Jantzen Belliston, IS Alumnus - General Emphasis 2014

Tech Support Engineer Core Services, Adobe

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

"Getting my degree from UVU has helped me to understand the core concepts and technologies being used by many of the world’s top tech companies. Having that base along with a constant desire to learn and a hard work ethic has allowed me to work for some of the biggest companies in tech."

Industry view of UVU graduates

"UVU has a very good tech program. Graduates from UVU are placed just as high as any other university in Utah, often higher."

Advice for new students

"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. Many tech companies are willing to work with you while you’re in school and you should take advantage of this. There is no better way to learn than by implementing what your learning in the “real world”.

"Getting your degree is the first step in your career. It will open doors that were previously closed and thus allow you to pursue many different opportunities. Once you’ve got your degree, you’ll be able to enter the field with confidence, knowing you’re ready for what is to come."

"Additionally, always be flexible and willing to learn. Companies are always changing and adapting to meet the industry/customer needs. You need to be able to adapt with them."

"Having a good work ethic and a constant desire to learn and grow will make you stand out among coworkers. Don’t ever be content with where you are. Always strive to be better and to go further."