Faculty & Student Training Opportunities

Faculty & Student Training Opportunities

It is hard to believe that it is already October, leaves are beginning to change from green to an array of auburn, copper and orange; the excitement of Halloween is just around the corner, preparation for midterms and finals looming over and advertisements for honey baked ham and all the delicacies your heart desires for Thanksgiving can be found on every digital channel possible.


Fall also marks the start of industry events, conferences, workshops and training opportunities. This week some of you may be taking part in the Twin Cities Startup week and Bitcon conferences. If you aren’t already registered, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about emerging products, services and careers in technology. Both conferences are also a great opportunity to network, and meet some Twin Cities organization who are truly impacting the tech ecosystem.

Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence is also hosting a hand full of learning opportunities this fall. We also have a number of events for Faculty to guide and  assist you in helping your students discover internships, career options, increase work experience, sharpen their professional image, resume and interviewing skills:


Students: MinneAnalytics Careers in Data Day | Oct. 12, 2018

There is currently a waitlist to join this fair, but register and get listed on the waitlist as this is the list they will use for additional opportunities and events! Register


Faculty and Students: The Cyber Security Summit | Oct. 22-24, 2018

Gives students an opportunity to talk to over 50 cyber organizations and sponsors who are looking for top Minnesota Talent. It is also an amazing opportunity hear from the experts in the field, nationally and locally, as to what the current needs, issues and solutions are! The cost is $299 in advanced but the value of the potential options is priceless. Organizations such as Target, NaviLogic, Maslon LLP, Sirius, IBM, Centurylink, Unisys and others will be there looking for talent as well as explaining who they are and what they do! General Admission is $749 but they give Students a $299 Registration point so over 50% off what you will pay to attend when you are NOT a student! We will be there so stop by our booth and say hello!  Register


Faculty and Students: CADSCOM Colloquium | Oct 26-27, 2018

This is a Minnesota State IT COE FREE event for students, faculty and industry to come together to share the research that has been in progress over the past year! You are invited to join in learning about what research is out there as well as potentially become involved in future research projects! This is a great way to increase your visibility in the Data Industry as a student interested in advancing their knowledge. Registration is open and FREE! Register


Students: MINNEMUDAC | Nov. 3, 2018

This is the third-annual analytics event where graduate and undergraduate students can compete as they explore real-world data while enhancing and showcasing their skills. Students who participate in these types of events get real life hands on experience as well as access to industry leaders looking to hire talent! Be one of them! Register


Faculty: SAS Programming 1 | Nov 9-10, 2018  

Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence is pleased to invite Minnesota State Faculty to participate in a two (2) day FREE Professional Development Training Workshop! We will have SAS Trainers James Harroun and Lincoln Groves join us Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th for this 2 day hands-on SAS Programming Workshop that will cover how to integrate SAS programming into your courses and how to prepare your students to sit for BASE SAS Programming Certification. Faculty interested in learning the basics of SAS Programming are invited to join us for this FREE event! Register


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For any inquiries regarding the programs and workshops mentioned in this article, please contact, Janice Aanenson at Janice.Aanenson@metrostate.edu or call (612) 659-7221.

Formerly known as Advance IT Minnesota, the MN State – IT Center of Excellence engages employers, educators, technology professionals and learners to develop a more robust IT workforce in Minnesota. A Center of Excellence within the Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State (formerly MnSCU), it is located at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Midway campus. For more information, visit the IT Center of Excellence.