Internship, Co-op or Research Site: McCormick
Position Title: IT Global Security Intern
Work Term:Summer 2017
Tell us about your internship, co-op, or research opportunity, including your day-to-day responsibilities.
Getting an exposure to IT security as part of McCormick’s IT Global Security team gave me an insight of challenges companies face with time, language, rule and regulations as part of global business specially in IT security. I had an opportunity to work on multiple projects and minor tasks related to IT security such SAP systems security map and minimizing social engineering threats by implementing MFA. I was actively involved and participated in multiple meetings regards to company's computer security globally. Allowing our team to better understand where we need improvement in our security structure.
Describe the process of obtaining your position. When did you hear of the position and submit your application?
I applied through UMBCworks to multiple companies and was given an opportunity from few companies but I decided to choose McCormick. My resume was approved and up to date through career center. As far as my process of obtaining this position, I submitted my resume to company’s website. Later on, I was given an opportunity for the first, second , and third interview before I could secure this position as an IT Global Security intern.
What have you enjoyed the most about your position or organization?
It was a very clean and professional work environment. I had an opportunity to explore every aspect of business outside of IT Security including Manufacturing plants, finance, and innovation center.
How do you believe you have made an impact through your work?
I was very involved in my department in various activities to add additional help to the team. I worked with my management team to establish a Project Request Form which will be official way for a company to request any resources from IT Security Department. Also, I worked with security operations team to create a security map that links different SAP Systems in order to better understand and analyze each system regards to security issues.
What advice would you give to another student who is seeking an internship or similar experience?
Make the best out of your intern experience through listening, networking, and exploring company's tradition and culture.
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