September 8 2011
Hello everyone! This is a newsletter that I edit and which is meant for all CECS students. It is posted on the CECS department website on the CECS News section. I encourage everyone to read the newsletters as they usually contain important information about our curriculum and also job or internship positions that I've been informed about. If you have a newsworthy item to post, let me know via e-mail.
There will be an Engineering, Science & Technology Job Fair on Thursday, September 29, 12:00 - 4:00pm in the University Student Union. The Career Development Center has more information about this job fair.
I recommend that new (as well as returning) students seek to get involved with student organizations. We have several in the department and in the college, including: ACM, ACM-W, EAT, WDC, SWE, SHPE, MAES, etc. Check out those flyers you see posted around the department, go to their meetings and check them out! You'll get some valuable information, meet students in the department in a setting other than your classes, and get fed for free at the same time!
Get a chance to compete in the world's largest and most prestigious programming competition. The International Collegiate Programming Contest (sponsored by ACM and this year by IBM) is a chance to show off your skills and what makes you stand out in today's tough job market. Training meetings will be Thursdays at 7:30pm in ECS 416. The ACM Southern California Regional Programming Contest is usually held on the second Saturday in November and teams representing CSULB are selected from those students participating in the weekly meetings.
The CECS advisors are available to help students. Visit your advisor to assist you in the decision process of selecting electives, scheduling classes for a timely graduation, academic difficulties, career choices, etc. This year's advisors are:
Students who have been unable to pass the WPE are strongly encouraged to enroll in ENGR 310 a GWAR-certified course. While there are other GWAR-certified courses, ENGR 310 exists to serve College of Engineering students.
NOTE: CECS students cannot use ENGR 310 to satisfy requirements in the major. It is to be used to satisfy the GWAR after unsuccessful attempt in the WPE.
Here are some general notes of advise for all students…
Students who are near graduation need to file a request to graduate. Enrollment Services maintains a page that explains the Graduation Filing Process. This includes instructions on how to file a request to graduate, which must be preceded with a visit to your major advisor.
University Policy requires that all undergraduates complete their degrees within 120% of the units required for their majors and file a Request to Graduate form with the Office of Enrollment Services by the time they have completed 100% of the units required for their majors.
The deadline to file for a Spring 2012 graduation is October 15th. Students should visit their advisors much earlier and then file your request to graduate.
Are you a recent graduate with a passion for Internet and its genres? Do you keep up to date with the latest Web technologies? This dynamic international Web Media Design and Development Company has exceptional opportunities for you to launch your career. Strong writing skills in both English and Japanese are essential. We offer a pleasant working environment and opportunities to grow with the company
The company is willing to sponsor a work visa for the right candidates. To apply please send your resume via e-mail to email@example.com. Digital Media Resources Co. is located in Irvine, CA.
Life Technologies, a biotechnology company in Carlsbad, CA in partnership with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is currently seeking a student interested in fulfilling a full-time fall internship. The internship positions being sought for are a Software Engineer intern or Bioinformatics intern. Below is a description of the two internship opportunities. Only one internship position available and the actual project selected from the two below will be based on skill level of the student selected.
If you are interested in applying for this internship opportunity, you must complete the following steps:
Application deadline is September 30, 2011. For additional details about these internship opportunities, please contact Belinda Mekdara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A funded, California based startup is looking to fill two positions. We are looking for some gifted developers and engineers to join our team as we build this project from the ground up. This is a chance for an independent contractor who can help us create unique user experience to get involved. You will be collaborating with other creative people to produce a great product in an incredibly popular space: video.
Salary based on experience. Please send resume and work samples via e-mail to email@example.com. Your samples can be links, PDFs, or images.
Earth Science Associates is a small GIS firm in Long Beach. We produce the leading 2D and 3D GIS used in oil and gas exploration and production. We have pioneered development of 3D subsurface applications and integration of geologic, engineering and geophysical data from a wide variety of data sources and platforms. We hire undergraduate and graduate students on a regular basis. Typically, we seek students with GIS skills who also have some programming skills. We currently have a relationship with the Geography Dept. at CSULB where we hire a student for an internship with our company for a semester or two and the student in turn receives highly marketable GIS skills. We also have positions for students with higher level programming skills and want to expand our internship relationship to include the Computer Science department.
The company seeks qualified students for positions in:
The projects are underway and we are looking for candidates who can start as soon as possible. The assignments will last through the end of 2011 (with possible extension on subsequent projects). Hours are flexible.
Qualified candidates should send a resume and an email addressing their ability to meet the needs above to Earth Science Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Center College of Design is an international center for art and design education located in the hills above the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. We are an independent, nonprofit, four-year college offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in ten specialized programs, and graduate degrees in four art and design disciplines.
Art Center offers a full benefits package of medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance plans. There is a generous leave time benefit in addition to paid time off between Christmas and New Year's Day. Additional benefits include a retirement savings plan, tuition remission, and flextime options.
We are currently recruiting for a Software Engineer for our team of 10 technology specialists in Application Services, which functions within a vibrant and dedicated IT department of 24 staff members. This is a high-caliber team who collaborates with every department across the College as an integral part of Art Center's long-term vision. If you are interested in contributing your programming and problem-solving talents in a dynamic team environment, join us and help move Art Center's mission forward: “Learn to create. Influence Change.”
The Software Engineer will be responsible for designing, creating, and managing various web applications, client/server infrastructure, and information systems related to the development, architecture, and support of educational technology systems for the College. The successful candidate will have the ability to analyze, design, develop, test, and implement effective solutions across diverse platforms and complex systems.
To apply, send resume with cover letter stating salary history or salary expectations via e-mail to email@example.com or send hardcopy to Attn: Human Resources, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103. EOE.