Week 9

❄️ Winter Quarter 2024 ❄️ 
You’re almost there!

📣 The STC Applied Research SymposiumWinter 2024 will be next week at 4:30 PM PST over MS Teams! Please support your fellow classmates and get inspired by their Capstone projects! Click here for information about the students presenting and how to join online.

📢 Seyoung Nam’s and Doug Cavit a YouTube Videos have been posted below and on our YouTube Channel!

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

🧑🏻‍💻 If you haven’t already, follow the STC LinkedIn Page!

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

Keep reading for more events, details, links, and more! 👇 

STC Spotlight

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!


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.

NCL Registration is OPEN!

CityU has participated in NCL several sessions in a row. Join a Cybersecurity Club Meeting to get more information on how to join the team. The National Cyber League is a great opportunity to not only expand your cybersecurity skills but also showcase hands on experience that you can use on your resume!

Cybersecurity Club and WiCyS Meeting Times

🚨 As we get ready for leadership changes and building attendance, WiCyS and Cybersecurity Club have decided to join forces by meeting together on Wednesdays at 4:30 PST during the Spring Quarter. 

Contact Dan Montague to join the MS Team!


Microsoft: Research Intern – Security and Cryptography

🚀 Exciting Doctorate level Opportunity🎓

12-Week Internship in Redmond, Wa for students currently enrolled in a PhD Program.

DIT students this is for you!

The researchers and engineers in the Security and Cryptography team pursue challenging work in our field that has an impact at Microsoft and in the world at large. Most recently we have been focused on cryptographic identity, cryptography for verifiable elections, and high-performance post-quantum cryptography algorithms and their software and hardware implementations. We are spinning up new work related to Artificial Intelligence and the changes and challenges it brings related to cryptography.

Click here for more info and to apply!

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

🔹 Become a Noogler!🔹

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. 

Microsoft: UX Engineer: Internship Opportunities

🔸 UX Engineer Intern 🔸

As a UX Engineer Intern at Microsoft you will contribute to developing foundation engineering fundamentals, the design process, and design work flows. This opportunity will allow you to participate in design and code reviews, create design artifacts, and develop prototypes. This position is 50% onsite for the duration of the internship as we practice workplace flexibility.

Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Graphic Design, Product Design, Visual Design, Human Computer Interaction, or related field

Must have at least one additional quarter/semester of school remaining following the completion of the internship.  

⭐️ Click here for more information and to apply! ⭐️

TikTok: 2024 Software Engineer Intern (TikTok User Growth) (BS/MS)

🔹 Paid Internship Opportunity with TikTok🔹

Internships at TikTok aim to provide students with hands-on experience in developing fundamental skills and exploring potential career paths. A vibrant blend of social events and enriching development workshops will be available for you to explore. Here, you will utilize your knowledge in real-world scenarios while laying a strong foundation for personal and professional growth.

This Internship Program runs for 12 weeks beginning in May/June 2024.

Successful candidates must be able to commit to one of the following summer internship cycles below:
1.May 20, 2024 to August 9, 2024
2.May 28, 2024 to August 16, 2024
3.June 10, 2024 to August 30, 2024

We will prioritize candidates who are able to commit to these start dates. Please state your availability clearly in your resume (Start date, End date). Candidates can apply to a maximum of two positions and will be considered for jobs in the order you apply. The application limit is applicable to TikTok and its affiliates’ jobs globally. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis – we encourage you to apply early.

Click here for more information and to apply!

Technical Account Management Intern Summer 2024

🔸 Paid 12-Week 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.


Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a technical field (computer science, data science, statistics, etc). 

Passionate for a career in Digital, SaaS / Cloud technology that requires technical acumen.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, perform customer research, generate reports, and analyze data.

Click here for more information and to apply!

City University of Seattle

🔹U.S. Domestic Program Scholarships🔹

One of the biggest challenges of earning a degree is figuring out how to finance it. At City University of Seattle, we’re dedicated to promoting your success in education and in your career by offering a variety of scholarships based on merit and need. It’s our goal to help you find the resources you need to pay for tuition and reach your goals. Explore our scholarship offerings below!

Scholarships are reviewed for each of the four quarters of an academic year from July 1 through June 30. Applicants will be notified of awards via CityU email.

If you have specific questions about scholarships, email CityU’s Financial Aid Office.

💫 Details 💫 

🔸Note: Deadlines for Spring Quarter have been moved to March 1st, 2024.
🔸US Students only.

Click here to apply!

LLM Software Engineer/Researcher Intern (AML Enterprise)- 2024 Summer(PhD)

🔸Paid Internship with ByteDance🔸

Creation is the core of ByteDance’s purpose. Our products are built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make our innovations possible. Together, we inspire creativity and enrich life – a mission we aim towards achieving every day. To us, every challenge, no matter how ambiguous, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always. At ByteDance, we create together and grow together. That’s how we drive impact – for ourselves, our company, and the users we serve.

Internships at Bytedance aim to provide students with hands-on experience in developing fundamental skills and exploring potential career paths. A vibrant blend of social events and enriching development workshops will be available for you to explore. Here, you will utilize your knowledge in real-world scenarios while laying a strong foundation for personal and professional growth.


This Internship Program runs for 12-24 weeks beginning in May/June 2024. Successful candidates must be able to commit to one of the following summer internship cycles below:

1.May 20, 2024 to August 9, 2024

2.May 27, 2024 to August 16, 2024

3.June 10, 2024 to August 30, 2024

Click here 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.

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Upcoming Events

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STC Applied Research Symposium – Winter 2024

Hosted by CityU’s Center for Cybersecurity Innovation and School of Technology and Computing (STC), the Applied Research Symposium is open to faculty, professionals, and students from any discipline, university, or professional organization. At the end of each quarter, any students who would like to share their projects including capstone courses will present their outcomes.

This symposium will provide opportunities for students, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the influence and impact of the applied computing on the future of our planet and our society

When: Thursday, Mar 14th, 2024 – 4:30PM-5:30PM PT
Where: MS Teams

For more information click here!

The Part Of PostgreSQL I Hate The Most: MVCC and How To Optimize It

Work with or interested in PostgreSQL? Check out this MeetUp with Bohan Zhang: Co-founder of OtterTune, an AI-powered database optimization startup. Before that, he worked at the Carnegie Mellon database group on the OtterTune research project. He has spent several years working around Postgres optimization for many customers, using both domain knowledge and machine learning.
Bohan has spoken at a number of PostgreSQL Conferences in the past including PGConf Asia 2020, PGConf Asia 2021 and PGConf Silicon Valley 2023.

When: March 7, 2024, 6PM
Where: Amazon – Coral 2201 6th Ave · Seattle, WA

Click here for more info and to RSVP!

New Tech Eastside March Meetup

March Presenters

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

Olivia Neal, Founder, The Olivia Neal Experience/ Tone Global

Chelsey Roney, Co-Founder, Proxi

Jason Booker, CEO and Co-Founder EdXeno

March 13th, 2024 5:00PM PDT

Venture Mechanics Coworking Studio -Bellevue
14110 NE 21st Street Bellevue, WA 98007
(Free parking!)

Click here for more information and to RSVP. Use the code Thyme for free entry!

New Tech Seattle March 2024 Meetup

Creating Career & Business Advantages with GenAI

March Presenter Trent Gillespie, Fractional AI Officer, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Day One Innovation

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.

March 14th, 2024 5:00PM PDT
The Collective Seattle 

Click here for more information and to RSVP. Use the code Thyme for free entry!

ISSA Puget Sound – March 21st Meeting 

ISSA will be hosting Nicole Darden Ford: Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Nordstrom, Inc. 

Topic: Fortifying the Frontlines: Mastering OT Cybersecurity in the Digital Age
: Thursday March 21st, 2024 at 6:30pm PST
Where: Mercer Island Community & Event Center – 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040

For more information about the event and ISSA click here!

BSides Seattle 2024   

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 recorded CAE Tech talks here. For questions on CAE Tech Talk, please send them email.


Watch the Latest Invited Talks!

Below you will find the latest invited talks.

👉🏽 Check out Seyoung Nam’s Invited TalkFinding a Job in the Tech Industry Against Layoffs and AI Headwinds

🔐 Check out Doug Cavit’s talk from February 8th, 2024 here. He is an experienced CISO who is a noted security industry speaker. 

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: 


Wednesday, 4:30PM (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.

Currently meeting with Cybersecurity Club at 4:30 on Wednesdays. 

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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