His Internship Led to Job and Promotion

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David Seda
Class of 2014 
A.A.S. Degree
Information Technology/Web Technology Option

 

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Internships @ PCCC

Web Tech Finds Immediate Employment and a Rapid Promotion 
Posted 12-2-14

   
“I had a wonderful experience with my internship,” says David Seda, a 2014 graduate who earned his Associate in Applied Science Degree in Information Technology with a Web Technology option.

 
“Coming out of the internship, I had the confidence that I would be able to follow the career path of my choosing and succeed.” 

 
That’s exactly what happened when, shortly after his graduation last May, David was hired full-time by Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc. the Hackensack-based non-profit organization where he had been an intern. 

 
“My internship lasted from February to May,” said David. “My main responsibility was to fix up GBCA’s new website, but I also had many other computer-related tasks.” 

 
Only three months after being hired, David received a promotion to the position of Information Technology Field and Data Specialist 

 
“It was completely unexpected,” he said. “I still work on the website, but my responsibilities have greatly increased in number to include all computer-related aspects for the organization.”

 
The Clifton resident said the most helpful aspect of his internship was being able to work on real life tasks in his chosen field without the pressure of losing a job if he failed to complete the tasks. 

 
“The internship program gives students the opportunity to experience what it will be like working in the career choice they made,” said David.  “Even if someone discovers that they really don’t want to do what they originally chose, at least they are still in school and can alter their plan.”

 
Though he plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the future, David is focused for now on his career and on obtaining additional certifications in technology, but he is appreciative of the education and support he received at PCCC, particularly from Professor Eric Cameron, coordinator of the technology internship program.  

 
“Having had Professor Cameron as an instructor for three classes and the internship program, I can say with authority that he cares deeply for the students of PCCC and will do anything in his power to see them succeed.”

 
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