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Aug 2008Present

Major: Economics Minors: Mathematics and Computer Science

DePauw University

I am currently a student at DePauw University, with an expected graduation date of May, 2012. I have received the Rector Scholarship here at DePauw, which is a four-year, full tuition merit scholarship. I am a member of the Management Fellows program, which is a selective business honors program, requiring internships, lecture series attendance, and professional development courses and activities. I am also the Vice President of Finance for the Resident Student Association, an organization on campus, where I manage a $40,000+ per year budget. I am involved in Relay for Life, and I'm also a member of Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS). In BBBS, I have a "little" at a local school, who I visit for a minimum of one hour each week. Also, I am a coordinator for the BBBS Bowl For Kids' Sake event, which is an event thrown to raise money for the program.

Aug 2004Jun 2008

HS Diploma

Grand Ledge High School

I graduated from Grand Ledge High School with a GPA of 4.0/4.0, a class ranking of 1/434, and an ACT score of 33. I was named one of the "Great Grads" of the area, one of the top 25 scholars in the school, and was a member of the National Honor Society. I played on the Varsity Tennis Team all four years. While on the tennis team, I was named MVP my freshman year, won the Regional Champion title my sophomore year, and was a team captain both my junior and senior year. I was involved in Relay for Life through my time at GLHS. I was also on the yearbook staff and was Editor-In-Chief my senior year.

Work experience

Jan 2009Present

Finance Intern

Spartan Stores

I completed my 2009 Winter Term as an intern in the Finance Department of Spartan Stores in Grand Rapids, MI. At Spartan, I utilized Microsoft Excel every single day in order to complete numerous finance projects related to inventory management. Although I mainly worked in the Finance Department, I also completed a few projects in the Information Technology (IT) Department. Since this was one of my first internships in a large corporation, one of my biggest accomplishments was improving my networking and interpersonal relationship skills by conversing and interacting with the other employees. 

Jun 2005Present

Tennis Coach

Grand Ledge Youth Tennis Program

I have coached in the Grand Ledge High School Youth Tennis Program for 5 consecutive summers, starting the summer after my freshman year of high school. I educate 5 different groups of 6 to 7 kids on the fundamentals of tennis for 5 hours each day. I have learned to adapt my teaching in order to fit kids' learning styles, and I have improved my communication skills by talking to the parents each day. 

Jan 2010Present

Financial Planning Intern

The Centennial Group

For the 2010 Winter Term, I completed an internship in the financial planning department of a firm in Lansing, MI, called The Centennial Group. I worked with about 15 advisors as they worked with their clients to develop financial plans. I also interacted with these advisors in order to develop a fuller understanding of a career in financial planning. Lastly, I utilized company software in order to develop computer presentations for the clients and to help The Centennial Group in their quest to go "paperless". By uploading and organizing documents in a program called Client Connect, I helped the advisors be able to attend client meetings with only their laptops in hand, instead of the huge paper files they had to bring along before.

Jan 2009Dec 2010

Teaching Assistant and Lab Tutor

DePauw Computer Science Department

Being a teaching assistant in the Computer Science Department at DePauw has taught me a lot about the importance of learning how to communicate new ideas and instructions. I work with the professor to facilitate the teaching of Java Programming to a class of 30 students. I also tutor the students on in-class assignments and help them with different programming projects.

Aug 2005Aug 2008

Inside Employee

Hungry Howie's Pizza and Subs

I worked at Hungry Howie's Pizza and Subs for three years during high school. I learned a lot about how a small business runs and what needs to happen in order for it to be successful. While at Hungry Howie's, I worked on organizing orders in order to ensure accuracy and decrease customer wait time. Part of doing so included getting an entirely new computer system. I also trained new employees on how to use the computer systems and proper machine use. 


Programming Languages: Java, C++ and Ruby Interface
Microsoft Word and Powerpoint
Microsoft Excel
I have experience with data analysis, pivot tables, converting data to graphical references, and macros.
Adobe InDesign
I used Adobe InDesign in my journalism class and during my time on yearbook staff.
Adobe Photoshop
I used Adobe Photoshop extensively during my time on yearbook staff.