Position: IT Communications Specialist
Location: Greenville, SC
Years with MDI Group: 2.5
Professional Background in One Sentence:
An educated professional with experience in bringing dynamic and informative information to internal and external customers, utilizing effective market positioning, creating and executing a corporate brand, print and web publishing, networking skills, and graphic design.
What’s a typical day like for you?
Everything I work on is internal. Typically, there are multiple jobs happening at once, so it truly depends on the situation. I need to be ready to adapt and shift gears to a different project as business priorities can change rapidly. For instance, a graphic design project can quickly be intermingled with a video editing project. So, whether it is website design/layout, awareness posters, a video, or writing an article on a specific tool used within Engineering, I need to be prepared technically and creatively to complete various jobs efficiently and professionally.
What brought you to MDI Group?
A friend referral.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Having the opportunity to meet and collaborate with smart and professional people on some really interesting projects, but I have also developed a reputation for quality work, so I am trusted to work fairly independently in between those meetings to get things done. I am also constantly learning, which keeps my work fresh.
What IT project have you been involved with most recently?
Internal project related to website design/layout, graphic design, and video.
What advice do you have for someone just starting out in their IT career – what technologies or skills do you think they need to pursue to prepare for the future?
As a hard skill, I would say they should know how to write code. Overall, good verbal and written communication will always be important.
When not working, where can we expect to find you? What are your interests and hobbies?
Most likely, doing something with my family.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
Being from Pittsburgh, I am a die-hard Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers fan.