Loyola University Chicago

Commencement

Nieky Allen

See how a Loyola degree helped these graduates stand out, succeed

Recent college graduates face fierce competition for jobs and positions in graduate and professional schools. Here are three members of Loyola’s Class of 2017 who definitely stand out from the crowd.

Nieky Allen

Major: Software engineering
Job: Cofounder and chief information officer at BlueHouse Collective in Chicago

Talk a little about what you'll be doing.
BlueHouse is a values-based branding and resource company that I joined in 2016. I direct and manage everything from hardware and software acquisition and maintenance to music production and studio operations.

How did Loyola prepare you for your job?
Loyola's diverse student body and network is the only reason I connected with the fellow students that make up the majority of our team at BlueHouse Collective. Our computer science community on campus is unmatched, and I would not be where I am without my professors and peers. I also got a minor from the School of Communication, which gave me the opportunity to delve into audio production.

Any advice for seniors who will be graduating next year?
Find how your values and passions can be used in your field and you won't regret where you end up. If you can't find a job, and you're feeling bold, make one.