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Ben Smith 10 E. Ontario Street #3108, Chicago, IL 60611 312-515-6047 Smithbe927@gmail.com Objective: To obtain a Junior Associate Marketing Strategy and Analytics position with SapientNitro, where I can be part of a team that enables leading companies to optimize their users’ experience. Summary: I have always had a passion for understanding people’s behavior. My skills in research have helped me pursue this passion. My internships as well as helping start a small business have fueled my desire to contribute to a team that is dedicated to understanding consumer behavior and leading clients to produce the best possible user experience. Relevant Professional/Personal Attributes: • Excellent communicator * Contributor to big ideas • Enthusiastic researcher * Confident collaborator • Forward thinker * Seeker of solutions Technical Skills • Microsoft Office, iWork, Simmons Experian, Sysomos Education: Columbia College Chicago 2010-present Major: Marketing Communications Relevant classes: • Introduction to Market Research; Introduction to Media; Consumer Behavior; Marketing 101 Relevant activities: • Developed marketing plans and conducted brainstorming sessions for a diverse range of real world clientele University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI. 2009-2010 Major: Marketing Transferred after one year for a more creative focus Work Experience: Tortoise & Hare Race Management, Chicago March 2013-present • Main sales lead and contact with race directors • Grow knowledge the competitive business space while managing expenses • Develop brand image and ensure positive experiences with clients Summer Internship, SapientNitro, Chicago June-August 2012 • Conducted research as part of the Consumer & Industry Research team • Contributed to decks for a diverse range of clientele • Developed an understanding of project workflow and deliverables Summer Internship, Poggled, Chicago June-August 2011 • Experienced small start-up work environment • Learned to be a self-starter and take initiative


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