Now hiring: on-campus student computing jobs

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) Help Desk and Computer Labs are holding an annual hiring drive for student workers from now until Wednesday, February 21.

OIT is looking for bright, self-motivated students with a knack for meticulous troubleshooting. Working for the Help Desk or Computer Labs is a great starting point for students looking to work in information technology, regardless of major. If you’ve set up your own network at home, enjoy reading up on the latest gadgets that are coming out, and love to help others, please consider applying to the OIT Help Desk or Computer Labs.

All majors are accepted and no experience is required. Hundreds of positions will be available for the Fall 2018 semester and training will be paid over the summer. Working at OIT makes for a great addition to any resume and it’s a solid opportunity to build technical skills.

For more information and to apply, please visit consultantjobs.rutgers.edu.

EMERGENCY REPAIRS: Hill Center downtime scheduled for Saturday, January 27

University Facilities and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will be completing emergency repairs to the Hill Center’s electrical infrastructure on Saturday, January 27, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Multiple university IT services will be unavailable during this period.

This work is necessary to repair damage to the electrical distribution system from last week’s outage.

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After-hours Help Desk phone support temporarily unavailable

The Office of Information Technology Help Desk is currently unable to respond to support calls due to technical issues with the Help Desk phone system.

The issues began on the evening of January 15. OIT will update the Rutgers community when the problems are resolved.

If you need technical support, please send an email message to help@oit.rutgers.edu.

You may still call the OIT Help Desk at 848-445-4357 and use the automated menu options.

Mac and iOS updates patch Wi-Fi vulnerability

The latest updates to the operating systems for Macintosh computers, iPhones, and iPads include patches for a serious vulnerability in the wireless encryption standards used for Wi-Fi networks.

All users should install these updates: macOS 10.13.1 and iOS 11.1. If you have automatic updates enabled on your computer and mobile devices, the updates may already be installed.

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Free Microsoft Office for Faculty and Staff

All current faculty and staff at Rutgers have the ability to download Microsoft Office through their Rutgers Connect license and install Microsoft Office on five computers, five tablets, and five phones. You may use this software on personal devices. Please consult with your departmental IT support before installing it on Rutgers-owned devices, as your department may have its own policies. Learn more.