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)


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)


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)


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!



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.


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

McCoy behavioral form

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!


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!


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!)



  • 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.



Welcome Back AITP!

Welcome back AITP members!

We are extremely excited for this Fall semester with everything in store for you guys. Guest speakers, Geek Week , and social events! We have lots of opportunities to learn, have fun, and earn points.

Geek Week:

Geek week, the Texas State AITP’s chapters annual recruiting event is back for the week of September 4-6th. Our first Chapter Meeting, a Resume Workshop session, Officer Panel, and our first Social are all taking place. Please attend and join AITP: for career, networking and social opportunities. Check the above Flyer for more information!


If you haven’t paid your dues or just recently joined AITP,  make sure you pay your dues! Fees are $25 and are due by September the 21st!

Check the Calendar:

With all of the exciting opportunities coming up, make sure you check our calendar frequently so that you don’t miss a thing! And if you have any questions on involvement or specifics, shoot us an e-mail at

We are looking forward to a fantastic fall semester!

2018 IT Symposium Incoming!

Texas State University AITP will be hosting the 12th annual IT Symposium on Friday, October 19th, 2018

Below is the invitation to the 2018 IT Symposium

2018 TxState AITP IT Symposium Invitation

AITP is looking forward to seeing all attendees in the fall!
Please visit the IT Symposium Page of our site often for further updates on the event.
For any questions, please contact Kevin Jetton (, Athena Mills (, or Diego Morales (


Appreciation Banquet

As a chapter we finished off this year with an incredible appreciation banquet at Mamacita’s! Texas State staff and Our Lady of the Lake University joined us for food and fun. Door prizes were awarded to many lucky attendees and even valuable scholarships to a select few. We’d like to congratulate our own Texas State AITP chapter Treasurer, Monica Sandoval, for winning a scholarship award this year! We also recognized winners from this years USITCC and members who had participated head and shoulders above the rest.


We had the joy of Mark Mills from PayPal joining us to deliver a keynote speech! He spoke about his years of experience with companies like Whole Foods, PayPal, and even the landscape of consulting during the .com boom and subsequent bust. On behalf of the chapter we would like to thank Mr. Mills for his time and wisdom.


To wrap up the banquet we sent off our seniors with their graduation cords. We have a lot of members graduating this upcoming week and will miss their participation dearly. We wish the best for every graduating senior and look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future! Check out the photos below for snapshots from the entire night.

For all of our members, THANK YOU for an incredible year and best of luck on all your finals. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!!

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With over three hundred attendees made up of seventeen different universities, the first annual U.S. Information Technology Collegiate Conference was a total success! As co-hosts, Texas State University members were crucial to the success of this years contest. We want to thank all of our members for helping us get the conference ready, for participating in the competitions, and in making a name for USITCC for years to come!

We had a fantastic keynote speech from Eric Smith, USAA’s Vice President & Chief Data and Analytics Officer. Nine competitions took place through Saturday morning, with two of our students obtaining awards. In conjunction with ISECON 2018 we also had many speaking opportunities for students to get to hear from IT professionals with a wealth of experience.


We would like to specifically congratulate Tyler Ellison for placing third in the Security competition and Joseph Barmore for obtaining honorable mention in PC Troubleshooting! These competitions lasted for hours and their success speaks to their determination. Although not all of our members placed in a competition, we know all of our members showed up and gave it their best.

We’d also like to show our appreciation to USAA for being the title sponsor of this conference! USAA, along with College Raptor, COMMON, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of Houston and WraySec made this event possible.

Check out some highlights of the competition below!

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AITP Banquet Payment Deadline


April 19th we will be having our annual AITP appreciation banquet this April the 19th! The details can be found under the Banquet button at the top of our page, but what you need to know now is that payment for the event is due very soon! This Sunday, April 15th is the deadline for payment to ensure you have a spot and food too! So click the link above to make sure you get recognized at this years banquet!

See you then!