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IT Experience at WWW
Employer: Wolverine Worldwide
Description of the Organization
Wolverine Worldwide is an international company that designs, produces and markets 12 brands of high quality footwear including Merrell, Hush Puppies, Sebago, Cat Footwear, Wolverine, and Patagonia Footwear.
Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed
I was tasked with aiding the transition from an analog phone system to a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system. I installed new phones and software. I also was able to volunteer for other jobs, like helping change out some switches at a distribution center in Howard City, MI.
Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience
I learned mostly about working together with other IT professionals. In school you work in groups sometimes, but you really don't get the same feeling that you do working on a team that you do in the workplace.
Favorite Part of the Experience
I really enjoyed that part of my job was hands on and physical, but the other part was planning and working in the server. It was challenging and that is what I've been looking for in a job for a long time.
How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals
I think it has given me some clarity about what type of job I want to be doing later in my career. Through talking with my colleagues, I am able to plan a path that sounds best for me.
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