Reference List

Work Experience:
Brookston Public Library

I worked at the library in my hometown during my sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school. I was employed part-time as a page who had a large range of responsibilities. These responsibilities included basic custodial work, helping patrons with locating books, keeping shelves organized and overseeing events for the public. Most of the time, I was in charge of maintaining and helping people in the children's section. This job required patience and understanding, as well as, clear communication and organization skills.

Bloom Insurance Agency

I applied to Bloom's tech division to be an intern for the summer after my sophomore year in college. During my time there, I did quite of bit of bug testing for their new application they were updating. While this was a very tedious part of my time at Bloom, I became well acquainted with the process that was required when fine-tuning an application. Another part of my time at Bloom required me to produce API documentation. This required that I gain understanding into the classes and functions that they had created by looking at preexisting comments. From that, I had to create a well-formatted document for easy readability, while still displaying all necessary information. My time at Bloom gave me insight into processes that require feedback loops and making sure that code is efficient, readable, and well-commented.

If you would like more information about what Bloom does, you can visit https://bloominsuranceagency.com/

Extracurricular Experience:

I took part in Journalism class in both my junior and senior years of high school. While my classmates and I did report on occurrences throughout the school, our main goal was to secure funding for and designing the school yearbooks. From my time in this class, I learned a lot about organization, teamwork, and scheduling. I learned how to use Photoshop fairly effectively because of my duties in this class.

Student Council

I was involved with Student Council for all of my high school career. I held positions as the treasurer and vice-president. As treasurer, I was in charge of keeping track of our finances. As vice-president, i was in charge of committees to put together pep rallies and running meetings whenever the president was unable to run them. I developed experience as a leader and learned the importance of working with people, in order to complete a goal.

Hoosier Boys' State

During my junior year in high school, I attended Hoosier Boys' State for a week. While I was there, I learned about the political system and took part in a mock-government. While I was there, I met quite a diverse group of people and learned about lobbyists, the basic structures of communities/governments, and what roles our politicians actually play in our lives.

If you would like more information about Hoosier Boys' State, you can visit http://hoosierboysstate.org/

The Navigators

During my time with the IU Navigators, I spent 3 weeks at Lake Geneva doing volunteer work for a Summer Training Program. I was part of a group of 4 other guys my age, and everyday, we worked for about 4-5 hours on a specific task (these tasks included splitting wood, cleaning up shingles, as well as, doing lawnwork). At a time, I also helped lead a bible study for 15 guys. My time with the Navigators, taught me how to communicate with others from differing backgrounds, along with the ability to schedule activities and lead others in discussions.

If you would like more information about the Navigators, you can visit http://www.navigators.org/Home

Hoosier Games

Hoosier Games brings together a group of students with various interests and college majors. Members who have an idea for a game, present them to the group. Those who don't present, choose whichever game interests them the most. This helps groups be the most successful as the members are more passionate about the game they work on. It was from these interactions with others, that I was able to learn enough to start development on my own game. I was also able to make connections with a large number of people who have differing talents than myself.

For more information about Hoosier Games, you can visit http://www.hoosiergames.com/