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.