Employer Testimonials


EnvocOver the past 14 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with many Southeastern CMPS
students between Envoc’s CMPS 383 class as well as students who have worked part-time
with Envoc while they are still in school. I’ve been thoroughly impressed with their
dedication, professionalism, and eagerness to learn. The Students have consistently
demonstrated a strong work ethic and a genuine enthusiasm for their roles. These young
professionals have not only met but often exceeded my expectations. Their contributions
have made a positive impact on our projects, and they have seamlessly integrated into
our team, quickly becoming valuable assets. In fact, the overwhelming majority of
students who work with us part-time transition into full-time employees post graduation
which has been a tremendous success in our recruiting efforts. I appreciate the effort
Southeastern has put into nurturing such promising talent and look forward to continuing
our partnership for many years to come!  — Robert Schroeder


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

BCBS of La.

I have been recruiting IT interns/full-time staff from Southeastern for over 10 years.
The students have always showcased impressive technical skills and a strong work ethic.
Both the Office of Career Services and the IT professors at Southeastern facilitated
a smooth on-campus recruiting process. The interns and full-time staff we’ve hired
from Southeastern have added tremendous value in a variety of areas across our business.

    —Missy Judice, Manager, Talent Sourcing and Programs, Talent Acquisition


Elevator3 Software

Elevator3 SoftwareAs the COO of Elevator3, a leading technology consulting firm based in Baton Rouge,
I’m delighted to share our experience working with interns from Southeastern Louisiana
University’s Computer Science program.

The talent we’ve encountered from Southeastern’s Computer Science students has been
nothing short of exceptional. These individuals come to us with a solid foundation
of technical knowledge and a strong ability to adapt to real-world projects. It’s
been impressive to see how quickly they can integrate into our teams and start making
meaningful contributions.

What sets Southeastern’s interns apart is not just their technical skills, but also
their alignment with our company culture. They bring a sense of enthusiasm and dedication
that fits seamlessly with our team dynamics, making collaboration smooth and effective.

Furthermore, the retention rate of Southeastern’s interns at Elevator3 has been notably
high. Many of them have transitioned into full-time roles within our company, demonstrating
their value and commitment to our organization.

We commend Southeastern Louisiana University for fostering such a talented pool of
Computer Science students. The quality of education and preparation they receive is
evident in their ability to hit the ground running and excel in a professional setting.

Thank you, Southeastern, for consistently delivering top-notch interns who contribute
to the success of Elevator3 and beyond.  —
Nathan Arant, COO, Elevator3



EnvocEnvoc is a software development firm that writes software you can’t buy “off the shelf.”
Envoc uses SOLID design principles in a Test-Driven Development (TDD) environment
to create Mobile Apps, Portals, Integrations, Dashboards, and Software for Businesses
that create a “Better Reality” for their clients. Envoc is adept at helping companies
identify and pay down “Technical Debt” associated with legacy systems, quick-and-dirty
design decisions of the past, and aging software systems. Envoc does not outsource
or utilize overseas labor and is very active in Louisiana Universities and the technical
community through numerous speaking engagements.

Envoc also has a products division which has innovated some exciting products in the
mobile space. AppMelt is a platform for creating iOS and Android mobile apps without
the need for a programmer (www.appmelt.com). FlipFire is a two-way broadcast and subscription-based
text-messaging platform (www.flipfiresms.com). BubbleVision is a cloud-based bubble-sheet
grading package available for educational institutions.

Envoc would like to thank the Southeastern Louisiana University Computer Science department
and faculty for allowing Envoc to occasionally invade their classrooms, influence
the curriculum, and challenge the students with real-world project assignments. Envoc
has had the pleasure of interning and hiring almost a dozen Computer Science students
and alumni. Constant learning is a requirement in our field and the Southeastern Graduates
understand that, just like a doctor or lawyer, they are entering into a “practice”
that requires continual training, refinement and innovation. Envoc is so impressed
with the Southeastern Computer Science Department that it believes that many of the
graduates will know more about Software Development when they graduate, than the people
that will be interviewing them — the curriculum is THAT good.



A Deloitte Software Development and Hiring Manager speaking about Computer Science student presentations:
“I was impressed by the effort the students went through to deliver projects and the
amount of work I know went into it. I was much more impressed by the soft skills I
observed. I have observed over time that, in general, computer science students do
not communicate very well but most of the [Southeastern] students were so comfortable
speaking in front of the audience. I do expect to see the growth in the students from
the time they take the CMPS 285 class to the time they take CMPS 411 but even the
285 students presented really well. The effort that the faculty give toward development
of the students is really showing. Keep up the good/hard work and it will continue
to pay benefits for all those that receive.”

In the United States, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries have 57,000 professionals
with a single focus: serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems.
We work in four key business areas – audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting
– but our real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address
clients’ needs. Fortune and BusinessWeek consistently rank our organization among
the best places to work, which is good news for our talent and our clients alike.
When the best people tackle the most compelling challenges, everyone wins.