Virtual event for students and educators to help students discover what a day in the life looks like for cybersecurity engineers and what it took for them to get where they are today. The one-hour virtual event will take place on Wednesday, September 22nd from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. There is still time for you to register your classes / groups to take part in this excellent opportunity. Just send an email to CSforAR@ade.arkansas.gov and indicate approximately how many students & educators from your class or school would want to attend. You should receive a reply within 48 hours. The event is meant ONLY for high schools and colleges.
Panelists will discuss topics such as:
• Why and how they became cybersecurity engineers.
• Which skills enabled them to get their first tech job.
• How they acquired their skills.
• Which certifications opened opportunities for them.
• Did they participate in an internship? If so, how was it beneficial?
• Did they have a mentor? Do they still have one?
• Was their first job a cybersecurity engineer role, or did they follow a specific career pathway to get them there?
• How important and relevant was math in their career?
• What role did their parents play in their career choice?
• What do they like best about the job?
• Specifically in relation to their job role, how often do they sit in front of a computer?
• Is security clearance a requirement?
• What does their future look like?