Deloitte LLP – Jorge Caballero Student Leadership Award – Deadline is 9/4

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Deloitte LLP, in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), is offering the Jorge Caballero Student Leadership Award. This award provides an award totaling $5,000 or $10,000 in funds for high-achieving Hispanic accounting students who have demonstrated leadership qualities through academics and community involvement. Please read the information below for eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Eligibility requirements

  • Accounting major
  • GPA 3.5 or above
  • Classification: Sophomore or Junior
  • Full-time student attending a four-year college or university
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in future employment with Deloitte and as part of being considered for the scholarship will have the opportunity to be selected to participate in a paid internship with Deloitte. For more information and to apply, visit www.hacu.net/leadershipaward.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 4, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Bianca.solis@hacu.net.

Check out the flyer: Jorge Caballero Student Leadership Award

mystartupXX Wins Award from U.S. Small Business Association

UC San Diego Tech Accelerator Dedicated to Supporting Female Technology Entrepreneurs Wins Award from U.S. Small Business Administration

San Diego, Calif., August 7, 2015 – The mystartupXX accelerator program at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at empowering the next generation of women technology entrepreneurs. For the second year in a row, mystartupXX has been named a winner of the national Growth Accelerator Fund competition, which comes with a $50,000 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA award winners were announced at the first ever White House Demo Day on August 4, 2015 where Wearless Tech, Inc., a female-led startup company supported by a mystartupXX sister program and the von Liebig NSF I-CORPS program presented to President Obama. Read the story here.

MystartupXX is a collaboration of the California Institute for Innovation and Development at the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego and the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The program was started by Dr. Lada Rasochova from the Rady School of Management and Dr. Rosibel Ochoa from the Jacobs School of Engineering. Since inception, Dr. Rasochova’s passion and committment to the program has been the key to its growth and tremendous success. ​

The program’s mission is to nurture the next generation of female founder and female-led technology startups through mentorship, education and funding.

“Increasing the number of women entrepreneurs is critically important to the growth of the U.S. economy,” said Lada Rasochova, executive director of the California Institute for Innovation and Development at the Rady School of Management and mystartupXX program co-director. “Winning this prestigious award from the SBA will enable the work of the mystartupXX program to flourish and grow. We have already had many successful outcomes from program participants and this grant will help us continue to provide the tools female-led technology startups need to excel in the innovation economy.”

“MystartupXX aims at leveling the playing field for female technology entrepreneurs in particular in terms of access to funding and to a strong support network that will serve as a launch pad for their success,” said Rosibel Ochoa, senior executive director of Entrepreneurism and Leadership Programs at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and a mystartupXX program co-director.

Since its founding in 2012, the mystartupXX program has supported three cohorts of female entrepreneurs and 16 female-led teams. Five startup companies have been launched, more than $8 million has been raised by startups, over 130 jobs have been created, and several products are on the market generating more than $1 million in revenues. As a result of this program, UC San Diego has seen a tenfold increase in engagement of female entrepreneurs. For example, for the first time in the 10 year history of the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge the gender ratio of competition finalists was 50:50 in 2014-15 and all of the female finalists were form the mystartupXX program. One mystartupXX team won the Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch competition giving that female-led startup access to the most prominent angel investing group in California and two mystartupXX companies were admitted to other prestigious incubator and accelerator programs.

“It has been wonderful to work first-hand with the many talented women who have gone through the mystartupXX program and watch as they develop their ideas into successful ventures,” said Kim Davis King, Rady School lecturer and mystartupXX program co-director.

The national Growth Accelerator Fund competition is in its second year and awarded $4 million to accelerators in 2015 in order to continue building the support structure needed to help startups become commercially viable and create jobs more quickly. MystartupXX also won the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund competition in 2014 and received a $50,000 award.

Entrepreneurism at UC San Diego

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Sneha Jayaprakash

The mystartupXX accelerator program is one of many programs in entrepreneurship that continue to attract students from across UC San Diego. One graduate of the program,Sneha Jayaprakash, a Jacobs School undergraduate majoring in computer science and CEO ofGiventure, has developed an app that enables volunteers and volunteer organizations and nonprofits to connect.

“The mystartupXX program provided the support, mentorship, and knowledge that Giventure needed over the past year,” said Jayaprakash. “I walked away from every single session having learned something new. It has been a truly incredible experience growing with and learning from this tight-knit community of entrepreneurs.”

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ThoughtSTEM co-founders (left to right) Sarah Guthals, Stephen Foster and Lindsey Handley

Two of the co-founders ofThoughtSTEM, another UC San Diego startup focused on computer science education, also participated in the mystartupXX program. “This was one of the first times that we had pitched our business idea together in the hopes of gaining support,” said co-founder Sarah Guthals. “This program gave us some funds, but more importantly, gave us an entire summer of seminars and support by other women entrepreneurs that we could look up to, ask questions of, and discuss ideas with. It broadened our connections and led to a lot of future connections with organizations around San Diego that we now work closely with.”

Guthals and co-founder Stephen Foster also participated in the NSF I-CORPS program, for which von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego is now a site. “I-CORPS was a very influential program that not only taught us lean startup methodologies, but really opened our eyes to what our company actually was and what it could become,” said Guthals. “There were two main lessons from this program that I learned: listen to your customers and customers/partners are people, not organizations. Since graduating, the support of Jacob’s School to their entrepreneurial students has only increased, which is very exciting to me. I can’t wait to see the legacy the school creates.”

Medical Device Commercialization Workshop – Registration Deadline is Aug. 21st

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Medical Device Commercialization Workshop

The von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center, in collaboration with the Institute of Engineering in Medicine, is pleased to offer a 6-week workshop focused on the commercialization of medical devices. Two 5 hour class sessions, two 2-week periods for customer interviews and mentor interactions and a final session for team presentation and wrap-up.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
Faculty • Grad Students • Post Docs
Those who are interested in gaining hands-on experience and the tools needed to validate the market and business opportunity for their technologies.

DATES:
Sept. 12, 2015: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sept. 26, 2015: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Oct. 17, 2015: 8:00am – 12pm

REGISTER: http://goo.gl/pxVa43 (by 8/21)

Check out the flyer for more details: FLYER – Medical Device NSF Workshop SoM Logo (1)

Altegris – Paid Internship Opportunity

Altegris 

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Altegris is a pre-eminent provider of alternative investments. Our mission is to find the best alternative investment managers and bring them to our clients through alternative mutual funds, private funds, and futures managed accounts. Our suite of products is sold through the intermediary channel, including wirehouses, independent broker/dealers, bank trusts, and registered investment advisors. We also have a robust Private Client Group that works directly with high net worth individuals and family offices. We pride ourselves on our people and are strongly committed to our company motto: Trusted Alternatives. Intelligent Investing.

Altegris is searching for talented, motivated Interns to be part of our Research team. The right candidate must have the temperament to thrive in our high-velocity, demanding business culture and enjoy interacting with high-octane, committed co-workers who enjoy working together, value collaboration, and are passionate about providing our clients with access to what we believe are some of the best investment managers in the alternatives industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 Data formatting, scrubbing and entry
 Working with spreadsheet and databases, including:
o Identifying duplicate records and cleaning them up
o Searching contacts on external websites to find, update and verify data
o Verifying data and completing projects via cross-departmental collaboration
 Organizing files
 Providing “white-glove” service to internal and external customers
 Printing and aggregating materials for meetings
 Handling various administrative tasks

REQUIREMENTS

 Exceptional:
o Attention to detail
o Accuracy in data input
o Organizational abilities
o Reliability
o Customer service orientation
 Strong ability to:
o Take initiative
o Work both independently and take direction
o Work and thrive in a team environment, including working collaboratively with others
o Perform successfully under pressure and meet deadlines
 Software versatility
o Working knowledge of MS Office, including Word and PowerPoint
o Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
o Adept at learning new software

PREFERRED

 Work experience
 An interest in financial services

This is a part-time position (10-20 hours/week) during the school year and full-time (40 hours/week) during the summer. Compensation = $12/hour.

Altegris prides itself on its people. We are looking for entrepreneurial, motivated team members and are committed to providing an environment where our employees can excel. We invite you to contact us at careers@altegris.com.

AfterCollege Scholarships – Next Deadline: September 30th!

AfterCollege Scholarships – Next Deadline: September 30th!

Mutual of Omaha Sales & Marketing Student Scholarship

https://www.aftercollege.com/company/mutual-of-omaha/114136/scholarship/106/?source=ur-sch-salesmktg8315

$500 – Open to currently enrolled students who are working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree and interested in a future career in sales or marketing. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship
https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/101/?source=ur-sch-business8315

$500 – Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in a field of business. Business may include (but is not limited to): Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations, Management, Political Science, Public Relations, etc. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/107/?source=ur-sch-succurro8315

$500 – Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

How to Apply
– Read instructions completely
– Click blue “Apply” button
– Complete your AfterCollege profile

About AfterCollege
We have a lofty vision: to help every college student and recent graduate discover their career path. In our 15-year history, AfterCollege has become the largest career network for college students and recent graduates. Our patented job-matching algorithm pairs new job seekers with opportunities that fit their degree, school, skills and interests making the job search and the candidate search more efficient for everyone.

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego – Mentorship Program

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego – Mentorship Program

Through the Mentorship Program, SACC San Diego links ambitious young professionals with knowledgeable professionals and entrepreneurs. The mentorship program provides members with excellent opportunities for entrepreneurial ventures and career success. The idea is that the mentor and the mentee will meet about 5-6 times during the mentorship program.

Mentees get a chance to learn from a professional who has extensive experience in their particular field of expertise. A mentor can teach the mentee how to cope with challenges in the work place, how to make the most out of their careers, as well as realizing business ideas and goals. The relationship benefits both parties in areas such as personal growth, career development, lifestyle enhancement, goal achievement and other fields of interest agreed upon by the mentor and mentee.

The Mentorship program is held each semester and the application process starts beginning January/September. Please contact us if you have any questions. Note, participation as a mentee requires a SACC – San Diego YP membership.

http://www.sacc-sandiego.org/mentorship-program.html 

Benefits to you as a mentee:

      Opportunities to discuss entrepreneurial goals and business ideas.
      Feedback on your resume.
      Dedicated guidance on your career choice.
      An opportunity to learn from an individual with experience in your field.
      Valuable advice on how to progress professionally and achieve your career goals.

2015-2016 Accounting Recruitment Calendar

2015-2016 Accounting Recruitment Calendar

Summer 2015 – Office Tours
• Friday, June 12 – Spring quarter ends
• Monday, July 20 – Registration for Meet the Firms opens

Fall 2015 – Meet the Firms, On-Campus Interviews/Office Hours*
• Monday, August 17 – Early offers extended to Summer leadership candidates for Summer 2016 internships
• Friday, August 28 – Deadline for Summer 2015 Interns to accept offers for Fall 2016 full-time positions.
• Monday, August 31 – Registration deadline for Meet the Firms
• Monday, September 21 – Fall quarter begins
• Thursday, September 24 – Instruction begins
• Monday, October 5-Wednesday, October 7 & Monday, October 12 – On-Campus Office Hours*
• Tuesday, October 13 – Meet the Firms (Juniors and Seniors only)
• Wednesday, October 14 – Friday, October 23 – On-Campus Interviews*
• Friday, November 6 – Offer extended for Summer 2016 internships and Fall 2016 full-time positions
• Wednesday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day Holiday
• Friday, November 20 – Deadline to accept offers for Summer 2016 internships and Fall 2016 full-time positions
• Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Holiday
• Friday, December 4 – Instruction ends
• Saturday, December 5-Saturday, December 12 – Final exams
• Saturday, December 12 – Fall quarter ends
• Thursday, December 24-Friday, December 25 – Christmas Holiday
• Thursday, December 31-Friday, January 1 – New Year Holiday

Winter 2016 – Big 4 Sophomore Leadership Forum, On-Campus Interviews/Office Hours*
• Monday, January 4 – Winter quarter begins
• Monday, January 5 – Instruction begins
• Monday, January 11 – On-Campus Interviews/Office Hours begin*
• Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
• Wednesday, February 10 – Big 4 Sophomore Leadership Forum
• Monday, February 15 – President’s Day Holiday
• Friday, March 4 – Last day for On-Campus Interviews/Office Hours*
• Friday, March 11 – Instruction ends
• Saturday, March 12-Saturday, March 19 – Final exams
• Saturday, March 19 – Winter quarter ends

Spring 2016 –Accounting Conference, On-Campus Interviews/Office Hours*
• Thursday, March 24 – Spring quarter begins
• Friday, March 25 – Cesar Chavez Holiday
• Monday, March 28 – Instruction begins
• Monday, April 4 – On-Campus Interviews/Office Hours begin*
• End of April/Early May – Accounting Recruiters’ Roundtable
• Thursday, May 12 – Accounting Conference
• Friday, May 27 – Last day for On-Campus Interviews/Office Hours*
• Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day Observance
• Friday, June 3 – Instruction ends
• Saturday, June 4-Friday, June 10 – Final exams
• Friday, June 10 – Spring quarter ends
• Saturday, June 11 Sunday, June 12 – Commencement

Accounting Recruitment Calendar

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