Graduate School Application Resume Samples

Graduate School Application Resume Sample

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Accomplished, intuitive, and versatile management professional offering progressive years of wide-range experience in project management, program coordination, investment products, financial instruments, and company growth. Equipped with reflective understanding of international and macro- and microeconomics as well as demonstrated aptitude in coordinating the importance of entrepreneurial initiatives. Globally experienced with exposure to various countries, such as Angola, Iraq, and South Africa; travelled extensively throughout Bulgaria, Jordan, Namibia, Russia, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, and USA. Natural leader providing holistic planning solutions and exceeding established goals. Interested to pursue a Master’s degree in Global Development, Project Management or Applied Economics in Environmental Management. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Pastel, and MATLAB.


Organizational Management
Financial Analysis and Planning
Operational Streamlining
Budget Management & Reporting
Staff Development
Interpersonal Relationship
Performance and Production Optimization
Conflict Resolution
Strategic Planning and Execution
Analytical Thinking Skills


Operations Manager, Aug 2018-Present
Xyz Company, Iraq

Assume accountability in overseeing all client and company movements to and from the NGO’s LSA; proffer assistance to the Site Security Manager and in the general management of the compound area. Coordinate and maintain record of project costs and managing a cash fund for general expenses. Monitor timesheet records and payroll of the project’s Static Guard Force. Supervise full spectrum of PSD Team functionality.

Notable Contributions:

  • Developed and nurtured culturally sensitive internal and external relationships and networks to ensure optimum communication and program success
  •  Ensured the total NGO’s compound operational system is planned, revised, and executed with quality, accountability, and measurable impact
  • Built and maintained structures for proper segregation between finance, admin, logistics, administration, and security to ensure focused dedication
  • Effectively functioned as the liaison with NGO’s Security Director on contract agreements and negotiation of future amendments to easily adapt to changing circumstances
  • Planned and synchronized NGO Client missions to required destinations to numerous areas in Baghdad
  • Led the overall operation of satellite tracking system and continuous processing of intelligence data; conveyed relevant information to the PSD Team Leader to ensure all parties’ security
  • Ensured the effective and  transparent interpretation of USAID rules and regulations in conjunction with the NGOs requirements and Standard Operating Procedures

Finance Officer, Aug 2015-Feb 2016
Wxy Company, CivPol, Iraq

Initially functioned as a finance officer, contributing to management reports, including monthly accrual and weekly cash flow projections. In Country cash advance for 850 employees accounted and distributed. Reconciled procurement department’s local and international suppliers.

Manager, March 2012 -Jul 2015
Tuv Company, Johannesburg, South Africa

Supervised the product development and served as a liaison among investment banks to provide Clientèle Life with financial instruments. Provided expert oversight to administrative personnel and broker consultants. Prepared monthly and annual report for submission to the Executive Board. Worked closely with the Finance Department regarding traded financial instruments as well as general budget of department. Provided product presentations to broker organizations. Conducted personal visits to sales managers and brokers of various organizations.

Notable Contributions:

  • Efficiently acted as project manager on research of unit trusts; coordinated special task team assigned in South Africa; explained relevant statuary institutions; and executed viability study on profitability of unit trusts
  • Discussed general client profile regarding financial products with internal departments; led the presentation of possible product and implications of such product on company vision and mission to the Board of Directors
  • Significantly functioned as project manager of the value-added program for 350,000 direct marketing members; analyzed both local and international loyalty programs and partook in meetings with various national retailers to process special discounts or benefits for the client base acquisition
  • Rendered constant feedback to company CEO, FD, and direct marketing CEO

Business Development Executive, May 2010-Feb2012
Rst Company, Johannesburg, South Africa

Rendered hand-on supervision in financial planning broker networks by creating innovative products in 60-day period. Conducted research and data analysis of potential areas of future demographic grow points in South Africa to identify specific needs of these particular areas. Developed customers trust in the branding of such products. Coordinated and maintained an impeccable business solution for the investment department to venture in the potential market with a complete risk analysis report. Appointed as the executive consultant in developing the new business model.

Notable Contributions:

  • Organized and personally presented the products in 8 major cities to develop and market intermediaries of similar products
  •  Acted as liaison officer for Compliance and licensing with government and statuary institutions of products as well as contractual agreements with all parties ensuring protection for investors
  • Rendered hands-on supervision to the successful launch and distribution of product competing with top investment companies in South Africa
  • Established a consistent broker network contributing and supporting the business model

Financial Planner and Investment Advisor, Mar 2002-Apr 2009
Opq Company, Pretoria

Identified and addressed client needs based on their personal goals; conveyed the pros and cons of clients’ existing plan based on shared goals and concerns. Evaluated current planning documents, such as wills, trusts, business agreements, partnership agreements, tax returns, and financial statements. Implemented new and customized strategy designed to meet specific wealth transfer, asset protection, and business succession goals.


Project Manager: Dec 2009-Mar 2010
Xyz Company, Iraq

Team Leader, RRT (Rapid Response Team): Feb 2008-Jul 2009
City, State

Personal Security Detail: Mar 2010-Aug 2010
Xyz Company, Baghdad, Iraq


National Diploma in Financial Markets and Instruments: 2005
ABC University, Johannesburg, South Africa

Certified Financial Planner: 2004
BCD University, Free State, South Africa

Bachelor of Arts in Commerce; Double Major in Economics and Financial Management: 2003
DEF University, Pretoria, South Africa

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