Harrison Schultz, a recent graduate from Eleven Fifty Academy, joins AxiaTP’s growing software engineering department as a Junior Software Engineer. In this role, Harrison will mainly focus on internal software development, building and improving processes for each department within the company.
Knowing that the tech world moves fast, Harrison felt that Ball State wasn’t preparing him with the skills he needed to be successful in the industry right out the gate, so he turned to Eleven Fifty Academy and immediately knew he made the right decision.
“The instructors and staff told us within the first few days of classes that they believed in us, before we even believed in ourselves,” says Harrison. “The encouragement and positive attitude really had an effect on me. Knowing that the instructors truly cared about their students, pushed and motivated me in class.”
Harrison has been surrounded by technology all of his life and completing Eleven Fifty’s 12-week program only strengthened his foundation. He calls his career choice a “natural order of things,” as his dad owned a consulting business and also taught computer science. And although he wasn’t a developer, he nudged Harrison in that direction.
It was also through Eleven Fifty that Harrison met AxiaTP’s Principal Software Engineer, John Harden. The more he learned about the company’s culture and software, the more Harrison knew he’d fit in with the software engineering family.
“Working for AxiaTP is a dream job for me because it’s everything I want,” says Harrison. “And on top of being everything that I want, it’s really hard to come right out of school and become a junior software engineer. Eleven Fifty and AxiaTP gave me that opportunity.”
For more on Eleven Fifty Academy and Harrison’s journey, watch this quick video.