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Everywhere we go we are surrounded by incredible technologies that shape the way we go about our lives. Sensors automatically open doors for us, drones fly above us to capture footage from tiny high definition cameras, and the internet connects us to a seemingly-impossible volume of information at incredible speeds. We're truly a technological society and the rate at which the technologies we love and rely on are growing and changing is faster than ever.

At Cisco, we pride ourselves at being at the center of the world of technology and communication. We're excited to have the opportunity to connect with students and potentially bring new team members on board through this challenge. So tell us in the most beautiful, compelling, and interesting way possible, what inspires you?

Students that participate in this challenge may be contacted about potential internships and entry level roles at Cisco!


The goal of this challenge is for you to share a technology that inspires you and why it does so in a creative, vibrant, fun, and engaging way!

Part I: What do we want to know about your technology?

1. What is your chosen technology and how does it work?

2. What about this technology makes it so exciting to the world as a whole?

3. What about this technology inspires you specifically?

4. How does this technology fit in with Cisco?

Part II: How to show us your technology-

We want you to show us your selected technology in an exciting and interesting way! The most important thing is that the information shared on the technology is composed by you!

Any of the following formats is great:

- PowerPoint, SlideShare, Prezi, or other digital presentation format.

- Video (should include original content from you, don't just share a video you found about the technology!)

- Custom website (easy to do for free with Wix or SquareSpace

- Another fun, exciting or engaging presentation style of your choice

- Paragraphs or bullet points of plain text (Not encouraged, video or power point are best!)

Things to consider:

- Creativity is key! To impress the judges, make something creative and fun! We're excited to learn about technologies and why you love them, but how you present that info is equally important!

- What is technology? Just about anything! A technology can be a phone, an app, a coding language, a CAD software, a 3D printer, a sensor, a piece of equipment, a tool, a laser, a satellite, a discovery, a plant, or anything else that comes to mind!

- Jobs and internships! We're running this challenge with the goal of getting in touch with bright students that might want to work for Cisco one day, you don't have to want a job to participate though!

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Reward Tiers
Top 10%
will share $1,000
Next 15%
will share $400
Next 25%
will share $200
Actual individual rewards will be based on the total number of eligible solutions.
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