Summer Internship Programme 2015 at MakerBot in USA

Credits: MakerBot

Credits: MakerBot

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Location: Brooklyn, New York

MakerBot is offering summer internship programme for its 19 open positions. International students are eligible to apply for these positions. The program begins with an orientation on June 15, 2015, and concludes on August 14, 2015. The expanding MakerBot 3D Ecosystem includes 3D modeling, software, consulting, training, support, and more.

Internships will be offered for 19 positions:-

Channel Sales Intern,

Customer Support Intern,

Industrial Design Intern,

Industrial Engineering Intern,

IT Intern,

Legal Intern,

Manufacturing Engineering Intern,

Mechanical Drafting Intern,

PR Intern,

Product Management Intern,

Professional Services Intern,

Quality Test Engineering Intern,

R&D Intern,

Retail Summer Intern,

Software Intern,

Systems Engineering Intern,

Web Application Intern and

Web Development Intern.

To check the eligibility and Apply online click on your preferred position.

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Call for applications : University of Twente Scholarships 2015 for International Students

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Image Credits: UTC

Deadline: March 15, 2015

The University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent international students from both EU/EEA as well as non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente. The UT Scholarship is meant for those international students who show excellence, both academically as well as socially.

Eligibility

To qualify for a UTS, candidates must fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • You have been admitted/provisionally accepted to one of the below mentioned UT graduate programmes before 15 December (round 1) or before 15 March (round 2).
  • You have included a motivation letter in your application (250 – 500 words), this motivation letter explains):
    a. What you have studied in the past;
    b. What goal you want to reach through your study at UT;
    c. How you plan to receive this goal;
    d. Why you particularly choose to study at the University of Twente.
  • You comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa in the Netherlands (if applicable);
  • You comply with the general English language test norm Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills.
  • You are not eligible for a Dutch study grant.
  • You have completed a pre-master at the University of Twente (if applicable).
  • While doing your pre-master programme at the University of Twente, you may already apply for a UTS. However, you must complete your pre-master programme with a CGPA of 7.5 out of 10 to be eligible for a UTS and comply with above mentioned requirements.

Fields of study

All masters level courses offered at University of Twente, including:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Management
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management and Engineering
  • Educational Science and Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • European Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Media Interaction
  • Industrial Design Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Environmental and Energy Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
  • Public Administration
  • Science Education and Communication
  • Sustainable Energy Technology
  • Systems and Control
  • Telematics

Scholarships:

Approximately 30 scholarships are available. There is a limited number of UTS scholarships available every year, and only the most excellent students will be nominated. This is awarded for one year of study and extended for a second year if study results are sufficient. In case of a two-year study programme, students can receive an additional UTS of an amount equal to that in the first year to cover the expenses of the second year. However, the scholarship will only be continued during the second when students meet the progress requirements for the UTS.

Cost:

The scholarship value varies from € 6,000 up to a maximum of € 25,000 for one year.

Application:

In order to apply for this scholarship, you already need to be (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying Master programmes. Unlike in the past, all applications are now through an online application process (after meeting all requirements mentioned).

If you meet all the criteria and requirements listed above, then start the application process for a UTS scholarship.

Please note carefully that if you apply for a UTS scholarship without meeting all the requirements, your application will not be considered.

For more information, contact the University of Twente by e-mail: scholarship@so.utwente.nl

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Change Your Habits and You Change Everything

Original Post at  Entrepreneur

Much of what happens to us in a day is the result of old behavior patterns that worked for us in the past — of habit versus choice; of reaction versus conscious thought; of intuition versus intention. Think of the thousands of choices you make over the course of a day:

  • Your actions when you get to your desk in the morning.
  • How you respond when you pass a colleague in the hall.
  • How you prepare for and show up to meetings.

What percentage of the choices you make each day do you make consciously? How carefully do you think about the goals and intentions each choice is supporting?

There is nothing wrong with habits. Without habits, we’d barely make it through the day. Try spending an entire day thinking intentionally about each choice you’re making. You’ll be mentally exhausted. The skill lies in discerning which patterns no longer serve your current needs and which new behaviors will bring the greatest benefit.

I once worked with a new company president who had the makings of a great leader. She set high standards for herself and her team. Her intention was to foster an environment of innovation but she operated in ways that made others fearful of being anything but perfect.

She told her team that she valued out-of-the-box thinking, but when new ideas were raised, she would dive into the details and highlight obstacles. How her thought process worked stifled her team’s creativity and created a more formal atmosphere. When she realized that she became more intentional about how her behavior and how it impacted the environment. Within six months the organization shifted. The result: multiple innovative ideas made it to the consumer and moved the company forward.

The ability to behave in a new way is a matter of discipline and attention. Anyone seeking to change will typically go through three layers of growth:

1. Awareness is the foundation of any change. Before you can change, you must have a cognitive understanding of  what you’re trying to change and why. Examine your goals and be specific. Honestly consider your behavior. Ask for feedback and be a good listener. Then consciously choose which changes will have the greatest return on your investment and go after those first.

2. Integration turns cognition into behavior. This leap is hard to make and causes the most frustration. Think, for example, about going on a diet. While your brain may fire up picturing the weight loss goal, you may still reach for a bag of M&M’s before realizing, behaviorally, that you just ran counter to what your brain said is your goal.

Especially under stress, we will go quickly back to old patterns because they provide a measure of comfort. The good news is that, according to a 2010 study in the European Journal of Social Psychology, messing up occasionally doesn’t seem to impact the formation of a new habit. You don’t need to start at square one every time you lapse. Be persistent.

3. Embodiment is about consistency over time. Growth is a process, not an event. According to the study above, it takes an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic, but can take as long as eight months. Consistency has a compounding effect. The more you behave in a specific way, the more likely the behavior will continue. Be patient.

As the model shows, successful change is a matter of choice and consistency: recognizing a challenge or opportunity, deciding to act differently, and resolving to be persistent. It’s not easy; however, it is within your power. Ask yourself: What do I want to achieve? Who do I want to be as a leader? What will it take to get there? Recognize that everything you do reinforces or detracts from those goals. Every moment is a choice.

2016 Fulbright Masters and Phd ,International students Program in the US

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Image credits : Fulbright

Deadline:Varying by county

 

Applications are ongoing for the 2015/2016 Fulbright  foreign students program in the US  for those planning to pursue a masters or a Phd.

This program enables  graduate students, young professionals  and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United states.

The program operates or covers a total of 155 countries  worldwide with atleast 4000 students receiving a Fulbright scholarship  each year.

The scholarship

The Fulbright scholarship is administered  by binational Fulbright  commisions/ US embassies and hence processed by these offices.

Eligibility for the scholarship varies a per country.

The scholarship entails the following.

  • Tuition fee
  • Airfare from your home country and back
  • Living stipend
  • Health Insurance

For more information, please visit the following links.

1. This link will enable you to know the eligibility for you country

2. This link will take you to the official call for applications

Call For applications : The 2015 Yale Young Global Scholars Program

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Image Credits: Yale Global scholars

(YYGS) is offering ‘Three Financial Need-based Scholarships’ for high school students from the African continent to attend YYGS this summer at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is open to students who have one or two years of secondary school remaining, and offers three different two-week sessions. The program is a rigorous academic experience, featuring lectures from renowned Yale faculty.

WORTH

  • The scholarship will cover tuition, airfare and travel expenses to the program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a citizen of an African country and currently reside in that country
  • Have attended school on the African continent for most of the applicant’s education
  • Complete the Yale Young Global Scholars online application including the financial aid portion

DEADLINE: 26th February, 2015.

To apply and for more information visit here

Call For applications: Unesco Internship Opportunities (South Africa and Benin)

Internship Opportunities in South Africa and Benin, from 1 April until 30 September 2015.

Two internships will run in 2015, one at the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) in Midrand (South Africa) and one at EPA in Porto-Novo (Benin). AWHF was launched in 2006 to support African State Parties in implementing the UNESCO Convention on the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. EPA was established in 1998 and is a post-graduate university institution specialised in the preservation and promotion of both tangible and intangible heritage.

Two interns will be selected to take part in 2 separate internships. Applicants include students (graduate), professionals or members of natural/cultural heritage and academic institutions (not necessarily within the heritage sector). Applicants must be 30 years of age or below. The project is open to participants from all African countries. Applicants are required to be competent in either English or French, bilingualism is preferable (English/French) and knowledge of Arabic or Portuguese can be an advantage. Eligible female practitioners are encouraged to apply.

The complete application package should be sent at the latest on the 6th February 2015 via electronic emails to: AWHF – Pamela Mac Quilkan (PamelaM4@awhf.net) with copy to EPA (epa@epa-prema.net).

For more information, and how to apply. Please follow the the official announcement.

Graduate Trainee Vacancies at Total Kenya

image Credits: Total

image Credits: Total

Description
Total Kenya is constantly looking for new talent to reinforce its workforce. If you are looking for a career that will take you far in your personal and professional life, Total is the place to be; whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional

Graduate Management Trainees

The Total Group is a leading international oil company with operations in 130 countries. In Kenya, it has a marketing and distribution network covering the entire country.

 

Total Kenya Limited is seeking to recruit young Graduate Management Trainees (GMT) to

Enhance its future talent pool. The trainees will join a diverse team of professionals in delivering high quality products to customers and long term value to shareholders. Initially, the Trainees will undergo a six (6) month training program. Thereafter, the training contract could be renewed subject to individual’s overall performance, up to a maximum of eighteen (18) months. Selected Trainees will also be given an opportunity to participate in an exchange program outside the country. At the end of the training program, the Trainees will be evaluated for permanent employment within the Company depending on opportunity.

We are interested in candidates who have attained a minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours’ Degree from recognized institutions within the last two (2) years in any of the following disciplines;

  • Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering or related disciplines;
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, Communications, Laws (LLB), or related business fields;
  • Candidates with additional qualifications will have an added advantage.

In addition, candidates should have the following qualities;

  • Intellectually curious and a self-starter;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Team player and leadership qualities;
  • Must also be computer literate.

If you are interested in this opportunity,please follow this Link here to apply