Cody Meek '16, B.S. Information Technology
“There are a lot of ways to use IT skills to impact lives in positive ways.””
Cody Meek graduated with his bachelor’s degree in information technology this spring with a lot of honors attached to his name ─ Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List Scholar, Experiential Learning Graduate.
Middle Georgia State’s new initiative in experiential learning, called Experiential Learning@MGA, led Cody to an internship at the Georgia Academy for the Blind. He said the experience changed his life.
“My career goal has always been to find a way to apply my technical skills while working with people,” said the 26-year-old. “This internship certainly opened doors to career possibilities I would not have dreamed of before.”
Cody’s work at the Academy for the Blind included evaluating how assistive technology meets the needs of users. He interviewed academy students and observed how they use different devices. He learned how accessibility features on smart devices work in conjunction with modern assistive technology and followed up with qualitative analysis.
A current Warner Robins resident who considers San Antonio his hometown, Cody credits his IT professor, Dr. Terry Smith, for leading him to the internship.
“I had a class with Dr. Smith in Human-Computer Interaction,” Cody said, “and through his teaching and subsequent discussions with him, I began to realize that this was the field I wanted to pursue.”
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