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An information session on internship and research opportunities in mathematics will be presented 12:10 p.m. Wednesday in Pardee Hall room 227.

Light refreshments will be served at the event, which is sponsored by the Math Club and Career Services.

Speakers will be Rachel Moeller ’88, director of internships and externships for Career Services, and Derek Smith, assistant professor of mathematics. Moeller will focus on internships in the workplace and Smith will discuss research opportunities on and off campus. Some programs have application deadlines as early as the middle of December.

“The goal is to have students begin to think about what kind of experiences will be of help to them as they move closer to making decisions about life after Lafayette,” says Moeller. “It is an informal event with a lot of opportunity for questions and answers.”

“This program is an example of how Career Services is partnering with academic departments to provide excellent programming for students,” she adds.

Moeller has been an assistant director in Career Services since August 2003, with a primary focus on helping students research and engage in experiential learning opportunities. She graduated with an A.B. in economics and business and received an M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. She has held a number of positions in higher education administration and has focused on career counseling for the past four years.

Moeller has presented at numerous conferences on various issues related to major and career choice and was recently published on the Wall Street Journal’s online site for career information directed to college students. She part of a team of researchers from across the country that recently had a white paper about the impact of electronic recruiting on college students’ job searches published on the web site of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Smith is author of an acclaimed book with John H. Conway, On Quaternions and Octonions: Their Geometry, Arithmetic, and Symmetry, published last year by A.K. Peters, Ltd. He also has shared his research through journal articles and conference proceedings.

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