Student Opportunities

Cybersecurity and Network Management at Murray State goes far beyond the classroom. From extracurricular organizations to national conferences, CNM students have the opportunity to explore the field in a number of ways.  The CNM program partners with the Center for Computer and Information Technology manages to organize several resources used to provide students with exposure to the industry, relevant experience, and job opportunities after graduation. 

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Academic Alliance Programs

Murray State is an academic partner with the following companies, which provide training, certification, and hands-on experience for students to give them an edge in the security marketplace.

  Cisco Logo    Juniper Logo    NetApp Logo 
  Adtran Logo    RedHat Logo   


Formerly known as ATSM, the Association of Cybersecurity and Network Management (ACNM) is a student group dedicated to creating activities for CNM students. ACNM members attend monthly meetings with guest speakers, participate in trips to companies in the telecom field, help with Homecoming activities and events sponsored by telecom companies, and attend educational conferences.

In 2008, ACNM became the first International Telecommunications and Research Association student chapter, a move that helped gain national recognition for the CNM program.

Click here for the Official ACNM Page


Murray State's Esports program provides students with the chance to compete at a collegiate level in a variety of games.  We have a dedicated Esports room for teams to practice and participate in tournaments.  To learn more, click here to visit the Esports page

Vendor Partnerships 

Murray State works closely with the following vendors who provide regular internship and job opportunities for our students.  In addition, these companies provide equipment, guest lecturers and other resources for the students of TSM.

  Adtran Logo     Agconnections Logo     CAT FInancial Logo  
  CFSB Logo     CSI Logo     Kalleo Logo  
  Nucor Steel Logo     Systems Solutions Logo     Verizon Logo  
  WK&T Logo      


During the spring semester, students have the chance to participate in the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) National Student Case Study Competition. With the creation of academic forums, academic conferences, business internship programs and student chapters, ITERA creates a place for students, university faculty, and industry to gather and share information about the telecommunications field.  Visit this page for more information

Patterns of Distinction

Each spring, students can get involved with Patterns of Distinction (POD). POD is a forum created for students, faculty, industry and government to gather and learn about security. The day is filled with presentations from select professionals, a keynote speaker, breakout sessions and networking with vendors from a variety of companies. POD gives students the opportunity to meet successful people in the telecom industry and hear their experiences in the field and network with them.   Visit the POD Page for more information

K-12 Outreach

The Center for Computer and Information Technology organizes events for outreach to local and regional high school students including:

Cyber Experience
Cyber Defense Competition
Engineering Day
Tech Mania

For information on current events, visit the Center for Computer and Information Technology.