First Week Back!

❄️ Winter Quarter 2024 ❄️ 

🎉 Congratulations students – your first week of class is almost finished! STC hopes you all are settling in well. 

🙏 STC sends out many thanks to all who attended and supported the Welcome and Orientation event. We hope you enjoyed it! 

💡 Student Spotlight – Christa Darrin earns her CCSK!

🧳 Looking for an Internship or Scholarships? Check out the Opportunities section below!

📣 Next week we have an exciting talk with Joanne Marime on January 18th, 2023 and afterwards you can head over to Mercer Island or join online to attend the monthly ISSA Puget Sound meeting where Jemmell Garris will be speaking!

You won’t want to miss it. Keep reading for details 👇 

Student Spotlight

Christa Darrin

Portrait of Christa

Congratulations to Christa Darrin for passing the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge v4. The Cloud Security Alliance’s CCSK is a widely recognized

 certification that validates individuals’ understanding of key cloud security principles and best practices!

Interested? Click here for more information about the CCSK.


STC Invited Talk – January 18th

📢 Join us January 18th, 2023 at 4:30 on MS Teams.

Jemell Garris – ISSA January Meeting

For more information and to RSVP click here!

2024 NCAE Cyber Games

🧑🏻‍💻 NCAE Cyber Games is a cyber security competition for college students who have never participated in a competition or hackathon before. Cyber competitions are a great way to build your skills and learn about the industry, but they can be intimidating if you’ve never tried one before. This program aims to make it easy (and fun) for students to see how competitions work and learn with others who are also new. In addition to building skills and exposure to industry tools, competitions can be used on resumes to show cybersecurity commitment and experience that employers and recruiters are looking for!

City University of Seattle wants to create a team with interested individuals for the 2024 games. Please attend a Cybersecurity Club Meeting or email Morgan Zantua if want to participate! 

For more information about NCAE Cyber Games click here.

2024 VIVID Competition

Exciting news! The Virtual Internship and Varied Innovative Demonstrations (VIVID) Coalition, comprised of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Augusta University, University of Arizona, and Florida International University, is inviting college students to participate in a fun new security competition!

Competition Details:

Teams: Form a team of five students from the same CAE school.

Registration Deadline: 31 January 2024 (All team members must be registered simultaneously.)

Phase 1 (Virtual Event): 11-14 March 2024

Live Event: Top 15 teams will compete at the CAE Annual Colloquium in October 2024.

Travel Stipends: Provided to offset travel costs for teams participating in the live event.

Don’t miss this chance to showcase your skills and represent your school on a national stage! 

Contact Morgan Zantua if you are interested! 

Best of luck to all participants!


DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (CYSP) 2024

🚀 Exciting Opportunity🎓

The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the Center for Information Assurance Education (CIAE) at City University-Seattle, is thrilled to offer exclusive scholarships to passionate undergraduates (juniors/seniors) and graduate students. 🌟

Selected current and incoming CityU students can enjoy a full scholarship covering tuition, fees, books, and a generous living stipend—$27,000 per year for undergrads and $32,000 per year for grad students. 📚💸

In return for this amazing scholarship, recipients will have the unique chance to work with the sponsoring agency for a period equal to their scholarship duration. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to fuel your education and launch your career! 🚀🎓

Click here for more info and to apply!

Google – Student Researcher, BS/MS, Winter/Summer 2024

🔹 Paid Internship Opportunity🔹

The Student Researcher Program’s primary objective is to foster academic collaborations with students through research at Google. Join Google for a paid Student Researcher position that offers the opportunity to work directly with Google research scientists and engineers on research projects.

The Student Researcher Program offers more opportunities for research students to work on critical research projects at Google in a less structured way. The program allows opportunities beyond the limitations of our traditional internship program on aspects such as duration, time commitment, and working location (with options for on-site or remote). The topics student researchers work on tend to be open-ended and exploratory, and don’t always have a clear deliverable like a traditional internship would. The US base salary range for this full-time position is $90,000-$116,000. 

For more information and to apply click here. 

Summer 2024 Cybersecurity AI Defense Internship

🔸 Paid Internship with T-Mobile 🔸

T-Mobile is a leading cybersecurity firm dedicated to protecting both T-Mobile and our customers from evolving cyber threats. Have you ever wanted to utilize cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence to safeguard sensitive information, networks, and systems. We are seeking a talented AI Cyber Security Intern to join our team and contribute to our mission of enhancing digital security.

What You’ll Do!

Leveraging new AI technologies and incorporating into existing Cybersecurity operations. Projects will include, defining requirements, evaluating existing AI capabilities, opportunity to enhance existing cyber solutions.

⭐️ Click here for more information and to apply! ⭐️

2024 Summer – Honeywell: Information Systems, IT, Cyber Engineer & Data Science

🔹 Paid Internship Opportunity🔹

Honeywell is hiring Summer 2024 Interns to join our technology teams. Are you ready to get inspired as you take on impactful projects, build business skills and interact with leadership? You’ll help solve real-world challenges. Internships at Honeywell prepare you for the future. You’ll work with leaders in your field on meaningful projects that directly relate to key Honeywell business goals.  

What to expect

🔸 Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Data Science, Cyber Security or MIS  
🔸 Must graduate after December 2024 
🔸 Must continue enrollment in degree program upon completion of the internship

Click here for more information and to apply!

Sinclair Broadcast Group Internship

🔸 Paid 3-Month Internship Opportunity🔸

Be a part of a dynamic and diverse team that engineers large-scale, complex and resilient technology solutions that drive our global business. You’ll help build and optimize digital applications and systems that support millions of customers, clients and employees worldwide.


🔹 Students must be currently enrolled, or have been recently enrolled in a college degree program, or an equivalent online platform.
🔹 Must be pursuing or recently completed an educational curriculum in a discipline related to Computer Science, Computational Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant fields. 
🔹This internship is targeted toward Junior and Senior level students of Bachelor’s degree programs, or similar equivalent in other educational programs.

Click here for more information and to apply!

AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship Program

The AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship program, in collaboration with Intel and Udacity, aims to help underserved and underrepresented high school and college students learn foundational ML concepts to prepare them for careers in AI and ML. For more information click here.

Learn More.

Upcoming Events

Click here to view full calendar.

STC Invited Talk – January 18th

📢 Save the date: January 18th, 2023 on MS Teams


ISSA Puget Sound – January 18th Meeting – Jemell Garris – Managing Cyber Risk

Jemell Garris is a technology professional and academic speaker. He’s from Boston, MA and has worked for Government, Public, Non-profit, and Private sector companies. Additionally he’s worked on high-impact projects, including the Windows 10 migration and conducting cyber-related work with companies such as Boeing, LeverageIS, and other public entities. He is the Cyber Security Manager at the Applied Physics Laboratory of UW Seattle. His educational journey includes a bachelor’s degree in information systems management from the University of Maryland University College and a master’s degree in Cybersecurity from the UW –Tacoma. He is pursuing a Doctorate in Information Technology at CityU, where he is also an associate faculty member.  He enjoys spending time with his two daughters, hiking, and traveling.

When: January 18th, 2024
Where: Mercer Island Community Center & Online.
What: For more information and to RSVP click here.

BSides Seattle 2024 has just been announced! In addition to attending they are calling for presentations, volunteers, and sponsors!  

BSides Seattle continues to provide space for the open sharing of ideas, concepts and debates. 
A place where security geeks of all ages, all levels of learning, all walks of life can bring their true selves and learn amazing things

Consider going to this community driven event

When: Saturday, April 27, 2024. 8:30a – 6:00pm PST

Click here for more information. 

Missed out on an Invited Talk or Tech Talk?

Check out the C4CYI YouTube Channel for STC recorded Invited Talks and events.

Explore ACM Tech Talks and the ACM website to watch their free informative Tech Talks. ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

You can find record CAE Tech talks here. For questions on CAE Tech Talk, please send them email.

Watch the Latest Invited Talk!

On November 2nd, 2023, City University of Seattle hosted Nate Stemen. Nate gave a truly cutting-edge talk over Quantum Computing and his work over at Unitary Fund. Watch it here!

STC Clubs

Interested in the Tech field? Wish to broaden your network? Check out our clubs.

Cybersecurity Enthusiasts are welcome to join!

Check out the Breach of the Week program; A club member presents current cyber events to the club in 3-5 minutes. This is a great opportunity to learn, participate and network.

We encourage all current and future alumni to attend the meetings.

Meeting Times: 

Fridays, 3:00PM (PDT) Over MS Teams

Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

WiCyS City University of Seattle Student Chapter Logo

City University of Seattle has just created a new WiCyS student chapter.

The purpose of the club is to build a community within our CityU school that promotes women’s education, participation, and leadership in the field of cybersecurity.

Typical meeting time: Fridays, 11:00AM (PDT) over MS Teams.

Next Meeting


Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

STC Tech Club meets to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share their expertise or project, please reach out.

Meeting Times: 

Thursdays, 4:30PM (PDT)  Over MS Teams

Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

This quarter, we will be covering various topics including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Take a look at our calendar and club page for more.

We are recruiting new officers for the Data Science Club. If you are interested in becoming one, please fill out the form here, or scan the QR code in the flyer.

Meeting Times: 

Wednesdays, 4:00PM (PDT) Over MS Teams

Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

The City University of Seattle’s Google Developer Club is coming back this quarter!

Click here for more information and to join. 

Looking for more project/work experience to put on your resume?

Try contributing to an open-source project:

GitHub for beginner-friendly open-source projects

How to Contribute to Open-Source Projects – guide

STC TA documentation for setting up environments

Valuable certifications:

AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 

AWS Cloud – Practitioner 

Looking for extra help to guide you through your tech career? 

Check out Mentors in Tech

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