My name is George Velazquez, Jr. and I am currently a sophomore at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana studying Computer Science. I have been working in the Information Technology field for over 10 years and I am extremely passionate about providing the best quality services to my community. In 2009, I was motived by my mentor and father who inspired my passion for technology to start my own company, Integrated Technology Services For You (ITS For You). I am a strong believer of the saying, "if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life." I, genuinely, enjoy not only working with technology, but I love sharing the knowledge and experience I have gained with my clients.
My current interests involve computer programming. I am currently learning how to write in Java and C++. I also aspire to be more involved in the Greencastle community providing training sessions for basic computer skills such as using word processors, safe Internet practices, and maintaining a healthy computer.
Current objectives include gaining experience in IT company's technical support as well as business development and marketing. I also plan to provide full customer support in both the Chicagoland area as well as Greencastle.
Work in IT field providing customer support and assistance to the community.
Jul 2009 - Present
I founded ITS For You during the summer of 2009. I took an Introduction to Graphic Design course at Columbia College in Chicago, where I learned how branding is for a company. This course provided me with experience with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. I used these two programs to design my company logo, business card, letterhead, and graphics for my website. As CEO, I have developed the business structure for assisting our clients, I have worked on marketing through social networking, search engines, referrals, free gifts, and flyers. I also maintain the finances of the company and provide services to the community such as Mac and PC repair, Virus and Spyware Removal, and Phone Repair.
Jun 2007 - Present
Assistant Network Support(Seasonal position)
Provide on-site computer support for all staff computers
Update and install all software and hardware
Aug 2011 - Present
IT hardware and software support for DePauw students and staff
Basic Video editing
Basic Web design and Photo editing
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Desktop Operations Intern
Interned in the Desktop Operations department of Kirkland and Ellis LLP. Worked on testing and implementing an upgrade of Windows 7 to roughly 4,000 desktop and laptop computers to all Kirkland offices: Chicago, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Palo Alto, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. Over the course of 8 weeks, I learned how Kirkland and Ellis's IT department operates and was immediately asked to help test updates that would be installed on their firmwide computers.
Jan 2005 - Aug 2011
Manage Audio/Visual Technology Team
Provide audio and visual technology to the church by displaying lyrics via projector, and managing sound levels and mirophones.
Aug 2011 - Present
I am currently fulfilling my required classes to major in Computer Science. The courses I have taken so far prodived me with general knowledge and project based assignments in Java, C++, and Visual Basic. We used BluJay to work with Java and we used Visual Studio to work with C++ and Visual Basic. I am also considering a minor in business. I took an Introduction to Economics course in the Spring of 2012 and I am enrolled to take a Financial Accounting course in the fall of 2012.