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Tarah Cleveland

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2016 Software Engineering Graduate
Company: Target Corporation
Minneapolis, MN
Position: Software Engineer


I have been with Target since June 27, 2016. My specific role is user interface (UI) development for a Target Digital Reliability team. My team is responsible for ensuring that the end-to-end guest experience is both enjoyable and reliable. We are currently working on an internal tool that does predictive monitoring and early detection of issues that may arise with Target.com.

My experience at Target has been amazing. I have become involved with numerous organizations within the company, and I have participated in many volunteering activities at Target—most recently traveling to University of Michigan to help at a hack-a-thon. I have a vested interest in mentoring high schoolers interested in technology, promoting the Target brand at various events, attending conferences that encourage women in technology roles, and contributing to a newsletter for engineers and leaders in Target Technology Services.

I recognize that none of these opportunities would have come to me if not for Valley City State University (VCSU). I am grateful for the education I received from VCSU and the encouragement I got from faculty, staff, and peers at VCSU. I feel prepared to continue my work in technology at Target, setting my sights on future leadership roles. Thanks again to my VCSU family.