Message From Leadership

From Leadership 

Hello Students. Welcome to the winter quarter! Do you have enough information about your program? Do you want to get to know your faculty and students? Each program has its Orientation and Welcome Day every fourth week of each quarter. Each program’s Orientation and Welcome event is an excellent way to meet your program managers, faculty, teaching assistants, classmates, and even alumni. You can get more information about your degree program, core courses, electives, tentative course schedule, research groups, student clubs, internships, capstone projects, professional career preparations, etc. Check the following schedule and visit the Center for Cybersecurity Innovation (C4CYI) website.

Monday, February 1, 2021 

  • BSIS (PM: Dr. Radana Dvorak, 5-6 PM) 
  • DIT (PM: Dr. Brian Maeng, 5-6 PM) 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 

  • BSAPC (PM: Dr. Radana Dvorak, 5-6 PM) 
  • BSCY (PM: Mrs. Morgan Zantua, 5-6 PM) 
  • BSDS (PM: Dr. Brian Maeng 5-6 PM) 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 

  • BSDS (PM: Dr. Brian Maeng, 5-6 PM) 
  • BSIT (PM: Dr. Radana Dvorak, 5-6 PM) 
  • MSCS (PM: Dr. Sam Chung, 4-5:30 PM) 
  • MSCY (PM: Mrs. Morgan Zantua, 5-6 PM) 

Ted Talks

The new jobs of the future, and other insights on the changing workforce

Will the traditional office structure be a thing of the past? Could our education system start to look more like a lifelong journey? Tech futurist Ben Pring and head of TED, Chris Anderson, tackle these questions and more. Ben Pring is a ‘futurist’ and the co-author of Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award-winning books, ‘What To Do When Machines Do Everything’ published in (2017). Click Here to watch. 


  • Lessons from Women in Tech to Pivot or Accelerate Your Career

Working in tech can be awesome for women. It’s a high-paying industry, with abundant opportunities, where you build the future in any field you’re passionate about. Cybersecurity is a solid career pathway with opportunities in an array of work environments. Hear from a panel of successful women in tech who share their experiences on how to not only navigate the pitfalls but to rise in this field whether you’re a newcomer or building on an established career. 

Webinar & Networking Event | Register 

Time: Tue, Jan. 26| 5 pm – 6:30 pm (PST) 

Cost: $7 – (Free with promo code: CityU)

  • The National Cyber Registration Opens Feb 1st 

Establishing a career in technology requires a strategy. With 521,617 cybersecurity job openings listed on, being qualified to fill those jobs requires demonstrating the ability to perform in the work role. The Nation Cyber League provides a competency-based assessment based upon your participation and performance. Registration opens on February 1st. Come to the upcoming student club meeting (or watch the recording) to learn how you can qualify for a scholarship to the bi-annual NCL Competition. The first 10 CityU students signing up and completing the competition with their individual score sheet will receive reimbursement for the $35 registration fee. Register Here.

  • Job Search Steps Workshop Opportunity for CityU Military-Connected Students

The City University of Seattle is excited to invite our U.S. military service members, veterans, military spouses, and military dependents to attend a no-cost web-based workshop. Bank of America is sponsoring a 5-part webinar series called “Job Search Steps to Success.” Read more details and Register Here.  

What:   Five 90-minute sessions, one week apart 

When:  Wednesday, January 27, 3 pm – 4:30 pm EST 

              Wednesday, February 3, 3 pm – 4:30 pm EST 

              Wednesday, February 10, 3 pm – 4:30 pm EST 

              Wednesday, February 17, 3 pm – 4:30 pm EST 

              Wednesday, February 24, 3 pm – 4:30 pm EST 

How:    1 Hour of Instruction, 30-Minutes Q & A 

Cost:    Zero, thanks to Bank of America Military Affairs.  

From Bank of America: “We’re committed to providing helpful resources to service members, veterans, and their families.” (Jeff Cathey and Lindsey Streeter). We highly recommend you attend each of the 5 sessions. Join any session at any time. Job search tools will be provided, and recordings will be available following each session. Feel free to share this with fellow military community students here at the City University of Seattle. 

This Week in Tech History Jan 17 – 23

January 20, 1999: The Happy99 Worm Surfaces 

The Happy99 worm first wiggled through Microsoft Windows arriving in an email or a news post attachment named Happy99.exe. It cleverly displaying fireworks to hide the changes that were being wishing users Happy New Year! 

The classification of the Happy99’s as a worm, virus, or trojan, caused some good debates. Because the user had to activate the worm, some stated it is evidence that it is a trojan. However, others argued that since it modifies WSOCK32.DLL, means that it is a virus. The Virus Encyclopedia took the stand that it’s a worm because it is an independent program that moves through computers and networks. 

This attack was one of the first of several attacks that struck Microsoft Windows computers over the next several years. The cost to businesses and individuals to resolve the issues has not been disclosed.

Career Tip of the Week

How to crush the 4 most common job interview question


STC Student Club Meeting

The Tech Group and the Cybersecurity Club will meet Thursdays from 4 P.M. to 5 P.M. PST via TeamsSTC Clubs & Research Groups Weekly Meeting – Fall Quarter. For students or faculty who would like to present, choose a date and upload your presentation HERE.

Tech Humor


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