Archive for March 2018

Pizza My Mind presented by ID Tech

This past Pizza My Mind was hosted by ID Tech and led by Mark Morreno, ID Tech recruiter for 8 years. ID Tech runs technology based camps over the summer with the intent of teaching younger children, usually ten to twelve, and teens about various technologies. A large number of courses are available with unity game design and coding being among them. They are looking to hire students to act as instructors at the camp.

Mark Morreno presenting to PCSE students

Instructors would be required to lead a small class of children in their area of study. A lot of time is spent inside the classroom but outside activities are also common and encouraged. Each camp has its own culture and recreational activities decided by the instructors so fun is also encouraged. There are over 190 U.S. locations to choose from. Travel opportunities are offered as well as competitive pay, internship credits, promotions, and lodging.

The instructors were showed incredible enthusiasm for their jobs and for the children under their watch. If you share this enthusiasm then ID Tech may be the company for you. Instructors at the summer camps have the opportunity to meet parents each week as well as other ID Tech employees. It is not uncommon for parents of children that attend the camps to be computer professionals themselves that may provide opportunities and new contacts to ID Tech instructors.
Give ID Tech a chance and you won’t be disappointed.

Student Questions featuring CNU senior and former ID Tech instuctor Sebastian

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Pizza My Mind by Burlington Medical

Last week’s Pizza My Mind was hosted by Burlington Medical. Burlington Medical specializes in making medical clothing that protects from radiation such as aprons, glasses, and caps. They also make drapes and other necessary items for a medical room. The company is active in more than ten countries including the US, UK, and Japan. Newport News houses one of their major production facilities so CNU students enjoy close proximity to the inner workings of the company.

Burlington prides itself on providing high quality custom products and service. The large majority of their products are measured custom for the specific customer to guarantee a comfortable fit. The most important focuses of the job are radiation protection for medical procedures such as xray and better support surfaces to prevent bedsores.

Innovation is the most important quality in a potential employee. New hires should also be humble, hungry for growth, and smart as specified by the presenters. Burlington is a market leader in scatter radiation and wants to keep growing and maintain that position. The company is growing fast so take the opportunity to get in before it grows even larger.

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SWE Escape Room Event

At the beginning of February, The Society of Women Engineers or SWE conducted an escape room event. The event took place in VA Beach and CNU students were driven their by a CNU provided van and accompanied by Dr. Lambert. After a group breakfast, the students split into two groups and both entered the escape rooms.

Professor Lambert and SWE students

The escape rooms themselves offered a chance to test problem solving skills in a stressful but low risk environment. The two groups were also in competition to see who could solve the room first. I spoke to two SWE students who were present at the event, Miya Washington and Monica Perez. Both expressed great enjoyment of the event and a desire to continue events of this type in the future. Monica went one step further and explained that she had the opportunity to meet many new girls who were a part of SWE and even shared classes with her.

These personal events give CNU students the chance to meet new people, face new challenges, and better understand the organizations that exist in order to help not just women engineers but all CNU students reach their potential. If this type of event interests you then check out SWE for yourself or any of the other numerous PCSE organizations available.

Read more about SWE here.