Cedarville University graduate Stephen Heuzey accredits his success to the internship and professional development opportunities he had as a student. Photo courtesy of Stephen Heuzey.
by Laura Hinckley, Public Relations Writer
September 13, 2013
The information technology management major at Cedarville University prepared 2013 graduate Stephen Heuzey for two student internships and his new career as a technical analyst.
One of the internships Heuzey obtained as a student was at WebMD. Heuzey worked as a data miner and analyzed data from a variety of website applications, including WebMD’s symptom checker and advertisement usage. Those statistics were then used to target advertising audiences based on age and gender.
Heuzey also spent a summer interning at Standard and Poor’s, a major leader in financial-market intelligence, where he worked with databases to track metadata.
Following graduation, Heuzey accepted a full-time technical analyst position in New York City where his responsibilities include implementing trading platforms for on-site clients, product customizations and acting as a liaison client technical support and development teams.
Heuzey credits his successful internships to the faculty and course work of the information technology program.
He also said the required professional development opportunities within the school of business administration played a role in preparing him for internships and job interviews. “If you know what you can bring to the table for employers and are confident in your skills, companies will be much more willing to hire you,” he said.
Heuzey said his internships were crucial to his success after college. “The practical experience I got prepared me for work after graduation and confirmed that I was on the right career path.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Inspiring greatness for over 125 years, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.