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Maggie Yagen

  • Experience Level: Entry Level
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Last Updated: March 30, 2012

Experience

EDUCATION:
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois
Bachelor of Science Degree         Graduation: May 2012
Major: Applied Geospatial Technology     Minor: Human Geography
Current GPA: 3.56/4.00

Study Abroad in Australia (June 2011)
•Traveled throughout the continent of Australia and obtained an understanding of the Australian and the Australian Aboriginal culture
•Studied the landscape of Uluru by collecting data with GPS devices
•Experienced a new learning environment daily

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE:
Village of Westchester, Westchester, Illinois
Geographic Information Systems Intern (July 2011 – Present)
•Collecting field data, generating shapefiles, and maintaining geodatabases
•Creating an annual budget and written draft for the new 2012 Sign Retroreflectivity requirements
•Designing a street light identification system from collected data which includes labeling street lights throughout the village and determining street light box control boundaries
•Produce informational maps of requested items such as police zones and jurisdictions, snow route parking, water systems, and water main break locations by creating and editing shapefiles
•Researching GPS equipment and software that may be helpful for the village in the future

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Heritage Woods, Dekalb, Illinois
Dietary Aide (June 2008 – August 2010)
•Performed and executed duties in kitchen including assisting the chef and clean up on a daily basis
•Interpreted resident needs in order to maintain their comfort and happiness
•Inventoried and organized weekly stock orders
•Explained work tasks and monitored new employees in the dining room and kitchen

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois
Writing Tutor (August 2010 – May 2010)
•Analyzed and edited student papers and offered advice for enhancement
•Simplified the writing process for students that felt overwhelmed
•Guided students with helpful techniques provided by the Learning Center of Elmhurst College

General Information

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS:
•Participated in the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) Symposium at Elmhurst College (2011 and 2012)
•Dean’s Scholarship
•Dean’s List (Fall 2008, Spring 2011)
•Recipient of the Karl A. Robert Memorial Scholarship

RELEVANT COURSES:
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Programming GIS Applications VBA/VBA.NET, Remote Sensing, Design and Development of Geodatabases, GIS and Urban Environment, Spatial Analysis, Advanced Spatial Analysis, Web Based Applications

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
•Self-motivated and an effective team worker
•Exhibit problem solving abilities in pressured situations
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Working knowledge and experience in ArcGIS, HTML, Python, and Microsoft systems such as Word, Excel, Access, VBA, Visual Studio .NET, and SQL Server.

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES/GROUPS:
• Elmhurst College Softball (August 2008 – August 2011)
• Elmhurst College Student Government Association – Representative (February 2010 – May 2011)
o Vice President of Administration (May 2011 –  Present)
o Andrew K. Prinz Committee Head
• Elmhurst College Geographical Society Member (August 2010 – May 2011)
o President (May 2011 – Present)
• Elmhurst College Best Buddies (August 2010 – May 2011)
• Elmhurst College Relay for Life – Student Government Team Captain (Present)
• Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA) Student Member (August 2009 – Present)
• Gamma Theta Upsilon – International Geographical Honor Society (May 2011 – Present)

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