Madelyn Stephenson

Maddie Stephenson
Computer Programming

M State has guided me onto great paths that I never saw myself taking. I have gotten to meet so many great people at cyber security conferences and participated as an alternate at the College Cyber Defense Competition. I even landed an internship at the non-profit UCodeGirl and got to teach young girls how to fly drones! And this was all in my first year.

I love M State because it is so real. I feel like my education teaches me the things I need to know for the real world. High-tech employers are looking for specific skills rather than degrees. We live in a day and age when we need more people who have specific skill sets and can be given a job and do it will. I believe getting a technical degree does the trick.