Meet a Security Intern

Meet a Security Intern

Alma Mater: Rochester Institute of Technology

Major: Computing Security

Hometown: Zanesville, OH

What made you decide to join our team as an intern?

I was looking for an internship that would challenge me, push me beyond what I learned in the classroom, and help me grow in my security capabilities and professionalism. The college classroom can only do so much for teaching you to question why something is done a certain way or challenging you to think outside the box. My past internships fell short of my expectations to provide me with this environment and I knew that there was more out there that I wanted to learn about and experience in an operational environment. I was not disappointed, and the exposure I received to different technologies and best practices in my ten week internship exceeded my expectations.

What have you enjoyed most about your internship experience?

Throughout the entirety of my internship, I was seen as part of the team. I was made responsible for projects, held accountable for their progress, and had the freedom to solve problems in the way I saw best fit. I felt like my ideas were respected and appreciated during my internship, and that everyone saw me not just as an intern, but as a valuable resource to the team's success. Being a rising senior in college and having this responsibility, respect, and value given to you by technology professionals is such an empowering feeling that fosters an amazing amount of personal and professional self-growth.

In your opinion, what is the best perk we offer?

I really enjoy the daily catered food at the office. It is a great convenience and helps me to stay focused on my work throughout the day. I am also able to maximize my time at home because I don’t have to worry about planning meals. This really supports the work/life balance that SIG takes pride in, providing an environment where you can focus on work at the office and on your life when at home.