Career Goals

Work in IT field providing customer support and assistance to the community. 

Objective

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. 

Interest

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. 

Summary

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.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Present

CEO/Founder

ITS For You

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)

Integrisys

Provide on-site computer support for all staff computers

Update and install all software and hardware

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Desktop Operations Intern

Kirkland and Ellis LLP

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

Volunteer Manager

Grace and Peace Community Church

Manage Audio/Visual Technology Team

Provide audio and visual technology to the church by displaying lyrics via projector, and managing sound levels and mirophones.

Education

Education
Aug 2011 - Present

Computer Science

DePauw University

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.

Skills

Skills

Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems

Advanced computing and troubleshooting for personal and business use

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Basic photo editing and graphic design

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Intermediate skill for formal presentations and designs

Apple iLife Suite

Intermediate skill for professional presentations and designs