Michael Leslie

Computer and Information Technology '11
Unix Systems Administrator for Harrison Corporation

What factors led you to pursue a career in IT?

Interest in creative problem solving and new technology

What were your favorite CIT class(s) and how did these help prepare you for your job?

Unix Administration and Network Security

Did you participate in internships? (If so, please include information on the experience.)

  • Notre Dame – Network Engineering Internship
  • CocoCola – Program Analyst Internship


Did you participate in Study Abroad? (If so, please include information on the experience.)

Maymester in Milan, Italy

What do you know about your program of study now that you wish someone had told you when you were choosing a major (something that would have made it easier to choose CIT).

There is no end to learning and taking on new challenges in IT, I don’t think I’ll ever run out of new things that I want to dig into.

What advice would you give to current or prospective CIT students?

All disciplines in IT relate to one another. I have found that taking an interest and staying up-to-date on as many topics inside and outside of my IT discipline has helped me succeed in my career where others fall short.

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