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Ashlie Taylor Swanson <[log in to unmask]>
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Weekly CS Undergraduate Newsletter #50

September 29th, 2021

Department Announcements:

  *   Happy Wednesday, panthers! As the week winds down, here are some reminders about what’s happening in the Department:

  *   Georgia State Day<> is coming to a close this evening! So far, Carol Fraser has matched nearly $3,000 for the Marty D. Fraser Endowed Fund<>! Follow our socials for more updates:

     *   Instagram: @gsucompsci<>

     *   Facebook: Georgia State University Department of Computer Science<>

  *   As a reminder, the Department of Computer Science offers free tutoring for the following core 1000-, 2000-, and 3000-level courses:

     *   CSC 1301 (Principles of Computer Science I)

CSC 1302 (Principles of Computer Science II)

CSC 2510 (Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science)

CSC 2720 (Data Structures)

CSC 3210 (Computer Organization and Programming)

CSC 3320 (System-Level Programming)

  *   Tutoring services are offered in both online and in-person modes. Tutoring services are available 7 days a week, including weekends. More details about how to access the service as well as schedule can be found at .

Student News

  *   The Computer Science Graduate Student Association (CS-GSA) is hosting a talk about one student’s transition from attending GSU to being offered a position as a software engineer at Microsoft. (See flyer<>)

     *   When: Friday, October 1st from 2-3pm

     *   Where: Room 755, 25 Park Place or via Webex


        *   Meeting number: 2620 577 7053

        *   Password: 0000

        *   Join by video system Dial [log in to unmask]

        *   You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

        *   Join by phone +1-415-655-0002 US Toll

  *   Mindsumo is once again partnering with Wells Fargo for their annual Campus Analytics Challenge<>! Students can compete individually (preferred) or submit as a team for a chance to win a significant cash prize as well as develop skills around a real-world application.

     *   Deadline to submit: October 13th at 12:00pm EST

     *   Likely best suited to: computer science, information science, data analytics, mathematics, or engineering students

     *   Open to undergrads, masters, and Ph.D. programs

     *   Contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> with any questions

  *   University Career Services is hosting an informational event about the career development resources and services available to Georgia State students. (See Flyer<>)

     *   When: Tuesday, October 5th from 10am - 2pm

     *   Where: SCE Plaza

  *   Programming Club@GSU<> will be kicking off our first event this week (See flyer<>). Attend based on your interests:

     *   Sunday 10/3 @ 2 - 4 PM Mock Interviews: Join us for our first mock interview prep session this week! Our club leaders, Japnit and Ikenna, will walk through a demo interview, providing insight on what to expect and tips for improving performance. Afterward, everyone will get a chance to practice interview-level questions in pairs. (Knowledge of Data Structures & Algorithms is required, but anyone can come to spectate the interviews!).

        *   Meet on Discord in the #interview-prep voice channel: <>

     *   Friday 10/8 @ 2 - 4 PM Git Workshop: Next Friday we will have our first official kickoff event for the club during the first half and Git/GitHub workshop during the other! We will be discussing this year’s club's motives and introduction to version control software. Git/GitHub is a great way to learn and practice version control and contribute to existing code while working in teams. These technical skills are extremely important while working in the industry. This workshop will be a building block for our adventure game event where you will learn how to contribute to a real open source project using Java. No prior knowledge or experience is needed as everyone is welcomed to pitch in!

        *   Meet on Discord in the #interview-prep voice channel:<>

        *   Git/GitHub Resources:

           *   ProgClub Fall 2020 Git Review<>

  *   Girls Who Code at GSU will be hosting a fun Python-themed meeting that will feature Kahoot! Trivia about Python and Python LeetCode questions for members to participate in completing.

     *   When: Monday, October 4th from 12 - 1pm

     *   Where: Room 755, 25 Park Place

  *   Girls Who Code at GSU will be holding our second UI/UX design workshop as part of the club's UI/UX design bootcamp that will be held weekly throughout the remainder of the semester! The topic of this meeting will be design thinking, and this meeting, as well as subsequent meetings, will be held by Sanjana Bhat, a member of the organization's leadership board (See Flyer<>).

     *   When: Tuesday, October 5th from 4-5pm

     *   Where: Room 755, 25 Park Place

        *   Please RSVP using the following link:<>

        *   Sanjana's email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

        *   Sanjana's website:<>.

Job Announcements/Career Opportunities

  *   Google is hiring!

     *   First year undergraduates:

        *   STEP Intern 2022 - First Year<>

     *   Second year undergraduates:

        *   STEP Intern 2022 - Second Year<>

        *   SWE Intern 2022<>

     *   Second/Third year undergraduates:

        *   SWE Intern 2022, BS<>

        *   SWE Intern 2022, MS<>

     *   Full time:

        *   Cloud Technical Residency Program<>

        *   Associate Data Center Facilities Technician, University Graduate<>

     *   Browse opportunities and set up job alerts at<>

  *   Robinson College of Business and University Career Services are partnering to host a virtual Tech Talent Fair! Big companies including Bank of America, Google, and UPS will be there! Find the event link here<>!

  *   New to Computer Science and looking for internship opportunities? Not sure where to start? Facebook University (FBU) is still accepting applications! FBU for Engineers is a paid training program designed to provide mobile development experience to students who are historically under-represented in computer science. Current first-year or second-year students are invited to apply.

     *   Facebook EIR John Martin will be hosting an info session about FBU. Come by to learn about what to expect from the program, how to apply, and other ways to get started with your first tech internship.

        *   When: Wednesday, October 6th, 3:00pm

        *   Where: 25 Park Place Room 755 or via Zoom:

           *   Meeting ID: 942 9496 4766; Password: fbu

  *   Statefarm is hiring summer IT interns! (See Flyer<>)

     *   Applications<> due by October 13th

     *   Includes intern stipend

  *   University Career Services is hosting a career and internship fair! (See flyer<>)

     *   When: Thursday, October 7th 12:30pm - 4pm

     *   Where: Student Center East Ballroom

  *   Starting on 9/29, Facebook engineers will be hosting LIVE weekly “Crush Your Coding Interview” sessions - Wednesdays at 2-3:30pm PT (5pm ET)! We HIGHLY recommend attending one of these live sessions as they’ll help prepare you for what to expect and give you tips on how to crush your technical interview. Be sure to save the below join info, and BLOCK YOUR CALENDAR so you don’t miss it!

     *   Weekly CYCI Prep Session<> - Wednesdays 2-3:30pm PT (5pm ET):

        *   Join Zoom Meeting:<>

        *   Meeting ID: 914 7831 5593

        *   Passcode: LETSCODE

        *   RSVP HERE<>

  *   Your organization is invited to participate in Facebook’s Virtual Technical Mock Interviews taking place October 4, 2021 - October 8, 2021.

     *   Have you ever had the chance to interview 1 on 1, with no stakes? Get hands on experience interviewing with trained software engineers and see what our technical coding interviews are like. You have the opportunity to solve a coding problem or two. You’ll also get real-time feedback from our engineers on the spot to help you perfect your technical interviewing skills. Read the information below to claim your spot!

     *   Qualifications:

        *   Must have expected graduation dates of Spring 2023, Winter 2023 or Spring 2024

        *   Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or masters Computer Science/ Engineering program

        *   Must follow the “Steps to APPLY” instructions below

     *   Steps to APPLY:

        *   Step 1: Submit resume for consideration:<>

        *   Step 2: Apply online to the role that you are interested in.

  *   Software Engineer, Internship<>

Software Engineer, University Grad<>

***If you would like your announcement to be included in future newsletters, please send your request to Ashlie Swanson at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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