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IDG Contributor Network: IT internship brings women from West Point to Silicon Valley

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 30, 2016.

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    Aside from being one of my favorite shows on HBO, Silicon Valley has long been the epicenter of technology and innovation. When two female West Point cadets, Hannah Whisnant and Jayleene Perez, had the opportunity to intern at Vidder this summer, they went west, where they were again outnumbered by men in their surroundings but not in their skills.

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    Every summer West Point cadets are sent across the globe for internships and cultural immersion missions. Instead of joining their classmates on trips overseas, Whisnant and Perez, West Point juniors from the department of electrical engineering and computer science, went to experience startup life and sharpen their cyber security skills with real-world experience.

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