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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.How did you hear about USPTO job possibilities?
  1. Facebook/Twitter
  2. Friend
  3. Job Fair
  4. Journal/Magazine
  5. Monster
  6. Newspaper
  7. Online Blog/Bulletin Board
  8. Professional Society/Organization
  9. University Career Fair
  10. University Career Placement Office
  11. USAJobs
  12. USPTO employee
  13. USPTO Web Page
  14. Virtual Job Fair
  15. Other


* 2.Are you enrolled or accepted for enrollment as an undergraduate degree seeking student at an accredited university?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Will you graduate between May 2014 and December 2014?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Have you previously served or currently serving In the United States Armed Forces?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Do you have a GPA of at least 2.95 on a 4.0 scale?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Are you available to work full time during June 4, 2013-August 10, 2013?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Will you be a senior prior to the beginning of this program?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Have you completed, or will you have completed at least 60 semester hours of your required courses in your discipline of study by May 31, 2013?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.From the following list please select your discipline of study:
  1. Biomedical Engineering

        BRANCHED: * 1.From the choices below, select the specific specialties that represent your regular and recurring experience and/or education (for example, for at least 3 months in duration) conducting research, analysis or application of scientific and technical matters associated with biomedical engineering. Check all that apply.
    1. Imaging devices
    2. Glucose monitors
    3. Physiological condition monitors
    4. Electrical stimulation devices
    5. Surgical tools
    6. Surgical methods
    7. Artificial organs
    8. Therapeutic devices
    9. Treatment devices
    10. Biological practices for health, safety, and welfare of living systems (Removing waste material from body, exercise equipment, absorbent articles)
    11. Rehabilitation methods
    12. Radioactive, magnetic, light therapy, cardiovascular testing, respiratory testing
    13. Light and laser surgical instruments
    14. I do not have regular and recurring experience and/or education performing these tasks
  2. Computer Engineering

        BRANCHED: * 1.From the choices below, select the specific specialties that represent your regular and recurring experience and/or education (for example, for at least 3 months in duration) conducting research, analysis or application of scientific and technical matters associated with computer engineering. Check all that apply.
    1. Memory access/control
    2. Error detection and correction
    3. Firmware
    4. System configuration and initialization
    5. Logic testing
    6. Artificial intelligence
    7. Program designs and systems architectures
    8. Computer security
    9. Graphics and visualization
    10. Software development
    11. Database management
    12. Computer control and simulation modeling
    13. Networking
    14. I do not have regular and recurring experience performing these functions.
  3. Electrical Engineering

        BRANCHED: * 1.From the choices below, select the specific specialties that represent your regular and recurring experience and/or education (for example, for at least 3 months in duration) conducting research, analysis or application of scientific and technical matters associated with electrical engineering. Check all that apply.
    1. Telecommunications (telephony, wireless, television, satellite)
    2. Speech Analysis
    3. Image Analysis
    4. Digital Communications (including optical communication)
    5. Computer Networks
    6. Computer Architecture
    7. Computer Software
    8. Embedded Systems
    9. Display Systems
    10. Compuer Graphics
    11. Cameras
    12. Semiconductors
    13. Digital and Analog Circuits
    14. Control Systems
    15. Power Systems (for example, generation, transmission or distribution)
    16. Motor and Motor Controls
    17. Electrical Testing
    18. I do not have regular and recurring experience and/or education performing these tasks.
  4. Mechanical Engineering

        BRANCHED: * 1.From the choices below, select the specific specialties that represent your regular and recurring experience and/or education (for example, for at least 3 months in duration) conducting research, analysis or application of scientific and technical matters associated with mechanical engineering. Check all that apply.
    1. Simulations (for example, amusement devices, video games, educational games)
    2. Static structure systems (for example, frames, braces, cabinets, furniture, machine tools)
    3. Heating and air conditioning systems
    4. Ventilation systems
    5. Medical devices (for example, diagnostic or therapeutic equipment and instruments)
    6. Manufacturing Systems
    7. Packaging Systems
    8. Agriculture Systems
    9. Transportation Systems (for example, engines, pumps, brakes, transmission systems, catalytic converters)
    10. Robotic Systems
    11. Fluid Handling Systems (for example, sprinklers, toilets, nozzles, fire spraying equipment)
    12. Mechanical Testing
    13. I do not have regular and recurring experience and/or education performing these tasks.
  5. None of the above


* 10.Select the choice that describes your highest level of experience and/or education orally communicating with a wide varity of audiences (for example, professors, clients, patent professionals, superiors, or subordinates) on applying basic engineering principles and concepts.
  1. I have participated in meetings/interviews to collect or disseminate technical information from a variety of audiences in the advancement of engineering principles and concepts.
  2. I have facilitated discussions on the advancement of engineering principles and concepts.
  3. I have presented technical and/or legal information to a wide variety of audiences on engineering related topics.
  4. I have presented technical and/or legal information to a variety of audiences by conveying the results of research findings, analysis, rationale, and/or evaluations/conclusions of fact (for example, through a research project as part of my course work, work project, capstone project, or thesis studies) in the application of engineering principles and concepts.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Tell us where in your resume this level of experience or education is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples of the engineering principles and concepts that were researched and evaluated, and how this information was presented.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  5. I do not have experience and/or education orally communicating with a wide variety of audiences on applying basic engineering principles and concepts.


* 11.Select the responses that best describe your experience and/or education communicating in writing to develop documents related to engineering principles and concepts. Check all that apply.
  1. I have prepared a formal written product for a capstone or other research project in the engineering field.
  2. I have developed position papers on the implementation of emerging engineering principles and concepts.
  3. I have written amendments to legal documents related to engineering principles and concepts.
  4. I have written reports, letters or memoranda where I translated complex technical language for review by non-technical audiences.
  5. I have drafted patent applications for clients or professionals in the intellectual property community.
  6. I have written technical or legal documents related to engineering principles and concepts.
  7. I do not have experience and/or education communicating in writing to develop work products related to engineering principles and concepts.


* 12.Select the statements that represent your experience in carrying out a specialized research or capstone project on engineering theories or concepts. Check all that apply.
  1. I have planned and prioritized key project milestones.
  2. I have prepared project status reports.
  3. I have formulated thesis statements.
  4. I have developed feasibility studies or proof-of-concept documents.
  5. I have developed innovative solutions to unanticipated problems.
  6. I have collaborated with peers, professors, colleagues, consumers, and/or stakeholders.
  7. I have finalized a written product on the project implementation.
  8. I have presented and/or defended my work product before a committee or group of professionals.
  9. I have not performed the tasks above to carry out a specialized research or capstone project on engineering.


* 13.Do you have working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel?
  1. Yes
  2. No