Success Story: Scott Brenner

MBI Spotlight Interview

As more and more students connect with local employers using Monterey Bay Internships (MBI), we will bring the success stories to life through interviews.

Name: Scott Brenner
From: El Cerrito, CA (currently Santa Cruz, CA)
School:  UC Santa Cruz
Major: Computer Science (B.S.)
Hobby:  Attending concerts/shows

  1. If you’re a student, what’s your major/focus of study? 
  2. I’m a fourth-year computer science student at UC Santa Cruz.

  3. What is your career goal? 
  4. Somewhere between DevOps, web development, and/or IT/tech support.

  5. What do you hope to accomplish in your new role as an intern at Capital Insurance Group (CIG)?
  6. I’m hoping my time at CIG will be a nice extension of my previous internships, giving me the opportunity to expand on what I’ve learned while acquiring new skills in the process.

  7. What got you interested looking for an internship?
  8. I enjoyed my previous job but it wasn’t terribly relevant to my career interests, so I wanted to find a new position.

  9. Do you plan to stay in the Monterey Bay area after you graduate? Why or why not?
  10. I’m open to every opportunity that comes my way, but I wouldn’t say I’m planning to stay in the Monterey Bay area after I graduate. I was born and raised in the San Francisco bay area and love it up there, I’d like to move back up there after I graduate if possible.

  11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  12. Doing big things!

  13. If you didn’t have access to MBI, what would you have done?
  14. Use my university’s job board and/or one of the many internet job boards.

  15. How did you hear about MBI?
  16. First heard about MBI from an email my school’s career center sent me over a year ago.

  17. What did you like most about the website?
  18. It’s local, easy-to-use, and got me a job!

  19. Is there anything that you would change about the website?
  20. Would be nice to be able to filter/sort job postings by when they were posted.

  21. On a scale of 1-10 would you recommend MBI to a friend?  Why did you give this score?

10, easily! Any website that gets me a job deserves an instant recommendation.