10 Career Tips from Moms (of Cisco Employees!)
My mom says that being a mom is the hardest job you’ll ever have. But it’s also rewarding when you...
New IT Career Strategies for a Dynamic Technology Ecosystem
Skills such as IT management and software development have become intricately interconnected as new digital architectures enable new technologies. As a result, tech companies are innovating increasingly advanced and sophisticated solutions to meet the demands of a services-rich environment. Collaboration environments, rich media and cloud services delivery models are examples of the many new drivers […]
22 Tips for New Grads and Others Early-in-Career
As a seasoned professional (read: old guy with scars earned through experience), with a fancy title, working in a cool area, at an extraordinary company, I am asked for career...
#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 27. Getting Started in I.T.
#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about getting started in I.T. with Cisco Champions Rowell Dionicio and Justin Parisi. Our guest hosts this week are Networking Academy members Tim Harmon and Nick Saylor. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a […]
How to Land Yourself in A Dream Career in Cybersecurity
Last week I had the wonderful honor of being a presenter in the Cisco Networking Academy Find Yourself in The Future Series. To date this series has attracted over 9000 live attendees, which is testament to the extremely high levels of interest in technology careers in this region as well as the extraordinary efforts of […]
So You Want to be a Network Engineer. Here’s Where You Should Start!
First lets talk about what a Network Engineer is. According to The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing. Retrieved April 27, 2015, from Dictionary.com website a Network Engineer is: “A high-level LAN /WAN technician who plans, implements and supports network solutions between multiple platforms. A network engineer installs and maintains local area network hardware and software, […]
An Engineer’s Thoughts on Work/Life Balance
Several months ago I became so busy with work that I subconsciously compiled a script that auto-executed every time someone asked any question vaguely resembling, “How have you been?”. I didn’t have time to think of a human answer, so without hesitation, the canned response “busy” would sound from my lips. Often times we get […]
Working Mother Magazine Recognizes Cisco and Ileana Rivera
We are extremely proud to announce that Cisco has been recognized by Working Mother magazine’s prestigious 2013 100 Best Companies list. For...
Back to School: Transforming the Classroom with IoE
With students and teachers heading back to school, I’ve been thinking about when attended high school and college. For me, collaboration meant getting together with study groups, phone calls for homework help and office hours with teachers. For my two children – one a college junior and one college freshman – I have seen streaming […]