Austin Smith



Bucknell University

Previous Best Buy, Deloitte, KPMG US

Education Bucknell University


I'm a Bucknell University Accounting & Financial Management student pursuing a CPA license. I live in the New York metro area, but I'm interested in all things international–especially learning new languages. I love collaborating with others to come up with the best solution.


Bucknell University

BSBA, Accounting and Finance, 3.67 GPA

2013 – 2017

Activities and Societies: Residential Education, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Catholic Campus Ministry, Diversity Outreach Team

(Open)1 project

(Open)3 organizations

(Open)7 honors and awards

(Open)14 courses, including:

Communications High School

96.01 GPA (out of 100)

2009 – 2013

Communications High School is a theme-based academy that offers a rigorous curriculum and the latest communication technology to equip its students with knowledge, skills, and professional ethics.

Activities and Societies: National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, SkillsUSA, Drama Club, Cultural Communications Club

(Open)4 courses


Residential Adviser

Bucknell University

August 2015 – Present (1 year 1 month)Lewisburg, PA

- Upheld the Office of Residential Education's pillars of Health, Safety, and Community in a first-year residence hall

- Engaged with residents through conflict mediation, weekly programs, and hall events

- Received recognition from local chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary as New RA of the Year

Connected Devices Sales Consultant

Best Buy

October 2011 – January 2016 (4 years 4 months)Holmdel, NJ

- Activated 4G LTE devices on various cellular networks to help customers attain the right level of connection for their needs

- Used knowledge of computers, tablets, mobile phones, and MP3 devices to aid customers in their search for the best products

- Accurately facilitated cash and credit transactions using a POS system

Deloitte Envision Local Leadership Program


June 2015 – June 2015 (1 month)Parsippany, NJ

- Worked with other student leaders and firm professionals to complete team-building activities

- Volunteered at Lou Henry Hoover Girl Scout Camp to maintain campgrounds and facilities

Discover KPMG Program


May 2015 – May 2015 (1 month)Short Hills, NJ

- Shadowed Financial Services client visit to understand daily responsibilities of audit engagement team

NYM Elevate Program


May 2015 – May 2015 (1 month)New York, NY

- Collaborated with others to achieve a common goal in group activities such as a scavenger hunt, team building exercises, and a community service project

- Attained hands-on experience in assurance with mock audit engagement team

- Challenged self and others to grow in self-awareness

Global Residential College Junior Fellow

Bucknell University

August 2014 – May 2015 (10 months)Lewisburg, PA

- Organized events related to the theme of the Global Residential College and planned a field trip to the New York City financial district for 35 students and faculty members

- Actively served as a resource for first-year students by living on the hall and coordinating with the Residential Adviser

- Served as an classroom assistant for weekly foundation seminar discussions

- Cooperated with faculty Senior Fellows and other student Junior Fellows to create a living-learning experience both on the hall and in the classroom


Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC

May 2014 – August 2014 (4 months)Middletown, NJ

- Catered to the desires of customers while maintaining a cheerful disposition

- Facilitated cash and credit transactions quickly and efficiently using POS system

- Maintained a section of up to seven tables, including serving, busing, and completing side works

Administrative Assistant

CommUnity Zone

September 2013 – August 2014 (1 year)Lewisburg, PA

- Worked with members of the community to plan events and activities aimed at bringing people together from all walks of life

- Managed a weekly community sale to generate revenue for the nonprofit's operating expenses


International Flavors and Fragrances

November 2012 – February 2013 (4 months)Hazlet, NJ

- Worked in the Creative Center Applications Lab to create test samples of commercial fragrance products, including candles, air fresheners, shampoos, shower gels, soap bars, and fine fragrances

- Used organizational skills to properly file and document tasks and fragrance oils

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Food Server

Community Harvest

January 2016 – Present (8 months)Poverty Alleviation

- Prepare meals from the food grown in the local Community Garden of Lewisburg, PA

- Serve food to community members at St. Andrews United Methodist Church once a week in Milton, PA


Sisters of Saint Joseph

May 2016Children

- Provided individual lessons in phonics and mathematics to Kindergarten students at Saint Martin de Porres School in Philadelphia

- Aided elderly and retired Sisters at the Saint Joseph Villa during lunch and Mass times

- Gardened and landscaped the grounds of Saint Mary by the Sea retreat center in Cape May, NJ


Mother Maria Kaupas Center

February 2016 – May 2016 (4 months)Economic Empowerment

- Cleaned and organized storage rooms at the Mount Carmel Area Public Library in Mt. Carmel, PA

- Worked with the Mount Carmel Historical Society to set up a new exhibition site and give the community a source of local pride

- Organized an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser to generate money for the Mother Maria Kaupas Center and future Mt. Carmel community development projects

Alzheimer's Association®Reagan Run Participant

Alzheimer's Association®

October 2015Health

- Collaborated with members of Beta Mu chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity to raise over $55,000 in donations for Alzheimer's Association

- Participated in a 183-mile relay race from Lewisburg, PA to Washington, DC to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease

Competition Judge

Odyssey of the Mind

February 2015 – March 2015 (2 months)Education

- Attended training programs to enhance teamwork and communication between members of judging team

- Judged North Central Pennsylvania regional competition of student creative problem solving competition

Summer Camp Counselor

Vacation Bible School

August 2011 – August 2013 (2 years 1 month)Children

- Lead a group of students in games and activities, crafts, and prayers as a summer camp counselor at Holy Cross Church in Rumson, NJ


Big Brothers Big Sisters

October 2012 – June 2013 (9 months)Children

- Attended a weekly after school program with a Little Brother from Hope Academy Charter School

- Coordinated activities, games, and crafts with Littles, as well as provided counseling services when needed


Habitat for Humanity

January 2011Economic Empowerment

- Helped construct homes for residents in need in Asbury Park, NJ

Opportunities Austin is looking for:

Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Austin cares about:


Economic Empowerment



Human Rights

Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

Poverty Alleviation

Organizations Austin supports:

Habitat for Humanity

American Cancer Society

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America



Native or bilingual proficiency


Limited working proficiency


Elementary proficiency


Celebrate the Susquehanna Block Party(Link)

January 2014 – March 2014

Project Manager for Management 101 service project, Celebrate the Susquehanna Block Party in Lewisburg, PA. 

Worked closely with the Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation to create a river-themed block party for over 200 guests on March 29, 2014.

Utilized event planning skills to organize food donations, live music, nonprofit engagement, children's activities, and volunteers.

3 team members

Austin Smith

Assurance Intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers

Louise Peterson

Food Service Sales Representative at PepsiCo

Meghan Byrd

Recent Graduate Seeking Opportunities in Government Affairs, International Development or Sustainability


Communications High School

Computer Applications

Effective Speech

New Media

Spanish Communications

Bucknell University

Advanced Composition & Communication in Spanish (SPAN 208)

Introduction to Organization and Management (MGMT 101)

Statistics (MATH 216)

Quantitative Reasoning for Managers (MGMT 102)

Foundations of Accounting & Financial Management (MGMT 200)

Marketing (MGMT 201)

The Technological Organization (MGMT 303)

Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 256)

Foundations of Accounting & Financial Management II (ACFM 261)

Intermediate Accounting & Financial Management I (ACFM 351)

Corporate Finance (ACFM 370)

Business Law (ACFM 220)

Intermediate Accounting & Financial Management II (ACFM 352)

Business Analytics & Financial Modeling (ACFM 340)

Additional Info


Volunteering, Languages and cultures, History, Religion, American Politics, Economic development, Geography, Agriculture, Soccer, Skiing, Graphic design, Photography

Personal Details

Birthday October 25

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Honors & Awards

Dean's List Spring 2016

Bucknell University

May 2016

New Residential Adviser of the Year

Bucknell University Office of Residential Education

April 2016

First-Year RA of the Year Nominee

National Residence Hall Honorary - Bison Chapter

April 2016

Dean's List Fall 2015

Bucknell University

December 2015

Dean's List Spring 2015

Bucknell University

May 2015

Student of the Year Nominee

National Residence Hall Honorary - Bison Chapter

April 2015

Dean's List Spring 2014

Bucknell University

May 2014

Dean's List Fall 2013

Bucknell University

December 2013


Catholic Campus Minitry

First-Year Mentor, Co-Director of Community Service

Starting September 2013

Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Risk Manager, Diversity Chair

Starting September 2014

The Bucknellian student newspaper

Special Features Layout Editor

January 2014 – May 2014

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