Name: Connie Chou
What is your major?
Computer Science B.S.
What university do you currently attend?
Attended UCSD, transferring to UCLA this Fall
What year in school are you?
Going into my 3rd Year
What are your favorite hobbies/interests?
Walking my dog, spending time with my family and friends, badminton, keeping up with the Summer Olympics, watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor Pad TV series (guilty pleasure!), meeting new people
What position do you hold at Motorola?
Software Engineering Intern
Describe your position in 2-3 statements?
I am an intern in Motorola Mobility’s PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Center Security Lab. I am currently helping out with an intranet web application, but due to confidentiality agreements, I am not allowed to discuss the actual project.
What have you gotten out of your internship thus far?
Since this is my first internship, I have been able to get a glimpse of what working in industry might be like after I graduate from school. In addition, I have been able to apply the technical skills that I have gained from my college courses, while learning so much more (new languages and web development). Working in the security lab is also a neat opportunity because I get to learn all about the basics of cryptography and security technology.
Why do you love being a Motorolan?
To be honest, I could not have asked for a better first internship experience. Even though I am just a summer intern, everyone in the lab has been so welcoming and friendly. It’s awesome to see how the employees are passionate about their work, while maintaining a “work hard, play hard” attitude. One of the favorite lunch time activities of the lab is Ultimate Frisbee!
What is a professional goal you hope to achieve in the next 5 years?
I’m not really sure yet, but I would definitely like to graduate from college first!
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