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Featured STL Networking Student for August 2018

Featured STL Networking Student for August 2018

August 16, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

 

Nicholas LandoltNicholas Landolt STL Featured Networking Student

Bio

My love for technology started at a young age when I would take apart and rebuild video game consoles in an attempt to make them run faster without overheating. On top of that whenever a family member got a new TV or VCR, I would be the one in charge of hooking them up and making sure they were configured correctly.Read More

5 Tips to Help You Snag That Dream Job

5 Tips to Help You Snag That Dream Job

August 14, 2018 in IT Career Program / by Alex Carnahan

Whether you’re someone looking to change careers or advance in your field, today’s competitive job market makes it imperative to stand out in the hiring process. With the ever-growing ways to go about your job search, knowing where to start and how to stand out can be overwhelming.  Take a look at these five steps to guide you on a successful job search that can land you that dream job.

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Featured Networking Student for August 2018

Featured Networking Student for August 2018

August 10, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

CARLOS PADILLA

Carlos Padilla Centriq Featured Networking Student

Bio

Since childhood, I’ve had a penchant for technology, which resulted in taking every computer class in high school from keyboarding and multimedia design to introductory programming and web design. I joined the US Navy after high school as an IT where I did two deployments to the Middle East, administrating the ships’ networks. I also worked as an IT Assistant for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. At this point, I’m pretty sure I dream of electric sheep!

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Featured Developer Student for August 2018

Featured Developer Student for August 2018

August 3, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

MALCOLM LEE

Malcolm Lee Centriq Feature Student

As early as 11 years old, I had been building my own computers and diving into the evolving internet as a hobby. I studied Psychology and Mathematics at the University of Kansas and initially started work as a Technical Support Specialist and had moved on to Software Testing but couldn’t stomach the notion of cubical life at such a young age. I have worked as an Arborist until I had broken my leg in a skateboarding injury in March of 2017. During recovery I picked up Mountain Biking as a low impact form of rehabilitation and have traveled across the US from KC to Oregon exploring trails along the way and back.
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Django Girls… the D is Silent

Django Girls… the D is Silent

July 31, 2018 in Centriq News / by Hannah Mulligan

Every year, we rave about how much we admire Django Girls and everything they do for our tech community. And, every year, we get blank stares and questions like, “what the heck is a Django Girl?” No worries— it’s a fair question! We had to ask ourselves the same thing before we started teaming up with the incredible organization.

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Featured STL Developer Student for July 2018

Featured STL Developer Student for July 2018

July 20, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

Samantha Turpin

Samantha Turpin Centriq Feature Student STL

Bio

I received my bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology and spent two years working as a Zoo Keeper. My most recent position was at the Reptile House at the St. Louis Zoo. I enjoyed working with my team to create enrichment for the animals, and used critical and logical thinking to solve problems. My greatest accomplishment during my time there was working with my coworkers to create a new enclosure for a group of our animals. It was the first time I was able to create something that I could share with the public, and took great care in helping to make it perfect.

In addition to my love of animals, I am also an avid gamer. I have been playing since the mid 90’s, where I started to make basic games in my spare time. I just started to delve into Unity, a product used to create both 2D and 3D games. Although I enjoyed my job as a Zoo Keeper, I realized I couldn’t see myself doing it as a career for the rest of my life. While I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, I kept going back to technology. My dad received his degree in Computer Science, and we always had technology in our house. We got our first home computer when home computers were just starting to become commonplace, and since then I’ve always had an interest in figuring out how programs run. That interest pushed me into coding and development.

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Microsoft Certification Program Overview 2018

Microsoft Certification Program Overview 2018

July 18, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Sara Lamb

Achieving IT certifications through the Microsoft Certification Program shows a person’s competence in a specific Microsoft technology, and it can result in all kinds of work-related and personal benefits. For example, studies show that IT certifications increase the chances of landing a job (or getting a promotion), and more than 80 percent of hiring managers report that IT certifications are a medium or high priority in making hiring decisions.Read More