What made you decide to pursue your degree in WDOC?

That’s a long story! But basically I was looking to change career paths, and decided to capitalize on my background in communications as well as my interest in computers and design.

What has been the biggest thing you have learned in your classes?

That’s hard to encapsulate in one sentence when I’ve learned so much, but I would have to say the biggest thing is probably how to professionally approach planning, building and maintaining a website while meeting the client’s needs. It is definitely a strategic process.

What have you learned in your classes that you have already applied to your job?

I have been lucky enough to focus on my Master’s full-time, but I’ve been able to use the program to build up a portfolio as well as create a resume site for job application purposes.  I would have to say that the versatile approach the program uses to make students both front-end developers as well as digital marketers really boosts our marketability.

What are your career aspirations?

I would love to be a front-end developer for an agency. I like the many hats the position tends to wear as both a graphic and web designer.

What accomplishment are you the proudest of achieving?

I think honestly the dedication and work I’ve put into the program. I had very little background in web design other than some basic high school IT classes, so to make it through the program with top grades and to be featured on the program site is something I’m quite proud of.

Lauren Yockey

Lauren Yockey

Class of May ’17

Niceville, FL

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