Author Archives: John Counihan

About John Counihan

Cyber Forensics and Information Security Student, Class of 2018

Communications and Information Systems Internship with Crown Castle

Crown Castle is looking for an IT Support Services Intern for Fall of 2018. Crown Castle is located in Canonsburg and is the nation’s largest provider of communications infrastructure, with over 40,000 cell towers and 60,000 route miles of fiber. The IT Support Services Intern/Co-Op will be responsible for supporting operations in the three areas of IT Client Services: Help Desk, Asset Management, and Desktop Support. The Intern/Co-Op in this position will rotate through each area, gaining real-world knowledge and experience along the way.

Duties:

  • Participating semi-weekly in the Change Control (change management) process
  • Taking part in the system design and implementation of our enterprise ticketing system (ServiceNow)
  • Troubleshooting service interruption and degradation (Incidents)
  • Fulfilling “Install, Move, Add, and Change” (IMAC) requests
  • Attending meetings with teammates and other business units across Crown Castle
  • Answering and returning phone calls, emails, and instant messages related to IT support

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled and with at least one year of schooling completed
  • Information Technology-related field of study is preferred.
  • Must be dependable, motivated, well-organized, and possess excellent communication skills
  • Physical demands of lifting up to 60 pounds.

Schedule and Compensation:

  • Full-time or part-time hours available each term depending on incumbent’s academic schedule.
  • Pay rate of $16 per hour, plus free parking, onsite café & Starbucks, and walking trail access

To apply for this internship, please click here.

Web Developer Intern for Pocket Nurse

Pocket Nurse is looking for a Web Developer Intern to work for them during the Summer in Monaca. The internship will be paid and full-time. The intern is responsible for supporting initiatives across marketing and web by providing assistance with maintaining and developing web pages.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assists in the maintenance of current website content management pages and develops web pages by modifying templates.
• Creates new pages for websites from scratch.
• Maintains and updates existing content on websites.
• Performs testing to ensure web pages are highly functional across all browsers and devices to ensure a positive user experience.
• Troubleshoots functional and layout issues and creatively problem-solves.
• Maintains confidentiality of all information being accessed.

Qualifications:
Education:
• Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Web Development or a related field with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
• Able to provide a copy of college transcripts upon request.
• Prefers a student with an expected graduation date between Spring 2019 and Spring 2020.
• Available for 40 hours/week during summer months.

Skills and Experience:
• Strong understanding of JavaScript, HTML and PHP.
• Strong understanding of developing responsive web pages.
• Experience with Content Management Systems such as WordPress a plus.
• Computer knowledge including proficiency with Microsoft Office products, Photoshop, and Internet technology.
• Ability to learn new software programs quickly.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.
• Highly motivated with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to collaborate and solve problems.
• Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks through completion.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Students can apply for the position here or through ColonialTRAK. Students must apply by Friday, May 25th.

Summer Internship at American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle is looking for summer interns to work on a three month project, from May to August. The internship will take place at 540 Keystone Dr. Warrendale, PA. The intern must be available 7AM-6PM, Monday through Friday. They must also have their own transportation.

For this project, American Eagle will be starting an iPad deployment in all of their stores. They are going to be upgrading all the iPads at the Warrendale location and shipping them out to the stores. These devices are used to check out customers, look up inventory, and process orders. They are a critical part of the store’s profitability.

Job Description:

During this project, our techs will be responsible for re-imaging and upgrading each iPad and packaging and shipping them to the stores. After they arrive at the stores, our technical professionals will be responsible for working with the store managers to make sure the product is effectively working.

In the morning, techs will be responsible for calling into the stores and answering calls from the stores. All work will be done remotely; they will never be on site. When taking calls from the stores/calling in, they will be speaking to the store manager to walk them through how to deploy the new device. This will require them to go into the iPad’s settings and set up the system to effectively work in the store. They will be given a script and they will be responsible for deploying multiple products in one store. This takes time and patience. They must be able to break down technical steps in a through manner to non-technical people.

In the afternoon, they will be responsible for the clean-up in all stores. To clean up, they will be using a mobile device management technology called AirWatch. They are going to set up the tracking of these devices through AirWatch. They are not responsible for shipping out iPads to stores or from stores; vendor will be doing this.

Skills:

1.) 6 months+ of experience with MDM (Mobile Device Management) — must have understanding of tool and what it does; American Eagle is using AirWatch but can have any type of MDM.
2.) Must have strong understanding of MAC, Apple products.
3.) Strong customer service and multitasking skills.
4. ) Cisco, router, switch, command line experience is a plus.

For more information about this opportunity, contact Cassidy Rizzo at casrizzo@TEKsystems.com.

Wombat Security Technologies Presentation – Monday, April 16th

Top Secret Colonials is sponsoring the Wombat Security Technologies Presentation on Monday, April 16th. The presentation will take place from 4:30PM to 5:30PM in the Wheatley Atrium.

This presentation will focus on the products Wombat delivers to its customers. During the presentation, Sean Ehrman and Jake Pancari will simulate a mock-phishing attack and demonstrate the training modules customers would go through should they fall for said-attack. They will also discuss the dangers of social engineering while reviewing a real case study before ending in a Q&A segment.

Wombat Security is a cyber security company whose goal is to deliver software-based cyber awareness and training to help employees understand the risks associated with improper cyber practices and subsequently correct their behavior to strength an organization’s overall security environment.

Students will earn 1 SET credit for attending, and pizza will be provided. For more information about the event, contact Dr. Paullet at paullet@rmu.edu. For more information about Wombat, click here.

Website and Software Design Internship with Symbiotries, Inc.

Symbiotries, Inc. is currently seeking applications for its software design internship program. Symbiotries is a startup tech company that focuses on accounting software, employee benefits, retirement plans, and insurance. Through this internship, you will gain experience of working on actual marketing campaigns, social media, website and design work. This position would report directly to the CTO of the company.

The internship will take place from Spring 2018 through August 2018 in Wexford. It is flexible, with a 15 to 25 hour work week. The intern will receive a salary of $12.75 per hour.

Qualifications:

The position would require:

  • Applicants working towards their degree in computer design
  • Computer applications
    • Microsoft Word and Excel
    • QuickBooks and Peachtree knowledge is a plus
  • Knowledge of both PC and Macs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Specific duties:

  • Working on company social media applications
  • Software and website design
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Working up to 25 hours a week and have a flexible work schedule
  • The position could lead to a full time position upon graduation

To apply for this internship, please email Randy Kreider at randy.kreider@symbiotries.com. For more information, click here.

Buffalo Wild Wings Night – Top Secret Colonials

The Top Secret Colonials are hosting an event at Buffalo Wild Wings on Tuesday, March 27th, 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 March 2018

DHS Cybersecurity Jobs and Internships Webinar

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be hosting the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Cybersecurity Webinar. The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29.

The webinar will be for college and university students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a cybersecurity career at NPPD. This webinar will feature a panel of NPPD employees who will share their experiences in cybersecurity and career paths at NPPD. In addition, human resource officials will explain the federal application process and highlight NPPD career pathways for students and recent graduates.

This event is free for participants. To register, click here. As space is limited, it is recommended you register soon.