Monthly Archives: November 2014

Highmark Tech Connect Recruiting Event – December 4

If you have ever been interested in working for one of Pittsburgh’s largest corporations, this event could be for you! At Highmark’s Tech Connect recruiting event, you will have the opportunity to network with recruiters from looking for many skill sets of students and recent graduates throughout the area. At this event, you will also be given the opportunity to hear from the Vice President of Health Consumer Solutions, as well as hiring managers. The event is free for all that are interested!

Highmark writes:

We invite you to learn more about our experiences with Agile development and explore our current job opportunities. We’re looking for people who want to grow with us and help lead our evolution in 2015. We are actively recruiting for full-time employees in the following areas of expertise:

  • Cobol / Mainframe / DB2
    • JAVA / Oracle
    • Project Management
    • User Experience / Front End Development
    • Systems Analyst
    • Teradata, Web services, Cognos, Informatica, SQL Server
    • Leadership Development Program for recent graduates


Highmark Penn Avenue Place
501 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


December 4th, 2014 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM


5:30-6:00 PM Networking over hors d’oeuvres
6:00-6:20 PM Keynote Presentation

  • Jill Weber, Vice President, Health Consumer Solutions
  • Topic: Agile Development

6:20-7:30 PM Info Session/Networking with Hiring Managers

Please be aware that Highmark Health will pre-screen all resumes prior to the event. Once your resume is reviewed, we will be in touch confirming your registration.

Questions or need more information? Please contact Justin Driscoll at the Pittsburgh Technology Council:”

All new RMU Mobile app!


RMU Mobile is the all-new mobile app for Robert Morris University.

RMU Mobile brings together all of the essential campus components of Robert Morris University into one app. From viewing today’s schedule, to calling a campus office, RMU mobile can do all that. Current students have access to several Sentry Secured Services features, such as Grades and My Schedule. Prospective students can view the Campus Map and learn more about our campus.

My Schedule

In the My Schedule feature – students can view what’s on the agenda for the day and also view the semester schedule.



All the important campus numbers are available in Phonebook feature. Students can just simply tap and call any of the listed offices.

Campus Map

Campus Map feature gives ability to take a “virtual” tour of the RMU Moon Campus and see where all the residence halls, classroom buildings, and various facilities are located.

About RMU

About RMU feature provides detailed and insightful information about the university.


The Directory feature allows you to search all RMU Faculty & Staff members and get their contact information.


Students are available to log in with Sentry Secured Services account to view all interim and final grades (once they’re posted), as well as the Academic Calendar and Checksheet.

The app was also recently updated with a live shuttle schedule.  Type in your location and the app will tell you how soon the next RMU shuttle will be there!









RMU Mobile is available for both IOS and Android platforms and is dedicated to providing the best experience on the mobile device.

You can also follow RMU Mobile Twitter account @RMUMobile – when new updates are available – you will be informed.

Smith Micro Software is hiring!

If you are looking for an internship in the Pittsburgh area, there are a couple of new job postings on ColonialTrak that were posted recently. You must apply fast as they close on November 28th! There are three internship positions, all for Smith Micro Software, Inc., which start this summer. Smith Micro Software is a company that provides solutions to mobile platforms on a corporate level. From their website, “Smith Micro has developed unparalleled expertise in embedded software for networked devices, policy-based management platforms, and highly-scalable mobile applications and hosted services.” Their office is located in McCandless, PA which is just North of Pittsburgh. The internships that are offered are as follows:

Quality Engineering Intern (there are two of these positions available, Second Posting)

Intern goals:

  • Completing manual testing for on-time delivery to customer projects
  • Assisting in the automation effort of these projects to increase future efficiency of testing efforts

Projects interns will be working on:

  • CommSuite
  • AniMates
  • Avatar


  • Great work ethic
  • Strong command of written and spoken English
  • Proficient on a computer and MS Word
  • Proficient on an Android/iPhone device

Content Management Intern

Intern goals:

  • Learn how animated Avatars are created, reviewed and submitted for iOS and Android applications
  • Test and publish content for use in a mobile application for Android and iOS
  • Review content from artists and assist in finalizing of content for publication
  • Provide support and manage deliverables from artists
  • Draw and animate characters for use in a mobile application-Projects interns will be working on


  • Lives and breathes technology and internet, especially messaging applications that use stickers, Avatars and emoticons
  • Studying animation, new media or related field
  • At least a 3 three month commitment of at least 20 hours a week but preference given to those who can commit to a longer term
  • Interest in digital art, comics, and messaging applications a bonus


Per Smith Micro request: “Please email your resume to Rob Schaffer at”

Smith Micro Software, Inc.

Automated Health Systems Now Hiring

Automated Health Systems is looking to hire!

Automated Health Systems is seeking motivated and team-oriented IT Professionals in the Pittsburgh area.


  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of progressive IT work experience.
  • Strong Programming Proficiency (This includes: C#, .NET, and SQL) (Required).
  • Understanding Technical/Business requirements.
  • Able to translate Technical/Business requirements into test plans.
  • Strong Problem Solving Skills.
  • Initiative to improve process and tools required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Computer Science or related field (Required).


  • Experiences in ASP.NET and Web Application development Technologies is a plus.
  • Previous Experience in a health care environment.


  • Salary Commensurate with experience + Excellent Benefits

If interested at all, and to be honest it’s always worth a shot, send resumes to for immediate Consideration.

For more information regarding this position please visit their website at

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Undergraduate 15-week courses will be on break all next week (November 24 – 28).

For 8-week courses, here is the schedule for the holiday week:

  • Monday, November 24:    Monday 8-week courses and 15-week courses on Mondays only will meet
  • Tuesday, November 25:    Tuesday 8-week courses will meet
  • Wednesday, November 26:    Wednesday 8-week courses will meet
  • Thursday, November 27:    RMU is Closed
  • Friday, November 28:    RMU is Closed

Law & Order: How Your Conduct Can Affect Your Career

Have you ever wondered how your future is affected by your past conduct? This program will help to make it more clear how directly your professional image is related to your college career. Many topics including social media posts, on-campus offenses, past due bills and others will be discussed at this event tailored to students who are entering the work force any time in the future.

TODAY!  –  Thursday, November 20th

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sewall Center- Dining Room C

How To Register:

SIGN UP on the EVENTS tab of COLONIALTRAK (preferred).

If you are having difficulty signing up on ColonialTRAK, email with your name, email and major.

Event Agenda & Details:

Welcome & Introduction

Legal Issues

  • Renee Cavalovitch, Vice President and General Counsel for RMU, will provide an overview of legal issues related to background checks and employment screening. She will also discuss disclosures required in connection with the law school application process and the “character and fitness” examination required for admission to the state bar.
  • Ralston Jackson, Partner at Odermatt & Jackson, will share insights about dealing with the criminal justice system. Specifically, he will address Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) and expungements.

Student Conduct Records

  • Maureen Keefer, Assistant Dean of Students at RMU, will discuss who typically requests to view student conduct records and under what circumstances they are shared.

Panel: Employers & Faculty Representatives

The panel will discuss screening methods used by their company/organization/field, including:

  • Background checks (driving records and criminal)
  • Drug and alcohol tests
  • Credit history reports
  • Investigative consumer reports and
  • Employment verification practice
  • Internet and social media searches


  • Christine Bilunka – Branch Chief- Suitability Adjudications, Office of Personnel Management- Federal Investigative Services
  • Mike Cunningham – District Manager-Pittsburgh, Fastenal
  • Richard G. Fuller, D.Ed. – Department Head, Education
  • David Gass – HR Representative, FedEx Ground
  • Susan Patterson – SVP Regional Manager- Ohio Valley, PNC
  • Celine Stanasolovich – Director of Accounting & Human Resources, Legend Financial Advisors, Inc.


Students will be given the opportunity to submit written questions confidentially. The moderator will then direct the questions to the panel.

The Washington Center names RMU Academic Seminar University of the Year

Robert Morris University has been named the 2014 Academic Seminar University of the Year by the prestigious Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

Recently, a group of thirty-two RMU cyber forensics and information security students traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in The Washington Center’s academic seminar program. The seminar was based on issues of National Security and gave the students an opportunity to learn from leading national security experts. As well as this being an excellent learning opportunity, this served as an opportunity for networking with national security leaders.


The Washington Center chose Robert Morris University as its academic seminar of the year based on many factors; some factors being the Top Secret Colonials fundraising efforts, preparation for the trip, and devotion of the students and faculty regarding the seminar itself.

The students were lucky to have been at the seminar in D.C. while there was extreme information security controversy happening here in Pittsburgh, PA. The group happened to be visiting the Chinese Embassy just hours after it was announced that the U.S. government filed criminal charges of cyber espionage against Chinese officials for allegedly having hacked some of Pittsburgh’s foremost industrial providers including Alcoa, Westinghouse, and U.S. Steel.

Many students having participated in the trip have become advocates for the importance of this seminar, as well as their student-run organization, Top Secret Colonials. TSC secretary, Jake Pancari, stated, “The seminar is a life changing opportunity, something I never could have experienced by just going to class all the time. We witnessed history in the making while we were there, and I got to meet so many influential people working in DC. It’s easily one of the best decisions I’ve made in my time at RMU.”

IBM Master the Mainframe Contest 2014

This fall semester of 2014, IBM is encouraging all students from universities, and high schools to come join in their Master the Mainframe Contest. You might be thinking, well why would I sign up for that when I have no mainframe experience?  No experience is exactly what IBM is looking for; all they want driven students who want to learn and have a good time.  Registration opens on September 23 to December 31. The contest begins on October 6, and will continue to December 31 of 2014. There is still time to participate! If you’re not a computer geek looking to gain some experience and a possible career opportunity, there are also these prizes IBM is offering to its contestants:


  • Master the Mainframe Custom T-Shirts
  • IBM Swag Prize Packs
  • Google Nexus Tablets
  • All Expenses Paid Trip To Poughkeepsie, NY
  • And More!!!!

There are three parts to this contest. First is Breaking the Ice, then Practical Experience, and Finally Real-life Case-based Experience. If there are some more questions you have about this contest; details can be found here:

Remember NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Come have fun with other students from around the world, learn about mainframes, and WIN PRIZES!

Register at:

Advising for Spring 2015

Remember to get in touch with your academic advisor, if you have not already.  You’ll need to meet with your advisor before you can be cleared to register for Spring 2015 courses.  Registration is underway now, but you can check your specific registration date and time by logging into Sentry Secured Services and clicking Registration > Registration Status.