Andrew J. Poland
3730 East 600N
Whiteland, IN 46184
Home: (317) 535-0530
Objective:       To obtain a summer job in the computing industry in order to gain experience in the field.
Education: Whiteland Community High School, Whiteland, Indiana.
Currently a Senior.
Will graduate June 5th, 1998.
-- 1994-Present.

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI.
Accepted as a Computer Technology major.
Intent upon pursuing a B.S. degree.
-- Fall 1998.
Honors: Member of the National Honors Society.

Three time state finalist as a member of Future Problem Solvers, an academic competition which teaches problem solving skills through creative thinking.
Experience: Over 9 years experience with microcomputers, starting with the Commodore 64 and progressing to Intel PCs (including 8088-Pentium) using Linux, DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, and Windows 98.

Owned and operated a successful 24 hour computer bulletin board service (BBS) from the ages of 11 to 14. First experience with email and global networking through membership in FidoNet.

Numerous experiences providing telephone technical support to fellow friends, family, teachers, as well as fellow BBS Operators (SysOps).

First exposed to the Internet 5 years ago through a VAX/VMS (text only) server. Connected to free UNIX system and became familiar with the UNIX command line, TCP/IP basics, newsgroups, WWW, etc. before commercial Windows software was available.

Built, serviced, and upgraded several PC systems for myself, family, and friends. Recently upgraded a 486 PC to a Pentium for pay. Will be building two additional Pentium machines this summer.
Skills: Personal
Able to easily adapt to new technology through personal experience and intuition.

Desktop PC configuration and upgrades.

Programming Languages
Familiar with the structure of BASIC, Pascal, C++, HTML, and Java.

Operating Systems
Proficient in installing and configuring DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, and Windows 98.
Experience installing Linux and using the UNIX shell.
Familiar with MacOS.

Internet Applications
Windows 95: Including Dial Up Networking configuration, TCP/IP, CuteFTP, WS_FTP, mIRC, ICQ, Eudora, Pegasus Mail, telnet, ftp, Microsoft Netmeeting, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, and others.

UNIX: Including elm, pine, irc, ftp, ncftp, telnet, lynx, and others.
References: Available upon request.

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