16 Jun 2012, 20:20


Jacob Schwind

GPA: 3.78 Graduation Date: May 2013

Profile Honors student with a thirst for knowledge and experience in business, web technologies, and software development. I am currently entering my senior year of the CNS program at Ferris State University and have made the dean’s list each semester I have attended. In my senior year of high school, I started a technology services business, PlzGeek.com, and have been creating websites, repairing computers, and developing/implementing technology solutions since. During high school, I attended the Math Science Technology Center where I spent half the day learning in advanced classes at Ferris State University. During my time at the MSTC, I won the area science fair and participated in the ISEF at Albuquerque New Mexico with a computer science project involving reinforcement learning.


IBM – Software Engineer

May 2013 – Present

IBM – Intern Programmer

June 2012 – August 2012

Worked on a project involving high-level visualization and prediction of trends for large amounts of performance data while utilizing DB2, Python (NumPy, Scikits, etc.), Flask web framework, and JavaScript on RedHat Linux and Windows platforms. As part of my internship, bi-weekly presentations were given leading up to a final presentation given for IBM executives. This project will continue to be developed and will be utilized internally by IBM.

PlzGeek – Owner

May 2009 – Present

I started a tech company in 2009 with the intent of designing websites and helping people with computer issues. I have built up many business relationships; several of which I regularly do work for; this includes: Morton Township, the Resorts of Tullymore and St. Ives, and the Big Rapids Radio Network. At the beginning of 2013 I released an iPad application for Isabella Bank called “Isabella Kids”. Big Rapids Radio Network Promotions Director May 2008 November 2011

Big Rapids Radio Network – Promotions Director

May 2008 – November 2011

I implemented and helped design several different promotions each year: Big Country Big Auction, Colgate/Texaco Country Showdown, Y102 Boo Bags, FSU Bags, Meijer Night, etc. I was responsible for the roles of promotion director, and other jobs as well. For on-air work, I voiced and produced commercials, board op-ed, broadcasted live on-location, held a weekly time-slot, and filled in for DJs. I also performed technical work, which included troubleshooting, and fixing hardware and software. While at the radio station, I have also created BigRapidsDailyNews.com, which I currently maintain. Each college semester, I was responsible for training and managing at least one intern.


Ferris State University

September 2009 – May 2013

I received my Bachelors Degree with a major in Computer Networks & Systems and a minor in Computer Science. I completed a Senior Design project which utilizes algorithms from OpenCV to detect currency using the camera on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch or webcam on a desktop computer (OSX, Linux, Windows).

Math Science Technology Center

August 2005 – May 2009

An honors program I attended during high school, which took place at Ferris State University. In the last two years of this program, we attended Ferris classes. This program also had us complete an internship and compete in the areas science fair.

Chippewa Hills High School

August 2005 – May 2009

I attended band all through high school and middle school. Throughout my time in band, I held leadership positions as first chair in concert band and as coordinator in developing my own quartet in my senior year. Also, I attended two semesters of web design, which sparked my interest and would lead me to learn more on my own and start a business.


Programming experience with major programming languages including C++, Objective-C, Python (incl. Tornado, Flask, and Django frameworks), Java, JavaScript (incl. jQuery, jQuery UI, and HTML5 canvas), PHP, Assembly, and SR; and databases including DB2, MySQL, MongoDB, and Redis. I have a firm understanding of network and parallel programming concepts as well as their implementation (Sockets and Pthreads). I have managed Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX servers, and I have maintained top marks in my networking classes where I have successfully designed and implemented small to medium sized networks. My business and experience with the Big Rapids Radio Network has taught me how to help customers, develop cost efficient solutions, and how to stay up to date with, and leverage cutting edge technologies. And my experience with IBM has strengthened my presentation skills and taught me how to develop software and work in a corporate environment.

References Available upon request