Message From Leadership

Sam Chung. Dean, School of Technology & Computing (STC) at City University of Seattle, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and Educator.

Last Thursday, May 5, 2022, STC held the first virtual STC Capstone Orientation. Thirty people attended, learned about capstones, and asked questions. Two faculty and two alumni shared their capstone experiences. All four emphasized the reasons you need to start your capstone early! Starting early in your degree process does not mean you need to know the content of your capstone.  However, you want to have a direction identified because your capstone is part of your professional career plan. Your capstone tells the story of your CityU journey. Use your capstone as part of your interview process, and it will transform your position from the role of an interviewee to the powerful position of a storyteller.

Telling stories is one of the most powerful means you have to influence, teach, and inspire your interviewers and teammates.

Dr. Sion Yoon has led STC capstone courses since 2021. Let me share her advice. 

1. Find your topic early

2. Identify a knowledge gap

3. Provide a novel or creative solution

4. Choose a topic meaningful to you

5. Ask questions and engage

6. Keep in mind the final deliverables

7. Be prepared to put effort into your capstone

8. Use time wisely

9. Submit assignments on time

10. Avoid plagiarism

Start exploring topics early in your time at CityU. I encourage you to attend the STC student Clubs. Investigate the different STC Faculty Research Groups. Learn more about these opportunities at

Amazon Web Services Student Programs Virtual Career Fair

You are invited to attend an exciting recruitment event with Amazon Web Services!

Amazon Web Services Student Programs Virtual Career Fair
Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 3pm – 4:30pm EST / 12pm – 1:30pm PDT

Interested in learning about career opportunities at Amazon Web Services? Sign up for our virtual Career Fair to get exclusive access to the information you need to build your future. Come learn all about how to ace the interview process, join a live Q&A with cloud support professionals, and get connected to recruiters and 600+ open roles!
Save Your Spot Now By Registering Today!

Whether you’re looking for a technical or non-technical role, at Amazon you can innovate and solve real-world, complex problems. Come build the future with us.

[The career fair is Co-hosted by Amazon Web Services – Education to Workforce Team (E2W) and Student Recruitment Teams. If you have questions, please send us an email at]

Career Tips

These Are the Skills You Really Need to Make It Big in Tech 

The growing popularity of hybrid and remote working means that the rules of work have changed, as have the tools and software employees interact with on a daily basis. To make it big in tech and remain productive while working remotely with their colleagues, employees need a certain degree of technical aptitude, not to mention good problem-solving, organization and time management skills. Across every industry, employers are eager to hire professionals who can modernize their IT infrastructure, build new apps, and keep them protected against an ever-growing range of cybersecurity threats. While technical skills cannot be replaced – employers are also looking for candidates who can bring teams together, increase productivity, and flexibility with ever changing work landscapes. According to recruitment specialist Robert Half, the soft skills that are in most demand by CIOs are resilience, communication, adaptability, project management and business acumen. Communication skills and interpersonal skills are more valuable than ever!  

Check out this article to learn more on how to make it ‘big’ in tech.  

Source: ACM Career News

Upcoming Events

Zero Trust Tech Talk

United State Cyber Command Academic Engagement Network  monthly Technical Talks (TECH TALKS) begins Wednesday 18 May 2022 from 1pm to 2:30 pm.

The talk will include an introduction of ZERO TRUST fundamentals, lessons from government and industry, key aspects and skills critical to cyber security professionals. The presentation will conclude with 30 minutes for questions and answers.

RSVP to Scott Nelson for the ZERO TRUST TECH TALK no later than 16 May 2022.

Missed out on an Invited Talk or Tech Talk?

Check out the C4CYI YouTube Channel for STC recorded Invited Talks and events. Explore ACM Tech Talks and the ACM website to watch their free informative Tech Talks. ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession

Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club

Cybersecurity Club would like to invite you to their weekly Thursday meeting! Click here to join us on Thursday May 12th at 5:30 PDT on MS Teams. 

  • STC Tech Club

We are excited to share with you STC’s Invited Talk, this Thursday May 12th, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 PM PDT . 

Join us for an informative talk featuring Joan Ross, CIO @ Insight CyberDetecting and defeating Cyber-attacks in real time: A New AI Powered Approach.

STC Tech Club Announcements

The STC Tech Club is proud to announce we are providing vouchers for 50% discounts on the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam. Please contact Yang Ren if interested.

Virtual Workshops/Conferences/Learning
Chef Progress MEGA Launch
Atlassians Developer Day


Please contact Yang Ren if interested.
VP of Marketing
Web Administrator

We are proud to announce STC Tech Club’s new VP of Operations – a big welcome to Adrian Parker!

  • Data Science Club

The Data Science Club would like to invite you to our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4pm PDT. You can join our meetings using the link here or by scanning the QR code on the right. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Please reach out to the club president, Amanda Vaughan, with any questions.

Now Recruiting!

We will have two open officer positions starting next quarter but are hoping to bring on an additional officer to the team as well. We will hold officer training towards the end of this quarter with new officers officially taking office in the Summer 2022 quarter! Please fill out the application form here and reach out to Amanda Vaughan with any questions.

  • Google Developer Student Club

Please join the GDSC Wednesday May 18th at 4:30 PM (PDT): Building Actions for the Google Assistant – Allen Firstenberg. In this session, Allen delivers the news from Google I/O, focusing on the latest changes to making voice-empowered apps for Android, Smart speakers and Smart displays, and home automation. Click here for more information and to RVSP . In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at


Check out the New Human Centered Artificial Intelligence (HCAI) Research Group 

Meeting Schedule:  Every Monday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST – Join here 

For more information, click here

Career Opportunities

Innotech Engineering LLC

Innotech Engineering LLC is a Professional Services Provider (PSP) for Starbucks.  The opportunity is to act as a technical support technician to the SSC labs (Starbucks Support Center Candidate will be hired by Innotech Engineering and assigned to Starbucks to fulfill this on-site role. 

The main tasks include on-site technical lab support, build, re-image, reconfigure PoS systems and related equipment. Move, add, change configurations of physical technology including relocation of lab spaces, tear down, reconfigure and rebuild of office and lab equipment. General knowledge of networking, cabling, and physical infrastructure is preferable. 

Previous working experience is a plus but not a requirement. $25-35/hr

Send resume + letter to subject line SBUX Lab Tech 

This could open doors to more systems engineering level of work. Please email the Center with any questions. 

NRC Health

NRC Health has multiple open positions available right now. For more information and to apply, click here.


Continuant is looking for NOC, for more information and to apply, click here. To check out all other opportunities, click here.

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