kevin meyer Manager - Level B
Accenture, LLP
B.S. MIS, 2003

Kevin graduated in 2003 with a degree in MIS. Immediately following graduation he was hired by Accenture LLP as an analyst in the St. Louis office. Kevin quickly advanced to consultant and then to manager last year. He is currently contracted to AT&T on their ''U-verse'' program. Kevin lives in Ballwin with his beautiful fiancé, Brittany.

We sat down with Kevin and asked him some questions.
  • Why did you decide to come to UMSL?
           I had pursued a degree in Biology at U. of Dallas - but let's just say my maturity level was lacking at the time.
  • Why did you pursue a career in information systems?
           Purely by accident. I came to UMSL as a Biology transfer. After having BA103 (BA 1800 now) with Mimi Duncan, I discovered that I was more interested in how a computer works and code is developed than Organic Chemistry.
  • What college classes did you find most useful to your career?
           Anything taught by Dr. Sauter. :) Decision Support Systems was particularly interesting.
  • If you were in college today, what courses would you take?
           If I were to go back, I would take more interest in Java, ASP and SAP.
  • How did you continue your education after your first degree?
           None other than on the job training and company sponsored classes / CBT's (Computer Based Training)
  • How did you find your first job?
           Having been forcibly requested by Dr. Sauter and Brian Lawton to apply for the Accenture scholarship, I became interested in the company. I was connected to an Accenture executive thru the Mentoring Program. So, I applied. With his and Dr. Sauter's help I was made an offer.
  • In what non-academic activities did you participate in college that you would recommend to others (and why)?
           Mentoring Program. Web Development Corps. Various Internships. I would recommend any professional group associated with your degree. The more you are involved the better your resume will look. You need a differentiator and outside activities are good for this.
  • How would you change your career if you had it to do all over again?
           Honestly, I cannot think of anything that I would change. Maybe win the lottery - wait, is that 'career' related?
  • What advice would you give to someone just starting in the field?
           Learn - Absorb - Do. There are several options, roles and technologies out there ... don't rule any out until you have experienced them.
  • Look into your crystal ball. What do you see changing in the IS field in the future?
           Still a little fuzzy - Ask Again Later!