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My Skills

As an Interactive Web Management major I studied website design, social media management, and internet marketing. I have have a passion for social justice, with an emphasis in LGBTQ social justice issues.

During my undergraduate time, I became a Tier 1 S.A.F.E. (Students and Faculty for Equality) Trainer [Safe Zone Training]. I also served as a student panelist on S.A.F.E. Training student panels as well. I intern at the UW Oshkosh LGBTQ Resource Center and specialized in library and multimedia resources at the resource center library. I served on various committees all related to the UW Oshkosh LGBTQ community, including LGBTQ Education and Advocacy Council, Campus Pride Index Task Force and Sports subcommittee, along with the Harvey Milk Commemorative Dinner planning committee. I was an active member of the LGBTQ community and served as an executive board member for the student organization Rainbow Alliance for Helping Others Perceive Equality (H.O.P.E.).

I am currently pursing a Masters of Science in College Student Affairs at Eastern Illinois University. I am a graduate assistant in the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, serving as the center assistant, and in the Department of Housing and Dinning Services, serving as an Associate Resident Director.

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Adobe Photoshop
WordPress CMS
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HTML 5

My Portfolio

My Experience

Experiences
IT Intern
November 2016 - Present
Covey, Inc.
  • Created a database for Respite Clients
  • Created a small computer network for event check-in and check-out and trained staff on how to check people in and out.
  • Assisted with Facebook and social media development
IT Intern
October 2016 - Present
UW Oshkosh Business Success Center
  • Implemented a new applicant tracking system for our new intern portal
  • Researched and communicated with applicant tracking systems to determine the best system for our new intern portal
  • Coordinated with staff members and UWO IT to upgrade all the computers in the office
  • Created websites for multiple clients
Website Manager
September 2014 - Present
The Advance-Titan
  • Designed and created the new website which took 9th place for Best of Show for large schools over 10,000 students at the National College Media Convention
  • Determined the new website feature needs and hosting needs
  • Created and implemented a Google Docs article submission form to allow me to be more efficient and make better use of my time in the office
Web Design Intern
January 2017 - April 2017
Happy Face Apparel, Inc.
  • Built a new e-commerce website featuring an SSL certificate, website security, and over 400 products for sale, including customizable and variable products.
  • Researched, compared, and implemented a solution to integrate WooCommerce shopping cart with Quickbooks Online.
  • Researched and presented my findings to the CEO and COO for website hosting needs, security needs, shopping cart needs, and integration needs between the shopping cart and Quickbooks Online
Activities and Involvement
Voting Member
February 2016 - Present
Campus Pride Index Task Force
  • Discussed current LGBTQ climate on campus when completing the Campus Pride Index form for LGBTQ friendly campuses.
  • Identified areas where UW Oshkosh could be more LGBTQ friendly, discussed possible ways to increase the LGBTQ friendly climate and implemented the discussed ways.
Voting Member
October 2016 - Present
LGBTQ Education and Advocacy Council
  • Discussed current climate for LGBTQ individuals on campus and how we could improve it.
  • Discussed what type education needs there are for the campus community and how we could implement the education.
  • Deliberated on topics relating to Queer staff awards and the Harvey Milk Scholarship.

Awards

Outstanding Queer Student Leader

Outstanding Queer Student Leader

At the UW Oshkosh Lavender Gradation, I was honored with this award because of role with SAFE Trainings as a Tier 1 leader, and performing 10 of the 50 SAFE Trainings in the past year.

Associated Collegiate Press

Best of Show Award- Website Large School -- 9th Place

The website I created for The Advance-Titan (advancetitan.com), the student newspaper for The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, took 9th place for Best of Show Award for Website Large Schools. The Best of Show Award was presented at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention in October 2016, where it was judged among other college media websites at schools with over 10,000 students nation wide.

UW Oshkosh Odyssey

Outstanding New Captain

At the UW Oshkosh Odyssey Leader banquet in Fall 2015 I was honored with this award for going above and beyond the expectations for Odyssey Captains during Advisement & Registration for new students.

Happy Clients

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Cheryl Lauritch

Founder of Brand Bags, LLC

“I am so grateful and glad I got to partner with you on this project ..you brought my vision to life in ways I didn’t even know I could.”

Vicky Vogel

Chief Operating Officer at Happy Face Apparel

“Kurt is professional and works hard for his customers. He is knowledgeable and does a great job consulting with his customers so they understand their options and can choose a direction best for them. I highly recommend him for website design and building.”

Get in touch with me

I can be reached via phone at (715) 446-0406 or send me a message below, and I will get back to you soon.

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