“with the help of extracurricular activities and the encouragement of my advisors, northwest has definitely pushed me to become a better leader. northwest also gave me the technical skills that i wanted and i was able to bring those back to cerner.”
academic class: 2017
hometown: kansas city, missouri
major: computer science
ben wolff, who will graduate from northwest in april, has completed six internships with cerner and taken an active role as a student leader since his first year on the campus.
he worked with faculty in the school of computer science and information systems to found the cyber defense club, and he served as the president of the association for computing machinery for two years.
ben’s first internships with cerner were focused on writing code for the frontend healthcare software that cerner provides to hospitals and clients around the world. his more recent internships with the company were focused on advanced work, such as backend development, security enhancements, mobile testing and intern management.
each internship gave wolff the opportunity to develop his skillset and expand his network. last summer, he served as an intern manager and led a small team of cerner interns.