Devin Thomas

Devin Thomas

Entrepreneur

Location
Greater Boston Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services

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Devin Thomas's Overview

Past
  • Consultant at Wilson Alan LLC
  • Major Qualifying Project Team Member at WPI Department of Computer Science
  • Alumni Relations Officer at Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity - Gamma Sigma
  • Information Management Leadership Intern/Inquiry To Order Intern at General Electric
  • Lead Sales Cashier/Floor Associate at Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Interdisciplinary Team Member - Cape Town Project Center at WPI Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division
  • Information Technology Business Process Analyst Intern at BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Volunteer Mentor at African Community Educational Center
  • Daniels Residence Hall President at Residence Hall Council
  • Intern at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Lead Editor at Trinity Catholic High School Television Show
Education
Connections

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Websites

Devin Thomas' Summary

Ambitious and enthusiastic rising professional and entrepreneur looking to grow business networks.

Devin Thomas' Experience

Consultant

Wilson Alan LLC

June 2012July 2012 (2 months) Concord, MA

• Created customized content modules using Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint utilized in EMC Corporation’s 4-Day Director Program for executive development
• Prepared data packets focused on a technology company’s current involvement in big data and cloud services
• Simulated beer distribution game in understanding traditional supply chain management
• Shadowed EMC Corporation’s Manager Program in recognizing market positioning and company strategy

Major Qualifying Project Team Member

WPI Department of Computer Science

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2011May 2012 (8 months) Worcester, MA

• Developed assistive technology software written in Java to help visually impaired individuals navigate in indoor public locations independently
• Integrated RFID technology, including receiver and tags, prototype walking stick, and audio outputs with software in creating a functional checkpoint navigation system
• Conducted user testing and interviews with members of the Visually Impaired and Blind User Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alumni Relations Officer

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity - Gamma Sigma

January 2011May 2012 (1 year 5 months) Worcester, MA

• Created an alumni database of 200+ alumni using Google Forms
• Produced monthly alumni newsletters distributed through a Linkedin ATO alumni network
• Organized alumni reunions and speaker discussions to strengthen relations between alumni and actives
• Established Marie Fell benefit concert for 1000 students and raised over $10,000 for associated scholarship fund
• Coordinated alumni golf tournament for 48 participants in which $1500 was raised for Susan G. Komen Foundation

Information Management Leadership Intern/Inquiry To Order Intern

General Electric

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GE; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

May 2011August 2011 (4 months) Erie, Pennsylvania Area

• Constructed a project plan for employee onboarding iPad application/website
• Collaborated with GE Regulatory Compliance team in resolving outside IT issues within their Early Warning Tracker System Tracker, Regulatory Inventory, and Sales Tool
• Assisted Legal Team in providing IT solutions in data consolidation, legal document management and claims process improvements, and digitalization of compliance and training reporting
• Organized 10+ events as GE Intern Executive Board Social Chair, serving over 180 interns

Lead Sales Cashier/Floor Associate

Sears Holdings Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SHLD; Retail industry

July 2008March 2011 (2 years 9 months) Burlington, Massachusetts

• Routinely handle 200 customers per day completing sales and returns of in store and online transactions
• Developed reputation for prompt, efficient service with high level of accuracy (Customer Service Award, 2009)
• Monitored checkout stations to ensure they had adequate cash available and were staffed appropriately

Interdisciplinary Team Member - Cape Town Project Center

WPI Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010December 2010 (5 months) Cape Town, South Africa

• Implemented Triple Trust Organization’s Shop-Net program in supporting financially sustainable spaza shops
• Analyzed the spaza market in the Monwabisi Park informal settlement by creating a spaza shop map, interviewing shop owners, and facilitating a focus group discussion, all while working with a translator and sponsor liaisons
• Designed a detailed Wordpress website profiling the project which complemented a 100 page final report and executive summary
• Presented 20 minute presentation of project work as a finalist for the 2012 WPI’s President’s IQP Award

Information Technology Business Process Analyst Intern

BJ's Wholesale Club

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; bj; Retail industry

June 2010August 2010 (3 months)

• Designed and constructed centralized information resource website for IT Department
• Identified, analyzed, and organized content for the website by conducting interviews with IT associates across various areas of the organization
• Created detailed maintenance plan for ongoing support of website
• Attended multiple IT training sessions (Project Life Cycle Methodology, Root Cause Analysis)

Volunteer Mentor

African Community Educational Center

September 2009April 2010 (8 months)

• Voluntarily mentor middle-school kids with tutoring and advice on educational goals

Daniels Residence Hall President

Residence Hall Council

August 2008May 2009 (10 months)

• Oversaw a hall council of 15 people that convened weekly to brainstorm and plan unique hall events
• Delegated tasks for executing charitable events to benefit the WPI student body and Worcester community
• Developed a strategic and successful marketing campaign to maximize awareness of on-campus events

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

June 2008August 2008 (3 months)

• Shadowed graduate students running academic website for Worcester middle-school students
• Observed group meetings in which programming code was dissected and reviewed
• Analyzed Ruby on Rails web application framework to understand its usefulness in website development

Lead Editor

Trinity Catholic High School Television Show

September 2007April 2008 (8 months)

• Edited and compiled 30 half-hour episodes for weekly audience of 300+ students
• Enhanced videos with entertaining audio and visual effects
• Interviewed students and teachers throughout high school community for stories and profiles

Devin Thomas' Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

20082012

Activities and Societies: Alpha Tau Omega, Class Board 2012, Residence Hall Council

Trinity Catholic High School

High School Diploma

20042008

AP Biology, Calculus, English Composition, English Literature, United States History

Activities and Societies: Big Brothers Big Sisters Club, Emmaus, National Honors Society, Student Government, Varsity Soccer

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