On November 16, nine Mount students traveled to Ft. Meade, MD to attend the National Security Agency (NSA) event "Women in Intelligence: Making a Difference." The event was held to heighten awareness about professional opportunities for women in the NSA. Students Anna McGrath, C'17, Natalia Hinton, C'17, Kayla Pahl, C'19, Jordan Carpenter, C'19, Taylor Carhart, C'19, Tori Owens, C'18, Cheyenne Norwood, C'20, and Danielle Beauchamp, C'18, had the opportunity to hear women discuss their work in various fields including Intelligence Analysis; Signal Analysis; Security and Counterintelligence; Computer Science; Cybersecurity; Computer/Electrical Engineering; Finance & Accounting and Data Science.
The event also detailed the agency's internships, scholarships, employment, benefits, and co-op opportunities. Our Mount students were encouraged to provide resumes directly to NSA's Human Resources office and begin applying for positions and internships. Professor Joseph Vince, who traveled with the Mount students, was pleased to hear that the Mount was well known because of the excellent alumni currently employed at the agency. As a leader in the fields of technology, mathematics, and research, the NSA provides many professional opportunities in every area of study making the event a wonderful experience for Mount students.