Computing and information sciences students attend CyberCorps career fair

Author: 
Mary Rankin

Eleven students from the department of computing and information sciences in the College of Engineering attended the 2016 CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service career fair Jan. 12-14 in Arlington, Virginia.

The Scholarship for Service program is funded by the National Science Foundation and focuses on increasing the number of professionals working in the federal government in the areas of cybersecurity and information assurance. The program has been codified into law as part of the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014.

As part of their award each year, Scholarship for Service scholars from across the country travel to the Washington, D.C., area for this annual career fair attended by more than 50 government agencies. There, they meet face-to-face with recruiters and government employees, and participate in interviews for internships or full-time positions.

Coordinator for the program, Russell Feldhausen, instructor in computing and information sciences, accompanied the group to Virginia. Faculty adviser is Eugene Vasserman, assistant professor in the department.

The Scholarship for Service program at K-State is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are three years or fewer from graduation, and are enrolled in K-State degree programs related to cybersecurity and information assurance. Scholarship awardees receive full tuition, textbooks and fees, health insurance, a travel and professional development budget, and a yearly living stipend of at least $20,000. Applications are accepted each semester. More information is available at cisa.ksu.edu/sfs.php.