ISE Student Starts Lucrative New Career
Sep 11, 2012
Gregory Thompson, a student in the information systems engineering associate’s degree program at the Nashville Campus, is working as a paid intern for Community Health Systems (CHS). CHS is one of the nation’s leading operators of general acute care hospitals.
Gregory’s work as an intern at CHS includes building servers and utilizing software such as Remedy and Active Directory to keep the company’s computers up-to-date and its network secure. He also works with the virtual machine and servers. “I absolutely love it,” said Gregory of his internship. “It’s taken everything that I’ve learned from school in my class and…I can go to work and directly apply it.”
Gregory expects to be hired by the company in the near future. “Four months in, we had our evaluation and they decided that I was a prime candidate for FTE which is a full time employee.” He said that the position that he may be eligible for has a starting salary of $50,000 a year. “I am only 22 years old. CHS is amazing. They give you benefits, send you to classes. They’ve been great,” he said.
Using his education further, Gregory has also started his own IT consulting company - IT Solutions by Gregory Thompson. He said National College was the catalyst he needed to make his career goals a reality. “With the knowledge that I learned here, I’ve been able to start my own business,” he said. “You’ve got so many people at National that care about you succeeding and that helps—it helps a lot.”
Gregory Thompson (pictured) learns he is a prime candidate for full time employment with CHS.
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