UALR alumni move on to pursue a variety of stimulating and interesting careers after graduation. The story shared below from the featured Business Information Systems graduate illustrates how they have taken what they learned at UALR and became successful in their chosen field.
Recent MS Graduate Randy Pruitt, Acxiom Corporation
Randy Pruitt has worked at Acxiom Corporation for the last 17 years in roles including software developer, application team leader, business unit leader, and project manager.
Currently as an expert project manager, he has facilitated the implementation of multiple, medium to large data analytic solutions for retail, telecommunication, and financial services clients. He works with project stakeholders to define, communicate, and manage a project’s scope, budget, and schedule. Tracking project risks until mitigated and resolving projects problems are daily activities. He coordinates activities between multiple teams across the company
Randy also builds project management software tools to help manage scope, change control, forecasting, budget, planning, and communication on client projects. His tools have been integrated into the joint project methodologies with Acxiom’s clients.
He’s very interested in managing the connection between the business strategy and information technology. He enjoys working with numbers and wants to understand how his projects are impacting the company financially at all times.