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STS Wire 11/07/2016

In this Issue
  • STS Alumni Panel & Networking Event
  • Negotiating With A Start Up
  • Challenges for Privacy and Re-identification with Medical and Genomic Data
  • Biology Coterm Information Session
  • Energy Seminar: Climate-Wise Choices in a World of Oil Abundance
  • Privacy Intern
  • Michel David-Weill Scholarship
  Cardinal Quarter Opportunities Fair
The Cardinal Quarter Opportunity Fair showcases 450+ opportunities to design a full-time summer or quarter-long public service experience with Stanford support. Build knowledge, skills, and networks while making meaningful contributions to communities locally, nationally, and across the globe.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 6:30PM-8:00PM | Tressider, Oak Lounge
 Negotiating with a Start Up
Negotiating with a Startup Whether you are looking to obtain a higher salary, more equity or a better job title, negotiation is a critical skill to master in order to successfully achieve your goals. This in-depth workshop will provide you with practical tips on how to excel at negotiating compensation for a job at a startup. Specifically, you will learn how to: Develop a more confident and proactive approach and gather the right information so you are fully prepared to negotiate well Assess your market value so your expectations are realistically aligned with what you deserve Leverage exclusive, real-life examples and case studies of what has worked for many professionals when it comes to negotiating salary, equity, bonuses, and promotions. i.e. What does a successful conversation with recruiter look like? How does salary negotiation differ at an early stage vs. late stage startup? 
Monday, November 7, 2016 | 4:00 PM | BEAM, 2nd floor Conference Room

Challenges for Privacy and Re-identification with Medical and Genomic Data  
Current technologies and practices have created large stores of medical data, including electronic medical records, genomic data, and mobile-health measurements.  There is great promise for discovery and implementation of more efficient and effective health care, but there are also tensions between the sharing of data and the ability to make assurances about security and privacy to patients and study participants.  I will discuss these challenges in the setting of genomic research and medical record data mining.  In many cases, social mechanisms are likely to be the more reliable safeguards than technical mechanisms for privacy, security, and obfuscation. Read more.
Monday, November 7, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | CISAC Central Conference Room
Biology Coterm Information Session
Come learn more about the coterminal master’s degree program in Biology and the steps to apply.  Questions?  Please contact Samantha Schwartz.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 3:30PM | Gilbert 117

Energy Seminar: Climate-Wise Choices in a World of Oil Abundance
In the last five years, commercial-scale application of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has opened up large resources of so-called “tight oil”.  At the same time, a decade of investment in unconventional resources such as the Canadian oil sands has allowed production from enormous deposits of low-grade hydrocarbons.  This abundance conflicts with a key long-term challenge: maintaining a stable climate by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.  How does an era of oil abundance affect the climate challenge? Can we choose wisely among oil resources to minimize climate impacts?  What opportunities exist for oil companies to reduce the impacts of these new resources?  This panel discussion will cover these topics and introduce the “Oil Climate Index”, an open-source effort to model and estimate emissions from global oil resources. Read more.
Monday, November 14, 2016 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium
Privacy Intern

Privacy is a vast and ever-changing field with many aspects. Online privacy, international privacy, health privacy, children’s privacy, financial privacy, employee privacy, privacy and information security, privacy in contracts and licenses: there are so many areas to understand and learn. At GitHub, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in one or two focus areas or take a holistic approach to learning about how all areas are relevant to a company.
You will be an essential member of the privacy team, and work on the same high-level issues. You’ll research relevant law and policy, present your findings to your manager and the legal team, and potentially help draft policies and procedures that will strengthen the company’s privacy stance. Read more.
Michel David-Weill Scholarship  
The Michel David-Weill Scholarship is awarded every year to one student who exemplifies the core values embodied by Michel David-Weill: Excellence, Leadership, Multiculturalism, Tolerance and High Achievement. Named for Michel David-Weill, an alumnus of Sciences Po and former Chairman of the investment bank Lazard Frères and administered by the Michel David-Weill Foundation, this scholarship is awarded every year to an American student to pursue their post-graduate education at Sciences Po in Paris, France. The Scholarship will carry a monetary value of $80,000 spanned over two-years of Master’s degree study. It will cover the full cost of attendance at Sciences Po (including tuition and fees, housing, books, and other living/travel expenses.) Read more.
Applications due November 30, 2016
BEAM Job Postings

Externship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicne - Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

Marketing Coordinator/Designer - Water Systems Consulting Inc.

Research Associate - Colombia Business School

Software Engineering Intern -
Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Field Instructor - Ecology Project International

Analytics Associate - 159 Solutions

CTE Teacher - New Visions for Public Schools

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