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My engineering education required that I analyze and interpret written materials, including technical materials, rules, instructions and reports. In the advanced levels of my engineering education, it was necessary to manage large amounts of information and make connections between the new concepts and concepts previously learned. I have always made a conscious effort to evaluate each person as an individual based on my own personal experiences with them. In doing this, I have acquired many friends with wide ranges of cultures and ethnicities. George Mason University (GMU) is known as one of the most diverse universities in the nation. Due to this fact, I am accustomed to interacting with people that have different backgrounds on a daily basis. I was an assistant tennis pro at Tuckahoe Recreation Club. At this job, I had to communicate with a wide variety of children and teens to run the camp smoothly while improving the children’s tennis skills. The parents would ask questions ranging from stroke techniques, to behavioral problems off the court. In these situations I would not only have to act as a tennis coach, but also as a mentor and source of information for these parents. This job allowed me to refine my oral communication skill in order to make clear and convincing oral presentations. My goal for future employment is to find a job that will challenge me on an intellectual, and personal level. I would like a job that allows me to use my problem solving skills, but also allows me to have some creative freedom. ENGINEERING PROJECTS • Path Following Robot: designed a robot that travels a specified path using dead reckoning. • Microprocessor: VHDL based project that simulates the lc3b instructions. • Tidal Signals: MATLAB based project that presents the tide as a sum of sinusoidal waves. • Moon Buggy: Created a computer simulation of the suspension system of a lunar vehicle

Work experience

May 2006Sep 2006

Assistant Tennis Pro

Tuckahoe Recreation Club
• Assisted head pro with tennis camp, managed other assistants when head pro was not present • Taught tennis to children ranging from pre-school to high school • Help run tennis team by driving to other clubs and setting up matches
May 2005Aug 2006

Outside Services

River Creek Country Club
Assisted members with services such as helping them get their clubs from their cars, selling golf clubs and merchandise in the pro shop.
Jan 2002Aug 2005

Technical Assistant

Varndell & Varndell, PLC
• Assisted in the preparation of analysis letters for the prosecution of patent applications • Reviewed office action rejections including 35 USC §§102 and 103 • Established firm’s computer networking system using Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking • Designed and maintained firm’s website using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Fireworks • General clerical duties