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Paul Grotevant

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Senior Systems Analyst @ University of Texas at Austin

Web application development

How I Got Here

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Undergraduate Degree(s): History
Graduate degree(s): No
Favorite class(es): Jazz Appreciation
Changing majors:

No

Moving from college to career:

I started working in the technology field while I was still an undergraduate student, and continued to do so after graduation. I never did anything professionally that specifically applied my undergraduate degree.

Career influences:

I'm a geek.

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