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Benjamin J Kaap
Home address:
1006 Lanore Dr
Urbana, IL  61802-5440
Phone: See Contact Me page
Email: ben.kaap@gmail.com
Web page: http://kaapfamily.net/
Objective:
Seeking a challenging position in data manipulation or information systems with an elite company that utilizes and further develops my analytical, communicative, and technical skills.
Education:
College of Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, specializing in Management Information Systems

Joliet Junior College, Joliet IL

Romeoville High School, Romeoville IL
Work Experience:
UIUC – Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Dept. - Urbana, IL - 10/05 to Current. Working in an IT, Web, and Database specialist capacity doing computer and network support and upkeep as well as web and database design, implementation, and maintenance.

UIUC PSO – Extra Help Services - Champaign, IL - 05. Worked with the IT groups of both the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and the Civil & Environmental Engineering departments to provide technical, network, and desktop support for faculty, staff, and students.

Material Research Laboratory - University of Illinois - Urbana, IL - 03 to 04. Worked with the Scientific Computing Group of the Department of Computer Science developing, debugging, & testing matrix solving routines in Fortran and MATLAB.

New Breed Leasing - Bolingbrook, IL - 98 to 01.  Performed a variety of duties ranging from truck driving to database administration. Compiled daily overnight reports and designed and maintained a network accessible database for inventory control.

MetLife Insurance Company - Aurora, IL - 96 to 98.  Promoted over three summers from policy assembly clerk to data entry and then to systems resource. Further promoted to unit systems administrator, developing and maintaining user-friendly SQL database and data entry templates.

Folletts U of I Bookstore - Champaign, IL - 97 to 98.  Solely responsible for coordination and operation of store's overall multimedia audio/visual and PC systems including a six-projector video wall, as well as support and maintenance of nearly a dozen internet stations.

Menards, Inc. - Bolingbrook, IL - 94 to 96.  Worked in a customer service / sales capacity in the hardware department. Responsibilities included inventory control and basic warehouse organization.
Computer Experience:
Proficient in the following areas:
Operating Systems:
DOS, Linux, Macintosh OS X, Microsoft Windows (All versions), OS/2, UNIX
Languages:
ActionScript, ASP, C, C++, ColdFusion, CSS, DHTML, Fortran, HTML, Java, JavaScript, MATLAB, OCaml, Pascal, PHP, Scheme, SQL, Visual Basic, XML
Software:
Adobe ImageReady & PhotoShop, Eudora, Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes, Macromedia Studio MX & ColdFusion, Microsoft Office products (including FrontPage), MATLAB, Mozilla products, Netscape, PHPMyAdmin, Q&A, Visual Studio (6.0 & .NET), WordPerfect
Other:
Home networking, database design, network troubleshooting, PC building & maintenance, small application development, website design & publishing

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