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CompE Club Weekly

It's week 2, and labs are starting. While ending school at 1:00pm might soon be a distant memory, at least you can say you're getting the most out of your tuition. One of the best ways to wring every ounce of value from the likely exhorbatant sums you're paying (make sure to cancel your dental plan if you don't need it btw) is to attend all the events you have access to as a student. What better place to start than the events below!

NOTE: With online lab delivery, there can be complications. If you have any course feedback you'd like us to voice to the faculty, please let us know via email, the CompE Discord or the anonymous feedback form.

Highlights:

  • Garmin Info Session
  • Intuit Virtual Info Session
  • Intuit Coffee Breaks
  • ComIT .NET Core Course
  • UA-WISE/WISER Mentorship Program
  • NeuroNexus Design Competition

1) Garmin Info Session

WHO: Anyone interested in working at Garmin Canada
WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 5:00-6:00PM EST, RSVP by Wednesday Sept 9th @ 5pm
WHERE: RSVP HERE, the meeting will be through Microsoft Teams, links will be sent out 30 minuites before the meeting
WHAT: Garmin Canada is a tech company that operates out of Cochrane, right outside of Calgary. They specialize in fitness and outdoor tech, and employ a diverse team of engineers, from a variiety of disciplines. They're hosting an information session to answer your questions about the company, and guide you through the recruitment process. If you're interested in the company, we encourage you to RSVP soon. If you'd like to learn more about the company, check out their intro video and website.

2) Intuit Virtual Info Session

WHO: Anyone seeking a 2021 Co-op, or interested in a career in Intuit
WHEN: Tuesday September 15th @ 4PM MST
WHERE: Sign up here
WHAT: Intuit is hosting a virtual info session to show what a career at Intuit looks like. The meeting will also demonstrate how to set yourself up for success, covering resume prep, networking skills, and interview skills. Inuit is currently seeking Winter 2021 Co-op roles in Software Development, Tax and UX Design. If any of this sounds interesting to you, we encourage you to use the sign up link above, and check out the Intuit Website.

3) Intuit Coffee Breaks

WHO: Anyone interested in seeking a career in Intuit
WHEN: Sept 21st 2020 @ 11:00AM MST - Coffee w/ Intuit Engineers
Sept 21st 2020 @ 1:30AM MST - Coffee w/ Intuit Designers
Sept 22st 2020 @ 11:00AM MST - Coffee w/ Tax experts
WHERE: The sessions are held on Zoom, RSVP using the forms above. Zoom links will be sent 48 hours before the event
WHAT: Intuit is hosting even more virtual info sessions to to answer all your questions about Intuit work culture. These sessions are structured more as a casual Q&A session. There are three sessions, each with people working in different roles within the company. If there are any burning questions you want answered, or if you just feel like lurking and absorbing useful information through osmosis, now is your chance. If any of this sounds interesting to you, we encourage you to use the sign up links above, check out the Intuit Website, and the event flyers below.
Coffee with Inuit Engineers
Coffee with Inuit Designers

4) ComIT .NET Core Course

WHO: Anyone interested in furthering their programming skillset
WHERE: The ComIT website
WHAT: ComIT is offering courses to students looking to take charge of their education. The programs offer 3-month part time courses for people looking to pursue a career in IT. The expected workload is about 8 hours per week, and will teach coding in various languages such as Java, React, .Net among others. It will also involve the often neglected soft skills. Students who graduate will recieve assistance in the job search. The course if covered by a scholarship, and will be offered free of charge. If this interests you, we encourage you to check out the ComIT website.

5) UA-WISE/WISEWR Mentorship Program

WHO: Undergrads, Grads, or people with less than 5 years professional experience
WHEN: Application deadline: September 30th 2020
WHERE: Apply Here
WHAT: UA-WiSE (Women in Science & Engineering) and WISER (Women in Science, Engineering, & Research) are hosting a mentorship program for undergraduate and graduate students. Our program aims to connect underrepresented individuals with mentors who can help to foster professional development and personal discovery. Our program consists of a unique trio format and 3 virtual events. The trio consists of an undergraduate, early career professional / graduate, and experienced mentor. This year applicants will get to tell us exactly which mentors they would be interested in. Check out all of the mentor bios here.

The program will consist of several events, from an introoduction event in October, to a Certification event in March. To get to most up-to-date calendar, check the Eventbrite page. The program is aimed at underrepresented individuals, anyone can apply using the eventbrite link

6) NeuroNexus Design Competition

WHO: Anyone interested hackathons and neuroscience
WHEN: See Complete Schedule Here
Ice breaker event: October 16th 2020 @ 5:00PM - 9:00PM
WHERE: Apply Here
WHAT: Neuro Nexus is a hackathon program designed to spark collaboration across disciplines and tackle complex challenges in brain science and mental health. The program connects experts in frontline, clinical, and academic practice with motivated, talented students to develop technological solutions
over a fast-paced 6 week competition. This year, Neuro Nexus will facilitate 40+ projects across the province in their largest competition yet.

To learn more, check out their website

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 internal@compeclub.com! Be sure to stop by the ECE and CompE Discord to come say hi <3