Rong Liew, USF MSCS 2020 alum recently founded and launched Showwcase, an all-in-one platform for tech workers. We caught up with Rong to learn about his journey, from class idea to a new startup hiring Software Engineers, Data Analysts, Internships, and Design.
How did Showwcase start?
Showwcase was an idea that started in class LS307. Taking Professor Jon Rahoi’s Career Prep course, it was a weekly activity for us to go through resumes in class, with the goal of improving each student’s chance of landing that dream job. The issue, however, was that everyone had a different resume format, had no idea what to include, had dozens of resumes stored on their laptops (without a version control system to manage this), and ultimately, that resumes were not representative of the skills, knowledge, and abilities, possessed by our classmates. Continue reading “CS Career Prep Course Leads to USF Alum’s Startup”
Despite the unique challenges our students and recent alumni faced this spring and summer with job and internship searches, we are thrilled with the success of our students and alumni. Below are just some of the companies where our students interned as well as the companies our alumni recently joined as new, permanent employees. You can find many more USF CS alum on our LinkedIn page here!
Where our students interned!
Where our recent alum are now!
This semester, the Department of Computer Science is partnering with the Alumni Mentor Program
(AMP) to help graduating seniors leverage the power of the USF alumni network. AMP is built to connect you to alumni mentors for career advancement, community building, and to share with you the unwritten rules of the workplace. Computer Science alumni are eager to connect with you to help you achieve your goals and build your network.
Here are the details:
Continue reading “CS Alumni Mentorship Opportunity”
USF’s Computer Science graduate community comes from a wide-range of academic and professional backgrounds. With 19 countries and 14 states represented, they also come from all over the world! Recent MSCS graduate, Anjani Bajaj is one such alum, who recently joined PlayStation. Continue reading “MSCS Alumni Profile: Anjani Bajaj”
The University of San Francisco’s Department of Computer Science is a diverse community that welcomes students from all over the world and from many different backgrounds, going on to do incredible things in the world. One such recent alumni is Marilyn Cruz (BSCS ‘18) and she is making a impact at Snapchat. Continue reading “BSCS Alumni Profile: Marilyn Cruz ’18”
The USF Computer Science department is thriving with four new tenure-track faculty members, two new research labs, a new graduate “Bridge” program that readies graduates from other majors for a Master’s in CS, and graduate enrollments that have doubled since 2016 and undergraduate enrollments that have tripled since 2013. The department is the largest and most diverse it has ever been in terms of both faculty, students, and expertise.
The new faculty members include Beste Yuksel who just started her third year and works in Human- and Brain-Computer Interfaces, Matthew Malensek (2nd year) who works in Big Data, David Guy Brizan (2nd year in CS) who works in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, and Vahab Pournaghshband (1st year) who works in Networks and Security. Hiring in CS is a huge challenge and we are thrilled to have added these terrific teachers and researchers to our department, and to have broadened our areas of expertise. Continue reading “Fall 2018 State of the Department”
USF alum and current Stanford graduate student Austin Bushree’s team takes First Place at National competition at Columbia University’s national energy case competition. Read more…
Austin Bushree ‘17 has his sights on the energy industry. A double major in computer science and physics, he plans on taking his freshly minted degrees to Stanford’s Energy Resources Engineering graduate program to research tidal energy. Ultimately, he wants to learn how to engineer energy systems that use pre-existing infrastructures to keep the lights on in a more environmentally benign way. Read more…
For Lauren Assour ’10, what’s driven her study in computer science from the beginning has been a focus on practical application, and it has paved the way for her growth from undergrad at USF to PhD candidate at Notre Dame to, finally, a highly qualified software developer. Today, she develops automated trading software at IMC Financial Markets, a high frequency trading firm located in Chicago. Read more…