YCBK 394: How do colleges make admissions decisions
YCBK 393: Cyber security jobs are booming, what you need to know! [Transcript]

YCBK 395: Do very selective colleges require a student to take 4 years of foreign language

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (10:12): Dave and Mark discuss, “Recruiting to Campuses Far, Far Away”, Demographic shifts and funding woes have led a diverse and growing array of colleges to hire recruiters who live and work hundreds of miles from campus. Is it worth it? By Liam Knox, November 28th, 2023 (Length 42 minutes)

This week’s question (43:14): Julia and Mark answer a question from a mom who wants to know, if her student doesn’t take four years of the same language, is she dead on arrival at highly selective colleges.

(Length 21 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:04:40): 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. Listeners will learn about the incredible opportunities that exist right now in cyber-security. Preview-Part 2:

  • Dan talks about other schools with an undergraduate cybersecurity degree.
  • Mary debunks the notion that you need to go to an uber-selective college to be in demand for cybersecurity and she mentions an area where it can even be an advantage to not go to the most selective schools in some instances.
  • Dan mentions some other college majors other than cybersecurity that can lead to cybersecurity jobs.
  • Mary shares advice on how a student can know if cybersecurity is for them.
  • Dan and Mary talk about their favorite podcast for those who are interested in cybersecurity.
  • Dan and Mary talk about the skillset you need to excel in a career in cybersecurity.
  • Dan talks about the courses that are required for the degree.
  • Mary about ethics and cybersecurity
  • Mary talks about what looks for when she hires people in data security.
  • Dan talks about another important skill he feels a graduate needs to really be successful in the field.
  • Mary shares what to look for when looking for a college that is strong in cybersecurity.
  • Mary talks about the importance of cybersecurity clubs.
  • Mary and Dan talk about cyber security competitions. (Length 21 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:13:48): Recommended Resource- wyzant.com, the nations largest source of tutors, over 65,000 tutors in over 300 subjects

College Spotlight (1:25:15): Illinois Institute of Technology Part 2 of 2 https://www.iit.edu/


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