Welcome to the Computer Science Student Society, the student club for
undergraduates at the
UBC Department of Computer Science. We provide a
social space where everyone’s welcome (in ICICS 021), run events, and represent
your interests to the department. For more events you may be interested in, please follow us
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This application form is for the positions 2022-2023 CSSS Vice President of External and Vice President of Finance. VP External application is due by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. VP Finance application is rolling basis until 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 9, 2022. Applications will not be accepted once the position is filled. If you are interested in the VP Finance position, please have your application submitted as soon as possible.
As per the CSSS Constitution,
VP External shall:
Liaise with companies and other entities outside the University via the relevant member of the Department.
Plan, supervise, and recruit assistance in executing the annual Career Fair.
Organize the acquisition of sponsored materials from companies for use as prizes and handouts to Members.
VP Finance shall:
Be responsible for the finances of the Club.
Prepare and submit all budgets required by the AMS and SUS.
Sign all requisitions of approved expenditures.
Obtain proposed expenditure estimates.
Be responsible for the purchase and sale of any of the Club’s merchandise.
Assist other officers in their interactions with the Alma Mater Society or any of its Commissions, if needed.
The UBC CSSS will host its second Tech Industry Night on Thurday, March 17, 2022, 5:00PM - 7:30PM! This is an event designed to connect students in computing disciplines with companies looking for co-ops and new grads. Students will have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and recruiters from local tech companies, hot startups, and multinational firms in diverse fields, including cloud technologies, enterprise software, manufacturing, engineering, and consulting.
Join us to learn more about the job market, interview strategies, resume tips, as well as company presentations, a round table panel discussion, and informational breakout rooms. Sign up here!
Participating Company Profile
Aviatrix is one of the 10 Hottest Enterprise Networking Startups of 2020. Through its networking platform, Aviatrix is redefining networking for the cloud and putting enterprise IT back in control. The Aviatrix Certified Engineer (ACE) program is the industry’s first and only multi-cloud networking certification and training program. Learn more about about the startup that is enabling the multi-cloud network revolution!
BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is an international consulting firm that provides professional services in applied earth sciences across North and South America. With a specialized appreciation of the impacts of geology on engineered structures, BGC has addressed challenging engineering and environmental issues since 1990. BGC is composed of over 600 professional engineers, software developers, geoscientists, technicians, and support staff who provide a full range of investigation, design and construction review services in the applied earth sciences. Join us at the next tech industry night to learn about CS career opportunities in engineering!
The FDM group works in partnership with their clients across a number of sectors, providing access to a skilled, highly diverse pipeline of talent to work as part of their technology teams. Their consultants undergo rigorous training across in-demand technologies, in learning environments that are designed to mirror real world business challenges and working practices. They have a comprehensive consultant support program in place to ensure they provide happy and successful placements for their clients and consultants, including learning and development offerings, wellbeing and mentoring programs, and networking events.
NetApp specializes on helping businesses get the most out of their data. No matter where the data is located or how the data is used, NetApp brings it all together in a carefully choreographed symphony of software, hardware, and the world’s biggest clouds. For nearly three decades, NetApp has supported customers like DreamWorks Animation, AstraZeneca, and Dow Jones accelerate their unique data fabrics and extend their workflows into a hybrid cloud environment. Discover more about how their fun and driven team tackle data related challenges in this event!
Join a new multibillion – dollar global company that brings together amazing technology, people, and operational scale to become a powerhouse in the memory industry. In a transaction valued at $9 billion, Intel Corporation is spinning-off its NAND Memory Business – a global leader in the design and manufacture of integrated circuits and solid-state drives (SSDs) for use in data centers, personal computers and other devices – to form an independent company that will be a subsidiary of parent company SK hynix. We are Solidigm (pronounced “saw-luh-dime”). The new paradigm of solid state storage.
The Vancouver team plays a critical role in supporting the Solidigm vision through our capabilities in System on Chip (SoC) Design and Verification, Post Silicon Validation, Firmware Development, as well as SSD Hardware and Mechanical designs.
Visier is the recognized global leader in people analytics and on-demand answers for people-powered business. Founded in 2010 by the pioneers of business intelligence, Visier focuses on answering the right questions to shape business strategy, provide the impetus for taking action, and drive better business outcomes through workforce optimization. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., with global offices, Visier has many notable enterprises including Adobe, BASF, Bridgestone, Electronic Arts, McKesson, Merck KGaA, Uber, and more. Join us to learn more about opportunities at Vancouver’s leading tech firm!
Zaber designs and manufactures precision positioning devices that are affordable, integrated, and easy to use. Their devices have many different appliations and markets, such as photonics and optics, life sciences, microscopy, and industrial automation. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Zaber’s product offering has grown to include over 100 montion control products distributed worldwide. Come and learn about opportunities for CS students at Zaber and the broader manufacturing industry.
Part 1: Presentations
Each company will deliver a seven-minute presentation about what they do, details about their co-op program, and anything else they decide to include. Watch, listen, and prepare your questions for the rest of the event.
Part 2: Panel
A classic Zoom Q&A. We will open the floor to questions from attendees, and any company can respond.
Part 3: Breakout rooms
Prepare your resume and bring questions! Each participating company will have its own breakout room, and you’ll be able to move freely between these rooms. This is your chance to dirctly ask company-specific questions, similar to a booth in a career fair.
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Zoom breakout rooms with panel members
Overwhelmed by industry recommendations to have personal projects, but don’t know where to start? Know what you want to create, but procrastinating? Uncertain about tools to use to keep your project on track? Challenged by how to package your projects to show to employers? Join us on March 9 for a panel of both industry professionals and students who will discuss and answer YOUR questions about personal projects.
The panel moderator will be UBC CS associate professor Ivan Beschastnikh. Panelists include industry members Jerry Jim (VP Technology with Central 1 Credit Union and CPSC 319 instructor), Christin Wiedemann (Director, Quality Engineering, Slalom Build) George Chow (SFU lecturer previously working in senior management roles at Simba Technologies) and Gokce Dilek (4th year CS major). Immediately following the panel there will be facilitated Zoom break out rooms where you can ask panelists more specific questions within a more informal setting.
Dates & Times: Thurs. March 3 (3:30 pm – 5:00 pm) and Fri. March 4 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Are you a student who is just getting started in your career path? Do you wish to get a new headshot photo for your LinkedIn profile or just your Facebook? CSSS is holding a free headshot photoshoot session for ALL students! Feel free to come wearing anything, though business casual/formal is recommended.