Jordan Pectyo

Jordan Pectyo

Specialist Walmart US Analytics


Walmart

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Had my son at 17
Took up work to help support my family so I could go to school and keep my son.
Debated stopping at my high school diploma
Pursued my degree for better opportunities.
Met other like minded students at WVSU College Summit
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
South Charleston High School
Bachelor
Computer Science
Marshall University

Career

Specialist Walmart US Analytics

I build prototypes to aid others at Walmart with their work.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Numbers
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Have you ever wondered what sitting at a desk for hours while mindlessly typing could be like? Neither have I, at my work I typically deal with projects rabidly changing or being created to aid other associates within Walmart perform their job better. My main method of contribution is building .Net applications or maintaining SQL queries. Beyond the technical aspect there is also dealing with the clients, and my coworkers.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Large amounts of patience and empathy I would say, if you can't imagine what the other person needs or feels like you can't help them (at least not easily). Being able to see things through someone else's shoes really can put a project in perspective, and make a better overall product.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Helps in many ways beyond just the education. Gives you a a taste for people outside your comfort zone that really builds your people skills. Also provides different ways of thinking you haven't tried before. If you always try to solve problems the same way, you'll end up with the same ones staying unsolved.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Science

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

""Don't go to school, just work or you'll never be able to support your family""

Challenges I Overcame

Financial