Chad Owens, IS Alumnus - Database & Security 2013

Programmer Analyst III, Nuskin

How has your degree from UVU helped you in your current position?

"Being a web developer at Nuskin has been a very challenging but a very rewarding career. I love coming into work every day and working on the new tasks that have been assigned to me. My degree from UVU has helped me a lot in my career. Mostly my degree has taught me how to teach myself difficult things. In IT technology is constantly changing and part of your job is learning these changes and applying them. Being adaptable to these changes has been the biggest help in my career and has been the most impressive characteristic to my boss."

Industry view of UVU graduates

"The majority of my coworkers have graduated from UVU. They all mention how they loved the hands on approach and fill that they learned more useful skills from UVU than other universities they attended. My own personal experience at UVU was a very positive one. I felt very prepared when I entered my first job and was easily able to grasp my responsibilities."

Advice for new students

"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 you enjoy the work. Work hard in school and learn all the material that your teachers provide. If you can dedicate the time and effort into getting this degree you will find that you will have an awesome career that pays well and is relatively low stress."