2019 CAE Virtual Career Fair
The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity is hosting the third annual CAE Virtual Career Fair (VCF), sponsored by CyberWatch West (CWW) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), on September 27, 2019 from 6:00am-10:00am (Hawaii Time). This virtual career fair is unique in that they invite students/alumni from 270+ institutions designated as CAEs in Research (CAE-R), Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), 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 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 the cyber workforce .
As the CAE in Cybersecurity program continues to designate new CAEs, the number of students participating in the CAE VCF is expected to grow. 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 2019-2020 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 in order to graduate.