What now for the class of 2016: Abby Seifert

Abby Seifert

As the May 2016 graduates move into their careers, we are profiling a few and finding out their future plans and how they arrived at this point in their lives.


Abby Seifert, New Palestine, Indiana

  • Multimedia Developer for Bottom-Line Performance in New Palestine, Indiana


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer graphics technology (emphasis in web programming and development)

Job duties

I will be a part of a team that creates custom eLearning software for other companies. This process requires writing curriculums, designing the layouts, and programming the courses to meet the clients’ needs.

Purdue classes that helped Abby prepare for her job

Every class where we learned a specific Adobe application was very beneficial. My past employers were impressed with how well I knew Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I also enjoyed the Intro to Computer Programming course. It was one of the more challenging courses, but it helped me learn how to think like a programmer.

Other ways the college and/or Purdue provided preparation and assistance

Computer graphics technology courses often emphasize working groups for projects and that has definitely helped me for my future career. As I mentioned before, in my future job I will be working as a part of a team. I’ve learned how to be a good leader, as well as a good teammate.

Thanks go to:

  • I would first like to thank my parents for being there for me every step along the way. They have always been my greatest fan base. I would also like to thank them for teaching me how to be a Boilermaker since day one.
  • I would like to thank my brother, Andy, for being an amazing role model. He showed me the ropes when I first arrived here at Purdue. He also taught me how hard work pays off. 
  • I would like to thank my friends here at Purdue for making these last four years unforgettable.
  • And lastly, I would like to thank all the faculty in CGT for preparing me for the rest of my life, and pushing me to be the best I can be.