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Kashife Smith

Hi, I'm Kashife Smith. I'm a an emerging business & financial services professional in the Greater New York City Area.

Kashife Smith has experience working on team based and individual projects, both in a professional and academic setting. He's knowledgeable about many topics in Finance, including reading & interpreting financial statements, forecasting business growth, analyzing financial markets, and  observing economic trends.  Kashife Smith would like to hone his skills in finance and management to be creatively and effectively used to enhance business results.

Kashife Smith's Background

Kashife Smith's Experience

Business Finance Student at Marist College

June 2008 - Present | Poughkeepsie, NY

Gaining increased understanding of financial and business principles while conducting research and drafting / presenting reports and projects at an AACSB accredited institution. Coursework includes Financial Accounting, Financial Markets and Institutions, Managerial Accounting, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Legal Foundations of Business. **Developed debit card targeting college students on behalf of Ulster Savings Bank as part of a group project; acquired summary of financial results, including revenue and net income, as company point of contact; designed card using projections for initial marketing and costs and expected revenue growth. **Analyzed Target's '09 and '10 annual 10-k reports and developed strategies to improve their bottom line.

Interviewer at Marist Institute for Public Opinion

January 2011 - May 2012

Completed survey projects on behalf of company clients. Contacted individuals by telephone and conducted interviews regarding local and national issues. Record information and delivered data via reports. **Leveraged exceptional communication skills to obtain consent for voluntary surveys.

Teller at Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

May 2011 - December 2011

Worked directly with banking customers to complete financial transactions; provided attentive service and built strong customer relationships. Analyzed accounts, recommended additional account options, and cross-sold financial advisory, insurance, real estate and account services. Communicated current promotions. Tracked conversations and customer interests on CRM system. Managed high volumes of cash. **Promoted from seasonal teller to part-time staff members with additional responsibility for cross selling products and contributing to branch sales goals. **Recognized by branch and regional managers for creating a friendly and comfortable environment for customers.

Software Development Intern at UBS Investment Bank

June 2010 - August 2010

Charged with developing a crisis management application for the Trade and Asset Servicing team at a major investment bank. Interviewed software teams regarding project scope and requirements. Delivered presentations to manager and co-workers, providing manager with project updates. **Dramatically decreased time required for Level 3 technical support to respond to a crisis that interfered with trade settlement / reporting. **Suggested and implemented a module to report status of individual jobs and detect failures. **Quickly and independently learned to set up environment with Tomcat and Oracle as well as new aspects of JavaScript and Java database connectivity in order to complete project.

Software Testing Intern at IBM / MARIST COLLEGE

May 2009 - May 2010

Tested weekly updates for a course management system (Sakai) in conjunction with a geographically dispersed team and three other interns for a joint project between IBM and Marist College; provided a list of identified system issues. Contributed to community forum discussions. **Designed and implemented website for a pilot program allowing teachers to use Sakai system for courses.

Telecommunications Technician at Marist College

September 2008 - May 2009

Set up, adjusted, and deleted phone, email and CBX extensions and profiles.

Financial Services Representative Intern at New York Life Insurance Company

July 2012 - September 2012 | White Plains, NY

Learned about the duties of a Life Insurance, Annuities, and Investments Representative. Trained in products and solutions for asset accumulation, protection, and distribution, business continuity, and employee benefits. Became well versed in the principles of Financial Planning & Analysis. • Analyzed case studies involving clients’ cash flow, liquidity needs, and expected investment portfolio returns in order to recommend solutions that manage risks and meet financial goals.

Kashife Smith's Education

Marist College

2008 – 2013


Concentration: Finance

Activities: *National Society of Leadership & Success, Sigma Alpha Pi *Emerging Leaders Program

Kashife Smith's Interests & Activities

Finance, Management, Technology, Social Media

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