Sophomore adds to skill set thanks to IT co-op job
Lao Chang entered his cooperative education job with Lakeland's IT Department with limited relevant skills, but wrapped up his experience with a wealth of knowledge.
The sophomore who is double majoring in computer science and math was part of the IT student staff and tasked with a variety of roles, including responding to calls to the IT help desk, troubleshooting computer issues and learning more about Lakeland's network.
Along with the hands-on knowledge, Chang improved his soft skills. He said being willing to learn, communicating well and being self-motivated were all key to a solid experience.
Chang also had an opportunity to connect with Lakeland graduate Devin Equitz, an IT support specialist at Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies, to learn more about his career path and gain some sound advice.