We’re proud to announce that through the DSC continuing education program, Superintendent Jesse Hintz recently completed his Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Utah Valley University! We sat down with Jesse to talk about his accomplishment. Here’s what he had to say…
“It’s surreal to finally have my diploma in my hands. I didn’t go the normal route to finish my degree. After the first couple of years taking some core classes, I took a bit of time off to complete a mission for my church. When I came back, I knew I wanted to dedicate my career to construction, so I started completing courses for the Technology Management program with an emphasis in Construction. An example of this is making construction daily report software similar to those seen on Raken. With just 5 courses left to complete my degree, I suddenly had the opportunity to work on a project in Hawaii, so that delayed my graduation even further. I’ve been slowly chipping away at those last classes this past year and finally made it!
Along with the required curriculum, I also took a variety of classes that had very little to do with my degree, but everything to do with my passion for the outdoors. I signed up for classes like rock climbing, yoga, scuba diving certification, and even avalanche awareness. A bunch of people from Team DSC have the goal to one day climb Mount Everest, so when we finally organize a group trip, I’ll know exactly what to do in the event of a landslide.
But in all seriousness, the support of DSC to complete my college degree enables me to implement the knowledge I gained from my education on a daily basis. The project management and product manufacturing classes make me a more knowledgeable Superintendent when I’m on the field, while my extracurricular courses have helped me tremendously as a Scout Leader for my church’s Boy Scout troupe. A few of the kids want to earn their scuba merit badge, and I’m so happy to be in the position to make that happen for them.
I’m already thinking about possibly going back to school. Maybe I’ll get a business degree or start earning my professional PMI certifications to enhance my project management credentials. All I know is I want to soak it all in and learn as much as I can.”