Tianna Upton

Tianna Upton Alumni Profile
Computer and Information Technology '98
IT Execution Lead for Eli Lilly and Company

What factors led you to pursue a career in IT?

In a high school computer class I created a software game and classmates loved playing it. It sparked my creativity and enjoyment of computers which led me to creating another game and wanting to major in IT at college.  

Did you participate in internships?

I was an intern for the School for Engineering and Technology at IUPUI between my junior and senior years. I also created the school’s activities web site and the freshman engineer database.

What advice would you give to current or prospective CIT students?

IT roles are not just developers; there are analysts, managers, technical leads, execution leads, lead developers, architects, consultants…. the list goes on. There are challenging roles for all types of people.

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