Xavier Diaz

Xavier Diaz

Fort Lauderdale, FL, US



I am a friendly, loyal and clearly dedicated individual who has an ambition to succeed in any given environment. I am currently an architect student in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. However, at the moment I am studying architecture abroad in Florence, Italy. The program is part of the California State University system. I love to learn, and I am always up to a challenge whatever the situation. I get along well with others, but can also work very efficiently on my own. I am seeking an architectural internship that will allow me to work full time for the summer of 2014 from June 9th to September 12th (dates can be adjusted a bit). In this position I wish to further develop and excel my skills in design and construction while giving my best to my employer.



Bali Construction, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, Summer Intern Project Engineer.

Job Title 1: Summer Intern Project Engineer. I helped manage projects, construction workflow , and purchased materials. I picked up construction materials, and delivered them to the jobsite. My ability to speak Spanish fluently helped me manage the labor workers. I kept a professional, but friendly relationship to the works to help keep the most positive work environment at all times.
Reason for leaving: To continue my education. I began my study abroad program in Europe.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

The Home Depot, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, Sales personal in the lumber and construction department.

Job Title 1: Sales personal in the lumber and construction department. I helped customers make responsible construction decisions, and directed them to the correct construction supplies. My first month in that department I was given a Homer Award in my department.
Reason for leaving: My work schedule was interrupting my school performance.

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

Merced College, Los Banos Campus 22240 Highway 152, CA 93635, Tutor/Maintenance

Job Title 1: Tutoring. I helped college students with College Algebra.
Job Title 2: Maintenance, I did much of the required landscape, and helped maintain AC units and classrooms.
Reason for leaving: I moved to San Luis Obispo to continue my education.

Jan 2008 - Jun 2009

Liberty Packing, Los Banos CA 93635, Forklift Operator

Job Title: I drove a forklift to move product in and out of the warehouse.
Reason for leaving: Laid off, this job was a seasonal job. I was perfect for me at the time because I was transitioning to becoming a full time college student.

Jun 2007 - Oct 2007

John B San Felippo&Sons Corp., Gustine CA 95322, Forklift Operator/ Machine Operator

Job Title 1: Fork Lift Driver, I unloaded and loaded trucks with a forklift. I also filled up silos with walnuts where the product was later gassed to kill off unwanted critters.
Job Title 2: Machine Operator/Breaker, I was in charge of a series of machines that cracked, sized, and process walnuts.
Accomplishments: While working here I was offered the night shift supervisor position, second in charge, for the entire plant. This position required a high level of responsibility and coordination. However, I decline because I already had plans to begin school in the near future
Reason for Leaving: Looking for a job that would fit with my school schedule

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007

Valley Gold LLC, Gustine CA 95322, Scalar/Milk Receiver/Cook-Cheese Maker

Job Title 1: Scalar. I was a lead in charge of five other that were packing product. I was responsible for making sure everyone under me got their required breaks, lunch, and the product was correctly labeled and ready to ship out.
Job Title 2: Milk Receiver. I tested the quality of raw milk prior to receiving it, and tested it for safe amounts of antibiotics for safe human consumption. I also washed tankers and milk silos with required acids according to safety requirements.
Job Title 3: Cook/Cheese Maker. I received milk from the pasteurizer to begin the cheese making process. This job title was only offered to individuals with a very good reputation within the company because a mistake in this process of making the cheese could cause the company thousands.
Reason for Leaving: Laid off because company went bankrupt.

Apr 2004 - Sep 2005

Arrellanes Landscaping and Construction, Los Banos, CA 93635, Laborer

Job Title: Laborer. I performed a lot of heavy labor work. I also took estimates from clients for future job sites, and set the form-work to pour concrete. Other than being physically fit to perform the required heavy labor work I became a very useful employee because I am a very fast learner, and my ability to speak two languages enabled me to get future jobs that my boss would have not acquired without my help.
Reason for Leaving: Found a job with more hours and better pay

Jun 2003 - Apr 2004


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - current

Cuesta Community College, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2011

Merced College, Merced, CA, US, BArch, Architectural Drafting

Aug 2007 - May 2009

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