The International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) selected University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff students Bradford House and Ashley Morgan for a conference.


The two attended the IOBSE Annual Spring Conference recently at Plano, Texas, at the corporate office of the host, JCPenney.


House is a freshman majoring in computer science from Pine Bluff. Morgan is a sophomore majoring in computer science from Loganville, Georgia.


These students were chosen by IOBSE representatives based on a grade point average of 3.0 or above, interviewing skills and a strong interest in the security field. IOBSE sponsors students by funding their travel, hotel and meals, according to a news release.


The four-day event provided opportunities for students from historically black colleges and universities to participate in career development workshops, network with top level executives in the field, and interview for internship and permanent careers.


IOBSE is a non-profit organization that initially provided a culture of education, mentorship and international networking among minority security professionals. In 2007, the organization broadened the vision to include training and mentorship for college students interested in the security industry.


Representatives work with the UAPB Office of Career Services to seek candidates for the event.


“Students who are registered with Career Services are exposed to opportunities such as this to improve their leadership, communication, interviewing and networking skills,” according to the release.


Officials at the Career Services office encourage all UAPB students to register with them. Details: www.uapb.edu/cs or go to the office at Caldwell Hall, Suite 202, at UAPB.