At Maverick Software Consulting I worked individually and in groups on
enterprise IT applications. One particular application was an environmental
monitoring tool for Thomson Reuters' Westlaw
service. The application allowed for numerous configurable views of the application.
At any moment there were multiple plasma screens throughout the office displaying
various statistics pertaining to Westlaw.
My part time at Maverick forced me to juggle simultaneous projects while
managing a full time class schedule. Those pressures forged my project and
time management abilities. In addition, the suite of Microsoft technologies
and the enterprise environment I was exposed to was invaluable. It gave me
an opportunity to design and implement using industrial grade tools in a
As an intern at the Schneider Corporation I was responsible for responding to
support requests from remote clients. Requests ranged from questions
regarding the GIS application, beacon,
to bug resolution, to features request and implementation. I also aided in
setting up and recording a GIS conference to showcase the value of GIS
technologies to local governments.
My time at the Schneider Corporation exposed me to a medium sized business environment.
Customer service was of highest priority because it meant repeat sales. It was
also important to efficiently deliver value because resources were tight during
the time period leading up to the
It showed me that even an intern's job had an impact because clients appreciated
the extra attention devoted to solving their problems or increasing their
productivity through fast responses or intuitive solutions.
During my time at the Schnable Laboratory I was responsible for researching,
designing, and implementing websites to disseminate research data. I also revised
existing project websites to improve UI and workflow.
While at the Schnable Laboratory I was exposed to a very academic work
environment. My supervisor encouraged me to look for ways to improve the
usability of project websites and to promote what the lab was doing through
cross site advertisements. I came into this job straight from high school
and it provided me with the springboard I needed dive into the web development