Andre Simmons, Cybersecurity Intern at Accenture

Company: Accenture

EverUp Micro-Credential: Cybersecurity

With cybersecurity becoming increasingly critical for companies, Andre Simmons, a student at Borough of Manhattan Community College, seeks to immerse himself in this field and eventually start his own technology business. This summer, he grew to achieving his goals as a Cybersecurity intern at Accenture.

“Accenture is a good stepping stone to get into the Cybersecurity field and grow,” he said. 

When Andre started his EverUp micro-credential, Cybersecurity was a largely new field for him. However, upon successful completion, he gained in-demand skills in networking essentials, correcting cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and more.

“The micro-credential gave me the skills needed to perform well at a job,” he said. 

After attending Accenture’s “Insider’s View of Getting an Internship” info session for micro-credential completers, Andre was drawn by the company’s vastness and values. He decided to apply for an internship, with his micro-credential giving him a competitive boost.

“The micro-credential showed that I earned skills needed in the workplace, and I think that’s one of the things Accenture loved,” he said. 

Andre went on to land the internship—his first one. He is excited to immerse himself in Cybersecurity alongside Accenture’s innovative teams, grow within the company, and gain experience.

“Every business needs to protect themselves,” he said. “Understanding Cybersecurity is going to be huge if I want to start my own tech business.”

EverUp Micro-Credentials are 100-hour online intensives co-designed by CUNY faculty and Jobs Council company content experts. Successful completers receive exclusive benefits that provide a competitive career boost. Learn more