4th Annual Networking Banquet – TALK

April 11th, (5:15pm) in Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center.

TALK is proud to present The 4th Annual Networking Banquet on Friday, April 11th. Join them in welcoming many professionals as they offer members and students advice and experiences in an exciting “speed-dating” style. They will be hosting professionals from Vectorform, Chrysler, Meritor, HP, Delphi, Detroit Labs, and other great companies. A small group of students will share a table with one professional for 15 minutes who discusses a chosen topic. There will be 4 of these sessions, followed by informal networking. Fill out this form to reserve your seat. Space is limited! Dinner begins at 5:30pm, and the entire event concludes by 8:00pm. Check in will open at 5:15. Professional Dress is required.

Cyber Luncheon Event

April 9th, (9:30am) Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

The Michigan Cyber Awareness Luncheon Series 2014 will serve as a follow up to the SOLD OUT Michigan Cyber Summit 2013 hosted last fall by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
The dynamic speaker line-up includes: Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan, Brigadier General Michael Stone, Assistant Adjutant General-Installations, Michigan National Guard, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Bill Vajda, City Manager, City of Marquette, Joe Menze, 906 Technologies, David Haynes, Interim President, Northern Michigan University, and William J. “Joe” Adams, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Cyber Security, Merit Network

The cost to attend the event is $20 / $15 for students. Secure your seat today! Click here to register.

CIO Mentoring Workshop

April 5th, (9:00am – 3:00pm) in Elliott Hall Auditorium.
For graduating MIS and IT students, AIS is very pleased to bring the opportunity to have your résumé reviewed and to practice a job interview with actual CIO’s in waiting for free. This opportunity is limited to a total of 30 students from MSITM, MIS, and IT programs. First Come, First Serve (as long as your résumé qualifies.)
Resumes must be uploaded by March 31st to be considered. Register and upload your résumé here as seating is limited! Breakfast will be provided at 8 am by the Executive MBA Program and lunch will be provided by the DIS Department

TEDxOU Student Organization is Looking for e-Board Members

Positions available are: Treasurer, Social Media, Sponsorship & Fundraising, and Website Coordinator.

If you are interested in applying, please visit their GrizzOrgs here, where you can find and download the e-board officer application. You may either print the application, fill it out, and turn it into the TEDxOU mailbox in the CSA Office, or you may type directly on the document and email it to jkgoulet@oakland.edu.

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 4

End of Semester Party with Interactive Demos

CyberOU celebrates yet another very successful semester on Thursday, April 3rd (12:00pm – 1:00pm) 113 in Hannah Hall of Science (HHS) with an end of semester party. This is to honor all our great members, officers, mentors and other campus supporters.  The party will include demos with Google Glass, Raspberry Pi’s, Wi-Fi Pineapples and other great technology. Come and enjoy some free food and a great time before the school semester is over.


Southeastern Regional Cyber Defense Competition

Kennesaw State University, GA hosts the Annual Southeastern Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition March 31st – April 2nd,. They are looking for help from IT/InfoSec professionals to serve as room judges. If you have an interest in volunteering, please email infosec@kennesaw.edu with the subject line of ‘SECCDC Judge’ to request the information packet and directions to register for sessions. Also, if you or someone you know is a professional penetration tester, they have space on their “red team” for a few volunteers. Please send credentials to infosec@kennesaw.edu, subject line of ‘SECCDC Red Team’. More information is available at seccdc.org.

Ford Motor Company – IT/Recruiting Talk

Ford Motor Company is providing an informational security seminar from IT security manager, Bill Traster, followed by a half hour of questions and answers by their recruiting team, Brandon Henderson (OU 2011 MIS Graduate) and Mary Sirianni (OU 2013 IT Graduate) on Thursday, March 27th (11:30am – 1:30pm) in 224 Elliott Hall. This will cover internships as well as full-time positions within Ford. Make sure you bring your resumes! This is a great chance to gain valuable information about Ford’s IT department and gain insight on the recruiting process. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 am!

IT OU Alumni Professionals Panel Discussion – AIS

Come see a panel of OU alumni professionals in the field of IT as they discuss career opportunities, professional development, and answer student questions. Each panelist will give their unique prospective from various stages of their careers, followed by a Q&A session with the audience in the Oakland Center Gold Rooms B/C on March 26, 2014, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Food will be provided for the event. Doors will open at 4:30 pm. Panelists: Judy Snyder – CIO, Kelly Services, Michelle Turner – Business Analyst, Ford Motor Company, Andrew Etienne –  Quality Analyst – Automation, Auto-Owners Insurance, Ryan Olivier – Director, IS Business Solutions, Meritor, and Gary Shuster -User Experience and Interaction / Data Analytics – Improvement Path Systems. Special Guest: Mohammad Dadashzadeh - Chair, Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) Department, Oakland University will discuss the MSITM Program.

How to Get an Entry Level Job – ACM

The ACM Chapter would like to invite you to the event “How to Get an Entry Level Job” which will take place on Friday, March 21st, (12:00pm – 1:00pm) in HHS 113.. The invited speaker, George Corser, a PhD candidate and former IT/Engineering recruiter will give some advice on how to be successful in the professional world. Based on his expertise, he will provide some insight into resumes, interviews and related information that will be useful for any student. This is a great opportunity to expand your networking skills, learn new tips, gain more information, and ask any questions you may have. It is a very interesting event that will definitely be beneficial for future professionals. The event is free and open to all OU students, so anyone is welcome, even if not registered. However, ACM would like you to RSVP here to guarantee a seat.

Google Glass Exploration

Arnaud Crowther and Ziyad Al Obaidi will be giving a very special presentation and live demo of the new Google Glass portable computer Thursday, March 20th (12:00pm – 1:00pm) in 203 Dodge Hall. Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with a mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands. The demo will go through the user interface and demonstrate the power of the available applications. We will also talk about possible uses in different professional fields as well as security and privacy concerns. Make sure you attend if you are interested in competing with other OU students in the Google Glass App Dev Contest held by the ACM. Google Glass development contest information available at the competition page.