‘Bit’ by ‘Bit’, Victor K. Ezeanya is ‘leveling up’ his tech skills in order to realize his dream of becoming a cybersecurity engineer. A senior computer science major, Ezeanya’s passion for technology extends beyond his success in the classroom. The native Nigerian, who is building a resume of impressive internships, shares his love of technology by giving back to the campus and his local community.
While Ezeanya has demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a 4.0 GPA, it is his work experiences that he hopes will help lead him towards a successful career. He has gained real-world experience through several internship opportunities with organizations such as the S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs where he managed data as an information technology support intern. At the South Carolina Advancing Diversity in Aging Research, Ezeanya analyzed mobile applications focused in Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Summer 2018, Ezeanya enhanced his skills working for Fortune 500 company, Cummins, which designs and manufactures diesel and alternative engines and generators. Ezeanya interned in the firm’s information technology department conducting quality assurance. He returned to the global power leader this summer as a cybersecurity intern.
To reinforce what he has learned in the classroom and while on his internships, Ezeanya has attended conferences and workshops to give him an edge among his peers. He traveled to Silicon Valley to participate in the HBCU 2018 Innovation Summit in Technology for emerging black professionals in technology. He also attended the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Leadership Forum held in Washington D.C. for campus leaders. He has participated in the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce HBCU STEM Scholars Program, which allowed him to visit leading companies throughout the state.
Ezeanya embraces the ideal that “success is measured truly by one’s ability to pull others on the way up to success.” As he works to accomplish his vision of success, the campus leader makes it a priority to impact lives through community service. As president of Allen University’s NSBE chapter, he participates in NSBE Jr. activities helping younger students learn the value of technology. For his peers, Ezeanya leads the campus as vice president for Student Government Association and helps other students with their studies as a peer tutor.