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Posted on 14 Apr 2020 2:34 PM

The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity Community is hosting the fourth annual CAE Virtual Career Fair (VCF), sponsored by the National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) Center and the National Science Foundation (NSF), on September 4, 2020, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm PT. Our virtual career fair is unique in that we invite students/alumni from 300+ institutions designated as CAEs in Research (CAE-R), Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), and Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) to participate. Institutions receive the CAE in Cybersecurity designation after meeting the rigorous requirements of the program set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The standards set forth by the NSA/DHS curriculum guidelines also ensure students from CAE institutions receive a quality cybersecurity education that prepares them for a career in the cyber workforce.

As the CAE in Cybersecurity program continues to designate new CAEs, the number of students participating in the CAE VCF grows each year. Last year, 1200+ students/alumni participated in the CAE VCF. This year, the community has an estimated 10,000+ students graduating from junior colleges and universities seeking jobs in cybersecurity. In addition, our community has an estimated 20,000+ students that are eligible for internships in the 2020-2021 academic year. Students/alumni from CAE designated institutions are extremely valuable to any organization as they must meet the rigorous curriculum requirements set forth by the NSA/DHS to graduate.

Survey data from the 2019 event indicate both employers and students positively receive the CAE VCF. Many students find careers through the VCF, and many of the same employers return each year to participate.

By participating in the CAE Virtual Career Fair, students/alumni from CAE designated institutions can network with employers from industry and government seeking internships, part-time, and full-time employment. Students/alumni can submit resumes before the virtual career fair begins to allow employers to look at resumes before the career fair. Students will also have the ability to build their profiles within the environment to ensure success.

Students can also participate in a series of workshops leading up to our CAE Virtual Career Fair to help you build your resume and interview skills. Additional resume and interview resources are available below provided by the National Institute of Science and Technology.

Students from CAEs in Research (CAE-R), Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) are invited to participate for FREE.

Register now! 

Do not miss out on access to the Centers of Academic Excellence student pool! Students from CAE designated instructions must meet rigorous curriculum requirements set forth by the NSA/DHS to graduate. This year as we continue to expand the CAE in Cybersecurity program, our level of student participation increases each year.

By participating in this event, you will have access to all student resumes submitted, which will enable you to review quality candidate profiles and student resumes before attending the Virtual Career Fair. In addition, employers will also have the opportunity to showcase your company through virtual booth branding and presentations.

A series of user workshops will also be held before the event to enable your success at the Virtual Career Fair. Employers can also participate in a series of resume/interview workshops we will host with our job seekers to provide tips for success.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the 2020 CAE Virtual Career Fair, please fill out our registration form below.

Are you looking to fill those unfilled faculty positions? CAE designated institutions can host a booth at the CAE Virtual Career Fair to look for qualified faculty. Whether you are looking for faculty with a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate, the CAE Virtual Career Fair will provide you with the one on one experience with qualified candidates. Resumes will be available to institutions hosting a booth BEFORE the career fair. 

If you are interested in hosting a booth at the 2020 CAE Virtual Career Fair, please fill out our registration form below.

 

Resources

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education is also providing all of the CAE designated institutions with access to their Resume and Interview tutorials. Since all students/alumni/faculty are required to submit a resume before attending the career fair, you are HIGHLY encouraged to take advantage of these FREE resources. 

You can access the tutorials at https://www.nist.gov/nice-tutorials.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact info@caecommunity.org.

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