In the Fall Semester of 2016, I approached Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani about involvement with an organization. He recommended the AITP organization which at that point yet to be a recognized organization on campus. Since then I have been a treasurer and now president. During my time with the organization, it has helped me hone my leadership skills and being the face of an organization on campus. When I was only treasurer I took on responsibilities that were not mine and got them done. Due to my perseverance, Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani asked me to take over as President starting the following semester. My current role has helped me become a great leader. I have learned how to relieve officers of their duties when I found them not performing. This role has also helped me develop more project management responsibilities over a team to help an organization run smoothly. Overall, CompTIA AITP has helped me gain leadership skills I still needed to own to and by assisting me networking out into the real world.
UMSL AITP has helped me in the technology field. My connections have grown, and I have made good friends in the process. By going to the monthly meetings, AITP has given me new knowledge and new insight that will benefit me in the process. Because of AITP, my senior year at UMSL has been the greatest! I look forward to being President in the upcoming 2018 fall semester.
I have been an AITP UMSL student chapter member, since it started at the university, aprox 2 years now. AITP offered many lectures that expanded our technical horizons. Members are very friendly and helpful. This has been a great ride so far!
I know the struggles of not being able to make it to an Organizations meeting when they happen. That is the reason why I did not join any club until Spring Semester 2017. The reason that I joined the organization is because of the people. I would be up in the IS Lab before going to class and then once a month I saw these professionals come in and wanted to know more. I got to talking to them and that was what reeled me in. I have been, since the Fall Semester of 2017, the treasurer for CompTIA AITP UMSL Student Chapter. I have grown leaps and bounds above what I was before. It is great to know that an organization that I am helping with is out there to help any student in Technology to network with the Professionals in the field that they are eager to go into. It has also helped me with being able to communicate with professionals in a relaxed setting. I think that this is important so that when I do get the job that I want that I won’t have issues with communicating with my team.
I have been involved with the UMSL AITP since January 2017 and became an official member in September 2017. By January 2018 I became the Media Director and create, update and maintain all our social media as well as email accounts. During my time which I was involved with AITP, I have created many professional corporate contacts. With these contacts I have successfully crafted my resume and formed a clear path to my future career in Cyber Security.