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Meet the Interns: Joe

Name: Joe Christian
Already landed a job: In October 2015, while finishing his degree, was hired by Paychex as a security assessment engineer — an internal white hat hacker.
Summer internship: Information security at Zappos in Las Vegas, Nevada
Unusual intern experience: Worked in a ballpit and in a jungle-themed room at the online shoe and clothing company's headquarters. Zappos has a distinctive workplace culture and has been recognized as one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For® 6 years in a row since 2009.
Graduation: December 2015
Major: Information technology
Interests: Writing music; DJing; Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for business majors
Distinctions: Already certified by CompTIA Security+; scheduled to take the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam; worked part-time in the IT department at the Rochester Friendly Home.

"Being able to try those real-world experiences and see if you enjoy them before you graduate is definitely a perk."

Interning at Zappos

    Nazareth Internships, Interning at Zappos

    Joe Christian '15

    "My advice for Naz students is: Try your best and reach for the stars for internships. Apply to these big companies, because you never know what the outcome is going to be. Reach for the stars and reach your goals."

    Meet other interns

    • Julia Madore was an integral part of the team at Fenimore Art Museum from day one.
    • Yomayra Guerrero learned the importance of taking initiative, thanks to a summer at Steve Madden footwear company.
    • Alessio De Michele discovered what makes a professional soccer team run while at NY Cosmos Training and Development youth soccer program.