Sam Mazarei at GBL

Sam has always been interested in puzzles, riddles, and brain teasers. When he was young, he enjoyed taking everything apart to see how it worked, often forgetting to put things back together. As he got older this desire to understand how things work became a fascination with tech in general, so when the time was right he enrolled in community college to study Computer Science.

Sam is now a Senior in Computer Science at CI, graduating in December 2021. During the summer 2021, Sam did an internship as a Software Developer at GBL Systems, where he participated in a large scale software development effort, using the Agile methodology, and CI/CD. Sam became enthusiastic about programming, and has contributed several tickets, and many technical solutions, to the project.

Travis Chamness at GBL

Travis Chamness is a software development intern at GBL systems, assisting in the review of active systems.

Travis is a senior student at CI, majoring in Computer Science. His LinkedIn profile can be seen here, and he has an active GitHub repository that can be visited here.

I discovered computer science to be the most interesting major I had investigated after switching my academic major seven times. What resonated with me about computer science was the depth of knowledge needed, the creativity employed, and a need for deep work. These characteristics are what drive me in all of my hobbies whether it is surfing, guitar, culinary, or anything else I choose to do with my time. While in my undergraduate program at CI I worked as a peer-led team leader for COMP 105, 150, and 151. This was opportunity for me to share knowledge and passion as well as to help bond the Channel Islands computer science community.

Travis Chamness

Jason Morgan at GBL

Jason Morgan is a graduating Computer Science student from CI, who started an internship position at GBL Systems as a Software Developer.

Jason’s LinkedIn page can be seen here; Jason is an AWS Cloud Academy graduate, with a course in Architecting and a course in Developing. Jason is also a music educator, specializing in percussion.

Job opportunity for IT-related fields in Foreign Service

Discover this great opportunity for students majoring in IT-related degree programs to have a clear path to a career in the Foreign Service and to receive up to $75,000 in academic funding over two years and two summer internships. This fellowship can be used for the junior and senior years of an undergraduate program or a two year graduate program.  The U.S. Department of State will open the application for the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship program this fall. 

Join the State Department and The Washington Center for a live one-hour webinar on August 12, 2021, 11am-noon PDT, designed for college and university faculty, staff and advisors who want to help their students learn about this unique opportunity. If you know talented students in IT-related majors who would love to have a career in the Foreign Service, representing the United States and supporting diplomacy with technology, register today for the webinar.

Click the Register Today button below to read more details about the webinar. 

U.S. State Dept. IT Fellowship Opportunity: 
Academic Funding, Internships, and a Foreign Service Career
Free Webinar | Aug. 12, 2021 | 
11am-noon PDT

Speakers on this one-hour webinar include:

  • Patti Boerner, Program Manager for the FAIT Fellowship, U.S. Department of State
  • Allen Dubose, Diplomat in Residence, U.S. Department of State
  • Blessing Rutonesha, Assistant Program Manager, FAIT Fellowship, The Washington Center

You’ll be able to ask questions during the Q&A session. If you register for the webinar, but are unable to attend, you will receive a link to access the replay of the webinar 24/7. 

Here are some links for more information:

The U.S. Department of State is seeking to attract top technology talent to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, gender, and geographic diversity. Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply to this challenging and rewarding program. 

Register today! It is a great opportunity to ask questions directly to the State Department.

We hope to see you at the upcoming webinar! 

If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to email:

Sarah Hassan at Apple

Sarah Hassan is a 2021 graduate with a BS in Computer Science and a minor in both Visual Media Communication and Mathematics. During her years at CSUCI, Sarah was working part-time at her local Apple Store as a Technical Specialist. While working at Apple and being a fresh graduate, she was granted the opportunity to partake in what is known as a Career Experience, an opportunity for employees to experience a new role while contributing to important projects at Apple. Her role is a Siri Experience Prototyper in the Siri Conversational Interaction team. Sarah believes that her Capstone project (an iOS application) was able to leave a good impression during her interviews along with her graphic design knowledge. She was able to share her link to her Capstone project and discuss technical/design challenges she’s faced while also sharing graphic design work she has done at CSUCI.

Position as an Automation Engineer at Wilwood Engineering

Wilwood Engineering, The Leader in Aftermarket High Performance Disc Brake Systems is looking for a detail oriented individual for our Systems Automation department.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Software development on PLC control systems
  • Design advanced electronic control systems for mechanical systems
  • Process data interpretation and presentation of key parameters
  • Machine and process automation
  • Maintain process Historian
  • Provide technical support for onsite control systems
  • Assist with the implementation of manufacturing systems
  • Ensure system documentation is maintained up to date
  • Upgrade the design of existing devices by adding automation
  • Create test programs

Essential Experience:

  • Design, engineer, test and troubleshoot control systems
  • Ability to work independently while applying the available resources
  • Experience or knowledge of DAQ modules, signal processing and software/system integration
  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Programming in C++, & C#
  • Autodesk Eagle

Wilwood Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Job as Information Security and Compliance Manager

Information Security and Compliance Manager

Oxnard, CA

The Information Security & Compliance Manager will help establish, manage, and maintaining the Global Information Security & Compliance Management Program encompassing information security, regulatory compliance and data privacy. They are responsible for the development, establishment, and communication of security policies, standards, guidelines, and the education and awareness of these requirements. They will also be responsible for identifying, tracking and reporting on information security and compliance risk and ensuring that information system controls and monitoring systems operate effectively. Prevent, detect and respond to cyber-criminal threats and other risks to corporate information (IT) and operational technologies. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to Jenna Colitti at