Jacob Van Vliet, IT Alumnus - Network Administration 2014

Systems Engineer, M.C. Dean

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

"Given me a huge head start on Windows Server and VMware Administration (2 of my main tasks). SQL Database classes also gave a huge foundation to build on for administering our systems. Networking classes give a huge leg up for setting up our complex lab environments."

Industry view of UVU graduates

"Not much. UVU isn’t well known on the East Coast. But I am spreading the word in the company!"

Advice for new students

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