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Résumé Guide Abilene Christian University College of Business Administration Connections: Career and Academic Advising

The purpose of a résumé is not to get a job, but to get an interview with the employer. Employers generally look at résumés for only 30-40 seconds: so make an impression!

The key to having a strong résumé is to highlight those areas of your background that best demonstrate your abilities as they relate to the position or opportunity for which you are applying.”

~University of Missouri, Career Center


Creating Your Résumé How to use this guide The following steps will guide you through building your résumé: STARTING OUT 1. Gather information about yourself Examples of information needed: • • •

Dates of employment Position or job title Awards received

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Computer skills Job descriptions Activities (organizations, volunteer service)

2. Review sample résumé on Page 3 3. Read Pages 4-7 for steps on how to build your résumé 4. Create a rough draft TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL 1. After completing a rough draft, use the professional skills checklist on Pages 8-12 to strengthen your experience section 2. Use the action word list on Page 13 to enhance your résumé and grab the employer’s attention when describing your accomplishments 3. Use the résumé checklist on Page 14 to review your final draft 4. The rest of the guide has sample résumés for your review

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Résumé Format Basic Example

NAME Current Address Email Phone Number

PROFILE

Page 4 describes what information needs to be included in this section

EDUCATION

Page 4 describes what information needs to be included in this section

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Company (Position), Location (City, State) Description of company • Success Statement • Success Statement • Success Statement

Month Yr-Month Yr

Company (Position), Location (City, State) Description of Company • Success Statement • Success Statement • Success Statement

Month Yr-Month Yr

SKILLS

List skills (ie: computer) that may pertain to the job for which you are applying

ACTIVITIES/ HONORS • • • •

Accomplishments Activities (student organizations, volunteer service, etc.) Honors Awards 3


Résumé Content STEP ONE ~ HEADER SECTION • Name (16 pt. or larger, bold) • Current mailing address • Email address • Current telephone number

NAME Current Address Email Phone Number

STEP TWO ~ PROFILE SECTION Heading: Profile or Objective • Write in sentence form • Include job title (if applicable)

PROFILE

Statement of professional skills you bring to an employer for a specific position.

OBJECTIVE

Statement expressing who you are and what type of position you are seeking. Be specific.

STEP THREE ~ EDUCATION SECTION Heading: Education • Name and location of college • Type of degree (BBA, BA, BS) • Date degree received or expected graduation date (month/year) • Major and Minor • Cumulative GPA (ONLY if GPA is above 3.0)

EDUCATION Type of Degree, Major and Minor Date of Degree, GPA (above 3.0) University, Location

STEP FOUR ~ EXPERIENCE Heading: Professional Experience • Include job title, place of employment, city, state, and dates of employment (list most recent job first) • Describe job in a way that clearly highlights relevant skills, using bullets to bring out accomplishments

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Company (Position), Location (City, State) Description of company • Success Statement • Success Statement • Success Statement

Month Yr-Month Yr

WHEN CREATING BULLETS FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SECTION TRY TO: • Relate skills and experience to the job for which you are applying • List professional experience in reverse chronological order • Only include the most recent information • Use numbers to show measurable results • Results show: Increase, decrease, or improvement by comparison (% Percentages, $ Money,  Time, # Big Numbers) • Use action verbs (page 13) • Describe your job with success statements, not job duties: • Creating Success Statements: When creating bullets for your résumé, a hiring employer would like to see the professional skills learned and how the skills can be effective and put to use in the position for which you are applying • See pages 8-12 for professional skills and page 13 for action words

Success Statements are as easy as 1+2+3 Job duty + Professional skill + Action word = Success Statement EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS STATEMENTS Example 1 • Worked on airplanes versus • Investigated problems and serviced planes under the tutelage of an A & P certified mechanic Example 2 • Filed papers versus • Organized and filed 1000 confidential records Example 3 • Spring Break Campaign versus • Coordinated $150,000 of travel for 550 students traveling to 36 locations worldwide for spring break mission work Example 4 • Waited tables versus • Maintained high level of customer satisfaction while exceeding beverage sales goals 5


STEP FIVE ~ OTHER CONTENT Heading: Activities • This section highlights college and professional organizations in which you have participated ~ Important: translate or explain all organizations or activities that might be unfamiliar with employer (e.g. Sing Song, Ko Jo Kai). • Include the name of the organization, any offices you held, and the dates of involvement • A brief description of the activities can be given • Use bullets Heading: Skills or Computer Skills • Highlight special skills that may be relevant to the job for which you are applying • (i.e. foreign languages, computer skills, specific computer software) Heading: Honors • Provide information about any honors you received such as President’s List, scholarships, or memberships in honorary societies • Give dates

SKILLS

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Computer Skills Foreign Language Skills, etc.

ACTIVITIES/ HONORS • • • •

Accomplishments Activities (student organizations, volunteer service, etc.) Honors Awards

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Résumé Content What not to include INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Height / weight Marital status Photo Religious information Race / ethnic information Health, family, age Work phone number Supervisor’s name or phone number Desired salary Salary history High school information Reason for leaving previous jobs Moral statements Abbreviations Unnecessary words • Such as: “References Available upon Request,” “Responsible for,” “Duties Include”

INAPPROPRIATE FORMAT • • • • •

Fancy, hard to read fonts Graphics Too much white space < 9 point font size More than 2 fonts

Source: Arizona State University Career Management Center, “Executive Résumé and Cover Letter Workbook,” 2001.

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Professional Skills The following checklist is one key to having an A+ résumé. The following list will assist you in accentuating your professional experience. Check off skills you may not remember you have! Then, fill in your professional skills at the end of this form and add them into the experience section of your résumé where applicable. ‰

Accounting Information Systems

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Continuous Improvement

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Activity-Based-Costing

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Continuously Improving Supply Chains

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Administering Programs

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Coordinating Events

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Advising People

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Corporate Financial Management

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Analysis and Evaluation of Existing Business Processes

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Counseling People

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Applications vs. Applets / Services

Create Consumer Value and Competitive Edge

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Applied Business Process Reengineering

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Creating New Ideas

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Arbitrating

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Crisis Intervention

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Arranging Social Functions

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Critical Technology Management

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Artificial Intelligence in Decision Support Systems

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Cross-Functional Team Development

Asset Allocation Decision Making

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Culturally Adaptive

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Auditing Financial Records

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Customer Service Management

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Budgeting Expenses

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Data and File Structures and Algorithms

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Business Communication

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Data Communications Protocols for Internet Applications

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Business Database Concepts

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Business Database Systems

Data Communications Standards for Internet Applications

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Business Management

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Data Management

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Business Problem Analysis

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Business Process Analysis

Data Warehousing and Distributed Systems

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C and C++ Programming Languages

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Database System Management

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Capital Budgeting

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Decision Support System Analysis

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Capital Cost Analysis

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Decision Support System Design and Development

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Capital Management

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Delegating Authority

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Checking for Accuracy

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Delivery Environment

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Classifying Records

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Client Relations

Design Events-Based Accounting Information Systems

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Coaching Individuals

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Design Management

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Communication Strategy Development

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Design of Integrated Supply Chains

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Community Health Management

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Designing Data Systems

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Community Relations

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Competitive Strategy Evaluation

Develop Events-Based Accounting Information Systems

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Compiling Statistics

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Developing Presentations

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Computer-based Management

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Displaying Artistic Ideas

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Constructing Buildings

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Distributed Databases for Object Models

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Distributed Databases for Relational Models

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Distributed Databases for Replicated Models

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Distributed Information Systems

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Distributing Products

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Dramatizing Ideas or Problems

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Early Supplier Concurrent Engineering

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Early Supplier Involvement

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Editing Publications

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Effecting Change

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Electronic Commerce

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Electronic Inter-Organizational Communications

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Embedded SQL in C and Client/Server Processing

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Enduring Long Hours

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Enterprise Modeling

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Entertaining People

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Entity/Relationship Modeling

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Estimating Physical Space

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Ethical Decision Analysis

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Evaluating Programs

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Evaluation of Alternatives for System Improvement

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Financial Valuation

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Formulating Policy

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Formulating Strategy

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Fragmentation and Allocation Schema Design

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Functional Decision Integration

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Global Business Environment

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Global Competitive Strategy Evaluation

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Global Sports Business Management

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Global/International Issue Evaluation

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Government Agency Management

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Handling Complaints

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Health Care Competition

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Health Care Economic Incentives

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Health Care Information Systems Management

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Health Care Jurisprudence

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Health Care Management Systems

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Health Care Organization

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Health Care Organization Management

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Health Care Regulation

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Health Care Structure

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Health Economics

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Evaluation of Cultural Diversity International Procurement

Health Maintenance Organization Management

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Health Problem Analysis

Executive Business Administration

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Health Services Management

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Executive Support System Design and Development

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Home Health Agency Management

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Hospital Systems Management

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Executive Support Systems

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Human Resource Management

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Expressing Feelings

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External and Internal Suppliers to/among Facilities

Human Resource Management in Health Care

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Imagining New Solutions

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External Customer Satisfaction

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Information Management

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Financial Accounting Concepts

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Financial Accounting Procedures for External Reporting

Information Technology as Improvement Driver

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Financial Consulting

Information Technology Strategic Cost Management

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Financial Decision Making

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Insurance Company Management

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Financial Management

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Financial Management of Health Services

Integrated Delivery Systems Management

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Internal Customer Satisfaction

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Financial Risk Analysis

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International Business Cultural Analysis

Financial Statement Analysis

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International Business Development

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International Business Economic Analysis

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International Business Legal Analysis

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International Business Management

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International Business Operations

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International Financial Management

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International Supply Chain Management

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Internet Strategies that Create Shareholder Value

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Managerial Decision Analysis

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Managerial Decision Making

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Managerial Economics

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Managerial Pricing Analysis

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Managerial Production Analysis

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Marketing Control

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Marketing Function Management

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Marketing Management

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Marketing Planning

Interpreting Languages

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Marketing Program Development

Inter-Process Communications

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Marketing Program Management

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Interviewing People

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Marketing Strategy

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Inventing New Ideas

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Mediating Between People

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Investigating Problems

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Microeconomics

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Investment Management

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Model Management Systems

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Investment Policy and Strategy

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Money Management

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Investment Valuation

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Monitoring Progress of Others

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Java API’s and Extensions

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Motivating Others

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Java Programming

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Negotiating Contracts

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Judging Performance

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Network Computers (NC’s)

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Judging Quality

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Network Topology Design and Analysis

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Language

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Networks and Client/Server Systems

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Leadership

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New Product Service Design

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Leadership Development

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Legal Contract Analysis

Object-Oriented Modeling and Programming

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Legal Decision Analysis

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Object-oriented Systems Design and Development

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Listening to Others

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Operational Functions of Organizations

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Locating Missing Information

Operations Management

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Logistic Functions of Organizations

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Organization Change

Logistics Management

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Organization Strategy

Long-Term Care Facility Management

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Organizational Behavior Analysis

Macroeconomics Analysis

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Organizational Communication

Managed Care

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Organizational Decision Making

Management Communications

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Organizational Design

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Management Decision Making in Areas of Demand

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Organizational Group Dynamics

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Management Decision Making in Cost

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Organizational Leadership

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Management Decision Making in Pricing

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Organizational Management

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Management Decision Making in Production

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Organizational Motivation

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Organizing People and Tasks

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Management with Diverse Language

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Ownership Total Cost Analysis

Managerial Cost Analysis

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Paradigms in Information Systems

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Persuading Others

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Security and Futures

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Physical Distribution of Materials/Equipment

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Self-Regulation Decision Analysis

Physical Distribution of Products and Services Via Various Channels to Customers

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Selling Products

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Service Operations Management

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Service Quality Management

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Planning Agendas

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Services Marketing

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Planning and Facilitating Meetings

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Services Project Management

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Planning Organizational Needs

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Setting Priorities

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Policy Formulation

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Sketching Charts or Diagrams

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Political Decision Analysis

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Social Responsibility Analysis

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Politicking with Others

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Speaking in Public

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Portfolio Management

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Sports Business Change

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Predicting Futures

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Sports Business Law and Politics

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Process Management

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Processing Human Interactions

Sports Business Market Structures and Behaviors

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Procurement of Capital Equipment

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Sports Business Negotiation

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Procurement of Materials

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Sports Business Relationship and Alliance Management

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Procurement of Services

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Production Problem Analysis

Sports Business Revenue and Cost Management

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Production/Distribution Economics of Health Care Services

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Sports Business Revenue Generation and Marketing

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Professional Presentation

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Sports Business Strategic Issues

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Program Management

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Project Management

Strategic Buyer-Supplier "Partnering" Alliances

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Promoting Events

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Quality and Environmental Supply Chain Analysis

Strategic Cost Management and Information Technology

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Quantitative Analysis

Strategic Costing and Performance Measurement

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Raising Funds

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Strategic Integrated Supply Chain Orientation

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Recording Scientific Data

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Recruiting People for Employment

Strategic Integrated Value Chain Orientation

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Re-Design of Current Products and Services

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Strategic Management

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Supervising Others

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Reducing Costs

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Regulatory Decision Analysis

Supply Chain Information Systems Management

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Relational and Object-Oriented Data Models

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Supply Chain Strategies for Corporate Planning

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Remembering Information

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Tactful With People

Remote Stored Procedures and Supporting Triggers

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Teaching Classes

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Team Facilitation

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Researching Information

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Team Presentation

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Risks to Electronic Transmission of Transaction Data

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Teams Functional Integration

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Securities Valuation

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Technological Change

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Visual Programming for Decision Support System Interfaces

Technology Project Management

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Warranty Management

Technology Strategy

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Working with Precision

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The Internet Commerce Environment

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World-Wide External Procurement

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The Platform

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Writing and Editing

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Time-Based Strategies

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Writing Clear Reports

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Training and Development

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Writing for Publication

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Troubleshooting

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Others

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Turning Things Around

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Utilization of Networked Database Management Systems

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Value-Adding Transformation of Inputs into Outputs

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Technology Capability

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Technology Product/Process Innovation

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For ease of use and to see them all on one page, write below professional skills you have checked:

1._________________________________ 2._________________________________ 3._________________________________ 4._________________________________ 5._________________________________ 6._________________________________ 7._________________________________ 8._________________________________ 9._________________________________ 10.________________________________ 11.________________________________ 12.________________________________

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Action Word List Action words highlight and grab the employer’s attention. These will assist you in getting an interview! Replace passive words on your résumé with these as appropriate.

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pioneered planned prepared presided processed produced publicized published recorded recruited reduced reengineered reorganized represented reviewed routed saved scheduled selected sold solicited spearheaded sponsored staged started supervised supported surveyed taught tested trained updated wrote

Weak Phrases: 8 Responsible for 8 Assisted in 8 Helped 8 Was assigned 8 Performed


Résumé Checklist Once you have completed your résumé use this checklist to be sure résumé meets the following guidelines.

RELEVANCE ‰ Is there a clear reason for each piece of information? ‰ Has the information been tailored to a targeted position or industry? You may need more than one résumé if you are applying for different types of positions

WORD CHOICE ‰ Are action verbs used? ‰ Are inappropriate words and abbreviations avoided? ‰ Is professional language of the industry used? MECHANICS ‰ Are there any errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation? Make sure to not use personal pronouns like I or me. ‰ Are there any typographical errors?

ORDER OF INFORMATION ‰ Does the most important information come first? ‰ Is the organization logical and clear? COMPLETENESS ‰ Have you emphasized qualifications specifically mentioned in the position description (if applying for a specific job)? ‰ Is each area concise yet complete? ‰ Are accomplishments described in specific terms with results?

LAYOUT ‰ Is the résumé appealing and easy to scan? ‰ Does it use headings effectively? ‰ Does it use white space, indentation, underlining, capitals, and spacing effectively? ‰ Does it have a professional look? ‰ Is it on one page? ‰ Is it printed on high quality paper? CONSISTENCY ‰ Are layout features (headings, spacing, typeface, bullets and ink) handled consistently throughout? ‰ Is the wording, verb tense and punctuation consistent throughout?

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Sample Résumés Not all résumés look the same. Please review the following examples for good résumé techniques.

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Suzie B. Goode

ACU Box 20000 Abilene, TX 79699 (325) 758-555 sbg00z@acu.edu

Profile

Marketing and Management major with proven leadership abilities, organizational skills, and creativity seeking a career in marketing.

Education

Candidate for BBA in Marketing and Management, anticipated May 2005 Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX GPA: 3.86/4.0 An AACSB Accredited School Dean’s Honor Roll, seven semesters National Dean’s List, 2001-2002 Leadership Summit – A week long seminar in which leadership skills were enhanced through case studies and activities that were directed by Fortune 500 executives.

Experience January, 2004 – April, 2004

Marketing Intern COVA Systems/BitStreet Internet Abilene, TX A division of Leapfrog Technologies that focuses on disaster recovery, secure data backup, web design, and high speed Internet solutions. • Designed, maintained, and provided content for two separate newsletters • Wrote press releases to announce new product launches • Performed competitive analysis to determine pricing of new products

December, 2002 – February, 2003

Advertising Manager ACU Sing Song Abilene, TX Sing Song, an annual student production, brings over 10,000 visitors to the city of Abilene and has an economic impact of almost $1 million. • Coordinated the advertising campaign, which included 13 billboards throughout Abilene • Sold corporate sponsorships and advertisements • Proofread advertisements for accuracy and content

December, 1999 – August, 2001

Lead Brand Representative Limited Too Fort Worth, TX Specialty retailer that sells apparel, lifestyle, and personal care products to girls ages 7-15. • Played a key role in the hiring processes of the University Park store. • Maintained organization, stock, and promotion of Girl Care/Lifestyles products • Conducted portions of new-hire orientation focused on Customer Service

Leadership Development

Venture Out Project Abilene Christian University, Fall 2001 The Venture Out program allows first-year business students to gain real-world experience by forming and running a business. Acted as CEO of Cat Marks, a company selling temporary tattoos for ACU athletic events. • Managed a team of 20 peers to execute a business plan • Sold over 1000 units • Devised and oversaw all aspects of the business plan and implementation including product design, pricing, marketing, and sales

PC Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Honors and Activities

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Presidential Scholarship, awarded by the president of ACU based on outstanding test scores, academic accomplishments, and interviews Ko Jo Kai Sorority, member 2002-2004 Phi Beta Lambda, Business Fraternity Charter Member/Historian Spring Break Campaign, service-oriented mission trip in Fortaleza, Brazil LEAD (Leadership Education And Development), business honors program CEO (Career Education Officer), career readiness and academic planning advisor


Shannon Shake

233 EN 18th Abilene, TX 79601 ses00z@acu.edu

hm: (325) 655-3555 wk: (325) 655-6855 cell: (325) 855-9455

Summary Graduate Student with various business skills including customer service, employee relations, project management, and computer data processing, input, and analysis. Additional leadership activities included Service Saturday organizer, class projects, SIFE activities, W-Club president, Bowl for Kids Sake captain, and financial oversight for real estate complex in Abilene. Also, have achieved level one training in SAP software.

Education MACC-Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas Masters of Accountancy Degree in progress GPA 3.5/4.0 BBA-Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas Accounting Degree Graduated Cum Laude Study Abroad, Oxford England, Fall 2001

August 2004-Present

May 2004

Experience CONDLEY AND COMPANY, LLP-Abilene, Texas September 2004-Present Accounting Intern Play a role in each step of the audit process. Develop a wide range of accounting services to the customer on a timely basis. Am able to contribute in situations that challenge both my thought processes and technical skills COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-Abilene, Texas January 2001-Present Faculty and Staff Computer Support Manager Designed integrated system that combines spreadsheet data to improve efficiency of faculty evaluations. With new system, analysis takes three weeks; old system required two months work time. Created and implemented computer database voting system to collect faculty input and tabulate in one day. Previous system required two weeks for tabulation. REPRESENTATIVE ROBERT D. HUNTER-Austin, Texas May-August 2004 Performance Analyst Monitored the scheduling and paperwork processes. Did several efficiency studies to revise how to best handle routine activities in constituent casework and event coordination. Improved return time on correspondence to constituents by 37%. Trained in updating all constituent information onto CMS (Correspondence Management System) as well as running required reports. CARE AFFILIATES-Arlington, Texas May-August 2003 Accounting Intern Worked in a variety of accounting departments within a healthcare management company. Collected approximately $10,000 from insurance companies; all accounts were previously designated “Stage 2 Uncollectable.” Redesigned process for entering and tracking patient cases through the company. Transferred data entry process from a manual to automated system increasing accuracy from 68% to 96% and decreasing delay in payment due to missed filing deadlines by company.

Service STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE (SIFE)-Abilene, Texas October 2002-Present Communications Director Charter Member for non-profit, student lead organization that promotes the free market economy to improve communities. Named “Rookie of the Year” at Regional Competition. Prepared and authored 2002-2003 & 2003-2004 annual reports for regional competition. Also coordinated all logistics for 2004 competition including registration of team, booking of hotel, presentation of projects, and visual aids for presentation, as well as budgeting expenses for 40 students who attended. UNIVERSITY 100 PEER LEADER-Abilene, Texas Fall 2002, Fall 2003, Fall 2004 Student Instructor in Class Spent one-on-one time with students to help them adapt to the responsibilities of college life. Also, established on-line grade book for individual access. Tailored core curriculum to fit the degree plan of students in the college of business allowing better integration of freshmen to the university and especially the college of business environment.


2000 N. Judge Ely Boulevard Apt 1065 Abilene, Texas 79601 325.555.1111 kpson@notmail.com

Kirsten Pearson PROFILE

Marketing and Management graduate with strong leadership and service qualities, efficient multi-tasking capabilities and strong communication skills seeking an opportunity in the sports industry.

EDUCATION BBA in Marketing and Management Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

May 2004 GPA 3.0/4.0

Leadership Summit 2003– Selected by the Dean of the College of Business to participate in an extensive week long leadership seminar in Colorado Springs where case studies were directed by Fortune 500 executives.

INTERNSHIPS Management Intern May 2003- August 2003 Walgreens, Plano, TX America's best-known, largest-volume, most-trusted pharmacy retailer; also one of the nation's largest retailers overall. • Worked with experienced store managers to learn about store operations & management responsibilities • Learned hands-on experience in merchandising, advertising, inventory, bookkeeping and human resources Marketing Intern June 2002- December 2002 Abilene Christian University Athletics, Abilene, TX ACU athletics have won more than 100 Lone Star Conference titles since joining the LSC in 1973, more than twice the number of titles won by its closest competitor. The Wildcats have won all-sports titles 18 of their 29 years in the LSC. • Responsible for finding corporate sponsors for all athletic programs in order to fund the different sports • Prepared game-day schedules including advertising & contests during intermissions to get audience involvement

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Assistant to Financial Systems Support Specialist December 2003- Present Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX • Reconciled monthly bank statements for ACU’s 31 different accounts & researched any FY2004 problems • Recorded daily cash management of accounts and submitted by deadline • Entered all daily monetary transactions along with all credit card transactions Floor Supervisor/Key Associate April 2000- December 2003 Old Navy, (Gap Inc.), Abilene, TX Leading international specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products. • Maximized selling during heavy traffic periods (UPT: 3.7, Conversion: 41%) • Executed monthly Blue Prints & weekly Focal Point presentations to update weekly marketing to improve sales • Identified potential loss prevention concerns and suggest plans of action which help keep company costs down Office Automation Clerk June 2002- August 2002 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Dyess AFB, TX Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) is the central hub for fuel for all aircraft and military vehicles located on Dyess AFB • Maintained all personnel records of the 100-member flight • Prepared/corrected performance reports and award packages so they could be presented to the recipients

COMPUTER SKILLS Proficient with Macintosh and IBM computer platforms along with all Microsoft Office programs

ACTIVITIES • • • • •

Member of NCAA Div. II Track & Field National Champion Wildcats (4 yrs) Member of LYNAY(4 yrs); Center for Building Community Group - collaborated city & campus-wide projects Regular volunteer at Abilene Boys & Girls Club; Role model -- helps with the growth & development of the kids Phi Beta Lambda Public Relations Officer (1 yr) Member (2 yrs) Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) (1 yr); coordinated “Dress to Impress” Fashion Show & Etiquette Dinner


Chip Ahoya

780 Twin Rivers St. Allen TX, 75013 (972) 727-7777 chipahoya@notmail.com

Profile

Marketing and Management major. A self- motivated, proven performer offers selling and administrative skills, fast learning curve, creative problem solving, the ability to resolve conflict, improve morale, exceed expectations and provide immediate impact.

Education

BBA in Marketing and Management Abilene Christian University GPA: 3.3/4.0

Experience

Insurance Brokerage Summer Internship May 2003- August, 2003 Holmes Murphy & Associates Dallas, TX Holmes Murphy is an insurance brokerage based in Des Moines, Iowa with offices serving the entire country. The Dallas office has sustained 30% growth per year for over 12 years. • Exhaustive study of trends in healthcare (Consumer Driven H.C. Plans) • Multiple sales presentations on Consumer Driven Plans given to President and VP of HMA • Design and Population of prospect database to be used companywide

Expected Graduation:

May 2004 Abilene TX

Youth Minister Intern May 2003 – Aug. 2002 Oak Ridge Church of Christ Aledo, TX Oak Ridge is a newly formed and quickly growing church in the Ft. Worth area. The youth group alone has grown from an 11 member group to nearly 40 in under two years. • • •

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The construction and planning of a detailed summer long calendar Worked closely with the leadership of the church in decision making and the allocation of funding Wrote and distributed a weekly newsletter to all members, therefore improving communication and forming a network between members Coordinated and led entertainment for week long camps Weekly led service groups to the inner city mission “Fortress” in Ft Worth to work in the community

Food Pantry Volunteer Central Dallas Ministries Central Dallas is Dallas County’s largest single provider of food to the homeless • •

May 2001 – July 2001 Dallas, TX

Unloading the daily trucks that brought food to the pantry, serving literally hundreds of downtown Dallas’s needy Providing kind and courteous service to nonpaying customers Created and managed an unloading and distribution system which allowed food and other products to be quickly and easily dispersed

Fence and Deck Custom Relations March 2000 –Aug. 2000 Spring Creek Fence and Deck Richardson, TX Spring Creek is one of Dallas’s finest providers of quality fences and decks. The relatively new business quickly grew from a meager 100 customer client base to one of over 600 in its first five years of operation. • • •

Drafting company proposals as well as actual sales Working closely with customers, addressing all complaints and guaranteeing their satisfaction Involved in quality control, repairing and maintaining all guaranteed products Keeping account of all financial activity for the company

Camp Work Crew Volunteer May 1999 – Aug. 1999 Lake City, CO Wilderness Ranch, Young Life Camp Wilderness Ranch is a Christian backpacking camp/outfitter based out of Lake City, CO. Over the three months it is open annually it is host to over 1500 high school students. • • •

Activities

Construction of a 1200 square foot snack bar, as well as 140 ft. long bridge spanning over the camp’s lake Serving duties including food preparation and cleanup Co-led week long excursion

Leadership Summit An extensive week long leadership seminar in Colorado Springs, CO at which leadership skills were enhanced through case studies and activities that were directed by Fortune 500 executives. ACU fraternity officer/member Coordinating and leading all intramural sports activities for 70 members Spring Break Campaign Leader Leading a trip of 20 students to Trinidad & Tobago, including all transportation issues, fund raising, relations with overseas contacts, accommodations, and scheduling all events and activities once arrived in Trinidad


Luke Atmee 111 My street Road Apt. 111, Abilene, TX 79601

lukeatmee@hotmail.com

(325) 655-8633

PROFILE

Accounting and Finance graduate with proven analytical skills, leadership skills, multitasking skills, and financial literacy, seeking career in financial analysis or banking.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas GPA: 3.88/4.0

May 2003

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Accounting Assistant Big Brothers Big Sisters of Abilene A national non-profit organization that helps connect under privileged children with exceptional adults in the community. • Constructed an information database compiled of client and volunteer information • Implemented database for staff use and improved internal information sharing, reducing lead match periods by 50% • Use Microsoft Access and Excel to automate compilations of monthly statistical reports, decreasing report compilation times by 25%

2003-Present Abilene, TX

Performance Manager, STAR 2002-Present Student Trading and Research Abilene, TX STAR is a student managed investment fund consisting of $110,000 in financial assets, which is managed by selected students. • Compile and present weekly reports fund performance • Construct and develop financial reports on assets to be presented to other members, in order to persuade a sell or buy decision • Managed fund outperformed the Standard & Poor’s Index in 2002 • Analyzed, presented, and persuaded an asset that has a current gain of 26% Accounting Intern May-Aug 2002 Billy Bob’s Pharmacy Inc. Brownwood, TX Billy Bob’s Pharmacy Inc. is a small, growing corporate retail pharmacy that has annual revenues of $9 million. • Developed Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet to improve calculations of payroll components of employee wages, benefits, and taxes • Compiled weekly accounts payable and balance sheet reports to be given to Chief Accountant for review • Orchestrated classification of transactions for retirement benefits for employees COBA Lab Instructor Abilene Christian University The College of Business Administration educates Christian leaders to serve in a given profession. The COBA has a vast business alumni that is currently serving throughout the world. • Lectured on material over Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint • Assisted students with computer-related projects and homework • 90% of students in lab earned a letter grade of B or better PC SKILLS HONORS & ACTIVITIES

Aug-Dec 2001 Abilene, TX

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, FrontPage, Access, PowerPoint, Simul8, Quickbooks Pro Conversant with both IBM compatible and Macintosh platforms • • • • • •

Dean’s Honor Roll (seven semesters) Member of Accounting and Finance Society Member of Gamma Sigma Phi Men’s fraternity Fraternity Event Coordinator Participant in Study Aboard in Oxford, England Leader of Spring Break Missionary Campaign to Atlanta, Georgia


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