I am Michael Osborn, a first-year student at DePauw University and a member of the school's Information Technology Associates Program. I hope to further my learning through the program by acquiring occupational skills useable in the technology-based workplaces of today's businesses and applying them during a future internship.
My career objectives are currently focused on expanding my knowledge and appreciation for information technology and its value in the business world, application to the workplace, and development over time.
In terms of career goals, I desire to pursue my interest in information systems technologies into a full time job. While I am still attending college, my goals are oriented towards learning more about a potential career in said field and developing my technological skills through the Information Technology Associates Program at DePauw University.
Outside of my computer science major, I am also interested in tennis, music (which I may minor in), and broadcast journalism. I have enjoyed cheering on the team and performing DePauw's school song with the Pep Band. Greek life has also reeled in my attention and I am happily involved in Phi Gamma Delta and hold the position of Pledge Class President. The leadership role within my pledge class allows me to develop decision making skills in a comfortable environment.
Nov 2009 - Present
I volunteer at the university radio station (WGRE 91.5FM) that is currently ranked as the number four college radio station in the nation. I occasionally co-host a radio show when a substitute is needed, but I regularly read the news twice a week. Spring semester at DePauw did not have a broadcast journalism class, so I am gaining field experience in reporting and drafting news stories to be read on air. The experience is enjoyable and has lent me many opportunities to set foot in the community outside of campus and bring a story to the public surface.
Sep 2009 - Oct 2009
At the university's technology help desk, I learned to service software and hardware that was brought in by students and faculty of the university. This experience gave me a hands-on opportunity to shadow my coworkers and then, in turn, apply the skills I learned to assist incoming clients. The work-oriented obligations I was exposed to involved maintaining the printers around campus, removing viruses, re-imaging laptops, occasionally assisting Printing Services, troubleshooting, installing software, and educating fellow students on computer and data safety.
May 2008 - Aug 2008
Summer Camp Counselor
I worked as a counselor who led a group of children on a daily basis at the YMCA summer day camp. Before the camp officially started, all counselors were trained in CPR, First Aid, Rope Course Safety, and Water Safety. During this time, I developed my skills in leadership and group organization through the management and communication with my fellow counselors and the facility directors.