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The Lookout | December 19, 2018

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ITSA prepares students for tech careers

ITSA prepares students for tech careers

Jaimie Bozack
A&E Editor 

The Information Technology Student Alliance (ITSA) will provide a unique opportunity for students interested in gaining knowledge of technology during fall semester.

The ITSA is a student-led group. It is designed to prepare students for career goals through networking, exposure and empowering opportunities. The group’s adviser is Sarah Linz.

LCC student DeVera Henderson, who is president of internal affairs for ITSA, said the group began in 2013 and is seeking new members.

“Anyone is welcome to join regardless of majors,” Henderson said. “We have events that any major can benefit from, particularly our workshops and networking events.”

According to Henderson, the goal of ITSA is to help students navigate respective careers while having the confidence to effectively lead themselves.

“Students in our organization learn two major things: hard skills and soft skills,” Henderson said. “We have presentations and workshops with industry professionals to help develop those skills.

“We encourage students to participate with ITSA because we cater to your college experience. We want you to have the best experience possible while at LCC and continue to be a resource for you long after you have obtained your goals.”

Henderson said ITSA is a great group for students.

“One way our club stands out is by being the only one on campus that provides an information-technology related twist to professional development,” Henderson said. “We also provide many fun activities.”

Activities include bowling, laser tag and dinner socials.

Henderson said she loves being involved with ITSA and looks forward to the new school year.

“If I had to choose one single aspect, it is having the chance to cross paths with so many talented, compassionate and giving people that want your success more than you do,” Henderson said.

“I have had the opportunity to learn insights from some of the best, inspire youth from all walks of life and (have) made friends that I will have for the rest of my life.”

For students interested in being a part of the ITSA email lcc-itsa@mail.lcc.edu or contact Adviser Sarah Linz at 483-1314.

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