Meet iSchool alumnus Ben Early: Problem-Solver Extraordinaire

Meet Ben Early, former CCI HelpDesker and Problem-Solver extraordinaire.  Where did he get these problem-solving skills?  Why, Florida State, of course! Ben attended Florida State University where he earned an undergraduate degree in Information Technology.  His plan was simple: graduate with a Bachelors in IT and go into network engineering and security.  While earning his bachelors, Ben began working …

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A Rise in the Ranks: Meet iSchool alumnus: Casey McLaughlin

People should never underestimate the job they are in; it might just lead to better opportunities.  Case in point:  Casey McLaughlin. While working on his undergraduate IT degree, Casey took a class called “Information Studies Practicum” where all the students were required to work at the Help Desk part-time (for free!). “The Help Desk kicked …

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From Libraries to Fires: Meet iSchool alum: Mike Siriwardena

Libraries by day, and Fire Fighting by night; this is the life that Mike Siriwardena chooses to lead. Mike first started working in Florida State’s Strozier Library in the Collection Maintenance Unit while in his undergrad.  Not content with only performing the daily tasks and projects of his assigned department, Mike spent his free time …

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CCI Help Desk to Clinical Analyst: Alumnus Brent Grooms

When was the last time you saved lives using IT knowledge? That’s what Brent Grooms does every day with the Shepherd Center, a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. His path to greatness began at Florida State. While Brent was a student …

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