Fort Wayne, Ind. -- The Indiana Tech Career Planning and Development Center celebrated student interns and their employers at an Internship Recognition Breakfast on April 28.
Jeanette Dillon, chief external officer of the Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, was the keynote speaker and discussed how her internship led to her first full-time job. She also strongly encouraged students to consider living in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana after graduating from college, citing the wonderful opportunities available in the area.
Pam Norman, executive director of Indiana INTERN.net, attended the event and announced the winners of the Employer of the Year and Intern of the Year awards.
Allen County Government was named Employer of the Year. Allen County Government has mentored a number of Indiana Tech interns and has participated in Mock Interview Day and other career center events.
Ten students were nominated for Intern of the Year, and the award went to Jessica Rambo. Rambo is a senior majoring in computer security and investigation and served an internship with Lima (Ohio) Police Department.
Rambo’s supervisor, Kevin DeLong said, “Jessica has a fantastic outlook and natural curiosity to learn, which is expressed in her daily activities. She has been by far one of the best interns that the digital forensics lab has seen.”
“She is always willing to learn and take the time to research areas of the field that she is not familiar with,” DeLong explained. “Her persistence prevails with problem solving when faced with roadblocks. Jessica is an extremely fast learner and did exceed my expectations of this position.”
Rambo received a plaque and a $500 gift card for professional clothing.
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