Calling All Cisco Networking Academy Alumni to Take part in New Awards Program


No achievement is just too excessive for our alums. And we honor this truth by launching the brand new Cisco Networking Academy Alumni Awards.

An illustrated graphic of a spaceshipFrom day one, it’s been concerning the college students and their success. So, it’s becoming that we mark Networking Academy’s 25th anniversary by releasing a brand new, galactic-theme awards program that celebrates the numerous strides made by our alums. The new awards will honor 5 people for his or her braveness and dedication to exploring new frontiers to meet their hopes for a know-how profession. Nominations open June 29 and shut July 20, 2023, at 10pm PT. A various and distinguished jury of Cisco executives will choose a shortlist of candidates on August 2, 2023, then winners can be introduced on August 15, 2023.

Orbit of affect

Having an intensive photo voltaic system of companions in 190 international locations, Networking Academy has supplied the gravitational power and significant training and profession connections to assist college students succeed. And succeed they’ve by increasing their imaginations of what a profession appears to be like like, defining their destinies via arduous work and self-discipline and maximizing their potential within the digital universe. We applaud them—and are excited to acknowledge them with awards and prizes!

What’s going to winners obtain?

Winners will obtain a Crystal Star award and Star Trek-inspired prizes, together with a desk lamp and smartwatch band suitable with Apple Watch Collection 8. Plus, one winner can be awarded the Taking pictures Star prize. This fortunate winner will obtain a 3-day journey to New York Metropolis with a backstage VIP cross on the World Residents Pageant in Central Park on September 22-23, 2023. The competition, meant to encourage motion to finish poverty, affords an unimaginable artist lineup and a terrific alternative for our chosen alum to mingle backstage with Cisco executives.

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On a particular mission to seek out alumni

If you’re a former alum, please take part by reviewing award classes beneath and nominating your self right here. If you’re a present or former Networking Academy teacher, please assist us get the phrase out by downloading these flyers:

Additionally, comply with us on Networking Academy social channels so this chance isn’t missed.

Award Classes

An illustrated graphic of a satellite dish above earth with text that says "Networking Academy Alumni Awards"Changemaker Award
Acknowledges a person who appears to be like previous the apparent to find what’s potential. Somebody who’s grounded with recent ideas and concepts and delivers thrilling technology-enabled adjustments to the established order. A visionary who asks: What’s new? What’s subsequent? What’s higher?

Rise Above Award
Honors a person who believes “going the gap” isn’t an possibility however a mantra. They’ve proven wonderful perseverance to get from right here (personally) to there (professionally). Assembly challenges head-on, overcoming hardship and adversity, and rising as an inspirational particular person.

Future Chief Award
Acknowledges an early-career technologist launching their profession whereas making a splash within the digital cosmos. They’re changing into a major contributor to their group and group, and demonstrating management past their expertise—making them an unimaginable position mannequin.

Innovation Architect Award
Celebrates a future-oriented technologist who creates the situations for profitable innovation. Below their orbit of management, preparation, experimentation, and agility comes the area for true collaboration and creativity. They deal with enterprise, environmental, and social points head-on.

Influencer Award
Honors a person who endorses and champions the advantages of Networking Academy on social media. Tech-smart and an professional at digital content material creation, this particular person is aware of methods to use their supernova powers to interact an viewers. They’re relatable, reliable, and efficient ability and profession development advocates.

Preview award standards now—and keep in mind to appoint your self from June 29 – July 20, 2023.