Student Spotlight: IT Program Student Stetson Pierce
Published on June 3, 2014 by Staff Writer
Broadview University-Orem information technology student Stetson Pierce is someone who personifies what it takes to get the job done. Stetson has been at Broadview for several quarters and has increased his skills and his position at work. I recently had a chance to ask Stetson a couple questions, so read on and meet Broadview University’s own Stetson Pierce.
Tell me a little about yourself.
I’m 22 years old. I’ve been married for 3 year. I still don’t have any children. I’m getting an Associate of Science in information technology (IT). I love the idea of having the ability to create things that can change the world, and that obtaining as much knowledge as possible is important. I have high expectations on what I’d like to accomplish in my life, and already have projects in the works to further technology education in Utah. I love working with Technology and the creation process. However, I also love camping, hiking, being outdoors, traveling (I’ve been to France, Germany, Spain, England and Mexico), and teaching (I’ve been a trainer at past jobs, and have taught basic economics to elementary students), and meeting new people to talk about ideas.
Why did you choose to go back to school? Why Broadview?
I chose to go back to school because to get anywhere these days, you need a degree. Any job worth having won’t happen unless you have one. There are exceptions to this rule, especially when it comes to the world of Information technology, however, I’m not the next Bill Gates, so I needed to go back to school. The reason I chose Broadview was because they offered small class sizes and career focused programs.
What advice do you have for new students?
Go to class! Attendance can be the make or break of your college career. You’re only wasting your time and money by not showing up for class. You’re an adult now, and you have to take on the responsibilities that come with that!
What would be your perfect career opportunity?
My dream career would be doing something that had a positive impact on the world. I’m a very strong believer in, “You have one life to live, so make it count.” I want to die knowing that I’ve made a positive impact on the world around me, and hopefully done something to better the lives of others.
Any job news?
Recently I was able to obtain a job with a company called KomBea (com-BE-UH) doing actual programming work. I work quite a bit with call center companies to customize their processes and our software together and improve their metrics. It’s been an amazing opportunity for me, because I’m getting to do what I love. It’s also given me a huge bump in pay that has allowed me to pursue my ambitions of giving back to the community. I’ve been able to start projects that hopefully will have a positive impact on Utah and the technology education therein.
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