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Research Assistant Resume Sample


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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Highly motivated and results-driven professional with extensive knowledge conducting secondary market research. Extremely motivated and dedicated to work for systems specifically designed for the advancement of Social Science issues and research based organizations of knowledge. Highly organized with keen eye for details. Always complies with required protocols and procedures.

  • Persistent in facing new technical challenges and enjoys gathering and analyzing economic data; committed to solving problems by providing economic based solutions to challenges that affect society with an interest in public policy analysis
  • Work professionally and effectively both in individual and collaborative / multidisciplinary team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, and Windows Operating System; excellent spreadsheet presentations

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics (GPA: 3.58) │ Dean’s List
The University of Texas at San Antonio | San Antonio, TX (2008)
Semester Abroad: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China (spring 2008)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

APPLICATION SUPPORT TECHNICIAN, Maximus | San Antonio, TX | 2010 – Present

  • Handle and process government aid forms in a timely manner while following detailed work instructions
  • Use appropriate designated work instructions to execute routine and repetitive tasks while ensuring the confidentiality and security of all information

ANALYST, Verify Markets | San Antonio, TX | 2010 – 2010

  • Prepared a detailed-oriented market research report on the North American electric vehicle charging industry presented in spreadsheets and graphs
  • Interfaced and interviewed numerous upper management employees and company presidents from various industry participants of the electric vehicle charging industry, including utility companies and manufacturers
  • Assumed full responsibility in overseeing all aspects of a market report, including securing interviewees, developing industry forecasts, and conducting necessary research

Highlight:

  • Forecasted a seven-year market projection for an industry expected to reach $3.4B by 2017

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, E.G. West Institute for Effective Schooling | San Antonio, TX | 2009 – 2010

  • Identified and evaluated school system quantitative and qualitative data, considering state and national test scores, to identify areas for improvement
  • Assessed various state charter laws to determine the most effective charter law for Kansas
  • Evaluated performance of the New Orleans K-12 school system with similar control districts prior to Hurricane Katrina, in an attempt to document the associated impact of post hurricane Katrina charter school law in New Orleans employing solid analytical thinking, mathematical ability and research skills

Highlight:

  • Meticulously contributed in writing an 80-page education policy proposal, focused on methods in delivering systematic change to the Kansas K-12 education system

TECHNICAL STAFF ASSISTANT, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) | San Antonio, TX | 2006 – 2009

  • Thrived in yielding approximately 600 secondary market research requests for SBDC counselors nationwide with strong interest while working
  • Provided detailed responses to small business-related questions for a variety of industries, requiring the use of Internet search engines and research databases, such as EBSCOhost and LexisNexis
  • Consolidated business related statistical / economic data from various government websites

Highlight:

  • Developed research strategy to answer individual requests, including the use of word association, previous research requests, and knowledge of dozens of specific industries by using best-practiced research method and interpretation

INTERN, Department of the Treasury, Office of DC Pensions | Washington, DC 2006

  • Constructed and modified more than 40 program-specific standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Highlight:

  • Settled more than 600 pension benefit cases totaling to over $4.9M

PRESENTATION

Title, Southwestern Social Science Association (year)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Who’s Who at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), year
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), year | Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, year

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