Tips for Being a Successful Student — Online and in the Classroom

Published January 8, 2020 at 3:01 PM PST

I.T. Student getting ready for exams

If it’s been a while since you’ve been in school, it can be tough to get back into the routine of classes. I had a 9-year break between dropping out of college initially and starting college again, and I showed up to my first class completely flustered. I didn’t even have a pen! Since starting college classes again I have taken a mixture and online and on-campus classes and I’ve found that while each type takes the same amount of dedication and hard work, each class type does have it’s own specific kind of engagement. Here are my tips for being a successful student both online and in the classroom.


Technology careers can focus on systems or on people

Published December 18, 2019 at 12:12 AM PST

Lecture to Students in front of a Responsive Design Banner

According to a recent study, digitally intensive jobs are growing at a rate two-and-a-half times faster than non-digital jobs and jobs requiring advanced digital skills offer 38 percent higher wages. Most people have heard of the term “information technology,” a discipline which tends to be broad and systems focused. In contrast, careers centered around “digital technology and cultures” focus on the human side of technology. Let’s take a look at the different types of careers the two areas of study have to offer.


My Start to Finish Review of the Seattle University Web Development Certificate – Weeks 24-30

Published December 11, 2019 at 2:12 PM PST

A student's hands typing on a laptop keyboard

We continued reading the Introduction to Building Webapps Gitbook which explained the basic concepts of the Angular JavaScript framework for building web apps. It covered Angular topics like models, routes, and controllers. We also delivered a description of what we are planning to build for the final project. I am planning to create a simple app that helps small businesses survey their customers and view feedback in a simple dashboard.