2014 Aspirations Award Sponsors and Winners
Advance IT Minnesota partnered with the following Minnesota organizations to offer the award: Cargill, CollegeRecruiter.com, ESP-IT, General Mills, Marco, Maverick Software Consulting, Microsoft, The Nerdery, Pearson, PeopleNet, Securian, Sport Ngin, Symantec, TC Chapter of the Association of Women in Computing, Thomson Reuters, Unisys, Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) and ViaWest. 2014 Aspirations Winners and Sponsors
State winners will be awarded prizes including scholarships, tech devices, and job shadowing opportunities at Minnesota businesses during an April 29th event hosted at General Mills in Golden Valley. The state winners are:  

  • Katrina Kerrick from Plymouth; senior at Wayzata High School
  • Erin Mitchell from Lakeville; senior at Lakeville High School (2013 Minnesota runner-up)
  • Annelies Odermann from Wayzata; senior at Wayzata High School (2013 Minnesota runner-up and 2014 national runner-up)
  • Maria Sanchez Lopez from St. Louis Park; senior at St. Louis Park Senior High School
  • Preethiya Sekar from Rochester; senior at John Marshall High School
  • Amanda Sullivan from Fridley; senior at Fridley Senior High School (and 2014 national runner-up)

Do you know what a branded resume is?

Do you know how to create one?

Find out the strategies for writing a "top of the list" resume offered in our "Your Resume: Branded or Buried?" webinar:


Did you know your career is a "contact" sport?

Join us for Advance IT's Employer and Recruiter Mixer and Resume Review

When: Tuesday, 4/15/14, 5:30-8pm
5:30 - 6:00: Check in and dining
6:00 - 7:45: Recruiter mixer
7:45 - 8:00: Wrap-up, networking, prize drawing

Where: Advance IT Minnesota, 1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104, St. Paul, MN

Pre-game Warmup: Sign up early & you’ll receive a series of strategic game plans to help you get the most from this opportunity.

The 2014 Cybersecurity Skills Innovation (CSI) Boot Camp for CCDC Participants is now open for registration

Top CCDC participants and faculty-nominated U of M students wil come together for a week-long advanced skills camp from June 16-20.  The event will be held in the Twin Cities area, likely at the U of M.

Learn more and register ...

Congratulations 2014 Minnesota Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Champs Lake Superior College

The 2014 Minnesota Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition was held on Saturday, February 22, 201,4 concurrently at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Alexandria Technical and Community College sites.

This annual event brought together security professionals and students for an intense, day-long competition where a Red Team of professionals hacked and disrupted the virtual business environments being operated by the student teams.


2014 Aspirations Award winners

Congratulations 2014 Aspirations for Women in Computing Award Winners!

Fifteen high school students and a Wayzata High School teacher were selected as winners and runners-up in the second annual Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Awards. In addition, four students were named as national runners-up.

Advance IT Minnesota has Moved!

We are now located in St Paul at Energy Park Place (EPP), Suite 104, 1380 Energy Lane (one block south of Energy Park Drive). Our new offices are in the west section of of EPP.