At Aims Dave earned his AAS in Web Design and Development with additional certificates in Graphic Applications and Visual Basic Programming. He was also included on the President's List and in Phi Theta Kappa honors society.
Dave earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wabash with Suma Cum Laude honors and inclusion in Phi Beta Kappa honors society.
A non-profit economic development organization turned to Aims with a need to re-design their website. Working as a team, Dave and a fellow student established the client's needs and desires and produced a professional website that conveys a vast amount of information in an organized manner. The process involved large amounts of self-directed research to resolve unfamiliar challenges throughout the project.
Dave interned in the Aims web services department under the college's webmaster. His initial tasks involved making structural updates and removing table-based page layouts. As he proved his abilities he branched into updating forms to meet accessibility standards and gained a new appreciation for the complexity of a large organization's website.
A local church was updating its website to a CMS powered by Drupal. Dave had the opportunity to collaborate with a local web developer on the project. His responsibility was theming the site to appear similar to the previous version of the website. Dave is still new to Drupal, but enjoys the challenge of expanding his horizons.
Dave worked three years with Ground Engineering Consultants on construction-related quality control and quality assurance projects focused on soil compaction, concrete, and asphalt placement. Dave also spent four years teaching English in rural Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.
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