On-campus summer CS research/systems opportunity

March 20th, 2013

I am looking for 2 students interested in doing paid, on-campus research/systems work with me this summer. I have funding to support 2 students for 10 weeks at up to 40 hours per week, and there is some flexibility in terms of schedule.

The primary project will be updating and improving XenLabs to get it ready for use in class next year. XenLabs is built on a Python/Xen/Linux base, and I expect that most of our work will be done at a scripting level.  Useful background could include Linux/Unix experience, Python programming, shell scripting, security topics, system administration, and/or basic computer networking. However, this is an educational experience, so a 2xx level CS background and a willingness to learn is what is really needed.

If you are interested in working on this project, send an email to Benjamin.Kuperman@oberlin.edu with your relevant background (preferably sometime this week). Feel free to email or talk to me if you have questions about the project or just want more info.

Pizza Lunch Mon. Nov 19 Noon

November 15th, 2012

Richard Berman, Career Services will discuss preparing for Job Searches & Internships.

Monday Nov 19 Noon-1pm In King 227

Sign up for Pizza in the CSCI office King 223

Programming Skills Workshop

October 29th, 2012

CSMC presents… Programming Skills Workshop!

Thinking about applying for jobs or taking the CS GRE for grad school?  Worried that your data structures and algorithms knowledge is a bit rusty?  Never fear, the CSMC is here for you!

We will be hosting a set of programming skills workshops this semester. During these workshops we will tackle a variety of problems, write our solutions on paper, and then discuss the solutions. As a group, we’ll learn what challenges we face, what approaches to take, and what solutions work the best. Most importantly, however, we will become the best programmers we can be.

First meeting will be Saturday, November 3 from 4-6pm in the CS conference room.  Bring pencil and paper as we will be working out most of these problems by hand.

Students working on a tree problem

Your tree… it is unbalanced.

UPDATE: CSMC will be holding these workshops on a regular basis.  See https://www.cs.oberlin.edu/~csmc/ for details.

Visiting Asst. Professor Position (Spring 2012)

September 12th, 2011

The Computer Science department is looking to fill a one-semester, non-continuing faculty position for Spring 2012.  Applicants can specialize in any area of CS and may be ABD.

For dates and application details, please see the official college job posting: Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Google Summer of Code Opportunity

April 2nd, 2011

Click here for details.

Application is due by 3PM, April 8.

Winter Internships-Deadline Nov. 8

October 26th, 2010

Winter Term Internships in Computer Science
(Many are with Oberlin Alumni!)
Sponsored by the Office of Career Services

  • Enertechnix (Seattle, Washington): Research Assistant Intern
  • Patron Technology (New York, NY): Arts, Marketing and Technology Intern
  • Point of View Interactive (New York, NY): Interactive Intern
  • California Urban Water Conservation Council (Sacramento, CA): H2O Conservation Website Intern
Application Deadline: Monday, November 8 @ 11:59 PM.
The Office of Career Services Sponsors over 120 Winter Term internships.  Some of these internships have been highlighted above, and many more are available.
For more information on all of our Winter Term internships, including how to apply, visit:


APPLICATION ASSISTANCE (Resumes, Cover Letters, etc):
Check out the Resume and Cover Letter Guides on the Resume and Cover Letter pages of the Career Services Website:
Drop-In Days and Times:

  • Every weekday: 3-5pm in Career Services
  • Every Wednesday: 7-9pm in Azariah’s
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3: 2-5pm in Career Services
  • Thursday, Nov. 4: 1-7pm in Career Services
  • Friday, Nov. 5: 9am-5pm in Career Services
    Monday, Nov. 8: 2-5pm in Career Services
Questions?  Please contact:
The Office of Career Services
Oberlin College
Stevenson Building – Longman Commons


M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Alumni Talk: Antonio Garcia Castaneda '01

April 21st, 2009

Join us on Thursday, April 23rd to hear Antonio Garcia Castaneda (Oberlin Class of 2001) give a talk on “Everything you ever wanted to know about the games industry* … but had no one to ask.”

Antonio has worked in the video game industry for 8 years, most recently for Sony.  He is currently a graduate student at the University of London.

Reception at 4:00pm in King 223, Talk follows at 4:30pm in King 221.

On-campus summer research in security

February 22nd, 2009

Professor Kuperman is looking for students interested in working with him on 2 projects related to computer security this summer.  You would be paid for 8-10 weeks of work, up to 40 hours per week with some flexibility as to scheduling.

One project needs students with a strong C programming background and comfort working in Unix environments.

The second project will be building a custom server to be used as part of labs in future security courses.  A good background in Linux/Unix is needed, and experience setting up custom systems/distributions would be great.

If you are interested in either or both of these projects, or have questions about them, send email to Benjamin.Kuperman@oberlin.edu by Thursday, February 26.

Career Opportunities

October 20th, 2008

Beaconfire is a small, fun company based in Arlington, VA that does web consulting for progressive non-profits. It’s a great place to work – I work with incredibly smart, energetic people on some really interesting projects. (I think of it as an Obie-friendly atmosphere.) Our clients include Heifer International, ACLU, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to get in touch with me (joanna.miles@beaconfire.com)!


Student webmaster position

September 25th, 2008

The Oberlin Archives are looking for a student assistant/webmaster for this semester.  You’d be responsible for creating and editing web pages, writing guidelines for website modification, and assisting with other Archives tasks.

See the job posting or contact Kenneth M. Grossi, Acting College Archivist for more information.