POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s September Career Path Intern of the Month is Matt Corral, a senior who will graduate from the information technology systems program in December.
Corral has spent the last two semesters interning for the College of Technology’s computer technical support department. As a senior in the information technology systems program, Corral was able to put his knowledge of computers to work, helping students, faculty and staff with any and all of their technological difficulties.
Corral’s duties include responding to user service tickets that come in, building new software images for lab configurations, troubleshooting network connection issues and installing classroom projectors. Corral has also spent the last semester overhauling the College of Technology’s computer and e-waste disposal process.
“Matt is very capable and knowledgeable in his field of study,” said Dale Talbert, senior computer analyst in the computer technology support department and Corral’s supervisor. “He also has a great work ethic and attitude, coming in early and leaving late to make sure jobs are completed.”
Corral’s duties and responsibilities have recently expanded into supporting computer networks and server equipment, which has given Corral needed experience.
“This internship has been very helpful for me as it has given me job experience in activities that I will actually be doing in my real job after graduation,” Corral said. “I have also been able to learn how to communicate better with people, which helps me do my job better.”
Originally from Eureka, California, Corral hopes to find employment in the Pocatello region after graduation. In his spare time, he enjoys paper crafting, origami and gaming.
For more information about the Career Path Internship program, contact Emily Jahsman at email@example.com.