A list of my areas of expertise is listed below:
- I am an Army veteran. I was 25M, Multimedia Illustrator.
- I know the basics of graphic art and design.
- I have created websites to practice web design.
- I have a bachelor from the University of Phoenix Online in software development.
- I am not ready to teach programming. I gained knowledge of a few programming languages, but lack experience in the field.
- I have a self-taught understanding of computer security/cryptography.
- I have 15 credits (5 courses) for a master’s degree in Adult Education.
- I almost have an associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology for the University of Point Park.
- I have introductory courses in physics and statics.
- I have intermediate knowledge of AutoCAD.
- I also have completed math course completed in: college algebra, trigonometry, calculus 1&2, and linear algebra.
- I also have completed 6 English courses.
I was going to update my profile with my list of qualifications. I updated it with a list of accomplishments. But as a fellow soldier once said to me, “Judge the man and not the patches.” You see, in the Army accomplishments such as rifle qualification, jump-wings, and rank are displayed on the uniform. But it is easy to take these accomplishments and forget what makes a good soldier. It is more than a list of qualifications.
I think back to sixth grade. I got straight A’s on my report card as part of my final grades. But what doesn’t show is that I could just be mean at times. I made fun of some girls on the bus. No straight A’s fixes that. So I had qualifications with no character.
It is all part of the learning process. I learned that picking on the less fortunate is unacceptable. So these people don’t have the qualifications, but they are so used to being picked-on that they have remarkable character.
There is nothing wrong with obtaining qualifications. It is a fun process where you get to learn something new. Just make sure the qualifications are supported by character.