Zamora, Ephraim
Title:
Coordinator - MBA Career Placement
Office:
WB 146Q
Phone:
801-863-8379
Mail Code:
146
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EDUCATION

Utah Valley University – Orem, Utah

MBA, Management

  •  Graduation, July 2018

Art Institute

  •  Certification, Web Design - 2014

Monroe College-New York

BBA, Business Management, 2010

  • Concentration Project Management
  • GPA 3.9/4.0 (Summa Cum Laude)

AAS, Business Administration, 2008

  • GPA 4.0

 

CAREER EXPERIENCE

Career Coordinator – Utah Valley University                                            June 2016 – Present

  • Analyze student career options with student goals and needs.
  • Coordinate efforts between the Career Development Center and The Woodbury School of Business Develop individualized resume formats that work with the students’ experience and skills.
  • Network job opportunities

 

Sales Support - Crump Life Services - Salt Lake City                              Mar 2014 – June 2016

  • Compile appropriate and accurate illustrations based on the discussion with the producer and knowledge of the competitive insurance environment.
  • Design life insurance illustrations that meet client objectives and goals.
  • Maintain detailed product and financial knowledge on all carriers.
  • Maintain proficiency and a working understanding of the carrier software packages.
  • Proactively follow-up on illustrations, applications, and contracting to drive revenue.

 

Sr. Underwriter - Discover Financial, West Valley City                            Jan 2013 – Feb 2014

  • Process loan applications following Fair Lending Act procedures.
  • Develop risk assessments affordability, stability and willingness to pay.
  • Process verification documents.
  • Offer to Sell and Decline Loans.

 

Enrollment Advisor – Career Step, Provo                                                 July 2012 - Dec 2012

  • Actively recruit new students.
  • Counsel with students to meet appropriate training program based on circumstance and cost.
  • Supervise the enrollment process and financial planning.
  • Relationship building with students to earn confidence in referral base.

 

Assistant Director of Admissions – Art Institute, Draper                        Aug 2011 – Jul 2012

  • Recruiting Effectiveness of 80% for new students.
  • Community planning events; public speaking for medium to large crowds.
  • Strategically developed referral program with the proven success of increased applicant base.

 

Project Manager – Independent Contractor, New York City                  May 2009 - Aug 2011

  • Clients consisted of Monroe College, Hunts Point EDC, Women Business Resource Center, & Junta Hispana (NY).
  • Innovated and implemented a new student­ referral program at Monroe College that successfully collected over 1,000 referrals and raised annual revenue by $1.7 million.
  • Led and organized a marketing and promotions campaign for the Hunts Point E.D.C. and Women Business Resource Center open house of workshops for entrepreneurs.
  • Directed advertising strategy for Junta Hispana (NY).

 

*Project Manager – Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Bronx, NY     Aug 2008 - Feb 2010

  • Enhanced the strategic partnerships with Syracuse University and The Dannon Company, Inc.
  • Improved the marketing strategies and product development strategies for Mayan Hands and Mayan Traditions in Guatemala increasing revenue by 30%.
  • Introduced and expanded new products such as laptop covers and planner covers for development and for sale at Syracuse University and Monroe College.
  • Created and conducted training seminars for new Project Managers, and Vice Presidents of the SIFE Organization at Monroe College.

 

Account Manager – Allied Barton Security Services, NYC                  June 2007 - Sept 2008

  • Negotiated Contracts with the Physical Security Department at The City College of New York.
  • Increased annual revenue from $1.2 Million to $1.7 Million through contract negotiations.
  • Managed a team of 78 employees, and maintained a retention rate of 96%.
  • Managed HR functions including recruiting, annual evaluations, disciplinary, & payroll.
  • Adjusted the standard operations procedures for specific job functions for clients’ locations.

 

Branch Manager – Securitas Security Services, New York City                         May 2005 – Jan 2007

  • Negotiated increase in weekly contract hours from 1,117 hours to 1,700 hours.
  • Developed & executed on­site training curriculums in retail locations.
  • Managed operations; including payroll, scheduling and human resources for territory.
  • Performed compliance checks on new employees and state security licensing.
  • Coordinated collection efforts from unpaid invoices.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Utah Valley University

  • Career Services Website – 2016 – In Progress
  • GradLeaders Software Review – Potential Switch to Symplicity – In Progress

 

 

Monroe College

  • Recruiting Project – Project Manager – Tasked to increase new applications. Innovated a referral program that would drive costs down and increase new applicants.

SIFE – ENACTUS

  • Strategic Partnerships with Syracuse University – Project Collaboration – Mayan Hands
  • Strategic Partnerships with The Dannon Company – Sponsoring SIFE Team & Team Projects

Allied Barton Security Services

  • Review contract hours and negotiated an increase of scheduled billable hours. This increased revenue by $500,000 annual for a 7-year contract.

Securitas Security Services

  • Developed customized training courses for clients. Each course was specific to meet the needs of the clients. Training consisted of Physical Security Practices, implementing strong customer service and other client specific topics.

PRESENTATIONS

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Sunset Ridge Stake, West Jordan

  • Stake Conference – August 2016 – Overcoming Depression
  • Special Meeting – Jan 2016 - Boundary Assignment
  • Missionary Training Center - Feb 2016 – Working with Leaders

Art Institute of Salt Lake City

  • Open House Presentations – 2011-2012
  • High School Presentations - 2012

Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation - 2010

  • Marketing Workshops – Bronx Entrepreneurial Center
  • Marketing Workshops - Women’s’ Business Resource Center
  • Professional Development – Women’s Business Resource Center

Monroe College - 2010

  • Professional Development – Student Orientation Bachelor’s Programs

SIFE – ENACTUS

  • 2009 – Regional and National Competitions – Presenter & President
  • 2010 - Regional and National Competitions – Presenter & President

 

SPECIAL/SKILLS TRAINING

  • Silver Bullet Selling – GA Bartick – 2016 – Baltimore, MD
  • Life License – 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT
  • General Topics Instructor Certified – 2004 – Westchester, New York