Thirty-two digital forensics and computer science students, accompanied by MADS professor Phil Polstra, recently attended GrrCon in Grand Rapids, MI.
GrrCON is an information security and hacking conference that provides the Midwest InfoSec community with a fun atmosphere to come together and engage with like-minded people.
Events included programming contests, professional hands-on workshops, networking among professionals, and keynote presentations. Students gained professional experience in computer programming and digital forensics through hands-on programming contests and interactions with professionals in the cybersecurity field.
This Husky Career Road Trip was partially funded by Alumni and Professional Engagement. All students attended a pre-conference workshop,
conducted by Stephen J. Jones Professional U Fellow Abby Hare-Harris. At this workshop, students designed and practiced their “two-minute pitch” or “elevator
pitch” in preparation for both formal and informal networking
opportunities throughout the conference. At the conference, students were also able to explore jobs and internship opportunities through the GrrCON talent accelerator program.