Resume Help -- english is my 2nd language

Since I receive so much good advice from this site on my cover letter, I've decided to post my resume for help also! Any advice you have is very appreciated!

JOSEPH SMITH (LOL!)

EDUCATION
University of Indiana; Bloomington, IN                       Expected May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Concentration in Finance
Cumulative GPA: 3.2, Major GPA: 3.24, GPA excluding Sophomore Year: 3.39
Relevant Coursework: Intro to Finance, Corporate Financial Management, Accounting for Finance

Honors and Activities
Won 1st place in Poetry Contest at poetry.com and am a brown belt in Karate.

Study Abroad
International Finance at University of New York in Prague: Spanish, Contemporary Poetry, Media History, Digital Photography

BSBA Investment Club                                September 2009 – Present
Chief Investment Officer
• Analyze and update real and simulated accounts to monitor risk and maximize return on multi-thousand dollar funds
• Independently research investment and trading opportunities to develop profits

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Big Bank, USA, ;), Finance, USA                                 Summer 2009
Summer Research Analyst Intern
• Conducted investigative research in global markets
• Constructed financial models to be used in the compiliation of Value of Cash Flows and Due Diligence reports to be distributed to clients
• Built thorough and complicated models for analysis and valuation
• Received offer to return as intern after university graduation

University of Indiana Herman B. Wells Library, Bloomington, IN                                 September 2008 – May 2008
Student Intern
• Collected and organized books, magazines, periodicals, assisted in evaluating acquisition opportunities
• Provided support in digitizing of periodicals, Dewey Decimal instruction(!), website maintenance
• Participated and sat in on operational due diligence sessions, designed to evaluate strategic alternatives for clients
• Reinforced important government documents and paperbacks for circulation

Apple, Inc. Indianapolis, IN                                 Summer 2008
Mac "Genius" Professional
• Maintained relations with clientele; developed business and client building skills by working under the supervision of great manager Dennis Cahill, who won manager of the month twice. Dennis number: (317) 271-2215
Prepared excellent Excel spreadsheet for Dennis showing unrealized gains and losses in business operations
• Collaborated well with staff to present Apple products in the best way possible to maximize sale; personally sold 63 iPhones

Marriott International, Indianapolis, IN                                 Summer 2007
Barkeeping Specialist
• Facilitated the serving of beer and other alcoholic beverages to clientele
• Maintained inventory of beer in cooler and premixed margarita stock
• Validated appropriate age of clientele and prevented underage from consuming alcohol
• Performed routine maintenance of fixtures and accessories and furniture
• Made change for customers using jutebox, condom machine

Smoot Construction, Indianapolis, IN                                 Summer 2006
Carpenter

Skills, Interests, and other Pursuits
Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Knowledge of Capital IQ and Reuters Bullseye Research Portal, martial arts, basketball, football (your soccer !), wrestling, snowboarding, climbing, golf, tennis, day trading, organizing, management, cello, rhyming, photography!
Interests: (see Above) Not doing my mother's taxes! Investment Banking Club, online poker, teaching my dog, Milos, tricks, success, Spring Break parties, gaming (Guitar Hero! Dance, Dance Rev!)

Native Czech speaker, proficient in English, German, and conversational Spanish

Comments (15)

Nov 23, 2009 - 12:23am
FutureBanker10, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This is not a joke...I am serious and would like help on my resume please and thank you. Any advice you have that would help me be successful in the field would be a help. This site has given great advice to other aspiring bankers.

Nov 21, 2009 - 10:57pm
NuK85, what's your opinion? Comment below:

upload it on razume.com and post the link

Nov 22, 2009 - 4:46pm
ShreddiesBrah, what's your opinion? Comment below:

"Marriott International, Indianapolis, IN Summer 2007 Barkeeping Specialist • Facilitated the serving of beer and other alcoholic beverages to clientele • Maintained inventory of beer in cooler and premixed margarita stock • Validated appropriate age of clientele and prevented underage from consuming alcohol • Performed routine maintenance of fixtures and accessories and furniture • Made change for customers using jutebox, condom machine"

High-larious

Dec 1, 2009 - 11:09pm
CompBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I actually found this to be very entertaining. Refreshing break from some of the PJ bashing threads.

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Dec 3, 2009 - 2:31am
Barboone, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This looks like one of the resumes missInd posted about her wanna be interns, I thank God every day for making as clever as I am. Are you really putting those smiley faces in your resume? That resume would work perfectly if you were to apply as an applebee's manager

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Dec 3, 2009 - 10:56pm
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