Mid February Update

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The spring semester is in full swing, and with the first round of testing being out of the way, we thought it’d be a great idea to provide an update for what is yet to come for the month of February.

Timeline:

  • February 14th (Valentine’s Day) – GITHUB WORKSHOP and QA session for USITCC events, hosted by Vice President of IT – En Emerson, in McCoy Lab 336 at 5pm. Bring your Valentine’s Day date and learn version control!github logo
  • February 16th – BOBCAT DAY!!! Come to our kiosk in the LBJ Ballroom and say hello! We will have representatives from the club to answer any and all questions you might have about AITP membership and competition events.
  • February 19th – STEM CAREER FAIR, go get your career started by networking with some of the world’s most innovative and robust companies. Full list of attendees located here, fair will be in the LBJ Ballroom from 12pm to 4pm.
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  • February 20th – Boy howdy, do we have a lot going on this day!
    • McCoy College Career Expo – LBJ Ballroom 12pm to 4pm
    • Data Analytics Prep Course, hosted by Executive Vice President: Grant Dorsey, in Alkek (room tba) at 5pm
    • Deacon IT Recruiting at Matamoros Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio at 5:30pm
  • February 28th – General Prep Course, 5 – 6pm at Alkek (room tba).

 

Look forward for our next blog post for the month of March, our chapter meeting will be a 2 and a half hour long, mega-showcase! Featuring 7 speakers from

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Prepare your resumes and ready your questions for one of the biggest leaders in the tech industry today!

Upcoming February Events

Greetings Texas State AITP!

The Spring 2019 semester has begun and AITP events are on their way!

Here is a quick run-down on the events for early February:

  • February 5th – First meeting of the Spring 2019 semester
  • February 7th – Office Prep Course and Group Study Session at Alkek library

If you are a student interested in business technology, consider joining AITP! We go to competitions, host social events, and expand networking opportunities with potential employers. Click here to join.

December Update

Greeting Texas State AITP!

The end of the semester is finally upon us, here are some quick updates for the next couple of weeks!

December Chapter meeting:

Hannah Nugent from Brooksource and Patrick Ritchie of HomeAway will be speaking to us in LBJ Student Center Room 3-9.1. We hope ya’ll can make it to the last meeting of the year!

 

Holiday Food Drive:

We will begin our annual holiday food drive begin on Tuesday December 4th and last till Thursday December 6th. Spread some holiday cheer and donate to a good cause!

Good luck on Finals and Congrats to all graduating seniors!

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November chapter meeting

Hello AITP!

Thank you to all those who attended our November chapter meeting this past Tuesday! And a huge thanks to Tyler Moyer and Asad Raza of CooMo Travel for talking with us about being a startup here in Austin!

 

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Reminders:

Don’t forget this Saturday the 10th is our November social. We will be tailgating the upcoming Texas State football game starting at 9am, we hope to see y’all there!

USITCC Regionals

This year, Texas State AITP traveled to compete in the annual AITP Regional Competition held in Amarillo, Texas. Thank you to all those who attended and competed and Congrats to our winners!

Check out some of the highlights below

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Updates:

November chapter meeting:

Tuesday November 6th we will host our monthly chapter meeting in LBJ 3-9.1. Come get free pizza and drinks! With a guest presentation from CooMo Travel.

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November Social:

Saturday November 10th we are hosting our November social via tailgating for the Texas State game! We hope you guys can come out and support our chapter and football team!

 

2018 IT Symposium

The 12th Annual IT Symposium

Thank you for another great year with hundreds of high school guests from all across Texas!

We want to thank all of our staff and volunteers who represented the CIS Department, Career Services, ITAC at TxState, and of course our sponsors RBFCU, Samsung, and McCoy’s Building Supply!

This year was a great success with over 350 attendees, thank you to all who made it!

Here are this years contest winners:

2018 Texas State AITP IT Symposium Winners:

Computer Security

1st)  Bryan Pinedo (Southwest HS)

2nd) Avan Peltier (SouthWest HS)

3rd) Seth Brogden (Montgomery HS)

Java

1st) Zebulon McCorkle (Brenham HS)

2nd) Vincent Nguyen (John B. Connally HS)

3rd) Benjamin Pham (Hendrickson HS)

HM) Sean Cantwell (La Grange HS)

HM) Jairo Soto Lopez (La Grange HS)

Excel

1st) Allison Gutierrez (Southwest HS)

2nd) Felix Brooks (Southwest HS)

3rd) Molly Bennett (La Grange HS)

PC Troubleshooting

1st) Allison Maddox(Southwest HS)

2nd) Abram Perez (Southwest HS)

3rd) Jake Randall (Pflugerville HS)

Access

1st) Molly Bennett (La Grange HS)

 

Chapter Meeting and reminders.

Chapter Meeting

Thanks to all of our members who came out to this Month’s chapter meeting! Even more so, we’d like to thank Randy Sabbagh and Taji Hall from Charles Schwab for coming out and speaking with us. It was very insightful learning about the company culture at Charles Schwab, and the many great internship and opportunities available to Texas State students!

 

Reminders

IT Symposium

We are still looking for volunteers for the IT Symposium on October the 19th. We are offering up to 20 points for anyone who’s able to come! If you’re looking to go to the USITCC Nationals in the spring, these points will help you reach discount goals.

Regionals

If you are interested in attending regions October 25th- October 27th, below are the required documents. Registration forms are due no later than October 11th.

Registration form

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Activity Release form

 

Thank You for a successful Geek Week!

Thanks to all of our members who came to any of our events this week! Geek Week was a huge success and it’s great to see a bunch of new faces!

Here’s a quick recap and reminders for the next few weeks.

Tuesday September 4th: First chapter meeting with USAA!

We’d like to thank James Hunter and Clayton Bynum from USAA for coming out and talking with us. Both Clayton and James are Bobcat Alumni, and provided incredible insight into how a large, long-standing company like USAA is still able to innovate.

We are extremely thankful for their insight to our questions, and to USAA as a whole.(And thanks for the Pizza!)

 

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Wednesday September 5th: Resume Workshop

Big shout out to our VP of Corporate Relations, Sam Ciaramitaro, for hosting a fantastic Resume Workshop! We hope the attendees now have a better understanding of what makes an IT resume. Thanks again Sam!

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Thursday September 6th: Officer Panel and our first Social

Thursday we had our officer panel where we delved deeper into what we do at AITP and answered any questions you guys might have.

If you have any remaining questions just send us an email!

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We also had our first Social event of the semester at Grins! Big thank you to those who attended! We hope you enjoyed getting to know us better here at AITP(and the free appetizers!)

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Reminders:

  • Texas Capital Bank will be hosting an internship info session in McCoy 336 from 5-6pm on Wednesday, September 19th
  • The deadline for dues are September 21st! You can pay your dues here.