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Eric’s Resume

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QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE
Self-starting language expert and MBA leveraging exceptional verbal, written, and critical analysis talents.
• International Business: Fluent in German and well-versed in international business. Intermediate-level French, Norwegian, and Swedish; expanding skills in Spanish and Portuguese.
• One month living in Brazil, three months in Sweden, and one year in Germany.
• Research/Presentation: Excellent in market research and written and oral presentation.
• Finance, Strategic/Business Planning: Well versed in financial analysis, strategic planning, and business plan evaluation.
• Key Strengths: Globally aware, creative, analytical, intelligent, and service oriented.

EDUCATION
M.B.A. – WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY , Bellingham, WA June 2008
• RELEVANT COURSEWORK SAP R/3, portfolio management, corporate and managerial accounting, and pre-IPO markets.
• ACCOMPLISHMENTS Donald H Cole Scholarship and Graduate Researcher.

M.A. in German – PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY , Portland, OR June 2006
• ACCOMPLISHMENTS 3.74 GPA, Baden-Württemberg Scholarship, Graduate German Instructor, and German Table founder.

B.A., German – WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY , Bellingham, WA March 2003
• ACCOMPLISHMENTS Triathlon team founder.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
The Hotel Experience, Bellevue, WA
Editor, September 2008-present

HILTON Bellevue, Bellevue, WA
E-Commerce Manager, July 2008-present

WHATCOM COUNTY REAL ESTATE RESEARCH REPORT, Bellingham, WA
Real Estate Researcher, January 2008-June 2008
• SKILLS EMPLOYED Data conversion, mining, analysis, and trending.
• DUTIES Converting and interpreting raw data for use for clients, researchers, and the general public.

CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION, Bellingham, WA
Research Assistant, September 2007-June 2008
• SKILLS EMPLOYED Microsoft Access, public speaking, and event coordination.
• DUTIES Liaising with visiting executives and coordinating educational and fundraising events.

PARKER REMICK, Bellingham, WA
Executive Search Associate (contract), November 2007-April 2008
• SKILLS EMPLOYED Market research, executive search, and extensive candidate liaising.
• DUTIES Researching executives to find the best fit for client positions.

BELLINGHAM ANGEL GROUP, Bellingham, WA
Screening Coordinator, April 2007-April 2008
• SKILLS EMPLOYED Market research, financial analysis, and strategic business plan consulting.
• DUTIES Analyzed applicant business, executive, and financial plans and administering group website.
• ACCOMPLISHMENTS Lead groundbreaking regional co-investment initiative and tripled applications.

CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS RESEARCH, Bellingham, WA
Researcher (contract), September 2007-December 2007
• SKILLS EMPLOYED Readership generation, editor and contributor coordination, and web design.
• DUTIES Developed Northwest Journal of Business & Economics website.

RUNNINGSHOES.COM, Bellingham, WA
Sales Developer, September 2006-November 2007
• SKILLS EMPLOYED Sales, web design, and market research.
• DUTIES Developed clearance shoe process and designed web auctions.

SAMSON ROPE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Ferndale, WA
Operations Consultant (contract), April 2007-June 2007
• SKILLS EMPLOYED Operations analysis, project management, and pick path evaluation.
• DUTIES Observed current operations and worked with warehouse management to improve efficiency.

WHATCOM EDUCATIONAL CREDIT UNION, Bellingham, WA
Corporate Culture Consultant (contract), January 2007-June 2007
• SKILLS EMPLOYED Interviewing, growth planning, and human resources management.
• DUTIES Advised growing non-profit in areas of internal culture management and team building.

NEW BALANCE, PORTLAND, Portland, OR
Sales Associate, September 2003-August 2004
• SKILLS EMPLOYED Sales, sports advising, and athletic consultation.
• DUTIES Sold products in-person, advised clientele on health issues, and assisted operations manager.
• ACCOMPLISHMENTS In top 10% dollars/hour sales and achieved highest ever ‘secret shopper’ rating.

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, Portland, OR
German Graduate Instructor, September 2003-August 2004
• SKILLS EMPLOYED Classroom instruction, translation, and grading.
• DUTIES Developed course materials, managed 120 students, and created refreshing curriculum.
• ACCOMPLISHMENTS Of all professors, achieved lowest year-to-year student attrition rate.