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Cybersecurity Students Earn Spots in Phoenix Externship

Four students from the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) were accepted into the 2022 Cybersecurity Externship with the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation.

Students Aaron Miller, Candice Bennett, Emilio Cress, and Hunter Autrey will join the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and their participating business partners for their March externship rotation. This Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation program “convenes and catalyzes business, education, and community to enhance college and career readiness, develop a stronger workforce, and build healthier communities throughout Arizona.”

According to Aaron Jones, UAT’s Cyber & Network Security Program Champion, “The UAT kids had a very strong showing and pretty much every UAT student who applied got in.”

This exciting opportunity includes a variety of Arizona participants, such as high schoolers, university and community college students, military, and non-traditional individuals, offering insight into cybersecurity and IT career pathways.

“It is certainly an honor representing UAT in an externship such as this,” said student Emilio Cress. “I am very thankful to Professor Jones for pushing his students to apply for this opportunity!”

 

Greater Phoenix ExternshipThe 2022 Cybersecurity and IT externs will gain real-world experience during the paid two-week program, during which time they will complete and present a team research project. UAT student Hunter Autrey is looking forward to the opportunity to network and learn, stating, “I'm excited about the experience and looking forward to connecting with individuals in the cyber security field!” Find out more about the program and its sponsors at https://phoenixchamberfoundation.com/workforce-development/information-technology/technology-externship/.  

UAT Network Security degree students use critical thinking to research current and evolving cyber security trends and become experts in network security industry standards and regulations. Graduates from the cyber security program will have the essential knowledge and experience to automate their own security processes through extensive training in network security programs and scripts, and be prepared for careers in government and multinational corporations seeking certified ethical hacking professionals.

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