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Cybersecurity Career Fair

Date & time

Thursday, March 7, 2019
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost

No fee

Organization

Student Success Centre

Contact

Career and Planning Services
514-848-2424 ext. 7345

Where

Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W. Room : EV atrium

Wheelchair accessible

Yes

Target audience: Computer Science, Software, Information Systems Security, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical, Industrial, Quality Systems Engineering, Service Engineering and Network Management

Students are not required to register for this event.

What is Cyber security?

Ever heard of hacks, ransomware, data breaches, privacy, black, white or red hats, catch-the-flag events, phishing, anti-viruses, intellectual property, cyber-criminality, etc? They’re all related to unwanted access to data and systems. If you’re into working with the good guys to protect others, regardless of your field of study, cyber security businesses need you. Keeping data and systems against unwanted access is a rapidly growing segment of the world’s economy that generates large numbers of jobs and career opportunities. Jobs are created faster than people are trained to work in this industry. Cyber security is a wide field critical to many domains and requires many different types of skills.

Cyber security needs computer science graduates, engineers, mathematicians, programmers, lawyers, teachers, researchers, writers, analysts, advisors, investigators, consultants, policy advisors, risk managers, business planners and project managers.. Cyber security is critical to:

  • protecting personal data in the health, banking, retail industry or across government institutions,
  • protecting the intellectual property we generate in universities,
  • protecting manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation, energy or water systems,
  • preventing online fraud, building secure applications, software and hardware,
  • and much more.

With your skills, knowledge and interests, you can surely find a place in cyber security. Diversity is what makes us efficient at securing systems and data against unwanted access. As you’ll see at the career fair, a lot of diverse employers are looking to hire students who have the potential to become cyber security professionals. To find out how you could make your place in cyber security, attend the cyber security career fair on March 7th.

Meet with employers who are hiring interns and young professionals for full time entry-level opportunities and internships in the cybersecurity field. Remember to dress professionally and bring several copies of your résumé. Please bring your student ID card for entrance to the Career Fair.  

How to Get Ready:

In preparation for the fair, be sure to research the companies. Make sure to check the CAPS job bank and company’s website for active job postings. Just because there is no job posting does not mean they are not hiring. The fair is a great time to ask about upcoming job opportunities that are not posted.

Prepare for the Fair, update your résumé and cover letter and read our Career Fair Tips [PDF] Attend one of our career workshops to help you get ready for the fair.

Participating Companies To Date (more coming soon):

Communications Security Establishment (CSE)

CN

CyberEco

Desjardins

Deloitte

Genetec

Google

GoSecure Inc

Randstad

Videotron

Students are not required to register for this event.


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