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Photos From Alumni Panel

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Last night's ITWS alumni panel was a great success!  Thank you again to all the alumni who made the trip to RPI to share their work experiences since graduating, you all had great stories and advice.  Approximately 65 ITWS students made it to the event and asked some wonderful questions.   Many of the students took the time to meet individually with the alumni after the Q&A session ended.  As we all learned last night, networking is key to a successful career before and after graduation.
Photo highlights below.  All the photos can be found here.

Annual ITWS Alumni Panel

Tomorrow, Wednesday October 19, 2011 ITWS will be hosting it's annual alumni panel from 6-8pm in the Russell Sage Dining Hall.  Don't miss this opportunity to connect with ITWS alumni and learn about their careers after RPI.  There will be a Question and Answer session, so come prepared with questions for the alumni.  
A few of the alumni will be collecting resumes at tomorrow's event.
Panelist are:  
Tim Banker Tim graduated in 2006 with a BS in IT with a concentration in Web Technologies.    He is now working as the Digital Strategy Lead at The Hartford Financial Services groupworking on creating a multi-year digital roadmap to provide e-servicing capabilities and ensuring the best customer experience. *  Recruiting event, accepting resumes
Dan Emaelaf Dan graduated in 2002 with a BS in Management. He has been working at GE for 9 years and is currently an Information Technology Quality Black Belt working to apply Six Sigma quality methodology to Information Technology programs …

ITWS Laboratory - What the Students and Faculty Are Saying

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Have you stopped by the ITWS Laboratory recently?  


Comfy couches make a great place to work on group homework, rest between classes, or have a snack before class.  




There are twelve 22" monitors set up for student use.  Give those tired eyes a break from staring at your laptop screen.     




Snacks, coffee, soda, and juice are available in the lab for purchase.  Best prices on campus!  There is also a microwave, refrigerator, and water cooler. 




Come in between classes, to study, work on group projects, or to socialize with other ITWS students.


What students and faculty are saying about the lab.


"The Information Technology and Web Science (ITWS) Lab has become a "satellite home base" where I can feel like I am at home. I often find myself going there in-between classes or at the latest hours in the night. It is the place where I, as well as many others, go to get work done. The space enables ITWS students to communicate and collaborate across the different class years. …

Into to ITWS Study Hours

Hello Everyone,
My name is Catherine Hastings and I am the freshman ITWS representative on the ITWS leadership board. As some of you are aware, we have a great lab space in the upstairs of the Lally Building. It has a bunch of monitors, a few couches and some great inexpensive snacks! I too am in the Intro to ITWS class and as you all know it is a project based class. A great way to get work done and to learn more about any given subject is to work with your peers. For this reason, I am proposing that we have ITWS study hours on Wednesday nights from 8-10. Obviously these are not required, but it’s a great way to meet more people in our class and work to help each other with our ITWS projects or new concepts. This will be student run and feel free to come in and out and show up whenever.
I look forward to seeing you all starting this Wednesday, October 5 from 8-10 (or sometime in between then) to study IT and work together on labs and new concepts. I can’t wait to utilize the wonderful …

The Cyborg in Us All - New York Times Article

Check out the very interesting New York Times article about Gerwin Schalk's research.  Gerwin is an alumni from the Master's in IT  program here at RPI.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/the-cyborg-in-us-all.html