George McGowan - Experienced Research Analyst

Online Admissions Representative at Ultimate Medical Academy Online

Nationality

American

Current location

United States

Work category

Business

Education

Masters/PostGrad

I am seeking a Research Analyst or Market Research Analyst position in the Lehigh Valley, PA area.

I am currently pursuing online MBA from St. Leo University. My projected graduation date is early 2013.

George McGowan's Professional Experience

2011 - 2011

Ultimate Medical Academy Online - Online Admissions Representative

• Participated in the recruitment of qualified students for an online healthcare college.
• Coordinated completion of FAFSA documents with financial aid department.
• Tracked shipment of students’ books.
• Ensured students successfully log in and complete study modules through the first week of class.

Key Skills
2011 - 2011

Ultimate Medical Academy - Online Admissions Representative

Recruited qualified students and provided online assistance in the admissions process, including ensuring applications for federal student aid were properly completed and received by the appropriate office. Assisted students in class preparation by tracking shipment of textbooks.

Major Contributions:
• Monitored students through their initial log-in and completion of first week of classes.

2010 - 2010

United States Census Bureau - Crew Leader

Trained and managed a team of 14 compiling statistical data, validating and proofreading their work for accuracy. Transported certified census questionnaires and time sheets to local census office. Documented and submitted payroll information daily.

Major Contributions:
• Completed follow-ups on nonresponses ahead of schedule.

2010 - 2010

United States Census Bureau - Crew Leader

• Trained and supervised a crew of 14 enumerators who compiled census data from residents.
• Validated the data collection by enumerators daily, proofreading for accuracy, completeness and quality of information.
• Certified and submitted payroll documents to be processed by 10:00 a.m. daily, ensuring my subordinates were paid in a timely manner.
• Delivered certified census questionnaires and time sheets to local census office.

Key Skills
data Payroll
1996 - 2010

Trial Practices, Inc. - Research Analyst

Played a key role in mock trial preparation by studying case material and recruiting participants for research studies. Maintained extensive database of about 60,000 potential research subjects, analyzing and compiling data based on representative demographics. Initiated contact with potential subjects, conducted interviews and used quantitative research and qualitative analysis to determine which candidates qualified as research subjects. Staffed and monitored research projects. Assessed degree to which verbal and nonverbal participant responses were favorable or unfavorable to the client, generating written reports of findings for client review. Managed logistics for clients and participants, including travel, lodging, catering and equipment transport, analyzing costs to secure suitable, yet cost-effective options.

Major Contributions:
• Streamlined participant recruiting process by identifying and eliminating about 20,000 out-of-date listings from the juror database.

1996 - 2010

Trial Practices, Inc. - Research Analyst

• Worked in headquarters of litigation consulting company with nationwide client base. The company had a staff of approximately 30 with multiple offices in Florida.
• Researched case material for upcoming research studies. Used results of research to plan and recruit for research studies.
• Planned and coordinated corporate events. Analyzed cost of and secured hotel meeting space for out of town research studies and coordinated catering for staff, clients and participants.
• Maintained a nationwide database of approximately 60,000 potential research subjects and analyzed the subjects demographically to recruit a representative sample of the population in upcoming research.
• Recruited, interviewed and qualified prospective subjects for research studies.
• Arranged and provided transportation for out of town research studies.
• Secured logistics companies to transport equipment to and from off-site events.
• Staffed research studies and monitored the project, ensuring that participants were progressing sufficiently. Met with clients prior to the study to assess their needs and ensured they were met throughout. Coordinated with hotel catering staff to ensure food and beverages for clients and participants were provided in a timely manner.
• Analyzed the verbal and nonverbal responses given by the participants of the study as to whether they were favorable or unfavorable for the client.
• Produced written reports of participant findings which were presented to clients.
• Scanned closed case documents to be burned on CD-ROM.

Key Skills
Catering catering staff Reports Transport
1995 - 1996

Echevarria, McCalla, Raymer, Barrett and Frappier - Support Staff Clerk

Organized and copied legal documents in preparation for court filing.
Assisted with outgoing mail and FedEx production.
Assisted with filing documents.
Cellular One

Key Skills

George McGowan's Education and Qualifications

2013

Masters/PostGrad - Online MBA

Saint Leo University

2013

Bachelor/Degree - , Business Administration

Saint Leo University

1993

Bachelor/Degree - B.A., Public Relations Major, Sociology Minor

Loyola University New Orleans

1988

Bachelor/Degree - ,

H. B. Plant High School

George McGowan's Additional Information

Interests

research, marketing, writing, reading, golf, bowling, kayaking, skiing, reading.

Memberships

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Louisiana Gamma Chapter