Experience Cybersecurity Externship

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the nation. According to a recent study, the U.S. Cybersecurity workforce needs to grow by 62% in order to meet the current demand. Yet less than half of schools in the country offer any education on the subject

Challenges for Educators

  • A need for more programs with engaging content
  • More interactive and gamified activities
  • A higher level of parent and community engagement
  • More industry involvement
  • Inequitable access to internships
  • Steep implementation time and high burden costs
Experience Externships

Career Readiness Rediscovered

Experience Externships connects students to industry through a fully managed and holistic approach to Career Pathway Exploration.

Students can:

Solve real world problems set by industry (with 87% saying they learned technical skills that will help them in their future career)

Collaborate and discover the career together with their peers through project based learning (74% saying this externship helped build friendships with other students interested in Cybersecurity and 87% saying this helped enhance collaboration and teamwork skills)

Stay engaged through gamified and interactive content (84% respondents said the daily itinerary helped them learn the material in a fun and engaging way)

Network with industry professionals and see which role fits them best! (87% said this externship helped them network with potential future employers)

Educators gain peace of mind knowing:

Externships are equitable, accessible and fair to all (Our 5 day virtual Externship is 20 cents on the dollar compared to our 5 day overnight program delivering an equally high value)

They promote cross cultural learning not possible inside a classroom (quote from Sofia, ND “ I got to meet people from all around the country as well as Mexico which I would never get to experience in school”

The breadth of knowledge deepens with access to a range of industry experts (97% said this experience helped them learn about new career fields related to their interests and that they now have a better understanding of how to reach their career goals)

They have a turnkey solution saving time and removing burden

With 97% of respondents stating this Externship made them more interested in Cybersecurity as a career and the demographic results below this Externship has made great strides towards right sizing the talent and diversity pipeline gaps faced by the industry.

Diversity

60%

Male

40%

Female

45.90%

Hispanic or Latino

24.59%

White or Caucasian

11.48%

Asian or Asian American

9.84%

Black or African American

8.20%

Other

An independent Executive Summary published by Steuck & Associates LLC shows an overall satisfaction rate of 90% for the inaugural July 20th session with 97% of respondents saying they would recommend the Externship to a friend.

See what our students are saying and click here to discover the impact for yourself.