Meet 2019 CCA Graduate Keegan Davidson


Keegan Davidson, Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media Studies
Magna Cum Laude
Honors in Interactive Media Studies
Minor: Computer Science

Next Stop: iOS engineer at Abercrombie & Fitch's home office in New Albany, Ohio

This summer, Keegan is finishing up his app, Pickup. Recently, he launched his personal site,, where he will share web and iOS tutorials for beginners. 

Next, he will be starting as an iOS engineer in Abercrombie & Fitch's Leadership Development Program in late June. He will be working with the team that codes and designs their iPhone/iPad apps. He interned there last summer and shared that he "loves working for A&F because the culture and people are incredible and because I'm working on Apple products I feel very connected and invested in what I'm doing." 

How did you learn about the opportunity to work for Abercrombie & Fitch?

I prepared for Abercrombie & Fitch as a part of my career fair prep. I had been working at Raising Cane's for 4 years, and I knew I needed to get an internship. A fraternity alumnus of mine was at career fair recruiting for A&F, and I went and introduced myself, and the rest is history! The biggest thing I learned from the career fair was, to be honest about your weaknesses and talk about how your strengths make up for them. I certainly wasn't the most experienced (unless making chicken fingers counts as experience), but I told the interviewer that I love to learn, and I'm willing to push myself to get myself to where I need to be. It worked out well!

What was your biggest accomplishment during your Miami experience?

There were many things that I was proud to be a part of - I was president of my fraternity, Chi Psi, my Junior year and whenever we would accomplish something together I felt an immense amount of pride. They were great friends and even better brothers. They helped me through a lot of tough times in college. The culture they created pushed me to get my first 4.0 - in my life! Academically, I'm probably most proud of my senior thesis project, Pickup, and being awarded "Best Thesis" by the IMS faculty. It was 15 weeks of work and a lot of research, but having a group of professors that tell you to push yourself can really help you grow. I felt really proud of my work because I knew I had put everything I had into it.

Can you share a memorable story from your time at Miami?

My first iOS programming class was with Professor Artie Kuhn. He wanted to see a live demo of our final project. This means that we had to get up in front of the whole class and not only pitch our concept, but then show them an actual running version of the app. I worked for a month on this app that would tell you when to leave for class based on how fast you typically walk. As you can imagine, my turn comes up, and I get up there and try to run the app - and it breaks. I start freaking out and trying to fix it, and after the longest 30 seconds of my life, Artie goes "Hey Keegan. Don't worry. It happens to the best of us." I went and sat down, mortified until Artie talked to me after class and told me it was ok, I could show my app to him later. The funny part? I'm now an iOS developer. And my stuff still breaks sometimes.

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