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CompE Club Weekly

We're well into March now, and class sizes are thinning out. We're getting closer to finals as the arrow of time marches inevitably forwards. On the bright side, that also means the events below are coming up quickly, so make the most of them!


  • ECE First Year's Night: Rep your discipline
  • ECE Grad Photos: Book your appointment now
  • ECE Grad Banquet: Save the date
  • Student DevCon: Startups Near You!
  • Networking Tips and Tricks
  • Industry Speed Dating
  • U of A Programming Contest
  • Become LEED Accredited: A course on sustainability
  • Navigating Edmonton’s Hiring Landscape: A Resolver Tech Talk
  • NSERC - Become a Student Ambassador
  • Student Career Interests Survey: Your Opinion Matters!
  • HackEd: Get your shirts ASAP

1) ECE First Year's Night - Volunteers and Demos Needed

WHO: Anyone interested in repping CompE to first years
WHEN: Signup ASAP, event is Wednesday March 13th, 2019 (times vary depending on role)
WHERE: ETLC Solarium
WHAT: Do you have an awesome demo or display that could appeal to first year students considering CompE? Or are you wanting to be more involved with our discipline by volunteering? Volunteers can choose one or more availabilities to setup/demo/serve refreshments/clean up after. General volunteers can fill out the registration form ( now, while we're requesting demos contact us first to make coordination easier. Either way please email us at ( and thanks for representing! :)

2) ECE Grad Photos: Book your Appointment

WHO: Anyone who is graduating
WHERE: NREF - 2-038 - Civil Club Room
WHAT: For any ECE students graduating this spring, grad photos are available! Schedule an appointment HERE (

3) ECE Grad Banquet

WHO: Anyone interested in going to Grad
WHEN: Saturday April 27th
WHERE: Muttart Conservatory
WHAT: People are graduating and that means there will be a party, and like any good party there will be great food and great people, one of which could be you! Tickets will be available soon but for now mark this date down in your calendars.

4) Student DevCon: Startups Near You!

WHO: Anyone interested in learning about local startups
WHEN: Saturday March 23rd
WHERE: Edmonton Convention Centre
WHAT: Calling all students! Student DevCon 2019 is your chance to prepare for life beyond the classroom. Level up your skills, meet the teams at awesome startups and learn the ins-and-outs of how to be a great team member. Tickets are just $35. See you on Saturday, March 23 at the Edmonton Convention Centre.

5) Networking Tips and Tricks

WHO: Anyone interested in improving their networking skills
WHEN: Thursday March 14th @ 4:00PM - 5PM
WHERE: Computing Science Centre (CSC), Room 3-33
WHAT: Ada's Team will be hosting an information session about the best networking tips and tricks. Come learn what mistakes most students make and how to make yourself shine at any networking session!

6) Industry Speed Dating

WHO: Anyone interested in applying their networking skills
WHEN: Thursday March 14th @ 5:30PM - 7PM
WHERE: Computing Science Centre (CSC), Room 1-59
WHAT: Job season is upon us, and what better way to look for a job than with industry folks! Join us on March 14th to sit down and chat with industry professionals who are looking to network with students! So polish up that resume and get yourself looking professional. Need help knowing how to network? Then attend the Information hosted by Adas Team right before the event! (See above blurb for that info)
Registration is not mandatory, however it helps us to gauge response on who is coming and how much pizza we need to order! (Oh yes, there will be free pizza, so if anything come for the food)
This event is not just limited to CS students, as companies are looking for all sorts of people! Some of these companies include: Serious Labs ( , Amii ( , Intuit ( , ScopeAR ( , and many more

7) U of A Programming Contest

WHO: Anyone interested in flexing their programming know how
WHEN: Event at: Saturday, March 16th @ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March, 14th, 2019 @ 7:00pm
WHERE: Computing Science Centre (CSC), Room 1-59
WHAT: The University of Alberta Programming Contest is an opportunity for university, college, and high school students in Alberta show off their knowledge and skill in a programming competition.
Students will test their knowledge of algorithms and data structures with a set of programming puzzles requiring problem-solving, programming, math, and teamwork skills.
Two levels of competitions will be held, one for less experienced contestants and one for programming contest veterans.

8) Become LEED Accredited

WHO: Anyone in interested in sustainability
WHERE: Sub 0-51
WHEN: Saturday, March 16th @ 1:00PM to 5:00PM
WHAT: LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now!

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

Register here (

9) Navigating Edmonton’s Hiring Landscape: Resolver Tech Talk

WHO: Anyone interested in employment in Tech
WHEN: April 4th @ 5:30PM - 7:30PM
WHERE: 11025-102 Ave, Edmonton AB
WHAT: What do hiring managers and HR look for to find the best engineering talent?
Join us for an interactive event to give new grads and early career professionals insight into what technical and non-technical skills hiring managers look for when bringing in new talent to their development teams. Hear from Talent, hiring managers and industry professionals on other aspects that make someone stand out.
Want more than a panel? We’ll be hosting a Talent Pop-up: get real-time feedback on a code sample and/or your resume to improve your chances of landing your dream job.
For more information, RSVP HERE (

10) NSERC: Become a Student Ambassador!

WHO: Anyone passionate about STEM
WHEN: There is no deadline, details in the link below
WHAT: Want to build a stronger science culture in Canada?
If so, then apply now for an NSERC Student Ambassador grant – worth $1,000. The grant provided Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, or NSERC, will cover the expenses involved in sharing your enthusiasm for STEM.

To apply, you must be a student over 16 years old, enrolled in a Canadian university, polytechnic, college, or Cégep in the natural sciences and engineering. The grant will help you deliver an outreach activity to promote science and engineering to youth who are under-represented in STEM.
If this opportunity interests you, consider planning your activity to coincide with Science Odyssey, the NSERC-led cross-Canada STEM celebration held in May each year. Science Odyssey will add national visibility to your outreach activity and you will be part of the biggest and best known STEM event in Canada!

11) Student Career Interests Survey: Your Opinion Matters!

WHO: Anyone who has opinions!
WHAT: The Engineering Employment Centre is pleased to be participating in a national research study of student interests and attitudes regarding their careers and employers. The resulting report will help employers better understand how to attract and hire students and graduates while also helping us learn how to better serve you with career planning support.
All respondents to the survey are eligible to enter a draw for a $500 Best Buy Gift Card, and all responses will be treated as confidential and not be associated with your identity in any way.
As an Engineering student at the University of Alberta, you have access to the services offered by both the Engineering Employment Centre (in ETLC) as well as the U of A Career Centre (in SUB). Please be aware of this distinction if you are providing written responses to questions about the career services you have accessed.

12) HackEd - Please Get Your Shirts

WHO: Anyone who participated in HackEd
WHEN: Now (Please claim your shirt as soon as possible)
WHERE: Computer Engineering Club Room (In the hallway by Tim-Hortons)
WHAT: Thank you to everyone who came out for HackEd last weekend. We hope to see you all next year. To continue this train of appreciation, there will be HackEd shirts in the CompE club room, for anyone who went to the hackathon! Please bring your name-tag and/or student ID. People who registered but did not attend are not eligible for the shirt.

Signing Off…

Thanks for reading this week's edition of the CompE Club Newsletter. If you have any news or an event you want featured in future editions, contact us at ( ! Be sure to stop by the CompE Club Room to grab a snack and say hi! Prices for most snacks have been slashed, so now is the time to buy.