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Required Design 1 Portfolio Review

All Design students who are exiting ARTS 241: Design 1 at the end of this Fall 2017 semester are required to submit an online portfolio for review. This review is to ensure that students possess the necessary technical skills and demonstrate an understanding of design principles required by upper division coursework. If the review committee deems a portfolio subpar, students will be put on probation and need to submit a revised portfolio for review before being accepted into ARTS 345: Design 3. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Professor Woo at or any other design faculty member.

Deadline: December 20th, 2017

For more information and for steps on how to submit your portfolio please go here:

72U–A Creative Residency for recent graduates

72U is a 3-month Creative Residency within 72andSunny that explores the intersection of art, technology, and culture. The residency comes with a stipend and is based in LA. If you are a recent graduate or have been working for a few years and want a change, this may be a great opportunity.


APPLY On line.


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:

Cyber Security with Facebook
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.
Students may RSVP through this link:
Thanks to Henry He for this information. Please contact Henry if you have any questions:


HumanUptions UpStart Workshops
Nov. 8, 1 pm to 4 pm Meet the Recruiters, 5 pm to 8 pm workshops, 
Free sponsored tickets are still available. Please rsvp:


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…


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: ››
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:

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.
Source: Stefana Muller, Founder, LI Women in Tech


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  
NYC Challenges
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


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:

Call for session proposals (deadline Nov 2):

Apply for a scholarship (deadline Nov 30):

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 ( if you want to check out the demo. Splash page below.

TevahMedia, Tech Incubator at Queens College, Part-Time Web Developer

here for more information.


EPIC Software developer intern summer 2018

Apply via the link below:

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

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: 

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 or 303-497-1288.

– the SIParCS Team

Apply here:
Apply for companies that hire CUNY students as interns:


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 if interested.


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


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


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

Thinking of Graduate School?


Sunday, October 29 – hosted by Parsons School of Design, New York City

Graduate National Portfolio Days/Information Fairs are for students who have already completed (or are in the process of completing) a bachelor’s degree program and are looking to further their education at the graduate level. Graduate Portfolio Days follow the same format as Undergraduate National Portfolio Days and provide prospective graduate students with an opportunity to receive feedback on their portfolios and learn more about each attending school. The event also gives students the opportunity to learn more about curricula, faculty, application procedures, and other aspects of graduate admission. Graduate Portfolio Days are appropriate for those seeking admission to a graduate course of study that requires a portfolio submission. Even if you do not have a completed portfolio to share with the graduate faculty, we invite you to attend to ask questions and gather more information about the various schools.

Like National Portfolio Days, Graduate Portfolio Days are not examinations or competitions. Attendees should not expect to gain either admission or scholarships to colleges visited during the event. They will have the opportunity to get specific information about portfolio requirements for graduate study at each school visited, receive direct feedback on their artwork, ask questions about the school and program, and learn about the next steps involved in applying for admission.

Please bring 10-15 pieces of artwork; slides, small prints, photos, printed screen shots, and other small and portable finished pieces are acceptable. Please do not bring large finished pieces, sculpture, paintings, drawings, or more than 20 slides. You may also choose to bring your laptop or tablet device with saved images for viewing. The quality of your portfolio presentation is very important at the graduate level, so please review your presentation before arriving at the event. If you do not have a portfolio, you can still attend the event to speak with a faculty representative and learn more about his or her school.  

Anticipated List of Participating Schools – NYC Graduate Portfolio Day, hosted by Parsons

Art Center College of Design
Boston University School of Visual Arts
Bradley University
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Memphis College of Art
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York School of Interior Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Purchase College, SUNY: School of Art & Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
School of Visual Arts
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
The University of the Arts
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Pennsylvania, Interdisciplinary MFA Program
University of South Dakota
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in Saint Louis

Knight News is looking for graphic designers

The Knight News (Queens College newspaper since 1937) is looking for graphic designers to assist in the layout of the paper. The work will be done every two weeks, graphic designer is needed either Mondays and/or Tuesdays. Graphic designer will work with InDesign on provided computers. We are looking for students who can start by next Monday/Tuesday. It’s a fun work environment, and looks great on your resume!

Skills needed: proficiency working with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

To apply send resume to

SPD-U Presents: Student Portfolio Reviews – Summer 2017

WHO: For all student levels and recent grads.
WHAT: Bring your portfolio whether it’s finished or still in the works…you’ll get one-on-one reviews with some of our best pros! Please note, your work has to be in print form or as a PDF on a laptop/iPad. We won’t have the ability to look at online portfolios. No flash drives or disks please.
WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2017 / 6:00 – 8:00pm | Registration closes on Wednesday, June 14th at 5PM EST.
WHERE: Inc. Magazine Offices, Downtown NYC (Exact address will be given to you in your confirmation email)
• If you’re an SPD student member, your entry is free! However, you must reserve your spot by using the form below.
• If you’re not a current member, join now and you can come for free too. Use the form below to become a member and reserve your spot for the reviews.
• $20 for all other students

Why Join…The Knight News

Why Join…The Knight News

1) It looks good on your resume
It’s one thing to list “writing” under your skills, it’s another thing when you’ve got the portfolio to show for it!
2) There are so many positions 
We offer more than just writing. Our staff consists of graphic designers, photographers, social media enthusiasts, public relations people, and more!
3) We benefit all majors and minors 
Whether you’re an English, Media Studies, Accounting, or Computer Science major, concise writing is an important skill to have. We help students with their writing, while they help contribute to the paper!
4) We work with you
Come to us with a story, picture, or idea, and we’ll work with you to make it happen!
5) No commitments 
Try writing for us for one issue. If you don’t like us (which would be crazy!) you don’t have to continue. But we think you’ll want to!
6) We’ll have food
Does this one need an explanation?
Email us to schedule a visit! 
Located in the Student Union, LL 35

Eddie Opara, Weigine Wang & Lisa Maldonado

Last night Weigine Wang & Lisa Maldonado met Eddie Opara at the free lecture sponsored by NYU Leslie eLab.

Weigine wrote…Thank you for posting the announcement of the lecture on the blog–the event was amazing and I learned a lot!! At the end of the talk, my classmate Lisa and I asked Mr. Opara to have our photo taken together–which was nice. I hope there will be more interesting events coming soon!



Kingsborough Animation festival–Submit your work!

Submit your animations!
Animation festival this Spring at Kingsborough for CUNY animation students/faculty. No fees to submit.

Our entry form is here:
We’re calling it the Rarebit Animation Festival, as a tribute to former Sheepshead Bay legend Winsor McCay.  It’s open to work created in the past few years (2015) up through this Spring semester. Entry deadline is April 28th, and the festival will be Thursday June 1st, 7-9pm here at the Kingsborough Art Museum.
Questions: email:, or call 718.368.5934.