Author Archives: John Counihan

About John Counihan

Cyber Forensics and Information Security Student, Class of 2018

Stockings for Soldiers

Sadly, there are many soldiers overseas that will not be home for the holidays. The Top Secret Colonials are collecting stockings to send to the soldiers. If you would like to fill a stocking for a soldier, you can pick one up in Dr. Paullet’s office (Wheatley 229). The stockings must be returned to her office by December 5th to be shipped.

Below is a partial list of items that are needed:

– Oreos, Chips Ahoy, Nutter Butter Cookies
– Trail Mix
– Beef Jerky
– Granola Bars
– Breakfast Bars
– Slim Jims
– Twizzlers
– M&M’s (all flavors) – other chocolate will melt
– Pop Tarts
– Cards
– Crossword Puzzles
– Soduko
– Gum
– Caramel Popcorn
– Gummie Candy
– Chapstick
– Hot Cocoa Mix, Lemonade packets, etc.
– Nuts
– Pretzels
For more information, contact Dr. Paullet at paullet@rmu.edu

Cyber Security Presentation – Monday, November 13th

On Monday, November 13th, there will be a presentation by an employee from a major financial institution. He will discuss how the Cyber Security division of organizations operates along with detailing the varying arms of an organization’s Cyber Division to include cyber forensics, counterintelligence and insider threats. The presentation will take place in the Wheatley Atrium from 4:15pm to 5:30 pm.

One hour of SET credit can be earned. Refreshments will be served. This is a Top Secret Colonials event. For more information, contact Dr Paullet at paullet@rmu.edu.

Software Development Co-op with ANSYS, INC.

ANSYS, Inc. is looking for students to participate in their Spring and Summer 2018 Software Development Co-ops. ANSYS is located in Canonsburg and is the global leader in engineering simulation software that helps bring ideas to life. Co-ops rotate between school and full-time work assignments each semester. They develop and test our industry-leading simulation software while gaining real experience in their field of study.

The Spring 2018 Co-op is a 40-hour per week paid position starting January 2018 and concluding April 2018.

The Summer 2018 Co-op is a 40-hour per week paid position starting May 2018 and concluding August 2018.

Responsibilities 
• Work with software developers to design, implement, and debug
• Engineering simulation features
• UI toolkit components
• Infrastructure process and tools
• Online help systems

Requirements
• Commitment to three (3) semester rotations for Engineers and two (2) semesters for Computer Science in partnership with University’s Co-op Office
• Pursuing a BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the co-op
• Exposure to C++, C#, Java or Python
• Sharp and tenacious problem solving skills
• Team player, responsible, and motivated

Desired Skills
• Exposure to object oriented programming
• Strong math skills
• Web development experience

For the Spring 2018 Co-op, students can apply here or through ColonialTRAK. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, November 15.

For the Summer 2018 Co-op, students can apply here or through ColonialTRAK. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2018.

IT Intern – IPEG, Inc.

IPEG, Inc. is looking for an IT Intern to work for them part-time at their office in Cranberry Township. The IT Intern assists with design, installation and testing for operating systems-level software, cloud based services, and network distribution software. Additionally, the intern participates in resolving end user hardware and software support requests.

Duties and Responsibilities
 Document, test, and debug new and existing software systems for internal use
 Support cloud based business packages such as Salesforce.com and ServiceMax
 Support, maintain, and document software functionality
 Identify and evaluate new technologies for implementation
 Analyze code to find causes of errors and revise programs as needed
 Provides PC hands-on and phone support by troubleshooting general PC problems for other personnel
 Troubleshoots network-related or network software-related problems
 Installs and maintains networked software and hardware

Qualifications and Work Experience
 Undergraduate coursework in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
 Knowledgeable in electronic equipment and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
 Well-developed facilitation skills to work among individuals from various departments and locations
 Ability to demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal skills including effective collaboration and communication skills
 Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, showing a positive attitude
 Ability to effectively evaluate and respond appropriately to situations to the benefit of the customer
 Must possess a strong sense of urgency, ability to multi-task and strong organizational skills

For more information on this internship, click here. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, November 23rd. To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (include job code IPG-17-016 and the hours that you are available to work) to:

IPEG, Inc.
Attention: Human Resources
200 W. Kensinger Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Fax: 724.584.5406
jobs@ipeg.net
http://www.ipeg.net

Top Secret Colonials Buffalo Wild Wings Night

The Top Secret Colonials are hosting an event at Buffalo Wild Wings on Tuesday, October 10th, from 4PM until close. During this time, Buffalo Wild Wings will automatically donate 10% of all net sales to the Top Secret Colonials. Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 480 Home Dr. in Robinson. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Buffalo Wild Wings Flyer (PDF)

Buffalo Wild Wings Flyer

IT Security Intern with American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters is looking for an IT Security Intern to work for them June to August 2018. Each intern will be assigned a project to be completed and presented by the end of the internship. A Coach and Mentor will also be assigned to help with the project.

TRAINING OVERVIEW:
• Opportunities to learn about different areas of the business including merchandising, marketing, and stores
• On-the-Job training with assignments guided by an individual Mentor
• Classroom learning
• Individual and group projects
• Roundtables with top level executives
• Bi Weekly self-evaluations to understand progress throughout program
• Pre-planned events around Pittsburgh
• Opportunity for a full time offer into the AEO – IT organization after successful completion of the 10 week internship program

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Students are eligible after they have completed their junior year; First year Master’s students are also eligible
• Information Technology degree with IT Security focus preferred
• Minimum 3.0 GPA required
• Strong organizational, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
• Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
• High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, specifically Excel
• Must accommodate living and working in Pittsburgh, PA for 10 weeks June-August 2018

Students must apply and submit a resume through the ColonialTRAK website. Applications must be submitted by October 27th.

IT Intern with American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters is looking for an Information Technology Intern to work for them from June 2018 through August 2018. Interns will be strategically placed in a specific IT department at American Eagle based upon skills and business needs. The departments include: Business Intelligence, Customer Systems & Applications, Technical Infrastructure, and Networking. Each intern will be assigned a project to be completed and presented by the end of the internship. A Coach and Mentor will also be assigned to help with the project.

TRAINING OVERVIEW:
• Opportunities to learn about different areas of the business including merchandising, marketing, and stores
• On-the-Job training with assignments guided by an individual Mentor
• Classroom learning
• Individual and group projects
• Roundtables with top level executives
• Bi Weekly self-evaluations to understand progress throughout program
• Pre-planned events around Pittsburgh
• Opportunity for a full time offer into the AEO – IT organization after successful completion of the 10 week internship program

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Students are eligible after they have completed their junior year; First year Master’s students are also eligible
• Preferred majors include an Information Technology related degree – Computer Engineering, Info Technology Leadership, etc.
• Minimum 3.0 GPA required
• Strong organizational, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
• Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
• High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, specifically Excel
• Must accommodate living and working in Pittsburgh, PA for 10 weeks June-August 2018

Students must apply and submit a resume through the ColonialTRAK website. Applications must be submitted by November 30th.