Ben Fischer '13, computer science major, software engineer at Homefinder.com
"Augie was a great fit for me. I loved my CS classes and I loved debating and I especially loved working with local businesses through the Augie Web Guild. My teachers always worked with me so that I could manage all three of those commitments, and I really appreciate that. I ended up landing a cool job in Chicago at homefinder.com as a software engineer where I have been able to continue learning and growing."
Benjamin K. Knapper '15, computer science and applied mathematics; IT consulting associate for McGladrey, Des Moines, Iowa
"I came to Augustana because of the people and relationships. I felt like I was at home when I visited the campus and knew I would find success here. I wanted college to be a time where I could develop academically, mature intellectually and become who
I wanted to be."
Andy Shearouse '15, computer science and business administration majors, mathematics minor; Fellow in Augustana's EDGE (Entrepreneurial) Center
"I grew up in the Quad Cities and always wanted to go to Augustana. I was already familiar with the campus, and in many ways I was eager to follow in the footsteps of my two older brothers, who are both Augie grads. The Entrepreneurial Center also was a selling point, as no other college has a program exactly like it.
The biggest surprise was my growth as a presenter. When I began at Augustana, I dreaded giving presentations; nothing made me more nervous than
standing in front of a group of people and talking. Yet, by the end of my junior year, I had become part of the ADs presentation team and had become very comfortable making a presentation."
Ryan Brummet '13, computer science; Graduate student in computer science at the University of Iowa
"At Augustana I had the privilege of actually knowing my professors and them actually knowing me beyond the professional courtesy of knowing each other's names. Because of my close relationships with professors, I was able to augment my education in a way that is very rare."
Paige Cordle '13, computer science and mathematics; Oracle Applications analyst, Trinity Logistics Corporation, Davenport, Iowa
"I absolutely feel prepared for my future, whether it be continuing in the professional world or going back to school to get further education. The department enabled me to form not only academic relationships with my professors, but also personal relationships. This made it so easy to feel comfortable going in and asking for help.
Instead of learning a lot about one certain area of computer science, I was able to learn about many different areas. This is something I am very thankful for, as I feel comfortable speaking to IT professionals in all areas of the field (hardware and software), and not just the database part I am currently working in."