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ITM Student Information Publications for Fall 2021

August 20th, 2021 Comments off

The annual ITM Student Information publications have been updated and are now available for academic year 2021-2022.

In addition, new policies for M.S. students for thesis and project preparation and presentation have been added to our existing guidelines for preparation of scholarly papers and papers for publication.

Student Discounts for CompTIA Certification Exam Vouchers

January 19th, 2021 Comments off

Because many courses taught by the Department of Information Technology and Management are mapped to certifications, and because many students recognize the value of the certifications we address, many actually want to complete the certification exams to receive the certification. If students purchase exam vouchers through the CompTIA Academic Store and can prove their student status, they will get a 40% discount: Certification Vouchers – CompTIA Marketplace Academic. Students who join CompTIA as a student member, which costs $29, can get a 50% discount: CompTIA Student Membership – CompTIA Marketplace Academic. Not a bad idea, huh?

How to find a job using USAJobs.gov

November 30th, 2020 Comments off

Dr. Darrel Burrell
Dr. Darrell Burrell recently spoke with students at Illinois Tech
on how to navigate and apply using USAJobs, the United States Government’s website for listing civil service job opportunities with federal agencies.  Other highlights were navigating the Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) program. Dr. Burrell is the Director, Fort Lee Education Center and Associate Professor of Business, Bisk College of Business at Florida Institute of Technology. You can view Dr. Burrell’s discussion at  https://youtu.be/kc4VuwtY-O8.

What are the major differences between Python and R for data science?

November 30th, 2020 Comments off

Good post by DataCamp on quora.com in answer to the question: “What are the major differences between Python and R for data science?” https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-major-differences-between-Python-and-R-for-data-science/answer/DataCamp-5

In Information Technology and Management we believe they are both important—that’s why we teach both, and teach them together.

Announcing the DoD Cyber Scholarships for 2021!

November 19th, 2020 Comments off

The U.S. Department of Defense is offering Cyber Scholarships to U.S. citizens who will be Juniors, Seniors, or graduate students in the fall of 2021. Because we are a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, you may be eligible to apply.  This is a one-year scholarship covering full books, tuition, and a $25,000 stipend for undergraduates or a $30,000 stipend for graduate students. The scholarships are renewable but require a new application each year. After graduation, scholarship recipients will work one year of federal service in a cyber security or digital forensics role for each year of scholarship support, or four years of military service. Applicants must be eligible for a security clearance. Applicants are not limited to students in the Department of Information Technology and Management but may also be students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Business—but because of the nature of the application, knowledge of and a clear understanding of cyber security is a necessity. Please read the scholarship details document carefully and completely before filling out the application. An official transcript must accompany your application but digital official versions are acceptable. A complete application with all documents included in a zip file must be uploaded by 8:00am Monday January 25 so we can evaluate and include your scholarship in our funding request. All files must be PDF files.

The application and full details of the scholarship are included below.

If you have read all of the materials and you still have questions, please contact Professor Ray Trygstad at trygstad@iit.edu. Please include “DOD Cyber Scholarship” as the first thing in the subject line of your email.

Wisdom from ITM 100

November 3rd, 2020 Comments off

I’ve shared some wisdom I try to impart to Information Technology and Management students here at Illinois Tech in an article on LinkedIn: Communicating Technology to a Non-Technical Audience.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/communicating-technology-non-technical-audience-ray-trygstad

WiCyS @ Illinois Tech Mentorship Program

November 3rd, 2020 Comments off

WiCyS @ IllinoisTech
The Spring 2021 WiCyS @ Illinois Tech Mentorship Program aims to connect cybersecurity newbies with more experienced cybersecurity students (all within Illinois Tech)!

Students:
  • Sign up for the program as a mentee or mentor: https://forms.gle/zvWM5rdf14NQio3B6
    • Anyone can sign up to be a mentee.
    • Mentors must have at least one year of professional, relevant experience in the cybersecurity industry
    • Each mentee will be assigned one mentor. And each mentor will be assigned one mentee. (1:1)
  • Mentors and mentees will be paired before the start of the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Throughout the program, mentors and mentees will meet for at least 30 minutes twice a month.
  • The goal is for mentors to provide mentees with guidance regarding school life, coursework, and careers in cybersecurity while creating a lasting friendship.
The deadline to apply for the program is January 5, 2021. If you have any questions about the mentorship program, please let us know at wicys@iit.edu!

Spring 2021 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes

October 26th, 2020 Comments off

Students Join ACM for Free!

October 14th, 2020 Comments off

Illinois Tech ACM-W members at the Anita Borg Conference.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the oldest and broadest professional society for those of us in the computing professions. We just concluded the Annual Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (ACM SIGITE 2020) where ITM faculty and students presented nine papers and posters. Participation in ACM “offers critical benefits that empower computing students who are committed to self-improvement and success in their chosen fields” as well as opportunities to network, learn, and grow. For a limited time, ACM is offering FREE one-year student memberships! (Student membership is usually $19.) Benefits of membership include:

  • Communications of the ACM – the trusted source for computing professionals, features emerging technologies, IT trends, news, opinion, research and practical applications
  • XRDS – published by and for students – featuring research highlights, opinions, upcoming events, and grant/funding opportunities
  • Custom collection of online books, videos and courses by SkillSoft covering the most in-demand skills, software, and technologies for computing professionals
  • ACM TechTalks – webinars featuring the most sought-after speakers on today’s hottest computing topics
  • ACM ByteCast – podcast conversations with researchers, practitioners, and innovators who are at the intersection of computing research and practice
  • And many more

So do it! Join today at https://www.acm.org/studentjoin. It’s free for a year. And while you’re at it, interact with your fellow Illinois Tech ACM members through one of our ACM student chapters: Illinois Tech ACM and  Illinois Tech Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W). For more information on ACM student membership, see their brochure at https://itm.iit.edu/data/ACM-brochure-student.pdf.

Job Outcomes for Degrees in Information Technology and Management

October 5th, 2020 Comments off

What job will studies in information technology and/or cybersecurity equip you for? The Department of Information Technology and Management has posted a fairly comprehensive list of possible job titles for graduates of degrees from our department. It’s also available in PDF form. We hope to link brief pop-up job descriptions to each of these job titles, and if any students would like to help with that we would welcome their assistance. Some of those are already enabled. (Contact Professor Trygstad, trygstad@iit.edu if you want to help.) https://www.itm.iit.edu/data/itjobroles.html.