WEB DEVELOPER – GRAPHIC DESIGNER – COMPUTER NETWORK SUPPORT SPECIALIST – HEAD COACH & DIRECTOR OF ESPORTS


Matt Pennington

 

What Network and Computer Systems Administrators do:

Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

Company: VELCO
Title: Systems Administrator

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
I enjoy the people I work with and the challenge of not always knowing the answer to any given problem and having to figure it out.

What Training have you received?
I started as an enthusiast, building my own systems, and began getting more specialized Microsoft and Applications training as I progressed through my career.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?
Skiing, rugby, books, board games, and yes, computers.


Mike Woods

What Graphic Designers do:

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Company: Image Setters
Title: 3D Animator/ Graphic Designer

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
I basically get to be the only professional 3D animator in Rutland, Vermont.

What Training have you received?
I went to school for game development at Savannah College of Art and Design, but a good chunk of the training I received from college overlaps into the graphic Design field.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?
Right Now I am working on 3D printing a full sized BB-8 from Star Wars. I do a lot of 3D modeling outside of work.


Chris Towle

What Computer Network Support Specialists do:

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Company: College of St. Joseph
Title: Technology Integration Specialist / Head Coach & Director of Esports

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
For my main position (Technology Integration Specialist), I really enjoy working with the instructors to help them better understand and fully utilize the systems and applications available to them.

For my secondary position (Head Coach & Director of Esports), I enjoy the challenge of building and managing a program as the fledgling industry expands.

What Training have you received?
I went to college for Game Design & Development, but the bulk of my training for the IT industry has come from my time at Stafford Technical Center during my senior year of high school, on-the-job training, and self-study.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?
When I’m not playing games like League of Legends, Overwatch, or Magic: The Gathering, I’m either researching new tech threats and innovations or brushing up on my skills.