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Penn State's Center for Security Research and Education
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Kassidy Warren

Liberal Arts Major(s): Criminology
Hometown: Monmouth County, New Jersey
Experience Time: Summer 2020

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

The National Security and Intelligence Summer Program is affiliated with the Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence Program, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and co-hosted by Penn State’s Center for Security Research and Education and the Applied Research Laboratory. Students in the program have the ability to hone in on research and education that centers around becoming a national security professional and a well-rounded intelligence risk analyst.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience allowed me to put all of the skills I learned in the classroom to use. It was an amazing opportunity that challenged me and educated me as a person.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This experience was the perfect stepping stone for my career because it allowed me to hone the skills I had learned in the classroom and apply them to my field. 

This experience was the perfect stepping stone for my career because it allowed me to hone the skills I had learned in the classroom and apply them to my field. During my internship, I was able to read more books that pertained to certain security topics and I perfected my ability to analyze.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The College of the Liberal Arts has really helped me gain not only this experience, but also my extracurriculars at school. My advisor is always extremely willing to help me and the staff is nothing but supportive and compassionate.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.
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