Archive | October, 2014

Student Portfolios Matter

A long-repeated request of our national Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) has been to get community college students to develop a strong portfolio for job interviews.  We’re told that job interviews in the IT industry are not just about resumes and Q&A.  Hiring managers want to see vivid examples of the interviewee’s work, understand […]

Humble Attitude, Tenacity & Excitement for Information Technology Accelerate Student’s Career

Six months ago, a rainbow-haired Chelsea Hall-Fitzgerald had just completed a computer networking certificate at Collin College. She also worked part time in a big box appliance store. Today, her hourly wage as a full-time project coordinator for AMX by Harman is three times what she made as a clerk, and she is on track to complete her […]

Cross-border Collaboration

Just last week, our very own PI, Dr. Ann Beheler presented at a technology conference unlike any other she has presented at in the past. What was so special about this conference, you may ask?  Well, this particular event happened to be in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The Cybera Cyber Summit 2014 was a two day […]