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Student Resume and Cover Letter Packet

 

   
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 Student Packet Writing Examples

Resume Writing Resources

Sample Federal Resume & Resources

College-Specific Resume Examples

General Resume Example 

This resume is a general resume that includes the normal resume topics as well as relevant courses and skills sections. You may edit this template to add your own experiences. If you have work experience not related to your program of study, it’s important to use a resume template that has relevant course work. It is also important to highlight any transferable skills that may apply to your program of study from your past work experiences.


Few reminders: Pay close attention to the bold, italics, and position of each component on the resume. They are in these forms to highlight or provide structure to the document. There are no periods in the job duties sections. Use action verbs to begin each job responsibility/duty statement (past tense for past jobs and present tense for current jobs). Non-traditional students and veterans may also have a longer resume but the focus should be on related experiences and not be more than 10 years back unless its directly related to the position you are applying for as a candidate.

College of Arts and Letter Resume Example

Please see the attached resume example. The is a general example that can be modified to fit most majors.  The example shown, highlights research. If you don’t have research you can easily modify that section to some experience or maybe an internship experience you have had.  The one exception to this example is if you are a theatre or dance major.


For the research section, you may want to change the heading to PERFORMANCES; you want to make sure you list performances, any volunteer work with performances even if you did not perform, any outside performances from the school ones and highlight the skills that those productions require. For every performance, you will need to list the month(s) and year. The key to any resume is understanding what the job description is asking for in a candidate. That the very least you want to include as much of those desired skills in your resume that you have to offer the employer. Remember the goal is to keep your resume to 1 page plus a reference page. Non-traditional students and veterans may also have a longer resume but the focus should be on related experiences and not be more than 10 years back unless its directly related to the position you are applying for as a candidate. Of course, there are exceptions but for most traditional undergraduate students one page is the norm.

College of Business Resume Example 

Please see the attached resume example. The is a general example that can be modified to fit most majors. The one highlighted is an accounting resume. It will also work for Finance and Management as well. Marketing may very since most times you want a marketing resume to be a little more stylistic and stand out in a good way. For all other majors, the experience heading can be modify to fit to include internships, campus involvement, or volunteer experience especially if you do not have work experience.


Remember to outline your hard and soft skills. For accounting and finance, it will be important to not hard skills that are technical related especially if there are specific software that is used in the industries that you have learned or acquired through an internship or part-time job experience. All other majors can edit the other sections to include courses that employers may want to know that you have taken and passed (don’t list them if you have not passed them). For marketing, you want to include links to your portfolio of projects or work that you have performed whether it was for pay or volunteer work.


You also want to highlight key skills that employers are seeking in their job descriptions (if you have those skills). The key to any resume is understanding what the job description is asking for in a candidate. That the very least you want to include as much of those desired skills in your resume that you have to offer the employer. Remember the goal is to keep your resume to 1 page plus a reference page. Non-traditional students and veterans may also have a longer resume but the focus should be on related experiences and not be more than 10 years back unless its directly related to the position you are applying for as a candidate.

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Resume Example 
Political Science Research Resume Example
School of Nursing Resume Example 

Please see the attached resume examples for the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences. The templates highlight information for a Social Work, Political Science and Nursing as major however, the first template can be adapted for any major within the College of Behavioral Sciences except for Nursing(see nursing specific example if you are a nursing major).


If you are listing work experience outside of the area you are majoring (its okay if you do so), the key is to highlight transferable work skills such as, communication, technical, analytical, problem solving, flexibility, adaptability, interpersonal skills, initiative, work ethic, teamwork, computer skills, etc. These could be highlighted as strengths or skills in the last section. And rename section if needed. If you do not have Leadership & Involvement experience to list...you could substitute Organizations & Volunteer Work, if you have actively participated with either on a continual basis.


Typical guidelines would include one page plus a reference page for undergraduate students. Master’s level students could add an additional page plus reference page. Non-traditional students and veterans may also have a longer resume but the focus should be on related experiences and not be more than 10 years back unless its directly related to the position you are applying for as a candidate.

 College of Education Resume Example

Please see the attached resume example. The example highlights your practicum experiences, certifications obtained, and any class observation experience you were able to obtain through your studies. It also highlights general skills that most employers may ask for in a job description. Please make sure you do not copy this directly. It needs to be your own skills and experiences that are included.


If you have outside work experience you can include but remember to reflect back at the job description for key skills that the employer is seeking. What transferable skills do you have from those outside job experiences? Those are the ones that you include on your resume by describing those duties or accomplishments within those outside roles.


You may have on campus involvement with an organization or society. If you had a leadership role, that might be something you want to include. Remember the goal is to keep your resume to 1 page plus a reference page. Non-traditional students and veterans may also have a longer resume but the focus should be on related experiences and not be more than 10 years back unless its directly related to the position you are applying for as a candidate.

 STEM Resume Example
 
STEM Internship Seeker Resume Example 

Please see attached resume example(s). These examples for the most part can be used to highlight your hard and soft skills and any related experience in your field of study. The key to any resume is understanding what the job description is asking for in a candidate. That the very least you want to include as much of those desired skills in your resume that you have to offer the employer. If you don’t have experience in the field such as an internship, then consider editing the heading of that section to something you do have experience in that have transferable skills, such as, research projects, project management, community or campus involvement, etc.


Maybe you served as a leader within an organization you could highlight any duties or activities that you used communication, organization, etc. Think about the top skills employers are seeking in their job description when editing this document(s).  There is also an internship example resume for STEM. The example highlights your experience from the coursework and any other work experience that could help land you that internship. It lists military work history and internship information. If you were not in the military.... change it no big deal. Add your experience that you have. You may not have already had an internship so consider deleting that section and adding relevant experience you have had. Remember the goal is to keep your resume to 1 page plus a reference page. Non-traditional students and veterans may also have a longer resume but the focus should be on related experiences and not be more than 10 years back unless its directly related to the position you are applying for as a candidate.