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Career Profiles: Tom O'Hanlon

1. What is your education?  
-Masters in Information Engineering from Washington University
-B.S.B.A. with an Emphasis in MIS from UMSL   
What would you do differently if you were to do it all over again?
Wishes he had spent more time with his kids instead of taking so many classes each semester.    
What do you suggest to students in the current program?
Enjoy the ride; study hard; play hard

2. What is your experience? 

What is your job title? What do you do?
Technical Architect; DB2 Administrator    
What other jobs have you done?
Applications programmer, systems programmer, Oracle DBA, systems manager    
Which was your favorite and why?
Data Administrator (current job); likes better than management    
What is your advice for students who are just starting out in terms of the best experience to get?
Get applications programming experience; best way to learn about a business    

3. What do you like best about your job?  

4. What do you like least about your job?  
Rate of change 

5. Please finish this sentence:  
My would be good for some one who ......
likes detail and who pays a lot of attention to details. 

6. Please finish this sentence  
My job would not be good for someone who ....
is artistic and intuitive.

7. What was your most challenging professional moment?  
Working on a project that was not do-able. Was not pleasant being held accountable for things that he had no control over.    

8. What kinds of community service do you perform?  
MIS Mentoring program, boy Scout leader, merit badge counselor.    

9. What are your hobbies?  
High power rifle shooter, camping, Boy Scout activities, hiking.    

10. What is your favorite quote or proverb?  
"The future ain't what it used to be." - Yogi Berra 




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