Hometown: Baltimore, Md. When Eric Walker heard about the specialized education his cousin was receiving at Capitol College, he knew he had to check it out for himself. The rising junior from Baltimore, Md., wanted to get an education revolving around computers and found Capitol’s management of information technology program to be the perfect degree. And with help from the financial aid office (where he now works part time) his future is brighter than ever.
“When I was younger I didn’t know a lot about computers, but I got involved in an after- school program where I was able to learn basic computer skills like typing at an early age,” Walker said. “I learned how to refurbish computers later on with a different group.”
Walker’s interest in computers continued to grow, as he continued to stay active in local youth groups. Now at Capitol, he’s taking a diverse set of classes that suit his interests and will earn his bachelor of science in management of information technology in 2013.
“I’ve been learning the basics of programming in languages like Java,” Walker said. “I’ve been learning a little bit of everything - how to build computers, networking – but the hands-on type of classes are definitely my favorite.”
Equipped with an expanding knowledge of his field and a hardworking mentality, Walker is now pursuing internships that will help him get his foot in the door.