Sean Dixon

Major: BBA MIS
Graduation: May 2021


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  1. Job function (e.g., overall role, assigned tasks)

As an Intern in the IT Department, I was tasked with updating and creating web apps, assisting coworkers with their computers and updating hardware around the office.

  1. Examples of projects (e.g., list the projects you worked on and what you accomplished)

I worked on a few projects in my time at SEA BOX. The first was a web app that would query a database with the company’s national inventory. SEA BOX manufactures over 40 different types of shipping containers and stores them all around the country. Currently, customers that want to see this inventory are directed to a plain spreadsheet, so I was tasked with creating an application that allowed customers to filter by product type or location. I used many concepts I learned in class, building the app with HTML, JS, CSS, NodeJS and MySQL. I also worked on an system within Microsoft Access that allowed operations managers to essentially track and confirm where each container was, where it was supposed to be and when it had to be there. This automated a few things for these managers, for example if they entered the number of containers in the order and the first container’s serial number, it would autofill the following serial numbers. I also did some work with the security at the organizations, assisting in the use of RFID enabled cards to grant building access and keep time. This included programming a card for each employee as well as updating the old time clocks and locks.

  1. What you learned and how it relates to your major (e.g., describe what you learned from this experience in the context of specific courses)

One of the best parts about this internship was how much what I did directly related to class work. I took Enterprise IT Architecture in Spring of 2020, which gave me the exact base knowledge I needed to go into projects like these. This just took the things I learned about and used in class and put it in context of the real world. This also forced me to learn a lot of things that apply to a class I took after the internship, Web App Development. I was able to do well in this course because I learned so much already in my internship experience.

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