Brian Maeng, Ph.D, School of Technology & Computing
Since coming to CityU, I have seen the importance of preparing our students to land a tech job. STC provides online Invited Talks by industry leaders to share information, insights, and profiles of their companies with our students. Because of Rich MacGilvray’s recommendation, we now asking our industry professionals to invite an HR team member to talk about internships or how to apply for a position at their company.
I repeatedly hear from my industry colleagues and our advisory boards that students, in addition to their university degree, will need to demonstrate professional and technical skills in a verifiable way. Extra-curricular activities like clubs, research groups, and competitions are different ways to demonstrate your competencies.
The STC Thursday Byte lists club activities, and course shells include extra-curricular activities. Every club has a different culture, and they all welcome student presentations to showcase passion and skills, as well as to demonstrate personal projects. Clubs provide a platform to present technical topics in a welcoming environment. An opportunity for positive feedback and thought-provoking questions are added benefits. I encourage every STC student to be a part of this process and start practicing presentation skills in preparation for your new job in tech. Please join multiple STC clubs and Research Groups. Continue to read the rest of the Thursday Byte for links to club activities.
TA Center Announcement
Get to know your TA By Joining Your Course MS Teams.
We have updated our TA Center and included the Spring quarter courses along with the respective TA names and MS Team links. Please use this information to join MS Teams for your courses to get help from your Instructors and TAs seamlessly.
Last week the CityU Enactus team traveled to New York to compete in the National Finals for the Early Stage Competition. This is the first year that the Enactus United States has been awarded a champion for the Early Stage level. CityU Enactus brought 11 students and their faculty advisor, Dr. Kathy Cox, for the competition. The team presented a compelling, passionate story on their Clean Up project that helps 12 people experiencing homelessness to start a graffiti abatement business.
City U’s marketing student assistant, Anh Nguyen, produced the video presentation with Thamiris Cortes De Aguiar (Enactus President and SBM assistant), Valentina Cercado Leiva, Soumia Taghouti, and Suong (Susan) Nguyen presenting. Congratulations, CityU Enactus, for being the first-ever Early Stage National Champion!
Cybersecurity Club would like to invite you to their weekly Thursday meeting! Click here to join us on Thursday at 5:30 PDT on MS Teams.
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 your expertise or project, please contact Yang Ren. Click here to join. Everyone is invited!
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.
STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab
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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.
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.
Please join the GDSC Wednesday May 11th at 4:30 PM (PDT) for a welcome informational session to learn more about the club, our missions, visions, events and activities. Click here RVSP. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 has multiple open positions available right now. For more information and to apply, click here.