Learning and Internship Opportunities

Learning opportunities
Information Session: Data Science Course Winter 2018
Wednesday, November 1st, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tech Incubator
Data Scientists from Byteflow Dynamics, a NYC-based data science consultancy, will be at the Tech Incubator this Wednesday at 6pm for an information session about their upcoming training programs at Queens College. Please rsvp: https://goo.gl/forms/ybJaibtIuSNH1ahP2

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Cyber Security with Facebook https://securityfacebook.splashthat.com/
Tuesday, November 7th at  6:40 pm, City College

This is an event hosted by Facebook. It’s part of a year-long initiative with CodePath to build a learning community around cybersecurity.
Students will have the chance to hear from Facebook Engineers, be served food and beverages, and participate in a raffle! The event will be hosted at City College of New York at Nov. 7th, starting at 6:40 pm.
more…
Students may RSVP through this link: https://securityfacebook.splashthat.com
Thanks to Henry He for this information. Please contact Henry if you have any questions:
Henry.He44@qmail.cuny.edu

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HumanUptions UpStart Workshops
Nov. 8, 1 pm to 4 pm Meet the Recruiters, 5 pm to 8 pm workshops, 
more… 
Free sponsored tickets are still available. Please rsvp: https://goo.gl/forms/Es4gariv8QyS0lA33

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Billion Dollar Technology
Wednesday, November 8th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, The Summit (Campus Dorms area)
ALPFA Queens College will be hosting a Computer Science event. The purpose of the event is to teach students interested in the computer science and engineering fields to learn more about the career paths and companies they will potentially work for. more…

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CUNY Hackathon
November 10th-12th @ the Navy Yard
CUNY Hackathon is back, and it’s bigger and better! For three days, Nov. 10-12 @ the Navy Yard. Design and build something cool. Bragging rights. Free food. Prizes. Swag. 
RSVP: ››
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How to run “Hour of Code” training session
Wednesday, November 15th, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Online

The 2017 Computer Science Education Week will be December 4-10. The Tech Incubator will be hosting “Hour of Code” classes on campus for local k-12 students. To sign up to participate in December’s “Hour of Code” activities: https://goo.gl/forms/3yqh02uDqagHNuGl2

For anyone who is interested in participating as facilitators for these events, please consider taking the training provided by the Long Island Women in Technology. See details and signup information below:


Long Island Women in Tech runs “Hour of Code” sessions for local students throughout the year. This gives students a great head-start into learning to code.


With CS Education week coming up in December, we’ll once again be running a “How To” session to teach you how to plan and run an Hour of Code. I’ll be presenting and sharing my lessons learned after teaching over 700 kids how to code.


You won’t want to miss this!


Please review the info here and register early as we will cap the attendees at 100.

http://liwomenintech.com/events/hour-of-code-how-to/
Source: Stefana Muller, Founder, LI Women in Tech

liwomenintech.com


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Kickoff Event: the Regionals for the New York Business Plan Competition, more…

November 15th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, LIU, Brooklyn
November 17th, 11:00 pm to 1:00 pm, LIU, Brooklyn
The regional competition is sponsored by LIU and open to current graduate and undergraduate students at any accredited NYC-based institution.  Last year the competition categories included:
  • Information Technology and Software
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Non-profits
  • Advanced Technology
  • Clean Technology
  • Products
  • Services
Last year, students that advanced past the Regionals to the statewide competition were eligible to win a grand prize valued at $100,000.

LIU will be hosting two kickoff event on November 15th & November 17th, The links to register are provided below:
You can find more about this competition at http://apply.nybplan.com/.  
Contact: kelley.pierre@my.liu.edu
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NYC Challenges
NYCx
NYC announced a challenge program this week that is aimed at getting innovators, designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, etc focused on solving some of NYC’s most interesting problems. It is called NYCx and you can learn more about it here.
The first three challenges are up and are here.
They are:
The City will continue to roll out these NYCx challenges in the coming months and years. If you think you can solve one of the three existing challenges, you can apply on the links above.
Source: AVC blog

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LibrePlanet Annual Conference
March 24-25, 2018, in Cambridge, MA
LibrePlanet is an annual conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation for free software enthusiasts and people interested in the intersection of technology and social justice.  The conference is March 24-25, 2018, in Cambridge, MA.
Conference website: https://www.libreplanet.org/2018/

Call for session proposals (deadline Nov 2): 
https://my.fsf.org/node/18

Apply for a scholarship (deadline Nov 30): 
https://my.fsf.org/node/17

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Internship Opportunities
Zuulu, Engineer Intern
Zuulu is looking for an intern to join their team, 
more…. They’re a company in the CUNY network. Zuulu is a media platform — aggregating all it’s content from community members. See the opportunity below. They are pre-launch; Reach out (ct@thezuulu.com) if you want to check out the demo. Splash page below. thezuulu.com
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TevahMedia, Tech Incubator at Queens College, Part-Time Web Developer

Click 
here for more information.

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EPIC Software developer intern summer 2018

Apply via the link below:
https://www.jobsinmadison.com/job/detail/27450177/Software-Developer-Intern-Summer-2018

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ERA Winter Intern
Application deadline for ERA Winter 2018 Accelerator program is November 6, Monday:

http://eranyc.com

Program Starts: January 8, 2018


ERA helps great founders build better businesses:

* $100,000 initial investment in each company and potential follow-on funding

* More than $750,000 of program benefits from partners and sponsors

* NYC’s largest network of 
 350+ active mentors and 139+ alumni companies

Apply now: 
http://eranyc.com/apply 

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SIParCS applications are open!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science.The application deadline for the 2018 SIParCS program is January 19, 2018, at 4 pm Mountain Time.
This year we are offering students the opportunity to work with ten projects ranging in topic from Fortran to cybersecurity processes, to machine learning, digital asset management, and HPC training. If you are interested in applying, please review our project statements of work.
Once you have reviewed the statements of work, please visit our UCAR Jobs site to apply.
Applicants will be required to submit the following:
  1. Application through HR website
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. Unofficial Transcript
  5. Contact information for TWO references (submit names here). The deadline for letters of recommendation is January 25, 2018.
Please consider passing this email on to other students who may be interested in an internship at NCAR next summer.
As always, if you have any questions about the program or the application process, you can reach us at siparcs@ucar.edu or 303-497-1288.

– the SIParCS Team


Apply here: 
https://tinyurl.com/y7nal62a
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Apply for companies that hire CUNY students as interns:
https://jobs.lever.co/cunyinternships

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TekMark is looking to hire more Health IT Analyst to work in November (full-time shift) for details, click here. Please send your resume to ying.zhou@qc.cuny.edu if interested.

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Deerfield Healthcare Finance Analyst Summer Internship.
Deerfield is interested in recruiting students from Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs, and business programs, but students from all majors are welcome to apply.
Application opens Oct. 20, 2017

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WiTNY’s Winternship Program
Click here for more information about WiTNY’s Winternships program and sign up here to be added to that outreach list

Winter Advertising Internship, 2018–Info Session Postponed to Nov. 6, 2018

Info Session Wednesday, November 1, 2017 during free hour (12-1 pm) in Klapper 107 postponed to Monday November 6 (12-1 pm) in Klapper 107

We have obtained funding to provide 5-7 internships in advertising agencies during winter session 2018. These internships run from January 3- January 26 (M-F, Fridays are half days that meet in the morning) and come with a paid stipend and the option of academic credit as a graphic design elective. This is a partnership with The One Club.

To find out more, come to the Information Session on Monday, October 23, 2017 or Wednesday, November 1, 2017 during free hour (12-1 pm) in Klapper 107. We will discuss cover letters, resumes and portfolios at this meeting. Yes, seniors graduating in Dec. 2017 are eligible to apply.

To apply to the internship, please send an email to Professor Weinstein (Kathryn.Weinstein@qc.cuny.edu) with Internship in the subject line

  • a cover letter addressed to Mr. Epstein expressing your interest in the internship
  • a resume
  • and a link to your online portfolio with 5-10 examples of your best work

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE 11/17/2017

ARTS 370 Classes – Spring 2018

Physical Computing

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7665
Day & Time: Friday 2:00PM – 5:50PM
Instructor: Danne Woo

Using a keyboard and mouse is not how we interact with each other in the real world, so why do we still use these archaic tools to communicate with our machines? In this course we will be focusing on how we can design physical interfaces and use microprocessors like the Arduino, along with sensors, motors, knobs, switches, cameras, etc. to allow humans to more naturally interact with digital and physical installations.

No prerequisite required.

Illustration for Digital Publications

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design

Class Number: 7661
Day & Time: Tuesday 2:00PM – 5:50PM
Instructor: Ryan Hartley Smith

This class challenges students to make illustrations for the emergent field of digital publishing. Students will experiment with simple animation and GIF-making techniques, investigate and pursue online publishing opportunities, and develop a competitive portfolio of work for future employment.

Prerequisites: ARTS 188 Illustration I

Shoot. Edit. Post.

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design

Class Number: 7663
Day & Time: Thursday 10:00AM – 1:50PM
Instructor: Kathryn Weinstein

This class will introduce the use of iPhone as a tool to shoot, edit and post photos/videos. Through lectures, exercises and assignments, students will work with a variety of free and low-cost camera and editing apps, hone skills in visual storytelling, and explore strategies to maximize the potential of social media to engage audiences.

Pre-requisite: ARTS191

Upper Level-Animation

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7662
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40PM-5:30PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella

This course is for students who want to expand on the skills they gained in ARTS 193 VT: Introduction to Digital Animation. Students will create projects that will prepare them for a career as an animator. This course is perfect for students with a concentration in Animation and Illustration.

Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation

Typeface Design

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7660
Day & Time: Sundays 1:00PM – 4:50PM
Instructor: Thomas Jockin

This course will enable students to learn the tools of modern typeface design and take students through concept generation and creating a digital font. This is a great elective course for students interested in communication design and user experience design.

Note: Apple Computers are required for this class, the software isn’t available for a PC.

Prerequisite: ARTS 242

Advanced 3D Modeling

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7664
Day & Time: Monday 6:00PM – 9:50PM
Instructor: TBD

This course is for students who want to expand on the skills they gained in ARTS 213 3D Modeling and ARTS 279 3D Animation. Projects will focus on exploring how 3D modeling can be used for next-generation user interfaces and, prepare students for a career as an animator and communication designer.

Prerequisite: ARTS 213 3D Modeling

 

CUNY Hackathon — looking for Design students

CUNY Hackathon is a university-wide competition where students from all 24 CUNY colleges come together to build a project and to learn directly from experts at workshops presented by Google, IBM, Facebook and other NYC tech companies. Hackathon is perfect for students with design, computer science and marketing backgrounds. Free food, prizes, swag. Register here: Eventbrite

If you would like to attach CUNY Hackathon flyer, you can download it here: CUNY Hackathon

Fall 2017 CUNY Hackathon is coming up on November 10-12. We want to see even more students join us. We are looking for students with design, computer science and marketing backgrounds.

This upcoming Hackathon will:
(1) Enable CUNY students to create a project they can be proud of so that they can talk about it during job interviews and add it to their resumes.

(2) Offer 10 workshops presented by Google, IBM and Facebook that introduce skills that companies in NYC are looking for.

Wanted-Part-time graphic designer

Description: What will you be doing? Working alongside account managers to consult with clients, create storyboards, wireframes & design references as part of project preparation. Supplying the creative & aesthetic direction for a clients project. This is not just a mac op role, you have creative freedom to design digital solutions as you see fit. Creating all design assets in a project. You will be tasked with designing all elements across desktop & mobile websites, web apps, mobile apps and digital marketing collateral for some leading companies. Working alongside our talented development team to ensure your designs are brought to life as envisioned. Working alongside the rest of the design team & the Managing director to help enhance and improve ORAIKO‘s overall design workflow & knowledge base

Please email your Cover Letter and Resume with link to online portfolio to: sophia@oraiko.com

Salary based on Experience

Winter Advertising Internship, 2018

We have obtained funding to provide 5-7 internships in advertising agencies during winter session 2018. These internships run from January 3- January 26 (M-F, Fridays are half days that meet in the morning) and come with a paid stipend and the option of academic credit as a graphic design elective. This is a partnership with The One Club.

To find out more, come to the Information Session on Monday, October 23, 2017 or Wednesday, November 1, 2017 during free hour (12-1 pm) in Klapper 107. We will discuss cover letters, resumes and portfolios at this meeting. Yes, seniors graduating in Dec. 2017 are eligible to apply.

To apply to the internship, please send an email to Professor Weinstein (Kathryn.Weinstein@qc.cuny.edu) with Internship in the subject line

  • a cover letter addressed to Mr. Epstein expressing your interest in the internship
  • a resume
  • and a link to your online portfolio with 5-10 examples of your best work

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE 11/17/2017

Design Co-Founder Needed

Queens College Computer Science majors, Karina Ibragimova and Theresa Crupi are the Co-Founders of Bhazra and participating in the CUNY Accelerator Program (CUNY Startups). Bhazra is a sunscreen delivery system that dispenses the precise amount of sunscreen/product needed to optimally protect you from sunburns, photo-aging, and skin cancers. They are currently looking for a designer to join the team.

They’re looking for a team member who:
– Can produce user interface specifications, graphics, pixel perfect designs as well as mockups and prototypes
– Can design digital creative across marketing channels, including email, social, display ads and social ads
– Has a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude
– Is excited by a fast-paced startup environment
– Is eager to take on new challenges, grow, and learn!

Those who are interested can email Karina (Karina.Ibragimova70@qmail.cuny.edu) with a short blurb about themselves and link to an online portfolio. Please send any questions to her as well.

IN NEED OF A DIGITAL ARTIST (volunteer)

Looking for digital artist interested in creating art for a visual novel. This is non-paid work, however more for experience. There is no set art style for the visual novel, but, because it is a visual novel, the art style will most likely lean toward Anime/Cartoon. The art style will be determined when it is discussed among all of the artists. Most pictures will be still images for this project, but if anyone is interested in doing animation that is possible too. If anyone would like to join, please contact me at kkenc.gg@gmail.com.