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mandy thomas

mandy thomas

Chapman University

Orange, CA USA

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mandy's work combines: Technology, Design, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Web Application Developer (retired)

Take business requirements and turn that into a digital application to meet the need or solve a problem.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    san pasqual high school

  • Bachelor's Degree

    BS in Business, Emphasis in Computer Information Systems

    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Bachelor's Degree: BS in Business, Emphasis in Computer Information Systems

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Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Friends:

    Computer programming is a predominately male industry and as a woman you'll have a hard time fitting in. They also said I'd have to approach a career and the workplace the way men do in order to be successful—play the game.

  • How I responded:

    Once I discovered a career option that felt like such a fit, I didn't care that it might be an uphill battle. In fact, I secretly enjoyed the surprise from people when they found out that's what I did for a living. And, later in my career I realized it was ok to question and even change how things have traditionally been done even if men see them as a traditionally female approach.