Dream Team

February 22, 2024


From childhood curiosity to Cisco’s FIFA Women’s World Cup all-female Dream Team

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Noor Zafar is a Cybersecurity Cadet Risk Advisory Analyst at Deloitte and a speaker on Cisco Networking Academy’s Women Rock-IT broadcast.

September 28, 2023


Debbie goes from being a full-time mother to a dynamo in networking

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In Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate all of our Hispanic students and alums of Cisco Networking Academy's IT skills-to-jobs program. Debbie Gomez is one super-inspired individual who is sharing her passion for technology in her communities.

Inside the 2019 Cisco Live US Dream Team

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I had the pleasure of interviewing four of this year’s US Cisco Live Dream Team members, who will work side-by-side with NOC engineers on the evnt network.

All Eyes on the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team at Cisco Live

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Since 2011, the NOC has relied on a group of stellar students hand-picked from Cisco Networking Academy colleges and universities from across North America as an extension of their on-the-ground staff to help with the network deployment for Cisco Live.

When the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team Grows Up…

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…what do they want to be? Cisco Live 2016 was an exciting opportunity for a handful of young men and women. As part of the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team, 10 students worked side-by-side with Cisco engineers in Las Vegas, setting up and maintaining a massive network for more than 28,000 attendees. Together, they wired […]

Finding Networking Stars at the 2016 NBA Draft

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The annual NBA Draft is all about finding the latest and greatest basketball talent; players who will someday become the face of franchises around the league. It’s where their lifelong dreams of playing in the NBA become a reality, where years of hard work and dedication culminate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The same could be […]

Accelerating Global Problem Solvers at Cisco Live US 2016

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Cisco Live is Cisco’s largest customer event, and at this year’s conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility had its largest showing ever. More than 28,000 customers, partners, press, and analysts learned of our goal to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025. The week kicked off with an exciting announcement when Cisco […]

The NBA: Tapping into Cisco Networking Academy to Develop a Talent Pipeline

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This guest post was written by Gena Pirtle, Marketing & Workforce Programs Manager for Cisco Corporate Affairs. She has been with Cisco since 1998 and currently oversees the Talent Bridge initiative, connecting Cisco and its partners to world-class talent. The NBA draws its fans by creating an environment of excitement and thrilling spectators with superstar athletes […]