James Surpless

James Surpless

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Present

Coach

Winnetka Indians Baseball Team

I was the baseball coach of the Winnetka Indians, a 9-10 year old traveling baseball team that plays in tournaments around the Chicago-land are during the summer. My job was to help with the development of the kid's skills and teach them how to play the game the right way. 

Education

Education
Sep 2010 - Present

DePauw University

Skills

Skills

Chinese

I have studied Chinese for four years. I have the willingness to learn new languages and the ability to further apprehend what I have learned. 

Objective

My objective is to gain a wider understanding of the international business world where I would incorporate my understanding of the Chinese language and culture. I have already taken four years of Chinese and will continue my studying of the language. My goal is to work overseas in China to gain a wider grasp of the rapid growth of their economy.  

Summary

I am currently a student at DePauw University where I intend to major in economics and minor in chinese. I am a member of DePauw's Management Fellows Honors Program which focuses on the development of students who want to have careers in business. I am also a member of Depauw's intercollegiate football team. 

Interest

I have always had a passion for sports. I played three varsity sports in high school: football, basketball, and baseball. I have continued my football career into college. I have been a baseball coach for the Winnetka Indians for the past two years. I enjoy coaching and teaching kids the fundamentals of the game.  

Sports and other activities

Football: 

I was a two year starter on the varsity football team for my high school. I was all-conference linebacker my junior year and all-conference quarterback my senior year. I was also our team captain my senior year. I have continued football in college as a quarterback.

Basketball:

I was a two year starter on the varsity basketball team. I was team captain for my senior year. 

Baseball: 

I was a two year starter on the varsity baseball team. My senior year I was an all-conference first baseman. 

Orphans of the Storm: 

I volunteer at the animal shelter Orphans of the Storm, which is home to dogs and cats that have been abandoned, neglected, or beaten. I took the dogs on walks and helped with special adoption events.