Threat Sketch is excited to announce its partnership with the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center’s summer internship program. Through this program the company has the opportunity to work with Greg Johnson, a student of North Carolina State University’s MBA program. Johnson is expected to provide a valuable contribution to Threat Sketch’s research and development as the company expands its product to provide services for the cyber insurance industry.
“I was interested in working with Threat Sketch this summer because this company is in a field that is perpetually changing, but even more, their focus on small to medium-sized businesses appealed to me,” Johnson said. Johnson’s responsibilities will revolve around research and strategy development, focusing on researching the cyber insurance industry and developing a competitive analysis report.
“I really appreciate the opportunity this internship has given me,” Johnson said. “I believe the best way to learn is to fully jump in and be observant. At Threat Sketch, I am always learning in an environment that fosters new ideas and open discussion. The internship has given me the opportunities to think strategically, foster relationships, meet deadlines, and provide objective, well-researched opinions, all of which will be useful experiences in any area of business I enter in the future.”
Working with the SBDTC summer intern program has been beneficial to Threat Sketch as well. “Greg has been a great addition to our team this summer,” said Rob Arnold, founder and CEO of Threat Sketch. “He has brought a new way of looking at the issues of cyber security and has played an important role in producing analysis of research.”
This is the first summer Threat Sketch has worked with the intern program, but it is something the company hopes to continue. “We are excited to partner with the SBDTC on this program as a way to expose young people to entrepreneurial experiences and give opportunities to our future business leaders,” Arnold said.
About the SBTDC Graduate Summer Internship Program -- This year marks the 16th anniversary of the SBTDC Graduate Summer Internship Program. In that time, 140 students have participated with 275 clients for a total of 55,000 hours of service. The competitive program hires between 10 to 15 interns each summer from graduate programs at Duke, UNC, NC State and other North Carolina universities. Clients are invited to the program based on multiple factors, including the types of business challenges they are facing as related to commercialization of the technologies they are developing.
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