“Thank you so much for bringing such great company representatives to campus on Tuesday! I am very appreciative of organizations and people who understand the importance of this kind of education that isn't learned in the classroom.”
Darby Scism, Ph.D. – Director, Career Development Center, Loyola University Chicago
"I attended the IT seminar that your group put together (I cannot say thank you enough for the opportunity!) and I would like to say that I really got a lot out of it. I truly hope that these sessions will continue between AVVAL and Westwood College, this was truly beneficial."
Sergio Nesbitt, Student at Westwood College
"It was a privilege being asked to participate in the Robert Morris College Real-IT-y event and I enjoyed interacting with the students a great deal. I found the experience quite rewarding and hope I was able to provide a bit of insight into the state of the Information Technology landscape and how one might prepare for entry into a highly competitive field. I firmly believe the Real-IT-y initiative is an excellent resource that deserves to be fostered and embraced by the IT and educational community alike, and look forward to participating again in the future."
Steven E. Crider, IT Manager, FONA International
“It was an honor to be asked to participate in the Loyola University Real-IT-y event, and to be given the opportunity to share my experiences with the students. I found this entire process to be rewarding and my hope is that my insight will help those that attended. I definitely believe that the Real-IT-y initiative is an outstanding resource that every student entering the IT field should have available to them. I only wish that this type of program would have existed as I began my own career, it would have been a great asset. I look forward to participating in the program again in the future.”
Ed Medina, Manager Information Technology, ULTA
At first I was skeptical because the school has companies come in to talk with us students often, but then you started with the introduction of actual IT leaders from two different companies. It was interesting, because you had people from different industries to speak with us directly about future IT job trends. Afterward, the social gathering was cool and everyone was friendly. It also helped me gain some networking skills. Out of all the presentations the school had, AVVAL's was the best".
Lenora Cravens, Student at Robert-Morris University