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How to Set Yourself Apart in IT - EP. 33

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This episode of Conversations with Tech Experts features Jazz Kaur, Jr. IT Security Admin and EE Rookie of the Year. She joins Experts Exchange CEO Randy Redberg and Director of Bus. Dev. Thomas Bernal to discuss the ways technology professionals can achieve success by differentiating themselves. Jazz kicks off the conversation by revealing her inspirations for pursuing a career in technology, including the movie October Sky. They continue on to discuss her activities outside of work, which include being a poet and a cartoonist for "The Tiny Koala Doodle Company" which she started herself. Next, Randy and Jazz break down her poem about the Experts Exchange community called "The EEC Universe." The conversation finishes with Jazz's message to young women in tech and her big idea.

About the Expert

Jazz Marie KaurTechnical Support Specialist , Midwest Nerd, Poet & Cartoonist
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From Jazz:
I'm currently a Jr. Security Administrator. I officially started in the IT industry around 2014, where over time I have gained Help Desk support and walk-up TechBar experience troubleshooting Windows environments primarily. I specialize in information security, technical documentation, and training development. Outside of the tech industry, I'm a self-taught Cartoonist who prefers to draw digitally with an ordinary computer mouse rather than a pen stylus. I am the creator and owner of the Tiny Koala Doodle Company (TKDC).  

I am a graduate of Bowling Green State University's  Learning Design & Technology Bachelors of Science program and have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Management, where I completed e.g. data security and risk management courses aside from the experience I developed from previous roles in tackling compliance projects. I received the 2020 Rookie of the Year award from EE!

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Comments (3)

Jazz Marie KaurTechnical Support Specialist , Midwest Nerd, Poet & Cartoonist
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Awarded 2020
Distinguished Expert 2020

Commented:
Thank you for inviting me to chat, EE! It was truly a blast to speak with Randy and Thomas! Lol, I absolutely hope The EEC Universe poem becomes an official rap or song one day. :)  This article is a drafted extension of what I wanted to emphasize over resources for those of almost any age and young professionals < The Amazing Computer and Technology Race / > also why collaboration, as well as hobbies outside of IT, are valuable to have across your lifetime.
Andrew PorterChief Information Security Officer
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Commented:
Awesome interview Jazz! I hadn't realized that you are heading down the cybersecurity road. I've got a ton of knowledge in this arena, so feel free to reach out to me if you're ever in a jam! Looking forward to working with you on EE in the future.
Jazz Marie KaurTechnical Support Specialist , Midwest Nerd, Poet & Cartoonist
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Awarded 2020
Distinguished Expert 2020

Commented:
Thanks, Andrew! Your interview was awesome too! Definitely will do that. Same! :)

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Conversations with Tech Experts is a monthly podcast where we discuss timely industry topics with the people on the front line. In this series, we talk to developers, consultants, CTOs, and more to give you exclusive insights from the best of the best. We'll bring you emerging trends, tips for success, and relatable anecdotes from industry experts who know their stuff.