Innovators in Technology
What is INT?
Innovators In Technology (INT) is the official Computer Science student association at LaSalle College, where students from the programming, networking and video games departments are able to take part in IT events, workshops and projects from around Montreal’s IT community.
INT has close ties with other companies that help promote the world of information technology. Through these connections, members of INT are able to take advantage of early access to events and workshops being held around the city. Furthermore, INT holds its own annual events, as well as host regular workshops taught by professionals in the field.
A large denomination of INT consists of bright and inspirational women making their own impact in the traditionally male-dominated field of IT. The Women of INT (WINT) help promote this field of study to the next generation of women looking to make a mark in the world of programming through tutorship, mentorship and by example!
INT consists of a President, a WINT Lead and a collection of Point of Contacts (POCs) that make up the Executive Council. Please feel free to browse the individual profiles of each of the executive members below, get to know them on a personal level, and feel comfortable in saying “hi” sometime! INT also has a selection of hard working first and second year student members who provide their expertise in the different branches of INT, as needed! Feel free to Contact Us for information on how to become a member, yourself!
"To provide real world solutions to clients, inside and out of the College, as well as increased knowledge and valuable experience to keen students looking to make a difference in the field of Information Technology; programming, networking and gaming."
WINT - Women of INT
"To encourage female students in IT to build confidence and knowledge about technology, expand leadership and tech skills."
The biggest benefit of becoming a member of INT is the early access you get to events and workshops, which sometimes can have limited seating. Access is not limited to LaSalle College hosted event, but also includes events hosted by Concordia University, as well as other third party associations.
Furthermore, the work experience you gain from participating in INT’s varied projects is immensely beneficial for your future. Future potential employers are always attracted to students honing their skills, as well as learning new ones, through extra-curricular means. Having real world client relationships will give you the experience that will make you irresistible to employers!
INT is a Computer Science students’ association. By definition, the association consists only of Computer Science students. Participation and/or help gained from students outside of the realm Computer Science is absolutely acceptable and even encouraged. However, active members of INT are those from the Computer Science field of study.
Similar to the answer above, there are no limitations on the relationship and communication kept with students from different institutions. These connections will carry through after your post-secondary schooling and into the workforce. We must create and maintain these relationships for work connections as well as for events attendance and such. However ultimately, INT is a LaSalle College association, therefore the official members list will consist of LaSalle College students.
Congratulations on being a graduate! It is great to know you are looking for a way to participate and help grow INT in our ventures! The best thing to do is to contact us through email, social media or even in person. Come meet the current members of INT and (re)introduce yourself! Having a professional help out is an invaluable asset and will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for giving back to the College!
INT is here to facilitate the needs of all internal and external clients. If there is a project that needs attention, an application that needs building, or a solution that needs review/update … INT will be happy to look into it. The final decision to accept a client’s request will be made after an initial client meeting, in which we will discuss the functional requirements of your application. A decision will be made after careful planning and estimation of time and resources. Please don’t feel shy to come to us with a need, as we are here to accommodate for as many clients as we can!
Throughout your schooling at LaSalle College, you will be taking courses that are geared to preparing you for job opportunities. These courses will help you write the perfect CV and cover letter, teach you how to present yourself at a job interview, and connect you with an internship supervisor who will help you find interviews and/or job opportunities.
What INT will do to help you find a job is give you the experiences you need to set you above the rest of the student body. By attending conferences and workshops, INT members will create connections with professionals in the field before non-members. INT will also help facilitate members with a community of like-minded students who help each other like a growing family, supporting one another as they gather skills to impress potential employers. Furthermore, members are able to add INT to their CVs, which undoubtedly garners the attention of employers and emboldens your CV above others! All these factors, and more, are how INT helps you find a job after graduation!
Absolutely! What good is a students’ association, if it does not help fellow students grow and excel in the field of IT? In fact, you do not even have to be a member of INT, if all you require is tutoring help. At the bottom of our homepage, on the Contact footer, you will find a schedule listed on the right side. Follow the timings listed there to see when there are members sitting in the INT room (6th Floor; Techno Espace) available for you to visit and get help from! We are an open and generous group, however, please respect the rules and regulations of the College. We will not do your school projects for you. However, we will do everything we can to help tutor and teach you the skills you need to tackle similar issues in the future.
“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime”Lao Tzu
The Innovators In Technology association provides members opportunities to participate in workshops, hackathons and conferences from around Montreal’s IT community. INT also works on creating real world relationships with clients, both within the College as well as externally. This provides members with work experience they wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to until entering the workforce. These experiences give members a step ahead of the rest of the student body, as well as gather the attention of potential employers
The best way to participate in the activities, projects and events that INT provides is simple … join us! Become a member by contacting us and requesting further information! You can find our contact information on the footer of our homepage. Whether it’s via email, social media, or in person, we will be happy to welcome you aboard!