Web Design & Interactive Media
Developer for EIGA
The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
My time [in school] taught me time management and self-reliance. I feel more confident in my problem solving skills and in troubleshooting problems. Scott Killian , Developer for EIGA 2015 , The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
Scott Killian is a developer for EIGA. He develops and manages websites and marketing items. Scott says that a typical day involves working on current projects and meeting with the team to discuss new projects. “During the day, I will get projects like building out emails, brochures, or flyers for different contractors,” he says.
Prior to joining EIGA, Scott worked at Joint Medias, a company that he says helped to prepare him for a corporate workspace. “[It] gave me room to grow and trusted me to manage projects.” He recommends that current students stay focused and meet goals. “Manage your time and don’t procrastinate. Get a planner and use it.” Scott believes that success comes from committing to lifelong education. “Once you stop gaining knowledge, you stop any forward progress.”
He adds that his career’s biggest obstacle was overcoming doubt that he couldn’t do something. “When I let that [feeling] go, I was able to dig into my knowledge and can now complete any functionality my employer needs. Each day brings new challenges—he’s currently working on a membership-based website that his team built from the ground up. “When I started, I had no idea what I was doing. Now we have a fully functional membership-driven content management system.”
Working in the web design industry, Scott has come to believe that nothing is impossible. And he says that the benefits of his hard work continue to pay off—both with a successful career and his own office. “[I realized that] I could live comfortably and wake up everyday doing something that I love. I still can't believe I get paid for doing this.”
Scott, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media from The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, says that his education improved his business skills. “Learning to speak professionally and concisely during presentations was very important. My time [in school] taught me time management and self-reliance. I feel more confident in my problem solving skills and in troubleshooting problems.”
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