Daniel Hooper: Carroll Student Lands Job While Pursuing Cybersecurity Degree
Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Hooper, currently enrolled at Carroll as a Cybersecurity major, is already working in his field of study. Carroll helped him to establish the contacts necessary to get a job with government contractor Koniag Technology Solutions. The College’s navigator, Marlene Titus, assists students to make connections with employers looking for interns and who are seeking to hire.
Hooper, meanwhile, continues to attend classes in the evenings to complete his degree. He credits Carroll faculty with going out of their way to make sure the class material is understood, adding that the refresher courses are especially effective.
“The amount of hands-on experience with equipment is very helpful,” Hooper said. “The equipment is real-world hardware, not just simulation. The lab is wonderful.”
Hooper plans to transfer to UMUC or Towson after completing his studies at Carroll.
The amount of hands-on experience with equipment is very helpful,” Hooper said. “The equipment is real-world hardware, not just simulation. The lab is wonderful.
“At Carroll,” said Hooper, “I have received good grades, learned to become competent in the field, and will have my work validated with a credential.”