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I Am looking to do a graduate programme in the U.S. in September and I would like to find a job in the financial services sector in Chicago, New York, or on the West Coast. I have a Masters Degree in Finance and would like to start my career in America.

CV for John Kennedy


Phone from America: 011 353 85 113 1244    
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Linkedin: linkedin.com/john-kennedy-85ba87190


PROFILE
I am an adaptable, driven and dependable student who has completed a degree in Mathematics and a Higher Diploma in Economics. I am currently student a MEconSC in International Finance in NUIG. I am seeking experience in the corporate world, during which I can further develop my business skills. I am outgoing, energetic and have good communication skills. From my degree in Mathematics and Diploma in Economics, I have obtained skills such as Python and R code Programming, Statistics and Probability, Market Analysis, Differential analysis, Actuarial sciences, Economics of the Financial Markets and Micro and Macroeconomic Theory. I enjoy working both on my own initiative and in a team. I have a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving and a spur to see things through to completion.

CAREER HISTORY
Shop Supervisor Centra G&L - Galway, Galway                     19/06/2015 - Current
Delegated tasks to specific employees based on individual knowledge and strengths.
Processed credit card payments and counted back change and currency with 100% accuracy rate.
Oversaw entire stock management process, including receiving incoming merchandise, shelf replenishment and shrinkage control.

Soccer Coach FAI - Galway, Galway                                       20/06/2013 – 21/08/20
Acted as a head coach for a number of summers during FAI soccer camps to improve skills by up to 10%.
Developed specific training and exercise programs to meet individual requirements and team play strategies.
Assisted young players and acted as a role model while coaching the kids.
Implemented and encourage manners and fair play to the children.
 
EDUCATION & TRAINING
MEconSC (International Finance) National University of Ireland, Galway, Sep 2020 – August 2021
In my final year in University, studying a Masters in International Finance where I predict a First Class Honours result.
In my first semester, I have obtained a result of 72%. The modules I am doing include Financial Econometrics (68%), Applied Portfolio Management (74%) and Advanced Micro (74%) and Macroeconomic Theory (70%). I hope to continue this and complete my Masters with a First Class Honours.
Monitored and reported investment activity and performance of various assets
Data analysis and volatility interpretation using statistical modules and programming software
Project on the derivatives market and the risk involved.

Diploma of Higher Education: Economics National University of Ireland, Galway, Sep 2019 – May 2020
I decided to do this diploma because I wanted to move into the financial sector as I had a great interest in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science.
Final Result in the Diploma: 68.9 % (2.1).
I completed modules in Money and Banking (68%), Economics of Financial Markets (72%) and Probabilities and Statistics (90%) which will help me when in my Masters and my search for a job in that sector.
Performance review of Amazon stock and recommendations to buy or sell
High result in analysis and interpretation of crypotcurrencies and their fluctuations in the markets.

Bachelor of Science: Mathematics, National University of Ireland, Galway, Sep 2015 – May 2019
1st year (65%): 2.1
2nd year (55%): 2.2
3rd year (56%): 2.2
4th year (62%): 2.1
Overall Grade (60%): 2.1

Completed coursework in International Finance, Statistics and Microeconomics, coursework in Computer Science and Physics.
Subjects included: Statistics, Probability, Linear Regression, Linear Algebra, Bayesian Modeling, Actuarial Mathematics, Euclidean Geometry, Calculus.
Produced a Final Year Project on The Automorphisms of the Paley Hadamard Matrices.
This included a paper on how there are different forms of a matrix with the rows and columns have entries of 1 or 0. It is a branch of linear algebra.
Received 72% for my project which took a full semester to complete.

IT SKILLS & LANGUAGES
Completed courses on Machine Learning, Python programming and R code programming from the certified website called Udemy. I am well equipped to model a dataset and test for an outcome using these programming languages.
Created a Investment Policy Statement of various investment strategies including equities, bonds and alternative investments.
Leadership: I have captained many teams including Salthill Devon Football Club at underage levels and Collingwood soccer teams at University levels. I became the youngest supervisor that G&L Centra have had after one year of working there.
Time management and Work Ethic: I am focused, productive and efficient in order to ensure deadlines are met.
Adaptability and Proficient: I am adaptive, will give my best effort with tasks and seek to enjoy the new experience while also trying to become better at the task.
Barista certified.
Demonstrated research and critical appraisal skills by producing a Final Year Project entilted entitled ‘The Automorphisms of the Paley Hadamard Matrices’.
Conduct Microsoft Office efficiently including Powerpoint, Word and Excel.
Knowledge in Mathematical languages such a Matlab, Maple, Minitab and Stata which I have learned in my degree.
Excel proficient: I have undertaken many assignments in Excel. Notably, an investment portfolio containing many assets allocations arranged geographically and by sector.
Risk Management Knowledge: Used Excel to create a Simple Index Model to portray the risk of four different assets against a benchmark.

INTERESTS
I love a wide range of sports and love to both play and watch. I love to travel and learn from different cultures and traditions. I visited several European countries whilst interrailing.
I like to stay fit so I go to the gym when I can.
I also love to stay up to date with stock market and often use virtual S&P 500 to up skill myself with investments and how the market fluctuates.
I have started trading on a platform called Plus500. I am learning the market as well as investing my own money to identify market trends and popular options.
I have applied to the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams for November of 2021 and intend to complete this.

ACHIEVEMENTS
Received 100% in customer service by a Mystery Shopper.
All Ireland Soccer Medal with the school team in 2011 and 2014.
All Ireland Soccer Medal with University Team 2017.
Connacht Cup Soccer Medals with School Team and Salthill Devon in 2011, 2012, 2013,2014,2015,2016.
Promoted to Shop Supervisor 2016.
Promoted to Head Coach of Soccer Summer Camps in 2017.

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