"The company needed help researching best in class customer portal solutions that could serve our highly diversified customer base. As an alumnus, I was familiar with the Senior Experience program and thought it would be a good opportunity to work with students who could provide a fresh perspective and dedicate the necessary time to the project. The team knocked it out of the park. We were blown away throughout the entire process by their professionalism and motivation. They provided a detailed report and pointed out software options we had never heard of before. We still reference their final paper as we continue through the discovery phase of the project. For the cost, the ROI was a huge win for all involved. "
-Jeff Columbus '15, Senior Manager, Aftermarket Services, Viasat
“We needed to improve inventory visibility across a growing and diverse business unit. A colleague recommended the Senior Experience Program and we were pleased by the final presentation – well done! A business intelligence tool was created giving us the ability to analyze inventory at a much deeper level. We are working to refine and integrate the tool into standard operating mechanisms. It was a valuable experience overall.”
-Gerrit Smith, Sr. Director Operations, Thermo Fisher Scientific
"At the time, we needed unbias research done to understand the validity of our value propositions. The reason we decided to use the senior experience program was because I am an alumni that participated as a student. I knew that with the right projects, the company and students both finish with positive results. I enjoyed having the ability to work on my business, while simultaneously mentoring and giving back to the students and CSUSM. I would recommend Senior Experience to any business in the community who has problems to be solved or research to be done. They will be supported by a team of brilliant young professionals!"
-Jason McBride '18 , CEO, Brew Catalog
"Excellent job everyone. I was so impressed throughout this entire project. You guys have taken The BITS to a whole new level and I'm so excited to be able to see it in practice."
-Kelsey Holle, Special Education Teacher, TERI Inc.
"We are grateful for all of the team's hard work on project! Especially through one
of the most challenging and unsure times that any of us have ever encountered."
-Chris Ross, Principal, MindFlow Design
"I felt it necessary to reach out because of the incredible work accomplished by the team assigned to our project and wanted to pass along comments made recently by both myself and Pastor Brown who is CEO of East County Trasitional Learning Center (ECTLC)."
-Michael Scott, CEO, Witnet
"I have never gotten an A+ in school, and even A’s were hard to come by, but I never did work as well as this team has performed on this assignment."
"I am astounded having now watched all the 04/29 and 05/01 videos on top of the previous ones. It just leaves me shaking my head thinking how incredibly valuable this would have been to me last summer, but more importantly, how valuable, useful, and even life-saving these videos are to all the other ECTLC participants who have little if any computer experience. You have all done such an incredible job of simplifying these instructions and breaking them down into easy to understand bites. "
"The production quality is really great and I love the “new tricks” in the last 3 videos!!! I was wondering how you would address the mouse – WOW! Way better than I expected. "
"I can echo Michaels grade A++ just a great job. This will help hundreds of people that have had no computer experience to enter this new job market with the tools to succeed. Bravo great job."