Experiential Learning Program





It was through my involvement in this program that I decided to purse a Doctoral degree in cybersecurity where I will focus on Cloud Computing. This opportunity has changed my academic and professional track and it had a great impact on me.

ODU Graduate Student in the Graduate Student Experiential Learning Program.
COVA CCI is connecting selected graduate students with unique opportunities across the region. Under the Graduate Student Experiential Learning program, a graduate student is assigned to work with an industry partner on real-world cybersecurity challenges, assisting faculty at community colleges in mentor students and assisting in development of curriculum, working with other graduate students from different universities on other selected projects. 
Previous experiences include graduate students from Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University and the College of William & Mary working with local small businesses as a member of their project teams working on government contracts, supporting Paul D. Camp Community College with mentoring cybersecurity students and assisting in creating new content for courses, assisting Christopher Newport University’s cybersecurity program by acting as mentors to their students and assisting faculty in teaching and advising students. Also, students from the College of William & Mary Law School supported undergraduate students from across the region in the Cyber Innovate Challenge by mentoring the teams of students in developing their project and communications skills. 
Students can apply for this program when the application process opens. This is normally prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. 
You can also send any questions regarding this program to covacci@odu.edu