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My Skills

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

I have been a S.A.F.E. trainer since 2015, and been part of the SAFE Training student panels since 2012. From January 2015 – May 2015 I was an intern at the UW Oshkosh LGBTQ Resource Center, specializing in the library and multimedia resources in the library. Before and after being an intern, I have been very active within the UW Oshkosh LGBTQ Resource Center and LGBTQ campus community through volunteering, serving on panels, being apart of multiple committees, and attending different educational events.

I have also been active within the campus organization Rainbow Alliance for HOPE, and served as the co-programmer for nearly a year.

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Adobe Photoshop
WordPress CMS
CSS 3
HTML 5

My Portfolio

My Experience

Experiences

November 2016 - Present

IT Intern
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

October 2016 - Present

IT Intern
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

September 2014 - Present

Website Manager
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

January 2017 - April 2017

Web Design Intern
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

February 2016 - Present

Voting Member
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.

October 2016 - Present

Voting Member
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.

September 2012 - April 2016

Co-Programmer
Rainbow Alliance for Helping Others Perceive Equality (H.O.P.E.)
  • Worked with the other co-programmer to plan the trip to the Midwestern Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference and other major events during the year
  • Stage manager for the drag show for two years and planned and coordinated the drag show three years.

December 2015 - April 2017

Vice President of Health and Safety & Academic Chair
Theta Chi Fraternity Oshkosh
  • As Vice President of Health and Safety, met with other officers of the fraternity to discuss what type of co-sponsorship opportunities we want to take part in relating to
    health and safety of our members and guests.
  • As Academic Chair created an online documentation system for study hours

September 2013 - December 2016

Voting Member
Student Allocations Committee
  • Discussed and deliberated on student organization and clubs’ budgets based on funding criteria
  • Discussed and helped change and edit our By-laws and our Policies and Procedures Manual for funding policies for UW Oshkosh student organizations and clubs

February 2015 - February 2016

Voting Member
Student Technology Fee Committee
  • Discussed and voted on different proposals sent to the committee on how it would impact students the most and in the best way on campus

Awards

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.

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

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Contact Me

From Oshkosh, WI

kurt@kurtisness.com

(920) 960-5338