Message From Leadership

Rich MacGilvray – STC Student Advisor

Hello All, Welcome to Week 6!!! I am the academic advisor for STC (School of Technology & Computing). I have been working on Spring schedule offerings for the past few weeks. Domestic students should have suggested offerings for the Spring quarter should be arriving in your CityU email in the next week if you have not received them. Spring quarter will start on April 3rd

Please continue delivering us feedback. We continue to address concerns as we know of them. Your communication is important to us. As an academic advisor, I have a question for all those reading this. Have you attended a course office hour this quarter? Your instructors have posted hours of when they are available. Please use them because you did ask for instructors to be available.  

I consider myself an advocate for each of my students. With that said, I really try to make myself available to listen to any issues or concerns. Feel free to reach me via MS Teams, email, or phone/txt 206.239.4530. I look forward to making more improvements to your City University of Seattle experience.  

-Rich MacGilvray 

Career Tips

IT Careers: 3 Tips For Working With a Recruiter 

Reaching out to a tech recruiter can be daunting, but it can also be a crucial step in landing your dream job. If you can effectively communicate with recruiters, you can increase your chances of landing your next job opportunity. As a rule of thumb, you should first research the company and the recruiter before reaching out. In short, before sending that email or LinkedIn message, do your homework. This will help you tailor your message to their needs and show that you are genuinely interested in the company and the role. Click here to view the full article. 

For more information and advice about tech careers check out ACM Career News.   


Upcoming Events

Capture the Flag Challenge  

Seventh annual CTF at AFCEA Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium 2023. In person AND virtual.  

When: Feb 22, 2023 8am – 3pm MST 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free! 

Register here 

NCAE Cybergames 

NCAE Cybergames is open to register students and teams. Students can sign up solo or with a team – no need for faculty involvement.  

The first Northwest game is March 11! Sign Up Now! 

Save the Date – NUARI TTX
Save the Date for a NUARI Table Top Exercise (TTX) on April 3rd, 2023 from 3:00 – 8:00 PDT. This TTX will simulate a realistic scenario that involves core business functions of the Space Ecosystem. You and your team will be responsible to respond and mitigate an attack. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in TTXs and be exposed to Cybersecurity core functions. This is a beginner friendly event – everyone is welcome! More information and links to come.

2023 NICE Conference and Expo

The National Initiative for CyberSecurity’s education holds its national conference from June 5-7.  The NICE Conference will be held in Seattle, WA. 

Watch this spot for more opportunities to be involved in this national 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.

Club Announcements

Cybersecurity Club

Anyone curious or interested in Cybersecurity is welcome to join! The club is also open to alumni, we encourage all current and future alumni to attend the meetings.

We have launched our Breach of the Week program! Each week, one club member presents a breach or aspect of current cyber events to the club in 3-5 minutes. This is a great opportunity to practice presentation skills and gain
constructive feedback.

Important Update: Meetings have been moved to Fridays at 3:00 PDT via MS Teams

Cybersecurity Resources

Cybersecurity Hub Events

Competitions & Challenges


NCL – Join the competition – starting January 30th 2023.

Registration ends March 17th. Contact Greg Surber if you want to join CityU’s NCL Team. Initial cost is $35 – active participation will receive partial compensation. 

Women in Cybersecurity

City University of Seattle has just created a new WiCyS student chapter and is inviting anyone interested to join. We will be meeting monthly with the next meet up TBD. Contact Melissa Lee to be added to the Chapter’s MS Team.

STC Tech Club

STC Tech Club meets every Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT) via Teams to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share their expertise or project, please contact Adrian ParkerClick here to join. Everyone is invited!

  • Career Center

  • The STC Tech Club is proud to announce we are providing vouchers for 50% discounts on the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam. Please contact if interested.

  • STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab MS Teams link

  • Now HIRING! Please contact if interested.

    • VP of Marketing

  • Become a valued member of the STC teaching assistant or student worker community. These work roles provide practical work experience, additional opportunities to learn, build your skills and your resume. Additional benefits include working closely with faculty and fellow students as you build your own personal professional network. There are multiple openings for Student Assistant, School of Technology and Computing

Data Science Club

The Data Science Club would like to invite you to our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4pm PDT. You can join our meetings using the link here. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP!

Please reach out to the club president, Mahathi Vucha, with any questions.

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