First Generation Student Experience

Mentorships 2020

CyberSecurity with USM

Educate Maine Internship Info Session

Clubs and Community Meeting

2020

Kick-Off!

Digital Badge Tutorial

Tyler Tech Internship Info Session

GitHub Tutorial

Innovate for Maine Internship!

prizes
Video Recording of Meetings: -Watch recordings of our meetings on Vimeo: Tyler *Tech Internship Experience: https://vimeo.com/538647324 *GitHub Tutorial: https://vimeo.com/538641823 *Educate Maine Internships: https://medium.com/illumination/the-responses-i-got-from-a-software-developer-candidate-that-made-me-hire-him-98ff8bf01298
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Last week we heard from the Cybersecurity team at USM. They gave us a super informative run-down of how to protect ourselves from cyber threats. They suggested these resources: https://haveibeenpwned.com/ https://1password.com/
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Lisa Carter and Claire Sullivan were kind enough to help guide us through the Digital Badge process at UMaine. We learned more about how the program is implemented, what the benefits are and a tutorial of how to access badges through BrightSpace. The new Digital Badge website will be up April 9, 2021. Get packing with your Badger Backpack full of Digital Badges! For help and information: lisa.m.carter@maine.edu
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We heard from the program director of Educate Maine, Kate Howell regarding the many internships options available to SCIS students in Maine. An internship is an opportunity to:. Learn how to communicate professionally, be a part of a team, build your emotional intelligence skills and technical skills. Check out these websites to learn more about Maine internships: https://careers.liveandworkinmaine.com/search https://mainecareercompass.org/about-us/
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We had a great meeting and hopefully recruited a few more UMaine programmers to the world of GitHub. With help from the UMaine and USM’s Cyber Security Clubs we enjoyed a dynamic conversation. For additional GitHub Info: https://www.atlassian.com/git/tutorials/install-git https://education.github.com/pack
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We had an amazing meeting this week! A collection of first-generation students shared their experience. With first-generation students composing more than 40% of the UMaine student body, we were happy to hear from representatives from the community. Our panel listed: friends, organizations and university programs as ideal resources. If you are a first-generation student, consider checking out these programs: Maine Educational Opportunity Center: -TRIO program: https: //umaine.edu/edhd/research-outreach/trio-programs/ -HOPE program: https: //meoc.maine.edu/hope/ FAME Filing the FAFSA: https://www.famemaine.com/education/topics/filing-the-fafsa/Maine College Transitions Student Success: https://umaine.edu/provost/first-year-student-success-initiative/student-success-hub/ Maine CareerCenters: https://www.mainecareercenter.gov/ Competitive Skills Scholarship: https://www.maine.gov/labor/careerctr/cssp.shtmlWorkforce Innovation Opportunity Act(WIOA): https://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/adulted/wioa

Keep Checking In!

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We will be adding recordings of our meetings throughout the semester. If you miss a meet-up you can still check out interviews with potential employers, hear from members of the community and follow along with tutorials. Check out the Event page for our next Wednesday meet-up. 

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We are so lucky to have involved UMaine graduates that are willing to help us navigate the tricky waters of internships. Daeghan talked about his experience as an intern at Tyler Technologies that turned into a career. -Find a company you are truly interested in -Work hard -Advance your knowledge and learn from working -Set yourself up with connections for your post-graduate world https://www.tylertech.com/