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CS Significant Bits E-Newsletter

 General Announcements

  • Advising Appointments If you receive an advising appointment email, please use the SSC Advising Scheduler. This is a new advising portal across campus. DO NOT use CS Advising Scheduler. If you have trouble finding SSC, it is on your student KSIS home page.

  • CS Peer Mentor Applications Want to be a Computer Science Peer Mentor? Apply now on handshake #2516234 CS Mentor Program. You must be in the professional program to apply. This will also count towards CIS 018 for class credit.

  • New Tutoring Available New tutoring sessions are available for CIS 200, 300, and 301 in Holtz Hall. To make and appointment, click on "Schedule an Appointment" [here](http://k-state.campus.eab.com/).Tutoring for MATH 510: Discrete is available in Holtz Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-2:30pm for drop in hours.

  • ACM-W WEEKLY LUNCHES Come join us for lunch to meet new people in the CS department! Join us every Tuesday from 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM in DUE 1116. Everyone is welcome!

  • Hack K-State. The student led Hackathon at K-State every year. Last year, they had 200 participants and are looking to put the event on in November again! They are currently looking for more organizers, so if you are interested in becoming an organizer for the event, email team@hackkstate.tech and they can get you more information!

  • ACM and K-State eSports invites you to come enjoy free food, games, and fun at the annual ACM LAN Party! It is a Bring-your-own-console event, but outlets, extension cords, and monitors will be provided. There will also be a Smash Tournament hosted by the K-State eSports team where you will have a chance to win amazing prizes! The party will run from April 19 at 6 P.M. until April 20th at 10 A.M. If you are interested in coming to a fun event with free dinner, RSVP here.

Undergraduate Opportunities

  • UX/UI Intern Position

    • As a Sprint intern you'll have the opportunity to gain practical experience in our 10-12 week internship program in a challenging, fun and fast-paced work environment. This includes entry level professional duties and project work in various capacities. And you'll get to work with our awesome technology solutions, systems, and processes. In addition to your manager, you'll also have a mentor to provide guidance and coaching along the way. In between solving real business problems and getting hands on experience, the Sprint internship program hosts networking events, development opportunities and community involvement activities. To apply, send your resume to Arthur Glass at Arthur.J.Glass@sprint.com.

  • New Student Services Ambassador Position

    • An ambassador position is open in New Student Services. Click here to view the application and requirements. The deadline to apply is April 26th.

  • CIS 115 Teaching Assistants

    • Any undergraduate who has taken CIS 115 and received a 'B' grade or higher and has good written and spoken interpersonal and communication skills can apply. The primary duties for this position will be attending at least one section of the class, assisting students with in-class work, grading weekly assignments, and attending weekly meetings to discuss the class and upcoming lecture materials. Other duties as needed may include assisting the instructor with lecture preparations and holding help sessions for students in the class. This position will require anywhere from 10 - 15 hours weekly, depending on availability and the amount of work to be done. Pay starts at $10 per hour. It is required to be able to attend at least 1 of the 5 CIS 115 sections. To apply, email Josh Weese at weeser@ksu.edu with a resume and cover letter, sections you can attend, hours a week you can work, completed CIS courses with grades, CIS courses you will be taking in Fall 2019, and any other relevant experience.

  • CoderDojo Volunteer and Community Outreach Opportunity

    • CoderDojo MHK is a great opportunity for students to get involved mentoring youth in the Manhattan and Geary County communities. The group is ran and founded by Kansas State Computer Science students. In the sessions, elementary and middle school students will work closely with technical mentors to develop deeper programming skills. Demand for mentors is high due to great attendance (about 25 youth per session). As a computer science student at Kansas State, you are invited to apply to become a mentor for CoderDojo and help teach programming to the next generation of leaders in technology. It is a great way to improve your teaching skills and professionally develop. To apply to be a mentor for Coderdojo, please click here.

  • Biostatistics Department at IQVIA

    • IQVIA is currently recruiting for locations in Durham, NC and Overland Park, KS. They will give you access to cutting-edge in-house technology, allowing you to work on global projects and across therapeutic areas. Statistical Programmers & Biostatisticians will also be working on programming from scratch with the ability to create new code, discover different opportunities and make a real impact on patient health. See the available roles here. Click here for more information.

  • Piestar Part-time Opportunity

    • Piestar is seeking a part-time Web Developer to join our internship program and work at least 20 hours per week. They provide good pay, a great work environment, quality code, fast laptops with dual monitors, free drinks, foosball, and even the occasional D&D session. Their web development team is responsible for all phases of the software development lifecycle, from requirements-gathering, design, coding, testing and deployment on Linux-based servers. For more information and how to apply, click here.

  • Job & Internships Opportunity with IIT

    • Intelligent Integration Technologies is looking for part-time Python programmer in Manhattan, KS. Position may turn into internship and/or full time post-graduation. Employer is flexible on qualifications. For more information, visit their website

  • Student JavaScript Developer 

    • 4-H Military Partnerships is looking to hire a part-time JavaScript Developer. The student will work on a modern website built with React, Node, Express, and MongoDB. The student should be available to work at least 8 hours a week. For more information on how to apply, view their job announcement.

  • Livestock Sale Clerk Programmer

    • A livestock sale clerk programmer is needed to assist a livestock sale manager. This would be a great opportunity to help out a local farmer/rancher and make some extra money. Please contact Robin Marston at rlvalek@gmail.com for more information.

  • Student Java Application Developer

    • The Office of Mediated Education is hiring a student java application developer. Students will work with a team developing JAVA web applications, participating in the complete life cycle, from initial requirements, design, and development to maintenance and customer support. Exact duties and responsibilities of the position will vary based on the successful applicant's skills and aptitude. Our students complete an onboarding program and receive mentoring from full-time developers to get up to speed with our development practices and exposure to our applications. For more information and how to apply, visit their website.

  •  TRAC Summer Internship

    • The Research and Analysis Center (TRAC) is the major provider of operations research analysis for the Army. TRAC analysts work as study directors, scenario developers, wargamers, software developers, and data analysts. For more information, view their flyer.

  • Detail Technical Student Office Clerical

    • Part time undergraduate student hourly position open in the math department. This position maintains records for recruitment, retention and assessment. Students in this position will work on computers, databases, spreadsheets, form letters, marketing designs and a ton of filing. There will be opportunities to expand this position into the experience you need for your career after graduation. For more information and how to apply, click here. Applications are also available in a bin outside CW 138.

  • Manko Window Systems

    • Manko is looking to hire a computer programmer. They are looking to find someone with at least 2 years of programming experience. To learn how to apply, view their flyer.
  • TEKsystems IT Position

    • TEKsystems is hiring and looking for May graduates with a Computer Science degree to help work with American Express. The opportunity is based out of Phoenix, AZ and is a chance to learn some of the newest technologies on the market while being mentored by some of the best in the industry. If you are interested, email Cidney Washington at cidwashington@teksystems.com.

  • KanEquip Inc

    • KanEquip Inc is looking for help to set up computers and systems for a major project in Wamego, KS. The hours are flexible with possible paid travel within the state during certain work dates. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, reference list, and schedule availability to richard.dugan@kanequip.com.

  • Student Programmer Position

    • The Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE) is looking for professional, teachable, and team-oriented aspiring programmers to join our team. This position will be a part of our technology team and will work closely with our development team to build new features, write tests, and fix bugs. For more information, click here.

  • Student Coder wanted by Student Entrepreneur

    • Know how to build a website? Want to leverage your coding skills to launch a profitable business? We're looking for a driven, student coder, preferably a student who will return to K-State in the fall. This student will have the opportunity to be wildly creative, showcase his or her abilities in webpage development, and claim ownership as a business partner. Contact Trevor Whitlow at whitltre000@ksu.edu for further information.

  • IT Help Desk Position

    • They are currently hiring 7-8 consultants for the next year. Anyone interested in the job needs to submit an application to the IT Help Desk ASAP via Handshake. They will be interviewing soon and the job starts after finals in May. Students who are interested must be in Manhattan for the summer to train and get on the job experience before the Fall 2019 semester begins.

  • Free Technical Interview Prep Course

    • AnitaB.org has partnered with CodePath.org to close the equity gap in tech education. CodePath.org provides students from underrepresented backgrounds with industry-relevant technical training, along with the mentoring and networking support needed to not only land jobs, but to thrive at leading tech companies. They are offering a free Technical Interview Prep Course this summer sponsored by Facebook. Students pursuing CS majors are invited to join a 12-week course that teaches students how to ace the technical interview and land their dream jobs in tech!
      Deadline to apply: May 5, 2019. Form more information and to apply, view their website.

  • Support Assistant Position

    • The College of Human Ecology is hiring for a support assistant. They have one opening starting in the summer. The pay is $9 per hour with working 20 hours a week and breaks. For more information and to apply, visit their posting on Handshake.

  • Information Technology Intern at Lazard

    • Interns will have the opportunity to work with IT Professionals across multiple departments including, but not limited to, Enterprise Data & Analytics, Emerging Technology, Information Security, Cloud Development, IT Management, Networking, & Infrastructure. Primary responsibilities include: assisting the Emerging Technology Group in mapping internal and external technology ecosystems, assessing new technologies, and reporting.  The intern will be assigned to a primary team, but will have the opportunity throughout the course of the internship to work closely with another department on a smaller project in order to provide maximum exposure to different areas within technology.  This role will run from June – August and is open to rising seniors (2020 graduates). To apply, visit their website.

Scholarships

  • Mobindustry Scholarship

    • Mobindustry is wanting to support those who want to pursue a career in mobile and web development. The deadline to apply is June 15. Go to their website to see the requirements and to apply.

  • Softinventive Scholarship

    • Softinventive offers college students a merit-based scholarship award. Their scholarship program is available to high school seniors, graduates and college students who are residents of the United States and are currently enrolled at a recognized college or university for a computer engineering or computer science program. The deadline to apply is July 1. For eligibility requirements and application information, visit to their website.

  • Apriorit Scholarship

    • Apriorit Computer Science Scholarship will be awarded to one student passionate about computer engineering. The scholarship is worth $1000 and has a deadline of August 1. To learn if you are applicable for this scholarship, visit their website.

  • PixelPlex Scholarship

    • This scholarship was established to help support and inspire students to pursue further education in the fields of science, technology, and business. The deadline to apply is August 1. For more information, visit their website.

  • NetSpot Scholarship

    • NetSpot believes in the importance of supporting the future through education and think every little bit helps in building stronger relationships with technologies and understanding how to use them in a way that will be beneficial for a strong, safe, healthy society. View more information on their program by going to their website. The deadline to apply is August 31. For more information and the application, click here.

  • Newizze Scholarship

    • This scholarship is designed to motivate students to pay more attention to computer science. The deadline to apply is December 1. To learn how to apply for this scholarship, visit their website.

  • Jonah Engler Scholarship

    • The Jonah Engler Scholarship has been established to create visions for the future of Charitable giving. For Jonah, Charity has always been about “touch and feel” first, and technology second. The application deadline is December 1. For more information, visit their website.

Graduate Opportunities

  •  Biostatistics Department at IQVIA

    • IQVIA is currently recruiting for locations in Durham, NC and Overland Park, KS. They will give you access to cutting-edge in-house technology, allowing you to work on global projects and across therapeutic areas. Statistical Programmers & Biostatisticians will also be working on programming from scratch with the ability to create new code, discover different opportunities and make a real impact on patient health. See the available roles hereClick here for more information.

  • Manko Window Systems

    • Manko is looking to hire a computer programmer. They are looking to find someone with at least a 2 year degree or 2 years of experience. To learn how to apply, view their flyer.

  • TEKsystem IT Position

    • TEKsystem is hiring and looking for May graduates with a Computer Science degree to work for American Express. The opportunity is based out of Phoenix, AZ and is a chance to learn some of the newest technologies on the market while being mentored by some of the best in the industry. If you are interested, email Cidney Washington at cidwashington@teksystems.com.

Graduation Information

Graduation Preparation is important! Visit this helpful website when preparing for graduation.

If you plan on graduating this fall, check out this link to start applying. Once you apply you will be put on an email list for events coming up!

 

Classes and Enrollment

  • ENGL 516 Written Communication for the Sciences

    • If you are interested, please go to English/Counseling Services Room 108 to fill out a form. You will then be contacted by email to confirm that you have been given permission. Please check your K-State email for more information by searching ENGL 516.

  • SOCIO 550 Technocrime, Security and Society

    • This course critically examines the social and cultural issues surrounding technology, crime, deviance, and crime control. Students will explore issues surrounding hackers, digital activists, online fraudsters, technosecurity agents, and other actors and subcultures from sociological and crimino-logical perspectives. For more details on class time, meeting location, and course number to enroll, view their flyer and enroll in KSIS.

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