Message From Leadership

From Leadership – Director Morgan Zantua
To intern or not to intern: that is the question. 

Experiential learning is a key component to building a successful technology career and the leadership message this week is simply to consider using the internship option as part of your STC program. 

Internship courses at STC provide students an opportunity to integrate work experience into a supervised work-based experiential setting. We understand, an internship opportunity may not fit into your schedule while you are a student at STC. Nevertheless, consider the benefits of providing internships later in your career to students entering your field of technology.   
Why do companies offer internships? Companies and organizations want to ‘give back’ to the learning community and access the resources students bring to the workplace. Interns lighten the workload in a department. More often managers want to ‘try out’ a student to determine if this individual is a good cultural fit and has the skills the company needs.   
Internships can be a paid or an unpaid experience. The true values of an internship are applying academic learning to ‘real-world’ applications, building your resume, and developing work references. Studies demonstrate interns get hired 50% to 67% of the time by their internship site. Not all organizations, non-profits, government organizations, and corporations have the budget to hire every intern. However, students who complete internships get hired at a faster rate than students without internships.  

STC undergraduate and graduate programs provide specific requirements for internships. The CityU catalog describes the internship course for your degree. Consult with your Program Manager for specific information. Here is a list of internships currently available: 
   – Pikes Place Market Senior Center is currently seeking intern(s) to educate, training, and set up systems to support 20 low-income senior citizens in the use of Smart Phones using T-Mobile Hot-Spots to safely conduct personal business using the internet.  #cybersecurity, #website development,#youtube library documentation. Unpaid.  
   – Unique Bakery seeks the services of full-stack web developers. Internships for programmers with C+ and C# skills. Paid and Unpaid.  
   – T-Mobile’s Tech X internship program will interview sophomore and juniors at the end of May for cybersecurity internships starting in October. These are paid internship opportunities managed by T-Mobile. More information will be available later in the month. 
For more information about the internship opportunities listed above and upcoming opportunities fill out this form.


  • Meeting with the Dean and the Director 

Let’s hear what is on your mind. Tell us what is working; let us know what can be improved. Communication is a two-way process.  “Meeting with the Dean & Director” will be held Friday, May 21, 2021, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm PDT on MS TeamsIf this time is not convenient, an individual session will be arranged. Contact Director Morgan Zantua to schedule a 1:1 listening session. 

  • New TA Positions

School of Technology and Computing will recruit multiple student workers who can start working from the end of May 2021. You can find more information regarding the job description and requirements and submit your application at this LINK. Interviews will begin after two weeks. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

  • STC Student Clubs Meeting

The Tech Group and the Cybersecurity Club will meet Thursdays from 4 pm to 5 pm (PDT) via Teams: STC Student Clubs & Research Groups Weekly Meeting – Spring Quarter. For students or faculty who would like to present, choose a date and upload your presentation HERE

  • STC Cybersecurity Club

Welcome to the STC Cybersecurity Club; A Byte of CyberThis week the club is covering command line basics. Knowledge of command line is crucial for a cyber security professional. Command line allows us to easily gain access to remote systems and script processes efficiently. Popular industry tools such as Metasploit and Snort require command line proficiency. We look forward to seeing you Thursday evening! The meeting starts from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm PDT. Attend the meeting via this link. To receive the Byte of Cyber calendar invitations, sign up HERE 

  • Faculty Research Group – Smart & Secure Computing Research Group (SSCRG)

Are you interested in studying emerging technologies, applying to real-world problems, and publishing the outcomes through your capstone project or conferences? If so, please contact SSCRG directors (Dr. Sam Chung, Executive Director, or Dr.Ali Khamesipor, Director). SSCRG will cover emerging or futuristic technologies such as cloud computing, EdTech, FinTech, AI, Blockchain, dApps, etc. The group is working with real-world problems for non-profit organizations and small businesses. Students of the group have published their outcomes in conference proceedings and journals. If you are interested in this SSCRG, please contact Dr. Chung or Dr. Khameipour. For more information,  visit the research group’s website.

This Week in Tech History May 10th – May 16th

May 10, 1894: First ‘Wireless’ Message is Sent 

Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor, and electrical engineer sent the first radio wave three-quarters of a mile on May 10th, 1894. He is best known for his pioneer work on long-distance radio waves and transmission. Within just three years of the first message sent, he developed the technology to communicate over twelve miles from a ship to shore.  Guglielmo Marcon founded The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company which he established in the UK in 1897; this company was later renamed Marconi Company and became the most successful manufacturing company in the UK. In 1999 the defense manufacturing division merged with British Aerospace, and in 2006 Marconi was acquired by the Swedish telecommunications company known as Ericsson. We owe most of the radio technologies and the commercialization of wifi to Mr. Marconi – thank you, Mr. Marconi!

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