Morgan Myers '12

November 4, 2013

Major: English: Literature

Minor: Computer Science and Art

Residence: Plainfield, Ind.

What are you doing now?

I am a Support Engineer for Scale Computing. I am also working on technical documentation for them. I am working on self-publishing a series of fantasy/paranormal romance books.

What experiences did you appreciate most in the SJC CS Department?

The different labs both Prof. Capouch and Prof. Coy held were some of my favorite experiences. The Software Engineering class probably prepared me the best for the real world.

The labs were a fun way to figure out if you really "got" it. Classes were one thing, talking about networking or how to program. The labs were really where you got to test your understanding. It either worked, or it didn't! Then you had tochange the whole way you looked at a problem.

How did Core integrate with your major?

Core integrated perfectly with my major. It was a place where we learned how to discuss and debate. It really opened your mind to thinking of the world in a multitude of different ways, which is great not only when writing, but also when programming or tackling a problem. There isn't always one perfect answer, and sometimes there may never be an answer or there may be hundreds of answers. Many times, it's all about how you learn to look at a problem--from all of the different viewpoints.

What advice would you give to a prospective student looking to major in CS at SJC?

Do it! Computer science is a great industry with a growing job market. Not only that, but it's just plain fun to work with a bunch of geeks! Where else are cat memes, YouTube videos, and Reddit a daily occurrence at work? And they're usually all applicable to some issue! I'll admit, figuring out computers is not always easy, but working through even the toughest assignments is worth it in the end!

How were both Prof. Coy and Prof. Capouch helpful to you?

Prof. Capouch was the one who really pushed for me to get into the program. He went out of his way and allowed me special approval to take a few classes out of order since I picked up the minor my junior year. With his push, I was able to complete the minor in time for graduation senior year, and he was always happy to help out and assist whenever I had problems.

Prof. Coy is an awesome teacher. She and Prof. Capouch are like night and day in teaching style, but I really think that that helps to round out the program. Where Prof. Capouch is a mass of random knowledge and experience, whose thoughts cover a broad range of industry knowledge, Prof. Coy is an organized folder of facts with a series of classes where the foundation of understanding can be built. In particular, Prof. Coy is great for making one-on-one time to answer questions and troubleshoot code. She's always available to help out and explain anything that may have been difficult in class.

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  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.

     

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.