Archive for October 2018

Pizza My Mind Presented by Swisslog

Would you like to experience the future of Robotics solutions? Swisslog may be for you. The company specializes in automatic and robotic data driven solutions for many fields including healthcare and automotive industries.

Swisslog has offices all around the world and employees have the opportunity to take part in a hackathon where the chosen teams may travel to new locations in order to compete.

Current CNU student Gabriella Bishop works there as a Controls Systems Engineering intern. currently . She has been able to work with and help create comprehensive plans to be used thoughout the design process. Richard Hawley, Software Developer, discussed the Software and Controls Hub. This section of the company deals with design and production of software used by the company including experience with dozens of software applications as well as the entire SDLC ranging from testing to deployment.

CNU student Gabriella Bishop explains her role with the company

CNU graduate Jacob Oakley spoke next about the integration and testing team. His duties included going to warehouses and working directly with the tech used there. He also wrote manual tests to test software functionality.

Finally Kelly Rangel, Cait Kooistra, and Jennifer Knapp spoke about Swisslog’s Customer Service. The goal of the department is to provide remote help in regards to Swisslog technology and to keep them working smoothly as well as occasional on site support and monitoring.

Overall Swisslog offers a variety of opportunities and is currently hiring for internships and full time positions. Reach out to Joan Negron of Human Resources if you have questions at

or check out their site here

Pizza My Mind Presented by Riverside

Healthcare IT is a niche but a critical field with room for growth for new hires. Riverside Regional Medical Center’s Dennis Loftus, Sr. Vice President and CIO, lead the presentation on Riverside IT. The IT department has won the highest award in healthcare IT 13 years in a row and they are hopeful they’ll accomplish this again this year.

Dennis Loftus speaks to a student

Currently the department is working on implementing new technologies such as the EPIC system. Loftus briefly mentioned a previous security breach that Riverside suffered. The breach has led to the company focusing heavily on education about these scenarios in order to avoid them in the future.

Christine Luttig, Manager, Intranet/Internet Services and PCSE graduate, took the stage to discuss Riverside’s internship program. Internships are unpaid at the present moment but contain valuable experience in healthcare IT. Riverside has no other job openings presently. Christine emphasized the importance of working as a team to enhance each members strengths. Riverside is flexible to allow for new opportunities for its employees and to find the best fit for them.

Christine Luttig addresses the crowd

If you would like to learn more see Riverside’s website below.

Pizza My Mind Presented by Newport News Shipbuilding

Hard Stuff Done Right. Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, prides itself on facing challenges head on.

Rosetta Rolan addresses the crowd

Rosetta Rolan’s presentation focused on the many internship opportunities open to CNU students including an IT Co-op program, Engineering Co-op program, and a Business Management Co-op opportunity. Full time positions are also available for graduates.

Each of these programs requires a different application, a 3.0 or higher GPA, U.S. citizenship, and active works towards a degree.

Participants in these programs will be given the opportunity to work at the shipyard with professionals as well other interns doing real work for the company. Engagement with others is a key part of the internship process as stated by computer science major Scott Durant, student intern for NNS. Durant explained he was placed on a team of five and worked closely with them over the summer.

Scott Durant

Internships are paid and support flexible hours or work from home within reason. In order to apply go to

Learn more about NNS here

Pizza My Mind Presented by CVP

CVP hosted last week’s Pizza My Mind. A winner of many awards, the goal of the company is to coordinate with the public sector and fortune 500 companies to help improve their business performance. Core markets for the company include healthcare, national security, and State or Local governments.

Raelene Wagoner addressing the crowd

CVP achieves these goals with a combination of supporting strong business values and by adhering to a Continuous Change environment to advance technology in important ways. Advances in BigData, Cloud, Cybersecurity, and Agile/DevOps are major focuses of CVP and potential work areas for new employees. New hires may be developers and analysts on any of these technologies.

CNU graduate and current CVP software developer Louis Gomez was present and spoke briefly on his experiences. Right from the beginning he was able to work on interesting projects that contributed to the company. He has worked on a dock greeter for Amazon Alexa and with Amazon Web Services serverless functions and databases for various purposes. Even as an intern he was able to work on relevant projects and future PCSE majors could be the next to be given the opportunity

CVP organizes its efforts into communities of interest that any employee may experience through asking questions or going to meetings and decide what is the best fit for them. The COI’s include BA Testing, Big data, Development, Health Solutions, Media and Communications, Cloud Architecture, Project Management, Information Security, Training and Outreach. Success within the company can be measured and rewarded through CVP’s Performance Development Plan. It allows employees to easily see the training and progress needed to achieve their goals.

Wagoner and Louis Gomez

Finally, paid days of service, casual work attire, and donation matching are other perks employees could make use of. If you are interest in CVP then learn more from the link below or find them on Twitter or facebook as @CVPCORP