First Name
Last Name

Blake Berry

Information and Computing Studies

IT Specialist

Young man, short dark hair, dark shirt, sitting in office at desk, arm extended with hand on computer mouse.

Rockville, Indiana

Degree programs
Associate Degree, Information and Computing Studies

Year of graduation

Place of employment
Wright Implement Co. Inc., Rockville, Ind.

Job title and work responsibilities
Wright Implement Co., Inc. is a John Deere dealership that provides John Deere parts, sales and service for agricultural equipment. I am responsible for installing computer hardware and software for the company as well as maintaining the network drives and printers, and troubleshooting network problems. I set up workstations and assist with computer issues that individuals may have and sometimes monitor network security.

How my career relates to my degree from RIT/NTID
The coursework I completed gave me the skills I needed to work as an IT specialist. Web development, network security, PC hardware, software, and working with operating systems such as Unix are just some of the courses required in my major. I took advantage of interpreters for meetings and workshops and tutoring services and the faculty was very helpful and available to me. Really, this career is a perfect match to my degree in Information Technology.

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