Megan completed four internships. She's performed groundbreaking research and had her work published. Megan participated in two service trips and was a student speaker, peer advisor, student ambassador and tutor. She was also voted Student of the Year for Computer & Digital Forensics for two consecutive years. She was offered a full-time, high-paying job before her graduation date.
For Megan, success began on Day 1 at Champlain College and won't stop after her graduation.
Megan, Computer & Digital Forensics majorDresden, MEDIVISON OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCES
Megh '14, Computer & Digital Forensics majorPhiladelphia, PADIVISION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCES
It was a good sign to Megh that Champlain Digital Forensics professor Jonathan Rajewski fielded multiple phone calls from him with questions about the program—before Megh even applied. And that a transfer admissions staff member helped him find a job on campus—before he started. That made Megh's choice seem all the more solid when he transferred to Champlain from a community college in his hometown of Philadelphia.
He was already convinced about Champlain on one front. "It has the nation's best Computer & Digital Forensics program with the best professionals in the field teaching us," he says. "The small classroom size allows a better faculty-student interaction. And it's great to study with professionals who use the tools and software in real life."
In addition to attentive faculty and staff, the Summer Bridge Program helped Megh's transition to Champlain. "It was the best way to transition into Champlain. It gives a taste of what it's like," he says.
Studying abroad made me feel more independent, and I learned a lot about myself as a person. I was able to visit new countries, see places that I learned about my entire life, meet new people and make new friends. But I also gained a lot of great experience that will help me in my field.
In Digital Forensics, you have to be able to communicate effectively with your client, and sometimes they can be from a different country. Most Digital Forensics employers look for people who can communicate well and effectively. Studying abroad definitely helped my communication skills immensely, and it shows employers that I'm independent, open to new situations, and can adapt to my surroundings.
The experience also made me realize how much I love traveling. This made me consider being a Digital Forensic Consultant. Digital Forensic Consultants have to travel to client sites all over the country, and sometimes to other countries. Maybe one day, I can even work as a consultant abroad.
After graduation, Christine was hired as a digital forensic associate at Stroz Friedberg, LLC in New York.
Christine, Computer & Digital Forensics '13Braintree, MADIVISION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCES