP

Dominique Thiebaut
AMP has contacted Smith and is looking for interns. Check them out at

[Posted 28 Jan 1998]

Summer TA wanted

Dominique Thiebaut
(announcement received via email).
My name is Chuck Beckman, and I recruit teachers for a program for gifted children run by The Johns Hopkins University. We offer summer programs to gifted 10-to-17 year olds on at host colleges on the east and west coasts. Information about our program is on the Web at

Our program has grown to be quite large (6,000 students each summer), and we always have a need for good Computer Science teachers (usually junior faculty and graduate students) and teaching assistants (usually undergraduates) for our summer programs.

Chuck Beckman
Head, Teacher Identification and Development
Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth
The Johns Hopkins University

[Posted 28 Jan 1998]

System Administrator

Dominique Thiebaut
Greefield company looking for a systems administrator person - mostly DEC unix, some NetWare, Internet & tcp/ip, etc. The company is located in Greenfield, and is a growing company. Low $50's to start. Flexible on pay versus benefits.

Main growth area is in web commerce. For more details contact Eric Brewer.

[Posted 28 Jan 1998]

Publishing Internship

Dominique Thiebaut
Kitchen Sink Press is offering unpaid internships in publishing. If interested, contact Mimi Koziol at Kitchen Sink Press, 76 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA 01060, (413) 586-9525, Ext. 11.

[Posted 26 Jan 1998]

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Cornell

Dominique Thiebaut
Cornell is seeking undergraduates for conducting research on "Fractals and Dynamical Systems."

Check the announcement at

US citizens and permanent residents only.

[Posted 23 Jan 1998]

Tutor wanted

Dominique Thiebaut
Rob and Joan Brandt, of Northampton, are seeking a tutor to provide individualized computer enrichment for their 12 and 15-year old daughters. $10/hr, negociable.

Contact Joan or Rob Brandt at 586 6542 (day) or 584 8086 (evenings).

[Posted 22 Jan 1998]

New company in Noho looking for summer and/or full-time programmers

Dominique Thiebaut

Dove technology just moved to Northampton on January 5th and is in the process of seeking financial support from investors. They are looking for students with a strong C++ background for possible summer internships or full-time work. They use WinNT PC's as their programming platform.

Contact Kshama Ananthapura ( at 584-2007.

[Posted 22 Jan 1998]

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