Senior highlight: Cierra White

Last Updated 28 April, 2016

Cierra White came to NNU from Modesto, California to pursue her love of basketball at the NCAA DII level. She hadn’t considered computer science as a major—in fact, she didn’t really know what computer science was until coming to college—but decided to pursue it because of the flexibility and support of the department’s faculty and the opportunities the field offered.

Of her NNU experience and her immediate transition into her career, she said that the focus on communication skills fostered by the size of the department and relationships with classmates and faculty in addition to the hard skills she learned gave her an edge in the job hunt. “Had I been at a different university I probably wouldn’t have heard about this job and I wouldn’t have been as prepared for this next chapter in my life as I am.”