John Colton

John Colton

Introduction

I am a Sophomore Economics major at DePauw University. I currently live in Cincinnati, OH when I am not at DePauw University, but I have moved many times in my life and adapt quickly to change. I went to Wyoming High School in Cincinnati; it is one of the top public schools in the state.

While I have declared an Economics major, I do not know what my career path will be. I understand that non traditional markets will emerge in the future, and I plan to continue with language and study abroad. I may possibly also search for an internship abroad in the future.

Community Involvement

Strikes & SteALS Philanthropy Event – Organized and led campus-wide fundraising event

·    2nd annual baseball themed and week-long philanthropy to raise money for ALS research

·Currently working towards goal of raising $5,000

Presidential Service Award – awarded to those committed to helping others and creating community connections, completed over 100 hours of service

Cincinnati Zoo Volunteer

·  Animal Handler – Presented hand-held animals to children once a week in hourly shows

·Bird House – Prepared food, cages, and handled birds in the zoo bird house

·Summer Camp Assistant – Counselor for ages 8-11 in week-long zoo day camps

Cincinnati Museum Center Committee,  Cincinnati, OH

·Selected to serve on committee to plan a city-wide event to enhance visibility of museum center and a $150 million dollar tax levy in biweekly meetings

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - Present

DePauw University

I am currently a Sophomore at DePauw University. DePauw is ranked as the 51st best liberal arts college in the nation, and is one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the Midwest. I am in two honors programs, Management Fellows, and Information Technology Associates Program (ITAP).

The Management Fellows program is a selective program for top students interested in business and economics. The program includes a core curriculum, special seminars, lectures, semester-long off campus internship during the junior year.

ITAP  provides DePauw students with a unique opportunity to hold on-campus internships centering on technology and leadership for four years in a liberal arts setting. As a first year in the program, I completed six week long learning rotations on different subjects. My subjects include Audio Recording, Computer Service & Support, Web Authoring, and Digital Video.  This year I am working on the Science Research Fellows honors program's website to create content and make it more ascetically appealing for recruitment purposes.

Aug 2006 - Jun 2010

Wyoming High School

Considered one of the best public schools in Ohio, Wyoming High School is often in Newsweek's Top 100 High Schools.

I graduated in the top 10% of my class and earned 8 college credits through AP classes. I scored a 4 or 5 on each of these AP tests. I was involved in many sports and was president of the Spanish Club my senior year.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Science Research Fellows Website Intern

ITAP

I am working on the Science Research Fellows honors program's website to create content and make it more ascetically appealing for recruitment purposes. (depauw.edu/honors/science/)

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Pro Shop Assistant

Wyoming Golf Club

· Recorded sales of pro shop merchandise and golf cart rental (more than $4000 sales in a month)· Inventoried all products in Pro Shop· Maintained general cleanliness of the Pro Shop· Interacted with the over 500 members and developed great communication skills

Aug 2010 - May 2011

Apprentice

ITAP

As an First-Year in the program, Apprentices go through four, six-week training rotations. By the end of second semester, I will have completed Audio-Recording, Computer Service and Support, Web Authoring, and Digital Video. 

  -Audio Recording was a mixture of hardware and software. It included setting all the microphones and    equipment from scratch. We connected the microphones to the computer and recorded via Avid ProTools. Then, with the raw recording, we learned to cut and paste segments to create a clean track of music and add effects to the music. The whole rotation centered around a final project that included making and editing a recording. 

  -Computer Service and Support consisted of a tour of the tech support that DePauw offered. The apprentices shadowed workers at the help desk, tech center, and digital media office. 

  -Web Authoring is a run-down of the basics of Adobe Dreamweaver. So far, we have learned how to style texts and make basic lists and links. We are currently learning how to create an overall design for the page, which will amount to a fully functional web page made from scratch by the end of the rotation.

  -Digital Video included weekly small videos and a professional quality video about a DePauw news article. All edits were made using FinalCut Pro. The video is attached to this CV.

May 2009 - Sep 2010

Bag Room Attendant

Wyoming Golf Club

I worked as a customer service representative for the members. I managed the golf carts, the stored golf clubs, and the concessions for the pool. I also worked in the Pro Shop, dealing with tee times, pro shop sales, and cataloging players. During down time, I would do various tasks that members requested or stock the shops. 

Skills

Skills

Final Cut Pro

I have completed a project that required creating a professional quality video for DePauw's website. It consisted of  a five person group. We all split up the interviewing, shooting, and editing equally.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ6lOF1B68s

Spanish

I have had 4 years of high school Spanish and am currently taking Spanish conversation and phonetics (330) in college. I plan to take more in the future and possibly take a semester abroad in a Spanish speaking country. 

Adobe Dreamweaver

Avid Pro Tools/Cubase 5

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Office