CS|Source Stakeholder Spotlight: Mitre
Q: It is clear you truly value the touchpoints with Virginia Tech students, evidenced by your involvement with the CS|Source career fair and information sessions. What attracted you to partner with the Department of Computer Science?
While the skills and capabilities of MITRE interns and new grads is broadening, computer science expertise has always been in demand. At least 40 percent of our intern and new graduate hires over the last few years have had computer science or software engineering backgrounds.
Q: What excites you the most about working with Virginia Tech graduates? Which skillsets are you seeking to propel your mission of solving problems for a safer world?
Virginia Tech’s motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) is very aligned with MITRE’s mission. In addition to looking for students that have sustained excellence in their academic engagements, we look for students that can demonstrate speed, risk-taking, adaptability and collaboration. We also want students to display core values of grace and respect. These are the attributes of MITRE staff that we feel will allow us to respond and quickly tackle our national challenges.
Q: Can you please provide examples of what kind of job roles and areas of specialty you are seeking in Virginia Tech graduates?
Computer Science students will leverage and grow your hands-on skills with software design and development, engaging in the full software engineering lifecycle using modern technologies. You will gain experience with one or more of the following:
- Cyber Security
- Data Analysis & Visualization
- Cloud Engineering
- Mobile Computing
- Full-Stack Development
- Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
- Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Modeling and Simulation
- Model-Based Engineering
- Virtual Reality