UM:SmartCarts is a for-credit class at the University of Michigan, with responsibilities and tasks structured on an individual student basis. Team members enroll for 4 units of graded (A-F) independent study (397-037, 497-037, or 597-037 depending on your academic standing). Do not enroll prior to receiving permission.
There will be weekly team meetings and assignments, though unlike a standard class where all students do the same work, students will work on different parts of the SmartCarts system. From a workload perspective, you can expect this class to be comparable to a laboratory class or MDE. In compensation for your effort, you'll be part of a high-profile team building something amazing here at UM.
To join our team, you must first apply. We are looking for a mix of technical backgrounds (computer science, control systems, operations engineering, human-computer interfaces, etc.) and experience levels, though we expect the bulk of our members will be experienced graduate students.
To apply, send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter, describing which sub-team(s) you would like to work with, and how this interest aligns with your technical skills. (A paragraph or two is adequate.)
- CV or Resume, including your education level, major, GPA, and significant course work (with grades)
- A portfolio (optional but recommended), for example code that you've published on github, mechanical components that you've designed/fabricated, HTML5 or mobile applications that you've created. Live links are preferred.
We will respond as quickly as we are able to, but you should enroll for classes this fall assuming that you are not offered a position.