Sarah E. Pratt
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Bachelor of Arts: May 2002
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Complex Organizations
Apple Computer, Cupertino, California
User Group Program Intern, September 2000 - January 2001
Redesigned user group website (http://www.apple.com/usergroups). Managed project to implement new user group locator system. Assisted with user group road tour to deliver marketing messages to consumers about the Apple brand. Managed tour guide booth at MacWorld San Francisco 2001. Answered customers' inquiries concerning the user group program and sought out ways to reduce the amount of incoming email.
Amazon.com, Seattle, Washington
Web Developer Intern, Summer of 2000
Collaborated with a team of software engineers and web developers to create HTML order and shipping confirmation emails. Assisted in the creation of direct marketing promotional emails. Worked on site redesign of Amazon.com Associates Central (http://www.amazon.com/associates). Created an intranet site for the Amazon.com Anywhere team.
Curriculum Support and Instructional Technology, Mount Holyoke
Central Support Student Web Technologist, November 1998 - January 2002
Conducted web page consulting hours for faculty, students, and staff. Taught workshops on Dreamweaver, advanced Adobe PageMill, using digital cameras, scanning, creating graphics for the web, and Adobe Photoshop. Assisted professors and their student web technologists in creating web pages for Mount Holyoke courses through funding from the Mellon Web Grant.
Mestek Inc., Westfield, Massachusetts
Graphics Coordinator, Summers of 1998 and 1999
Produced, modified, and edited brochures, manuals, technical specification sheets, and advertising materials using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, and QuarkXPress. Tracked projects in development and managed graphics files. Monitored backups using Retrospect. Provided technical support for the advertising department's Macintosh network.
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts
Computer Lab Liaison, 1997 - 2002
Selected to monitor computers using Macintosh and Windows 95/98 operating systems. Served on Hall Committee to inform dormitory of computer room needs. Updated software, ran virus checks, and maintained laser printer.
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, GoLive, Authorware, Dreamweaver, QuarkXPress, Retrospect, Microsoft Word, Excel, Visual C++, CVS, Fetch, and BBEdit.
- Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2000, 2001, and 2002 Scholarships
- National Science Foundation STEMTEC Scholarship 1999
- Apple Student Developer Connection Member, 1999 - present
- The Mount Holyoke News Webmaster, 2000 - 2002 (http://www.mtholyoke.edu/org/mhnews)
- Public Relations Officer and Newsletter Editor for Valley Interface Macintosh Users Group, 2001 - present
- Staff Member at CocoaDevCentral.com, 2001 - present
- Attended conferences at MacWorld in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2001
- Bellatrix (Science Fiction Club) Website Maintainer, 1998 - present (http://www.mtholyoke.edu/org/bellatrix)