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    One of our students asked me to post this. The other events are getting a good response, but we'd really like to get some more teams for the Java programming competition.

    14th Annual Information Technology Competition
    On behalf of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and the Management Information Systems Student Association (MISSA), we invite students in colleges and universities in California and throughout the world* to compete in our 14th Annual Information Technology Competition (ITC) to be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010.

    Organizational sponsors for previous competitions have included: Accenture, Beckman Coulter, Boeing, CIE Studios, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young LLP, Guidance Software, Hitachi Consulting, Intel, ISACA–Los Angeles Chapter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Raytheon, Southern California Edison, Sun Microsystems, and more.

    Schools that have participated include: Cal Poly Pomona, Chapman University, CSU Fresno, CSU Fullerton, CSULA, CSU Northridge, Harvey Mudd, ITT Tech-West Covina, Loyola Marymount University, UC-Irvine, UCLA, UC-Riverside, USC, Westwood College, etc.

    The Information Technology Competition is an event where students from many different schools gather to demonstrate their expertise in the Information Technology field. Teams of students will receive a case-study (a real-life business project created by a company in the industry) to work on two weeks before the event. They present their work at the competition and it is then analyzed, judged and critiqued by the industry professionals who select the winners.

    There are 5 Case Categories that students from your school may choose to compete in:
    - Business Systems Analysis
    - Computer Forensics
    - Computer Programming (tentative depending on response; Java language)
    - Web Applications Development
    - Telecommunications & Networking

    Benefits to participants:
    - Cash Prizes: first, second, third of $1000, $500, and $250 for each of the five case categories.
    - Past winners and competitors have also been offered internships and job opportunities.
    - Networking opportunity with Industry Professionals.
    - Impress Business Professionals with your skills and talent.
    - Real-life Business Case Studies.
    - Continental Breakfast and Lunch included.
    - And much more!

    Benefits for participating schools:
    - Ultimate test for the students at your school.
    - Meet other top IT and business students around the area.
    - Exposure for your school and your students.
    - Network with Industry Professionals.
    - Marketing and Advertising of your school.

    What now?
    Registration for the event has started! Please forward this to your students or student clubs. If this interests you and your students, please contact us and we will send you an informational package providing details on the IT Competition.

    Register at http://www.cisdept.csupomona.edu/itc/enter.asp. Find more information at http://www.ITCompetition.org. Email us at itc@calpolymissa.org.

    Again we would like to thank you for your time, and we look forward to seeing your school compete in this event.

    Note: If you are part of an organization or company that would like to be part of this competition from a recruiting perspective, please email us at itc@calpolymissa.org.

    * "throughout the world?" The ITC has been contacted this year by a school in Asia about the possibility of sending a team to the event. They have a funding program that could cover their travel costs.

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    Sincerely,
    Melody Ho
    Chair of Information Technology Competition 2010
    Email: Mho@CalPolyMISSA.org or Mwho@csupomona.edu
    Management Information Systems Student Association
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


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