Jordan W. Pennekamp



I am a senior undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems at the University of Minnesota, Curtis L. Carlson School of Management. As a strategic professional, I hold a passion for enabling the intersection of people, process, and technology. I am actively seeking to secure a full time employment opportunity following graduation in December 2012.


  • University of Minnesota

    Curtis L. Carlson School of ManagementDec. 2012

    I am a senior undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business in Management Information Systems with a cumulative grade point average of 3.62.

    I traveled abroad in May 2012 to Israel and Jordan for a course studying management of information technology in the Middle East. During my travels I had the opportunity to witness the area’s entrepreneurial success by visiting leading incubators, venture capital funds, and startups.

Internship Experience

  • Cargill

    Application Security InternJune 2012 - Aug. 2012

    I interviewed key Application Security team members to identify the group's data analytic needs, focusing on the capture of major paint points and difficulties. With this information, I improved the team's productivity by 20 hours each month by collaborating with Business Intelligence to develop a more efficient ad-hoc report. Finally, I advised leadership on how to increase productivity by an additional 15 hours each month by resolving remaining reporting issues.

    Business Intelligence InternMay 2011 - Aug. 2011

    I conducted a usability study on the business intelligence reporting toolset for three company business units. After soliciting, collecting, and analyzing feedback from over 20 business end users I consulted leadership on how to improve the toolset's usability.

    While conducting the usability study, I saved the team 10 hours of work each by month by automating the process to generate business intelligence usage statistic.

Work Experience

  • University of Minnesota

    Peer AssistantJan. 2012 - Present

    I assist over 100 undergraduate students in mastering an introductory MIS course ("Information Systems for Business Processes and Management").

    Research AssistantSept. 2011 - Present

    I collect and analyze alliance data from over 300 pharmaceutical firms to identify trends in organizational behavior.

    Disability Services AssistantFeb. 2012 - May 2012

    I supported a visually impaired undergraduate student's mastery of an upper-elective MIS course (“Analysis and Modeling for Business Systems Development”) through intensive out-of-class assistance and tutoring.

  • Waterfront Restoration

    Office ManagerMay 2010 - May 2011

    I acted as the external point of contact to existing and prospective customers, managing the workflow for all service, scheduling, and invoice inquiries. Furthermore, I enabled a rise in annual revenue by 16% by assisting sales personnel and systematizing company protocol.

    Supplementing my systematization and sales work, I increased the client base by over 25% by managing the creation and deployment of direct response marketing campaigns to new regions.

Business Case Competitions

  • 2012 CoMIS Case CompetitionApr. 2012

    I led a team of fellow MIS undergraduates to compete against nine of the United States’ strongest MIS case competition teams at the 2012 CoMIS Case Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We developed and presented business plan to increase season ticket sales for the Minnesota Wild professional ice hockey team.

  • 2012 CaseIT MIS Case CompetitionFeb. 2012

    I led a team of fellow MIS undergraduates compete against fifteen of the world's best MIS case competition teams at the 2012 CaseIT MIS Case Competition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We developed and presented a business plan to aid a small medical device company in securing investment funding.

  • 2011 Target Case CompetitionDec. 2011

    I competed with four fellow undergraduate students at a Target sponsored case competition, placing second out of eighty-six teams. We developed and presented a business plan to aid Target in securing new opportunities in digital music.

  • 2011 Boston Scientific Case CompetitionOct. 2011

    I competed with three fellow MIS undergraduate students at a Boston Scientific sponsored case competition, placing second out sixteen teams. We developed and presented a business plan to aid Boston Scientific overcome user privilege management issues during the company's cutover to the Windows 7 OS platform.

Soft Skills

  • Communication

  • Business Case Development

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Project Management

  • Public Speaking

  • Sales Management

  • Negotiation

Analytical Skills

  • Process Mapping

  • Use Case Diagramming

  • System Modeling

  • Usability Analysis

  • Requirements Gathering

  • User Interviews

  • Data Analysis

Technical Expertise

  • Microsoft Office

  • BEx BI Reporting

  • Business Objects Web Intelligence


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