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CompE Weekly Email

Happy Assignments!

Being the third week of classes, I'm sure your profs have begun easing you into your assignments for this semester. Most likely they've all dumped everything on you at once, or will be doing so this next week. But fret not! Your weekly update is here to help you micromanage your spare time with cool computer-y stuff!

  1. Fall General Meeting
  2. Google Tech Talk
  3. CSEC Exam
  4. Geek Wisdom: How to launch and have a successful tech career
  5. Solder Workshop
  6. Girls Coding Club
  7. Employment Centre Mailing List
  8. Curling Bonspiel

1. Fall General Meeting

Our General Meeting of the Fall Semester will be taking place on

Sept 16th @ 5pm in the Colt Design Lab (ETLC)

This is on the second floor of ETLC, near the main table area and next to the elevators. There's free pizza, so be there.

At this meeting, we will be going over the events and services we will be planning for the year. Everyone will have a chance to meet the club executive, and ask questions or give suggestions. We will also be holding elections for our empty executive positions. The executive positions are held by Computer Engineering students, but people from other disciplines are encouraged to attend! These positions include:

Cooperative Education Representative

  • Represents all Computer Engineering students that are in the Cooperative Education program.
  • Responsible for keeping all CompE Cooperative Education students who are away on work terms informed of the election process.

Geer Week Coordinator & Assistant

  • Plan and coordinate Geer Week
  • Responsible for paperwork and registration documents pertaining to Geer Week
  • Coordinate all deadlines related to Geer Week

Second Year Academic Representative

  • Represents all 2nd year Computer Engineering students
  • Records proceedings at all Junior Executive and CompE Club Council meetings
  • Assists the VP Internal in his/her duties as needed

2. Google Tech Talk

Google will be holding a Tech Talk on Sept 15th at 7pm. If you are interested, RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/google-tech-talk-registration-12832796239 . Free food and swag!

They will also be having Rapid Resume Reviews and Mock Interviews on the 15th and 16th.

3. CSEC Exam

The Engineering Employment Centre is looking for students in their final year that would be interested in working for the Communications Security Establishment Canada after graduation. The Employment Centre will be providing an examination, which is part of the application process. If this is your final year and are interested in applying with CSec, please contact Stacey Sayler from the Engineering Employment Centre for more details.

4. Geek Wisdom: How to launch and have a successful tech career

The Faculty of Science will be hosting a career ‘tech talk’ featuring some of their successful Comp Sci alumni on Friday, September 19th at noon.
Highlights include:

  • How to interview for a job, what it's like to be the interviewer
  • Good resumes vs boring resumes
  • Importance of building a personal network of business contacts
  • Difference between a successful employee and someone who gets laid off first

For more information, please visit: http://science.ualberta.ca/events/geek-wisdom

5. Solder Workshop

We are working with the Edmonton New Technology Society to have some soldering workshops for students to learn to solder or improve their existing skills. The project and date will be decided on soon. Please email Andrew at social@compeclub.com if you're interested - we would like a rough estimate, so please email even if you have nothing to say.

6. Girls Coding Club

DiscoverE is currently seeking applicants for their Girls Coding Club Administrator. Qualified applicants would have experience with computer programming and would be interested in honing their leadership skills in a fun, creative, and professional environment.

The Girls Coding Club Administrator would be responsible for designing curriculum that teaches young girls (grades 3-5) basic coding, as well as managing a team of volunteers to deliver this content. Additional responsibilities include processing payment and various customer service tasks. The job posting can be found on their website , and they welcome all who are interested to apply!

7. Employment Centre Mailing List

The Engineering Employment Centre now requires students to subscribe themselves to the EECNews mailing list if they would like to receive their emails. In the past, all students were automatically subscribed. This list contains information about job postings that are closing in PlacePro. This is particularly useful for students in the final year of their degree.
If you would like to subscribe to their list, you can do so here .

8. Curling Bonspiel

The Computer Engineering Club Curling Bonspiel will be taking place on November 15th, at the Granite Curling Club. Entry fee is $30/person, with teams of 4 – this includes dinner, equipment rentals, a free tutorial for beginners, and lots of prizes! We highly encourage everyone to sign up early, since there are a limited number of teams in the roster.

Registration is open at the Computer Engineering Club (ETL E2-040M)!