CS Undergrad Updates

September 24, 2014 - September 30, 2014

Greetings, Students!

We hope that your fall semester is going well! The Fall Career Days event is coming up next week and it is an outstanding opportunity to look for internships and full-time positions. Please see the information below regarding company information sessions and review the list of companies attending the Fall Career Days. We wish you great success!

--CS Academic Services Team

Planning an Effective Job Search Workshop

Learn how to execute an effective job search. Learning such skills will not only save you time and energy, but will also help you identify and find positions of interest to you.

Date: Thursday, September 25th

Location: Gould-Simpson 906

Time: 5pm-6pm

Association for Computing Machinery

The ACM Student Chapter will be holding an "Intro to Git" type talk. Go check it out! Everyone is welcome!

Date: Thursday, September 25th

Location: Gould-Simpson 701

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

For more information, click here.

Info Sessions Galore!

Epic Systems Corporation - Info Session

"Looking for a meaningful way to use your Computer Science degree? Join us on September 29th for an info session from Epic, a healthcare software company located in Madison, WI. Epic software developers solve complex problems that have a direct impact on the way over half of all Americans receive healthcare - in fact, you don't have to look far to find us, as the University of Arizona Health Network is an Epic customer.

We're currently accepting applications for 2014 and 2015 start dates as well as summer internship positions. To learn more, contact Lacey at Lacey@epic.com, check out our careers site, or just swing by the info session! Pizza will also be provided!"

Date: Monday, September 29th

Location: Gould-Simpson 701

Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Wal-Mart - Info Session

Wal-Mart representatives will be here on September 29th and are interested in meeting computer science students! Wal-Mart is one of the world's largest corporations with an extensive network and they have great opportunities for the technically trained. If you would like to know more about what Wal-Mart has to offer, please join us!

Date: Monday, September 29th

Location: Gould-Simpson 942

Time: 12pm-1pm

City of Tucson - Info Session

Members from the City of Tucson's Department of Information Technology will be here on Monday, September 29th to give a presentation on the types of opportunities offered to Computer Science students. They currently have jobs posted on the Wildcat Joblink, so all you have to do is upload your resume and apply!

Date: Monday, September 29th

Location: Gould-Simpson 701

Time: 2pm-3:30pm


CS Majors - This meeting is mandatory. If you do not come in for advising before October 3rd, there will be a mandatory advising hold flag placed on your account which prevents you from registering! Walk-in advising will be available for missed appointments/overflow only. Please make an appointment online or call 621-4632.

Pre-CS Majors & Minors - You are still welcome to come in for walk-in advising on Fridays from 1:30pm-5pm. Any appointments made during September will be canceled.

Please see the schedule just below for appointment and walk-in hours for the rest of this month.

If you have any questions, please contact advising@cs.arizona.edu.

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Jobs, Internships, Scholarships, Research Opportunities, Etc.

Jobs - 3 new postings since 9/18/14

  • Student Desktop Technician
  • Multiple Opportunities at Raytheon
  • Junior Software Engineer

Internships/Fellowships - 1 new posting since 9/22/14

  • Technological Intern


Student Research - 1 new posting since 9/23/14

  • Student Programmer for Research Credit

General Announcements - 5 new postings since 9/18/14

  • Stressbusters
  • U-TURN Program
  • Become an Arizona Ambassador
  • Finance Minor
  • UA Fall Career Days

Company Information Sessions - 3 new postings since 9/23/14

  • American Express - Technology Info Session
  • BAE Systems
  • Upcoming Fall 2014 Information Sessions

Presentations/Seminars/Job Fairs - 1 new posting since 9/23/14

  • Biomed virtual Grad School Fair

Click here for more information.

Important Dates and Deadlines: None until October 10th

For more Fall 2014 Dates and Deadlines, click here.

Career Corner - Tip of the Week: Watch your Facebook!

The following is a story from an employer. The company was getting ready to tender an offer to a young man who just graduated from college. The last step in the process was a quick check of his Facebook page.

On the Facebook page, he was bragging about his third DUI. The offer was never offered.

"Never" is not completely accurate - the offer went to the next candidate, whose Facebook page checked out.

If you are going to be on Facebook, what positive things can you do while growing your career?

  • Show you can communicate in complete sentences.
  • Have pictures with friends who don't have alcohol in their hands.
  • Stay out of politics - unless you plan to spend the rest of your life in politics.
  • Wear clothes, not swimsuits.
  • Let some of the activities on your resume be reflected in your Facebook content.

The most important thing: don't put everything out there. A little mystery makes a person interesting. when you publish everything you do, think and feel, your mystery is history.

<From Culture and Manners Institute>

Have you completed an internship?

Please assist the Department of Computer Science in capturing information regarding the internship experiences of our majors. If you have completed an internship please complete the form found here.

Please note you will be required to log in with your UA NetID and password via CatMail to access the form. We appreciate your assistance!

Fun Fact

While fans enjoy a home football game, there are giant mirrors being made for special telescopes on the east side of the stadium. The mirrors are used in many telescopes around the world due to the amazing new technologies the mirror lab technicians have developed over the years.