As a data analyst, I work with researchers to generate information from different sources of data. My responsibilities include designing and building databases, scrubbing data, and programming user interfaces for databases to effectively use and manage information. Having worked on several projects, I have been a member of several teams to achieve the data objectives. This role requires critical thinking and the ability to properly document the data so that I can more effectively meet the needs of researchers. I have been able to contribute to the following publications as a data analyst:
Assisted the Systems Coordinator with supporting the IT needs of the department. This includes providing help desk support for all workstations, staging and operating job fair registration systems, and documenting internal processes. We all worked as a team to meet the Career Center’s objectives towards helping students find careers.
My role was that of a systems analyst with the critical responsibility of managing the operations of the franchise point of sale (POS) computer systems in over 325 stores. Some of the technical skills required to accomplish this task include knowing about networking, databases, windows operating systems, and security. It also requires excellent team work skills and being able to communicate effectively with people under varying roles like franchisees, store employees, corporate staff, and vendors. This is a position that doesn't offer much room for mistakes and attention to detail is very important. I was able to design and implement the role out and operations of several iterations of POS systems. Some of the operations include but are not limited to help desk support, system maintenance, database updates, and sales information reporting.