Some lucky St. Petersburg College computer networking students got to attend the annual Cisco Live conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando this summer.
Among those students were Melissa Zelaya and Lindsay Weber, named winners of the IT Management Scholarship for Women in Technology. This allowed them to attend the June conference at no cost to them or the college.
What is the Cisco Live conference?
Cisco Live is Cisco’s annual customer and partner conference where participants build the foundation for their digital future. Participants transform their outlook, career, and potential by learning directly from Cisco’s best and brightest.
Throughout the week, participants attended seminars, discussions, and keynotes with IT leaders from around the country. They also had the opportunity to speak on stage in front of more than 1,800 IT leaders to talk about “The Multiplier Effect,” a pledge Cisco has taken to create and multiply diversity in the technology industry.
Others from SPC attending the event were a group of 10 video production students from SPC’s Digital Media program. They filmed and edited footage from the event for Cisco.
The lucky student participants would like to thank SPC computer networking instructors Mike Gordon, Cedric Way and Stephen Marcinek for helping to coordinate and ensure the success of this trip.
Prepare for your career in Computer Networking
SPC offers an Associate in Science degree and focused certificates in computer networking that will prepare you for software and network support positions in the IT field. The degree will allow you to enter the job market or pursue further study, including SPC’s bachelor’s degree in Technology Management. As a part of the A.S. degree, you complete an internship, providing invaluable experience for your career.
Learn more about SPC’s Computer Networking program.