Message from Leadership

Insight into the current job market.

Last week, an acquaintance’s son, a recent grad from a four-year tech program, asked for help finding a job. After evaluating the graduate’s situation, I felt compelled to write this Message from Leadership for STC CityU students. I urge you to take proactive steps in securing that first tech job or achieving that desired promotion.

Think Like a Hiring Manager

To think like a hiring manager, it’s crucial to understand their priorities. They are searching for candidates who bring innovation, critical thinking, solid communication skills, a team mentality, passion for continuous learning, and the capacity to apply and showcase what they’ve learned.

Prove It

Proving you possess these qualities takes more than just attending class and earning a degree. Some examples include: getting involved in school clubs, participating in competitions, volunteering, attending conferences and industry meetups, and seeking out internships!

If you are employed, let your manager know about your studies at CityU. Join a research group at CityU and participate in the Applied Research Symposium at graduation.  

Establish a professional network by attending STC’s Invited Talks.

Finally, utilize your LinkedIn profile and build your professional presence. Follow people that have the role you desire, comment on and share posts, and search for groups that align with your professional interests. 

Follow C4CyI’s LinkedIn Page! 

Get Started Now

This quarter, Associate Professor Greg Surber is mentoring students in preparation for the National Cyber League on Wednesdays @ 3 PM PST on MS Teams. Additionally, Greg has offered to coach additional CityU students who want to enhance their skills and their resume. 

To attend this weekly coaching session, contact 


Watch the Latest Invited Talk!

Last Thursday – October 12th, 2023, City University of Seattle hosted Masaki Itagaki, Director of Technology, Kids Code Club. Watch his talk, How EdTech Helps Kids in Japan, here

Volunteers Needed!

Student volunteers are needed for FullConTech – October 17th, 2023 at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA. Volunteering is a great way to network and gain experience. Notetakers, table moderators, and general helpers are needed! Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering.  

Click here for more information about FullConTech.  






Cybersecurity Training and Certs



⭐️  Google Cybersecurity Certification


Cybersecurity Apprenticeships / Scholarships



STC is hiring!

STC is looking for student assistants who want to gain experience working with agile and collaborative teams, receive training in advanced technologies, and learn the current strategic technology trends.

If you are a self-starter, technically competent, and familiar with one of the following subjects – Operating Systems, Networking, Web, Programming, Database, and Cloud, you will have an excellent opportunity to learn advanced concepts and skills through this position.

Additionally, if you are seeking to help your community and gain experience in a high-demand specialty that will significantly enhance your resume while also earning income, this is the job for you.

For more information, click here.

We unite local communities of aspiring and thriving women cybersecurity professionals across the world to collaborate, share their knowledge, network and mentor. We create opportunities through professional development programs, conferences, career fairs and more. 

Click here for more information and to join WiCyS.

City University has a student chapter for those wanting to become more involved! 

Mock Interviews Workshop: AWS & CFA Job Fair Prep

Come to this interactive virtual workshop to practice interviewing. After the AWS Skilled Talent Job Fair: Powered by Computing for All, you may have made connections with employers. The next step is to get ready to interview with them! Industry professionals will give best practices tips on how to do well in interviews at tech companies. You will also get the chance to observe and participate in mock interviews using questions and scoring rubrics developed by AWS!

October 18th, 2023 2:00 – 3:30 PST

Learn More

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.

ISSA Puget Sound October Meet-Up 

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members. 

Who: John Darling – Senior Principal Architect, Lululemon
October 19th, 2023 at 6:30pm. 
Where: Mercer Island Community Center

Click here to RSVP and for information. 

For information on how to join ISSA click here.  There is a student discount!

New Tech Seattle November 2023

New Tech is the Northwest’s largest tech community. We’re the place where you make meaningful connections, learn from the industry’s best, and have a fun night out. Most importantly, you’ll join an engaging group of go-getters, developers, founders, and professionals, and discover the people, partners, organizations, and resources to help you build your dreams.

Who: Madin Akp-Esambe – Co-Founder, Trava, Ozan Unlu – Founder & CEO, Delta Edge, and Raxit Jani – Director, 9series. 
: November 9th, 2023 5-7pm
Where: The Collective, 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Click here to RSVP and 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.

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

October 27, 2023 11:00 am PDT

MS Teams 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!

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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