Hello, my name is Kanteh Kamanda, I am a Senior at Purdue University. My major is Political Science and my minor is in Communication. I graduate in May 2012. I have held jobs in sales and coaching and dealt with customer service for quite some time. I am a very people oriented person. I like to help and solve others problems, which is why I chose to be a political science major. My focus is on foreign policy and public policy. Three words that can describe me are; learned, articulate, and diligent. I have a vast knowledge of public policy and foreign policy of the United States, I am a great speaker, and very earnest in my tasks.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi is a social fraternity at Purdue University which Strives for achievement. We host many philanthropies, informational seminars, and social events.
African Student Association at Purdue.
African Student Association at Purdue is a club mostly comprised but not limited to Sub-Saharan Africans. We do many philanthropies, cultural events, and fellowship.
Jun 2011 - Present
I am an Authorized contractor for Comcast.I work through a Third Party vendor named Encore Marketing. I sell and make service contracts for Comcast customers. This is a sales and customer service position. I learned a lot of skills from the position. I did not know I would be dealing with customers problems because this is a sales position but quickly learned I would be solving a lot of queries and uncertainties. I was a go between for the customers and the comcast technicians. I improved my confidence and become extremely comfortable talking to strangers because of the importance of making a sale and surviving as a successful salesman. This job taught me to know my product well, because it will make selling it more comfortable and make me credible in what I was pitching to the customer.
Dec 2010 - Present
I was a cashier at Follett's Book Store; this position helped me understand the importance of customer service. Follett's taught me the importance of having good body chemistry to make me more approachable and to increase my chances of making add-ons to each of my sales. This is a position that I still hold. Customer Service is a strong point in this company.
Aug 2011 - May 2012
Retail Sales Representative
Apollo Stratmar Merchandising/Comcast
This is the same position as the one I hold with Encore Marketing but just another company in the city that I attend college in. I used all the skills and techniques I learned at Encore for my position with Apollo Stratmar Merchandising.
Jun 2006 - Aug 2007
South Bend Parks & Recreation
I was a Track coach for the South Bend Parks & Recreation department's Summer Track Program. I coached kids age 4-16 years old in various track & field events. I taught them proper form, stretching routines, and running styles. I learned to have patience and how to be punctual as this job had an early morning start everyday during the summer months. Coaching kids made me appreciate how I achieved my own skills in track & field because I felt like I would be making one of them a great runner in the future.
Aug 2007 - May 2012
Bachelor of Arts
Alt. Energy Powerpoint
Being a referee for boys basketball tourney at Hanna Fest
Fraternity doing community service at the Hanna Center.