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"Cyber Security Summit"

  • Date: September 13, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Peikoff Alumni House
Description
The summit will connect talented students, both Information Technology (IT) majors and Business majors, with employers who are serious about hiring students with disabilities, specifically deaf and hard of hearing students at Gallaudet University. Students will learn about emerging trends in Information Technology including Cybersecurity, Web and Program Development. Students will also meet professionals in the field, both hearing and deaf, who will inspire students to consider the many shapes and forms of careers in Information Technology. 
 
Panel presentations will feature IT professionals, who will discuss their roles and responsibilities in their jobs and about the many opportunities that exist in government, private industry and the corporate world. The need for individuals trained in IT is even found in smaller companies, creating unlimited opportunities. Students will listen to stories from professional deaf employees as they discuss strategies for breaking into the field of cybersecurity and becoming successful.
 
The workshop will include a combination of panel presentations along with built in networking opportunities for students to meet and talk with IT specialists. Managers and recruiters representing businesses and government agencies will share with students what qualities and skills they look for in a candidate. Students will bring resumes for networking and on site interviewing.
 In addition to companies spearheading this event, other interested employers will be participating and encouraging students to consider the advantages of working in different environments.
 
As many of today’s employers are focused on diversifying their workforce and hiring more individuals with disabilities, there is an advantage to developing relationships with Gallaudet students, faculty, and Career Services staff. Events such as this will be beneficial in terms of creating a pipeline of qualified applicants for the increasing number of opportunities in the field of technology.
 
Interested students should contact the Career Center to register for the event.
 
--Posted by the Career Center

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Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002