Week 3

❄️ Winter Quarter 2024 ❄️ 
🚀 Welcome to Week 3!

Did you know your instructor(s) have Office Hours? Are you struggling with a lab or understanding certain concepts? Attend Office Hours and get to know your instructor and get constructive feedback and insight. Having an issue isn’t the only requirement to attend Office Hours either – they are happy to get to know, mentor, and collaborate with their students! 

These time slots are for YOU. Utilize them!

📣 STC is proud to be hosting Doug Cavit on February 8th, 2024. Mr. Cavit is well known cybersecurity leader with over 20 years of combined experience as CIO McAfee, Chief Security Strategist at Microsoft, and now CISO for the startup Containn.
👉🏽 Check out the Events section for more information along with more industry events and talks!

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

🔐 Don’t forget to email Morgan Zantua about the Cybersecurity competitions below. These are resume worthy experiences!

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

Student Spotlight

Alumni Winter Wells Promotion

Winter has recently been promoted to the role IT Security Asset Analyst at the University of Washington. She graduated with an MSCY Fall 2022 and started her first role with UW Dec’ 2022. 

We need your input! 

Want the School of Technology and Computing to announce your recent achievement? Do you have a friend in class who recently earned a new certificate? Is there a teacher at CityU that deserves extra recognition?

Email us and we’ll post it here!

Announcements

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!

Opportunities

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. 

Multiple T-Mobile Summer 2024 Internships

🔸 Paid Internships with T-Mobile 🔸

 Radio Network Technology Development Intern

Digital Forensic Intern

HR Data Analyst Intern

Data Science Internship

Software Developer for Fault Management Internship

Fullstack Developer for GenAI Frontend Internship

Geospatial Analyst Internship

AI/ML Developer Internship

Assoc Technology Solutions Manager Internship

Data Engineering Internship

And more!!

⭐️ 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!

Security Compliance Intern, Summer 2024 

🔸 Paid 3-Month Internship with Okta🔸

Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.

Expectations

(In progress) BS in Information Systems or MIS, or related degree

Baseline understanding of NIST SP 800-53 and FedRAMP

Baseline understanding and desire to learn about terms and concepts used in information security, privacy, and risk assessments

Baseline understanding and desire to learn about how information systems and applications work in a modern cloud environment.

Click here for more information and to apply!

Cybersecurity & Technology Audit Internship

🔹Paid Summer Internship🔹

When you take on the role of summer intern with Liberty Mutual’s Cybersecurity&Technology Audit department, you’re signing on to a collaborative team that’s responsible for auditing all of our internal control systems.
Your key responsibilities during this rewarding 11-12 week internship program will include interviewing personnel, performing testwork, analyzing results, and communicating issues with managers. You’ll also participate in audit project teams to complete risk assessments and control evaluations for IT areas under review.

💫 Details 💫 

🔸You have 0-2 years of professional experience.
🔸You are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science, or equivalent training, min 3.0 cumulative GPA.
🔸You are detail-oriented and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
🔸You possess strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
🔸You have experience with technical programs, including a working knowledge of Excel.
You are able to commit to a full-time internship over the course of 11-12 weeks.

Click here to apply!

Data Science Intern, Algorithms (2024)

🔸Paid Internship with Lyft🔸

Lyft’s Data Science Team builds mathematical models underpinning the platform’s core services. Compared to other technology companies of a similar size, the set of problems that we tackle is incredibly diverse. They cut across optimization, prediction, modeling, inference, transportation, and mapping. We’re looking for Masters or PhD students who are passionate about solving mathematical problems with data and are excited about working in a fast-paced, innovative and collegial environment.

Details

🔹 Graduating with a Masters or PhD degree between December 2024 and June 2025
🔹 Experience coding in Python or R, SQL; standard data science libraries.
🔹 Bonus points: Experience in marketplace design, ridesharing, studying two-sided marketplaces, and/or transportation

Click here for more information. 

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.

CAE Speaker Series

This Friday – January 26, 2024, the CAE Speaker Series for 2024 begins.

Interested in working for the NSA? Check out the last talk 🌟 

2-3pm EST featuring Dr. Phu Phung on A Dynamic Approach and Framework for Analyzing JavaScript in Malicious Websites

3-4pm EST featuring NSA’s Hiring Lead Madalynn Miller on NSA full time opportunities and the hiring process. 

Join via Microsoft Teams!
Week 5 Invited Talk – Doug Cavit

Douglas Cavit Invited talk

New Tech Seattle February 2024 Meetup


New Tech is the Northwest’s largest tech community with 60,000+ members. We’re the un-networking place where you’re a neighbor, not just a business contact.

Come 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.

February Presenters

Founders, leaders & innovators share their passion & new tech through 8-minute presentations & 3 minutes of your Q&A.

  • Estelle Giraurd, CEO & Co-Founder, Trellis Health – reimaging the family health record
  • Jason Booker, Founder, EdXeno – Connecting higher ed institutions with students like never before

For more information and to RSVP click here. 

ISSA Puget Sound – February 15th Meeting 




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

TBA

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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