Salt Lake City, May 20, 2014 – Neumont University, an accredited institution that grants bachelor’s degrees in computer science and related disciplines in two and a half years, welcomes Silicon Slopes’ neighbors, geeks, gamers, the generally inquisitive and lovers of all-things tech to attend the University’s annual Spring Open House held at the campus (143 South Main Street, downtown Salt Lake City) Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from p.m. 1 to 6 p.m.
“Neumont is focused on a distraction-free, computer science education that delivers remarkable results,” explained Karick Heaton, director of admissions. "And with Neumont’s accelerated graduation time,” Heaton says, as programs take three years or less to complete, “the school can be a great fit for so many of Utah’s young men and women who have taken time to serve our country or participate in service missions throughout the world.”
Isabella Porter, Neumont’s vice president of marketing, says the open house is an opportunity for prospective students and the general public to learn about what’s right in their backyard.
“We’re a school that’s obsessed with all things tech. Salt Lake hasn’t been nicknamed the Silicon Slopes by coincidence. Tech jobs in Salt Lake continue to be on the rise,” says Porter. “We want to make sure our community knows what a tremendous institution is right here in downtown.”
Porter says Neumont’s unique approach comes from a model that pairs the more traditional lecture-style classroom experience with a sequence of projects. The projects begin in the student’s core courses and culminate with real projects for real employers. Neumont students have completed more than 270 projects for more than 70 companies like IBM, Bosch and eBay.
In 2013 Neumont relocated its campus to the historic 12-floor Tribune Building in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City— recognized by The Salt Lake Tribune as one of downtown’s “best looking tall buildings.” The campus offers five floors of academic spaces, project rooms, a student commons area with study spaces, administrative offices, plus seven floors of student housing. With a student body living and studying at the campus year-round, Neumont University is a significant contributor to the revitalization of downtown Salt Lake City.
To learn more about Neumont’s unique approach to higher education and the role it plays in Salt Lake and the community, prospective students and the general public are invited to attend Wednesday’s open house and visit online at www.neumont.edu.