North Central College - Naperville, IL

Meet a Web and Internet Applications Student

Brian Doyle
Web & Internet Applications Graduate Student

With a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Linguistics, Brian chose the Web and Internet Applications program to combine his academic and professional experiences. “While my academic background is in the liberal arts and sciences, my career path has led me to technical communication systems – from graphic design to Web design to Web programming. With the master’s degree in Web and Internet Applications, I am excited about the prospect of re-aligning my formal education with my professional experience. By obtaining greater expertise in Web development, I hope and expect to be more competitive as I seek to achieve my career goals in the years to come.”

Jessica Hart

Jessica Hart
Web & Internet Applications Graduate Student

Jessica received her bachelor’s degree from North Central and chose the Web & Internet applications graduate program based on one of her experiences. "I found out that North Central is a great school—great professors, great classes and great community. Browsing other schools’ computer courses, I realized North Central was unique in offering an entire degree in the Web programming niche. It was the natural choice for my graduate degree."

Because she majored in modern and classical languages, with a minor in English and interactive media studies for her bachelor's degree, Jessica saw the connection between foreign and computer languages. The different patterns and syntax of spoken language gave her a comfort level with programming languages. As an undergrad, Jessica created a Web site about Caligula, the Roman emperor who ruled from 37 to 41 A.D. Now she has ambitions of creating the next big historical video game. "I’d love to eventually incorporate both my knowledge of classics and computers into a career."

Corinne Vendetta
Web & Internet Applications Graduate Student

As an undergraduate, Corinne studied finance and accounting and had no prior computer programming experience. So why did she choose the Web and Internet Applications program at North Central? “I was looking for a program that would not only teach me the basics in computer programming but also bring me up to speed with the ever-changing techniques in use today. The program at North Central fit my goals and covers other valuable topics so I can keep my career options open and hopefully move into an IT-related career.” Corinne says she chose North Central because “I liked it so much as an undergrad. It’s close to home, the class sizes are small and the professors are excellent.”