David Van Veen

David Van Veen

Work History

Work History
Dec 2007 - Aug 2009

Fiber Optic Technician

Spligitty Fiber Optic Services, Inc

I was offered a job with Spligitty while I was still in college, and decided that I'd like a bit of life experience.  I started out in Portland, Oregon, briefly, while I was being trained, and then got offered the position in Seattle, which I promptly accepted.

In Seattle, our manager was typically located in Portland, requiring personal responsibility on the part of each team member to make sure we made every deadline.  During this time, I did subcontracted work for Blackrock Communications, Qwest, Verizon and TetraTech in Seattle, 3 Rivers in Montana as well as a 3 week long hot-cut for Utopia in Utah, in which I was in charge of, and responsible for, all testing that was done and quality assurance of the results.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005

Executive - Board of Campus Activities

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

For this job, I was a voting member on the Board of Campus Activities, which as a whole is charged with providing entertainment, such as Casino Night, Octoberwest, and booking performers.  In addition to assisting with the scheduling and selection of these events, I was personally responsible for the recruitment and management of volunteers, ranging from 5-40 depending on the event.  I also operated the campus movie channel, in which I selected and ordered the movies, as well as operated the equipment to play them and putting out a public schedule.

Education

Education

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon
Sep 2005 - Mar 2007

University of Oregon

This is the time period I did a majority of my Undergrad work, focusing on International Business.

Classes:

  • Cross-Cultural Business Communication
  • Cross-Cultural Negotiation
  • International Marketing
  • Managing in a Global Economy
  • Management: Value Through People

I love this pathway, and intercultural interactions are a passion of mine to this day.  

Skills

Skills

Spanish

French

3 years of college level French, French Literature, 1 week in Paris and surrounding towns (Summer 2005)

Certifications

Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute