While we’ve put a lot of time and energy into building this program, we are always looking for ways to improve. We welcome feedback! Everyone has different learning needs, and we strive to nurture all of our students.
I would say you need a lot of dedication to get through this program. You interact with a lot of wonderful people in this program and you get to see a lot of different angles of cybersecurity. I didn’t even know what GRC was when I entered the program and I got a really amazing education on it through NextCISO. The client work was key; you do not see anything like this in college programs. I learned team building skills, project management skills, and communication skills. My favorite part of the program is that we were allowed to fail and use those failures to learn from.
I feel really excited and grateful for the program. I wouldn’t have been able to get my new position in GRC without having gone through it. Learning about personal branding and negotiation helped me to get a salary I didn’t think I could get. Thank you both for everything.
I was excited about the program for several reasons. It felt really comfortable to be in a group of people that were like me. I didn’t have to worry about microaggressions, we could have honest conversations and it felt safe to learn and grow.
Growing up, I went to schools that were predominantly white. This is the first time I’ve been a part of a program where my classmates and teachers came from diverse backgrounds. This meant that I got to learn and grow in an environment that was open and accepting. This program felt like it was geared towards everyone. This program nurtures you, it finds your strengths and builds on them.
For seven months, they ran a program that would make a drill sergeant proud. At times, it felt like a firehose of information to learn. It’s a lot, but I learned so much more than I thought I would.
As GRCIE’s mission is to diversify the next generation GRC workforce, we are looking for students that come from underrepresented groups including: racially diverse, gender diversity, LGBT+ community, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and veterans.