9/24/13 General Meeting

We would like to thank our surprise guest speaker, Arturo Urquiza, for making it out to our meeting, and talking to us about Intel, and sharing interviewing tips!

 

Below you will find the full meeting minutes as well as the power point presentation!
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  • Orbital Sciences is delaying Cygnus docking to the ISS
    • Due to Soyuz capsule arrival on 9/25
  • Karen Nyberg
    • Social media from the ISS
    • http://pinterest.com/kynyberg
  • Reminder to pay dues
    • $15/semester, $25 year
  • Office Reminder
  • SpaceVision
    • November 7-10
    • $65 registration
    • Volunteer opportunities
  • Carmen’s NASA Video
  • Rocket Project
    • Open to anyone and everyone
    • This year’s plan
      • End of October – Get connected with SARA
      • End of Dec – High-powered rocket build
      • End of Dec – Get one or more certified to Level 1
      • Fundraising!
  • Next meeting next Tuesday, October 1

 

  • Intro to Engineering at Intel
    • Arturo Urquiza
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • UA Alumni
    • Engineering for 20 years
  • Intel
    • $40B in annual revenues
    • Biggest semiconductor manufacturer in the world
    • 90,000 employees
      • 41,000 technical degrees
      • 12,000 Masters
      • 4,000 PhDs
      • 8,000-10,000 in Chandler, AZ
    • What does Intel make?
      • CPUs
      • Silicon wafer
      • CPU Package
      • Servers all the way to tablets
      • Trying to get into smartphones
        • Currently consume too much power
      • System-on-chip, integrating everything
    • Intel Product Cycle
      • Product Design and Manufacturing
      • Fabrication and Assembly & Test Technology Development
      • Development done in US, but manufacturing done offshore
    • School you attend matters in salary at Intel
      • But not a huge difference
        • $106,000 for MIT
        • $102,000 for UA
  • Intel Job Search Tips
    • How to stand out from crowd
      • What Employers Look For
        • Relevant Education/skills
        • Critical-thinking
        • Initiative
        • Flexibility/Adaptability
        • Resourcefulness
        • Team Player
        • Results/Customer-Oriented
          • Helps to know what you are looking for
          • Character/personality is important
          • GPA matters (3.0 or higher)
          • Mental note: “That person can work in my organization”
      • Most-Successful Employees
        • Sense of humor
        • Technically brilliant but first to ask “dumb” questions
        • Ability to communicate well – especially in writing
        • Thrive on group work for results
        • Creative
        • Not self-promoting
          • Don’t go with a know-it-all attitude
          • But do this on a resume
        • Willing to call BS/challenge the status quo
        • Willing to work hard
        • Not hung up on fancy offices/titles/appearances
        • Don’t stop learning, aware of shelf life of knowledge
        • See peers as friends, know background and families
        • Trustworthy – have their own honor code and it shows
        • Passion for a greater good and the impact on peoples’ lives
  • Resume
    • Have a targeted objective
    • But don’t be too specific
    • How you want to experience this new job
      • How the company will benefit from YOU
    • Include functional keywords
      • Sales
      • Marketing
      • Leads
      • Technical terms on your degree, etc
    • List accomplishments
      • Boast about yourself
      • Toot your own horn
    • Include projects and work experience
    • Highlight awards and relevant coursework
    • Have to find ways to explain your skills, even without an internship
    • Resume workshops
      • Career center
    • Network with past graduates
    • Highlight what you’re proud of
  • Interview overview
    • Bring at least 3 resumes
    • List of professional references
    • Work samples
    • Recommendation Letters
    • Certificates/Awards (eh)
    • List of written questions
      • Seems pretty important
    • Job history details (for application)
  • Telephone Interview
    • Be ready for the call
    • Speak loudly and slowly
    • Stand up
    • Enthusiasm
    • Clarify for understanding
    • Contact information
  • Alright to bring notes – especially questions
  • Communicate your agenda
  • Memorize “Success Stories”
    • Apply to behavior-based questions
      • Situation
      • Action
      • Result

You will find the power point presentation here: UASEDS 9/24 Meeting Presentation