Pursue Your Dream.
Paul Ethridge Jr. ’13
I really appreciate that the Computing Technology class sizes are small, enabling deeper relationships with my professors. Arcadia holds an enormous amount of potential for students. If you push yourself to make things happen, your dreams can become a reality.
In the future, I hope to work for either the NSA or the FBI with a specialization in network security and cybercrime. My courses here at Arcadia have shown me how typical attacks are carried out and what to do to prevent them.
My Data Communications course with Dr. Yanxia Jia, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, examined many different forms of Denial of Service attacks such as ping flooding, smurfing, and SYN attacks, and I learned how many of those could be avoided by having tighter network security.
Dr. Jia’s guidance has made a huge difference for me, both in terms of learning and my interest in the field. The classes I have had with her have been very engaging and have helped me look at subjects in a new way.