• Want to Work in Cybersecurity? Explore Your Job Options at the 3CS Job Fair

    Looking for a cybersecurity job can be stressful, but you can alleviate that headache by attending a pre-summit job fair preceding the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS), held at Mt. Hood Community College. Several industries and businesses will attend the 3CS Student Job Fair, which will take place Thursday, August 2, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., at the Gresham campus.

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    Students enrolled in degree programs on information security, computer science, and information technology (IT) can speak with representatives from a range of IT and cybersecurity businesses and industries that have job openings. Students, as well as recent graduates, should have their resumes ready to show to potential employers. Faculty attending 3CS are encouraged to attend the job fair to understand what jobs are available and the skills required for the multitude of positions.

    Although 2017 was the first year of this tailored job fair, students are still raving about it. “The job fair was a great experience. While there were a couple positions that I was not interested in (though others obviously were), most of the companies were great,” said a student at the 2017 3CS Pre-Summit Job Fair. “In fact, after having submitted my resume to one company, a manager approached me towards the end of the job fair. Now I have another trip to D.C. planned for next week in order to get interviewed by them.”

    As demand grows for qualified cybersecurity employees, 3CS continues to advance educating the instructors and decision-makers at community colleges about cybersecurity education. The theme for the fifth annual 3CS (scheduled for August 2 through 4) is “Expanding Expertise – Transforming Cybersecurity Programs.” This year’s 3CS offers one of four tracks: new to cybersecurity, experienced in cybersecurity, cybersecurity across the curriculum, and the student track. The latter is helpful for those who attended the job fair as it includes information on developing cyber competition teams and attending student competitions, associations and summer camps.

    For more information or to register, visit my3cs.org/students

    MHCC Cybersecurity students Wilbert Myers, Jr., (front) and Shane Meyer train for the National Cyber League demonstration at 3CS 2018.