August 26, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College computer forensics student, Jessa Gramenz, will serve an internship with the Dallas Cowboys next summer after completing her two-year degree in May.

“I have an aunt who works for the Cowboys’ computer networking system and I asked her if there were any internships available,” Gramenz said. “She told me that they were full up this year, but that they would hold a spot for me next summer.”

Gramenz, who graduated Steeleville High School in 2007, but has resided in Du Quoin for the last six years with her son, Adrian, said her aunt is like a mentor to her.

“This internship opportunity is a good foot in the door for me,” she said. “I would still have to earn my bachelor’s degree at UNT (University of North Texas near Dallas), but there is definitely potential for moving up the ladder with the Cowboys. If nothing else, an internship there looks great on the resume.”

Gramenz said her work with Logan’s computer forensics program will prepare her well for her next job.

“I think I’m on the right career path for me,” she said.

Instructor Mark Rogers said Gramenz has displayed a strong work ethic at Logan.

“I think the internship with the Cowboys next summer is a great opportunity for Jessa,” he said. “I couldn’t be prouder of her, as well as many other students of mine who have excelled in this program. It’s been great having her in my classes.  I plan to hold up Jessa as an example for all the women in my classes – that this field is no longer for men only.”

 

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