This is a guest post written by Javier from Florida who earned an Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship and became a National Cyber Scholar by participating in CyberStart America.
CyberStart helped my college applications and scholarship applications such as being a recipient of the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship 2022.
Javier tells us how CyberStart helped open the door to a potential career in cyber security.
What have you enjoyed about CyberStart America?
The ability to touch upon tools that I never knew existed and challenge myself to complete complex problems by researching and practising.
What was your favourite part of the programme?
I learned an amazing amount of content which I wouldn’t have been introduced to if it weren’t for the CyberStart challenges. It also helped my college applications and scholarship applications such as being a recipient of the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship 2022.
How do you feel about becoming a Finalist?
I feel satisfied knowing that all my hard work and hours of research while completing the CyberStart game paid off.
How do you think participating in CyberStart America has helped prepare you for future studies or a potential career in cyber?
It has immensely prepared me to start a potential career in cybersecurity because I touched upon topics which were complex. However, the CTF challenges pushed me to want to achieve the points and research several complex topics.
Would you recommend CyberStart and why?
Yes. CyberStart is a great interactive game which engages you with real-life cybersecurity challenges. It allows anyone from beginners to experts to showcase their skills and learn topics necessary to succeed in the cybersecurity field.
Are you interested in opening the door to scholarship and career opportunities like Javier? Check out CyberStart to play some free cyber security challenges, or see if you’re eligible for the free CyberStart America programme for the chance to win scholarships!