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.


Student Profile: Jen Heron, Organizational Leadership

Published March 2, 2018 at 3:03 PM PST

Jen Heron, '18 Organizational Leadership

I chose Organizational Leadership because I have been in so many different leadership positions naturally throughout my personal and professional career. I really wanted to understand the frameworks underlying some of the organizational leadership theories of how organizations operate. I wanted to see if there were things that I could improve upon by going through the program myself. Since being in the program, I’m really exploring the idea of vulnerability-based leadership. Admitting that we’re not perfect and using that to connect with the people that we work with, both as peers and as allies and as mentors.