Leslie Scaria, 22 and a 2000 grad of Union High School in Union as well as a 2004 grad of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, is now working as a senior associate in the Morristown offices of AT&T's consumer division. Leslie completed a B.S. degree in business and technology and a B.A. in history this past May, and is now applying her academic skills to a new job working on the company's VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) products. She joined AT&T in July, but is already "excited about being in a vanguard section of the company."
Leslie is currently learning about product marketing. "We're doing a lot of business customer relationship management and improving that whole process," she explains. "The learning curve here is steep, but they offer excellent training on their products." For those who think learning about a new piece of technology can be daunting, Leslie says it helps to intern at any company in the tech field, so you can get a sense that this is something you can learn. "The industry is constantly evolving and that's what makes it so interesting," she says. "You can be involved in developing items that people use every day--things that have a direct impact on our lives."