ITTA BENA, Miss.— Mississippi Valley State University strongly encourages students to pursue internship opportunities to get their feet wet, and Mubarak Ibrahim will be diving in head first this summer with an internship with American Express.
Ibrahim, a junior Computer Science major from Abuja, Nigeria, will be joining the multinational financial service corporation’s Software Engineering internship program as a software developer.
He said that he is excited about the opportunity to work with a Fortune 500 company like American Express.
“My expectations are to be involved in exciting and challenging projects that will cultivate my skillset and grant me the opportunity to be part of something that makes a difference. I also expect to develop professionally and personally as I seek career success,” he said.
Ibrahim’s job responsibilities will be to function as a core member of a product engineering team. He will also receive the opportunity to participate in problem-solving as well as the designing and development of new customer-facing applications on multiple channels.
“I will be responsible for converting cutting-edge and innovative technology ideas into products solving real-world problems,” Ibrahim said. “I am preparing for my internship by working hard on my computer science class projects as they provide valuable knowledge on how to tackle projects and work as a team player,” he added.
Dr. Latonya Garner, chair of MVSU’s Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences Department, said internships are a valuable resource for students.
“The MCIS faculty and staff encourage all of our students to seek internships starting their freshmen year,” said Garner. “Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field.
Garner said she’s expecting great things from Ibrahim and other MCIS students putting their skills to work with internships this summer.
“We are very proud of our students who obtain internships. They open up many doors of opportunities, and many of our students are even offered jobs from their internship site,” Dr. Garner added.
To learn more about MVSU’s MCIS program, call (662) 254-3422 or visit www.mvsu.edu.