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Wednesday, August 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
From Failure to Big Tech: (A)typical Security Job Hunting Strategies

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As privacy awareness and the number of cyber attacks increase, the need for competent security and privacy professionals is also on the rise. 64% of organizations currently oversee a cybersecurity talent shortage. Students like myself studying information security, however, face countless trouble seeking their first internships. After conducting workforce development research, I adjusted my job-searching strategy and was able to land my internship position at a major tech company. In this talk, I will share the strategies that I used to get my internship offer.

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Weijia Yan

Carnegie Mellon University - Information Networking Institute Student
A passionate InfoSec advocate, Weijia Yan is a student at Carnegie Mellon University and conducts research in cybersecurity workforce development for CyLab Security and Privacy Institute. She enjoys general cybersecurity education and raising awareness among her community.

Wednesday August 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
The Westin Las Vegas And Spa The Westin Las Vegas And Spa, 160 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109