And just like that the third year of Student360 has officially come to an end! All of us at UMSA and the rest of the Student360 team had a wonderful time at this year’s event, full of professors, students, thought-provoking sessions and experienced leaders across the security industries. We want to extend a special thanks to 3M, who so graciously hosted Student360 on February 22 at their state-of-the-art corporate headquarters. Keep reading for highlights of this year’s conference.
What we heard from you
One of our favorite pieces of feedback from our post-event survey summed it up so well: “[The speakers] were ALL absolutely world class. I wish all of my fellow students had attended. The decent treatment of others is absolutely paramount and was emphasized throughout the day by different speakers. I learned a lot that I can apply in EVERY aspect of my life.”
What we loved about Student360
We began the day with a panel of CISOs that discussed “the” path to security leadership: John Valente (3M), Tim Crothers (Target) and Judy Hatchett (Fairview Health Services). From there, the day was filled with various sessions that whetted the appetites of every student and faculty member in attendance, those studying everything from cybersecurity, to business continuity, to governance, risk and compliance, and beyond. Our favorite part of the day was watching these students truly show their passion for the career they are just embarking on… some doing so earlier than others through networking and mock interviews with recruiters and current industry professionals on-site.
Shout-out to our 2019 recruitment sponsors: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, ISSA Minnesota Chapter, NetSPI, University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute and TEKsystems.
What you learned at this student conference
Students got a comprehensive look at their future industry through the soft, technical and career skills session tracks. They learned about secure app development from Scott Forbes, advancement factors from Charles Hunt, threat hunting and cyber behavior analytics from Chris Sears, and building a security lab with Gared Seats. They networked with their peers and graduate students. They participated in interviews both mock and real. They took the first step in what was likely their first professional conference. They ate a free lunch, which is never not awesome (all thanks to U.S. Bank, by the way).
How to take your learning beyond Student360
We may have just wrapped this year’s conference but plans for next year’s event are already underway. Check back often for updates on our 2020 event.
Can’t wait until then? We don’t blame you! Register for Secure360 Twin Cities, the leading Midwestern conference of choice for cybersecurity, business continuity and risk management professionals. Secure360 2019 will be held at Mystic Lake Center on May 14-15, 2019. Student rates are available. Call it your graduation – register today.