Message From Leadership

Ahreum Ju, Ph.D – Associate Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Innovation 

Ahreum Ju

There is a saying that if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. Mostly the degree program completion seems not a quick and easy step. It is a long journey to complete. How can you spend your time with success and pleasure? How can you overcome the situation if you find a job with struggle alone? One of the strategies is having a mentor in your academic journey. Together is better than alone to find better ways. The mentor can be your classmate (Peer mentoring), faculty (Traditional mentoring), alumni (E-mentoring), or even first-year student (Reverse mentoring). Then, people may ask how I can find a good mentor and develop a mentoring relationship well? To answer this question, reach out to them. Be brave. You may be surprised how much they respond to you. If it is not working well, you can try it one more time. If you ask for help, there are many people near you. The thing you need to do is to send an email with your brief introduction. These are tips to establish your mentorship.

1. It would help if you thought about what you want to get from the mentoring. 

2. Search for a mentor that will fit your future goals.

3. Contact them.

4. Create mentoring goals.

5. Set up a meeting time and date (How often will you meet?)

6. Prepare for the mentoring meeting.


Build Your Resume

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

Become a valued member of the STC teaching assistant or student worker community. These work roles provide practical experience, opportunities to learn, and expand your skills to build your resume. Experience the benefit of working closely with faculty and fellow students to grow your personal and professional network.  

There are multiple openings for the Student Assistant, School of Technology and Computing and Student Worker, Center for Cybersecurity Innovation, Cybersecurity Career Navigation.

Interviews begin next week. Apply today! 

Mentors Needed

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 For more information, click here

Upcoming Events

Save the Date – Spring 2022 Invited Talk 

Presenters: PJ Metz – Education Evangelist at GitLab

When: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Where: MS Teams Meeting

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

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.

Cybersecurity Club Announcement

The Cybersecurity Book Club is reading Sandworm by Andy Greenburg and will be having a group discussion during the final meeting of the quarter – June 2nd, 2022.  

  • 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.

Virtual Workshops/Conferences/Learning
Chef Progress MEGA Launch
Atlassians Developer Day

Now Recruiting!

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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 June 8th, 2022 at 4:30 PM (PDT): Invited Talk Series with Andrew Min (Sr. TPM at Amazon).

Andrew is a Sr. Technical Program Manager for Amazon Fresh helping to add value to the growing online and in store grocery business. He graduated from MIT’s Master’s in Supply Chain Management Program, hold a B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University, APICS CPIM certified, and earned my Six Sigma green belt.

Andrew will share his experience and knowledge regarding the role of Sr. TPM at Amazon. Join us to get to know a bit more about the position of Sr. Technical Program Manager and how you can leverage your skills to become one.

Click here for more information and to RVSP . In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at

Faculty Recognition - Donna Hoffman

Congratulations to Donna Hoffman! She has completed the CAE Faculty Development Workshop in Fundamentals of Digital Forensics from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University.

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