• UT Students Pitch the Perfect Network Infrastructure to EY

    TAMPA — Students at The University of Tampa will show how they would build — from the ground up — a network and cloud infrastructure with the Tampa office of “Big Four” accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP (EY).

     The Tampa office of EY presented UT with a mock scenario for students to create a network design for a local area network (LAN) in a fictionalized new office building.

    The students will pitch their network design solutions to EY and IT industry leaders who will select the best idea. The presentation is on Monday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the UT campus in the Riverside Center, Room 101. The public and media are welcome to attend.

    In addition to EY, representatives from ReliaQuest, Tech Data Corp., TECO Energy, Citibank, Raymond James Financial, DigitalGlobe, FairWarning Inc., PwC, White & Case LLP and others will be present.

    The students are in UT’s Network and Cloud Infrastructure class, where they study network architectures, topology, routing, protocols, IP addressing, wireless networking, securing networks, virtualization and cloud computing.

    The class is within UT’s undergraduate cybersecurity program, which began in 2015. Students in the program learn to protect the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information and information systems that support modern organizations. A master’s degree program will begin this fall.

    EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for their people, for clients and for their communities.

    The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 8,500 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 65 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.

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