HUNTER VER HELST
ABOUT HUNTER VER HELST
Who I Am
I am a sophomore at the University of Florida studying Computer Science in the College of Engineering. I love to code and am especially interested in the realm of IT and cybersecurity. I also possess strong leadership skills that I’ve developed from years of attending leadership conferences and being in leadership roles; I am not afraid to take charge. I believe a person should enjoy their work, and if they don’t, they’re not where they need to be; however, everyone needs a good balance of work and play, and I love to watch Netflix, code, and play video games and guitar in my spare time.
BUSSER: BLISS RESTAURANT GROUP
June 2018 - March 2020
Responsible for cleaning and resetting tables, changing trash, washing glasses, restocking cups and silverware, and attending to the needs of any customer when asked. Shift leader on most shifts.
DELIVERY EXPERT: GATOR DOMINOS
September 2020 - March 2021
Responsible for preparing finishing touches on pizza, grabbing sides for orders, delivering pizzas, providing exceptional service both in store and on deliveries, and doing any other in store task that needs to be done.
CAD TECHNICIAN: GULF COAST CASTAWAY CUSTOMS
June 2021 - Present
Responsible for tracing scans of boats in Photo Modeler and transforming them into routable CAD drawings using RhinoCAD, as well as create renderings for customer approval and make changes based on customer design choices.
PYTHON DEVELOPER: GULF COAST CASTAWAY CUSTOMS
September 2021 - July 2022
Responsible for writing and maintaining python scripts to automate processes in RhinoCAD. Mostly independent position with limited direct supervision.
SOFTWARE APPLICATION DEVELOPER: SEADEK MARINE PRODUCTS
July 2022 - Present
Responsible for writing and maintaining applications in C# for automating and simplifying internal operations. Also responsible for collaborating with other departments to ensure their software needs are met, as well as acting as an IT Support Specialist when needed.
SOUTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL: INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA
4.6 GPA – Top 4% of Graduating Class
“Students pursing the IB diploma program are being challenged at a higher level. They are developing into thinkers that seek an in-depth knowledge of specific subjects, along with the ability to synthesize concepts from a variety of disciplines for a mature and complex perspective. These are learners who will be leaders." - Rachel Iverson, Associate Director, International Undergraduate Admissions, University of Tulsa
PURSUING BS/MS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Fall 2020 - Present
Current junior in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering studying computer science. Pursuing a combined BS/MS in Computer Science.
Clubs and Activities
TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is an international student organization created to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as business education.
SOUTHEAST BAND PROGRAM
I participate in marching band, jazz band, concert band, and percussion ensemble.
STUDENT INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING PROGRAM
The Student Industrial Manufacturing Program (SIMP) is a club dedicated to furthering students in the manufacturing field. Students choose their own projects as well as projects that benefit the club agenda, learning valuable skills along the way.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Founder and club president of the Southeast High School CyberPatriot club. CyberPatriot is a national competition where teams of students compete to secure 3 different operating systems to prevent vulnerabilities.
I love what I do and I’d love to share it with you. Send me a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP.