The Power of Networking and LinkedIn 

Follow the C4CyI and STC LinkedIn pages to stay up to date on events and school related news. In addition, joining LinkedIn groups can maximize your LinkedIn experience, connecting you with like-minded individuals, participating in discussions, and gain access to valuable resources and insights.  

Some in-person events to consider: 

New Tech Northwest – May 11th 

CSA Seattle Chapter Meeting – May 11th  

ISSA Puget Sound – May 18th 

NICE Conference – June 5-7th  

Networking is a critical component for a successful career in the tech industry. With over 774 million members, LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool that allows you to connect with like-minded individuals, participate in discussions, and gain access to valuable resources and insights. However, networking isn’t limited to building online relationships. Attending in-person events, such as tech conferences or local meetups, can help build meaningful connections with other professionals.


When attending events, it’s ideal to come prepared with a well-crafted elevator pitch, business cards, and an open mind. Seek out individuals who work in the same field as you or have similar interests, listen attentively, and ask thoughtful questions to demonstrate your interest. Using LinkedIn in tandem with in-person events can be even more effective. Connecting with someone you meet at an event on LinkedIn can help build a stronger connection. In addition, you can also use LinkedIn to find upcoming events in your area and connect with other attendees before the event. Building meaningful connections can lead to new job opportunities, partnerships, and valuable insights that can help you achieve your career goals. 


Bsides Seattle 2023

Bsides is a community based conference for individuals in or interested in Information Security. 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. For more information and to sign up click here.
When: Saturday, May 20, 2023 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM PST
Where: Building 92, 15010 NE 36th St, Redmond 98052, WA

WiCyS Invited Talk: Dark Trace

DarkTrace is an Artificial Intelligence program that learns about a system’s vulnerabilities and evolves to anticipate and neutralize commonplace attacks in email, network, and companies with ultra-sensitive information.

It is an answer to the increasing machine learning attacks being executed as well as common everyday attacks such as malware Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks, phishing, spoofing, identity-based attacks, code injection attacks.

Contact: WiCyS President – Melissa Lee

When: May 26th, 2023 at 11:00 AM PDT

Where: MS Teams invitation

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.

New Tech Seattle

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.

Register for free as a CityU guest!

Month’s passcode: “orange”

More info: May 11 – New Tech Seattle May 2023 Meetup (



Scholarship Opportunities

Become a Cybersecurity High School Teacher– open to high school teachers in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington state: Online with a four day in-person summer summit in Seattle.

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.

NICE Conference Volunteers

June 5th – 7th the NICE Conference organizers need students to assist with staffing the registration and customer service desk. Student volunteers from CityU are requested. While volunteers will work, they will also be given the opportunity to select key sessions of interest to attend. While I don’t have a formal process in place yet, if you are interested send your up-to-date resume to: SUBJECT: Student Volunteer for NICE.

Presently, we recommend local students consider applying as no dormitory rooms are presently available for this conference.

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


President – Dan Montage

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.

Meeting Times: 

Next meeting: May 26th, 2023 at 11:00 AM PDT

Featuring: Dark Trace invited talk. Feel free to reach out for more information.

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


President – Melissa Lee

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


President – Tyray Fortune

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


President – Mahathi Vucha

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:

Computer Science 

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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