Neumont University, a private university that grants bachelor’s degrees in computer science and related fields in only three years, congratulates the 100-plus graduates attending the Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The event was held at the Masonic Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. Graduates and guests were addressed by keynote speaker Carine Clark, president and CEO of MaritzCX.
“You are more prepared and ready for your careers than any other college grads. You have been taught well and great things await you,” said Clark.
Then, she encouraged the graduates to build a phenomenal life by embracing failure, dreaming and exploring, forging connections, recharging, helping others, and believing nothing is impossible.
Neumont University President Shaun McAlmont noted that while the students had all started at Neumont before he arrived, “I can honestly say that I feel like I’ve known many of you for years; and I have also seen the best many of you have to offer in terms of your determination, performance and the steps many of you have taken toward your goals. You are a truly impressive and talented group.”
McAlmont also noted this was a particularly key year for Neumont graduates starting their careers at Google. In total, the search giant hired three graduates from this year’s graduating class in addition to the alumni already working at the Silicon Valley-based company.
On average, 97% of Neumont graduates are employed in their field within six months of graduation with average starting salaries of $63,000.
Rachel Antion earned her Bachelor of Science in computer science and has started her career at Seagate. Graduates Taylor Garcia and Jonathan Pearl both earned bachelor’s degrees in software and game development and have also started working at Blizzard Entertainment and Microsoft respectively.
Neumont University’s Class of 2016 has already accepted offers from more than 45 companies. In addition to the companies named above, Neumont graduates will launch their tech careers at companies like 3M, Cisco, Fidelity Investments, and more.