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Neumont College of Computer Science was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2003, to fill the growing national demand for industry-ready technology professionals by offering bachelor’s degree in three years that immerses students in a rigorous, project-based curriculum. This blog serves as a platform to publish and share, news, reviews, and stories from Utah's best kept tech secret. 

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Neumont College of Computer Sciences's official blogs shares the stories of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff to illustrate the Neumont experience. 

 

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Alumni Spotlight: Anthony Corbin, Software Developer at Google

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Ninety-seven percent of Neumont University graduates are employed in their chosen field within six months of graduation, and they average a starting salary of $63,000.* We have the data to prove it, and it’s not a statistic we shy away from. But what the numbers can’t express are the unique stories of those individual alumni. Before Anthony Corbin (Class of 2015) even graduated, both Google and SONY Santa Monica Studios were knocking on his door with lucrative offers.

We sat down with Anthony to hear about his decision, his experience with project-based learning, and Neumont’s role in his road to Google. 

*Employment and salary statistics are calculated using data from the 2011-2014 Neumont University graduates. Neumont verifies employment and first-year compensation by employers in writing. Neumont does not guarantee employment or first-year compensation for future graduates. 

Alumni Spotlight: Korvyn Dornseif, VP of Exchange Solutions at Towers Watson

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Enterprise Projects are key to Neumont University’s success in helping grads get hired. They place student teams in a real companies developing software and working on other important tech tasks during their final year of school. In addition to refining technical skills and professionalism, Enterprise Projects help students build a strong network of connections in the tech industry through the projects.

One of Neumont’s Enterprise Partners, Towers Watson, has hired more than 30 Neumont graduates in less than 10 years. Towers Watson is an international professional services company with a key office in Salt Lake City.

“We rely heavily on Neumont to educate skilled developers,” says Korvyn Dornseif, Nuemont Alum (Class of 2006) and vice president exchange solutions at Towers Watson. “We know exactly what to expect from them, and we don’t have to wash away any bad practices. They’re passionate about their work.”

Joshua Kirk, director of quality assurance at Towers Watson says Neumont graduates are “very self-motivated, and they’re comfortable asking the right questions. They’ve all come from the Enterprise Projects, so they’re all familiar with our business and can hit the ground running.”

Although 82 percent of Neumont University’s students come from out-of-state, more than half of them accept their first job in the tech industry at a Utah-based company. As reported in Forbes, Utah was recently ranked #2 Fastest-Growing States for Tech Jobs in 2015, and Neumont is playing a key role to help further that distinction.

We met up with Korvyn to discuss his Neumont experience and why the partnership with Towers Watson and Neumont works so well.