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Katie D’Hondt supports the firm's work with the Department of Homeland Security. She joined Booz Allen as a grad school intern participating in the 2015 Summer Games program. Previously she spent more than 2 years working at the Partnership for Public Service, a not-for-profit dedicated to revitalizing the Federal Government through recruitment, management, and leadership support initiatives. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Michigan.
I started my journey into the field when I tried a class on cybersecurity policy on a whim in graduate school. I was interested , but intimidated: The class was taught by one of the original contributors to Java and featured guest speakers like security technologist and author Bruce Schneier. My professor reached out to me after an assignment and suggested I seriously consider the field. He ended up serving as my thesis advisor and taught me that no topic is “too technical,” and you can never be “too late” to start learning and mastering a new field.
My entry into the field came down meeting the right mentor at the right time. My professor gave me the encouragement and realization that I had untapped skills in this area. This proves that it only takes one person to give you that extra push to pursue something you could excel at.
I love coming to work every day, thanks to the opportunity to work with and learn from our clients. It is also great to be supported by a team of incredibly intelligent and dedicated Booz Allen engineers. This was my first project at Booz Allen, and I feel lucky to have learned a lot in the last 2 years.
Take advantage of every training opportunity you can. I started at Booz Allen as a Summer Games intern 3 years ago. I didn't know I wanted to be in cybersecurity, but I knew about the firm’s training resources. When I returned to a full-time position, I recalibrated with this new lens, understanding that I didn't have the certifications for what traditionally qualified as the credentials to enter the field. This led me to learn.bah.com and Degreed opportunities.
I probably spent approximately 15 extra hours a week doing online trainings during my first year at the firm to make sure I could hold my own in a technical environment. It is a personal time sacrifice, but I think it truly is important. You can't half-commit to entering this field.
I’ve participated in the UMUC Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Technology, Booz Allen-supported Security+ and CISSP training and exams, and the ACT-IAC Associates Professional Development Program. There are seemingly endless opportunities to enhance your skill set at Booz Allen from both the management and technical perspective, and at no personal monetary cost, thanks to FlexEd credits.
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