I was recently hired by Microsoft Corporation as a System Engineer down here in Ft. Lauderdale. Been going through a 3 month training program. They will also be putting us through a boot camp style training to get all the new Certifications. It’s going to be a bumpy ride but I'm really enjoying it. Just wanted to share that with you, so tell potential students that DSC credits looks good on a resume. :)
Thank you for all your assistance.
Computer Information Administrator
I graduated last year from your program with a wide array of degrees and certificates.
Early last month, Packt Publishing contacted me and asked me to write a book for them in areas of my expertise. The contract should be here by the end of the week, and I have already finished the first chapter. Even though I am currently taking 15 semester hours and running a business I expect the book to be finished by the end of the year -- five full months ahead of schedule. It will be up to the reviewers and editors at that point.
I thought you might want to pass on to the department on what one of the Alumni are doing.
Thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to attend classes and to integrate the program materials into my tool set.
W. Shawn Wilkerson
I began my student adventure in the fall of 2007. Along the way I have received help from the Computer Science department at Daytona State in more ways than I could have expected. The S-STEMS scholarship program was a huge financial helping hand. The Computer Science department; including Dr. Paul, Bridgette Cherry, Michelle Balfour, and Cheryl Miller; have been instrumental in my student success. I received my internship at the City of Daytona Beach with John Clary; this placement was possible due to the assistance of student-work coordinator, Cheryl Miller. After completing the internship I was able to find work at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach. Again I was notified by and placed with the help of the Computer Science department staff. I am now set to start my first permanent position with a local company called Raydon. I will be setting up and training with military simulators. It is a job that I never thought possible. This reality is coming to fruition with the assistance and backing of the Daytona State Computer Science department and their great staff.
Glen Huckins – Network Administrator
It has been a great honor and learning experience to be part of a high-tech company that will help me succeed in Simulation Robotic Technology. I could not think of a better place to be during my internship. It has been so fulfilling to apply myself at Raydon Corporation and honestly, I don’t want to leave. I finally got to use my degree in a real world experience. My job was to test electronic components and training simulators. I plan to continue working for Raydon and finish my degree while applying myself inside class and at work.
Thank You for helping to make my internship a rewarding experience
Alex Marshall – Current Daytona State College Student - Now working for Teledyne ODI
I just wanted to take the time to thank you all for the wonderful job you did in preparing me for my career. I am unsure how many of you remember me, but my name is Chris Radivonyk. I graduated back in May 2007 from the Networking Services Technology program with my A.S. and received the faculty award for outstanding achievement that year. During my time at Daytona State (DBCC at the time) I took a co-op with the City of Port Orange. This was a paid internship opportunity. Whether it was perseverance or just plain luck, a PC Tech job was available when I graduated. I moved right into that position and continued at that position for the next 2 years. More recently, the network administrator for the City resigned. I saw this as a golden opportunity for me so I went for it and applied. I am happy to say that I am now the network administrator for the City of Port Orange. I think more often than not, students graduate and move on with their lives without thinking of or acknowledging how they got where they are. Again, I just wanted to express my sincerest gratitude to you all for the time and effort you put into your teaching.
Chris Radivonyk, Daytona State College Graduate
Network Administrator, City of Port Orange - Former student who secured a job after completing co-op at the
City of Port Orange IT Department
Raquel Schnoor, Computer Science graduate who interned with the State Attorney’s Office in 2009 and is now employed there full-time, and has been promoted to the position of Systems Analyst/Project Leader.
Duncan Nisbett – Computer Programming Grad has just been hired by Lockheed Martin as a Software Engineer started - 8/9/2010
I would like to thank Cheryl Miller (CO-OP coordinator) and Bill Boon for setting up my summer internship here at the FDOT, without them I would have never been able to meet such a wonderful group of individuals, and I would have never been able to learn so much. I would like to extend that thanks to Bill for allowing me to stay here for the last month and a half when my time was actually up at the end of June. I would like to thank the OIS team as a whole for welcoming me with open arms and teaching me all that you have. You have all made my time here great and I couldn’t have asked for anything else. Before I accepted the position here, I had passed on a different CO-OP position that was offered to me, and now I am glad that I did. I wish the best for all of you with your endeavors and your time here. I will be keeping in touch with Bill, and will be keeping my ear to the ground, and on Peoples First as to when a position might open here so that I possibly can become a part of your excellent team.
Thank you all for all of the wisdom and greatness.
Computer Support Specialist
A+ Certified Professional
Michele Balfour, thanks again to you and Mrs. Cheryl Miller for the great work on getting me the Internship with Volusia County Information Technology Department. I am very pleased with the opportunity it has provided me in order to get some hands-on experience and also able to fulfill the requirements for the AS degree. I will coordinate with Mr. Mike Pugh to ensure that future opportunities remain available for other students.
Once again, thanks for the support.
Network Administration Intern
My time through the ATC and BAS program has provided me with a great understanding that there are talented students looking for opportunities to grow in this sluggish economy, I am hoping for your assistance in locating such talent. Should there be opportunities for me to assist the students academic pursuits, I am happy to assist and if there are any ways the College can assist my growing business, I do appreciate the input of ideas.
CEO / Owner
TeamLogic IT of Flagler, FL