Author Archives: Jenna Miller

About Jenna Miller

Cyber Forensics and Information Security Student, Class of 2015

PC Network Services Internship Opportunity

Who: Current juniors/Students who have completed their junior year

What: IT Internship

When: Summer 2015/Full time

Where: PC Network Services, Sewickley, PA

If you are a student looking for an IT Internship that provides experience in a vast amount of technical avenues and you have completed your junior year (or are about to do so), you may be interested in an internship with PC Network Services.

PC Network services is a premier managed IT services provider that serves SMBs in Western PA, Ohio, and beyond. PCNS has been recognized by MSPmentor as one of the best MSPs worldwide, and regionally as one of Western PA’s Best Places to Work.

Program Highlights:

  • Rotational Program – Gain valuable experience in Help Desk and Shop support roles.
  • Industry Experience – Through job shadowing and training, students are prepared to successfully handle actual client issues.
  • Networking – Work closely with our experienced IT staff and other interns to gain industry knowledge and insight.
  • Potential for Future Full-Time Placement –The talent pipeline for entry level opportunities includes students who have successfully completed the internship program.

To apply:

  • Visit to learn more about working for PC Network Services and to submit an application


“Sit With Me” Women in Information Technology Reception on March 2

What:  Kick-off Reception to celebrate Women’s History Month
When: Monday, March 2, 2015 from 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Sewall Center Arena

Why: Encouraging female participation in Information Technology in participation with and collaboration with the National Center for Women in Information Technology

Sit With Me invites you to validate and recognize the important role women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action: sit in a red chair and share your story. Pull up a chair and listen to stories from others; men, women, technical and non-technical, as they sit in the red chair (

Guests are welcome to attend the RMU women’s basketball game vs. Wagner College following the event.  Freedom Card holders receive free admission.  Complimentary tickets are available for off campus guests.


*For additional Information regarding this reception, please contact the office of student life at (412) 397-6489.

Federated Investors in search of IT Interns

The Federated Investors office in Pittsburgh is currently looking for IT interns for the Summer of 2015. There are intern positions open for both a business analyst and a developer.

For more information on the Federated Internship program, please visit and choose Information Technology.

To apply for these positions, click here and choose advanced search to use the ‘Job Opening IDs’ 6634 and 6545.

CPA Summer Leadership Program Presentation

Although accounting is not likely your specialty, you may be interested in a position with an accounting firm, as they are certainly interested in students with IT skills. If this interests you at all, feel free to attend the following event.

CPA Summer Leadership Program Presentation
1/22/2015 4:00 PM – 1/22/2015 6:00 PM
International Suite, 3rd Floor Sewall Center
Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PwC, SchneiderDowns, BDO and BKD will present about their summer leadership programs targeted primarily to Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors.  Some of these programs are generally shorter than an internship (some are just 1 or 2 days), but provide students with an overview of the organization and opportunities later available to them in terms of internships and full-time positions.  Also, many times these CPA firms make their first selection of interns from students who have attended these summer leadership programs.Sign up on ColonialTRAK (under the EVENTS tab) by Friday, January 16, 2015.

Because of the employer presence, we recommend business casual or business professional dress.


NOTE:  Some of these firms have these positions currently posted on ColonialTRAK.  You may want to review them before the presentation in case you have some questions to ask.

Job Search Program

The RMU career center will be holding a job search seminar in the coming weeks. The seminar will be held two times between January and February. If you are an upcoming graduate, you may be interested in some tips to help you with your job search!

This program will focus on the following:

* Do you know what ColonialTRAK is and how to use it?

* Can you find companies in your field within 10 miles of your zip code in under a minute?

* Do you know how to answer the “What is your greatest weakness” interview question?

* Do you know what the most successful job search strategy is?

* Do you know how to answer questions about salary expectations?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, please plan on attending ONE of the following programs:


Thursday, January 29th, Noon – 2:00 pm; Sewall Center, Dining Room C


Wednesday, March 18, 4:00 – 6:00 pm; Sewall Center, Dining Rooms A&B

Registration for the program is requested. Please email Beth Miller at the following information:

* Your name

* Your major

* Your class level (junior, senior, graduate student, etc.)

* Which program/date you plan to attend

This “not quite mandatory but strongly encouraged” program is geared toward graduating students. The program emphasizes how to conduct a successful job search for full-time professional positions. A demonstration of ColonialTRAK, the Career Center’s job posting system, is included to provide students with the information needed to participate in the on-campus and off-campus recruiting programs.

Additional Topics:

* Employment letters

* Resumes

* Interviewing

Sponsored by the Career Center. Any questions, please contact the Career Center at 412-397-6333 or

Dick’s Sporting Goods Job Opportunity

Who: Possibly You

What: Senior Application Development Position

When: ASAP

Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Why: Dick’s Sporting Goods is currently in search of a Senior Application Developer in the Pittsburgh area. For any students graduating in May, this could be a great entry-level position for someone who has experience with JAVA programming, as well as someone who has a strong understanding of new technology to help improve processes for a product development group.

For more information on this job opportunity and to apply for the position click here.

Tech Connect Job Fair

The Pittsburgh Technology Council is hosting a free recruiting event for students, as well as for entry-level positions. This is “a non-traditional job fair, where you’ll have the opportunity to network with over 40 companies in a casual setting, perfect for impromptu discussions with hiring companies from around the Pittsburgh region.” Pre-registration for this event is not required, but appreciated! This event will be held in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.



Tech Connect Recruiting Event

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Any questions about this event should be directed to

Highmark Tech Connect Recruiting Event – December 4

If you have ever been interested in working for one of Pittsburgh’s largest corporations, this event could be for you! At Highmark’s Tech Connect recruiting event, you will have the opportunity to network with recruiters from looking for many skill sets of students and recent graduates throughout the area. At this event, you will also be given the opportunity to hear from the Vice President of Health Consumer Solutions, as well as hiring managers. The event is free for all that are interested!

Highmark writes:

We invite you to learn more about our experiences with Agile development and explore our current job opportunities. We’re looking for people who want to grow with us and help lead our evolution in 2015. We are actively recruiting for full-time employees in the following areas of expertise:

  • Cobol / Mainframe / DB2
    • JAVA / Oracle
    • Project Management
    • User Experience / Front End Development
    • Systems Analyst
    • Teradata, Web services, Cognos, Informatica, SQL Server
    • Leadership Development Program for recent graduates


Highmark Penn Avenue Place
501 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


December 4th, 2014 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM


5:30-6:00 PM Networking over hors d’oeuvres
6:00-6:20 PM Keynote Presentation

  • Jill Weber, Vice President, Health Consumer Solutions
  • Topic: Agile Development

6:20-7:30 PM Info Session/Networking with Hiring Managers

Please be aware that Highmark Health will pre-screen all resumes prior to the event. Once your resume is reviewed, we will be in touch confirming your registration.

Questions or need more information? Please contact Justin Driscoll at the Pittsburgh Technology Council:”

Law & Order: How Your Conduct Can Affect Your Career

Have you ever wondered how your future is affected by your past conduct? This program will help to make it more clear how directly your professional image is related to your college career. Many topics including social media posts, on-campus offenses, past due bills and others will be discussed at this event tailored to students who are entering the work force any time in the future.

TODAY!  –  Thursday, November 20th

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sewall Center- Dining Room C

How To Register:

SIGN UP on the EVENTS tab of COLONIALTRAK (preferred).

If you are having difficulty signing up on ColonialTRAK, email with your name, email and major.

Event Agenda & Details:

Welcome & Introduction

Legal Issues

  • Renee Cavalovitch, Vice President and General Counsel for RMU, will provide an overview of legal issues related to background checks and employment screening. She will also discuss disclosures required in connection with the law school application process and the “character and fitness” examination required for admission to the state bar.
  • Ralston Jackson, Partner at Odermatt & Jackson, will share insights about dealing with the criminal justice system. Specifically, he will address Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) and expungements.

Student Conduct Records

  • Maureen Keefer, Assistant Dean of Students at RMU, will discuss who typically requests to view student conduct records and under what circumstances they are shared.

Panel: Employers & Faculty Representatives

The panel will discuss screening methods used by their company/organization/field, including:

  • Background checks (driving records and criminal)
  • Drug and alcohol tests
  • Credit history reports
  • Investigative consumer reports and
  • Employment verification practice
  • Internet and social media searches


  • Christine Bilunka – Branch Chief- Suitability Adjudications, Office of Personnel Management- Federal Investigative Services
  • Mike Cunningham – District Manager-Pittsburgh, Fastenal
  • Richard G. Fuller, D.Ed. – Department Head, Education
  • David Gass – HR Representative, FedEx Ground
  • Susan Patterson – SVP Regional Manager- Ohio Valley, PNC
  • Celine Stanasolovich – Director of Accounting & Human Resources, Legend Financial Advisors, Inc.


Students will be given the opportunity to submit written questions confidentially. The moderator will then direct the questions to the panel.

The Washington Center names RMU Academic Seminar University of the Year

Robert Morris University has been named the 2014 Academic Seminar University of the Year by the prestigious Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

Recently, a group of thirty-two RMU cyber forensics and information security students traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in The Washington Center’s academic seminar program. The seminar was based on issues of National Security and gave the students an opportunity to learn from leading national security experts. As well as this being an excellent learning opportunity, this served as an opportunity for networking with national security leaders.


The Washington Center chose Robert Morris University as its academic seminar of the year based on many factors; some factors being the Top Secret Colonials fundraising efforts, preparation for the trip, and devotion of the students and faculty regarding the seminar itself.

The students were lucky to have been at the seminar in D.C. while there was extreme information security controversy happening here in Pittsburgh, PA. The group happened to be visiting the Chinese Embassy just hours after it was announced that the U.S. government filed criminal charges of cyber espionage against Chinese officials for allegedly having hacked some of Pittsburgh’s foremost industrial providers including Alcoa, Westinghouse, and U.S. Steel.

Many students having participated in the trip have become advocates for the importance of this seminar, as well as their student-run organization, Top Secret Colonials. TSC secretary, Jake Pancari, stated, “The seminar is a life changing opportunity, something I never could have experienced by just going to class all the time. We witnessed history in the making while we were there, and I got to meet so many influential people working in DC. It’s easily one of the best decisions I’ve made in my time at RMU.”