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International student Hazza Alkaabi, right, helps UA honorary degree recipient Mohammed Sharaf experience augmented reality.

Unique Student Program Leads to Careers

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Unique Student Program Leads to Careers

July 16, 2018
UA students employed at Tech.Global earn more than just a paycheck. "There's nothing like it on campus," says Hazza Alkaabi, a computer science major who hopes to work in the space sector.

Students -- some majoring in computer science, others in electrical engineering or management information systems -- apply to work at Tech.Global, where each student seat is funded for 1,024 hours.

UA faculty or departments can sponsor a Tech.Global coder and, in doing so, immediately gain the capabilities of the entire team in support of their projects.

Projects include Gear Tracker, a web-based application UA Global now uses to track equipment. Electrical and computer engineering sophomore Miranda Hampton, one of the team's newest members, is getting her feet wet developing an application to track people by their areas of expertise and connect those with similar proficiencies.

I was really intimidated by everyone here because they all knew so much more than me. I really didn't expect to learn as much as I have. I know that I've learned a lot, because I've helped members of my team."