On Tuesday, January 21 two Hilbert College students took part in the ninth annual Western New York IT Shadowing Program sponsored by infoTech Niagara. Molly Erickson spent the day shadowing IT professionals at Delaware North Companies while Matthew Jacobs spent the day at the Catholic Health System. This program allows students to connect classwork to the real world, learn expectations of professionals in the business, see responsibilities and day-to-day tasks first-hand, network, verify if IT is the career for them, and provides an opportunity to impress a potential employer.
“My shadowing experience went really well! The company provided us with an overview of each of the departments within the IT fields at Delaware North and also had a member from each team explain what their job consisted of on a daily basis. Of course, my favorite and most interesting was digital security. The experience was wonderful and I thank you for providing me with this great opportunity.” – Molly Erickson