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About Anthony LaCava

Student of Computer Information Systems Program, Class of 2019

Allegheny Health Network is seeking 30+ Entry-Level Associate IT Systems Analysts

Attention Information Technology and Communication Graduates!

Allegheny Health Network is seeking 30+
Entry-Level Associate IT Systems Analysts

It is important to apply ASAP as phone interviews will be done immediately and onsite interviews will begin Monday April 4th.

Email Cover letter and Resume to:

Christopher Meaner

Allegheny Health network, an integrated delivery network focused on preserving health care choices and providing affordable care to people in the communities.  Their healthcare expertise ranges from primary care to complex surgical procedures.

Job Summary:

Provide analysis services for a defined project.  Develops requirements and extra specifications for new applications, or analyze change requests in existing applications.  Collaborate closely with customers and partners to identify application needs, project specifications, business case development, and cost sheet analysis.


  • Work with customers and partners to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality business solutions.  Involved in the full system development lifecycle documents/deliverables.
  • Provides assistance with application development project deliverables.
  • Manages job and project requirements so that projects are completed on time, in scope, within budget, and with minimal defects.
  • Provides required business and/or technical support for both project and production related activities.
  • Assures compliance with required standards and that all necessary approvals have been obtained throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Interfaces with the business areas, customers, partners, vendors, technical staff and project teams to drive value, enhance return on investment, and create innovative solutions.
  • Accountable for the testing of solutions to ensure minimal defects occur


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Analyzes data processes, business processes, and interfaces to support the operational business areas.
  • Utilizes project management methodologies to produce project deliverables.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Provides ad-hoc training to users and team members.
  • Follows standard precautions and/or other appropriate precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
  • 0-2 years relevant subject matter experience


The Integrated Program

The integrated program allows for students to earn both a bachelors and masters degree in any computer related programs offered by Robert Morris.  The program requires about 150 credits for most students.  Any interested students can apply for the program, including current undergrad students, incoming freshman, and transfer students.  Students can pursue one of five masters degrees, choosing from the following:

  • Master of Science in Data Analytics (MS-DTAN)
  •  Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MS-ISA)
  • Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Project Management (MS-ITPM)
  • Master of Science in Internet Information Systems (MS-ISS)

Each Degree has a different set of prerequisite programs with a foundation in business and information technology.  The specific program prerequisites can be viewed here. Each degree requires 27 credits in graduate classes, of which the requirements can be viewed here.  Most of these required courses fall into the INFS category of classes, and a few fall into the COIS category.

To apply for the integrated program as a current student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Minimum cumulative QPA of 2.8
  2. Minimum major QPA of 3.0
  3. Minimum QPA of 3.0 for computing courses
  4. Applied 87-108 credits towards bachelor’s degree with at least 18 credits earned at RMU

To apply to the program as an incoming freshman student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. A minimum score of 1100 on the SAT exam and a minimum 3.0 high school QPA
    – or –
  2. An aggregate score of at least 1700 using the following formula:

Aggregate score = SAT score + (200 x high school QPA)

To apply to the program as a transfer student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. If transferring from a school with a specific articulation agreement: a minimum 3.0 high school QPA
    – or –
  2. If transferring from a school without a specific articulation agreement: same requirements as current RMU students (above).


Once students submit the enrollment agreement to enter the integrated program, they will be placed on the University’s blended tuition rate. This rate is a hybrid of the current per-credit rates of undergraduate and graduate tuition. Students should recognize that they are saving the cost of tuition for one undergraduate and one graduate course by completing the integrated program.

The application process varies depending on what you are applying to the program as, be it current student, future student, or transfer student.  The following however are required of all those applying to the program:

  1. A completed program application
  2. Two letters of recommendation (At least one from a university professor, or high school teacher)
  3. A current resume or vita

For more information on available financial aid, the graduation process, or the integrated program itself, visit the webpage here.  More information on the graduate programs and degrees can be found on the RMU website under the academics section.

If you have any questions that were not answered by either this article or the webpage, then you can contact John C. Turchek with the following information:

John C. Turchek M.Ed., M.S.
Department Head, Computer and
Information Systems
Computer and Information Systems
412-397-6434 Phone
Wheatley Center 309
Moon Campus

Carnegie Mellon University’s Summer Security Intensive

CMU’s Summer Security Intensive is an opportunity provided for current juniors, who are pursuing work in the Cyber Forensics and CIS fields of work. The SSI is a paid summer fellowship, provided by CMU.  The total that can be earned from participating in this fellowship is around $2500.  Heinz college provides financial aid for all of those accepted into the program which can cover all participation costs, transportation, housing, meals, tuition, books, other supplies, social functions, and also a 1,000 stipend.

Participants will go to classes and get to meet and gain experience with some of the most skilled professionals in the cyber security field.  The three classes that SSI participants will take will focus on security topics, that are issues that many students and professionals alike face.


To apply for this fellowship, follow the link here.

Again the opportunity to apply for this fellowship is quickly approaching, and those interested should apply immediately.

AMC Graduate Assistant Position Available

The RMU radio and Academic Media Center are looking for a graduate assistant to help support the media outreach for RMU radio and RMU TV.  They are looking for graduate students coming from any major background, but preferably people with some IT background and experience.  The position comes with a stipend of $500 a month and a tuition waiver.

They are looking for someone with strong leadership skills and management skills working with administrators, staff and undergraduates in the Academic Media Center and RMU Radio.  There needs to be a willingness to learn the technical side of radio operations from the control room to some IT experience.

Interested students can apply for the job on colonialtrak here.

Mylan Hackathon 2016

Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company looking to provide the entire world with new medicine, and set new healthcare standards across the globe.

The ACM RMU Chapter is looking to form two to four teams to compete in the Mylan Hackathon, with each team being composed of five members.  The event will be held in Pittsburgh on February 26-27, 2016.  The group is looking for both CIS students and engineering students to compose their teams.  The Hackathon will involve brainstorming and coming up with a technology solution to meet one of these technology-in-healthcare challenges:

  • How could access to information overcome obstacles to HIV treatment in emerging markets?
  • How can information collected by Microsoft Band 2.0 be used to paint meaningful “health pictures?”
  • Via a Microsoft Kinect, how can we expand on its capabilities to enrich its use in telemedicine?
  • How will your voice change healthcare in the future (e.g. use of something similar to Amazon Echo)?
  • How can we better understand the state of “access” in the world?

More on the challenges can be found here:

If students are interested to participate, they should contact the ACM RMU Chapter President, Mohammed AlJaser at
Listed below are the rules and description for the event itself:

Before the event:

  • Form your team, choose your challenge and talk about potential solutions. Assign roles and responsibilities within your team based on each member’s talents and interests. Consider what other teams might build and whether your solution will stand out.

During the event:

  • There is limited time to build your solution, so wasted moments may affect your outcome. Be honest and critical early on, that way, you’ll have time to course correct, if necessary.
  • Talk to the the Mylan coaches and ask for advice


  • When the buzzer sounds, you’ll have 5 minutes to present your solution. The cutoff time will be strictly enforced.
  • Teams will draw numbers out of hat to determine presentation order. Determine presentation roles – e.g., who will speak, who will run the laptop – in advance.
  • Designate one laptop as the presentation machine. Test loading material on it before you present. Make sure you can connect the laptop to our projector; we support VGA and HDMI.
  • Bring clickers or laser pointers with you, to help speed up the presentation process

For more information, check out their website here.


The Department of Homeland Security, CyberSkills Management Support Initiative

Job Description:

  • The DHS Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative is specifically designed to provide current undergraduate and graduate students with cybersecurity-focused volunteer assignments intended to expose them to the field of cybersecurity and provide excellent work experience. Selected students will support the cybersecurity mission at one of the following DHS components: Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), or the United States Coast Guard (U.S. Coast Guard).


  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  •  Be currently enrolled at least half time in pursuit of an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree at an accredited college or university with 1) a major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM); 2) a major in cybersecurity-related studies; and/or 3) an interest in working in the field cybersecurity upon graduation.
  • Have projected graduation date of September 2016 or later. (Note students scheduled to graduate prior to September 2016 are not eligible for this program—unless they are graduating with an Associate’s degree and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, or they are graduating with Bachelor’s degree and pursuing a Master’s degree).
  •  Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale that can be verified via a Fall 2015 transcript that includes all courses taken to date.

Apply Online At:

Cybergenetics – Computer Programmer Position

Cybergenetics is a local biotechnology company with offices located in Oakland.  They mainly do work with DNA evidence in forensics.

Job Description:  

Cybergenetics is seeking a computer programmer with 2-4 years of experience.  They will be helping to maintain biotechnology software products, with a possibility that some development may be needed.  The programmer will help to maintain existing MATLAB software that includes a relational database with a graphical user interface.

Job Requirements:

Seeking candidates that have good quantitative skills, an interest in scientific applications, and experience in analyzing real data. They should be able to work well independently and in groups. An MA or MS degree in a science or engineering field is preferred.  Experience in Macintosh, Windows, and UNIX operating systems, MATLAB, Java, and SQL programming languages, and some familiarity with computer science, databases, user interface development, and the software life cycle.

Visit the Cybergenetics Website(  for more information, and emailresumes to

HM Health Solutions Presentation Monday, November 16

HM Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Highmark Health, will be on campus to give a presentation about their company and meet with students in the CIS department.  Please make room in your schedule to attend!

HM Health Solutions (Highmark Health)
Monday, November 16, 2015 (4:00 – 5:45pm)
Wheatley Center Atrium

4 pm – Registration and Pizza

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm – Highmark Presentation

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm – Q&A session

HM Health Solutions is committed to excellence in delivering innovative solutions to enable health plans achieve top-line revenue growth, reduce costs and gain economies of scale. With industry-leading expertise, HM Health Solutions delivers measurable results while increasing customer engagement. It’s extensive portfolio includes enterprise services, infrastructure management, data center housing and print management.

HM Health Solutions is seeking knowledgeable, creative individuals to join them as they continue to power the future of health care. Opportunities exist at all levels, from experienced professionals to internships, and also with our Rotation Program for high-potential recent college graduates.

They currently are looking to fill seats in a COBOL boot camp program that starts the 3rd week in January. Those chosen will be hired and then attend an extensive training that will prepare you for an important role on their team that can make a huge impact. More information on how to apply will be available at the event.

They are also looking to fill multiple roles in the areas of Cyber Security and Information Access Management.

International student sponsorships available.

SET credit is available for attending this event

New Positions Available at Heartland Campus Solutions ECSI

Heartland Campus Solutions ECSI is well-known for its ability to deliver forward-thinking solutions, service excellence, and over 40 years of experience to the Higher Education Community.  Their 2200+ college and university partners all will vouch for their role as the industry’s trusted partner, as well as their ability to educate the industry.  Heartland’s SelectSm solutions are about delivering a custom fit to all institutions, and include loan servicing, payment processing, refund disbursements, tax document management, tuition payment plans, campus cards, account recovery, and many other outsource services.

Project Manager:

Job Summary: The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Take full ownership of project execution, and define its scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Identify and mange project dependencies proactively
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities
  • Coach, Mentor, and motivate project team members


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or four to ten years work experience, or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Direct work experience in a project management capacity
  • Working knowledge of current internet technologies and various software programs
  • React efficiently to adjustments promptly
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to present to senior and management personal

Senior Software  Engineer: 

Purpose: The role of the programmer is to engage in a variety of analytical and programming assignments that provide for the development, enhancement, and maintenance of application programs, application systems, and operating systems software within our client server and web environments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in the analysis effort to derive system requirements to meet business objectives as defined by customers
  • Develop code in accordance with the design to meet customer requirements
  •  Creates program ‘builds’ to implement new programs and program changes into the Production environment


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent or four to ten years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows environment, HTML, Java Script, C# Programming Language, MVC5 framework, Microsoft Reporting Services, Visual Studio, Team
    Foundation Server
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals as well as finance reports, and other legal documents

Technology Support Specialist:

Job Summary: 

  • Provide technical support for all standard hardware, software, and applications
  • Assume responsibility for care, regular maintenance, and cleaning of computer hardware and other equipment
  • Documents and identifies equipment for inventory, maintain delivery records, installation, and call records


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent or two to four years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Customer service abilities
  • Presentation and speech writing skills

To Apply: Fill out this information sheet

For application or other additional information, contact Bobbi Englert by phone at 855-800-6558 Ext. 6051 or email at

Web Developer Internship for WebpageFX

Ranked as one of the top Best Places to Work for Millennials in the nation, WebpageFX  is a full-service internet marketing company offering innovative web marketing solutions to mid to large sized companies across the globe. As a leader in SEO, web design, ecommerce, website conversion and Internet marketing services, they pride themselves on driving traffic, converting visitors and measuring effectiveness to ultimately deliver a positive return on investment for heir clients.  WebpageFX was also named one of Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work and has consistently been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America

Purpose and Responsibilities:  WebpageFX is looking for an intern to assist in taking projects from specifications to end user experience, explain technical ideas and designs to peers and management, troubleshoot open source software (like Joomia, WordPress and Drupal), and troubleshoot web browser issues for web design team.


  • Student working towards college degree
  • Studying CIS, Computer Engineering, or related degree
  • PHP/MySQL experience
  • knowledge of WordPress, Joomia, Drupal, Magneto, and other open source platforms
  • Expertise IDEs such as Eclipse or similar software is helpful

Application Instructions:  Visit to submit a cover letter, resume and any sample works, or e-mail resume as a Word (.doc) or PDF attachment to Please include in your e-mail any relevant works completed.

Additional information can be found at: