NCI hosts its first “Cyber Network” Alumni Event
On June 10, 2015, The National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College hosted the first “Cyber Network” alumni & student event. NCI’s fellows and board members were present at the event, in addition to Excelsior’s College cyber/IT students and alumni.
The event provided students and alumni in the greater DMV area with a unique opportunity for professional and personal development. Fellows, board members, and guests discussed current issues in the cyber field and provided their recommendations about things students should be doing to be prepared. Alumni and students were also able to share their experiences out in the field.
Overall consensus appeared to be that mentoring and internships are a big plus for individuals, organizations, and the educational institution linking these two entities. Networking opportunities were enjoyed by all attendees.