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Manufacturing and/or Design Engineer

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I am a recently graduated student from Purdue University. Looking for a job, that will involve applied knowledge of Manufacturing systems. I have worked as a Manufacturing Engineer at BraunAbility, where I enjoyed being at my desk dealing with CAD designs, modifying parts, and plant layouts. While also going out to the line, delivering parts, measuring and writing down dimensions, and dealing with any Manufacturing and or process problems. So that is kind of what I hope to do as a full time employee from a mobility scooter that I use to navigate large distances.

Skills:Computer: Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point

• CAD: Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Catia, and Iron Cad / MRP: Epicor

• Quality: PFMEA, Root Cause Analysis, Kaizen, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing

• CNC Coding: G Code

• PLC: Allen Bradley 850 series, Connected Components

• MatLab: Opti

Desired Employment Location: the Greater Chicago area.

Proposal Writer/Researcher

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Ms. Mitchell is a senior level, cross-functional, multidisciplinary professional with expertise in Strategy, Analysis, Project Management, Compliance, Information Technology, Communications, Process Improvement, and Business/Technology alignment. Ms. Mitchell holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration, the Project Management Institute PMP certification, several university certifications in several Computer Science disciplines, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and is currently an honors P.D. student. She is an expert Analyst and Writer with ample experience in RFP/RFI and proposal development/analysis and medical writing.

Ms. Mitchell’s experience encompasses, Strategic Planning, Human Capital Management, Operations Management, Change Management, Liaison Activities, IT Audit, Risk Management, Quality Management, Business Continuity, ERP, Systems/Internet/Application Security, Identity Management, Incident Management, Health Plans, Medicare/Medicaid combined with advanced knowledge of HIPAA-HITECH, PCI DSS, and SOX/COSO/CoBit.

Her broad-based consulting and technology career coupled with excellent communications and liaison skills have given her first-hand understanding of business systems and technology alignment. She demonstrates the to effectively evaluate organizational needs and to develop solutions to meet those needs. Skill Summary:

Skills: Project Management (PMP), Proposal Writing (RFP/RFI), Strategic Alignment, Human Capital Management & HRIS, ACO/MCO (Managed Care), PBM, Organizational Change Management, Regulatory Compliance, CMS, PMO, SOX, Consulting, Competitive Intelligence, Vendor Management, Contract and SLA Management, Utilization Review, Quality Management

Methodologies and Standards: Six Sigma DMAIC/DMAD, PMBOK, Prosci, Agile, PDCA, CMM, SDLC, ADKAR, COSO, CoBIT, ITIL, Saas, RUP, APA, MLA, AMA, Chicago Style, ICD-9, ICD-10

Tools and Software: MS-Office Suite, Qvidian, Daptiv PMO, PeopleSoft ERP, Oracle ERP, LeanKit, Jira, Privia, Clarity, Remedy, RSA-PKI, Symantec,, Adobe, Emdeon, Verisk

Desired employment area, the Greater Chicago area.


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Skill Summary:

Languages: Spanish (Fluent)

Grant Writing (Illinois Department of Human Services Training)

Technical Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, IBM SPSS

Design Software: CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Basic HTML and Web Design-Social Media Content: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Desired Employment Location: Chicago, IL



Data Entry Professional

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I am a database specialist with multiple Associate degrees in Science and Engineering Science and a Certificate in Desktop Database Proficiency, My goal is to find work as a database manager.

Currently, I am employed as a Freelance Virtual Database Specialist entering rider’s information for bike races by clubs like ABD and stores like PPC.

I volunteer at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital performing various database tasks and completing data reports. I am engaged as a Business Researcher at Project Starfish, An Experiential business learning and Opportunity platform to Learn, Earn, Grow, get relevant work experience and become a successful professional. Also, I am a member of ITKAN, a networking group of diverse IT Professionals.

Desired employment type. Virtual.


Government or Non Profit Public Service Intern

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This AbilityLinks job seeker is pursuing an Internship with a government or non-for-profit community social service agency. A Northern Illinois graduate with emphasis in Sociology/Politics/Administration; as well as an associate’s degree with additional classes in Criminology. This candidate also has experience in a wide range of clerical and administrative duties.

Desired Employment Location: the Greater Chicago area.


Writing Tutor/Teaching Assistant

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Career goal: Working with students with disabilities to improve their writing and reading abilities.
I am a writing tutor with 3 years of experience as a teaching assistant and tutor for college students with disabilities at a local university. I have a Master's degree in English, and I have published articles on music history. I am resourceful, patient, enthusiastic, and empathetic working with students.
Desired Employment Location: the Chicago area
Software Engineer/IT Professional

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A well experienced, self-motivated Software Engineer with proven background in software development and testing in embedded and real-time operating systems (RTOS). Highly skilled in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Agile process with best practices. Expert in taking a system view of issues and providing technical solutions. Results-oriented team player and leader with excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. Have a can-do attitude & quickly adapt towards job assignments. Familiar with system and automation test tools. Extensive hands-on experience in Digital Switches, Prepaid Billing Systems, cellular frameworks & telecommunication networks. System Integrator of Cloud-based platforms and Next-Generation Data Center Infrastructure.
Desired Employment Location: the Chicago area.

New Jersey


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I graduated from Drexel University with a GPA of 3.63 in mechanical engineering. I am currently looking for employment. I am also pursuing part-time a degree in computer science. I hope that a combination of engineering and computer science will help me in the employment market.

Skill Summary:


CONSTRUCTED a reusable High Voltage Safety Release Mechanism intended to alert power company when and where the faults occurred in the utility poles

RESEARCHED wires, utility poles, cost of outages, repair time, calculated tension in cables

CREATED lab experiments for testing amount of force required to disconnect the safety release mechanism

EARNED an A for senior design project

Technical Skills

AutoCAD HTML MATLAB CSSMS Office Creo Parametric




Desired Employment Location: The New Jersey.Area.

 New York

Data Entry, Data Analyst, Actuary, Actuarial Assistant

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 "I am a  graduate of Adelphi University with a major in Physics/Astronomy. My future goal is employment in the field of actuarial science, data analysis, data entry, or similar fields in which I can utilize my advanced mathematical skills and proficiency with computers. I can type at 72 words per minute with 100% accuracy, and am an extremely fast and dedicated learner of software and programming languages."

Technology Skills:

Highly skilled with Microsoft Office, MATLAB, LaTex, Minitab, Basic knowledge of SQL


  • Passed Society of Actuaries Exam P (Probability)
  • Passed Society of Actuaries Exam FM (Financial Mathematics)
  • Received the Ricky Guy Outstanding Physics Graduating Senior Award
  • Received Presidential Scholarship
  • Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society
  • Presented at Adelphi University's Twelfth Annual Research Conference
  • Scored 170 on the GRE verbal section, 165 on the mathematics section; scores were in the 95th percentile overall.

    Desired Employment Location: The New York area.

IT Professional

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A versatile IT Professional with extensive experience in software development and adept in process improvement and driving cost savings by creating more productive software systems and tools, simplifying tasks and resolving issues.

Technology Skills:

Red Hat Enterprise, Fedora, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Python, PHP, Ruby, SQL and Linux shell, Cordova, IBM MobileFirst, Node.js, NVM, NPM, Rest API, Tivoli Provisioning Manager, SVN, Git, Eclipse, Puppet and Microsoft Office

Development Methodologies,
Agile Scrum

Desired Employment Location: The New York area.



Information Technology Specialist

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A personable and innovative Information Technology professional with a proven history of success in database/data warehouse development, reporting and business intelligence.
Throughout my work experience, I have been involved with business needs analysis, project planning, minimizing risks, troubleshooting, and debugging programs/systems. My expertise includes Software Engineering, Database Programming and I have used Software Development Life Cycle methodologies. I hold a Master's degree in Computer Science, along with a SAP HCM and PeopleSoft HRM certifications.
Desired Employment Location: the Texas area.
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