Focus Area: Information Technology, Network, Security, Forensics
Master of Science in Technology, 2015
Principal Engineer, United Airlines
How has your Master of Science in Technology helped you?
Both my BS and MS degrees have helped me with confidence in my knowledge around Information Technology. The MS degree exposed me to areas of the field I normally do not have the chance to gain hands on experience, but work side by side with those teams. The exposure to the other fields of IT personally helps me understand how to solution a problem from end to end.
I am currently a Solution Engineer. My primary role is to advise on how to solve problems or how to meet the requests of the business as it relates to using IT as the solution. My role is to look at a project and requirements from a holistic standpoint and ensure all gaps, issues, and risks are identified and remediation plans fit the needs of both IT standards and the business requirements. I also review products with requirements and advise on if the tools or proposed solutions are realistic with the technology available today.
Advice for Present and Future Students
Learn as much as you can not only within the your area of concentration but also other related areas, as that information may be just as important or more important to understand how to best solve problems for customers.