Author Archives: Dr. Jamie Pinchot

About Dr. Jamie Pinchot

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems at Robert Morris University

Graduate Assistant position available for RMU Radio

The Academic Media Center has an opportunity for a graduate student to serve as the Operations Manager for RMU Radio, a student run web based radio station, beginning Fall 2018.

Responsibilities:  Scheduling of programs, promotion of programs, special events, operation training and coordinating radio remotes. Working with the Director of the Academic Media Center, the AMC staff, the Graduate Assistant will be responsible for the organization of the radio facility, radio programming, viewer analytics, social media postings and the training and operation associated equipment (both studio and remote) and serve as President of the Radio Club.

Qualifications: We are looking for someone who can lead undergraduates and serve as a liaison between the radio station and the entire RMU Community. Organizational leadership with management and computer skills are required.

Compensation is a $500/mo stipend and 100% Tuition.
Apply Here:  RMU Talent Track, Job # 493264

Highmark Health Enterprise/Mainframe Openings

Highmark Health has openings in enterprise/mainframe areas for new graduates.  You may qualify if you will be graduating in May and have experience with any mainframe courses such as:
INFS2130 / INFS6130  COBOL
INFS3130 / INFS6320  Advanced COBOL
INFS3212 / INFS6212   Enterprise Operating Systems (zOS)
INFS4242 / INFS6242  Enterprise DBMS (DB2)
INFS3131 / INFS6231  Enterprise TPS (CICS)
Interested students should contact Ashley Wodarek, University Relations Program Manager,

RMU Spring Career Fair

February 27, 2018
Yorktown Hall – Moon
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

For RMU students and alumni only!

Here is a list of employers that will be attending:

#1 Cochran
All Lines Technology
Allegheny County Airport Authority
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Auto-Owners Insurance Company
Autosoft, Inc.
Beaver County YMCA
BKD LLP: CPAs & Advisors
Black Knight Security
Callos Resource
Champion Windows, Sun Rooms, and Home
Citizens Bank
City of Pittsburgh
Comcast Cable
Commonwealth of PA, Pennsylvania State Police
Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)
Corazon, Inc.
Creehan & Co.
Crown Castle
Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc. (DNA)
DiNuzzo Index Advisors, Inc.
Dollar Bank
DVSport, Inc.
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group
Elite Transit Solutions
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Equipment & Controls, Inc.
Erie Insurance Group
Express Employment Professionals
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Farmers Insurance Group
Fastenal Company
First Commonwealth Bank
Foresters Financial Services, Inc.
Foundation of HOPE
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 Pittsburgh
Glade Run Lutheran Services
Gordon Food Service
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Heartland Restaurant Group
Highmark Health
Hub Group
Huntington National Bank
In Vision Human Services
Kelly Educational Staffing
Loomis U.S.
M&T Bank
MassMutual Pittsburgh
Matrix Solutions
McConway & Torley, LLC
Metro Benefits, Inc.
Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods)
Northwestern Mutual – Pittsburgh
Novitas Solutions
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Ohio Valley Hospital
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
PNC Financial Services Group
Pocket Nurse
Presbyterian Day School
Promise Camp by Family Guidance
Prospera Hospitality
Providence Point
Prudential Advisors
Rivers Casino
RMU Center for Global Engagement
S&S Flooring (Stack & Stack Gym Flooring)
SingleSource Property Solutions
Skechers USA
Southwestern Human Services
Speedway LLC
SunTec Business Solutions Private Limited
Superbolt Inc.
Tender Care Learning Centers
The Academy Schools
The Home Depot
Trinity School for Ministry
U.S. Army
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Vertical Solutions
Waste Management of PA
West Shore
WVU Medicine
YMCA Sewickley Valley
ZOLL LifeVest


Positions Available at MITRE

The MITRE Corporation has announced several unique and exciting job opportunities.

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That’s because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation’s toughest challenges—and we’re committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We’re making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

Available Positions:
Systems Engineer
Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer
Model-Based Systems Engineer

Required Qualifications:
B.S. or M.S. in Systems Engineering or related engineering degrees e.g., physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, computer science/engineering, mechanical engineering, cybersecurity engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering management, aerospace engineering.

If you have completed or are currently working on any engineering academic projects such as design of a mobile or web app, development of a data analytics algorithm or application, or breaking or hardening of an IT system, please indicate this on your resume.

If interested in a position at MITRE, please forward your resume to Kimberly Harrington at for immediate consideration.

PlusConsulting seeking 4 PC Technicians

PlusConsulting is in need of 4 PC technicians for a client contract to roll out 1,000 PCs. This is a short-term contract for 3 months and the positions are needed immediately.

This could be a great internship opportunity for a student.  Applicants should have experience in setting up PCs, software installation, and file transfers.  The contract will be located in downtown Pittsburgh at client offices and also at SouthPoint in Canonsburg (transportation needed).


Interested students should email their resume to directly.

New Year Brings New Director to SCIS’ D.Sc. Program

mishraDr. Sushma Mishra is the new director of SCIS’ D.Sc. program. She succeeds Dr. David Wood, who stepped down at the end of the fall semester.

“My number one priority as the director is to highlight and communicate the value that this program provides to people seeking a terminal degree in an applied field such as information systems,” Dr. Mishra said.

“We have a unique program in terms of balancing rigor and relevance,” Dr. Mishra noted. “The rigor of the program comes from well-designed courses in areas of research design, methods and content that are taught by our dedicated faculty. The relevance of the research comes from the applied nature of problems that professionals seek to investigate in this program.”

She added that the answers that develop from the research are transferred from the classroom and into the organizational settings where the students work.

“The program is designed for students to succeed,” Dr, Mishra said. “We have one of the highest rates of graduation in this program. Being able to complete course work and individual research in three years requires lot of dedication from students and faculty members. We are able to accomplish this as a team.”

Dr. Mishra said she often is asked by prospective students why a D.Sc. degree might be a better choice than a Ph.D. degree.

“In my opinion, a D.Sc. program is more applied in nature,” she stated. “Our students are investigating real organizational problems and taking the skills and solutions to their work place to address more relevant issues. This makes our program different as the applicability of knowledge is high and not just a theoretical exercise.”

Dr. Mishra noted that her predecessor set quite the bar as a leader.

“David’s leadership and mentorship encouraged new ideas to be discussed and implemented in the program,” she said. “His dedication to student success has generated goodwill throughout the region.”

AnnMarie LeBlanc is the dean of the School of Communications and Information Systems. She is confident Dr. Mishra will demonstrate the same skills as an administrator that she does as a teacher and scholar.

“I look forward to witnessing Dr. Mishra’s leadership,” Dean LeBlanc said. “Her vision, wisdom and collaborative nature will most certainly enhance the Doctor of Science curricular offerings and add value to the degree.”

Because she is taking over what she called “a fundamentally solid program,” Dr. Mishra doesn’t envision making structural changes. But she does have clear goals in mind.

One is to work with the D.Sc. faculty to explore how the program needs to adjust to ever-changing technology trends. A second is to ensure that relevant current topics are integrated into the curriculum.

Dr. Mishra will continue to teach one D.Sc. course in the fall semester in her new administrative role. She also will teach one Master’s level course in the spring term.

“I have been teaching in this program for few years and have really enjoyed the enthusiasm of all the people involved in making it successful,” she noted.

“I am a firm believer of this program, and I hope all our students are proud of their experiences here and their degrees.”

eNGINE Hires seeking Help Desk Positions

eNGINE Hires is looking for recent college graduates to fill 5 Help Desk positions to provide remote support for hosted solutions. The positions are located in Cranberry Twp, PA and require a full-time commitment (40 hours per week).

Internship experience would be highly desirable, but not required. Applicant should know how to do a simple password reset, software updates etc. Ability to do firewall configs, printer set up and config, and server configs and roll outs is desirable.

Opportunity to advance within the Help Desk is possible. If applicant wishes to pursue certifications, they will be reimbursed upon completion for any of the certifications that apply to the company.

If interested, send resume and cover letter to:

Michael O’Hara