Fayetteville State University’s Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) is pleased to announce TyRik Thompson’s recent selection to intern at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in summer 2018. TyRik is currently a senior at FSU, with a double major in Geography and Intelligence Studies and a minor in Geospatial Intelligence Studies. His undergraduate experience in the College of Arts and Sciences (Government and History Department) was instrumental in preparing him for this unique opportunity. TyRik also serves as a Peer Mentor to high school students learning STEM disciplines under CDHS’s AGORA Program, funded by a grant from the Office of Naval Research.
Mr. Thompson will report to Springfield, Virginia next summer for a ten-week program working in the Analysis Career Services Department as a Geospatial Analyst. Dean Samuel Adu-Mireku of FSU’s College of Arts and Sciences is very pleased with TyRik’s efforts to date. Dr. Adegoke Ademiluyi, Chair of FSU’s Government and History Department, is also pleased with this selection.
NGA delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. NGA views student employees as our future workforce. Student employment assignments are open to associate, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and are based on entry-level professional job descriptions, which will involve a great deal of independent and team oriented work under the guidance of a senior-level supervisor and mentors. Students who perform successfully and meet program requirements are invited to continue in the program for the duration of their degree programs, and may be granted the opportunity for conversion to permanent employment upon graduation.
The Center for Defense and Homeland Security was established in December 2010, and serves as a catalyst in developing the next generation of National and Cyber Security STEM professionals.
John A. Bellamy
Office of the Chancellor
Interim Executive Director
Center for Defense and Homeland Security