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Luke Shanks

Finance Assistant

University of Central Florida

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Introduction to SQL

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Introduction to DataCamp Projects

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Introduction to SQL

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Intermediate SQL

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Introduction to ChatGPT

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

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University of Central Florida | Sep 2022 - May 2023

Finance Assistant - Finance & Budget Office, College of Nursing

• Informed faculty and staff of the reimbursement process for travel expenses and procurement of goods. • Boosted organizational capacity to handle Spend Authorizations for Expense Cards from faculty and staff by coordinating with Finance & Budget team. • Conducted the reconciliation of submitted transactions to Spend Authorizations in order to prepare Expense Reports in Enterprise Management Software, Workday.
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UCF College of Business Ambassadors | Apr 2022 - Dec 2022

Chair

• Outlined and executed the vision and mission for the program by collaborating with leadership members, staff advisors, and ambassadors. • Directed and optimized the recruitment process for new ambassadors which enabled the acquisition of 3 times the number of applicants compared to the previous semester. • Outperformed previous semester involvement and sentiment by 40% through cultivating a team environment focused around support of ambassadors to motivate engagement and maintain morale.

Student Government at the University of Central Florida | Sep 2021 - Dec 2022

Finance Office Committee

• Overhaul the financial training and funding process for 650+ Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) to ensure RSO leaders are fiscally trained and made Student Government funds more accessible. • Audit Student Government’s $20.4 million budget allocation to campus organizations. • Counsel with 13 members on matters pertaining to the financial systems of Student Government.

University of Central Florida | May 2021 - Dec 2022

Dean's Office Assistant, College of Business

• Communicate with 10+ students, faculty, and staff through a variety of interpersonal methods on a weekly basis to address matters which require assistance from the Dean’s Office. • Create 50+ physical and electronic documents on a monthly basis pertaining to faculty contracts and agreements. • Streamline and maintain the organization of 300+ electronic documents across shared digital file folders to ensure access across all departments.

UCF College of Business Ambassadors | Apr 2021 - Dec 2022

Student Ambassador

• Host multiple events such as Blast Off! and All Aboard the Internship educating 100+ business students on the resources available to them through the College of Business, how to use those resources effectively, and how to secure internships. • Organize alongside 8 committee members upcoming events and discussing ideas for new events. • Coordinate with 30+ ambassadors and staff to facilitate Welcome to the Majors, an introductory presentation and networking event for incoming business students with attendance in excess of 1,200.

UCF College of Business Ambassadors | Jan 2022 - Apr 2022

Ambassador Relations Chair

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UCF Athletics Association Inc. | Aug 2021 - Apr 2022

Knightmare Advisory Council

• Critique previous athletic events, including the first football game with 10,000+ students, on the organization and execution of the event, and provided qualitative input on what to correct in future events. • Discuss UCF Athletics’ level of inclusiveness with the university’s 70,000+ student population, and representation among varying areas of campus and groups of students. • Influence updated marketing strategies for UCF Athletics to employ, driving student engagement across various platforms.

Speech Academy LLC | Feb 2018 - Present

Administrative Assistant

• Advise the owner of the business on the capital investment project of a second office location. • Minimize loss of revenue by incorporating teletherapy services designed in conjunction with therapy professionals as an alternative to recover income from 35% of clients reluctant to return to in-person therapy. • Develop safety protocol that reduces capacity to 50% in order to prioritize the safety and wellness of clients for continuing to service clients in-person as a result of the pandemic. • Interpret analytical data quantified by program used to track all billing, charges, and patient information to assist the business owner in making decisions that maximize profitability.

Speech Academy LLC | Feb 2016 - Feb 2018

Technology Specialist

• Design and oversee website created through Weebly’s website builder that provided 70% cost savings in comparison with previous website management firm. • Monitor 20+ computers, tablets, and printers through troubleshooting frequently to ensure functionality for use in therapy. • Consolidate website hosting and domain products, including professional emails, to be separated from the website builder and into one provider. • Educate business owner on benefits and applications of video calling platforms such as Zoom to facilitate telehealth services under the present circumstances to be shared with therapy staff.

My Education

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - BSBA, Finance Major, FinTech MinorUniversity of Central Florida | 2022
Associate of Arts - AA, Business Administration and Management, GeneralValencia College | 2020

About Me

Luke Shanks

In my education, I was exposed to a variety of data topics. As part of the FinTech minor I achieved, I completed courses on Business Analytics and applications of Data Science in the Finance industry using SQL, Python, and R, and data visualization.

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