SCS Emigration Course
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890

The SCS Emigration Seminars are a series of lectures and discussion sessions that focus on "grooming" you so you'll be ready to conquer the real world when you finish your Ph.D. Unlike the Immigration course, which is held during the first three weeks of the school year, the Emigration course is spread over the entire academic year. While the topics of interest are chosen with the more senior students in mind, students in the entire School of Computer Science are encouraged and welcome to attend.

The next session...
The talk you really don't want to miss!



Roy Levin

Distinguished Engineer and Director
Microsoft Research Silicon Valley

Monday, 28 April 2008
12:00 (Noon) Newell-Simon Hall 1305
Victuals provided.

I graduated from CMU three decades ago, and this is the talk I wish I'd heard before I went job-hunting. Well, not exactly the talk – after all, the world and the CS job market have changed quite a lot since then. But as a graduating Ph.D., I didn't understand the differences between academia and corporate research labs very well, and neither did most of my departmental colleagues. I'm sure things are better today, but Ph.D. graduates could still be better prepared. In this informal talk, I'll discuss what corporate computing research labs tend to look for when they interview and how a candidate can make the most of the process.I'll also have some suggestions for graduate students earlier in their careers to help them get ready for the eventual job hunt.


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Upcoming Lectures:
Christopher Scaffidi, Comparing and Contrasting Software Engineering Research in Industry and Academia, 30 April 2008

Past Lectures:
Jeannette Wing, Carnegie Mellon University/NSF
Rob Shillingsburg, Google
Reed McManigle, Carnegie Mellon University
Anastassia Ailamaki, Carnegie Mellon University
Jeannette Wing, Carnegie Mellon University
Ted Wong, IBM Almaden Research
Jeannette Wing, Anastassia Ailamaki, Carnegie Mellon University
Scott Dietzen, BEA Systems (includes slides)
Kevin Dowling, Color Kinetics
Howard Gobioff and Erik Riedel, Google Inc and Seagate Technology
Roy Levin, Microsoft Research
Peter Shane, H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon
Erik Riedel, HP Laboratories (includes slides)
Astro Teller, BodyMedia, Inc.
Jeannette Wing, School of Computer Science (includes slides)

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