TIAA recently joined forces with the National Cybersecurity Alliance as a sponsor of its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Career Program. The program is designed to help students prepare for jobs in the cybersecurity industry and to close the racial gap in that workforce.
“Knowing that African Americans make up only nine percent of the cyber workforce, TIAA is proud to team up with the National Cybersecurity Alliance and HBCUs to prepare the next generation of tech talent,” said Upendra Mardikar, TIAA Chief Information Security Officer. “Diverse perspectives and experiences improve innovation and problem-solving. Building a more inclusive, more innovative pipeline of graduates creates better outcomes for our collective future.”
Through online mentoring sessions and on-campus events, this program aims to help students excel in careers within the security, privacy and risk fields. TIAA will host expert panels and mock interviews for students at several institutions in the spring semester, including Winston-Salem State University, Bennett College, North Carolina Central University, Fayetteville State University, Claflin University and South Carolina State University.
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Read more about the HBCU Career Program here.