James Carter

Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Dec 2009


The Link & Option Center

Provided counseling, mentoring, and educational services for at risk teens in south suburban Chicago land area.Supervised 15 to 20 students and managed over 50 mentors. Facilitated workshops on entrepreneurship and marketing trends.Instructed on how to develop marketing plans suitable to targeted demographics. Designed curriculum to teach students the difference between direct and indirect marketing, channels of marketing, and the importance of an efficient market plan.


·Developed and applied innovative marketing strategies to promote program participation.

·Made routine contacts to build relationships with students, business prospects and clients.

·Used motivating presentation and leadership skills to enhance existing after-school programs.


·Increased enrollment of Students by 25%.Implemented a direct face-to-face marketing/selling approach.Enhancedsports and recreation programs by developing a new strategic marketing plan.

·Top performer for student recruitment (110% to quota vs. State of Illinois quota) - 44/day average.

·Consistently met the goal of acquiring 50 mentorship volunteers.

·Retained 100% participation of program enrollees. Established ongoing relationships by utilizing best communication skills (enthusiasm, charisma, and creativity) to create respected learning environment.


Jan 2006 - Dec 2008

Bachelors of Science - Liberal Arts and Science

University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign

Academic Achievements

·Dean’s List /Academic Scholar (Greenville College). Maintained 3.6 GPA three consecutive semesters.

·Pre-Pharmacy/Relevant Coursework: General Biology, Biological Psychology, Chemistry I/II, Nutrition, Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, Molecular Genetics

Athletic Achievements

·2007 Rose Bowl Participant - BCS Ranked 12th in nation (University of Illinois Football)Awarded Scout Player of the Week out of 40 players - Award typically given to scholarship players.·

·Most Improved Player out of 85 players - Greenville College Football (2004).

·Track and Field All American 4x100 Relay - Greenville College (2004).Awarded Anchor Leg Position.Outperformed senior sprinter for spot on team ranked 7th in nation.

·SICA Central Conference Champion - 100M Dash.

          Very motivated student athlete. After being told he'd never be good enough to play college sports Mr. Carter dedicated himself to proving all the doubters wrong by working really hard which resulted in many awards such as Most Improved Player. Mr. Carter also took the initiative to market himself to make the University of Illinois football team, the team that ultimately went to the Rose Bowl and was ranked 12th in the nation. Even though sports were really important, Mr. Carter made an extra effort to ensure that he took care of business in the classroom first. After college Mr. Carter pursued a pro football career after being ranked one of the top athletes in the country by Elite Pro Football Combines.


Healthcare Sales / Business Professional

Professional Aim: Highly competitive, goal-driven, individual motivated to further professional sales careerin the field of pharmaceuticals

   Marketable Skills:Customer Acquisition, Consultative Sales, Sales Reports & Correspondence,  PublicSpeaking, Ability to Persuade and Close, Innovative Science, Valuable Team Contributor

Recent college graduate who has excelled academically, personally, as well as athletically. Possesses a burning desire to achieve goals and loves to compete. A very teachable and adaptive personality that allows myself to make the best out of any situation. Looks at society much different than the average candidate and welcomes all challenges with a smile. Will bring enthusiam with a strong work ethic to any company.


To obtain a position as a pharmaceutical sales rep within a growth oriented company where compensation and awards are given based on performance. Also to bring to a company strong work ethic, a pleasing personality, and willingess to help the company grow.


Reading!! Favorites are 48 Laws of Power, Art of Seduction, The Secret, & Laws of Success.

Football and Exercise 


Meeting New People

Spending Time With Family




Self Improvement

Although growth is a natural progression of life, the biggest changes and improvements came after college. Everyday is an optimal learning experience where there is a chance to improve at something. This mindset is what seperates Mr. Carter from other candidates.


Very passionate writer.


As an athlete who not was not recrutied out of high school, I had to "sell" myself to generate interest from college coaches. This was most defined by getting interest from the University of Illinois football team, a team that was already filled with great talent at wide receiver. This skill carried over to the National Football League resulting in a great amount of interest from Super Bowl Champions New Orleans Saints.   Also, gained business to business sales experience by reciveing training by an ATT sales rep. During this program, I learned a lot of important information as well as developed the proper skills to be a top sales representative.


Provided leadership skills over the past few years by facilitating group workout session in college for those interested in improving sports performace. Also really honed my leadership skills while supervising 15 troubled teenages from inner city Chicago, teaching them about the ins and outs of running a business and marketing strategies.