The Clark College Department of Computer Science welcomed alumni to its new property in the Centre for Media Arts, Computing, and Style at a Sept. 9 celebration created to give students perception into profession paths and prospects available to them.
An alumni panel, “Leverage Your CS Degree Over and above Writing Code,” showcased Betty Jean Jaskoviak ’83, a member of the initial course of Clark laptop or computer science graduates, now retired after a job as a job supervisor at IBM David Robbins ’87, president of the Boston Products Administration Affiliation Andrew Kawa ’87, director of enterprise apps and advancement at Goodwin, a international regulation firm based in Boston and Mark Granoff ’87, iOS architect at Wayfair.
“It was really eye-opening to find out that several of our alumni, regardless of holding levels in computer system science, have expended minimal to no time during their careers actively concerned in coding,” mentioned Nina Carlson ’24, who appreciated “such a simple and insightful discussion facilitated by people today who have accomplished exceptional results subsequent their graduation from Clark.”
Carlson, who is double majoring in computer system science and economics, has interned at Microsoft the previous two summers.
“As the school liaison with the CS Alumni Board, I experienced the privilege of collaborating with our alumni in the arranging and execution of this occasion,” stated Professor Li Han. “Alongside me had been our devoted section personnel member, Rayyan Abid, our viewing assistant educating professor, Catalin Veghes, and our veteran university student contributor, Jack Rogerson (now a 5th-12 months ADP college student), all of whom are CS alumni themselves.”
John Magee, professor and chair of the Personal computer Science Office, was also on hand for component of Alumni Day, together with Professor Pawan Gupta, who joined the section this drop.
A second session, “Land the Part,” showcased Sarwar Raza ’00, president of the Clark Laptop Science Alumni Board and a vice president and basic manager at Pink Hat, a billion-greenback open resource business and Rehan Rasool ’15, Samantha Hughson ’19, Evan Hoffman ’12, and Hung Nguyen ’21.
Isaac Tomeho ’26, who used his summer time conducting study with pc science school, attended “Land the Role” and said he appreciated the chance to interact with the alumni.
“The alumni are incredibly knowledgable,” he explained, noting that they discussed how to very best placement oneself in the task sector and get ready for an job interview. “I identified it all to be quite helpful and was even in a position to exchange contacts with two alumni.”
Han reported a important spotlight of the working day was the start of the CS Vocation Advancement Help Request Type, which allows college students talk their certain assist demands to alumni and college — this sort of as mentoring, steering on job preparing and graduate educational facilities, résumé and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, organization and field insights, and extra. “We’ve by now been given help requests from 15 pupils,” Han explained. “It’s a promising commence to what we foresee will be a remarkably advantageous plan.”
“Alumni Day underscored the invaluable dedication of our alumni to the progress and advancement of our college students. It was a resounding accomplishment,” Han stated. “We are immensely grateful for their motivation to supporting the upcoming generation of pc experts at Clark.”