The IT/CIS Student Network Group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm and seeks to connect information technology and computer information systems majors with business-industry partners to insure an ongoing supply of IT/CIS professionals in Louisiana. Students receive and share best practices in studying, test-taking, time management, self-care, resume writing and interviewing tips as well as hear opportunities for grants, scholarships, and internships or job placements. To join this network group, click here or on the “Virtual Student Network Group Orientation Registration” link below.
Congratulations to Brennen Collins who was recently selected to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program. NCAS aims to build a diverse future STEM workforce by engaging two-year degree-seeking students in authentic learning experiences. The opportunity will allow Brennen to get a closer look at NASA’s unique missions and research, diverse workforce, and world-class facilities. He will have an enhanced learning experience that will develop his talents, interests, and passion in pursuit of becoming a future STEM professional.
Along with participating in the NCAS program, Brennen has accepted a summer internship offer with DXC Technology. DXC Technology is a Fortune 500 global IT services leader that delivers mission-critical services.
Brennen is enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science Computing and Information Systems, Cloud program at BRCC.
Reginald F. Lewis Scholars honored at Universities of Louisiana System Black Male Summit
Caiden Matthews, a Northwestern State University student and member of LOSFA’s IT/CIS student network group, was one of 18 African American men recognized as Reginald F. Lewis Scholars from the University of Louisiana System’s nine-member universities. The award recipients were chosen for this Scholars program based on academic merit, financial need and demonstrated leadership skills.
In addition to being awarded a full-tuition scholarship, Caiden will participate in a scholarship program that provides a three-year curated educational experience focused on three key areas—academics, social advancement, and community service. The community experience includes a partnership with the Universities of Louisiana Management & Leadership Institute and a service-learning project; the social experience which includes an annual focused retreat and academic, social and professional mentorship from business, community and university leaders; and the academic experience which includes research projects and a study-abroad opportunity in his junior year.
Connect with Student Network Group alumni for additional resource sharing and support by emailing LOSFA.StudentSupport@la.gov.
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