Featured STL Systems & Security Admin Student for April 2018
After over nine years working with the government in the criminal justice field, including working as a Probation Officer and a Private Investigator, I decided to make a career change into something that I’m really passionate about. I’ve found that I really enjoy working with technology, from building computers to troubleshooting. After a few years of casually doing just that on my own time, I was excited to find a program that could help me turn my hobby into a full-time job.
Q: Why did you decide to come to Centriq?
A: I began hearing radio ads for Centriq’s 4 month program around the time I was considering a career change. After touring the facility, I was really impressed with how enthusiastic they were about helping people get into the IT field. I didn’t feel like just another number in the system. The employees and the instructors work with everyone to tailor the learning environment, making sure that you’re learning both what you need for your chosen path and what companies want.
Q: What class has been your favorite so far?
A: My favorite thing to learn about has been testing system implementation in virtual environments. I like trying to figure out what problems might occur before they actually do, so that I can fix potential issues before the system goes live.
Q: What do you hope to do after Centriq?
A: I would like to find a position in a System Administration role with an organization that I can learn and grow with. St. Louis has a lot of interesting opportunities and I am excited to see where my next step will take me.
Q: What other hobbies and interests do you have?
A: I like to wind down with general geekery. Everything from online gaming to sci-fi television to table-top games, I enjoy it all! I’m also obsessed with figuring out how things work. Building computers, figuring out the tumblers on a lock, anything I can get my hands on.