Message From Leadership

Farzin Bahadori, Program Manager, MSCY, BSCY 

In modern technology, the subject of cybersecurity is growing fast, which means there are many career opportunities for professionals with experience and skills. In CityU, School of Technology and Computing, we have designed and developed courses to help students to learn not only the theory of course subjects’, but also help them to enhance their Hands-on-Practice to be successful in real-life scenarios. We have recently introduced TestOut Lab Sim, a dynamic Cybersecurity and Information Technology platform that mimics real-life scenarios and creates a challenging learning environment. We migrated to this platform for the following reasons. 

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand: Which means that cybersecurity professionals will continue to be well paid. 

Cybersecurity professionals make a difference: Cybersecurity professionals use their training and skills to protect critical digital infrastructure, data, and services.  

Cybersecurity is considered a top job in tech: Recently, US News and World Report mentioned the information security analyst as one of the top five jobs to have in tech. The ranking is based on earning potential and job demand. Other cybersecurity jobs follow similar trends. 

Cybersecurity job demand will continue to grow well into the future: The average annual growth in cybersecurity job demand, according to several employment sites, is about seven percent a year. That growth is expected to continue well into the future as the world only becomes more digitally interconnected. 

Cybersecurity is a dynamic job that is seldom boring: Between emerging threats and new technological innovation, cybersecurity is constantly changing, which means no boring days at the office.

Faculty Recognition - Interview with Darron Johnson

I’m Darron Johnson and I’m from Hampton, Virginia. I now reside in Washington D.C., where I work for the Federal Government. I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, bowling, and long distance running. I’ve been teaching at City University of Seattle for over a year, and I truly enjoy the daily interactions with my students, along with the wonderful partnerships and relationships that I’ve formed with our incredible City U faculty and staff. I’m also privileged and honored to be featured in this edition’s interview – thank you for this opportunity. 

Morgan: Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for the STC Thursday Byte. Let’s start off by telling us about your career path that brought you to where you are today.  

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Amazon Web Services Student Programs Virtual Career Fair

You are invited to attend an exciting recruitment event with Amazon Web Services!

Amazon Web Services Student Programs Virtual Career Fair
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Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club

Cybersecurity Club would like to invite you to their weekly meeting! Click here to join us on Thursdays at 5:30 PDT on MS Teams. We want to encourage students to reach out and present topics they are interested in to the club. 

  • 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 your expertise or project, please contact Yang RenClick here to join.  Everyone is invited! 

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 Yang Ren if interested.

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  • 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 or by scanning the QR code on the right. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Please reach out to the club president, Amanda Vaughan, with any questions.

Now Recruiting!

We will have two open officer positions starting next quarter but are hoping to bring on an additional officer to the team as well. We will hold officer training towards the end of this quarter with new officers officially taking office in the Summer 2022 quarter! Please fill out the application form here and reach out to Amanda Vaughan with any questions.

  • Google Developer Student Club

Please join GDSC Wednesday May 25th at 2:00 PM (PDT): Invited Talk Series with Jax Scott (Outpost Gray) – Jax Scott. This talk series will help you better your professionalism using tools that are accessible to everyone! Please join us as Jax provides the tools to help you land the job YOU want. Click here for more information and to RVSP . In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at


Build Your Resume

STC is looking for three students who want to share their technical knowledge and gain experience by being a mentor. If you are a self-starter who is technically competent, with good communication skills, and have completed your core courses as a BS or MS STC student, then this seven week mentoring is an opportunity for you. There is a special focus on Networking, Operating Systems, and Programming. You would work under Dr. Ahreum Ju’s supervision. To learn more click here.

Check out the New Human Centered Artificial Intelligence (HCAI) Research Group 

Meeting Schedule:  Every Monday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST – Join here 

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Career Opportunities

Innotech Engineering LLC

Innotech Engineering LLC is a Professional Services Provider (PSP) for Starbucks.  The opportunity is to act as a technical support technician to the SSC labs (Starbucks Support Center Candidate will be hired by Innotech Engineering and assigned to Starbucks to fulfill this on-site role. 

The main tasks include on-site technical lab support, build, re-image, reconfigure PoS systems and related equipment. Move, add, change configurations of physical technology including relocation of lab spaces, tear down, reconfigure and rebuild of office and lab equipment. General knowledge of networking, cabling, and physical infrastructure is preferable. 

Previous working experience is a plus but not a requirement. $25-35/hr

Send resume + letter to subject line SBUX Lab Tech 

This could open doors to more systems engineering level of work. Please email the Center with any questions. 

NRC Health

NRC Health has multiple open positions available right now. For more information and to apply, click here.


Continuant is looking for NOC, for more information and to apply, click here. To check out all other opportunities, click here.

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