In continuation of its goal to grow and serve its members, ISSA Chicago developed the Student Initiative (SI) to further grow membership by grooming new graduates into cybersecurity professionals.
The SI works with local colleges, universities and technical schools to find qualified students and aligns them with area businesses in establishing internships and job shadowing programs to benefit both students and business. The program aims to help both employers and students by pre-qualifying students as interns or junior analysts.
Note: In order to participate in this program, students must have completed two or more semesters of coursework in an information security discipline.
Students are invited to attend networking events and local conferences where they can interact with security professionals and develop mentorship opportunities for personal and career growth.