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Internship Fair 2022

September 22-23, 2022

Informational graphic about CCI Internship Fair 2022

Informational graphic about CCI Internship Fair 2022

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) will connect students with internship and apprenticeship opportunities with more than 20 employers at our free online Internship Fair on September 22-23. You can register for both days.

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Internships play a critical role in building a flourishing career, offering work experience and practical knowledge, while providing the opportunity to build a professional network. If you’re in the STEM and cybersecurity fields of study, employers want you; they’re open to students in other disciplines, as well.

We've partnered with Brazen, an experienced provider of virtual internship fairs, to help you make connections.

Young man works on digital tablet in front of server cabinet. Photo by iStock

Young man works on digital tablet in front of server cabinet
Internships allow you to explore different fields and organizations within industry, government, and academia. After graduation, some companies hire their interns for full-time jobs.

Agenda

CCI's virtual internship fair includes panels with employers and one-on-one sessions:

Day One (Sept. 22)

Attend a series of informational panels in which employers will share an overview of their intern and apprentice programs. You’ll have the chance to discuss opportunities with industry leaders, get tips on applying for positions, and learn about job expectations. 

At 10 a.m., hear from industry leaders from:
 

Warner has more than 28 years of experience in the intelligence community working on and leading cybersecurity and software development programs. 

Warner, a Technical Program Manager (with a Program Management Professional certification [PMP]) with CACI, recruits, builds, manages and leads an integrated team of professionals to meet clients’ requirements.  

He works closely with staff, creating a highly-functioning, dynamic team atmosphere. 

Learn more about Neil Warner.

Neil Warner

Portrait of Neil Warner

Gregorio, CEO of G2 Ops, draws on 35 years of business experience in leading a group of experts in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Cybersecurity, and Cloud Engineering that provides a well-rounded portfolio of skill, knowledge, and adaptability to solve real-world business challenges. 

She serves on several boards and committees including the:

Learn more about Tracy Gregorio.

Tracy Gregorio

Portrait of Tracy Gregorio

Greenhill is a senior director with Palo Alto NetworksUnit 42 organization, based in the Reston, Va., office. 

He is a digital forensics/incident response (DFIR) specialist with more than a decade of experience building and managing IT security programs for businesses and government agencies. He joined the team in 2019.

Greenhill also serves as an adjunct professor at George Mason University.

Learn more about Jared Greenhill Sr.

 

Jared Greenhill

Portrait of Jared Greenhill
At noon, hear from industry leaders from:

Winters oversees business development and delivery of time-sensitive, mission critical programs for AnaVation’s Homeland Security customers. 

She has more than 20 years’ experience in homeland security, program management, concept development, enterprise architecture, IT strategy, and systems engineering. Winters is also passionate about supporting teams in their professional development and delivering exceptional technology and results to achieve client mission success.

Learn more about Carolyn Winters.

Carolyn Winters

Portrait of Carolyn Winters

Cooley is a principal program manager for cybersecurity at Microsoft with the Autonomy, Space, Critical Industry, and Innovation team (ASCII) organized within Mission Engineering. 

The ASCII team is investing in advanced scenarios across satellite communication, 5G, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) and critical infrastructure. His primary responsibilities include identifying gaps and engineering cybersecurity solutions to enable systems to continuously operate despite the highest level of cyber threats.

Learn more about Marcus Cooley

Marcus Cooley

Portrait of Marcus Cooley

Martin has more than 25 years of  experience in aerospace, defense, and wireless communications systems engineering, research, and development.

He joined Shared Spectrum as a principal engineer in 2017, where he led spectrum sharing system design and development efforts and conducted new project development. He was appointed president in early 2020. 

He’s responsible for staff development, project execution, and corporate budgeting and marketing, and helps develop company strategy, teaming and partnerships, new business, and evaluates technology investments.

Learn more about Todd Martin.

Todd Martin, President, Shared Spectrum

Portrait of Todd Martin

Day Two (Sept. 23)

Visit organizations’ and institutions’ virtual booths. You can also create a profile, upload your résumé, and connect with recruiters and program leaders through a one-on-one live message or group and individual calls.

Hear Employers' Requirements, Wishes, Expectations

Talented interns can become future employees, equipped with in-depth knowledge about an organization and its work culture.  Participation in the event is free. Companies are not required to hire interns, and there is no minimum hiring requirement.

If you’re an employer who’d like to participate in the internship fair, contact CCI’s Kendall Beebe. 

Employer representatives include:

Amazon Web Services logo

Amazon Web Services logo

AnaVation logo

AnaVation logo

CACI logo

CACI logo

Civilian Cyber

Civilian Cyber

Comcast logo

Comcast logo

Commonwealth Stem Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) logo

CSIIP logo

Deloitte logo

Deloitte logo

DHHS logo

DHHS logo

Fusion Cyber logo

Fusion Cyber logo

G2Ops logo

G2Ops logo

Idaho National Laboratory logo

Idaho National Laboratory logo

MI Technical Solutions logo

MI Technical Solutions logo

Microsoft logo

Microsoft logo

Naval Surface Warfare Center logo

Naval Surface Warfare Center logo

Navy Federal Credit Union logo

Navy Federal Credit Union logo

Noblis logo

Noblis logo

PaloAlto logo

PaloAlto logo

Planet Defense logo

Planet Defense logo

Shared Spectrum logo

Shared Spectrum logo

Virginia Space Grant Consortium logo

Virginia Space Grant Consortium logo

WR Systems logo

WR Systems logo

Zekiah logo

Zekiah logo

About the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI)

CCI, which is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia, focuses on the intersection of security, autonomous systems, and data through research, innovation, and workforce development. 

We’re a highly connected statewide network  of 41 higher education institutions, more than 320 faculty researchers, and a number of industry partners. 

Virginia consistently has about 50,000 job openings in the cybersecurity field. Connecting students to internship opportunities is part of CCI’s workforce development mission, and we’re excited to introduce the commonwealth’s deep student talent pool to potential employers at our internship fair. 

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