Six UTSA cyber security students from the college of business recently expanded their networking opportunities by participating in the San Antonio University Women in Technology Symposium sponsored by the San Antonio chapter of Women in Technology.
As part of the symposium students heard from female technology executives and were given the opportunity to network with professionals and meet with recruiters and hiring managers.
“Being in the classroom where there is not a lot of women can get discouraging at times,” said Briana McFadden. “But this opportunity showed us that we are not alone and others have been in our shoes. This event showed me that I have a promising future ahead in this industry, and I made valuable connections.”
The UTSA cyber security students who participated in the symposium were seniors Rudy Benavides, Monica Guerrero, Lauren Guzman, Kayla Lacefield, Jennifer Marvin and Briana McFadden. The students were accompanied by Diana Young, Ph.D. ’13, lecturer in cyber security and manager of the cyber security labs.
UTSA has been ranked as the No. 1 cyber security program in the country according to a survey by the Ponemon Institute. UTSA’s cyber security program was one of the first programs in the nation to be designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in both Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education and Information Assurance Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
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