IT Wiz Lands a Job at Cisco with MindSumo Challenge
As a self-proclaimed IT whiz, technology lover, and video game nerd, Colin Cummings knows a thing or two about the behind-the-scenes technology that runs our world.
When Cisco tapped our community of students with a challenge on how to troubleshoot technical issues as a network engineer, Colin stepped up to the plate. He put his knowledge from tinkering with computer systems and his background in computer science from the University of Michigan to work.
What he didn’t realize when he hit the submit button was how big of an impression his solution would make on the Cisco. Not only did he win the challenge (which came with a nice $150 cash prize) but the recruiters at Cisco felt he deserved a job interview. Colin used material from his challenge to nail the interview and land the job. We are happy to report that has been working at Cisco for over a year now and loves his job. Thanks to the MindSumo challenge, Colin was able to bypass the traditional recruiting process and get a head start to his career.
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