Computer science co-op student Raj Patel ‘19 was awarded Black Knight’s 2018 Intern Champion Award for his on-the-job performance, professionalism and dedication.
Patel worked as a security analyst on a cybersecurity project in Black Knight Financial’s Business Operations and Research Management department from February-August 2018.
“Working as a co-op student at Black Knight was a great opportunity and I gained excellent experience,” Patel said. “It inspired me to pursue a career at a top tier technology firm after graduation and to even develop my own business on the side.”
The DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science Co-op Program, now in its fourth year, offers undergraduate engineering and undergraduate and graduate computer science students the opportunity to work for six months in a paid position at a company related to their degree program prior to graduation. Todd Voge, a risk technical consultant on Black Knight’s Business Operations and Risk Management team, mentored and trained Patel.
“Raj came to us at a time when we were scrambling due to a new board-Level commitment to remediate vulnerabilities,” Voge said. “He quickly got up-to-speed in regard to our data. His dedication and work for the team gave us the tools we needed, when we needed them, to get the remediation work done and meet the board commitment.”
Black Knight, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions to the mortgage and real estate industries, has been a co-op partner since the program’s inception in 2015. They have hired 11 co-op students to date.