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  • Don't Miss Out!!! Student 360 2020 is in January 2020
    Student 360 sponsored by The Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) will be hosted this year by Target, Corp. The event will be held January 31, 2020 from 8am - 5pm and include a number of industry leading speakers, panel members and sessions that provide you with valuable insights. 
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  • The Importance of Networking in Today's Job Market
    To land your dream job or even get an interview make sure you have a solid network of clients, connections, peers, or leaders. This article will tell you ways to achieve that.
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  • Fall Scholarship Opportunities
    A list of scholarship opportunities
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  • Making a Difference
    With the end of the 2019 Academic Year and the start of 2020 around the corner, it is important to evaluate the work the ITCOE has completed. It is equally important to see where we can improve and grow. By looking at the past we can better understand how to shape our future.
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  • Summer Bootcamps Are Officially Done! And, Did We Mention? They Were Awesome.
    MN State IT Center of Excellence had a busy and fun June hosting Cyber Bootcamp at Metropolitan State University and the 1st Annual Data Bootcamp at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Both of these events brought together students from across Minnesota to explore cyber or data and advance their understanding and abilities.
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  • Keep in Touch and Keep Moving Forward!
    Don't miss a thing. A blog on how to stay up to date through the summer on everything we offer!
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  • Summer Bootcamps for Data and Cyber!
    MN State IT Center of Excellence will be hosting two (2) Bootcamp Events in June 2019 just for you!
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  • TOP 10 IT CAREERS FOR 2019
    A number of organizations have completed Career Outlook surveys for 2018 and beyond. The summary of findings have a nice outlook for students in the data science, computer science and/or information technology areas. In 2018, Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com) listed the 50 best jobs in the United States. Their job ratings included job satisfaction, number of job openings and base salary. Out of the top 50 jobs, fifteen (15) are in the technology arenas, with many being in the Top 10!
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  • SECURE YOUR SUMMER INTERNSHIP TODAY!
    As many of you begin to look towards the end of the semester and what is planned for your summer, you will want to remember that the best way to secure a career position is by working in an internship position now! Most all companies are looking for quality students interested in becoming part of their workforce, so now is the time to secure your future!
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  • Turn Knowledge Into Action
    Suggestions on how to prepare for your future by taking the knowledge you already have and adding tangible items to prove you know how to use it.
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  • 2018 Study Guide to a Successful Final Exam Preparation
    Much of the stress of Final Exams is trying to figure out how to fit in necessary studying and classwork in between family obligations, work schedule, and at this time of the year HOLIDAY events and parties. Here are a few suggestions to help you prepare.
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  • Preparing for a Career in Technology
    Its officially Fall! Leaves are beginning to change from green to an array of auburn, copper and orange; the excitement of Halloween and Zombie Pub Crawl is just around the corner, midterms and finals are unfortunately looming  and if you haven’t already secured your flight home for Thanksgiving… well… that’ll be an awkward conversation for you and your parents. For the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, Fall also marks the start of industry even...
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  • The Defining Differences between Big Data, Data Analytics & Data Science
    Once upon a time, when mentioned in conversations or in the classroom, numbers in general were referred to as either Mathematics or Statistics. Now, data can be included to terms used to refer to numbers.
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  • Making the most out of the New Academic Year's Event Calendar
    As the Information Technology Center of Excellence we offer a wide range of opportunities to assist MN State I.T. students increase their professional and technical skills.
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  • CLC Students Present SOS app for Veterans at White House
    Central Lakes College students represent Minnesota emerging tech community at the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge, sponsored by The National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges held at the White House.
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  • Career Spotlight: Will 2018 be the Revolutionary Year for Internet of Things?
    Many organizations in Minnesota and across the nation are incorporating Internet of Things  (IoT) technologies into their products, processes and business models. Gartner IoT predicts that there will be nearly 20 billion devices connected to the IoT by 2020 and that IoT product and service suppliers will amount to a business of $300 billion in revenue with retail, healthcare, and industrial/supply chain and transportation leading the way. In this month’s  IT Connect Career Spo...
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  • Exploring Careers in Cyber Security
    In today’s world increased connectivity brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. As we become more reliant on modern technology, we also become more vulnerable to cyberattacks such as corporate security breaches, spear phishing, and social media fraud. And implementing effective cybersecurity measures has proven to be a challenge for most because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.
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  • February 10th 2018 - Minnesota Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
    This annual competition, planned for February 10, 2018, allows institutions of higher education to assess their students’ depth of understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting business IT networks. The top three Minnesota teams will be recognized at the 2018 Student 360 conference. The first place team will be eligible to compete in the 2018 Midwest Regional CCDC and progress to the National CCDC.
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  • IT Career Spotlight: Web Development Careers
    What does a Web Developer do?   Web Developers perform an array of tasks each day,  so if you’re allergic to monotony,  thrive on creativity, understand languages like C++ and find technical problem solving as easy as pi, web development is the calling for you!
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  • 2017 Trends in MN Information Technology Employment and Careers
    Did you know that in 2017 the information technology industry employed approximately 98 thousand individuals in the state of Minnesota across a wide range of organizations, from technology to finance, healthcare, and education? Information technology is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation and Minnesota is one of the top states with a high demand and need for IT talent. Projections estimate over 100,000 IT professionals will be employed in MN by 2024!
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