Matt Schieren Matt Schieren


Matthew Schieren
Chicago, IL | 847.420.1390


Columbia College Chicago | Chicago, IL BFA | May 2012
Drawing and painting concentration
Art history, photography, graphic design,
Liberal arts core curriculum

Work Experience

Senior Systems Operations Specialist at The University of Chicago | Chicago, IL May 2016 - present
Leads technical support for the admissions module of UChicago’s academic system of record. Oversees the admissions application technical implementation, support and systems integration for nine UChicago graduate divisions. Serves as a strategic project manager for the UChicago graduate division’ application design and conversion efforts.

Systems Operations Specialist at The University of Chicago | Chicago, IL July 2012 - May 2016
Performs detailed research, statistical analysis, reporting, database maintenance and upkeep of the University's undergraduate and graduate admissions databases using existing database functionality, Excel, and Access programs. Acts as a primary contact for system technical support questions and requests from internal University systems users and external system applicants.

Intern at One Strange Bird | Chicago, IL October 2011 - May 2012
Researched potential clients and handmade goods vendors, maintained the store's multiple social media platforms, managed inventory and information databases; helped lead various in-store workshops on skills including book binding and screen printing.

Shop Assistant for Columbia College | Chicago, IL September 2010 - May 2012
Maintained a clean working environment, checked out tools to students and faculty, and assisted the full-time shop technicians in Columbia College's wood and metal shops.

Camp Counselor for the Deerfield Park District | Deerfield, IL June - August 2005 - 2011
Supervised seven to thirteen year olds and coordinated group activities at Explorers Camp; educated seven to thirteen year olds the basic principles of design while supervising associate counselors, as a senior counselor at Art Camp.

Exhibitions and Projects

What's Yours is Mine | Chicago, IL May 1, 2015 - September 1, 2015
Group show featuring various mediums and alumni from Columbia College Chicago

Subimago | Chicago, IL Spring 2012
Group show featuring artwork of the graduating seniors of Columbia College Chicago’s class of 2012

One Million Bones - Great Lakes | Chicago, IL Spring 2012
Helped design an exhibition for Columbia College Chicago in cooperation with the One Million Bones organization

Hokin Honors Exhibition | Chicago, IL November - December 2011
Group show featuring artwork from nominated students across all majors at Columbia College

Happy Springtime Funshow | Chicago, IL Spring 2011
Group show at the Autotelic Gallery featuring submitted artwork from local Chicago artists

Pougialis Award Exhbition | Chicago, IL Spring 2010 & 2011
Group show featuring submitted artwork from students in the Fine Art major at Columbia College