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Marcus Tan, pursuing a Cyber & Network Security course at ITE in Singapore, had a fulfilling internship with ST Engineering as a Cyber Range Engineer. He shares his experience and attests to the rich opportunities available for those willing to learn and overcome obstacles! 

Q: What did you enjoy most about your internship?

My tenure as a Cyber Range Engineer intern at ST Engineering was filled with many valuable experiences and opportunities!

Working closely with the Cyber Range team, I gained valuable experience in creating practical scenarios for cyber range training and supported the team conducting cyber range exercises. I was also given the opportunity to learn more about ST Engineering’s Security Operations Centre and the pivotal skills required to maintain and enhance an organisation’s defence mechanisms.

Q: How would you describe the experience?

I would describe my experience at ST Engineering as transformative and enlightening. Immersed in a dynamic and supportive environment, I was exposed to a blend of rigorous academic concepts and real-world applications, particularly in cybersecurity. The hands-on projects, collaborative opportunities, and mentorship provided me with valuable insights and practical skills.

Q: Was the overall experience beneficial to you?

Overall, my internship at ST Engineering was incredibly rewarding. It provided me with a comprehensive view of cybersecurity that combines theoretical knowledge and practical applications. The experience significantly shaped my approach to learning and problem solving and made me more prepared for the rigours of the cybersecurity industry.

Q: What advice would you give to future interns at ST Engineering?

  1. Embrace every opportunity with an open and proactive mindset.
  2. Dive deep into projects and strive to understand the 'how' and 'why' for each task. Ask questions, seek feedback, and actively engage with your team.
  3. Know that your mentors or supervisors are there to guide as well as challenge you beyond what you already know, to expand your learning.
  4. View every challenge as an opportunity for growth.
  5. Never give up however challenging the task may seem.

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