Cameron Pagan (standing, second from right), a Mathematics and IT major at the Mount, was part of the inaugural Student Competition Using Differential Equation Modeling (SCUDEM), held at the Mount in 2017.
When Cameron Pagan, now a junior at the college, initially thought about college, there was no doubt he wanted to be an Information Technology major.
When he found out that the Information Technology program at the Mount was part of the Division of Mathematics and Information Technology, he decided to major in both Math and IT, so he would have more options.
“Right away, I saw the benefit of having both,” Cameron explains. While majoring in two subjects will not only make him a more marketable job candidate in the future, having a background in both subject areas is also useful for his current college classes, as the two subjects are very interconnected. Continue Reading
Mount senior Mark Maino works on his gaming app, Fish Fights.
Recently, Mount Information Technology senior Mark Maino created his own app, Fish Fights, available in the Apple App Store, after discovering a passion for programming during a Mount course. We asked Mark to tell us a little bit about the experience and what made him want to create an app. Continue Reading
Hi, I’m Sean Jennings, president of Byte Knights on campus. The IT program used to be one of the only majors without the associated club. We were able to change that when we formed the Byte Knights IT Club in the fall of 2015. Since becoming a recognized club, we’ve been able to utilize our new resources to expand on the theory we learn in the classroom and see the IT world in a different perspective through trips, tours, guest speakers, and volunteer efforts.
Real-world applications – Aaron Ricci, a junior information technology student, found his part-time job with the MSMC IT Support Center through the Career Center. He began working at the Support Center in 2013 as a sophomore.
Aaron Ricci, a junior Information Technology major, works as an IT Support Center Analyst at the MSMC IT Support Center. He recently talked to Knight Life about his favorite aspects of being an IT major.
Knight Life: What is your major?
Aaron: I am an information technology major with a concentration in networking and a minor in religious studies. Continue Reading
Kimberly Sheamon (right) with Allan Ross of AJ Ross Creative Media
In a field like information technology, new developments occur daily. Because of this, it is critical not only to have the foundation set forth in the classroom, but also the hands-on experience that allows you to become more adaptable to these changes. The experience I gained interning as a web programmer at A.J. Ross Creative Media in Chester, NY was invaluable to me. From day one, I was treated as a member of the team and collaborated with the staff on real-world problems. Within a few weeks, I was independently programming websites for clients.