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SKILL SUMMARY Financial and Academic professional with 10 years of diverse experience in working with student finances, loan applications and providing academic advising services. Articulate, personable, persuasive communicator who follows a practical and systematic approach to achieving results and managing multiple assignments at once. Capable of managing multiple tasks at once. Maintains a highly visible role in helping the company/organization maintain an excellent reputation while providing outstanding customer service. Proven skills in the following: Project Management Research Office Administration Verbal/Written Communication Ability to Balance Priorities Financial Transactions Relationship Building Strong Customer Service Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Administration and Management
  • Time Management
  • Education and Training
  • Production and Processing
Financial Aid Counselor 10/2017 to 10/2018
St. Louis Community College St. Louis, MO
  • Worked closely with parents and students to outline a plan for paying for school, including student loans.
  • Manage a specific alpha split of students and provide high level customer services through all financial aid processes.
  • Answer financial aid questions and assist students with computer tasks related to the FAFSA, MPN, Entrance Counseling, etc.
  • Assisted parents and students in navigating the financial aid process, filling out the correct forms and documents.
  • Analyze Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) data for awarding, award all types of federal aid, and collect all necessary forms from students.
  • Maintained accurate loan files based on peak and non-peak hours.
  • Check loan agreements to ensure that they are complete and accurate, according to policies.
Student Loan Processor 11/2016 to 03/2017
Saint Louis University St. Louis, MO
  • Evaluated requests, determined eligibility, and processed deferments, postponements, and cancellations on student loans; notified borrower of any adjustments.
  • Conducted one-on-one interviews with borrowers; explained provisions of loan programs; detailed borrower rights and responsibility; obtained required signatures and completed forms.
  • Maintained and updated files, ensuring that information on student borrower was accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • Worked closely with borrowers regarding payments and procedures.
  • Oversaw loan set-up process for approximately 500 to 1000 student borrowers; established interest rate, due date, separation date, and amortization and monthly payments.
  • Collect and deposit money into accounts, disburse funds from cash accounts to pay bills or invoices, keep records of collections and disbursements, and ensure accounts are balanced.
Admissions Specialist 07/2017 to 11/2018
St. Louis Community College St. Louis, MO
  • Responded to walk-in clients' by transmitting factual information, explaining University policies and procedures.
  • Performed online registration, add/drops of courses, withdrawals from classes and tuition calculations.
  • Processed student ID cards using computerized student information system and other computer based applications with regards to document control.
  • Knowledge of the computerized student information system (SIS and BANNER) and skilled in the rapid and accurate operations of data entry machinery.
Academic Advisor 03/2007 to 06/2016
Harris Stowe State University St. Louis, MO
  • Advised and counseled approximately 200 to 400 students for fall, spring, and summer semester course selections; analyzed records in preparation for appointments.
  • Received and provided referrals to and from faculty and other University offices for students' most important considerations, academic issues, or personal concerns.
  • Provided leadership for student retention for respective advising area, including providing one-on-one attention to students to assure their connectedness to campus and academic success.
  • Planned schedules, recommended courses and determined appropriate education solutions for different types of students.
  • Knowledge of the computerized student information system (BANNER, JEZABAR, and SIS) and skilled in the rapid and accurate operations of data entry machinery.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.
  • Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
Financial Representative 08/2004 to 03/2007
Regions Bank Cahokia, IL
  • Learned all aspects of banking including teller operations, loan procedures and account management.
  • Maintained control over transactions run through the teller cash dispenser in addition to the system.
  • Worked with all facets of banking from customers to balancing at the end of each work day.
  • Managed the audit and examination of financial records to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Collaborated on development of rates and terms for services, verified financials, and invoiced clients.
Business Manager 09/2003 to 07/2004
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Religious Center Edwardsville, IL
  • Presided over daily operations of facility.
  • Answered inquiries from clients and other intra-organizational departments.
  • Maintained an accurate filing and reporting system for financial matters.
  • Negotiated contracts with suppliers and construction/repair firms 1.
  • Keep records of customers' charges and payments.
  • Receive charge slips or credit applications by mail, or receive information from salespeople or merchants by telephone.
Bachelor of Science: Speech Communication Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Master of Business Administration: Lindenwood University - Saint Charles , Missouri
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Previous Companies:

  • St Louis Community College
  • Saint Louis University
  • Harris Stowe State University

Previous Job Positions:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Financial Representative
  • Business Manager


  • Southern Illinois University
  • Lindenwood University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Business Administration

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