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RSAC College Day: Fostering the Next Generation in Cybersecurity

Our mission at RSA Conference is to provide programs that help ensure cybersecurity practitioners around the world get the knowledge they need to spur professional growth and protect their organizations from cyberthreats. And a critical part of this mission is to help ensure that the next-generation of cybersecurity professionals have the tools and guidance they need to grow. This is why we created RSAC College Day.

When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 
Where: Moscone Center, San Francisco 
Who: Current College Students and 2023 Graduates
Cost: Free

It’s estimated that there are more than 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs across the globe, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. And the number of bad guys isn’t exactly decreasing, either. That’s why we need you, aspiring cybersecurity professionals.   

RSA Conference is the world’s largest cybersecurity event and the meeting point for cybersecurity’s most accomplished innovators and experts. So, whether you’re a current student or recent 2023 graduate, our annual College Day is the place to explore this field, hear from the best, and gain insight into what’s next, who’s hiring, and even get your resume reviewed.

You’ll receive a free, one-day pass for Thursday, May 9 that gives you access to dozens of sessions and Keynotes, plus two tailored experiences just for you. 

Agenda: Thursday, May 9, 2024

8:00 – 9:20 AM
RSAC College Day Breakfast and Sponsor Panel

RSAC College Day opens with a continental breakfast and features a Q&A session with security experts. This panel will explore today’s careers in cybersecurity and opportunities for tomorrow. In addition to addressing questions from the audience, panelists will share insights into their own experiences and offer their expertise on how to break into cybersecurity.

9:40  10:50 AM
Job Search 2024: Resume Review Workshop and Recruitment Session

Human resource representatives from leading companies representing diverse fields will help review your resume and provide tips on how to best present yourself professionally so you are more likely to get a job or internship in 2024. During this session you will be given the opportunity to network with fellow students and cybersecurity professionals.

9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Track Sessions*

Choose from dozens of Track Sessions to attend and browse solutions from over 600 exhibitors.

*Learning Labs and Birds of a Feather are not open to RSAC College Day Pass holders.

10:50 – 11:40 AM
Security Scholar Poster Pitch-Off

Learn about the cutting-edge research coming out of top universities as three selected RSA Conference Security Scholars pitch to government, research, and cybersecurity veterans. Then listen in as these respected experts provide feedback and insights to the scholars on how to make their topics more relevant to different industries.

2:45 – 3:35 PM
Closing Celebration with Alicia Keys
Join us as we celebrate the closing of RSAC 2024. Priority will be given to Full Conference, Expo Plus, Speaker, and Media Pass holders, with limited seating available for College Day, Expo, and Booth Staff Pass holders.

Participation Requirements

RSA Conference requires all students attending RSAC College Day to show proof of current student status by doing one of the following:

  • Register using an .edu email address
  • Provide a copy of current class schedule with valid student ID or proof of 2023 graduation

If you have questions regarding RSAC College Day please contact customer support.

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RSAC 2024 Security Scholar and College Day Sponsors

Learn more about our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your company is interested in supporting and interacting with the next generation of the cybersecurity workforce, reach out to your respective sales representative.

Sales Representatives

Companies A-E: Kelli White, Sales Manager,

Companies F-O: George Keegan, Senior Sales Manager,

Companies P-Z: Wendy Anderson, Director, Sales and Sponsorship,

Security Scholar Program

Our annual Security Scholar Program connects a cohort of cybersecurity students from across the nation to leading experts, peers, and Conference attendees.