Matthew Flagg

Name: Matthew Flagg 

 School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute of Technology; Pamplin College of Business 

Year in School: Rising junior 

Major: Double Major in Business Information Technology and Finance with a minor in computer science 

Hometown: Great Falls, Virginia 

What are your hobbies/interests/passions? Indoor and Outdoor sports (Specifically Baseball, Golf and Basketball), traveling to new and interesting places, spending time with friends and family, working with underprivileged inner-city children, fostering and finding homes for dogs, music, boating, and looking to obtain pilot’s license. 

What is a fun fact about yourself? My goals and aspirations moving forward involve opening my own firm/business somewhere outside the Washington, DC area. With several entrepreneurial ventures, owning and operating my own business has always been a goal of mine in moving forward with my career. 

What department are you interning with? Military and Veterans Health 

Briefly describe what you will be doing? I will be working within the MVH team as a junior data analyst, working to develop skills within the field, help design and work on projects, bring new insights and ideas to the company, work directly with clients, and more. Specific Projects include developing new and building upon older data/project systems within the MVH department to better organize and automate data entries and analytics. 

What drew you to this position at Cognosante? With history and concerns regarding our health system in my own life, as well as with my experience and knowledge in the fields of data analytics and finance, Cognosante arises as a prime candidate to extend my knowledge and skill in the field. The experience I am able to obtain while at Cognosante will help me to further understand the possible career fields that I may see myself in post-graduation.  

What are you most excited to learn this summer? I am most excited to learn more about the field of healthcare itself, especially with an ever changing and developing healthcare system. With my knowledge and background in data science and financial analytics, I am looking to develop upon these sills throughout my time here at Cognosante.