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
**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
**Quickly and independently learned to set up environment with Tomcat and Oracle as
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
**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
2008 – 2013
Activities: *National Society of Leadership & Success, Sigma Alpha Pi
*Emerging Leaders Program
Kashife Smith's Interests & Activities
Finance, Management, Technology, Social Media