Last summer, Fabio Molano, a longtime CIB executive who has been serving as director of the organization since the fall of 2017, completed an internship with Mercom Corporation. Mercom is a technology firm specializing in providing mission-critical operations support to the United States government. We recently spoke with Fabio and asked him some questions about his experience at Mercom and the way his CIB experience at CCU helped him to respond to the challenges of that competitive internship.
Soon after graduating from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Intelligence and National Security Studies (August 2019, summa cum laude), CIB executive Tyra Bjorlo was awarded a prestigious internship to research al-Qaeda with the Critical Threats Project of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC. Internships with the AEI’s Critical Threats Project are considered some of the most competitive in the nation’s capital.
CIB cybersecurity analyst Alan Siceloff has been awarded an internship with Allen Corporation. The firm is best known for directly supporting the security products and services of McAfee, the world’s largest security technology company. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, Allen Corporation has been contributing since 2006 to the technical architecture, design and deployment of McAfee products in the United States and Canada. As one of the largest contractors to McAfee’s parent company, Intel Security Professional Services, Allen Corporation helps McAfee provide security solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies throughout North America.
Shannon Brophy, the CIB’s recruitment officer, will be spending the spring 2019 semester in the Sultanate of Oman as an intern with the United States Department of State. Shannon, a long-time member of the CIB, who currently heads the organization’s Middle East Desk, will join the US embassy in Oman’s capital, Muscat, as part of the US Department of State’s Student Internship Program. It is the first time that a Coastal Carolina University student has been awarded this highly competitive and prestigious US government internship.
Recently, a CIB veteran had the opportunity to exhibit on a high level the abilities she gained through participation in the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief. Amanda Corona, a senior Intelligence and National Security Studies Major here at Coastal Carolina University, recently demonstrated her CIB skills during an internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington DC. The duration of the internship was from May to August 2015.
On Wednesday, February 10, the National Security Club at Coastal Carolina University held a meeting focused on students in the Intelligence and National Security Studies (INSS) program who have recently completed internships. Internships are the new staple of the Intelligence program, offering an opportunity for INSS students to apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom, but also to establish important contacts outside of Coastal Carolina University. Three of the speakers at Wednesday’s forum, Samuel Gordon, Amanda Corona, and Diana Evans, are members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief.