UVU Student Success in IS&T

2016

 

"Say hi to the person sitting next to you in class, get to know your professors, and build on those relationships while in school. Learning how to communicate effectively and network will benefit every area of your life ..."

Danielle Hankins

Danielle Hankins

Information Systems Alumnus
(Geographic IS), 2016

Quality Assurance Engineer
Henry Schein, Inc.

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"Take the time necessary to figure out what you want to be most skilled at, and then pick your major and emphasis based on that. I feel that ... Internship, internship, internship ... I completed four internships prior to graduation . . ."

Spencer Brown

Spencer JM Brown

Information Systems Alumnus
(Business Intelligence), 2016

Information Security Specialist
General Motors, Detroit

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"Take the opportunity to do internships at an early stage of your college career! ... Also at times the workload may seem too much, but never EVER give up nor be afraid to ask for help. All my professors were willing to help..."

Bianca Pereira

Bianca Pereira

Information Technology Alumnus
(Computer Forensics), 2016

L1 Technical Support Engineer
Instructure

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"If all you’re doing is your homework, you’re not doing enough ... If you’re learning something new in SQL Server, why not try it out in MySQL, or Oracle? ... Learn as much as you can outside of class, and when you graduate and get a job, keep learning!"

Alec Saunders

Alec Saunders

Information Systems Alumnus
(IS&T), 2016

Associate Database Administrator
Domo

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2015

 

"Push yourself and be open minded! The work is hard, and you will need discipline... Be sure to find an internship that relates to the things you are learning in your classes..."

Carly Hill

Carly Hill

Information Systems Alumnus
(Business Intelligence), 2015

Asset Manager
The LDS Church

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"Find what you are passionate about and pursue it. The advantage we have in technology is that everyone uses it to some degree. Find what you like to do and make something ... "

Christoper McKenzie

Christoper McKenzie

Information Systems Alumnus
(Healthcare Information Sys.), 2015

Business Intelligence Developer
Health Catalyst

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2014

 

"Always learn as much as you can in various languages, technologies and Linux skills. If you are the smartest     person in the room,    find another    room."

Jonathan Stevens

Jonathan Stevens

Information Systems Alumnus
(Business Intelligence), 2014

Assistant Director of Engineering
CirclePix

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"Get as much real experience in the field as you possible can while going to school ... We're in an ever-evolving industry,    so be ready and eager for the changes..."

Cody Johnson

Cody Johnson

Information Systems Alumnus
(Business Intelligence), 2014

Manager, Test Automation
Xactware

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"The single hardest thing for any person in tech is to stay on top of the vast amount of changes going on in the industry ... Stay focused on your career path... "

Britton Beckham

Britton Beckham

Information Systems Alumnus
(Business Intelligence), 2014

Principal Software Engineer
Jane.com

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"I would strongly recommend taking advantage of UVU’s flexible scheduling to work at a real job while you’re in school...Switching my major from Marketing to Information Systems was the smartest decision I ever made... "

Greg Vandagriff

Greg Vandagriff

Information Systems Alumnus
(Business Intelligence), 2014

Marketing Communications Manager
Vivint

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"Find something your passionate about and do it. Stick with your schooling and get it done as fast as possible. If possible, get a job in the field as soon as possible and work your schooling around it... "

Jantzen Belliston

Jantzen Belliston

Information Systems Alumnus
(General Emphasis), 2014

Tech Support Engineer Core Services
Adobe

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"Find a job in the profession you are studying in while you are still studying ...  I would be in class  and  could more easily understand topics  because I had  seen them in action   in the industry."

Jared Savage

Jared Savage

Information Systems Alumnus
(General Emphasis), 2014

Software Developer
LDS Church

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"Put in the time and actually learn what you're going over. Also, definitely get comfortable in databases. They're everywhere . . . "

Jacob Van Vliet

Jacob Van Vliet

Information Technology Alumnus
(Network Administration), 2014

Systems Engineer 2
M.C. Dean

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"... take each class with the intention of getting everything out of it you can. Meet with your professors and ask questions. . . . "

Jared Downing

Jared Downing

Information Systems Alumnus
(Business Intelligence), 2014

Data Warehouse Engineer
Myriad Genetics

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"Find the subject that you truly love. Classes shouldn’t be boring  . . .  College is difficult but absolutely worth the experience."

Brayden Santo

Brayden Santo

Information Technology
(Network Admin/Security), 2014

Desktop Support Technician
Entrata

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2013

 

"The business intelligence classes that I took gave me an understanding of the latest techniques and technologies. While I was still in school I was actually able to apply them in my daily work here at Fishbowl."

Callen Barton

Callen Barton

Information Systems Alumnus
(Business Intelligence), 2013

Business Intelligence Developer
Fishbowl

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"Choosing a career in IT is a very fun and rewarding career. It’s one of the highest paying salaried positions you can obtain with a 4-year degree. This degree isn’t for everyone however and you will only find success if..."

Chad Owens

Chad Owens

Information Systems Alumnus
(Database & Security), 2013

Programmer Analyst III
Nuskin

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"Take advantage of the internship programs, they can be immensely valuable, one of the most important things you can do for your career is network with professionals in your field, and get real world experience..."

Jeff Babb

Jeff Babb

Information Technology Alumnus
(Network Security), 2013

Systems/Network Admin
EscrowTech International, Inc.

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2012

 

"You'll get out of it what you put into it. So be the person who takes the initiative to get things done, and done to a higher standard than just the 'minimum requirements'..."

Jonathan Daniels

Jonathan Daniels

Information Systems Alumnus
(Business Intelligence), 2012

Quantitative Risk Analyst II
M&T Bank (New York)

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2003

 

"What's the value of a good education? Ask the person without the parachute."

Diana Forsey Waite

Diana Forsey Waite

Information Technology Alumnus, 2003

Webmaster/IT Specialist Entrepreneur

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