Courtney Dang is a fourth year in the School of Information Technology here at CECH. Dang has also been a member of the University of Cincinnati’s nationally ranked Dance Team for four years, and was appointed one of two Team Captains this past year. If balancing her studies and Dance Team involvement weren’t enough, Dang is also participating in her second co-op rotation with Cincinnati Bell, a leading provider of home phone, high speed, wireless and digital tv services. She started her first co-op with them this past summer and is currently working for them Spring semester 2016.
During her semester as a co-op for Cincinnati Bell, Dang is responsible for gathering and updating data for various projects at the company. One of her projects will be used for an upcoming software database project. When asked how she has used what she learned in the School of IT to benefit her during co-op, Dang stated, “I never know what I’m going to run into some days, so it’s beneficial that the IT program teaches about different tracks and topics. Last summer, I was given a task to create a macro in Excel, so that’s where learning computer programing came in handy.”
Dang is taking classes part-time during her co-op semester as well as staying involved in the Dance Team. As captain of the team this year, she helps her teammates and coaches as much as possible by choreographing dances and cutting music for halftime National and World competition routines.