Bachelor of Science
Information Science & Technology
Jordan had reached a point in his life where he wanted to move into a different career. However, with a full-time job and four children, he wasn’t quite sure how he would get the education required to make that move.
His UWM bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering led to a career in that field, but he was really interested in moving into web design and development.
When he decided to return to school, his advisor steered him to the information science and technology program in the School of Information Studies.
Jordan says the ability to do most coursework online while still working full time made it possible to complete his second degree. The flexibility was vital in helping fit coursework into his busy schedule of family and work responsibilities.
He graduated in May 2017 and is looking for a job in web design and development. But he’s not leaving his current job until he finds another that is just the right fit.
Meanwhile, he’s started his own small company – Jace Web Design – doing freelance Web development work.
“This gives me a way to keep my skills sharp doing actual work,” he says. “It’s nice to take the lessons and apply them to a real project. In a perfect world, I’d like to work for myself designing websites. I believe I can get there.”