Monthly Archives: January 2019

How to Prepare for a New Semester

Spring semesters are always hard. After having a month off to celebrate the holidays, it can be difficult to get through the remaining 4 months until summer break (or, for some of you, graduation). Since we are on our second week of classes, I thought I would share some ways that I like to prepare for a new semester:

1. Use your planner!

My planner is my best friend. At the beginning of the semester, use your class syllabi to write down when every assignment and exam is due. I use this one. It includes monthly pages as well as weekly pages. I write assignments, meetings, and appointments in the monthly pages, then re-write the same stuff in the weekly pages with more details. Then I put a check-mark next to the things that I have completed.

2. Make a schedule, and stick to it.

Use your syllabi to create a weekly schedule. In the schedule, you should include your work schedule, class schedule, and study sessions to allow time for completing assignments and studying for exams. You should also include time for things like going to the gym, class/work meetings, and any other events or appointments that may come up.

3. Organize your workspace.

Being a college student doesn’t allow much time for cleaning. However, if you’re anything like me, it can be impossible to get work done in a cluttered space. Every week, I like to take about 15 minutes to organize my desk. It’s so much easier to do my homework when I can easily find the books and papers that I need.

4. Stay healthy. 

Try not to get stressed. It’s so important to make time for yourself. Plan days where you can go to the gym, cook dinner, or go out with friends. If possible, make at least an hour for yourself every day to do things that YOU want to do.

Good luck everyone. Just remember, a little bit of planning and preparation can go a long way.

York Risk Services Group seeking Process Engineering Intern

York Risk Services Group is looking for students that have a excellent data analytical skills, process improvement and evaluation, AI/machine learning concepts and business intelligence and report/dashboard design.

The Process Engineering Intern will work with users to analyze their processes, document the decision processes, analyze the data to determine potential technical solutions that can improve processing productivity, accuracy and proper tracking. This could be through new algorithms, improved rules engine, workflow management, etc.


  • Senior-year student, graduate student or graduated intern with Operations Research (OR), Industrial Engineering (IE), or related degree program
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Strong process improvement skills from analysis through implementation of approved recommendations
  • Ability to use reporting and data visualization tools
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Solid communications skills interacting with users to executives

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Plus Consulting: IT Internship Opportunities

Plus Consulting is seeking students for internships in their Pittsburgh, PA headquarters starting immediately. They are looking for highly-motivate individuals that are considering a career in the fast-paced world of IT consulting. Internship highlights include hands-on project work, a great work environment, and access to mentorship and networking opportunities.

IT Intern Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the IT team in maintaining hardware, software, and other systems
  • Assist with troubleshooting issues and provide technical support
  • Organize and maintain IT resources
  • Lend IT support in areas such as cybersecurity, programming, analytics, and data center management
  • Other duties applicable to you area study


  • Computer Science, Information Technology, or Management Information Systems Major
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Familiar with Java, .NET, JavaScript or HTML/DHTML and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail

Preferred Soft Skills

  • Skilled at analyzing, troubleshooting and solving problems
  • Goal-oriented & self-motivated
  • Strong desire to learn and adapt to new challenges
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments both independently and as a part of a team

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Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project accepting 8 student interns for Summer 2019

The Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project is accepting eight student interns during the summer of 2019 to work in the Linux and Open Source on Mainframe development community.

Each intern will work remotely from his/her location of choice (no physical work facility provided or required) and with an assigned mentor.  For more information, see:

Applications due February 16, 2019.