Department of Veterans Affairs: Web Security Team
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Angela Nylander

Liberal Arts Major: Criminology
Other Major: Security Risk Analysis
Hometown: Boston, Pennsylvania
Experience Time: Spring 2022

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

Working with the Department of Veterans Affairs was an incredible experience that allowed me to apply my majors to a real world job. I got to work alongside people with incredible knowledge in the field which helped me grow professionally.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience impacted me academically by helping apply what I learned in my classes at Penn State to a real life job. I now understand why I am learning the things I am learning in my classes. I think this internship experience will also help me with the classes I take in the future.

"Working with the Department of Veterans Affairs was an incredible experience that allowed me to apply my majors to a real world job. I got to work alongside people with incredible knowledge in the field which helped me grow professionally."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This experience will impact my career goals because I was able to confirm that this is the field I want to pursue professionally. Having this experience on my resume will also give me an advantage when it comes time to apply to other programs in the future. I was able to develop more skills and experiences throughout this program which will make me a more competitive candidate.

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 helped me succeed in this experience by helping me through the process of applying for enrichment funds. The internship was unpaid and being able to secure enrichment funds helped me afford the experience which in turn will help me further my career.

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