About Me

Poised, innovative senior from Purdue University looking to establish myself as a professional following my May graduation. Able to work in a variety of settings while priding myself on my leadership ability, shown in over two years of managerial and costumer service experience.  My position as Technical Marketing Intern in the summer of 2011 at VIA Telecom gave me the experience of working in the emerging technologies industry, allowing me to gain experience in both business marketing as well as engineering fields


Alex Irby

5194 Rancho Verde Trail • San Diego, CA 92130 • (858) 829-3734 • alexj.irby@gmail.com


Professional Summary

·        Concrete understanding of sales and technical marketing fields

·        Over two years of customer service and management experience

·        Market research experience in both foreign and domestic markets


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

B.A. in Sociology,                                                                                                                                                 May 2012 

Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Professional Experience

VIA Telecom, San Diego, CA                                                                                                                      Summer 2011

International Marketing and Sales Intern

·        Handled technology upgrade specifications for LTE and CDMA based chipsets, verified in meetings with engineering department head

·        Served as special assistant to Director of Technical Marketing in multiple meetings on technology integration and marketing strategy with company associates from Korea

·        Participated in creation of methods to increase customer satisfaction in American and Chinese markets

·        Conducted market research on telecommunications industry in both foreign and domestic markets

Pacific Athletic Club, San Diego, CA                                                                                                            2008 – 2010 

 Member Services Associate

·        Participated in marketing meetings focused on member satisfaction, resulting in a 12% increase in member retention

·        Oversight of front desk for one of San Diego’s leading sports resorts

·        Addressed inquiries from members and guests regarding club services and amenities

·        Aided in retail managment and sales aspects of club and club affiliated operations

·        Assisted in all areas of club operation as requested by management, including aiding in the managing of 14+ individuals

John Olive Basketball Camps, San Diego, CA                                                                 Summer 2006, 2008, 2009

Camp Counselor

·        Guided fifteen campers through all aspects of the John Olive Basketball Camp

·        Organized, coached and instructed campers on fundamental basketball skills

·        Promoted and taught campers the importance of good sportsmanship in basketball and life

Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, San Diego, CA                                                                         Summer 2006

      Congressional Intern

·        Conducted research on various issues comparing Senator Boxer’s position to her opponents

·        Functioned as special assistant to head of San Diego congressional office for Senator Boxer

·        Assisted in raising over $5K toward Senator Boxer’s campaign through multiple fundraising events

·        Researched events in San Diego to inform Senator Boxer of community activities (e.g. Street Fest and Rock ‘n Roll Marathon)

Skills & Proficiencies

·        MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CDMA & WiMax based technology specifications, SPSS, PDF basic HTML              coding, Windows & Mac operating systems, social media

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