Archive for November 2016

What You Missed at Pizza My Mind

Ellucian employee Jillian Terrill and intern Alec Keller speak to a student

Ellucian employee Jillian Terrill and intern Alec Keller speak to a student

Last Thursday’s Pizza My Mind was presented by the worldwide software company Ellucian. Ellucian is the leader in education technologies and services with institutions in 40 countries and helping over eighteen million students. You may recognize them from their work on our very own CNU Live page! The company also deals in mobile apps, with a heavy emphasis on supporting students and educational systems, and cloud based infrastructure. Operational efficiency and student success are part of the core goals of Ellucian. Ellucian employee Jillian Terrill,
Assoc. Recruitment Coordinator for University Program, gave a brief intro before allowing others to speak.

Former Ellucian intern Alec Keller, a senior Computer Science major here at CNU, gave the bulk of the presentation along with fellow intern Logan Cook. Keller went into detail about the various projects that were worked on by various groups during the internship project. The projects included work with cloud based infrastructure, a virtual reality app, script writing, and other back end development work. Cook, a CNU psychology major and HR intern at Ellucian, added that interns are paid and exist in numerous fields including Computer Science, HR, RND, and Sales.

You must be enrolled in college in order to work as an Ellucian intern. If you have recently graduated from college then you will be considered part of the full time college hire program and be assigned a mentor. The company provides travel opportunities and training as well as an effort to balance the job while allowing plenty of time for a healthy home life. If any of the above interests you then positions are posted starting in January. Be sure to check them out and apply!

For more information check out the official site below.
http://www.ellucian.com/

What You Missed at Pizza My Mind

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Sophomore, Drake Cole chatting with Thomas Hughes

Hello Captains!  Thursday, November 3rd, Marty Smith and fellow CNU alumni, Thomas Hughes from AMSEC came to present at Pizza My Mind.  AMSEC provides services to support the sustainment of the US Navy Fleet of ships and emerging commercial ships from conception to retirement.  In other words, they maintain US Navy Ships to increase their lifespan. AMSEC services offer Maintenance Modernization, Information Technology Services, Logistics, Engineering, and Training.  They are located in 35 places world wide!

What are the benefits of working for AMSEC?  According to Thomas, AMSEC is a great place to work for your first job.  They provide you with a security clearance and you can get your skills up to date if planning to apply to other companies.  There are many travel opportunities and the company is very fast paced so you will never get bored.  Marty believes that one of the best reasons to work at AMSEC is because the job is so consistent.  This means that it is very unlikely for people to get laid off because ships will always have to be maintained.  It sounds like AMSEC is a great place to work for a long term or to use as a gateway to other job opportunities.

What does AMSEC look for in an employee/intern when hiring?  AMSEC is looking for candidates that have excellent communication skills because a lot of projects are done in teams.  This means that you must be a team player and work well with others.  Other traits mentioned were being flexible, adaptable, creative, and innovative.  Also, listed under each job description on the website, is the certain technical skills one should have when applying to the position.

AMSEC is now hiring interns who are preferably rising seniors.  There are usually 2-4 internship positions each year.  To apply you must go to www.amsec.com/careers.  In addition to applying online, Marty suggested that you make a phone call to the HR department at AMSEC to better your chances.  They also do on-campus interviews here at CNU.  So get out there and apply so you don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

What you missed at Pizza My Mind!

Hello Fellow Captains!

Last week’s Pizza My Mind was presented by our very own Faculty and Students from CNU’s Five Year Master’s and NSF REU programs. I am sure you are thinking “why would I want to stay in school?!” Well fortunately there are a variety of benefits to furthering your education beyond your Bachelor’s Degree. Some of these benefits include: higher salary, lower unemployment rate, expand your knowledge (yes learning can be fun), work closely with your favorite faculty member, and just enjoying an academic schedule strictly focused on your area of interest.

Why choose CNU to further your education? CNU is located near many research facilities such as the Jefferson Lab and NASA. Also, CNU has a variety of options/topics that you can chose from to write your master’s thesis on. For example, cyber security, virtual reality, and nuclear physics. Also, earning your masters is a stepping stone towards your PH. D. During the presentation graduate students David Hamblin, Matt McCarthy, Tim Giles, and John Hayhurst shared with us some of their favorite parts of CNU’s program and how they are still involved with campus and would be great resources for any questions you may have!

The applications will become available December 1st for the Bachelor’s to Master’s students (CNU Juniors, only) and July 1st for the applicants applying to the Traditional programs. The deadline to apply to the graduate program per term can be found here! For addition information on the program as a whole, click here! Also, you can email Dr. Heddle (david.heddle@cnu.edu).

The National Scientific Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates is also another way to get involved with ongoing research. Through this program you can apply to a variety of different locations and research topics and the best part is that it is a paid position! For more information on where to apply and more specific details visit: https://www.nsf.gov/