I hope you’re having a great week!
By way of a quick introduction, my name is Will. I am a current student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an alum of The Horizons School. I recently joined the Horizons team to help identify candidates for our fully funded Horizons fellowship program.
The Horizons Fellowship is a fully-funded technology immersion fellowship for top university students from around the world. As technology continues to play a larger role on the world stage, whether it be in business, politics, art etc., we have been reaching out to various Southern Methodist University clubs to encourage students to gain a solid technical foundation.
Past Horizonites have come from schools like Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, and more. We’ve had engineers, business students, liberal arts majors and designers take our program – they’ve gone on to receive product management, engineering, and venture capital offers from firms such as Google, Zappos.com, Yelp, Optimizely, Redfin, Insight Venture Partners, and Slack. Others are winning global hackathons and building their own startup ideas.
I would be thrilled and honored if you could forward out this opportunity to interested members of your club. Our programs are open to students of any year and any major – we encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests to apply!
S’16, Horizons School of Technology
Class of 2019, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
The Horizons Fellowship
The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background!
Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more
Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have hailed from Southern Methodist University, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more.
Rice University is hosting the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) to be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Attached is a flyer of the symposium.
GCURS is a forum for undergraduate researchers to present original research discoveries. The symposium format is 10-12 minutes, individual, oral PowerPoint presentation. An additional 2-3 minutes will be allotted for a question-and-answer period. Our students report that giving formal presentations in a multi-institution event is more interesting and valuable than either an in-house presentation series or regional conference poster session. GCURS also fosters intercollegiate interactions among students and faculty who share a passion for undergraduate research.
Meals will be provided on the day of the symposium. To close the symposium, an interdisciplinary networking reception with heavy appetizers and hors d’oeuvres will be held for all GCURS participants and visiting faculty.
A limited number of rooms at the Marriott Hotel are available for participants and visiting judges traveling to Houston.
Interested students should register online at gcurs.rice.edu and submit a one-page research abstract by Tuesday, October 10, 2017. We can accommodate 60 students in each section. In previous years we have been able to accommodate almost all registrants who wanted to speak, but if capacity becomes limiting we will select participants on the basis of submitted abstracts. Advisors can also register online at gcurs.rice.edu.