Information Systems Night (Pizza) – 10/12, 6pm #MillikinIS

Are you an information systems major or do you have an interest in learning more about information systems?

Come join Professors RJ Podeschi and Ed Weber and:

  • Learn about the information systems major and certificates
  • Get answers to questions related to course scheduling in the spring
  • Learn how to engage with tech projects outside of class (we have lots!)
  • Learn about job and internship opportunities
  • Brainstorm about ways to build your skills to be ready for your careers
  • Network with I.S. majors from freshmen to seniors (hint: the seniors have some great advice for you)

When: Monday, October 12 at 6:00 pm
Where: ADM/Scovill Hall, room 213
What: Pizza and cookies
Why: Free food, opportunities, and fellowship

What do I do now? RSVP by emailing RJ Podeschi so we can plan on the right amount of food.

Caterpillar Corporate Internship #MillikinIS

C10000554Corporate IT internship positions are available at Caterpillar. Interested students should apply to the following requisition –  Corporate IT Intern: 150008ER via

The following areas listed below are accepting interns for Summer 2016.



2016 Available Intern Positions:

  • Application Support and Development – using a broad tool base of Java, C, C#, C++, .Net, WebSphere, scripting technologies, Oracle, and DB2 to support our manufacturing and dealer business, which includes eCommerce solutions.
  • Big Data, Enterprise Data Warehouse Support and Development – using IBM’s DataStage product to extract, transform, and load information using DB2, Teradata, SAP Business Objects and Oracle technologies.
  • IT Project Management – work with the IT Controls and Project Management teams to track and manage IT development and support work.
  • IT Security – test and manage information security controls, manage security system updates, software installations, user management, malware, and threat intelligence.
  • Mobile application support and development – to provide and support internal and external user’s mobile applications.
  • Network Administration – manage a wireless environment, use Cisco network routing tools, Unix administration tools, enterprise DMZ applications and architecture, and scripting languages.
  • SAP Analyst – work with internal teams to configure and support SAP technology to support Caterpillar’s supply chain and manufacturing functions.

Fall Job & Internship Fair 10/7 – Be There! #MillikinIS

The Fall Job & Internship Fair is this week – Wednesday, October 7th from 1- 4 pm in Lower RTUC.  Attached is the current list of registered employers.  Remember, employers love the opportunity to speak with you — that’s why they will be here! Even if you are a freshmen and aren’t planning on an internship this summer, go and start connecting with employers. Talk about your strengths and learn where the opportunities are for you to build some experience. See the list of employers and some additional tips provided by the Career Center.
Remember to dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. The Career Center still has time for walk-in resume assistance:: Monday, October 5th 3:00-5:00 pm and Tuesday, October 6th 10:00 am – Noon

State Farm Coding Competition 10/17 #MillikinIS

 Coding Competition postcard

I just learned that the State Farm Coding Competition is returning this fall.The Coding Competition is an opportunity for full-time college students to showcase their Java coding language proficiency, creativity and overall technical ingenuity, while competing for prizes. The event is sponsored by State Farm and hosted by Systems Workforce. The annual competition began in 2008. State Farm utilizes this event to promote itself as an IT company, while gaining an additional recruitment advantage at our target universities.

106 students have already signed up across 14 universities. This is a great opportunity to build your programming skills and compete against students from other schools.


  • Registration is LIVE now at
  • The Coding Competition is being advertised during fall campus recruiting events at our target universities.
  • The first round is an online coding competition scheduled Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:00PM CST – 11:59PM CST. During this round, students are tested on their Java programming language skills.
  • The top four submissions that meet the criteria advance to the finals and win $800 prize.
  • In addition to their $800 prize from the first round, the finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to Dallas, Texas and a chance to compete in the finals.
  • The final round, scheduled Friday, November 13, 2015 @ CityLine in Dallas, gives the finalists a chance to engage with State Farm and compete in another coding challenge for the grand prize of $1,500.