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Centriq Blog Category: Featured Students

Featured Developer Student for December 2018

Featured Developer Student for December 2018

December 7, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

BOYD SIMMS

 

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Bio

I grew up in Pleasant Hill, Missouri until the age of 18 where I joined the United States Army. In the Army I specialized as a Network and System Administrator. The Military gave me awesome opportunities to live in and visit countries such as Ireland, Korea, and Japan. I worked as a Network Administrator after the Military for two years, but was ready for something new and challenging.

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Featured STL Networking Student for November 2018

Featured STL Networking Student for November 2018

November 15, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

Jon Beckner

 

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Bio

Hello, my name is Jon Beckner and for the last few years, I have worked in the restaurant industry as I completed undergraduate and graduate studies. As I worked my way up to a management position I learned valuable skills such as adaptability, planning, organization, teamwork and communication that I feel will enable me to succeed in this field. My educational background includes a bachelor’s in criminal justice and sociology, as well as progress towards a master’s in criminology with a focus in cybercrime.Read More

Featured Networking Student for November 2018

Featured Networking Student for November 2018

November 9, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

JT Bird

 


Bio

At a young age I loved to take things apart to see how they work. From old stereos to the first computer that I opened, the technology amazed me which lead me to focus on STEM classes through my education. When I moved to a workplace environment I always had jobs that were customer facing and technical such as drafting and manufacturing eyeglass lenses. After having careers like these I realized that a career in IT would be the perfect match for me.
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Featured Developer Student for November 2018

Featured Developer Student for November 2018

November 1, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

DOUG MCKINNEY

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Bio

I grew up in Wichita, Kansas, spending my late teens and early twenties in Lawrence, Kansas. After spending some time in beautiful Monterey, California, I lived in Brooklyn, New York for 6 years before moving back to the Kansas City area where I’ve happily resided since 2011. Along the way I taught myself HTML and CSS to be able to make websites for friends working in the creative world. I’ve always enjoyed the challenges posed by teaching myself things and I try to embody the DIY spirit. Though I do find that nothing is better than working with a team.

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Featured STL Networking Student for October 2018

Featured STL Networking Student for October 2018

October 19, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

James Coleman

 

JamesColemanFeaturedStudent

Bio

I come from a background in retail, fast food, loss prevention, and mobile repair. I also love helping people and animals, so I did some volunteer work as a roofer for habitats for humanity, and a janitor at a pet shelter. I consider myself a lifetime learner, and have taken several courses on various subjects that catch my interest like: music theory and performance, Stagecraft, policing with a focus on homicide investigation, and Geology (I like shiny rocks what can I say).
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Featured Networking Student for October 2018

Featured Networking Student for October 2018

October 12, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

CINDY GONZALEZ

Bio

I have been an elementary and high school substitute teacher and a teaching assistant. I have also coached competitive girl’s gymnastics teams and volunteered through AmeriCorps with Habitat for Humanity. I was also in the Army as an Information Technology Specialist.  Any time my friends or family have computer issues, they usually come to me to help them out.Read More

Featured Developer Student for October 2018

Featured Developer Student for October 2018

October 5, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Kaylynn Keller

Bio

I have worked the last several years in Customer Service. During this time I’ve developed a lot of really good skills, such as active listening, working in a fast paced environment, and speaking and explaining things clearly. I also started my own side business at the beginning of the year making and selling paper art. This has taught me a lot of skills as well like organizing, prioritizing, and planning work. Aside from work and running a business and I am a partner to my wonderful Fiancé, Jake, and a Mother to my awesome 3-year-old, Lincoln.

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Featured STL Developing Student for September 2018

Featured STL Developing Student for September 2018

September 19, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Dennis Michalicek

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Bio

I have mostly worked in a manufacturing environment, both technology and non-technology related. During that time, I’ve learned a lot of what it’s like to be in a team setting, and how communication is the key to success for the team, the project, and the company. Every team member’s voice needs to be heard, and their knowledge utilized for overall success. Most importantly, I learned that technology is not just the future, but it is the here and now.
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Featured Networking Student for September 2018

Featured Networking Student for September 2018

September 14, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

RYAN BREWTON

Bio

I grew up in Las Vegas before moving to the Kansas City area to be closer with my family. Without much of a direction to go into, I got my AA degree before settling on enrolling into Centriq to get into a field that I am passionate about. Technology has always been a big part of my life growing up, from taking apart laptops to fixing computers for family members. Coupled with my desire to educate myself, IT seems like the perfect field for me.

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Featured Developer Student for September 2018

Featured Developer Student for September 2018

September 7, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Lindsay Astelford

 

LindsayAstlefordCentriqTrainingFeaturedStudent

Bio

Coming from a background in research and healthcare, I had pursued a career as a physician because of the meaningful relationships with patients, helping others, while solving problems. In my third year of medical school, I became unhappy with the slow progress of the healthcare system and the dwindling minutes I had to spend with not only each patient, but also my family and friends.

I had been tangentially associated with development through friends in the industry.  Tech seemed like a natural transition for me because it welcomed quick adaptation, continual challenges, and collaboration which are areas where I thrive!Read More