SUMMARY

Desires to apply written and oral communication skills, leadership experience, and entrepreneurial mindset to benefit a team or business organization dedicated to creating value, operating with excellence, and practicing a culture of innovation.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration, Major: Financial Management

Expected month of graduation: May 2018, from Charleston Southern University

GPA: 3.96 out of 4.0

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Communication

  • Bilingual (English and Russian); raised as a missionary in Ukraine, now an accomplished traveler to almost 30 different countries
  • Oratory skills: 1st Place, VFW Voice of Democracy Oratory Competition (Regional)
  • Authored a fiction novel with 182, 829 words (seeking to publish)
  • Personal website and blog

Entrepreneurship/Business

  • Helped create and execute a business plan for Moufflet, an on-campus muffin-delivery business
    • Created and maintained financial statements
    • Covered Fixed Costs and generated over $400 in profit within the first month of operation
    • Dedicated 10% of all profits to a refugee camp near Kiev, Ukraine
  • 3 months of firsthand experience working for a Lawn Care startup company (Stark Lawn Care, LLC)
  • The Charleston Southern University’s School of Business, Dean’s List, 2014-Present (GPA of 3.5 or higher)
  • Member of the EXCEL honors program, established for School of Business students with a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • CSU Business Plan Competition: Team placed First
    • Business plan was for a water sports park in Florida
    • Handled financial statements for this plan

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

  • Public Affairs Officer for CSU Air Force Reserve Officer Training program
    • Helped recruit students as potential cadets
    • Responsible for writing articles for the CSU newsletter concerning ROTC
  • Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and Sergeant-at-Arms
    • Scheduled and directed weekly meetings
    • Helped rewrite the Student Government Constitution
  • Senator, Student Government Association
    • Debated legislation, voted on school policies, helped plan events such as Homecoming and holiday festivities
  • Delegate at  the South Carolina Student Legislature
    • Bill passed in SCSL House and Senate, signed by SCSL Governor
    • Bill simplified the South Carolina income tax system into three tiers with set rates for each bracket
  • South Carolina Student Leadership Forum
    • Attended seminars led by distinguished leaders such as Senator Tim Scott
  • High School Student Body President (Junior/Senior year)
    • Created a constitution
    • Designed calendars for the student school year
    • Led weekly meetings, organized events, delivered speeches

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • CSU School of Business Alertness Award
  • Assoc. of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Leadership and Athletics Award
  • Honor Roll, Kiev Christian Academy, Faith Christian Academy
  • Headmaster’s Award, Kiev Christian Academy, Faith Christian Academy
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement, President’s Education Awards Program
  • The Daniel Character Award (awarded for exemplary integrity and work ethic)
  • Received nominations to the Naval Academy by Senator Ron Johnson’s Office and the Air Force Academy by Representative Sean Duffy’s Office

EXPERIENCE

Barista | Welkin Coffee Co. | Charleston, SC

  • Process customer orders, prepare specialty coffee drinks, clean and maintain the bar, restaurant area, and patio

Wedding DJ | Music by Request | Charleston, SC

  • Responsible for setup/takedown of DJ equipment (speakers, mic, etc.), taking requests, controlling atmosphere of the party

Team Member | Chick-fil-A, Summerville | Charleston, SC

  • Processed customer orders at the front counter and window, assembled menu items and condiments
  • Received payments and managed a cash register, maintained cleanliness of front counter

Intern | This Side Outreach | International Travel

  • Travel extensively for ministry and to equip churches for their own outreach. Participate in various projects: camp construction, shipment preparation (medical, clothing supplies), logistics, leadership, and language translation

Youth Worker | YMCA | Wausau, WI

  • Refereed and instructed youth in athletics and sportsmanship, taught fundamentals as well as important life values such as honesty, teamwork, and work ethic

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