Meet our T&I Fellows

We are excited to welcome three fellows to our staff this year. Find out a little more about them and how their experience is going so far!

Chloe Poroslay, Cybersecurity Fellow

Chloe Poroslay, Davidson College Class of 2020, majored in environmental studies and minored in digital studies. Chloe first joined the T&I team as a network technician and is now the cybersecurity fellow. She works with the information security team to protect our campus network from digital threats. Her current projects include system monitoring, vulnerability scanning, and security protocol implementation.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

Working with the infrastructure and information security teams has provided me a great opportunity to learn by doing with my mentors and coworkers. This year, I am looking forward to taking on more responsibility within my team and continuing to support our enterprise security needs!

What advice would you give students who are considering applying for a fellow position?

Prior to joining Davidson College Technology and Innovation, I was a wild land firefighter. My takeaway? You don’t have to have a strong background in technology to start learning with the team. All you need is a willingness to learn, work hard, and get hands-on with new projects.

Blake Skelton, Digital Transformation Fellow

Blake Skelton, Davidson College Class of 2020, majored in computer science and music. Blake previously worked for T&I and is currently the Digital Transformation Fellow working with a small, flexible team that’s up for any task. Although she only joined the team a few months ago, Blake has already worked on many projects, including the self-serve lost and found project and, her personal favorite, the Info Desk project, a virtual service that provides answers about the Davidson experience.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

I intend to stay in the tech industry for at least the next five years as this will be a crucial stepping stone in my career. The transition from student to staff member has been interesting and I’m looking forward to being more flexible when it comes to tasks and being able to orient myself and develop my social skills in a professional setting.

What advice would you give to other students who are considering applying for a fellow position?

I would encourage others to research the position thoroughly and be willing to embrace new challenges. Although my computer science background has been helpful for this job, the position itself is not about computer science so don’t let that prevent you from applying for fellow positions in the future.

Madison Hardaway, User Success Fellow

Madison Hardaway, Davidson College Class of 2019, majored in Theatre. As an undergrad, Madison worked for Tech Services in the Duke Family Performance Hall. Today, as a User Success Fellow, Madison is developing creative solutions to common technology issues by integrating problem solving and customer service skills. Madison jumped right in taking lead on the T&I PawPrint replacement project researching, testing, troubleshooting and creating knowledge articles to help support our users through this change.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

I hope to gain valuable experience and skills to launch me into the next step in my career. As I continue to evolve in this role I look forward to making connections within the team and the greater Davidson community.

What advice would you give to other students who are considering applying for a fellow position?

Find new ways to advocate for yourself and remain persistent. Research the position and be prepared to explain with talking points why you're a good fit for the job. Keep your chin up because the right thing will come along.

Published

  • October 16, 2020

Category

  • Technology & Innovation