Next Generation IT Intern Series: Meet Dakota Hunter

My first couple of weeks at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina can be described in one word: exciting. When I first came to BCBS, I went through new hire orientation and started training. Immediately, I was thrown into the mix and started to attend training within my department. Within a matter of days I was assigned my first project. My goal after attending the University of South Carolina is to get a position as a project manager. This internship will prepare me for the intricate job of being a project leader. My classes have prepared me in methodology and approach, even dealing with clients on some extent, but nothing can prepare you for dealing with many different people, in different environments, all working toward one goal of finishing a project on time and on budget. Overall these first few weeks have been extremely challenging but also very rewarding. I look forward to the next 8 weeks.

Some of you may remember Dakota from our profile on him while he was an instructor at a computer camp last summer. If not, check it out here:


About Dakota Hunter
Dakota is an Integrated Information Technology major at the University of South Carolina. He was previously an intern at the State Department of Vocation Rehabilitation and IT-oLogy. A graduating senior from Wagener, South Carolina, Dakota hopes to take on roles in project management. He hopes to be working on his masters in an IT or project related field very soon, and his dream is to one day become a CIO. Dakota is a member of the Midlands Chapter of the Project Management Institute, and enjoys playing golf, watching movies and cooking.

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