Aug 8, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
Four student employees received recognition as Spring Semester 2018 Campus Services Employee Spotlights. Evan Knox is one of those students
David Lacy, User Interface Developer Senior, nominated Evan, stating:
"Since joining ITG, Evan has consistently proven himself as an exemplary student web developer, both in technical prowess and business acumen. Whether it’s tutoring a client, resolving web issues, or analyzing a technical report, I can expect high-caliber work from him. Because of his work ethic and professional business etiquette, Evan has been assigned to work on several high-profile projects including the promotion and marketing of our Alexa Skill website.
"Evan created a new website using the Drupal CMS to showcase the development of an Alexa skill in Amazon’s marketplace. This project demanded he expand his skill set to print design applications as well. Evan is coordinating the design and fulfillment of an instructional card that showcases our new project. He is overseeing the development from soup to nuts and is working directly with vendors and stakeholders.
"He has played a key role in the design and development of the Health & Well-Being Web Aggregation Tool and Idea Box – both of which have high-visibility and require much client interaction. In addition to major projects, Evan has become a reliable source for seasonal website changes including: Housing Rates, Student Center Galleries, and web accessibility updates.
"For every challenge I throw at him, he grabs it by the horns and does so with a friendly disposition. He has been an outstanding addition to our team and I look forward to his future contributions and development."
We wanted to know more about this extraordinary employee and here’s what Evan told us about himself:
Position at Campus Services Department:
- Student Web Developer at ITG
- Business Administration
Year in School:
- Johns Island, SC
How long have you worked in this position?
- Since Fall Semester 2017
What are your duties in this position?
- I mostly help manage the content on different Drupal-powered websites that ITG oversees. Mostly that’s done by running updates, testing, building pages, and adding/removing content, but I’ve also had the chance to work on some graphic design projects for different Campus Services events/projects.
What do you like best about working in this position?
- I really like the people that I work with, and I’m very fortunate to spend time at work around an awesome team!
How has this position helped you?
- Working at ITG has helped me in a lot of ways. One of the biggest has definitely been having the opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience working on a lot of unique projects.
What have you learned through working here?
- In terms of specific skills, I’ve learned a lot about Drupal and Adobe Creative Suite, but it’s also been really cool to see behind the scenes of Campus Services and how much effort goes into trying to improve students’ lives.
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Jerk chicken with black beans, rice, and plantains from Papi’s Cuban Restaurant (a few minutes from campus on Ponce)
Favorite Spot on Campus?
- The metal tables outside along Tech Walkway
- Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
What do you like to do on the weekends?
- Spend time at Piedmont Park and working with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Who is your favorite professor and why?
- Professor Buchanan, who teaches several classes in the College of Business. In addition to being a great teacher, he is a really genuine person who cares deeply about his students and goes out of his way to help them in any way possible. I highly recommend his classes!
What is your favorite class and why?
- Digital Marketing (MGT 4311) with Professor Buchanan. It covers a lot of great content, and it also gives very specific insight into digital marketing techniques and strategies that are applicable to a broad spectrum of career fields.
Tell us about some organizations you’re involved with on campus.
- Georgia Tech Habitat for Humanity and CCF (Christian Campus Fellowship).
What advice do you have for incoming students?
- Although academics and GPA are important, try to make the most of being in Atlanta and at Tech beyond just school. There are so many great things to do and opportunities to get involved here, and I definitely recommend trying to find one that you like to get involved with!
What would people be surprised to know about you?
- I love to cook, and one day I would like to open my own restaurant.
Favorite TV show?
- Either Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or Burn Notice
What will you miss most about Tech after graduation?
- All of the amazing people at Tech!
Thank you, Evan, for sharing your skills with Campus Services. Congratulations on receiving the Campus Services Student Spotlight!