Geneca, an enterprise software development firm, hosted Lewis University Computer Science students and faculty Feb. 27 at their Oak Brook office.
Chief Technology Officer Dave Katauskas, a Lewis Computer Science alumnus from 1996 and current Computer Science Advisory Board member, arranged the visit.
Several Geneca employees talked with the students about a variety of topics. Mike Denton, another Lewis alumnus who heads recruitment efforts at Geneca, talked about job search and interview skills and gave the students a lot of very practical, timely tips for making a good impression during an interview. Other presenters described Geneca's software development process, including software architectural details and patterns the students see in their software engineering course.
“This trip was a tremendous opportunity for Lewis Computer Science students to network with current software developers, see the real-world application of what they're learning in the classroom, learn how to search for a job and position themselves for opportunities, and meet relatively recent Lewis University graduates, who have had a tremendous impact in the computer industry. The Department is very grateful to the Lewis alumni and other Genecians, who made this great afternoon possible,” Dr. Ray Klump, chair of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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