Guess who's back, back again
Did you miss us? Not as much as we missed you!💙 Welcome to the first newsletter of the year!
Hi Sparkies <3
Hope you had a relaxing winter break, whether it was spent on Leetcode grinding for an internship, travelling the world, or spending the holidays with your family! Welcome back!
If you’re new to Spark, let us introduce ourselves. We’re a community of students at the University of Pennsylvania that bridge tech and design to build both creative and client projects from ground-up. ⚡️Pretty cool right?
We decided to start this monthly newsletter to let you know what we’ve been up to, what’s going on in the tech & design world, and bring some upcoming events and opportunities (& even job opportunities 👀) along the way! We’re so excited you’re here with us on this new journey!
💙 Penn Spark
Spark Updates ⚡️
What have we been up to this semester?
Apps just dropped!
Happy first week of classes and welcome to our mailing list! We’re excited to announce that our Red applications are now live and due on Wednesday, January 18th, 11:59pm EST! Find more details about each of the roles below. You can apply to as many roles as you see fit.
Spark Red designers and developers work in teams to build more advanced projects, either through working with real-world clients and nonprofits or on creatively brainstormed ideas. Returning members or new members with proficient technical experience can join. (Developers: CIS 120 or equivalent, knowledge of full-stack development. Designers: Knowledge of Figma for mockups and prototyping) Spark Red applicants must complete both this written application and the technical assessment in order to be considered. Interested? Apply here!
For more information about joining, check out our website here. Remember: applications are due Wednesday, January 18th, 11:59pm EST! If selected, we will reach out for an interview between January 23rd and 25th after reviewing your application. We'll also be having a General Interest Meeting on January 15th, where we'll describe what we do in more detail as well as answer any Q&A. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us! We look forward to seeing your application!
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Job Board 🤓
Tech and design summer internships tailored to college students like you <3
Discord’s Nitro Expression team is looking for a Product Engineering Intern→ in San Francisco, CA for the summer. The Nitro Expression team is building fun, creative, and premium ways for users to express themselves while talking and hanging out on Discord. Their aim is for these products to empower our users to express themselves authentically through emoji, stickers, and other creative media ecosystems that exist on our platform.
Qualcomm is looking for a Software Engineering Intern→ in Austin, TX. As a Qualcomm Software Engineering Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to push the boundaries of what exists and help establish the new standards for tomorrow. Interns will have the opportunity to explore one or more tracks: embedded software, system integration & test, ML/AI, firmware/wireless, automotive, application development.
Motorola Solutions’s Service Design Tools & Infrastructure team is looking for a Data Science intern→ in Schaumburg, IL adept at using large data sets to find opportunities for tools suite and process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. Motorola Solutions is a global leader in public safety and enterprise security.
Workday is a provider of cloud-based software that specializes in applications for financial management, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and human capital management (HCM). They are looking for a Product Design Intern→ to join their Experience Design and Development Group (EDDG) in Boulder, CO.
Mercury offers banking* for startups — at any size or stage. Launched in 2019, Mercury is trusted by more than 100,000 startups. They are looking for a Product Design Intern→ to join their Experience Design and Development Group (EDDG) in San Francisco, CA.
Landor & Fitch is a brand consulting firm founded in 1941 by Walter Landor, who pioneered some research, design, and consulting methods that the branding industry still uses. At Landor & Fitch, students are connected with the most creative people in the world to build brands like Apple, Coca-Cola, Lego and Nike, to name a few. They're hiring a Design Intern→ in Cincinnati, OH.
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