The Security Executive Council (SEC) and the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences at Mercyhurst University have announced the creation of an internship program and other networking opportunities.

Per the program, the SEC will connect corporate security leaders with Mercyhurst’s students and faculty, creating opportunities for data analysis and intelligence studies internships, capstone research and other projects jointly coordinated by the SEC and the university’s Center for Intelligence Research Analysis and Training (CIRAT).

“The SEC has provided so many internship and project opportunities that have allowed our students to gain real-world applied experience that we wouldn’t have otherwise been exposed to,” said Brian Fuller, director of operations for the Ridge College. The program aims to benefit both Mercyhurst students and security executives looking for new talent.