Jamaal Hollins

Jamaal HollinsCurrent Location: Chicago, IL
Hometown: Flossmoor, IL

UIS Degree: B.S. 2014 (Computer Science)

Current Position
Software Engineer at Tanvas Inc.

Career Highlights
“Some of my career highlights have been working on the development of major enterprise applications within State Farm. In addition, working on State Farm’s customer facing applications, which are located in the Google Play marketplace, has been a wonderful experience as well. I also have the opportunity of being a part of the State Farm UIS campus recruiting team, which focuses on recruiting UIS students for internships and full time positions at State Farm.”

Memories of SSU/UIS
“One of my favorite memories of UIS was playing squash and traveling throughout the country competing against other schools. Another great UIS memory was working on behalf of students as a representative on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and the UIS Student Government Association. It was great honor to be chosen as a voice for the student body.”

How did UIS change or prepare you?
“If it was not for UIS and the computer science program, I would not have even had the opportunity to intern and eventually become a full-time employee with State Farm. I really owe a lot of who I am today to other students, faculty, and administrators for helping provide a great experience during my time at UIS. Whether it was volunteering in Leadership for Life or serving on the Student Union Committee, being involved in different activities and groups at UIS helped prepare me in ways that have truly been beneficial for my career.”

Interesting Fact
“I have to say my favorite set of movies are definitely the Star Wars films. In my free time I like to continue to educate myself by doing programming and research on my own. Other hobbies that I enjoy are volunteering, video games, movies, and playing squash whenever and wherever I can.”

Posted on September 28, 2015