Monthly Archives: October 2018

UPMC IT Summer Associate Program – Applications due Thursday, November 1st

UPMC is looking for students to participate in their Information Services Division (ISD) Summer Associate Program. This is an eleven-week paid internship. This program is a great way for students to kick-start their career and begin to prepare for full-time opportunities with UPMC post-graduation.

Summer associates will have the opportunity to:

  • Work in one of UPMC’s many ISD areas including (but not limited to) information security, enterprise architecture, desktop design and integration, custom application development, cloud operations, project management, coding and testing, infrastructure, and strategic planning
  • Gain hands-on training and real-world experience with access to top-notch technology in the world of innovative Healthcare IT
  • Become a top candidate in consideration for their full-time ISD Rotational Program for recent graduates
  • Be a part of Life Changing Medicine and see the impact your work can make on patient care and the future of healthcare

The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 1st. For more information and to apply for this position, click here.

Firefox 63’s Enhanced Tracking Protection

The newest update of Firefox – Firefox 63 – comes with a new feature called Enhanced Tracking Protection. This feature prevents against privacy-invading cross-site tracking cookies. This feature blocks cookies and storage access from the third-party cookies that are most commonly associated with privacy-harming behavior.

To enable this feature in your Firefox browser, enter your Privacy & Security settings and click on Content Blocking then check the box labeled “Third-Party Cookies”.

The one downside to this feature is that it can cause some sites to crash. However, you can disable the blocking on a site-by-site basis.

Other new features coming with Firefox 63 include the ability to have the browser mimic the light or dark theme used by the operating system, and Siri shortcuts for Firefox on iOS (for you Apple fans).

Source: https://thenextweb.com/tech/2018/10/23/firefox-63-will-prevent-cookies-tracking-you-across-sites/

SciMathTech Interview Day – Friday, November 16th (Registration due October 31st)

SciMathTech Interview Day will take place on Friday, November 16 at IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center, Monroeville, PA. This event is focused on students in the fields of Biology, Environmental Science, Information Systems and Technology, Mathematics, Statistics and Predictive Analytics.

At this event, students can submit resumes for internship and professional positions, and be considered for interviews with top companies/organizations, who are actively seeking employees or interns.

Employers include:  AASHTO, Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory, Creehan & Company, Duquesne Light, Expedient, Federated Investors, FedEx Services, PNC and Raytheon.

For more information and to register for this event, click here. Registration is due by Wednesday, October 31st.

STEM Career Fair – Thursday October 25th

Students seeking internships and full time positions for Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Information Technology should attend the STEM career this Thursday, October 25th!

The career fair will be held from 1pm-3pm in the John Jay gym. Please dress in your business professional clothing.

Employers attending the career fair include: CGI, CGL, Equipment and Controls, FedEx Ground, FedEx Services Information Technology, Highmark Health Solutions, Larsen Design Group, Precision Castparts Corp. (Timet), RebDev LLC, Seegrid, Thermofisher Scientific, and Trinity Industries.

Presentation on Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science – November 7th

The Pittsburgh Women in Machine Learning and Data Science and Target would like to invite the Robert Morris University community to a presentation on Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

 

The evening will feature interactive sessions led by Data Scientists in and outside the Pittsburgh area including the Director of Data Science at Target, Big Data Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and Lead Data Scientists at Petuum, Inc. This is a great opportunity to network, and learn about real world applications of Data Science in our city.  There will be refreshments and SET credit for undergraduate students!

 

Time: November 7th, 2018 – 6:00pm
Venue: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center-300 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (On CMU’s Campus)
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dr. Diane Igoche – igoche@rmu.edu

Information Session with Highmark Health Systems

The Computer Information Systems Department invites you to attend:

Information Session with Highmark Health Systems
Monday, October 22, 2018
4:45 – 5:45 pm
Atrium in Wheatley Center

Highmark Health Systems is looking to recruit for both internships and full-time opportunities in the areas of Information Security and Application Development.

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Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Attendance will be counted for SET credits.