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Meet @littletechgirl Kris Cain!

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krisQuestion: What type of work do you do? Describe some aspects of your typical day!

Answer: My full time job is a Network Applications Specialist at the University of Chicago. I spend my day administering our Microsoft Exchange Server, Share Point server, and dabbling in other IT stuff. :)

When not on my full-time job I run a photography business, Cain Creative Photography. I do weddings, family reunions, class reunions, portraits, and more! I also do web design, and create several photo gifts. I love to blog about technology and Mommyhood.

Question: How long have you been doing it and what got you started?

Answer: I’ve been at the University for almost 14 years. I actually started here as a secretary. It was supposed to be a 2 week temp position. 14 years later, I am still here! I always wanted to be in IT, so I got to know the guys and I would always hang out in the computer department and express interest. When a position came up that fit me, one of them called and said “Get your a$$ up here and apply for this job!” I absolutely love what I do. It’s a good match for me since I just love technology and gadgets.

Question: Did you have a mentor starting out? What words of wisdom or encouragement did they have for you?

Answer: I didn’t really have a mentor. There were a few people that helped me along the way. I think the best words of encouragement that I got were to work hard and when you set your mind to it, you can do anything.

Question: What is the most important thing you like to keep in mind? What are your future plans or goals?

Answer: I like to keep myself grounded by remembering that nothing is going to fall in my lap. It is the hard work and effort that pays off.

My future plans mostly involve being successful in my photography and web design business. I love helping people. I really love seeing people happy when I bring their designs to life, or when their eyes light up with what I have presented to them.

I try to remember to always complete my protect as if I was doing it for myself. Don’t sidestep one bit. It is word of mouth that gets more customers, but if your customers are not happy, they will not recommend you.

You can see more of Kris Cain at LittleTechGirl or follow her on Twitter.

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