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.


Getting your degree matters. Don’t let anyone tell you differently!

Published March 5, 2019 at 2:03 PM PST

Seattle U student walking through Seattle

Communications Degrees still matter. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. According to the Lumina Foundation, people who get their associate’s degree expect to make $500,000 more...

My Start to Finish Review of the Seattle University Web Development Certificate – Weeks 17-20

Published February 23, 2018 at 1:02 PM PST

A student's hands typing on a laptop keyboard

In the JavaScript course, we learned about creating a good web form experience with helpful validation. We used the jQuery Validation plugin to easily add validation functionality to a common form. A simple JavaScript object contained the rules for the validation and it didn’t take long to get the validation to work and dynamically insert text warnings when a field did not meet requirements such as a correct credit card format or too many characters.

In the hosting course, we learned about how to install WordPress manually on a server on Digital Ocean by following the directions from the tutorial How To Install WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04.

We also started planning our final projects for the quarter and I am attempting to build an employee training tracker and a video voter app.