AZSecure Career Outcomes

 

The SFS (government) program has seen tremendous success in the placement of our graduates in the public sector.

To date we have had 27 students graduate from our program, and all have been placed in government cybersecurity roles. Due to the sensitive security requirements, many of our alumni are unable to disclose their government employer. Other placement locations include:

  • Department of Commerce

  • Department of Defense

  • Health and Human Services

  • MIT Lincoln Labs

  • MITRE operated FFRDCs

  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission 

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

  • Sandia National Laboratory 

  • United States Department of Agriculture 

  • University of South Florida

  • U.S. Secret Service

In order to locate and apply for appropriate internships and post-graduation placements SFS students attend virtual and in person career fairs. These career fairs are dedicated solely to the SFS program and feature 40+ government agencies offering positions in cybersecurity. The MIS department and faculty mentors offer additional placement support including our departmental Career Development Program. 

 

The SFI program will produce its first graduates in 2020.

The SFI inaugural cohort completed summer internships in locations such as KPMG, Raytheon, Marathon Petroleum, and MITRE Corp. We are confident that this program will enable exemplary placement opportunities for our graduates, who have no restrictions on where they seek employment. 

 


Summer Internships and Post-Graduation Job Placement Support 

All scholarship program participants are expected to secure a qualified summer cybersecurity internship and, following graduation, a full-time cybersecurity-related position. SFS students must secure internships and job placements in the public sector, preferable an agency in the executive branch. SFI students have no placement restrictions.  

Many federal postings for permanent positions and some internship postings will appear on USAJobs; SFS students are encouraged to sign up for alerts. Positions in the intelligence community appear on https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/ as well as on the websites of individual agencies. Through the scholarship fund, SFS students will also attend the Virtual Career Fair and the regular Career Fair where they will meet with agency representatives looking to hire cybersecurity specialists.

The UA MIS department provides additional placement support to help students find internships and jobs. Contact the MIS departmental Career Management Office for any placement-related questions and assistance, including resume review and interview practice sessions.

Note that there is a significant amount of work involved in applying for government summer internships and full-time positions, and flexibility on where you are willing to live upon graduation is strongly recommended!

Below are additional resources for government placement.

Primary resource websites: 

Governmental agencies with cybersecurity initiatives and programs:

In addition to perusing USAJobs, some agencies provide information directly through their websites:

Need to keep up with government issues, current events, and lingo?  Try these: 

Outside certifications: