YCBK 392: Why do some colleges love Early Decision and other would never offer it
YCBK 394: How do colleges make admissions decisions

YCBK 393: Cyber security jobs are booming, what you need to know!

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (2:14): Julia and Mark discuss a blog article that appeared in College Vine entitled, “Deferred or Waitlisted? How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest“. The article was written by 7/28/2023 and it was written by Varun Srinivasan. Julia and Mark share what they agree with and what they disagree with in the article. Part 2 of 2 (Length 26 minutes)

This week’s question (28:12): Lisa and Mark answer a question from an anonymous listener in California who wants to know, how can you tell which colleges are “overlap colleges” for other colleges.

(Length 21 minutes)

This week’s interview (49:06): Mark interviews Dan and Mary LaChance about the incredible opportunities that exist in cybersecurity careers. Dan is a cybersecurity major at Rochester Institute of Technology and Mary is a Data Engineer that works in the field of cyber insurance. Preview-Part 1:

  • Dan talks about how he used summer programs to confirm his interest in cybersecurity.
  • Dan shares all the branches or options you can select from within cybersecurity.
  • Mary is a data engineer who works with cyber-insurance, and she shares the changes she is seeing in the job market
  • Dan shares how he picked a college, given his strong interest in cybersecurity
  • Mary explains what she was
  • Mary and Dan talk about the compensation cybersecurity grads are getting, right out of college.
  • Mary talks about the government grant opportunities that are available in cybersecurity
  • Dan talks about how coop opportunities works at RIT, and he talks about the compensation for co-ops jobs in their first year and in their second year. (Length 25 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:01:50): Recommended Resource- GenCyber Home (gen-cyber.com) Gen-cyber is a tremendous resource for finding experiential resources to help high school students explore cybersecurity opportunities. Most of these resources are free.

College Spotlight (1:14:45): College Spotlight: Illinois Institute of Technology Part 1 of 2 https://www.iit.edu/


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