My experiences are a mixture of paid and unpaid jobs and internships that have taught me a great deal about technology, business, organization, client relationships, and myself. Each environment that I have worked in has been distinct in its own way and has exposed me to a wide range of people from different backgrounds and disciplines.
WellSpring Studio School – Tallahassee, FL
While working at WellSpring Studio School, I was responsible for maintaining the web site and its content. I also had the opportunity to construct and update web sites for WellSpring’s community partners. I had the opportunity to learn a lot about non-profit organizations and how they work in the community. Working closely with the Director of WellSpring, students, interns, and community organizations allowed me to utilize my communication and organization skills.
As a Web Assistant at the Florida Department of Education, my main responsibility was updating and producing web site content for the Division of Florida Colleges. All state agency web sites must be accessible, so I ensured that all web content and documents were ADA Section 508 compliant before going on the web. I also assisted the Communications Director with the creation and distribution of the monthly newsletters, which has enhanced my writing skills and taught me the importance of time management.
Florida State University, College of Communication and Information – Tallahassee, FL
Web/Administrative Assistant – Office of the Webmaster
May 2011-December 2011
My position as a Web Assistant in the Office of the Webmaster started off as a part of a service learning project for a course, but grew into an actual position. This position was the first one to really give me experience in web design, development, and information ethics. Not only was I responsible for generating and updating web site content for the College of Communication and Information, but I also had the chance to work with the College’s sponsors’ web sites as well, such as the John D. Chang Foundation. I also got the chance to use subversion control systems and virtual machines.
Florida State University, College of Business – Tallahassee, FL
Computer Lab Assistant
August 2010-April 2011
My position in the College of Business Computer Lab taught me how to be patient with users, which is a very important skill in the Information Technology field. I was responsible for assisting students with computer hardware and software question, as well as ensuring that all students ensured lab policies.
Dillard’s – Orange Park, FL
Sales Associate – Ladies Accessories
July 2009-December 2009
Although my job at Dillard’s was not a technical one, it taught me a lot about people and the importance of client satisfaction. Communication was an important factor in the success in the company as a whole, which is something that is important in EVERY business or organization, although many forget it. Working as a Sales Associate at Dillard’s taught me how to market a product to potential buyers and stakeholders, how to collaborate with other coworkers on projects, and most importantly, how to deal with conflict.