Bison Spotlight – Zoe Adams

We shine our next Bison Spotlight on Zoe Adams. Zoe is a native of Coventry, RI and will graduate May 2023 with a degree in Accounting. On The Hill, Zoe is a member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership and on the softball team. She will begin an RA position starting in Fall 2020. Outside of school and work, she enjoys watching movies, keeping up with pop culture, reading, and hanging out with friends on the weekend. A fun fact about Zoe is she was born on National Star Wars Day (May 4th) and has a tattoo to commemorate this day.

Zoe is currently doing an RAI with Nichols College Professor Richards. As an intern, her job is to program a bot that fills out and submits applications through automation for her client, Citizens Bank.

When asked what she does on a typical day, Zoe replied, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, I work on programming for an hour after my classes. Tuesdays and Fridays, I work for 1 hr 15 min during my free period, and then an extra hour after my classes. Each day, I sit at my computer, uninterrupted, and piece together the program little by little using UiPath software. The more complicated parts of the program can take anywhere from a few days to a school week to iron out, but most steps can be done within a couple of minutes. I completed the program successfully yesterday, April 2nd, and it runs without error all the way through.”

Zoe’s favorite part about her internship was when she finished the bot she was working on. She is very proud of her work. “Programming is complicated, tedious, and finicky, and at the beginning, I never would have thought that I would be able to program a process as large as I did.”

Zoe’s advice to others is, “Take any opportunity you can to work in the real world. Not only do internships provide you with experience, but they allow you to network with people in the industry you wish to enter. Networking not only allows you to make useful connections with established industry personnel, but it allows you to see the world from a practical perspective.”

 Zoe is very honored she got this opportunity as a first-year student. We would like to thank her for taking the time to talk about her internship. The CPDC team wishes you the best of luck in your future.

By Deegan Eggleston
Deegan Eggleston