James A. Tuzeneu

609.698.7651 jtuzeneu@comcast.net
Barnegat, New Jersey 08005
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Target

	•	Career-focused Information Systems generalist seeking entry- 
level Visual Basic programming opportunity.

Strengths

Microsoft Certified Professional  credential—Designing and 
Implementing Desktop Applications with MS Visual Basic 6.0 • OS Expertise: Windows 9x/2000/XP … AS400 • Logic & Flowcharting … RDBMS … C / C++ … Java … ActiveX
Controls • SQL … VBA … HTML … RPG/400 … COBOL II … FORTRAN • Program design and development integrating Visual Basic with
MS Access, using the database in the interface, and retrieving
data using SQL statements

Value-added
Attributes

	•	Mature, energetic and highly professional.  Flexible 
and adaptable
—willing to work overtime, odd shifts or on an on-call
basis to deliver superior, clean and readable code under tight
deadlines. • Logical thinking, detail oriented perfectionist —highly suited to
performing exacting analytical work under intensive time
pressures. • Outstanding communication, information gathering and
focused listening skills— competent in asking appropriate
questions to effectively and completely understand
assignment or critical need and deliver expected results. • Willing to exercise initiative, take on increased responsibilities,
learn new skills independently and maintain good working
relationships by demonstrating a sense of humor and
interpersonal respect for co-workers.

Programming
Experience

		Computer Operator May, 2004 to January, 2007 
VNU Business Media, 575 Prospect St., Lakewood, NJ 08701 Second shift operator: Perform daily backups, run, print, and distribute daily reports
on both the AS/400 and HP systems. VBA Programmer
		Programming Intern November, 1999 to March, 2000 
The Johnson Corporation, Three Rivers, Michigan -Worked directly with VP of Research & Development (R&D)
and in close collaboration with internal R&D professionals to design critical
interface allowing end users (sales personnel) to input up to 5 data sets and
accurately and rapidly process vast amounts of
complex scientific data on site for customers in the
paper manufacturing industry. -Sole applications programmer on project. Developed
standalone, Visual Basic 5.0 application featuring
nested-if statement validity checking for 10 different
pressure, temperature and flow conditions, a series of
Error Message displays, 10 types of pressure,
temperature and flow labels, and a comprehensive
report generation and printing function. -Net results: Program reduced time required to
calculate raw data and streamlined storage of
technical data.

Advanced Technical
Training

		Programming Degree Track November, 2002 (4.00 GPA)
Brick Computer Science Institute, Brick, New Jersey Mastered techniques required to design, write, implement,
debug, enhance and maintain business software applications
on PC platforms through extensive classroom-based instruction
and applied learning opportunities involving real-world
programming methodologies. Featured projects include:
-Database Management: Programmed 2 version releases of a
Visual Basic front end / MS Access back end application.
Executed all critical aspects of validity checking, screen design,
work flowcharting / planning, etc. -Game Development: Incorporated several different games
into 1 user authenticated, password-protected application.
Executed story planning, developed menu systems and designed task bars,
programming entire package (2 games and 1 splash/intro game) in Visual Basic 6.0.

Education

		Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, Michigan
			AAS - Computer Information Systems 2000 (with Honors; GPA: 3.80)
			AA - Mathematics 1994 (with Honors; GPA: 3.86)

		Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
			Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education
 

Interim
Employment

		Bank Teller   February 2008 to Present
		TD Bank, 571 E. Bay Ave., Manahawkin, NJ
				Accurate data entry of account numbers, checking, and savings transaction details.  

		Grounds Keeper   February 2007 to Present
		All Saints Regional Catholic School, 400 Doc Cramer Blvd., Manahawkin, NJ
				Grounds keeping as general maintenance and custodial work.

		Team Captain   July, 2001 to May 2004
		MERRY MAIDS, INC., Farmingdale, New Jersey
				Lead multi-person teams in performing at or above franchise standards
while attending a technical school. Bakery Clerk April, 1997 to April, 2001 MEIJER, INC., Portage, Michigan Worked part-time for this supermarket chain while attending college.

Teaching Career

		Delivered positive and consistent student performance through the creation of a 
		stimulating, self-contained, multi-age classroom environment which fosters in 
		children the ability to think, explore, develop and share their own understanding 
		of material.

			Elementary Instructor 1990 to 1997
			The Montessori School, Kalamazoo, Michigan

			Elementary Instructor 1988 to 1990
			New Horizons Montessori School, Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania
 

Summary

		Deliberate career changer unafraid of taking risks to learn new skills and enhance 
		career prospects. Willing to absorb relocation expenses.