June 23, 2018

5 Tips for Launching Your Cyber Security Career

We may hit 3.5 million unfilled cyber security jobs by 2021. That’s a lot of SOC analysts, network engineers, systems administrators, IT auditors and penetration testers. Education, business, government and community partners all recognize the cyber skills gap, but it’s still tough to get a job—or at least the job that you want. We asked University of Advancing Technology Cyber Security Program Champion Greg Miles to share his top tips for launching a successful career in cyber security. We also invited McKesson’s Head of Cyber Security Active Defense Lonnie Benavides to campus to share his industry insights with UAT students. Here are their…

Alumni Highlight: Josh Milano

Game Art Alumni Josh Milano

Game Art and Animation alumni Josh Milano was recently hired as an Image Processing Specialist at Cranial Technologies, a company providing a non-surgical treatment option for children with plagiocephaly using the with the FDA-cleared DOC Band®. What Are Your Job Responsibilities? Utilizing 3D models of patients (example: children with deformed skulls), I take the head, align it to a grid and places points for measuring length, width, and asymmetry. I, then export the data for reports. What Do You Miss About UAT? What I miss the most about UAT would be the community that helped me grow as a person. Since graduation…

Alumni Highlight: Gage Roland

Gage graduated from UAT in May 2017, as a dual major in Advancing Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction. As a student, Gage had a known presence at UAT as a veteran Student Ambassador, giving tours to new students and their families. Gage was hired as a Data Analyst at Omni ePartners, a broker company that works with brands to sell products through Amazon US, Canada, Fresh, and other online vendors like Chewy.com and Walmart. What Does A Data Analyst Do? As a data analyst, Gage generates back-end reports from Amazon to find financial trends in the companies we work…

Importance of Professional Networking

By: Dr. Mark S. Smith, Business Technology Program Champion We spend most of our lives gaining knowledge and learning from our experiences. Our wisdom gained is essential for performing a wealth of duties or tasks for various job roles and even entrepreneurship. These skills and abilities are priceless and have been forged by making mistakes, getting educated and experiencing life. We spend so much time preparing and tooling ourselves for what life may bring hoping for a career that will give us fulfillment and financial security. Having hope is great as it is a positive reinforcement but there is something…

UAT to Provide Dancers of Ballet Arizona Opportunity in Higher Education

Dancers of Ballet Arizona Scholarship

UAT to Offer Ballet Arizona Dancer Scholarship University of Advancing Technology (UAT) to offer dancers of Ballet Arizona a higher education opportunity to earn a technology degree by presenting the UAT Dancers of Ballet Arizona Scholarship. According to Kenna Draxton, of the Artist Relief Fund, “The career of a ballet dancer is often seen as glamorous and blessed, perfecting an art they love, but the tale that is rarely told is the end of a dancer’s career, which if a dancer is lucky extends only into their mid-thirties.” Typically, the end of a dancer’s career is met with uncertainty of…

How To Prepare For a College Career Fair

Bechtel at UAT Career Fair

Looking for a job or internship can be an intimidating encounter, but as college students, the end goal is to acquire job experience and eventually land a career in your chosen field of study before or shortly after graduation. A Career Fair usually consists a variety of recruiting companies from all different industries looking to speak with and get a feel for the applicants personality and job history to find the most relevant and qualified employees to add to their team. You are selling yourself to someone who will decide if they think you are a good fit for their company. It’s…

SIP Fair

Student Innovation Project

The Student Innovation Project, or SIP, gives students a chance to develop an innovative idea and put their creativity to work. As soon as their sophomore year, students are asked to begin brainstorming for their SIP, and also have two classes that help students prepare for their project. Students take PRO211, taught by Professor Vita-More, and PRO 483. During senior year, students use most of the time to work on the SIP, constructing a working model that will later be judged at the SIP Fair by UAT Faculty and local industry leaders for feedback. A student’s SIP is a reflection of what they…

Hacking: A Career Or A Lifestyle?

Cyber Security Cave

Your success within information security is ultimately tied to your own dedication to the topic. In other words, if you’re not hacking in your free time, you’re not living up to your potential. In an odd twist, what you do in your free time really DOES impact your success in your work time. Let’s look at it this way. A student attends University in a effort to create a career they will hopefully enjoy, and benefit from. And it’s true, a University degree does offer tremendous value, even in the field of information security. But, in truth, Universities are often…