Our company is fortunate enough to hire students from the local university, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Recently, our team has included a new addition to our Marketing & Sales Team. We've asked Mr. Caleb Kimball to sit down with us and speak about his experiences and time with iButtonLink so far.
Introduction to Caleb Kimball
A Busy Man and a Busy Mind.
Mr. Kimball is a soon to graduate senior at the UW-Whitewater campus.
As a student of the College of Arts and Communications Caleb majors in Advertising, which he says inspired him to become and independent student of neurology. As a proclaimed futurist, it’s no wonder that he has an autograph from his favorite inventor, futurist, technologist, etc. Ray Kurzweil.
Caleb's interest and extensive knowledge of the future is a key point in understanding the man and how his mind works. Speaking with Caleb you can tell he has great ambition along with
Caleb’s minor is in Multimedia Arts and Game Development (MAGD). Caleb has put his intellect and skills from MAGD to work as the Graphic Designer for UW-Whitewater Dining Services. He maintains two internships for both UWW Dining Services and here at iButtonLink. All while remaining a full-time student.
From High School to Rock Star (manager)
After high school graduation from Warsaw Community High School Caleb moved back to Wisconsin. He then became the manager for the Christian rock band, Pierced. After gaining national attention, securing multiple large record offers, nearly being cast into an MTV contract television show, and obtaining enough profit to increase the value of the band to around $150,000 Pierced was at a turning point. After debating a national tour Pierced broke up as the members pursued more stable opportunities.
Finding His Own Way
Sustaining a debilitating left arm nerve palsy in 2011 Caleb was in a rough spot. He took his travels to Raleigh, NC. Partly for the culture of the city and partly because he viewed it as one of the safest places to be during the recent solar maximum. As the results show us, Caleb was not simply a crazy doomsday prepare!
However, even escaping the horror of a solar maximum wasn’t enough to keep Caleb safe. After several difficult events, and the tragic loss of his best friend, lead singer of Pierced, Caleb moved back to Wisconsin in 2012.
Deciding to pick up where his left arm fell off, Caleb went back to school at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater.
Here Caleb has been working incredibly hard and will finish his degree this December!
Caleb sees himself staying with iButtonLink after college graduation and is ecstatic about the offer that the president has given him. With a straight faced, comforting smile Caleb states that the future, “Will depend on my own actions and how they impact those around me.”
An Interview with Caleb Kimball
PJ: What has been your favorite part of working with iButtonLink so far?
CK: I’ve enjoyed the ability to make my own challenges for myself daily. To take on the task that I’ve been given at this company is nothing short
PJ: Are there any projects or new products you're excited to be working on?
CK: Absolutely! Our new Data logger we’re working on
PJ: How do you think the work you have done here thus far will benefit you
PJ: What is currently on your reading list?
CK: Though I don’t like to admit it, I still have to finish the final third of Kurzweil’s How to Create a Mind. I’m also looking forward to starting my latest library Think
PJ: What is your dream job? (Other than working for iButtonLink of course....)
CK: That’s easy. If the Higgs Boson could grant me my one greatest wish it would be getting into Singularity University
PJ: Any words of wisdom to give any future students who may join our internship program?
Don’t look into or expect a job as something that you’ll be doing. Look at a job as something that you’ll be (re
We want to thank Mr. Kimball for his service with us so far, and we are excited to continue having him around for many projects to come. For more information on Caleb Kimball, please visit his website, and for more information on iButtonLink news & announcements keep an eye out for our Sensor Blog!