By: Mark Reyes, Newswriting Intern firstname.lastname@example.org
Bloomfield College has launched its own Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter, offering students additional professional resources and career development opportunities in computer science.
“Our ACM chapter will be a way for students to explore their professional interests, learn what the career has to offer, and connect with working professionals,” said Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems Steve Kreutzer. “By doing so, they can get a better sense of how their studies can be applied and how they wish to begin their careers. The chapter will also serve as a way to strengthen the community of computer science students and help the students develop leadership skills in a supportive environment.”
The ACM is the world’s largest scientific computing society that provides resources to advance computing as a science and profession. Its goal is to generate a supportive and mentoring program in which students are guided when looking into their professional future. In their efforts to achieve this goal, the Association holds monthly meetings with professionals to help provide guidance on how to continue to move forward in the right direction.
“Our ACM Chapter will be a way for students to explore their professional interests, learn what the career has to offer, and connect with working professionals,” said Stephanie Curatola, a student at Bloomfield College and one of the founders of the institution’s chapter. “We think this is a great opportunity, and we are excited to get started.”
Students who join the ACM chapter will be also be able to partake in certain events such as Nov. 4's installment of the Center for Career Development's "Meet The Professionals" series, where they met with multiple business professionals working in the field. Exclusive trips and conferences are also offered for students to get a clearer idea of what a real professional setting is like, providing a comprehensive slate of programming for Bloomfield’s undergrads.
The chapter extends its invitation to all Computer Information Systems (CIS), Management Information Systems (MIS), and Creative Arts and Technology (CAT) majors as well as anyone who has an interest in computer science.