My name is Spencer Vanderpoel and I am a recent graduate with a degree in Computer Science. I recently began my career at Epic Systems in Madison.
CBEC played a big role in my success. Epic Systems had a very rigorous testing and application process which I feel CBEC's Computer Science department did a fine job preparing me for. A large part of this was the programming competitions I attended. They were fantastic for obtaining experience, but more importantly teamwork. In my field you are almost always working in a group, and the amount of experience I received through my courses, and the competitions which CBEC sent me to was excellent. Overall I feel that the schooling and experience CBEC provided me with was fundamental to my success. The most important thing I learned was teamwork. It is definitely relevant in the real world and having a lot of experience in groups will give you an edge when looking for jobs.
All the professors I had throughout my college career, at the College of Business, Economics, and Computing were excellent. Every professor seemed to enjoy what they were teaching and actually cared about student success.