This High Schooler Is Excited About His Future Security Career

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jan 15, 2018

A common lament is that smart, young people have little interest in surveillance systems. In fact, discussions like Should Talented Young People Get Out Of The Security / Surveillance Industry? reinforce this concern, with many worried the best and brightest will never even consider it as a career.

However, IPVM interviewed one high schooler who is bucking the trend and shows such a strong interest in security, he is a student administrator of his school's system.

He explained to IPVM:

  • How He Became Involved
  • Which Features Impress Him Most
  • What He Likes Best About Security So Far
  • What His Goals For A Security Career Are
  • The Aspects Motivating His Interest In Surveillance Work

Based on his answers, would your security company be potentially appealing to him and students like him? Catch our interview with his answers inside.

Profile Background

A high schooler named Will Van Wickler (who already has his own LinkedIn Profile) is a student resource for his school's IT department. Will, a junior, is interning in the department responsible for network administration and general 'helpdesk' support of the school's users.

Among the various systems Will works with, the network video surveillance system is a special interest for him. Over the summer break, Will was heavily involved in a wholesale surveillance system changeover where he worked closely with an integrator to support the upgrade.

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Comments (25)

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