Q: What attracted you to pursue a degree in Computer Information Systems?
A: The attraction was my desire to learn about computers and how they can improve almost any aspect of business. The ever-growing job market within this field also intrigued me. The field is rapidly growing and shows no signs of stopping in the near future.
Q: What have been your most beneficial experiences in your program?
A: I have learned in many of my courses how CIS applies to all aspects of business. I am greatly looking forward to the upper level courses to learn more specifics about CIS.
Q: What do you hope to do when you graduate?
A: After graduation I hope to work for a government agency in computer security. I would like to work as an information systems security engineer. This appeals to me because I would like to build key cyber infrastructure to limit the chance the United States falls under a cyber attack.
Q: What distinguishes your Appalachian experience?
A: The relationship with my professors. All the professors in the CIS department have real world experience that they apply to their teachings. I have gotten to know many of them by attending office hours to better understand the material. This has allowed me to create lasting relationships with my professors and to learn that they are always available to help.