Fall 2010 CSRC Career Fair

Publish Date: 09/25/2010

On Monday, September 13, the Computer Science Resources Consortium fall luncheon and Career Fair were held in Owens Banquet Hall.   The CSRC events were part of a very good week for Computer Science majors thinking about future career opportunities.  On the same day as the CSRC Fall Career Fair, the Wall Street Journal published an article ranking schools whose bachelor degree graduates were the best-trained and educated, and are able to succeed once hired.  Virginia Tech placed 13th, while the CS Department placed 5th, behind only Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, Michigan and Georgia Tech. 

The CSRC currently has 42 members, which is the largest number of companies in its membership since the dot.com boom.   For the fall 2010 semester, the CSRC welcomed 13 new companies: Amazon.com, BAE Systems, BIT Systems, Chesapeake Technology International, the CIA, Cognizant, Customs and Border Protection (Dept of Homeland Security), Genworth Financial, Intel, Laureate Education, Marvell Semiconductors, Parature, and SoftSolutions Inc.

The members of the CSRC were on campus to learn more about the department and to recruit students as full-time employees, interns, and cooperative education students. CSRC companies provide support to the Department of Computer Science and student groups. 

Attending the luncheon were CS undergraduate scholarship winners. Sixty-two undergraduates were recognized for receiving scholarships for the 2010/11 academic year.  The majority of these funds were provided by the College of Engineering, with CGI, the Department of Computer Science, and the CSRC contributing to the total. 

Forty-one companies participated in the fall career fair, held in Owens Banquet Hall. This career fair allowed CS undergrads and graduate students to discuss career opportunities and industry trends with CSRC representatives. 

Also during the week of the 13th, CSRC members had the opportunity to have dinner and speak with CS faculty.  They also visited several classes and spoke with Computer Science and General Engineering majors to discuss CS as a major, the variety of opportunities in the field, and the abundance of jobs available to CS majors.

For pictures from the events, please continue to scroll down the page.

 

Dr. Ribbens and TC Jones (George Gorsline Scholarship recipient)

 

Dr. Ribbens, Mrs. Nora Kirstein, Crystal Fatico (Anne and George Gorsline Scholarship Recipient)

 

Dr. Ribbens, Mrs. Nora Kirstein, Kristin Whetstone (Anne and George Gorsline Scholarship recipient)

 

Dr. Ribbens, Ms. Mallory McIvor with CGI, and Barry Bragg (CGI Scholarship Winner)

 

Dr. Ribbens and Stuart Whitehead

 

Patrick Lewis and Dr. Ribbens

 

Jacqueline Addesa and Dr. Ribbens

 

Steven Beam and Dr. Ribbens

 

Ryan Blanchard and Dr. Ribbens

 

Daniel Curaca Malito and Dr. Ribbens

 

 

Stephen Dolenc and Dr. Ribbens

 

Thomas Duffy and Dr. Ribbens

 

Olivia Erickson and Dr. Ribbens

 

Jacob George and Dr. Ribbens

 

John Goodnow and Dr. Ribbens

 

Sarah Hendon and Dr. Ribbens

 

 

Ryan Honig and Dr. Ribbens

 

Michael Irwin and Dr. Ribbens

 

Brett Jones and Dr. Ribbens

 

Brady Jubic and Dr. Ribbens

 

Robert Kania and Dr. Ribbens

 

David Kindel and Dr. Ribbens

 

John Krulick and Dr. Ribbens

 

Marco Leung and Dr. Ribbens

 

Albert Liu and Dr. Ribbens

 

 

Robert Lyerly and Dr. Ribbens

 

Luke Marrs and Dr. Ribbens

 

Michael Matthews and Dr. Ribbens

 

Daniel May and Dr. Ribbens

 

John McElmurray and Dr. Ribbens

 

Daniel Miller and Dr. Ribbens

 

 

Kevin Mohammed and Dr. Ribbens

 

Ryan Murphy and Dr. Cal Ribbens

 

Mark Nachazel and Dr. Ribbens

 

Brandon Nalls and Dr. Ribbens

 

Diego Netto and Dr. Ribbens

 

Ujaval Patel and Dr. Ribbens

 

Daniel Pendergrass and Dr. Ribbens

 

Will Preston and Dr. Ribbens

 

Ben Reid and Dr. Ribbens

 

 

William Robinson and Dr. Ribbens

 

John Ryding and Dr. Ribbens

 

Paul Sathre and Dr. Ribbens

 

Michael Schaefer and Dr. Ribbens

 

Dennis Shen and Dr. Ribbens

 

Avneet Singh and Dr. Ribbens

 

Rob Smith and Dr. Ribbens

 

Arunima Srivastava and Dr. Ribbens

 

John Steinbacher and Dr. Ribbens

 

Mark Talley and Dr. Ribbens

 

Elizabeth Timmons and Dr. Ribbens

 

Dante Wiggins and Dr. Ribbens

 

George Zhang and Dr. Ribbens

 

Qun Zheng and Dr. Ribbens

 

Yunyu Zhou and Dr. Ribbens

 

Pictures from the Career Fair: