Spring 2021 Valedictorian
Information Systems Security, School of Information and Communications Technologies
After completing a diploma in criminal justice and working in Administration, Lauren Schwering was looking for a new challenge — and to transition into the exciting world of tech. She bridged her previous experience and future aspirations with an Information Systems Security (ISS) diploma.
One of the reasons Lauren was drawn to SAIT was the job prospects coming out of school. She knew technology was only going to grow in importance, so she committed to a program that incorporated digital fluency.
While at SAIT, Lauren developed a passion for helping others and getting involved in the campus community — including speaking to incoming classes of ISS students to share her experience about how to succeed in the program.
Lauren is currently working with an oil and gas company as a security administrator and will be heading into a new role in the fall as a risk advisory consultant with KPMG.
"No matter their status, be kind to others. Be honest, loyal and trustworthy. Be a lifelong learner, be yourself, you know yourself better than anyone else does. Establish your dreams and live the life you imagine."