Laura Lynn Neil
Mailing address and phone number available upon request.
- August 1988 - May 1993
- University of Texas at Austin - Austin,
BA in Oriental Languages and Literatures with Chinese
- August 1994 - August 1995
- University of North Texas - Denton, Texas.
15 hours towards an MA in History, with a concentration in
Chinese history. Current GPA: 3.6
- August 1996 - undetermined
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana,
Continuing work on an MA in Chinese Language and Culture.
- February 1996-Present
- University of Michigan Information Technology Division - Ann
Computing Consultant, Campus Computing Sites
Processing requests from faculty and staff for computer
classrooms at the University as well as directing requests for software
additions to the course software server on campus. These tasks include
scheduling classes, continuous email contact with faculty and staff,
responding to problem reports, fielding inquries about Campus Computing
Sites, clerical work, creating spreadsheets, and various other office
- March 1994-July 1994
- University of Texas - Austin, TX
Lab Assistant, Residence
Answering user questions, diagnosing problems with both Apple and
IBM computers, assisting users in the user of software such as word
processors and Internet applications, and coping with laser and dot
matrix printers. Other duties included logging users in and out of the
labs, collecting and accounting for laserprinter charges, and general
supervision of the lab on an individual basis.
- August 1993-March 1994
- University of Texas - Austin, TX
Caterer, Texas Union Catering
Delivering, arranging, and clearing functions on campus for
organizations and departments. Operating a large van around a crowded
campus. Waiting on tables. Creatively decorating rooms and tables for events,
as well as organizing materials needed prior to events. Heavy lifting,
moving, and cleaning were also part of the everyday duties.
- May-August, 1990-1992
- Foodland Grocery Stores - Austin, TX
Cashier, Cameron Road Foodland Franchise
Handling large amounts of cash and food stamps during shift, and
accounting for income at the end of the shift. Duties also included
processing and accounting for WIC vouchers in the customer service
office, taking in money orders, cashing checks, and creating sales signs for
- Language skills:
- Fluent in English, proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, French.
- Office skills:
- Excellent written English, familiarity with computers, typing speed at
65 wpm, pleasant phone manner.
- Computer applications
- Previous experience with Macintosh and IBM platforms, as well as various
types of printers. Familiarity with word processing programs such as
NisusWriter, MS Word 6.0 and 5.1, WordPerfect, and MacWrite. Also
experienced with Excel and Aldus Freehand. Basic familiarity with Unix.
Considerably fluent in Internet applications, such as web browsers, HTML,
email programs and editors, newsreaders, and telnet programs.
- Other attributes:
- Comfortable with organizing events for groups of people; experienced in
setting up and gathering support/participation for volunteer projects
and social functions.
Personal declaration of goals in employment:
The goal I expect to achieve in any workplace is to learn new skills
while refining skills that I already possess. Education, whether it be
by formal academic methods or by simply learning from different people
around me, is my foremost goal. Through learning and using what I've
learned in the past, I am able to contribute actively and effectively to
the improvement of the community of the workplace and the community at large.
References will be made available on request.
Last modified on 02 August 1996.
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