Jon Barnes

Jon Barnes

Systems Integration Consultant


Accenture

New York, NY USA


You can't just set one plan and think it's always gonna go through… if it doesn't work, then you say, 'Hey, is there any other way I can get there?' And then you just continue the whole iterative process until you get there.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Says he was always the smart kid in class, always had a lot of energy and curiosity.
Was interested in technology from a young age; he'd look at computers and think, "How does this really work?"
Sought out technology-oriented programs when he applied to college; went to the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
While in college, he interned with Accenture for three consecutive summers; they hired him after he graduated.
Had times where he had to choose between his health and his job-this helped him learn how to keep his priorities straight.
Also says it's valuable to make your priorities visible to the people around you-your family and your peers can help you stay on the right track.
Whenever he starts to feel defeated, he likes to look back at his past accomplishments.
Says when you look back at how far you've come, you realize that any setback is just a "small snag," you know you can keep going.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Engineering, General
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Career

Career

Systems Integration Consultant

I work in software quality assurance, management, and delivery and work with multiple teams in different countries.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Numbers
Numbers
Technology
Technology
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Gangs / Violence
Gangs / Violence

I grew up in Newark in New Jersey, which is a heavy urban crime city, so there's distractions. But there are things that keep you away from distractions like staying in school, being in sports and getting involved in programs where you can learn and keep yourself busy.