Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers seeking Information Technology Intern

The Pittsburgh Steelers are seeking an Information Technology (IT) Intern.  The Information Technology Intern is responsible for assisting the IT department with the organization’s Help Desk calls, including user account management. This position will also be required to perform new PC installs, and cell phone management.


  • Responding to and handling the organizations Help Desk calls to completion.
  • Following up on open help desk calls and verify their completion.
  • Backing up imaging and re-imaging PC’s.
  • Unlocking user accounts and resetting passwords.
  • Assisting with the support of hardware and software issues as they arise.
  • Assist in hardware and software inventory.
  • Plan, design and implement special projects at the direction of IT Staff.
  • Other Duties as assigned.


  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • Technical experience supporting Microsoft Windows 7/8+ and Apple OS X.
  • Ability to troubleshoot printer problems.
  • Basic knowledge of PC Hardware and troubleshooting hardware failures.
  • Experience using the Microsoft Management Console, and Active Directory Users and Computers.
  • Be able to lift at least 30 pounds.
  • Be detail oriented and have good communication skills.
  • Have good documentation skills and the ability to create documentation when needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while managing multiple projects/priorities.
  • Basic knowledge of computer networks (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS) and Wi-Fi.

Application Instructions:
Please apply through ColonialTRAK:

Federated Investors seeking an Information Security Intern

Federated Investors, Inc. is looking for an Information Security Intern at their Warrendale, PA location.

Work in cooperation with Federated’s BISD Information Security team to:

  • Conduct analysis of the departmental Product Position Documents (PPDs). This includes reviewing for any known risks or security considerations.
  • Review existing software to determine that Malware was not introduced in our environment via upgrades.
  • Generate and analyze reports.
  • Conduct research on security related items and topics.


  • Up to twenty hours a week during semester
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (May – August)
  • Warrendale Location – Warrendale, PA 15086


  • Currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree in Information Systems, Information Security or comparable oriented program required
  • IT experience or relevant coursework in information security required
  • 3.2 or better QPA preferred
  • Course work and hands-on exposure to Microsoft Access, SharePoint, Oracle and / or SQL Server preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel and Word, required
  • Familiarity with Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) discipline or other IT best practice model is preferred

Application Instructions:
For consideration, go to

PNC Presentation Tomorrow (September 16) in Wheatley Center

Just a reminder – PNC is coming to campus to give an overview of their organization and to meet with students interested in internships and full-time positions.  Make room in your schedule to attend!

This event sponsored by the TOP SECRET COLONIALS
Wednesday, September 16, 2015  (3:45 PM to 5:15 PM)
Wheatley Center Atrium

PNC is sending their Senior Technology specialist to campus to speak about the PNC Technology programs and internship program at PNC.

3:45 PM Registration for SET Credit
4:15 PM the speaker will start his presentation

Light refreshments will be served.

IPv6 may see a Usage Boom from Apple’s iOS 9

Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 9, is scheduled to release on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, and may have a big impact on the use of IPv6.

Each device (mobile phone, laptop, router, etc.) connected to the Internet must have a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address.  IPv4, the previous version of the protocol, is running out of unused Internet addresses due to the massive use of the Web that was unexpected when the protocol was developed.  IPv6 is a newer Internet Protocol that was designed to have more than enough Internet addresses, long into the future.  IPv6 was released in 1998 but has been slow to adoption and is still not in widespread use today.

When iOS 9 hits the market, it will treat IPv6 as an equal to IPv4, rather than favoring the old system.  This means that iOS devices will start to use IPv6 much more than they have in the past.  In addition, Apple has noted that they will require all apps submitted to the Apple App Store to support IPv6 starting early next year.

What does this all mean?  An increase in usage of IPv6 would speed up service provider networks for consumers, and possibly allow for more development to happen in the areas of home automation, the Internet of Things (connecting non-computer devices to networks for more/remote control), and self-driving vehicles.  On the flip side, this could mean quite a bit more work for mobile developers, as apps and other software will need to be modified to use IPv6.

If you want to read more about it:
IT News:  IPv6 will get a big boost from iOS 9, Facebook says
TNW News:  OS X 10.11 and iOS 9 now prefer IPv6 for connections
Internet Society: Apple will require IPv6 support for all iOS 9 apps

Work-Study Opportunity: WeBWorK System Administrator and Support

There is a current opening for a work-study position at RMU:  WeBWorK System Administrator and Support.  The position would require working with an Amazon Server running a mathematics software program which needs installed and maintained.  Installation requires some Perl scripting (there are some online tutorials to help).  Linux, Apache, Perl, and shell scripting experience would be a plus.

The position is posted on ColonialTRAK, job ID #31850 and the pay is among the highest for workstudy on campus with flexible hours and expectation of working independently.

Job Description/Duties:  
This NSF-grant-funded position will assist with the RMU WeBWorK site.  WeBWorK is an open source on-line homework system for math classes that provides immediate feedback to student users.  This position will be responsible for updating and maintaining the WeBWorK site on the Amazon Web Server for RMU. The job will require assisting faculty in developing and setting up WeBWorK courses content, alpha-testing new WeBWorK course content, and other related duties.

Full-time Positions Open at Plus Consulting

Plus Consulting is seeking to fill several full-time positions, including:

· .NET developers (–many openings also accept Sub-Contractors)
· Sr. Sugar developer (Australia and US)
· QA engineer (Sr. QA leader)
· Sales Assistant (Pittsburgh)
· Salesforce developers/engineers (anywhere)
· Project Manager (Pittsburgh)
· Business Development Manager (Pittsburgh)
· Senior Security resource (again, preferably in Pittsburgh but open to others)

If you are interested in learning more about any of these positions, please send a resume to

IT Internship at Red Valve, Co.

Red Valve Co., Inc. is seeking an IT intern beginning in the Fall 2015 semester.  The IT intern will be responsible for performing a variety of maintenance, installation and training tasks to help meet end user requirements.


Respond to assigned help desk tickets and provide solutions for reported end user problems.
Walk customers through problem solving process.
Follow up with customers, provide feedback and see problems through to resolution.
Properly escalate unresolved queries to the next level of support.
Document the details related to a problem and resolution appropriately.
Responsible for configuration and deployment of new equipment.
Work with the IT group on help desk requests and IT project management.
Assist with standardizing help desk requests.
Assist with individual and group updates of Red Valve Company’s active directory infrastructure.
Assist with inventory updates for Red Valve Company’s environments and infrastructure.
LAN/WAN infrastructure design and implementation.
Detailed orientated with the ability to multi-task.
Participate on team projects, complete tasks and ensure they are completed in a timely manner and to specifications.
Preserve and grow your knowledge of help desk procedures, products and services.
Assist with general administrative duties and projects as needed.


Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field.
Must have successfully completed first 3 years of program.
Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills.
Ability to excel in a team environment.

Interested students should apply through Colonial Trak.

IT Employers Scheduled to Interview on Campus

A number of IT employers will be coming to RMU’s campus to interview for open positions in the coming weeks.  Some of these opportunities are full time positions and others are internships.  Take a look below to see if you would be interested!  

Interested students must apply for an interview for these positions through ColonialTrak at least a week prior to when the employer is coming to campus to interview. 

Company Position Interview Dates

Grant Thornton LLP

Associate, Technology Solutions Consulting


Schneider Downs

IT Auditor Staff


Schneider Downs

IT Summer Internship


PPG Industries, Inc.

IT Internship


PNC Financial Services Group

Technology Development Program Analyst/Associate


PNC Financial Services Group

Technology Intern


Newton Consulting, LLC

Entry Level Application Developer


UPMC IS Division Summer Associates Program – Applications being accepted for Summer 2016

The UPMC Information Systems Division Summer Associates Program is now accepting applications for internships during the summer of 2016.  This is a full-time, 11 week, paid internship program starting at the end of May 2016 and ending in mid-August that combines real work experience with networking opportunities, executive exposure, and community service.

Participants are typically placed within our systems and data management, infrastructure, health information management, project management, coding and testing, security, architecture, or voice and data communicate areas.


• A major in Information Services, Information Technology, Health Information Management, Computer Science, or a related field is required

• Preference given to students who will have completed their junior year as of May 2016; however, exceptional sophomores, seniors, and graduate students will be considered

• 3.0 cumulative GPA strongly preferred

• Preference will be given to candidates that have demonstrated leadership ability through their studies, employment, or extracurricular activities.

Application Instructions:

Please visit to apply. Click on “Summer Associates Internship Program” and specifically apply to the position(s) you are interested in.


1) Upload a Microsoft Word resume in addition to completing the online application.
2) Ensure that your cumulative GPA, major GPA, and graduation date are clearly listed on your resume.
3) Apply using Internet Explorer as your web browser
4) Visit our website to learn more about the Summer Associates Program:

Cybersecurity Positions at Duquesne Light

Several job opportunities in the field of cybersecurity are available at Duquesne Light.  The individual job descriptions and requirements are linked below:

If interested, apply online or forward your resume to Jeffrey Peters, Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist.