Message From Leadership

Rich MacGilvray, Academic Advisor of the School of Technology and Computing

Let me introduce myself to the few students who have not responded to my outreach. I am Rich MacGilvray, Academic Advisor of the School of Technology and Computing for domestic students. Registration for the fall quarter is currently open. The Fall quarter starts October 3rd. Active students will have a three-week break between the Summer and Fall quarters.  

Next week is my one-year anniversary with the City University of Seattle.   

I am proud of the progress we, the STC team, have made over the past year to improve the student experience. I hope individuals attending for more than a year have noticed the positive changes to registration, communication, problem-solving, and general support within STC. We know we can continually improve your student experience. The best way to improve your experience is to communicate what we need to do better. It is important to let us know what is not working for you. But, also let us know what is working for you.   

I consider myself an advocate for each of my students. With that said, I really try to make myself available to listen to any issues or concerns. Feel free to reach me via MS Teams, email:, or phone/text 206.239.4530. 

I look forward to another year of continued improvements to your City University of Seattle experience.  

ACM Career Insights

5 Forces Shaping the Future IT Workforce

Concerns about a looming recession have not derailed the IT job market, which continues to show signs of growth. In the first half of this year, 115,000 new IT jobs were added. At the same time, IT salaries for existing IT staff and middle managers increased by just under 3%, while new hires were paid 5% to 6% more than existing staff, raising the appeal for some to switch jobs. Overall, there are five forces influencing the IT work landscape right now:

1. The shifting dynamics of the workday — and workweek.

2. The increasing impact of political and social issues on retention and hiring.

3. The (complicated) return of in-office career perks.

4. The company as an internal marketplace for skills.

5. Leaders as orchestrators of complex team environments.

To read more click here.

Check out more ACM Career Articles here


SECtember 2022 – Cloud Security Alliance Conference  

SECtember 2022 by Cloud Security Alliance Conference is the essential industry conference to assist organizations in elevating their cybersecurity capabilities. CSA is pleased to share with City University of Seattle a special 25% OFF promo code for SECtember 2022 registration. The promo codes are good for registering to attend CSA’s SECtember conference and for registering for our CCSK Foundation, CCSK Plus and CCAK training courses offered at SECtember. Training classes are offered Sept. 26 & 27th. 

Promotional Code 

City U Students – SCU20 – 25% off conference registration  

City U Friends – SCU&CSA_Friends – 25% off training classes / conference registration  


CSA is also providing 10 scholarships to select recipients which will provide complimentary passes to SECtember 2022 and complimentary access to CSA’s CCSK Foundation Training – an online self-paced training course.  Please fill out this form if you are interested in this opportunity. If selected you must attend this event in person.  

AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship Program

The AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship program, in collaboration with Intel and Udacity, aims to help underserved and underrepresented high school and college students learn foundational ML concepts to prepare them for careers in AI and ML. For more information click here.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date – Summer 2022 Invited Talk

Presenters: Alekhya Malia – AWS Data Analytics and Priyanka Parappaswamy – AWS Cloud Practitioner

When: August 24, 2022 at 4:00 PM PDT

Where: MS Teams Meeting

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

Anyone curious or interested in Cybersecurity is welcome to join! Meetings are held on Thursdays at 5:30 PDT via MS Teams. This summer’s meetings are focused on planning for the Fall. 

STC Tech Club

STC Tech Club meets every Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT) via Teams to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share their expertise or project, please contact Adrian Parker.

Click here to join. Everyone is invited! 

STC Tech Club Announcements

Career Center Resources

Deidre Grimes

Resume Building

Virtual Workshops/Conferences/Learning


AWS Free courses → AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials – Free sources

AWS Skill Builder → Security Learning Path – Free sources

Amazon Web Services (AWS) – AWS Online Tech Talks

AWS Online Tech Talks are very active, multiple talks each week over relevant cloud topics. If you can’t make a talk, check out their On-Demand Repository below!

AWS Tech Talks On-Demand

AWS Events App: Download for iOS and Android

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast GitLab| GitLab 

LibreFoodPantry Open-Source Project

The STC Tech Club is proud to offer discounted vouchers for 50% off the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification exam. Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.

STC TA Documentation for Setting up Environments

STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab

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, Mahathi Vucha, with any questions.

Data Science Club Announcements

Summer Quarter Invited Talk – STC Certification Awareness Week – AWS

Who: Alekhya Malia – AWS Data Analytics and Priyanka Parappaswamy – AWS Cloud Practitioner

When: August 24, 2022 at 4:00 PM PDT

Where: MS Teams

Google Developer Student Club

Click here for information about the Google Developer Student Club – City University of Seattle Chapter. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at

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