Message From Leadership

Ahreum JuAhreum Ju, Program Manager School of Technology & Computing

We are now halfway through a quarter. Congratulations, I hope the rest of the quarter continues to go well. I want to share suggestions to help you prepare for the industry job market. First, STC organizes an Invited Talk series to tell the industry’s story. If you can, attend the Invited Talks. You can hear helpful information and ask questions directly to people working in technology. This Thursday at 4:30 P.M. PST, we will host Dr. Ho Kyeong Ra talk about the Basics of AI and MLOPS. If you miss a talk or want to review a previous talk, check out the C4CYI YouTube Channel

My second suggestion is to obtain an industry-recognized certification. STC encourages students to obtain the AWS Cloud Practitioner and the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). STC includes instruction in different courses to help students prepare to complete a certification “test”. Often, STC arranges student discounts, or even a credit when a student successfully completes a certification. Industry recognized certifications demonstrate to a prospective employer that you have achieves a certain level of skills in a specific area.  

My third suggestion is to take advantage of internship and volunteer opportunities. Internships allow you to learn directly about the industry and build a your professional network. Internship coordinators can provide a job reference based upon your performance. Don’t overlook the importance of doing volunteer work. This is also an opportunity to gain valuable experience and a job reference. For more information contact Program Directors: Ali KhamesipourBrian Maeng, Morgan Zantua 

Check with your associate faculty/instructor, program manager, and your program director to get guidance within your degree.

Faculty Recognition

Faculty Recognition – Associate Professor James Taylor, MSITM, CISM

We are pleased to announce Associate Professor James Taylor, MSITM, CISM, is joining the full–time STC administrative faculty and the Program Manager for the BSCY and MSCY. James will assist Director Morgan Zantua with the Cybersecurity Club and provide an industry lens to STC’s programs. 

Faculty Recognition – Interview with James Taylor 

James is a veteran with 30+ years of experience in delivering Information Security Leadership and Innovation. He has an extensive background in Security Architecture & Engineering, Security Operations, Incident Monitoring & Response, Governance Risk & Compliance, and working knowledge of business processes across multiple industries, including Healthcare, Energy, Retail, and Banking. 

Morgan:  James, Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for the STC Thursday Byte. Let’s start off by telling us about your career path that led you to accept a full-time position as a Program Manager for the STC Cybersecurity degrees…

Read James Taylor’s insightful interview here


U.S. Cyber Command Hack the Hiring Process

When: November 9, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM PDT RSVP

Send questions and inquiries to Katrel Bishop

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

Save the Date – Invited Talk

Presenters: Dr. Ho Kyeong RA

When: November 3rd 2022 at 4:30 PDT

Where: MS Teams

Save the Date – CAE Tech Talk

Presenters: Dr. Kun Sun, and Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University

When: November 3rd, 2022 – Presentation #1: 10:00 – 10:50 AM and Presentation #2 : 11:00- 11:50 AM

Where: Zoom Channel

CAE Tech Talks are recorded – view them here: Recorded Tech Talks

Presentation #1 Topic: Security Patch Identification on Open-Source Software

Presentation #2 Topic: A Metrics-Driven Approach to Prioritizing Vulnerability Mitigation

Save the Date – Fall Quarter 2022 Career Panel Event



















What: Join us virtually for our Fall Quarter 2022 Career Panel of alumni & friends of CityU as they discuss their careers, career paths, offer words of wisdom, and tell you how they landed their amazing jobs! Panel members include a recruiting specialist, software engineers, client partner, and software development manager from companies such as Amazon, Wipro, Pinterest, and CommercelQ.

When: November 8th, 2022 – 4:30 – 8:30 PM

Where: 521 Wall Street and Online – register for more information!

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. You can find record CAE Tech talks here. ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. 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. The NCL team is being coached by Associate Professor Greg Surber.

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!

Career Resources

Career Center

Deirdre Grime

AWS Resources

AWS QwikLabs
AWS Workshops
Security Learning Path
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

Microsoft Resources

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


AWS re:Invent 2022

Watch AWS re:Invent 2022 Live for free

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.

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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. 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


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