Sean Milligan

(631) 664-4662 | s.r.milligan@gmail.com | github.com/seanrmilligan

Education

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
  • Honors

    : Dean's List Fall 2015, Teaching Assistant for System Fundamentals I Fall 2016
  • Relevant Coursework

    : Analysis of Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Logic, System Fundamentals I, System Fundamentals II, Computer Science III, Linear Algebra, Finite Mathematical Structures, Survey of Probability and Statistics

Suffolk County Community College

Selden, NY
Associate of Science, Computer Science
  • Honors

    : Certificate of Merit, for placing 2nd in a Pace University programming competition.
  • Relevant Coursework

    : Advanced Programming and Problem Solving with Java, Data Structures, Computer Architecture, Principles of Computing Using Java, Homepage and Website Development, Database Applications and Concepts

Professional Experience

Computer Science Department, Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
Administrative Assistant — Present
  • Act as a point of contact for undergraduate and graduate students, directing them to the appropriate office.
  • Complete graduate student and faculty reimbursement forms for travel, conferences, and events.

Teachers Federal Credit Union

Patchogue, NY
Financial Services Representative
  • Cross-sold lending and deposit products as was fitting for member need.
  • Created Excel-typable versions of paper forms to reduce math errors and time fixing mistakes, including a teller balance sheet adopted by the company for use in the daily proving process.
  • Sponsored to perform tax services for the local community.
  • Performed notarizations for members and non-members.

New York Community Bank

Shirley, NY
Financial Services Associate
  • Execute forms of financial transaction such as deposit, withdrawal, transfer, wire transfer, as well as the sale and redemption of checks, money orders, official checks, and bonds.
  • Maintain familiarity with federal and state banking regulation, touching upon privacy law, reserve requirements, and product advertisement requirements.

Gordon Research Conferences

Easton, MA
Audio-Visual Technician
  • Oversaw operation of 7 research conferences, each with attendance of 130-200 international conferees. Relayed information between departments to quickly address conferee concerns.
  • Addressed all technology issues, from network connection to presentation technologies.
  • Acted as Assistant Site Manager for Mount Snow, VT location for one week.

Economics Department, American University

Bensalem, PA
Research Assistant
  • Analyzed and digitized docket sheets, forms, trustee and referee reports on file with the National Archives for bankruptcy research.

Office of the Provost, American University

Washington, DC
Office Assistant
  • Researched and analyzed statistical data on student completion of general education requirements.
  • Sorted paperwork pertaining to student files and petitions for exceptions to the general education program.
  • Monitored and responded to office email, addressing student, faculty, and staff questions pertaining to the general education program structure and requirements.
  • Greeted people in receptionist's absence and directed to appropriate office.

College of Arts & Sciences, American University

Washington, DC
Computer Technician
  • Supported faculty and staff, troubleshooting common hardware and software errors.
  • Installed hardware and software and migrated data between computers.

Volunteer Experience

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance / Tax Counseling for the Elderly

Patchogue, NY
Site Coordinator, Advanced Level Certified Preparer
  • Managed several different tax preparers across three months of the 2015 tax season.
  • Prepared approximately 45 personal tax returns for individuals and families, as well as low-complexity sole proprietorships.
  • Double-checked the work of the other preparers.
  • Filed monthly reports with local IRS coordinators as to volunteer preparers on hand.
  • Ensured volunteer preparer certifications were up-to-date and appropriate for the complexity level return they were preparing.
  • Followed up with taxpayers as appropriate when tax returns were stalled or rejected by the IRS.
  • Informed taxpayers of availability and applicability of various credits, deductions, and adjustments.

American University Lions Club

Washington, DC
Founding Secretary
  • Created and maintained club accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail.
  • Organized and submitted data on membership, volunteer activity, and finances to the Lions International database.
  • Set up meeting times, took minutes, and performed other clerical duties.
  • Marketed an a cappella concert with an audience of eighty to bring awareness to transgender bullying and fund raise for the Aiden Rivera Schaeff Fund by Dean Cathy Schaeff. Coordinated between four a cappella groups, reserved the space and audio equipment and marketed concert.

Nicaragua Service Trip

Léon, Nicaragua
Trip Leader
  • Recruited three participants for volunteer construction. Arranged all flights, handled finances, and booked accommodations while in the country.
  • Oriented four groups of ten to twenty youth volunteers to project details, local culture, and the native community.
  • Educated native youth population about dangers of substance abuse, environmentalism, and how to maintain healthy diets in food shortages by looking to local foliage for nutrients, and tutored on difficult subjects such as English and math.

Church of the Good Shepherd Youth Group

Holbrook, NY
Youth Leader
  • Devised and implemented weekly lesson plans for two dozen attendees.
  • Facilitated communication between members and youth minister to identify effective ways of organization and presentation.
  • Met privately with members of the group over personal issues and mediated between members.

Leadership Training Program

Holbrook, NY
Youth Leader
  • Invited to participate in group dynamics workshop, learning to balance multiple personalities together in a group environment.
  • Acquired crucial crisis intervention and active listening techniques.

Skills and Certifications

New York State Department of State

Commissioned in Suffolk County, New York
Notary Public
  • Administers oaths and affirmations, takes acknowledgments, witnesses opening of safety deposit boxes.

Microsoft Technology Associate

  • Software Development Fundamentals (C#)
  • Security Fundamentals

Operating Systems

: Windows, Macintosh, some Linux

Office Programs

: Microsoft Office [Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote], IBM Lotus Notes

Online Applications

: Google Apps [Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Analytics, Voice]

Programming & Markup

: Java, Python, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL

Language Proficiency

: Spanish (limited working proficiency), Italian (limited working proficiency), English (native speaker)