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Shawn Edge '08 - Information Technology
With the economy and the job market in their current states, it's nice to know that there are successful Curry grads out there like Shawn Edge helping to right the ship. Edge, who graduated in 2008, is putting the technical skills he learned at Curry to work at Bullhorn Inc. in Boston.
Bullhorn is self-described as "the On Demand, Integrated Front Office Leader for the Staffing and Recruiting Industry." In short, as a technical analyst in the company, Edge supplies, supports and administers state-of-the-art software online for headhunters and recruiters.
"It basically comes down to this; candidates simply enter their resumes into a database like Monster or Careerbuilder. The software then searches and parses this data based upon how well the resume matches with a job, and then a match is made with open positions, data which recruiters from all over the country can access. This allows the recruiter to save time and get clients into an interview quicker," Edge explains.
"I love working here. It's a young company with a lot of energy, but more importantly, the work we are doing is helping people find jobs during one of the toughest economic times ever."
Edge, a native of nearby Leominster, originally chose Curry College based on two factors. One was the smaller, intimate size of the campus and student body, and the other was for specific academic reasons.
"While I was looking at prospective colleges, Curry seemed to be one of the only schools which offered an IT major. Most of the other schools only had Computer Science. The decision was easy."
Edge credits his Applied Technology Professor Akram Ahmed with much of his success. Ahmed facilitated private independent studies for Edge, one at a local web design firm, Subioso Partners, and the other at bio-med research company, The Immune Disease Institute in Cambridge.
"It was truly a life changing experience. I spent six months, literally on the other side of the world, meeting new people, learning new cultures, and of course networking. Now I could throw a dart at the map of the world and there would be a good chance I would know someone from that region."
But Edge also has fond memories of his time on the Curry campus in Milton as well.
"The whole atmosphere is refreshing. The campus is just the right size so that by the end of your stay, you pretty much know everyone. I enjoyed going to basketball games, being a part of the Video Game Society, and of course Boston is right around the corner, and there is a ton of stuff to do here."
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