Category Archives: events

Practice Interviews for Computer-related majors with Federated Investors

Federated Investors will be on campus Monday, April 3 to conduct practice interviews specifically for Computer-related Undergraduate students. These majors include:

BS (Bachelor of Science) or BS in Information Sciences
Computer Information Systems
Cyber Forensics Info Security (Fully Online)
Cyber Forensics and Information Security
Data Analytics

Students should treat these mock interviews as real interviews, dressing professionally and researching the company. The practice interview times will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. They will be conducted in the Career and Professional Development Center (aka Career Center), which is located in Benjamin Rush, the building near the back entrance of campus.

To sign up for these interviews:

  1. Go to the ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW tab on the top toolbar of ColonialTRAK and select ‘Sign up for Interviews or Resume Drops
  2. Select Schedule 770 / PRACTICE INTERVIEW – IS/IT/COMPUTER-related Undergraduate MAJORS ONLY- Federated Investors Company Name: Mock.
  3. Click on the ‘Sign Up‘ button centered near the top of the page.  The list of available interview times will appear.  Select the time desired for the practice interview.

Students should only sign up if they are committed to attend the practice interview. For more information, go to the ColonialTRAK website. If anyone has questions, please contact Carole Weldon at

CIS Student Advising Day

Come to the CIS Student Advising Day so that you can be cleared to register for Fall 2017 classes.  It will be held in the Wheatley Atrium on Wednesday, March 22nd from 4-6pm. CIS faculty will be available to assist you with scheduling.  As always, you can also contact your academic advisor for a private one-on-one meeting if you prefer.

Free pizza will be provided at this event!

WestPACS Career Fair

The Western PA Collegiate Job and Internship Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 15 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Monroeville Convention Center. This is the largest job fair in the region, with more than 150 employers expected. At least 33 of the employers will be for Computer Science and IT majors.

Students and alumni from WestPACS member schools (RMU included) may pre-register online by 11:59pm on March 13 and attend for free. Otherwise, you may register at the event for a $10 fee. All candidates are required to wear appropriate professional attire.

To pre-register for the event, or if you would like more information, please visit:

Below is a list of some of the companies that will be at the event:

Aerotech, Inc.
All Lines Technology
Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
Callos / Nesco Resource
Compunetix, Inc.
Cook MyoSite, Inc.
Creehan & Company
Distributed Information Technologies
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Keller Williams Real Estate Professionals
PA Dept. of Corrections
Peace Corps
PA State Police
Robert Half
US Army
US Air Force
WESCO Distribution
Wheeling Hospital
Highmark Health
Hoss’s Steak and Sea House
Kurt J. Lesker Company
Management Science Associates, Inc
Smith Micro Software, Inc.
PA Army National Guard
Mylan Inc
True Commerce, a HighJump Company

UPMC Presentation – a TSC sponsored Event

The Top Secret Colonials will be sponsoring a presentation by UPMC which will be held on Wednesday, March 1st from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium. UPMC will be presenting on security awareness; they will talk about how to handle one of the largest in-house security teams in Pittsburgh. The presenters will discuss the various teams that make up the information security group and the different skill sets they look for in employees. UPMC will also discuss the different software and hardware tools that it uses to keep the organization protected.

There will be three presenters from UPMC at this event:

  • Darrin Henderson – Senior Manager of Network Security and F5 Application Delivery at UPMC. Darrin has over ten years of IT experience, with degrees from Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Robert Morris University, and Capitol College.
  • CJ Gerardi – Intermediate Information Security Analyst for the Security Operations Center at UPMC. CJ has worked with UPMC for three years and is a graduate of Robert Morris University.
  • Greg Kassimer – Director of Security for the Information Services division at UPMC. Greg has over eighteen years of experience in healthcare IT and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

A member of the HR team will also be present to answer questions about internships and full-time opportunities with UPMC.

Students will receive SET credit for attending this event, and pizza will be provided. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Paullet at

TSC Logo


Top Secret Colonials Buffalo Wild Wings Event

On Tuesday, February 28th, the Top Secret Colonials will be sponsoring a Buffalo Wild Wings night. From 4:00 pm to close, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% of their net sales to the Top Secret Colonials; all you have to do is show them the flyer and ticket (attached below). Buffalo Wild Wings is located 480 Home Drive in Robinson. For more information, see the flyer below.



“The Job-Not Just a Job” Resume Writing Tips from the Recruiters

On Wednesday, February 22nd, the Top Secret Colonials will be sponsoring a Resume Writing Tips event with speaker David Tyburski from S2scout. David will discuss what is needed in a resume to find the perfect job. The event will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium.

David Tyburski is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and RMU graduate. He worked in the I.T. field for over a decade before he created S2scout. He leads a team of seasoned recruiters (called “Scouts”) who are dedicated to helping clients and candidates find the right opportunity as soon as possible.

Students will receive SET credit for attending this event. Refreshments will be available. For more information about the event, contact Dr. Paullet at For more information about S2scout, click here.

Below is the description and outline of the presentation by David Tyburski:

The intent of this presentation is to educate students about finding “the job,” not just “a job.”  I hope to do so by sharing my knowledge and some of the “good, bad and the ugly” experiences I’ve had during my tenure in the staffing industry.

  • The Job Search…minus the b.s.
    • Social Media:  Your “perfect job” assassin.
    • The REAL Resume
    • The squeaky wheel gets the….J-O-B.
  • Do this.  Don’t do that.
    • Zero!!!
    • Pulp non-Fiction
    • Networking:  Rinse and Repeat.
  • When in doubt…Pearl Jam
    • Go
    • Unthought Known
    • Elderly Woman Behind a Counter in a Small Town
    • Once
    • Mind Your Manners
    • Hard To Imagine
    • Rearviewmirror
    • I Am Mine

TSC Chipotle Fundraiser

The Top Secret Colonials will be having a fundraiser at the Chipotle at 310 McHolme Drive in Pittsburgh (Robinson) on Monday, February 13th. The fundraiser will take place between 4pm and 9pm. All you have to do is either bring the flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier that you’re supporting the Top Secret Colonials. 50% of the proceeds will go to Top Secret Colonials. The flyer is linked below with more information.

TSC Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer