Student Success Center News and Events

S’More Time Management: 9/10/18, 7pm, Link 369Rt44

Enjoy some s’mores and learn about how to make the most of your time.  Facilitated by Success Advisor, Derek K. Pooley.  RSVP here

EY TAP Diversity Info Session: 9/10/18, 6:30pm, Hinds Hall 111

Information about the Technology Advisor Program through EY. This session will include information on opportunities and an emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

Fidelity Day: Wednesday, 9/12/18, all day

Fidelity will be tabling and holding open office hours in Link from 10am-noon and 1pm-4pm. Click here for more information about Fidelity.

Get Career Fair Ready: Wednesday, 9/12/18, 5:30pm, Link 369

Come join your ECS Career Services Team, SWE, SASE & NSBE to get prepared for the ECS/iSchool Career Fair!

– Learn about how to use Handshake to research employers ahead of time.
– Get advice on how to dress for success!
– Hear from a panel of professionals on a variety of topics such as how to make a good (and lasting) first impression and common mistakes to avoid.
– Practice and get feedback on your Elevator Pitch.
– Stay after for help with your VMock & Handshake accounts.

Wear your Career Fair outfit for a chance to win a prize!

Any questions, please reach out to your Career Advisor. We hope to see you there! Register now through Handshake

Leadership Lessons: What’s Your Leadership Style? Friday 9/14/18, 4pm, Link 369

Rt44Learn what type of leader you are by tapping into your “True Colors.”  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  Facilitated by Success Advisor, Malea Perkins.  RSVP Here.

Wellness Wednesday: Alcohol 101; 9/19/18, 7pm, Link 369

Rt44Participants will learn about general information on alcohol use, a variety of  strategies for safer alcohol use and how to recognize and respond to alcohol poisoning.  Please RSVP here.

Pre-Register for the Career Fair!

All students who pre-register for the Fall ECS & iSchool Career Fair (Wednesday, September 26th) in Handshake by Thursday, September 20th will be able to pick up their name badge from Link 121 and be checked-in before the Career Fair.
Save time – avoid the lines – register today

ECS Career Services Fall Drop-In Hours

In addition to making appointments through Handshake with your Career Advisor, we will also offer 15 minute drop-in appointments at the following times this semester:
Monday 9-10 & 1:30-2:30
Tuesday 9:30-10:30 & 1:30-2:30
Wednesday 9:30-10:30 & 1:30-2:30
Thursday 9-10 & 1:30-2:30
Friday 9:30-10:30

Route 44 Score Updates

Top Individuals

Shane Sefransky (37 points), Kayla Saladyga (37 points), Courtney Davis (20 points)

Team Rankings

Heather Blue (912), Orange (757), Charcoal (732), Royal Blue (691)

General Announcements and Deadlines

Grading Option Deadline to elect or rescind Pass/Fail or Audit: Monday 9/10/18

AIAA Meeting: Tuesday 9/11/18, 7pm, Link 105 

NSBE Meeting: Wednesday, 9/12/18, 6pm, Shemin Aud.

Join Engineering Ambassadors 

The Engineering Ambassadors program helps students discover the STEM fields and how they influence every day life.  Current ECS students visit local middle schools each Friday to teach students about STEM topics and do hands-on projects that reflect the weeks’ lesson.  

Learn more about Engineering Ambassadors Tuesday 9/11 (11am-2:30pm) and Wednesday 9/12 (11:30am-2:00pm) in the Link Lobby.  Training sessions will take place on Thursday 9/13 (7-8pm, HL 105) and Friday 9/14 (3-4pm HL 105). 

Join Excelerators!  Wednesday 9/12/18, 7pm, 001 LSB

The ECS Excelerators are the student ambassadors for the College of Engineering and Computer Science.  They assist in undergraduate admissions and recruitment efforts by taking prospective students to shadow classes, have lunch in the dining halls, and meeting with prospective students and their families on Open House days.  Excelerators must be enthusiastic and must enjoy talking about SU. They must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Please join us for an information meeting (there will be pizza) if you are interested in joining – new first-year students are encouraged to participate. Please complete this form to express interest and if you will attend the meeting. (If you are a current member of Excelerators, you are welcome and encouraged to come to the meeting but not required.)  Please email Jonathan Hoster at or stop by 123 Link Hall with any questions.

IBM + SU Hackathon September 14-15, 2018, Bird Library

Call for Code is more than a 24 hour global hackathon taking place in Bird Library, it’s YOUR opportunity to make a lasting change for social good. Unlike other hackathons and code challenges, the code is just the beginning… Join IBM, the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at SU, American Red Cross, and the UN Human Rights Office, to harness the power of IBM Cloud, AI, IoT, and Weather services (all free to participants!) to help those at risk of natural disasters live safer, happier lives. Top solutions at the global level are paired with an IBM Corporate Service Corps team and shared with the open source community through backing from The Linux Foundation.

Change the world and win a prize:

Free IBM Cloud technology
Cash prize to individual or teams winning at the global level
Dedicated hackathon Slack channel and IBM code patterns
Network with IBM recruiters and employees during the event

How to answer the call?

Step 1: Register at
Hackathon Kicks-off at 4:30 PM, September 14th
Step 2: Hack for 18 hours
Step 3: Pitch your project
Step 4: Win prizes

Have some questions? Email Braden Croy,

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