Information Session and Interview Event from AT&T
posted April 27th, 2013 by Dr. Mariam Ghazvini
May 21 3-5pm Info session and interview workshop
University of Phoenix-San Jose Learning Center
3590 N. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95134
May 24 Apply online: HTTP://attlinks.com/svretailsalesuofp
May 28 10-5:00pm, Interview by appointment
This is a great opportunity for those of you who are a “people person”, and a “technology person”. They have great benefits, competitive wages and opportunities to grow inside the company. Take advantage of their offerings and get as much info about AT&T as possible by participating in these events. If you need help with your resume or interviewing before attending, please contact Mariam at the Center for Business and Technology in the West Building or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 510-657-7976.
Meet Our Alumni
posted April 3rd, 2013 by Dr. Mariam Ghazvini
Please join us for the NPU Meet Our Alumni Event where you meet your alumni and learn from their journey after graduating from NPU. This is a great opportunity for you to connect and network with your own alumni for future career options. In addition, learn about some programs we are planning for you and the NPU Alumni to participate in. Please come prepared with your questions. Our distinguished alumni will be happy to meet and share their experiences with you.
Date: 4/6/2013 (Saturday)
Time: 2 - 4 PM
Place: West Building - Center for Business and Technology (next to the library)
Refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mariam at email@example.com or 510-657-7976.
University of Chicago Fellowship Opportunity
Posted by Rayid Ghani, March 14th, 2013
I'm running a summer fellowship program this summer on "Data Science for Social Good" at the University of Chicago and need help in recruiting strong students (grad students or junior/senior undergrads with CS and/or Stats background). The goal is to get up to 50 students in Chicago this summer and have them work on high-impact social problems (in education, healthcare, energy, transportation, crime, etc.) using Machine Learning and Data Mining. The students will work with full-time mentors from academia, industry, as well as ex-obama campaign analytics team members. The fellowships are paid competitively and we will provide housing as well.
Applications for the fellowship are due April 1 and students can apply at http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/datasciencefellowship/application.html
Job Skills Workshop III & IV
posted March 9th, 2013 by Dr. Mariam Ghazvini
Are you graduating this spring or summer? Are you going to be looking for a job soon? Do you need your resume edited? Do you know how to look for a job? Do you have a strong network?
You are invited to enroll in the Job Skills Workshops III & IV this coming Thursday, March 14th, 2013, from 2pm to 5pm in the NPU East Building, room 137.
Workshops III & IV are designed around interviewing, networking and job search techniques. The workshops are by invitation and are a ticketed event. Each session is usually capped at 20 students, so please make your reservation and sign up at the Counseling Services station or the library counter, or email Mariam at: Mariam@npu.edu. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to stop by my station in the CBAT. I will be more than happy to speak with you.
Job Skills Workshop II
posted Dec. 3rd, 2012 by Dr. Mariam Ghazvini
You are cordially invited to participate in the second half of the Job Skills workshop. This workshop will focus on three major areas of your career development. Those areas are: Interviewing, Networking, and Job Search skills. This workshop is by invitation only. Please pick up your event ticket in the SSIA office of the Library. Snacks will be served after the training.
NPU IEEE Field Trip to the 2012 ARM TechCon Expo @ the Santa Clara Convention Center
Posted: Sept 25th by Shahebaz Shaikh
Day: Wednesday, October 31
Time: from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
What do the most awesome things out there -- robots, tablets, mobile phones, digital media, music players and hand-held game consoles -- all have in common? They will all be on display at the ARM TechCon Expo! The ARM TechCon Expo offers you a unique opportunity to learn about all the technology solutions that the embedded systems can deliver. World renown companies come to show off their cool products. ARM TechCon has been listed as one of the top 25 fastest growing events in the U.S. This year's iteration promises to be the best and the biggest yet! Do not miss out!
Highlights of the expo include :
- Expo Floor Theater events
- FREE in-booth and classroom training
- Technology Bag Passport Program
- Halloween Bash
- FREE prizes and giveaways
To sign up, please see Dr. Mariam Ghazvini at the Student Service Center, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Also visit http://e.ubmelectronics.com/armtechcon/ for more information about the expo.
Welcome to the IEEE Club!
Posted: Sept 25th by Shahebaz Shaikh
- an overview of IEEE and the NPU student chapter, discussion of the NPU IEEE Fall 2012 Agenda, a mini seminar inspired by the popular “TEDxTalks,” and free food!
5 Body Language “No-Nos” That Can Cost You the Job
By Dan Burns author of "First 60 Seconds"
Posted: Sept 20th, 2012 by Dr. Mariam Ghazvini
Mistake #1: No Body Language At All
This refers to arriving at the interview on time and in the right frame of mind: cool, calm and collected. "It seems fairly obvious, but you really need to be at the job interview on time and in the right frame of mind," says Burns. "If it normally takes you 30 minutes to get to the location, then plan for an hour."
Mistake #2: Not Projecting A Professional "Look"
"The person that is doing the interview, they want to see a very clean, professional image," says Burns. Problem scenarios arise when a job candidate wears inappropriate or ill-fitting clothing, looks disheveled and does not smile, he says. According to Burns, interviewees cannot look too professional. "I've never heard of a situation where a someone got turned down for a job because they look too good," he says. "Err on the side of setting yourself apart from everyone else."
Mistake #3: An Ineffective Greeting
While the greeting is over in 10 to 15 seconds, notes Burns, it is a critically important part of the interview process. The most common problems with an ineffective greeting are not smiling, not making direct eye contact and a weak handshake, he says. You want to be sure to convey the following with your "hello":
- Smile: This shows you are happy to be there and meeting the interviewer.
- Make eye contact: This shows the hiring manager that there is no other place you'd rather be.
- Give a firm handshake: This will tell the interviewer that you are a professional and confident.
Mistake #4: Conveying Anything But Pure CONFIDENCE
If you are nervous for the interview, "the more you prepare the more confident you are going to be," says Burns. "The more confident you are the more comfortable you'll be in the interview process and you will be able to get across why you are the best person for the job." His tips for being prepared for the interview include:
- Understanding the company
- Understanding the job
- Being prepared to relate your skills and experience to the job requirements
If you are not confident or prepared, your body language will show it: You may start to lose eye contact, stumble or even sweat.
Mistake #5: Being Distracted in ANY Way
While this may seem like common sense, Burns says interview candidates must still be reminded to turn off their cell phones and other mobile devices during an interview. Or better yet, leave the device at home or in the car.
US-Taiwan High Tech Forum
Posted: Sept 13th, 2012 by Michael Tang
Conference Theme: Mobile, Social, and Cloud
Date: October 13, 2012 (Saturday) from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054; Santa Clara Ballroom
Have a look at the PDF Flyer - USHT Conference
What Are the Best Strageties to Help Me Get a Job?
Posted: Sept 6th, 2012 by Dr. Mariam Ghazvini
Take Your Job Search Seriously!
Posted: Sept 6th, 2012 by Dr. Mariam Ghazvini
This article, discusses how you should take your job search seriously and use social media professionally. Since the competition for each job may be as high as 70-100 applicant per job, you have to be somehow outstanding to be called for an interview. So take this advice seriously and go for it!
Career Tip of the Day!
Posted: Aug 24, 2012 by Dr. Mariam Ghazvini
An interesting article about the habits of "high functioning" people that I would like to share. As the title suggests, "12 things successful people do before 12:00" is all about organizing and prioritizing your day. It is almost like the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People". Not all 12 things may suit everyone but we can pick and choose the ones that suits our personality if not all 12! Here is the link:
Seminar Series - Potential Career Paths for Engineers and MBA’s in High-Tech Marketing
Posted: July 10, 2012 by Dr. Mariam Ghazvini
Date/Time: Saturday, July 14, 3:00-4:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Saunders
Location: Room 312 South Building
In your career planning have you considered the wide variety of challenging and rewarding jobs in High-Tech Marketing? In this presentation we’ll look at a variety of jobs in a typical high-tech marketing unit, the skills and qualifications for each, potential career paths, and some things hiring managers look for in candidates for these positions. We’ll conclude with a short discussion of the benefits of a career in marketing and whether this career choice might be right for you. The presentation will be structured to provide time for questions and discussion.
Introduction to the Speaker:
Marc Saunders has had a 40 year career in High-Tech Marketing at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies, which spun-off from HP in 1999. Over his career Marc has held a wide range of marketing jobs from entry level to management and executive levels, giving him a unique perspective on high-tech marketing and the positions and people who make it work. Mr. Saunders has also been involved in hiring and mentoring many successful marketers in both companies. Mr. Saunders has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.
Succeeding in the Silicon Valley
Posted: June 11, 2012 by Dr. Mariam Ghazvini
To succeed as a professional in Silicon Valley, it is imperative that you have a positive attitude and high EQ. Competition is high and high skills are in demand. But as we used to say at HP, “Hire for attitude, train for skills”. Ultimately, that meant we cannot change your attitude but we can surely train you for any skills needed. How do we help in NPU to create the professionals of Silicon Valley?
1. We deliver seminars on the topics that will prepare them for the job market such as mock interviews, or how to network both online and in person.
2. We teach students how to improve their EQ by practicing.
4. We help students to create an impactful resume and how to create a 60 second commercial
5. Finally we teach the students how to approach different companies and create their professional networks.
6. Our Alumni play a pivotal role in helping our students by mentoring and sharing their experiences.
7. Get to know the companies in and out. It is so important to know the products and people in each and every company you apply.
Posted: June 4, 2012
Practice your English speaking skills with us! Everyone welcome!
Location: Room 109 East Building
Thursdays: 12:30pm - 1:30pm