Student360 2021 was a success!
Thank you to the students, UMSA members, sponsors & supporters!
We recently wrapped up the fifth year of Student360, and we’re pleased to report it was a resounding success. All of us at UMSA and the rest of the Student360 team had a wonderful time at this year’s event, full of professors, students, thought-provoking sessions and experienced leaders across the security industries. We want to extend a special thanks to Hennepin Technical College, who graciously hosted Student360 on October 1st at their Eden Prairie campus. Keep reading for highlights of this year’s conference.
What we loved about Student360
We began the day with opening Keynote Speaker, Nancy Brainerd, Medtronic’s Deputy CISO, who leads the Cyber Defense function within the Global Security Office at Medtronic. From there, the day was filled with various sessions including, “Inside the Mind of a Malicious Social Engineer”, “The Science of Goal Setting”, “The importance of secure coding training” and many more! Our favorite part of the day was the Security Leadership Panel over the lunch hour where representatives from top companies like 3M, Medtronic, Best Buy & General Mills shared their career journeys and knowledge with eager students.
Shout-out to our 2021 title sponsor, Medtronic, session sponsor, MN ISSA, and our 2021 exhibitor, Technological Leadership Institute.
What students learned at the conference
Students got a comprehensive look at their future industry through the soft, technical and career skills sessions. They networked with their peers, graduate students, UMSA members and sponsors during the trade show. Students also had the opportunity to have their resume reviewed by an industry professional and took the first step in what was likely their first professional conference. They also ate free bagels, coffee & boxed lunch, which is never not awesome (all thanks to Medtronic, by the way).
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How to take your learning beyond Student360
We may have just wrapped this year’s conference, but plans for the future are underway!
The Student360 2022 conference date is still TBD, but Secure360 is just around the corner! As the leading Midwestern conference of choice for cybersecurity, business continuity and risk management professionals, Secure360 2022 will be returning to Mystic Lake Center on May 10-11, 2022. Student rates are available. Call it your graduation – register today!
And in case you haven’t heard, we’ve got scholarship money available for students! The scholarship program offers four (4) $3,000 scholarships and eight (8) $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate, graduate or continuing education programs in the any of the following fields (applicants can apply in more than one field):
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
- Governance, Risk and Compliance
- Physical Security
The recipients of the 2022 UMSA scholarships will be notified in April 2022 and invited to receive recognition during the May 2022 Secure360 Twin Cities Conference at which time they will receive their scholarship dollars. Learn more & apply today!