Computer software training, computer technology, offshore oil supply boats
Technology, training, and photography
During his four years in college, Paul worked in the newsroom at WLW-T Cincinnati. He worked at WCET, America's non-commercial educational television station as part of his university/industry experience. Paul made the Dean's list twice in his senior year.
Paul created technical training, including presentations and student handbooks for technicians. The technicians were able to install, configure, and troubleshoot servers and advanced storage systems. All of the projects were for Dell new products.
Paul was the managing editor of The Work Boat. Paul wrote stories on the construction and operation of river towboats and offshore oil vessels, including engine rooms,and wheelhouse navigation technology. Paul worked in the field at shipyards along the Gulf Coast, interviewing sources about shipbuilding technology, and shooting photos to illustrate the photos.
Paul joined CItiBusiness as a general assignment reporter. When it became apparent that he had a knack for working with oil industry executives and data, he was made special projects editor. Paul continued to write on a variety of topics, but the main project was the Book of Lists which he created for CitiBusiness. It provided a business reference found nowhere else in New Orleans. Paul also used his technical experience to shift CityBusiness editorial from paper to online,
Paul has completed presentations for all the technical courses he wrote, providing graphics and photography. He also provided presentations for two different church services every Sunday for 5 years. The task included hymn and sermon support.
For the public relations department of Mobil Chalmette Refinery, Paul wrote content for the employee newsletter. Stories included non-technical explanations of refinery processes, construction progress, and new technology in use at the refinery. In community relations, Paul wrote news releases and took photos about the extensive youth program the refinery provided, including summer learning opportunities, and essay contests during the school year. Besides promotions, the newsletter supplied information on what was going on in the refinery: construction, testing, and new processes.