Student Stories

Saddan Mondi

"Use VCU Engineering Career Services resources- resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and career counselors."
Sassan Mondi graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science in May 2014. Mondi- while looking at the HireVCURams website- found an open position with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and now works full time as a Software Engineer for the company. At TCS, Mondi is responsible for development of software and specialized programs, analysis and design of style="width:100%; height: 300px;"databases, maintaining systems, and coordinating style="width:100%; height: 300px;"database development. TCS has 199 branches spanning 46 countries, and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Daniel Flood

"Understanding a big problem is understanding the small things. Do it brick by brick."
Daniel Flood graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science in December 2013. Flood held an internship with CapTech Consulting as a member of his senior design team. CapTech was founded in 1997 in Richmond, Virginia, and provides project management, systems architecture, and software development services.

Allen Calderwood

Allen Calderwood, Computer Science and Mathematics class of 2015, has accepted a job offer at Google, making him the School of Engineering's first undergraduate Google hire.

Ethan Cason

Ethan Cason, Computer Science class of 2015, is the president of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at VCU.

De-Shunda White

De-Shunda White, Computer Science class of 2015, took part in the 2015 Capstone Design Expo at the Science Museum of Virginia on April 24. Learn more about her team's project and her career prospects.

Emmanuel Aboah

Alumnus Emmanuel Aboah, Computer Science class of 2015, has recently started his new job as a software engineer at Northrop Grumman Information Systems.

Quark Wei

Since he was eight years old, Quark Wei knew he wanted to work with computers. Now, as a computer science student, he's applying his programming skills at UPS. Learn more about his role in developing an internal Web application during his internship.

Megan Davis

Senior student Megan Davis is a serious gamer who’s passionate about user experience. She collaborated with kinetic imaging students at the Global Game Jam event, where teams have 48-hours to create a video game. Hear Davis talk about how she’s honing her programming and problem-solving skills to win big in video game development.

News Stories

Computer Science Student Winners at Hackathon

Computer Science Students Take Prizes in DC and Baltimore Hackathons

Apps that feature innovative ways to use speech-recognition technology recently placed VCU School of Engineering computer science students in the winners circles at hackathons in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. CS majors Mit Amin, Jonathon Headley, Paul Hudgins, Courtney Parry and Austin Sarmento were on teams that took prizes at the HopHacks and Disrupt the District hackathons in February.

Computer Science Students Launching a Startup Website

Computer Science Majors Help VCU Student-led Startup Companies Launch Website, Develop Apps

In Founder’s Corner, Virginia Commonwealth University’s co-working space for student entrepreneurs, computer science students Shauna Ely and Judah Sebastian are working together to develop a website for a VCU student’s company that sells high-end sneakers and clothing, while also tinkering with a possible logo design for another VCU student’s software startup.

Allen Calderwood Headshot

Allen Calderwood (CS '15): From RamHacks to Google

Allen Calderwood’s first job out of college was at Google. He says VCU Engineering prepared him for it — in class and out. Calderwood, a 2015 alumnus of the VCU School of Engineering’s Computer Science Department, is VCU’s first graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science to snag a job at Google.

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