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Outstanding Graduate, Spring 2024

Dominik Croci

From a young age, Dominik Croci knew he wanted to be a Sun Devil. Born and raised in Arizona, he began his academic career in the finance program, not yet knowing that Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University was where he truly belonged. 

As a finance major, Croci discovered that he was not as passionate about pursuing Finance as a career and, as a result, his grades had suffered. So, he took the leap to switch his major to graphic information technology and that’s when his motivation skyrocketed, his grades improved significantly and he even made the dean’s list.

“This experience reinforced that graphic information technology was the right path for me,” Croci says. “It is so important to find something you are truly passionate about.”. 

Throughout his life, technology has been a beacon of fascination. Enrolling in The Polytechnic School, part of the Fulton Schools, proved to be a natural progression, as it provided the perfect avenue to meld his passion for technology with his innate creativity. Here, he found himself immersed in a world where he could study cutting edge technologies and craft something truly unique.

When not studying, Croci helped run the Device Usability Learning Lab, or DULL, where students can assess their websites across multiple devices, ensuring a positive user experience. In addition to those activities, Croci dedicated his time to being a web developer tutor, assisting fellow members of the ASU community to understand the intricacies of the complex craft.

He also served as president of the GIT Coding Club, a student organization that provides coding resources for those interested in web development.

Croci considers the time he spent in the GIT Coding Club his biggest achievement. Through hard work and innovation, Croci increased student membership by 23% and utilized technology to foster community connection and provide valuable resources. He deeply values the relationships he cultivated during his time leading this student organization.

“Leading the GIT Coding Club has been an immense honor,” says Croci. 

When it comes to academics, Croci credits Jessica Barnett, assistant teaching professor at The Polytechnic School, with being crucial to his success and paramount in providing the opportunities to tutor and run the DULL. 

“From day one, Professor Barnett encouraged me to ask questions, dive deep into conversations, and learn beyond the normal scope of the class material,” he says. “These are experiences I am extremely grateful to have been a part of and none of them would have been possible without her.”

After graduation, he plans to begin the job hunt. While his love for Arizona is strong, Croci is open to relocating wherever his passion for coding might take him. Throughout his life, he would like to use the experience he gained during his time in the Fulton Schools to become a senior engineer.

Read about other exceptional graduates of the Fulton Schools’ spring 2024 class here.

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