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[Updated 9/30/2009]

Well, it may not be a typical resume, but here’s a summary of the things I have done, grouped categorically and arranged in descending chronological order. I am including much more than you might expect on a resume, mostly in the hope that, should someone be searching for me, they will be able to scan through this list and determine with a degree of certainty that I am the particular person they are looking for. The other goal, of course, is to highlight some of my actual activities and achievements in case anyone is looking for good employees. Come to think of it, this looks more like a Curriculum Vitae. Come to think of it even more, this rather resembles an autobiography. Ah, well, take it as you will. (Note: this section really needs some work still, but I have delayed publishing it for so long now, I thought it better to get it out there unfinished than to delay even longer; it may never reach a satisfactory level of perfection, and I realize I will just have to deal with that.)



2006 – 2009: St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX.  Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS). GPA: 4.0.

2001 – 2003: Park University, Parkville, MO. Bachelor of Science in Management/Computer Information Systems (MCIS), Summa cum laude. GPA: 3.96/4.00.  Classes held entirely on Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX.

1998 – 2001: University of Maryland University College, Germany. Studied general education requirements for a computer science degree. Classes were on Husterhoeh Kaserne (Pirmasens), Ramstein Air Base and Landstuhl Medical Center.

1996 – 1997: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. I began my college career attempting to study Aerospace Engineering. I lived at an off-campus residence called The Forum, which is now defunct. Oh, and during my time there I was involved in the Anime club (which mostly entailed watching Anime) and was a regular attendee of the Pagan Student Association.

High School

1994-1996: Borger High School, Borger, TX. Class of 1996. We just had a 10 year reunion in 2006, which of course makes me feel old. While I was there (high school, not the reunion), I was involved in Soccer (as a manager, not a player), UIL competitions such as Math and Science, Latin, and two misguided attempts at Odyssey of the Mind.

1993 – 1994: Enid High School, Waller Junior High, and Longfellow Junior High, Enid, OK. This school district had high school freshmen attending the junior high schools, in case you might wonder. I was not involved in any organized activities at this point, and I was not particularly concerned about academics, I’m afraid. Aside from art classes in which I frequently took the wrong approach, I can’t think of much that was memorable to share here.

Junior High

1992-1993: Waller Junior High School, Enid, OK. I took an art class, a speech class, and a woodworking class. Mostly I was struggling with the same things most of the other kids were struggling with: namely, establishing our identities. I played Hortensio in “On With the Shrew,” a play within a play about Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.”

1991-1992: Aline-Cleo High School, Aline, OK (while living in Cleo Springs, OK). My class was like 15 people. All I remember is getting in trouble, wearing trashed jeans, watching the Gulf War on CNN, and earning the name “Psycho” from the seniors, whom I, perhaps stupidly, mocked. Yeah, it was a small set of towns. Oh, and I was in the Boy Scouts at the time (I don’t remember the troop number and can’t seem to find it; it was part of the Cimarron Council).

Further Back: We moved around so much growing up that it probably will suffice to include a mere list of towns and/or schools from the period before Junior High. I seriously doubt I would remember many of the kids I knew during this time anyway, although you never know. So, in no particular order, here is a potentially not comprehensive list of places I lived before 1991.

Fairview, OK

Isabella, OK

Canton, OK and Southard, OK

Amarillo, TX

Professional Experience


2009 – Present: US Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC.  Sr. Program Analyst as a Presidential Management Fellow with the USAJOBS® program.

2009: University of Texas, Austin, TX.  PHP Programmer with the Information Technology Services Web Team.

2009: Pipeline Success, Austin, TX.  Business Process Intern.

2008-2009: Unemployed from December 2008 to April 2009 (laid off during company restructuring).

2004 – 2008: Authoria, Inc. (Formerly Hire.com) Austin, TX. Systems Administrator.

2004: Dell Computer Corporation. Round Rock, TX. Level 1 Phone Support (Contract)

2004: Unemployed for the first three months of the year.


2001 – 2003: United States Army. Garrison Command/Installation Management Command(?), attached to 546th Personnel Services Battalion at Fort Bliss, TX.
1998 – 2001: United States Army. A Company, 226th Medical Logistics Battalion (part of the 30th Medical Brigade), Pirmasens and Miesau, Germany. (Now converted to a modular unit, whatever that is: 8th Medical Logistics Company)


1999: Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Attached to 67th Combat Support Hospital in support of Task Force Falcon, Operation Joint Guardian.

2000: Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Two week Partnership for Peace exercise MEDCEUR 00-1.


1997 – 1998: United States Army Advanced Individual Training. US Army Signal School, Fort Gordon, GA. E Co., 447th Signal Battalion.

1997: United States Army Basic Combat Training. Fort Leonard Wood, MO. A Co. 2/10th Infantry Regiment, fourth platoon.


1997: Rice Construction Company. Borger, TX. Shop Boy.

1995(?) – 1997: Onions. Borger, TX. Dish Washer/Bus Boy.

1995: National Park Service, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Fritch, TX. Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA).

International Experience

Aside from listing where I have lived and visited, I don’t know what else I can add here. Hopefully it will serve to highlight my broader perspective on the world. I’m certainly not as insular as many people I have met in my life, some of whom were even stationed outside the United States at the time.

Three years in Germany.

Six months in Kosovo (congrats to them for making a step toward independence, even if many other countries haven’t recognized it yet).

Two weeks in the Republic of Georgia, outside Tbilisi.

Visits to Spain and France.

I went to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, once; it’s not really representative of the rest of the country, I am certain.


Written by aaronhelton

February 28, 2008 at 4:26 pm

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  1. nice articles about cv and resume

    Samwel Nyanzali

    March 12, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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