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BENJAMIN MIRASKI
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Work Experience

Examiner.com
January 2009 - Current
  • Wrote at least seven articles per week on Northwestern University athletics for a local version of the Examiner.com Web site
  • Actively promoted articles through social network channels to drive page views for my beat.
  • Averaged more than 150 page views per day and ranked in the top Chicago Examiners multiple times

Medill News Service
April 2008 - December 2008
  • Covered horse racing at Arlington Park and wrote columns on baseball, NASCAR and gambling
  • Article on pit crews at the NASCAR LifeLock.com 400 was printed in the Chicago Tribune
  • Covered science and technology in Washington, D.C., focusing on coverage of NASA and the technology issues leading up to and following the presidential election
  • Covered macroeconomic business and the food industry in Chicago for daily news wire service, writing articles featuring multimedia items including photos, Flash graphics and video
  • Articles were reprinted in The Tennessean, Daily Herald, Chicago Journal, UPI.com, Illinois Horse Racing Association magazine, The Middle East Times and online Chicago publication Windy Citizen
  • Blogged for new business related Web site, Medill Money Mavens, expanding the macroeconomic beat. Updated and maintained the Web site with new features and widgets
  • New design features and implementation of new posting format resulted in a doubling of daily readership and attracted the attention of professional partners for the Web site content

MRISports.com
2003 - Current
  • Developed Web site covering college football and basketball based on computerized rankings system
  • Site delivery included weekly newsletter to readers informing them of latest postings and topics
  • Served as guest writer at Blogcritics.org, covering the Big XII conference for a weekly feature on college football previewing and recapping the games of the week
  • Served as guest writer at FanIQ.com. Designated as featured blogger at FanIQ.com contributing content at least twice a month, including a running series on the Heisman trophy race

Deloitte Consulting
August 1999 - October 2007
  • Supervised portions of major multi-million dollar international enterprise software development projects with teams of up to 10 consultants and multiple client personnel
  • Delivered projects across full implementation life cycle with specific focus on application requirements and design, testing, training and deployment
  • Specialized in customer relationship management systems with implementations in the manufacturing and health care industries
  • Participated in firm’s first off-shore implementation project and led bi-weekly discussions with Indian developers during development and testing

Techlabs LLC
September 1997 - March 1998

Susquehanna Investments
September 1996 - June 1997

McNeil Consumer Products
September 1995 - April 1996

System Experience

Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Elements, Siebel 7.0/7.7/7.8, Siebel 6.X certified, Siebel Tools, Oracle Applications, Salesforce.com, PeopleSoft 7.5, OED, Microsoft Office including Access and Project

Education

Drexel University
Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Engineering with Finance specialization
Graduated summa cum laude in 1999

Northwestern University
Master of Science in Journalism
Graduated in December 2008