Participate in an Interview on Factors Influencing Career Choice of Underrepresented Students Enrolled in Cybersecurity Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

We are carrying out a study titled “Factors Influencing Underrepresented Student’s Career Choice in Cybersecurity.”

For this study, we are conducting interviews with the Asian, Black, and Hispanic student population enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at Illinois Tech with Cybersecurity as a declared major or minor to gain a richer understanding of motivations, challenges and opportunities of the underrepresented student population.

You are invited to participate if you meet these criteria.

Study Details

  • Interview Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
  • Location: Virtually via Zoom
  • Date and Time: We will work with you to schedule a convenient time for the interview between February 15 and April 30.
  • Compensation: As a token of our gratitude for your valuable time and insights, you will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

Participants must be 18 years or older to take part.

Dr. Ann Rangarajan is the principal investigator for this Institutional Review Board study (IRB-2024-53) and Dr. Saran Ghatak is the co-principal investigator. For more information contact Dr. Ann Rangarajan at