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Job Opportunity: Abbott Nutrition Operations Management Intern

Operations Management Intern

Abbott Nutrition, UIUC Research Park

Job ID Number: 100001

Who We Are:

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 74,000 people.

Position Summary:

Abbott Nutrition is seeking a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) student to support Abbott’s Research Park site manager with maintaining and improving operations and engagement.

An Operations Management Intern will be responsible for:

  • Tracking status and deliverables of all research projects
  • Acting as liaison between site and global R&D to recruit and initiate projects
  • Conducting annual “Call for Project Proposals” within Nutrition R&D and coordinating proposal review and student alignment with review committee and project investigators
  • Preparing an annual report based off of events, projects, and deliverables from previous year
  • Contributing to the design and management of intern deliverables library in Microsoft SharePoint
  • Collating monthly accomplishments for advisement of senior HR and leadership
  • Creating materials for internal and external marketing of Abbott Research Park activities

What We Offer to Our Student Employees:

  • Part-time employment with Abbott at the UIUC Research Park during the academic year
  • Minimum of 8-10 hrs/week and maximum of 19 hrs per week
  • Competitive hourly wage commensurate with year in school
  • Flexible work schedule with 24/7 keycard office access
  • Personally-assigned workstation in a modern style office space
  • Valuable experience in the global healthcare industry

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled as a student at UIUC
  • Must be available to work during the summer
  • Preferably a sophomore or junior undergraduate
  • No major restrictions but should preferably be a student interested in a future with Abbott
  • Experience in Excel is highly recommended
  • Responds well to feedback
  • Effective communication and excellent verbal/written English language skills
  • Self-motivated problem solver that can lead a project from beginning to end

Start Date/Duration:  Late in the Fall 2017 semester or at the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester through at least Summer 2018 with a possibility for an extension

Link to more info on Handshake.

Pre-Med Fellowship in India

Any undergraduate student who is interested in international community health should know about the Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through John Snow, Inc (JSI) Research and Training. Candidates must be admitted to medical school to be eligible. If awarded the Fellowship, s/he defers entrance to medical school for one year. Applications are due in mid-January 2018 and finalists are interviewed in early March in Washington, DC (at the candidate’s expense).

The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2018 and returns in spring of 2019. The Fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), one of the best examples of how mobilized/empowered communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. The Fellowship in 2018-19 will include work at a rural project in Nepal and, in addition to a focus on primary health care, attention will be paid to non-infectious diseases and periodic surgical camps.

All relevant information is available on the AMSA website (www.amsa.org, search for Arole) which has a link to Jamkhed site and contains reports by previous Fellows. Any questions can be directed to Dr. David Pyle at  dpyle@JSI.com or 503-894-8546 (in Portland, OR).

Handshake @ Illinois is here!

Looking for a Job, Internship, Experience?

Handshake @ Illinois is your new career services platform to access postings for jobs and internships, on-campus interviews, workshops, and much more. Handshake is used at over 400 schools nationwide and by 230,000 employers around the globe, exposing you to more employers and job postings than ever before. There are many health-related jobs, internships, research positions, and volunteer opportunities available! Check it out!

Handshake @ Illinois provides personalized job recommendations and career information, based on your profile and site usage, similar to Amazon and LinkedIn. Given this, it is very important to have a complete and accurate profile to maximize your search results. During initial registration you will fill out a Career Interest profile to better identify relevant events and opportunities to your interests. The more information you provide Handshake, the more useful it will be to you. We have already preloaded some of your basic profile information.

Claim your Handshake @ Illinois account today! Log in and complete your profile at go.illinois.edu/handshake.

2017 Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship Opportunities

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes the development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, health care professionals, and policy makers. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice at a student symposium.

Paid positions are available at:

• Buck Institute for Research on Aging

• Harvard Stem Cell Institute

• Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

• SRF Research Center

• The Scripps Research Institute

• University of Oxford

• Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at www.sens.org/2017-summer-scholars. Applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 6, 2017

2017 EMT-Basic Course Through Illini EMS

2017 EMT-Basic Course Through Illini EMS

Become a leader in the healthcare field by learning life-saving knowledge and skills in the spring 2017 EMT-Basic course through Illini EMS! Learn to take charge in medical emergencies and gain hands-on experience with real patients in the emergency room and out in the Champaign-Urbana community. Our EMT-B course will challenge students to shift from passive bystanders to active healthcare professionals. Over the course of the spring 2017 semester you will learn:

·         Treatment of cardiac arrest beyond CPR

·         In-depth pre-hospital treatment of heart attacks, strokes, respiratory disease, diabetes, emergency childbirth, allergic reactions, psychiatric emergencies, and much more

·         Management of shock, hemorrhage, and a variety of traumatic injuries

·         Pharmacological interventions

·         Medical terminology

·         Patient assessment and the interpretation of a patient’s vital signs

Our course prepares students for the National Registry Exam, certifying them as an EMT-B. Our mix of classroom training, online material, and clinical exposure provides our students a strong foundation for a future in healthcare. If interested, more information can be found on our website at https://www.fsi.illinois.edu/iems/. To apply, read through the Course Policies and Procedures form found on the Documents page for a full list of application requirements, and complete the Application Questionnaire found on the Courses page under the EMT-B section. 

Completed applications are due Thursday, December 8th at 5:30 PM, with all required physical forms submitted to the IEMS office (room 115A, Illini Union). Questions? Contact us at illinimedservices@illinois.edu or (217) 333-9492.

Undergraduate Research Position Available in Nutrition and the Human Genome Laboratory

The Nutrition and Human Microbiome Laboratory is looking for undergraduate students to contribute to clinical research focused on the impact of diet on the microbiome. Specifically, responsibilities for research assistants will include benchtop work processing and analyzing biological samples from an ongoing clinical trial.  All necessary training will be provided, although previous lab work or courses involving pipetting is preferred.  

 Research assistants will be asked to commit to at least 6 hours/week of time in lab, mornings preferred.  Training will begin immediately, and work will begin at the end of January. There will be the option to obtain graded research credit for the Spring or Summer 2017 semesters.

 For more information: Nutrition and the Human Microbiome Laboratory and Dr. Hannah Holscher’s FSHN faculty page.  

 Interested individuals should send their resume to Sharon Thompson (svthomp2@illinois.edu) as soon as possible, but no later than November 30th.

Loyola University Chicago Careers in Science Fair

The Loyola University Chicago’s annual Careers in Science Fair will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The fair will take place on the Lake Shore Campus in the Damen Student Center, from 3:00-5:00PM.

The purpose of this information fair is to educate students about the extensive career fields and opportunities that exist in the various science and technology disciplines. It offers you a chance to learn about options they you might not have previously considered, while meeting Loyola students in an informal setting.

To register, please visit: LUC.edu/careerfairs

The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 12

If you have any questions, please contact Marty at 773-508-2895 or mgahbauer@luc.edu.

Opportunity for Undergraduate Students to Edit Student Journal

Peer Review: the Undergraduate Research Journal of the Ethnography of the University Initiative is looking for two undergraduate interns to join its team of student Managing Editors (MEs). Ideally, candidates will have research or writing experience. MEs work with and are mentored by the graduate student Senior Editor, as well as Peer Review’s Advisory Board. MEs will facilitate all stages of the publication process, including: advertising and soliciting submissions; selecting pieces to publish; requesting content and format edits from authors; work one-on-one with authors in the editing process; and copy-edit/format the annual issue for publication. You can see previous editions of Peer Review here.

Generally, MEs work an average of 5 hours per week. While this is an unpaid internship, this position may qualify as internship hours toward undergraduate programs (James Scholars, for instance), undergraduate research certificate (through Office of Undergraduate Research), etc. They provide documentation of support upon request.

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter outlining their interest, a current resume, a writing sample showcasing their own work (Max 1000 words) and a reference from a faculty mentor or program administrator (McNair, James Scholars, etc.). All applications should be submitted electronically (as one document if possible) by completing Peer Review’s electronic application form, or by email to eui-peerreview@illinois.edu, with “Undergraduate Editor” in the subject line. Deadline is October 14th, 2016.

Any questions should be addressed to Karen Rodriguez’G, Program Director for EUI, at eui-info@illinois.edu.  For more general information on EUI and its mission, please see our website: www.eui.illinois.edu.  

Illinois Leadership Center Fall Programs

The Illinois Leadership Center Fall Programs are currently available for Sign-Up!

i-Programs: All i-Programs run from approximately 10:00am to 4:00pm

Intersect, September 24th: learn skills in relationship-building and team development.

Petullo Insight, October 15th: discover your strengths, your values, and explore your intrinsic leadership styles.

Integrity, October 22nd: investigate your personal values and the intersection of morals, ethics, and integrity.

Innovation, November 5th: focus on skills related to innovation, creativity, and diversity as it applies to problem solving.

Leadership Certificate Informational Sessions

A multi semester program designed to help provide you customized leadership development combining classroom instruction and hands on experience. Learn more about the requirements here. To get started, sign up for a Certificate Informational Session; dates for these are listed below:

September 23rd, 3:30pm

October 6th, 9:00am

October 12th, 11:00am

October 17th, 2:30pm

October 27th, 4:00pm

November 2nd, 12:30pm

November 8th, 10:30am

November 16th, 9:00am

November 29th, 3:30pm

LAS 199: Exploring the World of Work (CRN 53016)

LAS 199 (EWW) Exploring the World of Work (CRN 53016)

Instructor: Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist

Target audience: freshmen & sophomores; all LAS majors

Second 8 weeks; Tuesdays from 3-4:50 in 221 Gregory Hall

In this course, students will develop a personal and professional development plan that integrates their interests, skills, values, and knowledge to make the most of their time as an LAS undergraduate at the University of Illinois and to experience the challenges and opportunities of thinking intentionally about their professional future. Students will explore potential career opportunities for liberal arts and sciences students and learn about options for career development at Illinois. Students will also learn how to articulate through professional communication the skills and perspectives emphasized by an LAS education and consider the value of a liberal arts and sciences education in today’s globalized world of work.

Quotes from spring 2016 students:

“[This course] encourages students to think thoroughly of their future career development and to make full use of their time here at U of I.”

“[This course] helped me with developing skills for the future. I can definitely start to separate myself from everyone.”

“Great course! It gives you the ability to experience the working world and the several aspects that allow for a student to become successful in the real world.”