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  • October 06, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Gallaudet University




Are You looking for Future Cybersecurity Talent?

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October 6, 2018



Gallaudet University


Sponsored by Bay First, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments,

 Open Text, Procter and Gamble, and Gallaudet University Career Center

Six Employer openings available!

$50 pp (limit 2 per employer)



Ole Jim, Alumni House

Gallaudet University

800 Florida Ave, NE

Washington, DC  20002

“Careers in Cybersecurity” will connect talented Deaf and Hard of Hearing IT and non-IT majors with employers who are interested in hiring students with disabilities for roles in cybersecurity and information technology. 

Opening Remarks by Gallaudet President Roberta Cordano

  • Grow your pipeline of talented college students with disabilities studying STEM
  • Build relationships with faculty at Gallaudet – the nation’s oldest, and one of the most highly respected universities serving the Deaf community
  • Build recruiter knowledge of Deaf culture and comfort interacting with Deaf students and professionals
  • Help expand the pipeline of Deaf students pursuing careers in information technology, increasing future candidate pools for your jobs and great career opportunities for talented students with disabilities

Tentative agenda is below. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration and Opening Remarks (President Roberta Cordano)

9 AM – 10 AM

Career Opportunities for IT and Non-IT Majors

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Deaf Professionals in IT

(Lunch Panel)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Closing Remarks / Networking

2:15 PM – 3:30

Space is limited.   Register soon!

 Registration provided by the DC Metro Business Leadership Network, an employer led non-profit organization that brings the business community together to learn and share information about the value of including people with disabilities in the workforce.


Students will learn about emerging trends in cybersecurity and be exposed to professionals in the field, both hearing and deaf, who will inspire students to consider the many shapes and forms of careers in cybersecurity.   Panel presentations will feature cybersecurity experts to talk about their roles and responsibilities in their jobs and about the many opportunities that exist in government, private industry and the corporate world.  The need for individuals trained in cybersecurity is even found in smaller companies, creating unlimited opportunities.  Students will listen to stories from professional deaf employees as they discuss strategies for breaking into the field of cybersecurity and becoming successful.

 The workshop will include a combination of panel presentations along with built in networking opportunities for students to meet and talk with cybersecurity specialists.  Managers and recruiters representing businesses and government agencies will share with students what qualities and skills they look for in a candidate.   Students will also gain insights on how to make their resumes stand out and to polish up their interviewing techniques. 

 In addition to the four companies spearheading this event, six other employers will be participating and encouraging students to consider the advantages of working in different environments.

As many of today’s employers are focused on diversifying their workforce and hiring more individuals with disabilities, there is an advantage to developing relationships with Gallaudet students, faculty, and Career Services staff.  Events such as this will be beneficial in terms of creating a pipeline of qualified applicants for the increasing number of opportunities in the field of cybersecurity. 

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