August 24, 2023

By Haley Dittbrenner ’25

Sarah Vigliotti '24 Sarah Vigliotti ’24Sarah Vigliotti ’24, a double major in mathematics and computer science, reunited with a tech company in Syracuse, New York.

Vigliotti, of Chittenango, New York, first made connections with SRC Inc. as a high schooler and returned four years later as a software engineer intern to design and develop testing software for physical equipment — and implementing new features as needed.

Vigliotti participated in the CNY STEM Scholarship Program, which supports central New York high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in a STEM-related field. Vigliotti interviewed with SRC engineers, who later recommended her for a scholarship.

“This program put me into a local network of STEM professionals to create connections, as well as a scholarship for college, and the guaranteed internship I just completed,” Vigliotti explained.

Her internship with SRC gave her real-world experience similar to what a full-time employee might experience.

“I dealt with tasks that could have been given to full-time software engineers and attended meetings with project leads and other developers to contribute to the software.” Vigliotti said. “SRC Inc. has a good reputation for treating their interns well and providing excellent learning opportunities and actual work experience. They also have a variety of other departments, and that gave me a broader understanding of the different facets of the tech industry.”

For Vigliotti, the real-world experience has been remarkable.

“Gaining real work experience working in an industry facility with a software team will prepare me greatly for a full-time position in a similar environment.”

After graduating, Vigliotti is considering a “three-peat” at SRC — but next time, for full-time employment.

Learn more about Susquehanna’s Department of Mathematics & Computer Science.