Message From Leadership

Rich MacGilvray, Academic Advisor 

Greetings! We are approaching the end of Week 7 of the Fall Quarter. For those who do not know me, I am Rich MacGilvray, Academic Advisor of School of Technology and Computing for domestic students. Registration for the Winter quarter is currently open. The Winter quarter starts January 9th. Active students will have a four week break between the Fall and Winter quarter, so rest up. 

Please keep the feedback coming. The best way to improve your experience at CityU is to communicate what we need to do better. I am proud of the progress we (the STC team) have made over the past year to improve the student experience. I hope individuals that have been attending for more than a year have noticed the positive changes to registration, communication, problem-solving, and support within STC. It is important to let us know what is not working for you. But, also let us know what is working for you.  

As an advisor, please use the instructor and program manager office hours. The program managers and instructors are available during these hours to address questions related to the Programming Exercises.  

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. 

Career Insights

Nontraditional Applicants Could be Answer to Cybersecurity Talent Shortage –
Fortune, November 1

There is currently a massive talent gap in the cybersecurity industry. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 700,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs. While the global cybersecurity workforce has reached an all-time high with an estimated 4.7 million professionals, there is still an overall shortage of 3.4 million workers. Closing this talent gap is no small feat, but there are tactics both cybersecurity applicants and recruiters can take to fill these openings. For example, cybersecurity experts agree that companies need to adapt their candidate expectations and become more open about hiring nontraditional applicants.

With so many open cybersecurity jobs, the common conclusions are that there either are not enough qualified people to fill the positions or that companies are not offering the right compensation packages. While both of these ideas are partially true, cybersecurity experts also argue that the market could stand to have improved recruitment measures and be more open to hiring people with varied professional experience. Companies need to understand that exceptional candidates are out there, and they need to be flexible with the job requirements they set. Companies are increasingly offering new training opportunities for employees who are interested in making a career switch.

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Monolith is headquartered in Lincoln, NE, is excited to announce its search for a Cybersecurity Intern. Click here to apply for the internship.

Women in Cloud – Career Move

Join the WIC Digital Network!

Connect with WIC on LinkedIn!

Accenture – Direct Recruiter Access

2023 Future Computing Summer Internship

The Advanced Computing Systems Research Program (ACS) in the NSA Research Directorate is joining with their counterparts in the High-Performance Computing Solutions (HPCS) and Operations (OPS) organizations to provide a select number of undergraduate students an exciting 8-week internship opportunity.  

The FCSI will focus on High Performance Computing (HPC), a field critical to national security, discovery, and technological innovation. This internship experience is ideal for students who will be completing their junior year (Spring 2024 graduates), and is well-suited for students in math, computer science, computer engineering, or related STEM fields.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please click here

Interview now for Student Assistant (SA) and Student Worker (SW) positions at STC

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 the Student Assistant, School of Technology and Computing  Student Assistant, School of Technology and Computing and Student Worker, Center for Cybersecurity Innovation, School of Technology and Computing.  Interviews have started. Apply today!

WiCyS 2023

Women in CyberSecurity is holding their annual conference on March 16-18 2023 in Denver, Colorado!

Students MUST apply for a WiCyS scholarship to attend the conference (there is no general WiCyS 2023 registration for students) and have to be a current WiCyS student member to apply. For more information and to apply for a scholarship click here.

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.

Upcoming Events

UCCS WiCyS Chapter Presents The Imposter Syndrome: A Panel

The UCCS WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity) Chapter, in coordination with the UCCS Cyber Programs Office, is hosting a panel of amazing women in various cybersecurity roles in the community to discuss The Imposter Syndrome.  Our panelists hail from a great lineup of Colorado companies and the government, including the Governor’s Office, Nox Health, Quantinuum, and Kratos. They’ll discuss methods to overcome these feelings, as well as how to avoid them in the first place. 

If you’ve ever doubted your abilities or felt inadequate regarding your skillsets among peers, this one’s for you. That feeling is often exacerbated when entering a new field, especially one dominated by men. Thus, The Imposter Syndrome. 

Come armed with questions. Everyone welcome!   


Date/Time:  Thursday Nov. 17th, 5 – 6:30pm PT 

Place:  Virtual – Zoom link will be provided once you register. 

Register: Zoom Virtual Event

Introduction to Cloud Jobs – Chaitra Vedullapalli

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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.

Meetings are held on Thursdays at 5:30 PDT via MS Teams. Fall meetings are focused on restarting the cybersecurity club, beginning with filling open leadership positions. 

Cybersecurity Club open roles are:

  • VP of Operations 
  • VP of Administration/Secretary

For more information about each role, please contact Dan Montague


Mountain West Cyber Games

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022 8:30am—4:30 pm MDT

Teams will compete in one 7-hour round of Cybersecurity Capture the Flag (CTF) to take home the title and great prizes! Teams can be geographically collocated but the challenge event will be online.

Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No cost to compete! This event will be hosted on Deloitte’s Cyber CTF platform. AFCEA will be offering generous prizes for the top three teams!

Schools can register as many teams as you can assemble — no limit. Teams consist of up to 4 students each.  Non-UCCS teams should register here!

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!

Note: Coming in December.  A Workshop on building and configuring your own Firewall…details to follow.  

Career Resources

Career Center – Deirdre Grime

AWS Resources

AWS QwikLabs
AWS Workshops
Security Learning Path
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

Microsoft Resources

Microsoft Learn: documentation, hands-on training, and certifications
Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
Microsoft Dev Essentials
Create Low-Code MR Apps with Power Apps

GitLab Sources

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast STC TA documentation for setting up environments

Open Source Projects

LibreFoodPantry Open-Source Project

Programming resources

Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy)

PuPPy meets once a month at one of the branches of the Seattle Public Library. The location will be announced on in the above link.

Web app testing

Puppeteer (Google Product) Node library

Playwright (Microsoft Product) end-to-end web app testing


Watch on YouTube: .NET Conf 2022 – Day 2

AWS re:Invent 2022

Watch AWS re:Invent 2022 Day 1 (recorded)

Watch AWS re:Invent 2022 Day 2 (recorded)

STC Tech Club Announcements

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

Now HIRING! Please contact if interested.

VP of Marketing

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! Take a look at our Fall Quarter Calendar to see more

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

Google Developer Student Club

Click here for information about the Google Developer Student Club – City University of Seattle Chapter. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at

Tech Humor