Building a professional resume is essential to success for many things throughout your college career and after graduation.
Resumes are used to apply for scholarships, student organizations, student employment, internships, and jobs. The Pancratz Center staff is available to assist with creating and reviewing resumes for Nistler CoBPA students.
Creating a Resume
Our Resume Help Packet covers the important aspects that go into the creation of a resume, but it's always a good idea to have your resume reviewed by the Pancratz Center's staff.
Structure and Outline
Your resume should be well thought out and well written. Just like many of your academic papers a good place to start would be to develop an outline. Some sections you could include on a resume are listed below.
This should be a prominent feature at the top of the page. Include your name, address, phone, email, and LinkedIn site.
This section should include:
- Any degrees you have attained or are pursuing
- The academic institution which you have attended/are attending
- Graduation dates
- Academic awards (i.e. Dean's List)
- Any coursework relevant to the position
This section should list your places of employment or internships in reverse chronological order. Be certain to include your:
- Specific job title
- Dates of employment
- Bulleted list of developed skills and abilities
Wherever possible, quantify results and accomplishments (i.e. Led a team of three account executives and two support analysts. Produced $5 million in new revenue, exceeded company goal by 75%).
This section should summarize extracurricular activities. Examples of this include student and/or community-based organizations you belong to, as well as any volunteer service work you've completed.
If you've received professional certification for a particular skill related to the position for which you are applying, list it in this section. If the job description is asking for knowledge or proficiency of a computer software, you could also include those details.