This summer students in the Information Systems Project Management class (IS 460) landed an opportunity to step out of the classroom and receive first-hand real world experience and work on a project with Blattner Energy in Avon.
The project included creating request for proposals and suggesting a vendor for an internal IT project. The class was able make three on site visits to Blattner. They were able to meet with IT Director Jason Abfalter, IT Manager Paul Sand, IT Delivery Lead Shareen Stommes and student intern Lujana Thapa.
The team worked on the vendor selection process for one of their ongoing projects with students actively participating in the process. The students not only got a chance to learn the process, but also experience it.
“I had a very good experience collaborating with Blattner and enjoyed learning the steps of how a project’s objective can be achieved, big or small through agile methodologies,” said Naif Alhajri, an IT student.
“As the leader in renewable energy construction, Blattner Energy offers rewarding career opportunities in wind energy and solar energy.” said Sand. “We have a variety of positions that college students can work in after graduating, too, from field construction management to corporate services like finance, human resources and IT. At Blattner, we really believe in the power of our people.”