Hi my name is Jake, a current college student and student athlete from the Western Massachusetts area. I am currently a junior attending the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I study Operations and Information Management.
As a student in Operations and Information Management major I tend to focus on the Information Management side with a focus on Data analysis through programs such as Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI). This summer I was able to do an internship with C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. in Keene, NH working in their IT Department as a member of their OBIEE team. This was a truly eye opening experience as I realized what I wanted to do with my career and allowed me to develop skills in SQL, Excel and other data analysis software. I look forward to returning to C&S next summer in the same position but with more of a background in RPD Development, the backbone of OBIEE.
My other "job" at school is being a member of the UMass Cross Country and Track and Field teams. I am a long distance runner focusing on the 5k and 10k distances which means I run a lot. This fulfills my competitive side and allows me to grow through other means besides getting an education. In addition to being a member of the team I also represent the team in the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) where we work to market the schools athletic programs and make improvements within the athletic department to better the school
Besides running and school I enjoy doing a lot of outdoors activites such as cycling, skiing/snowboarding and hiking. When I am not busy doing schoolwork I am usually engaged in one of these activies, season depending of course. I also am an avid Boston Bruins and Red Sox fan and root proudly for my teams.