The goal of this year’s camp, with the theme “Finding Your Cyber Career,” was to allow aspiring students to build connections with employers who will be seeking talented college graduates in the future.
The overnight GenCyber camp, June 11-16, will focus on cybersecurity awareness, training and career mentoring designed to stimulate student interest and competency in cyber content and career development.
The event featured various contests for the students including an elevator pitch competition, a financial statement competition, a Quickbooks competition and a marketing plan competition. The event also had the students create their own businesses and set up booths where they could market and sell their products as part of a competition.
Mike Stull (entrepreneurship), Stacey Fraser (music), Kristi Papailler (theatre arts) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were mentioned in recent news coverage, and a study by Gisela Bichler (criminal justice) was recently published.
The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino has sponsored the VE Regional Tradeshow and Competition program annually since 2018. The 2023 event will mark the first time the program has been held at CSUSB.
Palm Desert High School took first place at the event at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. It was facilitated and coordinated by Michael Karp, assistant professor of history at the Palm Desert Campus and member of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of the Desert.
The federal grants will help the program, which works with high school students, provide one-on-one academic support and guidance, individual and group tutoring, and access to college campus visits.
Working with the Girl Scouts of the San Gorgonio Council, the free five-day camp hosted by the CSUSB Cybersecurity Center was designed to stimulate interest in cybersecurity to a diverse youth population.
The GenCyber camp, set for June 13-17 on the CSUSB campus, is designed to stimulate interest and competency in cyber content and career development.