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New Info About Writing Skills Test

December 3rd, 2014 by Bradley

The Writing Requirements Committee (WRC) has made the following changes to the Writing Skills Test (WST) effective Spring 2015. Here is a list of changes:

 1. The elimination of the objective component for the WST.

The elimination of this component will allow students to receive WST scores in 2-3 weeks rather than 4-5 weeks after the test date. Students will no longer be able to mix and match scores after February 2015.

2. Increased time for the test.

Students will have ten extra minutes to proofread their essay.

3. The re-calibration of scores.

The Testing Office will provide retroactive passes to students who previously failed the test with an essay score of 7 (4+3=7). Students should contact the Testing Office at to get their score converted to a passing score.

4. Enrollment for ENGL or LLD 100A

Students cannot enroll in ENGL or LLD 100A unless they have failed the WST twice, starting Spring 2015. If students have problems enrolling in the 100A course, they should email

5. Late Registration for the WST

Late registration is for continuing students and students with a SJSU ID only. Students will register for the test online. Refer to this website for information:

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 Derrick Koh Test Administrator Testing Office San Jose State University One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0039 Phone: (408) 924-6283 Voice: (408) 924-6283 Fax: (408) 924-5909

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute

December 2nd, 2014 by Bradley

From: Preston Swan <> Date: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM Subject: Applications Open for MTBI 2015 – an Undergraduate Research Experience To:


My name is Preston Swan, and I am the coordinator for the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), a summer REU held at Arizona State University.  For the past 18 years, MTBI has accepted students from departments like yours and prepared them for the rigors of graduate school.

It is only through the support of faculty like yourself that we are able to identify the best and brightest students from across the country. If you have any mathematics or biology undergraduate students that you think are up to the next step of their education, please encourage them to apply or forward them this email. For more information on MTBI 2015 and to reach our online application form, please see the attached flyer, or simply visit (

Feel free to email me with any questions you may have.  Deadline for all applications and materials is January 31, 2015.  Thanks again!

Ciera Duran

Management Intern

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, SAL MCMSC

Arizona State University

P:(480)727-8525 | F:(480)727-7346

SJSU Students we need your opinion on SJSU Library Services

November 18th, 2014 by Bradley

Hello SJSU Colleagues:
The university library board would like to gather student input via survey regarding your use of the library and your opinion with respect to future directions for the library.   Please use the link below to access the survey.  A $25 gold card will be awarded to 6 students randomly selected from among those who complete and return the survey.
The information gathered will be used to shape changes in the university’s library policy which was established in the spring of 2003 (before the joint library opened).  Members of the university library board need your input as they review the existing policy in preparation for proposing updates to the policy this coming spring.  The library board recognizes how important a resource the library is for you and sincerely seeks your input.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Daryl Eggers
University Library Board Chair

Job Opportunity for Students

November 16th, 2014 by Bradley


Who are we?

  • · Capgemini is a global technology consulting company that employs more than 130,000 people worldwide

and reported 2013 global revenues of over 13.5 billion dollars.

  • · In working with our clients, Capgemini leverages a trademarked approach called the Collaborative

Business Experience, an unrivalled ability to work together to produce the most innovative business


  • · Backed by over three decades of industry and service experience, the Collaborative Business Experience

is designed to help our clients achieve better, faster, more sustainable results through our own people, a

seamless access to our network of world-leading technology partners and Capgemini’s collaborationfocused

methods and tools.

  • · Through commitment to mutual success and the achievement of tangible value, we help businesses

implement growth strategies, leverage technology, and thrive through the power of collaboration.

Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing, Professional Services

What can you expect in a career with Capgemini?

  • · When you start, you will receive up to nine weeks of New Hire Orientation, professional training, and

relevant technology education to help you launch your consulting career. Your training may consist of

both local and global travel.

  • · Once you join us, you will be aligned with a service line prior to your start date based on our service line

needs, recommendations from your interviewers and any preference you expressed during the interview


  • · Working in a team environment, Staff Consultant’s will focus on the analysis, design and development of

technology-based solutions for Capgemini’s clients.

  • · You will work alongside technical, functional and industry specialists to assist with the development,

implementation and integration of innovative system solutions including methods, techniques and tools.

  • · You will contribute to client satisfaction by providing timely and responsive value added services and work


  • · Capgemini provides a collaborative environment that embodies and holds the following stated values

close to heart: Honesty, Boldness, Trust, Freedom, Team Spirit, Modesty, and Fun.

  • · Capgemini offers a competitive benefits package that includes Health, Dental, group life, short and longterm

disability, group automobile, homeowners, and legal plan insurance. Additionally, we offer

competitive salaries and a compelling profit sharing/401K plan.

  • · Located in over 36 countries, Capgemini has the ability to provide our consultants with international and

domestic consulting opportunities.

  • · We are currently recruiting for positions located in our North America offices in the following cities:

Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles (Burbank), Dallas, New York, and Toronto.

What can Capgemini do for you?

  • · Capgemini focuses on giving each new hire a unique experience through our recruitment process and onboarding

program, as well as by helping you to build your own career and professional skills foundation.

  • · Capgemini cultivates an atmosphere for development that enables you to be hands-on, planning for your

growth, both horizontally and vertically.

  • · Capgemini provides you the freedom to define your own success, enabling you to establish and update

your own individual success equations and supporting you in reaching your personal and professional


Who are we looking for?

Our consulting teams work with companies to quickly solve mission-critical problems by identifying, designing,

and implementing technology enabled solutions to improve their strategies and operations. The ideal Capgemini

consultant possesses the following qualities:

  • · Interest in working with technology to create various solutions and advancements
  • · Excellent communication skills
  • · Ability and desire to continually learn new things in a changing environment
  • · Analytical and problem solving way of thought
  • · Desire to work in a culturally diverse, team-based environment
  • · Overall resilient, flexible, and enthusiastic personality

Candidates should additionally possess:

  • · A Bachelors degree
  • · A minimum GPA of 3.3
  • · A willingness to travel and flexibility to relocate; Staff Consultants can be expected to travel up to 100% of

the time (Mon-Fri) on a weekly basis, to areas across the United State and Canada, with potential for

intercontinental travel

  • · Authorized to work for Capgemini in the US

We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated exceptional performance in these and other related


  • · Technology: Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems
  • · Business: Mathematics, Statistics
  • · Engineering: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Industrial


Successful candidates will have experiences in one or more of the following areas:

  • · Technical Skills: Java/J2EE, Web Development Technology (JavaScript, HTML, CSS, JQuery, JSON),

Database (Oracle), Responsive Web Design, ETL, PL/SQL, Hadoop

  • · Functional Skills: System Analysis, Project Management, Testing

Is Capgemini right for you?

Review the questions below to decide if Capgemini is right for you:

  • · Do you possess a desire to work in a technology focused environment with a multitude of well known


  • · Do you possess excellent communication skills and the courage and motivation to become a future leader

within Capgemini?

  • · Are you flexible, possessing the desire to travel and continuously learn new things in various


  • · Are you a creative team player who would be interested in working with talented people from all over the


If you have answered “Yes” to the questions above, we encourage you to apply online via your University’s

Career Center Website.

Internship Opportunities for Students

November 16th, 2014 by Bradley

Please share these job and internship opportunities with your students. Thank you,


Applied Materials, Inc. (Santa Clara CA)

College Intern – (00) – MFG Quality IQC/FAI (1403189)

Posting Link:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA)

National Ignition Facility (NIF) & Photon Science Student Intern [12432]

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Materials Science Student or Recent Grad Intern [12720]

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Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division Summer Student Intern [12690]

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Physics Summer Student Intern [12687]

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Global Security Student Intern [12520]

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Engineering Student Intern [12535]

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Office of Science Interns [12679]

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Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Summer Student Intern [12686]

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Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey, CA)

Tuna Research and Conservation Center (TRCC) Intern [14090]

Posting Link:

Sea Otter Research and Conservation – Animal Care Intern [13790]

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 Seafood Watch Business Outreach Intern [13789]

Posting Link:

 Evelyn Castillo Ramos

Career Information and Retention Consultant
SJSU Career Center, Administration Bldg. 154 / 255 

email:  phone: 408-924-6050