“Many of my friends go to bigger schools, and their education hasn’t been as beneficial as mine.”
— Brian Zorman
Like many first-year students, Brian Zorman didn’t know what he wanted to major in when he came to Allegheny. So he took several introductory courses and found the problem solving of computer science to his liking. It’s a decision that’s been paying off ever since.
Brian recently completed an internship with Cigital, which is based in Dulles, Virginia. There he did research and was responsible for real-world work in new technologies and software reliability. “It gave me confidence with work experience,” he says. “I went into the internship timidly, but I saw how well Allegheny had prepared me and I was able to excel at my job.”
Brian also worked with two professors to prepare a paper, based on his Senior Project, for publication at the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications in Las Vegas.
“Many of my friends go to bigger schools, and their education hasn’t been as beneficial as mine,” he adds. “I’m amazed at the amount of time professors spend with students.” Indeed, Allegheny’s professors have the luxury of working closely with students in small classes. Because his professors expect more, Brian has been pushed hard to work to his fullest potential.
Brian also plays baseball and ice hockey for the school, so he’s had to work at balancing these activities with his class load. However, this has forced him to become more disciplined in his personal life, an important quality in and out of college.