Below is my abridged resume. Note that I try to keep it as up to date as possible; however, the most complete and current professional profile of me can be found on LinkedIn. You can also download a PDF version of my resume if you wish.
Iowa State University – Ames, IA
Major: Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems – May 2013
Minor: Speech Communication
GPA: 3.48 out of 4.0
College Info Geek – Ames, IA
Founder – June 2010 – Present
- Created one of the largest student-run blogs on the internet with over 24,000 monthly readers.
- Work with Adobe, Sony, Vonage, and other companies to assist with student-centered promotions.
- Managed a team of five staff writers.
- Personally wrote over 200 on the subjects of productivity, studying, finance, health, music, and technology
ISU Department of Residence – Ames, IA
Community Advisor – August 2011 – December 2011
- Helped to smoothly run a community of 62 students.
- Planned events for the both my hall and the entire BLF community.
- Helped run the hall desk, sort and deliver packages, and serve as a resource for students.
Principal Financial Group – Des Moines, IA
Network Administration Intern – May 2011 – August 2011
- Maintained The Principal’s network infrastructure, updating proxy and firewall software.
- Developed an automation technique for IPControl updates that completely eliminated mindless clicking and busywork.
- Created a set of financial analysis documents for a high-level IT service initiative.
ISU IT Services – Ames, IA
Web Developer – October 2010 – May 2011
- Developed and maintained university websites using PHP, XHTML, CSS, WordPress, and other web technologies
- Documented development procedures and techniques
Help Desk Analyst Level II – July 2009 – October 2010
- Provided first-tier support for a campus-wide base of over 30,000 users
- Troubleshot hardware, software, and network connectivity issues on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms
- Removed malware via command line and with antivirus tools
- Wrote over 20 support articles for the support database
- Developed a Windows gadget to replace Active Desktop on all customer kiosks using XHTML and CSS
Radiant Web Design – Ames, IA
Owner – May 2009 – present
- Started and operated a small business, generating $1,800 in sales within six months
- Handled marketing, client relations, invoicing and billing, and website hosting and maintenance
- Working with entrepreneur Cactus Jack on web development and social media marketing
- I’m not actively seeking clients at this time, but I am willing to take on small projects if my schedule permits.
ISU New Student Programs – Ames, IA
Cyclone Aide – January 2010 – January 2011
- Assisted in orienting over 4,000 incoming students and 6,000 family members to the university
- Presented class registration information to over 400 incoming students in the College of Business
- Planned and coordinated an academic success session and a money management session, both attended by 1,500 students
- Completed over 100 hours of training in public speaking, customer service, professional, and leadership
- Advised a team of ten student leaders for six months
- Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X, iOS, and Ubuntu Linux
- TCP/IP networking, Unix terminal commands, Apache configuration, and Virtualbox
- PC building, setup, and OS installation
- Founded the college success blog College Info Geek
- ISU Business Council Webmaster – January 2010 – present
- Godfrey House Treasurer – May 2010 – present
- ISU College of Business Academic Standards Committee – August 2010 – present
- ISU College of Business Computer Advisory Committee – August 2010 – present
- Cornerstone Church Sound Technician/Stage Manager – August 2010 – December 2010
- Business Professionals of America State Secretary/Treasurer – August 2008 – August 2009
Honors and Awards
- Principal Scholarship – $5,000 award
- Federated Insurance Foundation Scholarship – $1,425 award
- Cardinal Key Honors Society member
- ISU College of Business Dean’s List – 2 semesters
- ISU Glenn G. Cooper Scholarship – $1,250 award
- John and Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Scholarship – $1,000 award
- ISU George Washington Carver Scholarship – full tuition award for four years
- ISU University Honors Program member
- Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society member
- National Honors Society member