Computer Science

Successful Outcomes

Our Students Go Far

Thanks to the real-world focus and hands-on approach of BVU’s computer science program, students are more than prepared for life after graduation. See the success that comes from joining this program below, with the list of employers, internships hosts, alumni, and more.  

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BVU’s computer science program is designed to prepare students to enter the rapidly expanding and ever-evolving field of computer science. Computer Science Major

Sarah Mackey

Sarah Mackey '18

Software engineer, Venmo

Sarah double majored in mathematics and computer science and was actively involved on campus. Sarah served as a panelist for dialogue with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta as part of BVU’s American Heritage Lecture Series. She landed prestigious internships with the United States Department of Defense Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Services Summer Program as well as Microsoft Corporation. She also studied abroad as part of the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program.

Chad Sibigtroth

Chad Sibigtroth '14

Senior .NET Developer, U.S. Olympic Committee

Two dream internships helped hone Chad's skills for his post-college career, one with a water works company in Pueblo, Colorado, and the other with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. There, Chad exercised his expertise in IT for the workforce management division and regularly attended meetings with top executives. Today Chad is a Senior .NET Developer for the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, Colorado, leading development teams for Teamusa.org, TeamUSA Awards, and Next Olympic Hopeful programs.

Jon Kenkel

Jon Kenkel '14

Associate Gameplay Programmer, Hi-Rez Studios

As a student Jon, was the vice president of the Association for Computing Machinery student organization, worked for the campus computer center, and was a founding member of the Humans vs. Zombies campus tag event. He interned with Berkley Technology Services in Urbandale. After graduating, Jon was accepted into the University of Utah’s renowned entertainment arts & engineering video game design program. Today, Jon is employed at Hi-Rez Studios in Atlanta, which is known for developing the critically acclaimed games, “Smite” and “Paladins.”

Jon Kenkel

Ellen Hartsack '11

Security Engineer, Workiva

Ellen credits much of her success to the support she received from BVU professors and alumni. As a student, Ellen landed a coveted internship with INTERPOL Washington, the United States National Central Bureau, in Washington, D.C. After graduation, Ellen went on to earn a master’s degree in information assurance at Iowa State University before securing a position with the U.S. Department of Defense. Today, Ellen works as a senior security operations engineer at Workiva in Ames. She also operates a 501c3 non-profit called Underdog's Triumph.

Employment

Finance & Insurance Industries

  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Federated Insurance
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • EMC Insurance

Government & Defense Contractors

  • NSA
  • FBI
  • US Army - Signals Division
  • US Army - CyberOps Division
  • Northrup Grumman
  • BAE Systems
  • Aviture Inc.

Agriculture, Food, Industrial

  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Stine Seed
  • Wells Enterprises
  • AGCO

Sports & Entertainment

  • Hi-Rez Studios
  • Voidstar Solutions
  • United States Olympic Committee

Software Contractors & Consultants

  • Berkeley Technology Services
  • QCI
  • Central Square Technologies
  • Workiva

Graduate Schools

  • George Washington University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Utah
  • Iowa State University

Student at computer

Internships

  • Disney
  • NSA
  • Workiva
  • Microsoft
  • Principal Financial
  • Wells Blue Bunny
  • U.S. Navy Research Center
  • BVU Science summer research program

Students at computer

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