Archive for September 2017

What You Missed at Pizza My Mind

Last week’s Pizza My Mind was hosted by CVP. CVP is a company focused on delivering tech solutions and innovative strategies to solve the needs of its clients. Big Data is a large focus of the company as well as cyber security, BizDevOps, and Secure Cloud.

Ralene Wagoner introducing CVP

CVP’s CEO Anirudh Kulkarni left a message that applies to all students. “Change Happens. Continuously.” He believes CVP is a company capable of evolving with its employees and the world in order to continue to succeed. They want to hire students who agree with this.

Francis Townsend, one of CVP’s presenters, focused on CVP’s business with the Department of Homeland Security. The company provides interfaces with several other government agencies and reports data directly to Homeland Security. CNU graduate Louis Gomez took over to discuss serverless functions with Amazon Lambda. Lambda is a step towards no infrastructure management of databases. Louis worked with this technology as well as on creating a door greeter for Amazon Echo that receives data and returns it to the CVP host. These are examples of the type of work a full time employee will take part in.

Francis Townsend addressing the crowd

CVP employees are placed in “module” or area of focus in which their projects take place in. However, moving between modules and projects is encouraged. Each employee also possesses a PDP or Performance Development Plan. The plan works on a points system with a certain amount required to be in the plan. Elements include performance reviews, project goals, and training. A mentor is assigned in order to help every employee reach this goal as well as recognition awards.

CNU Alumni Louis Gomez talking to students

A program known as CVP Cares Initiatives allows CVP employees to get paid for a day of service to the community and spruce up the work week occasionally.

The presentation ended as usual with a Q and A session. All three presenters were personable and answered questions excellently. They seemed passionate about their jobs and that passion will transfer well as employers. Check out CVP.

If you would like to apply or learn more go to www.CVPcorp.com or apply for an interview with CVP in the campus Career Center on November 2nd.

What You Missed at Pizza My Mind

Last Thursday’s Pizza My Mind was hosted by Daniel H. Wagner Associates, INC. Senior Associate James Eanes from the Hampton, VA office led the discussion along with help from CNU masters student William Drumheller and CNU intern Jack Luft. Wagner Associates focuses on Operations Research, Mathematics and Software Development.

Senior Associate James Eanes beginning the presentation

Areas of interest include Data Fusion where Wagner Associates is working to make use of autonomous boats in order to detect submarines and other threats as well as create an efficient defense strategy based on sensor and location data. Cloud computing is a key element for future employees as a tool. The company will also be working with mathematical solutions to parallel computing, mission planning and financial questions.

William Drumheller described one of his days working on a military boat, intended to be autonomous eventually, all day after being asked by another student if he ever got to see the boats. His day sounded very hectic but also engaging and interesting. The entire day is spent gathering data on the systems and working with others. I am personally very interested in an opportunity to to work hands on with new technology and learn how the military works. If you are too, then consider applying to Wagner.

Wagner offers flexible work hours within a casual work environment. Work is available in Virginia in Hampton, VA and Vienna, VA as well as Exton, PA. Full time employees will have 89% of their health insurance premium covered. Interns will be paid.

It is required that applicants be a US citizen preferably with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering. Degrees in mathematics or engineering will be considered. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.3. Applications can be sent in now.

For more info on opportunities in Hampton, VA email jobs2017@va.wagner.com
For Vienna, VA email jobsNVA@nva.wagner.com

What You Missed at Pizza My Mind

Welcome back to CNU Captains! This weeks Pizza My Mind served as an introductory session for those who are new to the department or just want to know more about what it can offer.

The crowd waiting for the event to start


For those freshman who are unaware: Pizza My Mind is a weekly event held in the first floor lecture hall in Luter. Each Thursday a spokesman from a company will speak about their company and possible opportunities they offer as well as offering free pizza. Extra credit is also available to those who attend the majority of the events.

Several PCSE club leaders introduced their clubs briefly in order to gauge interest. If you are interested in learning more about any PCSE club then please go here and select the clubs you are interested in. From there the clubs will contact you themselves through email.

President Jordan Hines and VP Miya Washington of the Society of Women Engineers.

Look out for emails by Clare Maliniak and Dr. Lambert about potential help for events, tutoring positions, and other jobs as they become available. Your professors will also hold information on research opportunities for students. If interested please talk to your professors about what they are working on.

The CNU PCSE blog will be updated weekly with info on Pizza My Mind as well as other interesting information. Please check back or follow the CNU PCSE department Facebook page and twitter account @cnuPCSE for information on upcoming events and other news.