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Vi TranLe is a woman of many talents. She manages a band, plans weddings, develops apps and is an information technology whiz. All of these skills, she said, have similar traits — they all require execution of a well-thought-out plan.

There’s a quote that says, “Success comes before you reach your goal, for it is as simple as taking a step in the right direction.” While the 2016–2017 academic year has just begun, it is off to a successful start.

The 2016–2017 academic year is off to a successful start, as the W. P. Carey School of Business undergraduate Computer Information Systems program ranked No. 17 in the latest rankings of the U.S. News & World Report. ASU also continues to be ranked the No. 1 innovative university in the nation.

Lindsey Waress earned the title of computer guru in her family. Any phone, computer, tablet, remote control — if it broke, the family brought it to her to fix. She took her knack for technology and combined it with business, a field she always knew she’d focus on in college, and received a computer information systems degree in May 2016.

Five stars, one star or something in between? Ratings you give a restaurant are likely affected by where you grew up, when you visited the eatery, and how far away that establishment is. What’s more, others look at how much emotion you express when evaluating the helpfulness of your critique.