Curriculum Vitae

Personal/contact info:

Randy Abbott can be reached through the Contact Info page here at randyabbott.net.

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Randy Abbott’s CV.

Summary statement:

Academic and career experiences are the building blocks of practicing a technology career. Interested in acquiring variety of technology experiences from college, part-time/full-time technology jobs and/or internships, etc. Looking to learn the skills necessary to work as a data analyst or data scientist in the field.

Education info:

Kent State University undergraduate ceremonies for the Fall 2015 semester graduation.
Kent State University undergraduate ceremonies for the Fall 2015 semester graduation.

Master of Digital Sciences student in the data science concentration with course work in digital systems telecommunication networks at Kent State University – Kent, OH; attended 01/2016 to 12/2017, expected date of graduation – 12/2017.

Bachelor of Integrative Studies in general studies of computer technology, philosophy, and psychology, GPA 3.769 magna cum laude honors at Kent State University – Kent, OH; attended 08/2012 to 12/2015.

Associate of Arts Kent State University – Kent, OH; attended 08/2012 to 08/2015.

 

Employment info:

Generally, I am sitting at my desk scripting CSS to improve the HTML or reading and responding to blog comments. Which usually means scripting CSS to improve the HTML to make my blog more responsive to readers.
I am sitting at my desk scripting CSS to improve the presentation of the HTML layout.

Acosta Sales and Marketing, Solon, OH.

04/2016-07/2016 as a graduate student in retail services, working as a merchandiser of account and retail services for pharmaceutical, food perishables, and health and home products companies in the U.S. market.

Integrity Staffing Services, Twinsburg, OH.

05/2014-07/2014 as an undergraduate student working a summer assignment using RFID in a computerized inventory control system for pulling orders, shipping and receiving, inventory control, etc.

Lowe’s Home Improvement, Northfield, OH.

11/2011-02/2014 as an undergraduate student working at Lowe’s as a receiving associate for unloading stock and customer service in the raw and finished electrical supply departments.

Staffmark Staffing Agency, Greenville, OH.

11/2010-11/2011 as a robotic PLC MIG welding machine operator and weld inspector assigned to F and P North America.

Competencies/Skills:

Randy Abbott's Wordle output file for the knowledge organization structures course.
Randy Abbott’s Wordle output file for the knowledge organization structures course.

Training in data science analytical skills, while growing one experience at a time by academic course work and hands-on experience in the manipulation of data structures.

Training in Cisco networking components and network operations, while expecting to acquire Cisco certifications.

Attention to precise detail in assessment and prioritization of tasks in a multi-tasking work environment.

Team oriented player working to increase service and productivity of the whole team for the benefit of the customer through consistency and innovation of products and product services throughout the customer experience.

Integrative and analytical thinking approach; always looking for ways to reconfigure the parts and processes of the whole that the synergy of the new will exceed that of the old to make the difference that get results to the benefit of the customer.

Personal interests:

The great Geauga County Fair windmill.
The great Geauga County Fair windmill.

I enjoy 80’s music in general and various songs from the sound tracks of popular movies. I like to read autobiographies and biographies of historical personages and families. Some of my favorites are Abraham Lincoln and The Romanovs. I have developed a penchant for reading philosophy and comparative religion books by authors such as Locke, Kierkegaard, Otto, and Eliade. Existentialism, Epistemology, and Empiricism are my favorite areas of philosophical enquiry in which I have done the most reading. I take an interest in NBA professional basketball (Cleveland Cavaliers) and in college football rivalries such as U.M. vs. O.S.U.

Sailing by this island in the Bahamas.
Sailing by this island in the Bahamas.

Another interest that I am able to practice from time to time is traveling across North America, sometimes even visiting the local county fair or the Caribbean island flea markets.