Jordan Pectyo

Jordan Pectyo

Specialist Walmart US Analytics


Walmart

Milestones

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

Education

highschool
High School
South Charleston High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Science
Marshall University
Career

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
Technology
Numbers
Numbers
Problem Solving
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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

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

Sometimes the path might be harsh, but never lose sight of what your goal is. In my case I realized that working while helping the short run would mean compromising my life and my son's life. That isn't something I could allow, and you have to remember that when things get tough. Rather then settling for good enough, shoot for the best.

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

Between my son, and myself there was also my mother unable to work. From my Freshman year on I was the sole income into my house. I budgeted out everything and cut back the waste.