Miami University Career Development Series Office of Career Services
INTRODUCTION a wide range of skills but relatively little formal work
A resume is an advertisement of your abilities, experience prefer to categorize their abilities and
accomplishments, and future capabilities. For all highlight their transferable skills using the functional
intents and purposes, it will be your chief marketing approach. The Career Resource Center, located within
tool in your job-search campaign. An effective resume Career Services, houses several books that contain
will make a prospective employer want to meet you in examples of functional resumes.
person to further discuss your potential value to his or
her organization. Above all, your resume should be RESUME COMPONENTS
honest, positive, concise, easy to readand be YOU. Resumes are normally written in outline form. Virtually
The information that follows is intended to assist you all resumes are composed of the following sections. Of
in developing a resume that will effectively present course, additional headings may be used as necessary
your background and qualifications to prospective (see “CUSTOMIZING YOUR RESUME,” the next
employers. section of this guide, for more detail).
A variety of formats may be used in resume preparation. Regardless of which resume format you use, it is
The two basic formatsthe chronological and the advisable to include a statement of your job or career
functionalare briefly described below. Each has objective. The objective is a concise, one- or two-
certain advantages and disadvantages. Most students sentence statement that appears as the first major section
seeking summer jobs and internships will find the of your resume. It communicates two things: what sort
chronological format the most convenient means of of job you are seeking, and what skills you have to offer.
presenting their background to prospective employers. Some people mistakenly omit the objective because
On the other hand, candidates seeking permanent they have not defined their career goals, or they assume
employment will want to consider which of these that stating an objective will limit their employment
formats will be best suited to their particular job-search options. However, a statement of your job or career
endeavors. While the chronological format is generally objective indicates that you know what you want to do,
the easiest to use, it is not always the most effective. that you will enjoy doing your work, and that you will
feel committed to it. Employers want such dedicated
The Chronological Approach workers; the more closely your objective matches an
The chronological resume is the most common format opening, the more seriously they will consider and
currently in use. Sections on educational background and read the rest of your resume. In addition, the objective
work experience are arranged in reverse chronological serves as the focal point upon which the remainder of
order. Most new college graduates will want to list their the resume content is based. It will help you determine
educational background first, and then describe their which items to include and/or stress on your resume.
work experience. In using the chronological format,
it is tempting to simply outline your background and There are many different approaches to writing a job
qualifications. However, to be effective, enough or career objective. Most styles focus on elements such
description must be provided to give prospective as the position, the field, or the job-seeker’s particular
employers a thorough overview of your qualifications. skills. You may also choose to create an objective that
Therefore, do not simply list the pertinent aspects of is made up of a combination of those elements. Your
your background; describe them as well. See the back objective may be oriented to:
of this guide for chronological resume examples.
− The position – for example, “A position as a
The Functional Approach social worker providing services for the aged.”
The functional resume, while more difficult to construct − The field – for example, “Desire a position in
than the chronological, emphasizes qualifications, the social service field working with youth.”
skills, and related accomplishments. De-emphasizing − Your skills – for example, “A position utilizing
dates, the functional resume instead organizes skills my counseling, research, and proposal writing
into functional categories, such as “Leadership,” skills.”
“Technical,” and “Interpersonal.” In particular, many − A combination – for example, “Seeking a
job-seekers with varied work experience tend to position as a public relations officer in a
prefer this format. Likewise, some individuals with medical facility. Wish to utilize my skills
in communications, needs analysis, and are also several resume books in the Career Resource
photography.” Center which contain dozens of examples targeting
different positions and fields.
You can also write an objective which is oriented
to the results you hope to achieve. Using this format Education
allows you to express your strongest skills as well as This category does not need to be excessively detailed.
the outcome you expect from using these skills. This Your degree(s), institution(s) from which the degree(s)
approach is particularly effective when you have focused was/were earned, major(s), minor(s), and additional
on the type of work you want to do but do not have a course concentrations are the basic items of information
specific employer or industry in mind. Another option to include. In many cases, it is also advisable to list
is to write an objective that states both a starting position specific courses you have completed which are related
and a long-range goal. Therefore, your objective may to or will enhance your candidacy for the position
be written to focus on: you are seeking. You will also want to highlight any
educational achievements that indicate your academic
− Results – for example, “A sales position ability, such as grade-point-average, membership in
utilizing strong organizational skills and the honorary societies, Dean’s List citations, etc. As an
ability to work on a self-directed basis, where I alternative, you may include your academic honors in
can develop a sales territory and generate new an “Honors and Activities” section of your resume.
− A long-range goal – for example, “To secure Work Experience
a management trainee position with a large Before committing your work experience to the printed
department store with eventual goal of page, you may find it helpful to first outline this
becoming a store manager.” information according to (1) position held; (2) name
and location of the organization; (3) dates employed;
If you are interested in a variety of positions or fields, (4) responsibilities; (5) achievements and/or significant
prepare separate resumes that target those positions/ contributions; and, (6) demonstrated abilities and
fields. It is not uncommon for a person to have two or skills.
three different resumes, each with a distinct objective.
Here are some additional considerations when writing If you have difficulty expanding upon your
your objective: work experience, or are concerned your jobs weren’t
“glamorous” or relevant to your major, the following
• Be work-centered rather than self-centered. Focus may be helpful:
on what you have to offer, not what you want the
employer to offer you. Avoid objectives that sound • First, describe your responsibilities using “action
like this: “An entry-level position which will offer words” such as “created,” “planned,” “analyzed,”
plentiful opportunities for professional training and or “initiated”. Show you are a “doer.” A list of
career advancement.” additional action words is included later in this
• Be as targeted as possible. If you know the position guide to assist you. See page 8.
and/or the field you want, state this in the objective • Next, think about the “transferable skills” you
(as long as it matches the positions for which you gained from each experience. Transferable
are applying). skills include oral or written communication,
• Beware of stating an unrealistic career goal. Do not interpersonal skills, working effectively in a team,
state a career goal for which you are unqualified. leadership, and research or analytical skills. They
Your objective must reflect a goal which you are are “transferable” because you build on them and
capable of achieving with your present skills and carry them with you as you move from job to job.
qualifications. Employers often value these abilities as much as, if
• Do not use such trite expressions as “a challenging not more than, technical skills.
entry-level position” and/or “opportunity for • Finally, ask yourself which of your jobs and
advancement into management.” accomplishments will matter most to the employers
you will be pursuing, and place those most
See the sample resumes in the back of this guide prominently on the work experience portion of your
for additional ideas on writing your objective. There resume. For each job, develop (typically) two to
four phrases or sentences, using your lists of action candidacy for the position you are seeking.
words and transferable skills, which describe your
key responsibilities, achievements, and results. References
When possible, quantify the results. Formerly, listing individual references on resumes, or
indicating “References will be furnished upon request”
Employers will be most interested in work at the bottom of the resume, was the accepted practice.
experience gained by students during their college However, in recent years, most resume-writing experts
years, including internships, part-time or work-study recommend also preparing a separate page that lists the
jobs, and summer employment. Generally, work names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail
experience gained while in high school should not be addresses of three to five references to provide to a
included unless this represents the only work experience prospective employer if requested. This reference list
you have. Of course, if you have worked for the same should be on the same high-quality stock of paper on
employer for a number of summers (for example, which your resume is printed, and the header (your name
continuously since your junior year in high school), and address, etc.) should be identical to the resume. See
and have been “promoted” to increasingly responsible example #10 at the end of this guide.
positions, you should document this experience. If this
is the case, be certain to draw particular attention to Candidates applying for teaching positions or
your record of accomplishment. individuals seeking jobs in the creative and performing
arts may wish to specifically indicate the names, titles,
Likewise, students who have been self-employed addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of their
as house painters, childcare workers, etc., should be references on their resumes.
certain to mention this experience. Do not overlook
the importance of including any volunteer work you In most circumstances, three references will be
may have done. Properly presented, your recent work sufficient. These should be individuals who are familiar
experiences will be of interest to prospective employers. with your career goals and the quality of your work.
Professors, current or former employers, or student-
Honors and Activities organization advisors are sound choices, as opposed to
If you have been involved in campus or community family friends, clergy, or relatives.
organizations and/or have received academic honors,
these should be indicated in your resume. As mentioned In any case, be certain to secure permission from
previously, you may include your academic honors your reference sources before releasing their names
in either the “Education” section or an “Honors and to prospective employers. In fact, it is a good idea to
Activities” section of your resume. Of course, be provide your references with a copy of your completed
especially certain to include in this section any of your resume so they can speak knowledgeably about your
leadership roles in activitiessuch as offices held, background and qualifications if a prospective employer
project chairmanships, and the like. Involvement contacts them.
of this type is particularly indicative of your ability
and potential. Memberships in nationally recognized CUSTOMIZING YOUR RESUME
professional associations are also worthy of inclusion. By customizing your resume, you can present your
Beware, however, of simply “laundry listing” your accomplishments and experiences in an effective way
affiliations. Most employers can spot mere “resume in relation to the position for which you are applying.
fillers” at a glance. You may adapt the standard chronological format by
using appropriate sections that might better highlight
Interests your particular background or experience.
This is an optional category; however, if space permits,
you may wish to include an “Interests” section on For example, if you had an internship that provided
your resume. Indicating outside interests will provide you with experience in a career area for which you are
prospective employers with a more complete picture of applying for a full-time position, it is appropriate to
your background and personality. This section of your pull this experience out from the chronological format
resume should be brief. However, depending upon and list it under a separate heading such as “Career-
your particular outside interests, you may find that Related Experience” or “Internship.” By doing this,
this section of your resume will further enhance your you are effectively drawing the reader’s attention to this
section. Incidentally, you are not limited to including experiences that directly support your candidacy for the
only experiences for which you have been paid. You job you are seeking. Two examples follow:
may include extracurricular activities and volunteer
LEADERSHIP Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF)
ACTIVITIES Selected Member, 20XX
Steering Committee, 20XX-XX
Co-Chair, Public Relations Committee, 20XX-XX
• Supervised activities of 15-member committee and managed a
budget of over $3000.
• Coordinated the design, production and distribution of
professional, campus-wide publicity for five major fund-raising
• Published MUSF alumni newsletter and new informational packet.
Membership Selection Committee, 20XX
By-Laws Revision Committee, 20XX
Yearly Planning Committee, 20XX
Campus Representative and Tour Guide, 20XX-XX
CAREER-RELATED Associate Editor, The Miami Student, Miami University, 20XX-XX
EXPERIENCE - Served as senior assistant to the Editor-in-Chief.
- Supervised and coordinated work of eight staff members, wrote
editorials, participated in policy decisions, and motivated volunteer
Public Relations Intern, Cincinnati Arts Council, Cincinnati, Ohio,
- Planned and composed Arts Council newsletter and interviewed
artists for feature stories. Prepared press releases.
Co-Editor, The Recensio, Miami University Yearbook, Spring 20XX
- Completely revised yearbook’s format to increase readability.
- Coordinated staff writing assignments and assumed primary
responsibility for layout and copy editing.
Other possible headings include: BEFORE YOU “GO TO PRESS”
Volunteer Activities Plan to prepare at least two drafts of your resume before
Internship(s) you “go to press.” If you feel there are any weak spots
Special Skills in your drafts, this should signal a re-evaluation of the
Sales Experience “message” you are trying to convey to prospective
Academic Honors employers. You are encouraged to seek assistance in
Military Service this evaluation from a Career Services staff member,
Professional Affiliations faculty adviser, and/or others who will be able to
Research Work provide knowledgeable guidance but the final results
Computer Skills must be YOUR responsibility. By critically evaluating
your resume, you stand the best chance of representing
You should feel free to include other headings and tailor yourself accurately, thoroughly, and effectively on paper.
your resume to your individual needs.
RESUME PREPARATION ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Optimal Resume FOR TEACHER CANDIDATE RESUMES
Career Services has an exceptional online resume An effective resume will make a prospective employer
building tool called OptimalResume (login is required). want to meet you in person to further discuss your
The program provides sample templates and a variety potential with his or her school system. The information
of resume styles to help you produce a professional- that follows is intended to assist you as you go about the
looking resume. To access OptimalResume, go to process of preparing your resume for a potential teaching
www.muohio.edu/careers/students, select “overview of position. A sample teacher resume is included in the
services,” and click on the OptimalResume link. final section of this guide to assist in the preparation of
your personal resume. A second example is also printed
Resume Production and Printing in our Employment Guide for Teacher Candidates.
With the number of word-processing, web-based
applications (e.g. OptimalResume) and desktop Resume Components
publishing software packages (e.g. Adobe InDesign) In addition to the resume components included in the
available on the market today, you can produce a very previous section, teacher candidates should consider
professional-looking resume on a personal computer. the following alterations in their “Career Objective”
The added advantage of having your resume on a and “Teaching and Work Experience” sections.
computer is your ability to update and/or make revisions
easily when necessary. If you do not have your own Career Objective. Regardless of which resume format
personal computer, check on campus. There are several you use, it is advisable to include a statement of your
computer labs available for students’ use. Remember, career objective. This statement is usually very specific
it is important to carefully proofread your master copy in the field of education, since your career objective is
prior to having it printed in order to catch errors and usually a teaching position in your licensure area(s). Your
thus avoid embarrassment or added expense. career objective should also indicate your willingness
to coach or sponsor extracurricular activities in which
It is appropriate to use a laser printer or an ink jet you have an interest. See the sample teacher resumes
printer to produce the master copy of your resume. for ideas.
A dot-matrix printer or a printer of similar limited
capability will not produce a quality master copy for Teaching and Work Experience. These sections are
reproduction. Using an offset process or a high-quality very important to the school system, since they provide
copying machine will give you as good as, if not better specific information regarding when and where you
than, original-quality reproduction of the master copy. completed your student teaching and other related
This process is relatively inexpensiveless than 10 experience(s). School systems will be most interested
cents per copyand the quality is good. Cheap-looking in experiences related to teaching, such as camp
photocopies are simply not acceptable. In no way counseling and tutoring positions.
should your resume look amateurishhow you “look on
paper” will have a significant impact on the success of The best references are individuals who can attest
your job search. to the abilities you have documented in your resume.
Professors, current or former employers, or others who
Paper and Color can discuss your teaching abilities are usually the best
Use high-quality stock of at least 20-pound weight that choices. Avoid family friends, clergy, and relatives
is available at most print shops. Conservative white, unless these persons have had the opportunity to observe
off-white, tan or light gray are generally acceptable you in an academic or teaching setting.
colors. The darker the color, the more difficult it is for
an employer to read. When selecting a color of paper, EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS
keep the image of your “audience” in mind. The color, In some cases, employers will request that you complete
type style, and overall appearance of your resume will a standardized application form when applying for a job
give employers nonverbal “cues” which may work for or internship. Do not ignore this request, even if much
you or against you in the hiring process. of the information you are asked to provide already
appears on your resume. No two application forms are
the same, and it is essential that you respond to all of
the questions as honestly and as thoroughly as possible.
The application may be a printed form or one available any other application materials. In addition, make a
solely on the employer’s Web site. If completing the photocopy of the completed application form for your
form online, you may also be asked to send your resume records. If you return your completed application form
electronically. OptimalResume allows you to easily to an employer in the mail, it should be accompanied by
format your resume into a plain text version. a brief, typewritten letter expressing your appreciation
for being considered for employment and your
When completing printed application forms, willingness to provide any additional information that
neatness counts a great deal. Therefore, if possible, it might be needed.
is a good idea to type these forms, just as you would
Should: Should Not:
• immediately impress the reader • have an unclear objective
• be visually appealing and easy to read • contain misspellings or typographical errors
• be concise • be poorly organized
• indicate career aspirations and goals • contain lengthy phrases, sentences, or paragraphs
• communicate job-related abilities, not just duties • be “gimmicky” or amateurish
• focus on the employer’s needs and your ability to • misrepresent your background or qualifications
meet those needs • be poorly typed or reproduced
• support your career objectives • contain irrelevant information
• emphasize accomplishments • omit critical information (e.g., career objective,
• communicate responsibility and dependability dates of employment, leadership positions, etc.)
• be a reflection of your ability and potential • require too much interpretation
• favorably distinguish you from other applicants • contain unexplained time gaps with regard to em-
• Layout and Space Utilization: Your resume should be crisp and clean looking, and visually appealing to the
reader. Use “white space” effectively. Avoid cramming and crowding. Use spacing to accentuate sections
• Length: Normally a one-page resume will be sufficient. In virtually no instance should your resume exceed
• Highlights and Emphasis: Emphasis can be achieved by arranging space, using different lettering styles and
symbols, capitalizing and underlining words, phrases, and sentences. Be careful not to over-emphasizeit
breaks the flow of the resume.
• Results-Oriented: Make sure your descriptions of your work experience and/or extracurricular activities are
results-oriented. Describe activities in terms of results and accomplishments.
• Resume Evaluation: After carefully reviewing your resume for its strengths and weaknesses, make all necessary
corrections and improvements. Then give it to two or three knowledgeable reviewers for their suggestions.
Revision is probable, and usually productive.
• Refer to Page 7 for an example of how an “average” resume can become an “improved resume.”
Be efficient in your use of
Average space. The header to the Improved
Resume Mark E. Upham right uses one less line. Resume
123 Collins Street 313 114th Terrace, N.E. Mark E. Upham
Oxford, Ohio 45056 St. Petersburg, Florida Before May 20XX firstname.lastname@example.org After May 20XX
33702 (813) 577-6885 123 Collins Street (813) 577-6885 313 114th Terrace, N.E.
email@example.com Oxford, Ohio 45056 St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
Target your resume,
Objective Desire a position in marketing research, pharmaceutical sales, or working for a nonprofit. starting with the objective. Objective Desire a position as a marketing researcher using analytical and leadership skills.
Education Miami University, Farmer School of Business, Oxford, Ohio. Education Miami University, Farmer School of Business, Oxford, Ohio.
Bachelor of Science in Business, 20XX-20XX Include your GPA if it is Bachelor of Science in Business, Major in Marketing, May 20XX
Major in Marketing Emphasis in Industrial Marketing, Advertising, Sales Management, Marketing Research
above a 3.0. GPA 3.2/4.0
Experience Market Research Project, Northgate Mall, Marketing Research Class, Fall 20XX Marketing-Related Market Research Project, Northgate Mall, Marketing Research Class, Fall 20XX
Completed research project for marketing class. Experience Performed market research for mall manager in order to expand target segments. Semester-
long project, collected and analyzed data, designed promotion, recommended short- and
Use formatting (underline, long-term management strategies.
Summer Student Program, Florida Power Corporation, St. Petersburg, Florida,
Summers 20XX and 20XX bold, italics) to highlight
Assist engineers and marketing department. and breakup your resume. Summer Student Program, Florida Power Corporation, St. Petersburg, Florida
Assist in developing new programs. Intern, Summers 20XX and 20XX
Worked with various computer and design programs. Assisted engineers and marketing personnel in Energy Conservation Department in
Provided support to marketing director. designing, developing, and distributing public information literature, and in conducting
Use the correct tense for public education programs.
Pi Sigma Epsilon, business fraternity, 20XX-present verbs. Do not use “-‐ing”. Developed strong design and editing skills using InDesign and PowerPoint software.
Marketing Research Committee for a Dayton business.
Sales Representative. Leadership Pi Sigma Epsilon, Business Fraternity, Oxford, Ohio
D Activities Marketing Research Committee Member, 20XX-present
Design and distribute promotional material for fundraisers using InDesign.
Don’t use abbreviations Researched and developed a marketing plan for a Dayton nonprofit.
MUSF, member, 20XX-present
Co-chair, Public Relations Committee, 20XX-XX for organizations or titles. Networked and obtained $800 in sponsorship from local vendors for special events.
Membership Selection Committee, Spring 20XX
Bylaws Revision Committee, Fall 20XX Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF), Oxford, Ohio, Member, 20XX-present
Rewrote bylaws of the MUSF Co-chair, Public Relations Committee, 20XX-XX
Campus Representative and Tour Guide, 20XX-XX Supervised activities of 15-member committee and managed a budget of over $3,000.
Providing tours to high school students and families. Coordinated the design, production and distribution of professional, campus-wide publicity
for five major fund-raising events.
Start with stronger and more Published MUSF alumni newsletter and redesigned an information pamphlet.
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, member, 20XX-present
Participating in fundraising and social events. descriptive action verbs. Campus Representative and Tour Guide, 20XX-Present
Philanthropy Chair, 20XX Provide tours and information to groups of up to 22 potential students and family.
See list in Resume Guide.
Organizing and planning fundraising and social event. Bylaws Revision Committee, Fall 20XX
Vice President, Public Relations, 20XX Researched and revised bylaws governing MUSF.
Wrote reports for local chapter. S
Quantify your experiences Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Oxford, Ohio,
Oversaw all publicity efforts.
Intramural Sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer, and Volleyball providing results or using Philanthropy Chair, 20XX
Planned promotional strategy and goals for events that raised $10,000 for the Cystic
numbers. Fibrosis Foundation, doubling the previous year’s donations.
Greek Week Committee, 20XX
Planned week of events for Greek Week. Vice President, Public Relations, 20XX
Wrote national report relating chapter’s internal and external relations projects, resulting in
Skills Microsoft Office nomination for Outstanding Community Involvement Award 20XX.
Oversaw all publicity efforts related to Homecoming and philanthropic events.
Communication, Work ethic,
Intramural Sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer, and Volleyball
Use whitespace Greek Week Committee, 20XX
Coordinated locations, times, and equipment needs for week of events with 600
effectively; does the page participants.
A resume should verbally show you are a “doer.” In describing your work experience and extracurricular activities,
use words such as these to persuasively present your qualifications and background to prospective employers.
Don’t be hesitant to give yourself credit for your accomplishments. If you “developed” a program, “supervised” a
group, or “initiated” an idea, say so.
accelerated cultivated headed participated settled
accomplished decentralized helped performed shaped
achieved decreased hired pinpointed showed
acquired defined identified pioneered simplified
activated delegated implemented planned sold
adapted delivered improved prepared solved
addressed demonstrated improvised presented sorted
administered designated increased prevented specified
advanced designed influenced processed sponsored
advised determined initiated procured staffed
allocated developed inspected produced standardized
analyzed devised inspired programmed started
anticipated directed installed projected stimulated
applied discharged instigated promoted streamlined
appointed discovered instituted proposed strengthened
appraised distributed instructed proved stretched
approved documented integrated provided structured
arranged doubled interpreted published studied
assessed earned interviewed purchased suggested
assisted edited introduced realized summarized
assigned effected invented recommended supervised
attained eliminated invested reconciled supported
audited employed investigated recruited surpassed
augmented enforced launched redesigned surveyed
averted engineered lectured reduced sustained
avoided established led re-established tailored
broadened estimated lightened regulated taught
built evaluated liquidated reinforced terminated
calculated examined located rejected tested
centralized exceeded made related tightened
clarified executed maintained renegotiated traded
collaborated exercised managed reorganized trained
combined expanded marketed reported transacted
completed expedited mediated represented transferred
composed extended minimized researched transformed
conceived extracted mobilized reshaped translated
concluded facilitated modernized resolved trimmed
condensed financed modified restored tripled
conducted forecasted monitored revamped uncovered
consolidated formed motivated reviewed undertook
constructed formulated negotiated revised unified
consulted found obtained revitalized used
contracted founded operated revived utilized
contributed framed ordered saved verified
controlled fulfilled organized scheduled vitalized
converted generated originated secured widened
coordinated guided overcame selected won
corrected halved overhauled served worked
created handled oversaw set up wrote
Example #1 Example #2
Mary Miami GERALD MASTERSON
100 Campus Avenue firstname.lastname@example.org After May X, 20XX: 251 Red Cloud Court, #8
Oxford, OH 45056 4118 Wyatt Road Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 523-4321 Eaton, OH 45320 513-523-7686
An entry-level position in sales utilizing leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. PROFESSIONAL To achieve an administrative staff position in a long-term care facility
EDUCATION OBJECTIVE knowledge of and experience in gerontology.
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Bachelor of Arts, May 20XX
Major: Psychology Minor: Marketing Cumulative GPA: 3.2/4.0 EDUCATION MIAMI UNIVERSITY, Oxford, Ohio
Master of Gerontological Studies May 20XX
Related Courses GPA: 3.7/4.0
Buyer Behavior Business Psychology Personal Selling
Principles of Marketing Principles of Retailing Industrial-Organizational Psychology COLLEGE OF WOOSTER, Wooster, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Social Welfare, June 20XX
Financed 40% of college expenses through part-time and summer employment. GPA: 3.5/4.0; Dean’s List, ten quarters
SALES EXPERIENCE CAREER- GRADUATE ASSISTANT (20XX-XX), Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Albert K. Department Store, Chicago, IL RELATED Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Sales Associate, Sportswear Department Summers 20XX and 20XX EXPERIENCE Conducted research on socialization of seniors at long-term care
• Promoted from stock clerk after six weeks facilities. Provided course assistance to gerontology faculty. Tutored
• Prepared daily sales summaries averaging $800 and monthly inventory reports and mentored undergraduates in the Department of Gerontology.
• Trained, scheduled, and supervised three stock clerks
• Provided customer service by selecting merchandise and handling purchases ADMINISTRATOR-IN-TRAINING (Summer 20XX), Sebring, Ohio
Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center
Miami Business Enterprises (MBE), Miami University, Oxford, OH Interacted with a variety of personnel through the departmental rotation
Fund-raising Chairperson Spring 20XX program. Studied governmental regulations; participated in meetings
• Developed and managed fund-raising program marketing specialty shirts and functions.
• Devised promotional strategy and sales goals
• Raised over $3500 after expenses for the most successful MBE fund-raising program in SOCIAL SERVICES INTERN (Spring 20XX), Portland, Oregon
three years Friendly House Senior Center
Built relationships with community seniors by assisting in day-to-day
activities such as grocery shopping, housekeeping, and other related
Office of Residence Life and New Student Programs, Miami University, Oxford, OH duties.
Resident Assistant Fall 20XX-Present
EMPLOYMENT BANK TELLER, BOOKKEEPER (Summers 20XX 20XX), Canton, Ohio
• Develop and implement large-scale leadership workshops for 330 residents
United National Bank
• Serve as teaching assistant for theme-learning community courses
Processed and approved credit card applications. Handled and
• Provide academic guidance and peer counseling for first-year residents reconciled daily cash drawer. Provided customer service to bank
Office of Student Financial Aid, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Student Assistant School Years 200X-20XX MEMBERSHIPS AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF HOMES FOR THE AGING
• Entered data into computer database and performed various clerical duties Chicago, Illinois, 20XX. Attended conference.
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES OHIO STUDENT CONFERENCE ON AGING
Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honorary Fall 20XX Columbus, Ohio, 20XX. Presented paper.
Psychology Club, Member Spring 20XX-Present
Intramural volleyball, softball, and broomball Fall 20XX-Present OHIO HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
Columbus, Ohio, 20XX. Attended conference.
SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Adobe Photoshop and Indesign; SPSS; MS Word, Excel, and Access; proficient in German
Designing clothes, cooking, and triathlons SKILLS Intermediate Spanish and Microsoft Office.
Example #3 Example #4
Amy B. Laws ZOË WITHROW
Current Address 513-529-3831 After May 20XX:
432 Bosley Lane, Wilmington, OH 45177 • (937) 746-2324 • email@example.com 3000 E Sycamore Street firstname.lastname@example.org 4220 Sunrise Court
Oxford, OH 45056 Bettendorf, IA 52722
Professional To pursue a position in the field of accountancy, utilizing knowledge and skills OJECTIVE
Objective obtained in financial, cost, tax, and auditing course work. Obtain a sustainability internship utilizing research, community organizing, and written skills.
Education Miami University, Oxford, Ohio EDUCATION
Farmer School of Business, Major: Accountancy Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Expected Graduation May 20XX
B.S. in Business, secondary concentration in Decision Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Business, Overall GPA: 3.74/4.00
May 20XX GPA 3.27/4.00 Major: Management and Organizations Minor: American Studies
University Business Honors Program
Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg, Spring 20XX
• Thesis Topic: Initiating and implementing sustainable social projects in a college environment
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, Summer 20XX
Specialized Advanced Accounting: Auditing Objectives, Advanced Cost, Accounting Systems Division I Varsity Field Hockey Team Fall 20XX- Present
Courses Decision Sciences: Applied Statistics, Operations Research, Information Systems, • Committed to 20 hours of training and practice a week while carrying a full course load
Small Business Consulting • Earned a varsity scholarship and starting position due to growth and development as a varsity
Accounting Accounting Intern, Johnson & Associates, Cleveland, Ohio, May-August, 20XX
Experience Reviewed and corrected accounting entries, assisted with financial planning Pacific Rim Summer Study Abroad Program: China, Korea, Japan June 20XX
input and analysis, and generated reports utilizing Excel and Access. Presented • Experienced culture and the global marketplace through corporate and cultural visits
research on European accounting standards to Board of Directors. • Developed cultural awareness through interacting with host students and families
Professor’s Assistant, Miami University, August-December 20XX RELATED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Graded homework papers for a cost accounting class of 27 students.
Wilks Scholar Leadership Program-Leadership for Social Change, Assistant Sept. 20XX- May 20XX
• Multi-year community-based research and learning project in American Studies
Accounts Receivable Clerk, Mable Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, June-August 20XX
Conducted invoicing, billing and reporting on accounts receivable • Researched projects and wrote proposals focusing on the needs of Ohio immigrant families
customers. • Advised local community agency to help improve business operations and efficiency
Work Resident Assistant, Miami University, August 20XX-present Social Entrepreneurship Venture, Associate 20XX -20XX
Experience Create positive living/learning environment for 32 residents, assist and advise • Developed Undergraduate Business Experience Course curriculum
Hall Council, and work with Council members to market and promote hall
programs. Maintain residence hall Web site using Dreamweaver featuring EMPOWER Program, Volunteer Coordinator 20XX-20XX
student accomplishments. • Directed volunteer services at the Family Resource Center for 15 participants
• Led weekly discussion of service-learning and community engagement
Open Rush Group Leader, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Spring 20XX
Instituted awards recognition program which recognized Senior
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Sisterhood Leader and Sisterhood Dedication Leaders.
Wilks Scholars, Course Facilitator, EDL 177 Community Engagement Spring 20XX
Customer Service/Cashier, CVS/Pharmacy, Cleveland, Ohio, 20XX-XX • Facilitate, teach and transfer knowledge and learning to 18 Wilks Scholars
Responded to customer requests, handled cash receipts, and conducted weekly • Develop and plan course syllabus and activities and evaluate students’ performance
Spencer Beverage Company, Management/Marketing Internship, Davenport, IA 20XX
Computer Skills Dreamweaver, MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint • Researched and investigated potential international investors
• Created and conducted corporate and industry wide survey to gauge customer interest
Honors and Accountancy Club – August 20XX-present • Oversaw international phone conferences and provided feedback to operations employees
Activities Dean’s List – three semesters
LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
Interests Theatre, Calligraphy, Sewing, Web Design - Provost’s Student Academic Achievement Award Spring 20XX
- Mid-American Conference Commissioner’s Award Fall 20XX
- National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad 20XX-20XX
Example #5 Example #6
Ryan B. Pearson email@example.com (513) 737-2691
1281 Nichols Road, Hamilton, Ohio, 45013 2310 N. College Avenue firstname.lastname@example.org After May X, 20XX:
Career Objective Oxford, OH 45056 3333 Forest Road
To secure a position as a microbiologist in a clinical environment. (513) 523-9000 Atlanta, GA 44111
Education CAREER An elementary school teaching position, preferably in grades 1-3.
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
B.A. degree in Microbiology, May 20XX
EDUCATION MIAMI UNIVERSITY, Oxford, Ohio
GPA: 3.1/4.0 Bachelor of Science in Education, May 20XX
Major: Early Childhood Education Overall GPA: 3.4/4.0 GPA in Major: 3.6/4.0
Study Abroad in Mali, Africa, Michigan State University, Summer 20XX Ohio Licensure: Early Childhood Education PK-3; Georgia certification pending
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, Summer 20XX
HONORS Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, Spring 20XX to Present
Research Experience Dean’s List, three semesters
Independent Research Project, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (Spring 20XX)
Research experience included a 120-hour undergraduate research project involving the TEACHING STUDENT TEACHER, Grades 1-3, Fall 20XX.
procurement of Saccharomyces cerevisiae lysine auxotrophs and subsequent characterization EXPERIENCE Colerain Elementary School, Northwest Local Schools, Cincinnati, Ohio.
of the mutants. Financial support for the project included a grant awarded by the Alumni and • Taught all subject areas for up to 23 students. Developed two new units in science
Friends of Miami University. focusing on climate systems and recycling.
• Organized a field trip for 90 students to the Cincinnati Art Museum. Supervised
Work Experience the cafeteria, playground, and after-school activities.
Microbiology Department, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio • Received excellent appraisals from Cooperating Teacher.
Laboratory Worker (9/20XX-5/20XX)
Conducted a series of experiments under the direction of Dr. Lucy Jones. Cleaned glassware FIELD EXPERIENCES, Grades 2-4, Fall 20XX-Spring 20XX
and equipment in the research laboratory. Kramer Elementary, Talawanda City School District, Oxford, Ohio.
• Observed classroom management strategies.
Craft Center, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio • Created in-class activities for a math unit.
Supervisor (Summer 20XX) • Learned and utilized Smart Board Technology.
Supervised operation of campus craft center and assisted visitors in using materials and
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER, Primary Level (6-8 year olds), 20XX -Present.
equipment. Ordered and maintained art center materials. Scheduled three employees.
First United Methodist Church, Ross, Ohio.
• Volunteered to teach classes during the school year. Also assisted with the
McDonald’s Restaurant, Hamilton, Ohio Christmas program and bible school.
Crew Trainer and Cashier (Summers and Holidays 20XX through 20XX)
Trained an average of 30 employees per year. Supervised written testing and evaluation of ADDITIONAL LIFEGUARD, Summers 20XX and 20XX.
crew performance skills with emphasis on communication and discipline. Provided customer EXPERIENCE Atlanta City Pool, Atlanta, Georgia
service in fast paced environment. • Supervised and managed pool operations. Organized swim lessons and performed
pool maintenance. Participated in the training of eight new lifeguards.
Activities and Honors
Microbiology Club, 20XX-XX CAMPUS RESIDENT ASSISTANT, School years 20XX-XX and 20XX-XX.
Judicial Board, 20XX-XX ACTIVITIES Anderson Hall, Oxford, Ohio
Dean’s List, Spring 20XX, Fall 20XX • Created a positive living/learning environment in the residence hall. Provided
Research Grant Award, 20XX individual counseling and coordinated six educational and social programs.
Pi Delta Phi, French Honorary, 20XX-XX
Intramural Sports, 20XX-XX TOUR GUIDE, School year 20XX-XX.
Office of Admission, Oxford, Ohio
Interests • Conducted tours of the campus for groups of up to 25 students and parents. Hosted
Scientific Photography, French Language and Culture, Travel, Cycling, and Running special events with up to 200 attendees through the Office of Admissions.
REFERENCES Available upon request.
References available upon request
Example #7 Example #8
Jordan L. Kreger Kaylan Havighurst
123 E. High Street email@example.com After May 9, 20XX 241 Hoyt Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford, OH 45056 3344 Main Street Oxford, OH 45056 513-529-3831
(513) 523-5000 Mainville, OH 45039
To obtain a summer internship with a visual arts venue using skills in communication and
Seeking a position in Manufacturing Engineering. Wish to utilize my problem-solving skills, leadership
ability, and knowledge of lean manufacturing to improve process flow and increase efficiency. EDUCATION
Miami University, Oxford, OH
EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, May 20XX
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Major: History of Art and Architecture; Minor: Arts Management
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering May 20XX GPA: 3.66/4.00; Dean's List, 4 semesters
Percent of education expenses earned: 60%
Study Abroad Program, Urbino, Italy, Summer 20XX
Studied art and architecture in Italy via a 6-week cultural immersion program
Littleford-Day, Inc., Florence, Kentucky May 20XX-August 20XX Improved Italian language skills while living with a host family
• First in company to learn and test new 3-D drafting software, Solid Edge. Created the company’s RELATED EXPERIENCE
first drawings in this application. Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH Fall 20XX - present
• Designed, drafted, and oversaw production of mixer blades with client input. Volunteer
• Used finite element analysis in addition to theoretical calculations to analyze parts. Prepare materials and content for presentations to area school children
• Collaborated with employees to find innovative and cost-effective solutions to manufacturing Assist staff in set-up and installation of new exhibits
problems. Serve as a resource to visitors - greet, answer questions, and direct to exhibits
COMPUTER SKILLS Art and Architecture History Association (AAHA) at Miami University, Oxford, OH
• Visual C/C++, Visual Basic, Fortran 90, BASIC, AutoCAD, Solid Edge, SmartCAM, ANSYS President, August 20XX – May 20XX
• Experienced Web developer: Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, HTML, CGI scripting, Windows Led meetings, recruited members, provided direction and support for upcoming year
Sockets API. Contributor/Art Editor, August 20XX - May 20XX
Published regularly in AAHA's art journal
COURSE PROJECTS Designed the layout using InDesign and chose the artwork included in each issue of
Senior Design Project, Remote Manufacturing in Global Markets Fall 20XX the art journal
• Improved and networked the automated manufacturing laboratory so students at Miami’s campus in
Luxembourg can control the lab to manufacture parts. School of Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Oxford, OH, July 20XX - present
• Developed networking software to establish connectivity with remote client computers. Member
• Designed and machined complex pallets for conveyor line. Represent 2000 students in the School of Fine Arts to voice their concerns, vote on
new proposals and make recommendations
Lean Design, Lean Manufacturing Semester Design Project Spring 20XX Collaborated on a proposal to make the Fine Arts curriculum more interdisciplinary
• Worked in a team to consult with a supplier in the automotive industry on the implementation of lean
manufacturing. LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
• Evaluated and presented several ways to eliminate waste, improve process flow, and establish pull. Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Oxford, OH
Vice President of Chapter Operation, August 20XX – May 20XX
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE Chapter was ranked as having the third highest GPA nationally.
Lebanon Tree Service, Lebanon, Ohio, May 20XX-Present
• Recognized the need for quality tree service in Lebanon and started a small business. SKILLS
• Established relationships with 18 new customers. Visual exhibit design and set-up experience, excellent presentation skills
• Averaged $1100/week in revenue after only two months. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
Fluent in Spanish and English; working knowledge of Italian
Outdoor Pursuit Center, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio January 20XX-May 20XX
• Led groups of up to 12 participants of all skill levels on multi-day outdoor rock climbing trips.
• Supervised an average of five student workers per semester.
Example #9 Example #10
TRACY K. PEABODY TRACY K. PEABODY
701 Peabody Hall email@example.com After May X, 20XX 701 Peabody Hall firstname.lastname@example.org After May X, 20XX
Oxford, Ohio 45056 411 Sinclair Avenue Oxford, Ohio 45056 411 Sinclair Avenue
(937) 456-9999 Clinton, Ohio 45320 (937) 456-9999 Clinton, Ohio 45320
Seeking position with a human services agency that utilizes knowledge, communication, and leadership
skills gained through education and practical experience. Especially interested in working with children. Dr. John Smith
Assistant Professor of Health Education
Education Miami University
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Bachelor of Philosophy, May 20XX 372 Phillips Hall
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies Focus: Health Education, Family Studies, and Sociology Oxford, Ohio 45056
Senior Project: Health Education in Economically Disadvantaged Populations (513) 529-1234
Psychological Perspectives on Health Personal Health
School-Community Health Programs Medical Sociology Ms. Sally Jones
Drugs: A Health Perspective Self and Society Executive Director
Oxford Community Services
Career-Related Experience 123 College Corner Pike
Oxford Community Services, Oxford, Ohio Oxford, Ohio 45056
VOLUNTEER School years 20XX-Present (513) 523-9999
• Coordinate supplemental education program for children ages six to sixteen email@example.com
• Tutor children in various subjects as needed
• Mentor children in need of adult companionship Ms. Carolyn Abott
Parachute Special Advocates for Children of Butler County, Hamilton, Ohio Parachute Special Advocates for Children of Butler County
VOLUNTEER SPECIAL ADVOCATE August 20XX-Present 321 Main Street
• Intervene throughout court process on behalf of abused children Hamilton, Ohio 45011
• Completed formal class training and courtroom observation (513) 894-0001
Office of Residence Life and New Student Programs, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
COMMUNITY LEARNING ASSISTANT, Peabody Hall August 20XX-Present
• Facilitate discussions with residents to co-create and implement community values Mr. Harold Kensinton
• Coordinate events to encourage participation from off-campus students and alumni Manager
• Collaborate with interdisciplinary faculty to develop co-curricular programming Kona Bistro & Coffee Bar
8921 Miami Street
Other Work Experience Oxford, Ohio 45056
Kona Bistro & Coffee Bar, Oxford, Ohio (513) 523-1111
SERVER Summers 20XX and 20XX firstname.lastname@example.org
• Worked 30-40 hours per week to defray 30% of college expenses
• Provided high quality customer service in a team atmosphere
Tower Players Improvisation Group 20XX-XX
Habitat for Humanity 20XX-Present
InDesign, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, Excel,
References available upon request
Example #11 Paul W. Bishop
Kari T. Wells
Campus Address 513-529-3707 After December 20XX
Campus Address 201 Chestnut, Oxford, OH 45056
522 Maple St. email@example.com 352 Main Street
Home Address 321 Main St., Cleveland, OH 55709 Oxford, OH 45056 Cleveland, OH 56742
To obtain admittance to the Ph.D. botany program at Johns Hopkins University. To obtain a position as a congressional aide in Washington, D.C.
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Expected December 20XX
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, Overall GPA: 3.86/4.00
Bachelor of Science in Botany and Environmental Science, May 20XX Major: Political Science and History Minor: Psychology
Percent of education expenses earned: 60% University Honors Program Fall 20XX- Present
• Involves intensive courses, rigorous honors experience, extracurricular opportunities, and research
Research Experience requirements, including a thesis
Miami University, Summer Scholars Program, Oxford, OH, Summer 20XX
A 475-hour undergraduate research project examining the gene profile of Adrabidopis shoots and RELATED EXPERIENCE
roots in response to red light using the microarray technique. Financial support for the project Human Rights Campaign, Washington D.C., Summer 20XX
included a $400 project allowance and a $2600 fellowship award. Workplace Project Intern
• Coordinated research efforts of 3 interns to analyze corporate survey submissions and SEC filings for
Published Abstracts Corporate Equality Index at nation's largest advocacy group for GLBT equal rights.
Smith M.L., K.T. Wells, R.T. Rollins, J.Z. Carson. 20XX. Gene Profiling of the Red-light Signaling • Communicated with and educated HR professionals to effectively advocate for GLBT inclusion.
Pathways in Roots. Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics, Athens, OH. • Researched and drafted corporate implementation of domestic partner benefits packet for presentation to
Wells K.T., M.L. Smith, and J.Z. Carson. Gene Profiling of Arabidopsis Shoots and Roots Bill Thomas, Chair, House Ways and Means Committee.
in Response to Red Light. American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology,
Reno, NV. Gravitational and Space Biology Bulletin 19:7. Planned Parenthood, Cleveland, OH, Summer 20XX
Public Policy Intern
Professional Meetings Attended • One of 25 students chosen to participate in the Miami University Urban Leadership Internship
20XX Undergraduate Research Forum, Miami University, Oxford, OH. Program, an integrated educational internship experience, funded by a $3,500 grant.
20XX American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology meeting, Reno, NV. • Advocated for reproductive rights and women's health issues alongside the Public Policy Director.
• Organized grassroots support for reproductive-choice issues at community events.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
20XX Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunities for Scholars (DUOS), $1000
Academic Recognition Banquet for First-Year Students, January 20XX
20XX Research grant in Miami University's Summer Scholars Program, $3000
• Delivered a 15-minute address entitled "Student Integrity, In and Beyond the Classroom" to an
Awards and Honors audience of administrators, faculty, and 300 high achieving first-year Miami students.
• The American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology Meeting, Reno, NV, 20XX
• Second Place in undergraduate poster competition Corporate Equality Index: A Report Card on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT)
• Arthur T. and Anna H. Evans Scholarship (Miami University), 20XX Equality in Corporate America, Summer 20XX
• Dean's List, 20XX -present Contributor
• Contributed significant background research warranting byline in Human Right's Campaign's 20XX
Work Experience publication.
Miami University, Botany Department, Oxford, OH, October 20XX- present
Laboratory Worker LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
• Conduct a series of experiments on the gene profile of Arabidopsis Associated Student Government, Off-Campus Senator Fall 20XX-Present
• Sow and collect plant seeds, maintain plant seedlings, pour plates, make chemical solutions, • Represent over 3000 students and brought student concerns and issues to ASG.
perform RNA isolation, and conduct gel electrophoresis for microarrays and Traditional PCR • Sponsored a bill that doubled the number of blue safety lights in the off-campus area.
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Member February 20XX- Present
P&G Research and Development, Cincinnati, OH, Summer 20XX
• Served as an impartial "attorney" for in-house chapter trial regarding financially delinquent members
and members who violate risk management policies.
• Responsible for obtaining an in-depth understanding of technical dust/lint
• Initiated and developed a successful campus-wide relief effort and benefit concert for Hurricane
• Organized and analyzed consumer in-house interviews Katrina victims that raised $9600 for the Red Cross
• Completed final presentation with suggestions for improvement to products
Example #13 Example #14
Drew S. Warfield Ben Shriver
firstname.lastname@example.org School Address email@example.com Home Address
513-529-3831 132 North Ridge Drive 513-529-3831 245 12 Street
241 Hoyt Oxford, OH 45056 Pomeroy, OH 45769
Oxford, OH 45056
OBJECTIVE To secure a position in sales utilizing course knowledge and skills in leadership and
To obtain a position at an international healthcare NGO utilizing research, analytical and
organizational skills EDUCATION Miami University, Oxford, OH
Bachelor of Arts, December 20XX
EDUCATION Major: Sport Studies
Miami University, Bachelor of Arts, Oxford, OH May 20XX Minor: Marketing
Major: Diplomacy and Global Politics Minor: Political Science
Cumulative GPA: 3.43/4.00 Dean's List, 4 semesters RELATED Principles of Marketing Consumer Behavior Business Statistics
COURSEWORK Branding and Marketing Communications Microeconomics
Study Abroad Program, Pacific Rim Summer 20XX
o Studied the economy and business practices in China, South Korea and Japan EXPERIENCE Miami University Intercollegiate Athletics, Oxford, OH
o Participated in site visits to Procter & Gamble, Deloitte & Touche, Papa Johns and General Varsity Football Athlete August 20XX – Present
• Devote approximately 20 hours per week to weight training, conditioning,
meetings, film study, and games while balancing a full course load
• Utilize skills in teamwork, leadership, time management, and communication
Summer Business Institute, Miami University Summer 20XX
through leading underclassmen and coaching summer youth programs
o Six-week program for non-business majors sponsored by The Farmer School of Business
• Volunteer throughout the semester at community events
o Studied the impact of outsourcing on the supply chain process
o Conducted a SWOT analysis on Toyota Manufacturing
The Country Club, Pepper Pike, OH
o Toured Total Quality Logistics and Toyota Manufacturing
Caddie June 20XX – August 20XX
• Developed and enhanced valuable interpersonal and communication skills on both
Senior Capstone Spring 20XX
a personal and professional level
o Researched and presented potential solutions to a committee of international scholars
• Promoted and sold merchandise and food items in the golf pro shop
concerning the conflict in Israel
o Placed 3rd in the state of Ohio in a case competition • Provided additional support for major golf events with up to 120 participants
RELATED EXPERIENCE ACTIVITIES Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Oxford, OH
World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Fall 20XX - Present Volunteer Big Brother January 20XX – Present
Volunteer • Mentor and encourage a local 5 grader through tutoring and playing sports
o Coordinate travel plans and accommodations for five international speakers per year
o Create the design, production, and distribution of promotional materials to increase Talawanda High School, Oxford, OH
member recruitment Assistant Football Coach September 20XX – Present
o Facilitate small group discussions among eight individuals about current events • Coach eight players focusing on skills as Defensive Backs and Wide Receivers
o Generated a forum of area experts that drew 300 individuals; scholars discussed global • Supervise and guide 25 players through Strength and Conditioning
warming and made recommendations for Cincinnati city officials to enact • Provide coaching staff with a new perspective which led to the development of a
new summer training regiment
Ambassadors for Children, Oxford, OH Fall 20XX - Present
President Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, Oxford, OH
o Implemented an aggressive marketing campaign that increased recruitment to the Member March 20XX – Present
organization by 25% • Collaboratively developed and executed alumni awareness program that gained
o Raised $2500 for children living in poverty support from fraternity alumni and raised $3,580 for the fraternity’s centennial
o Sponsored an awareness day that educated the Miami community about children living in celebration
poverty around the world • Participated in four fundraising events per year which raise $9,450 annually
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES SKILLS Software knowledge: Adobe Photoshop/Reader, Microsoft Office Suite
Adopt -A –School Spring 20XX - Present
Intramural Broomball Fall 20XX – Present
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Fall 20XX – Fall 20XX
Elizabeth W. Johnson
120 Tappan Hall After May X, 20XX
Oxford, OH 45056 2406 Zinnia Way
(513) 529-1234 Indianapolis, IN 48122
firstname.lastname@example.org (317) 221-5665
An internship in museum administration utilizing leadership and communication skills, as well as
knowledge gained from course work and volunteer experiences.
Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, expected May 20XX
Major: Philosophy Minor: Arts Management Overall GPA: 3.2/4.0
Aesthetics Science and Culture Organizational Behavior
Principles of Management Principles of Marketing Essentials of Public Speaking
Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
Student Volunteer, September 20XX – Present
• Interpret exhibits for visitors and give tours to school groups
• Assist with organizing and implementing special events and fund-raisers
• Train new student volunteers
• Market items in museum gift shop
Kroger Food and Drugs, Oxford, OH
Cashier, August 20XX – Present
• Greet shoppers, scan items for purchase, and handle cash register
• Received “Employee of the Month” award for excellent customer service
Grocery/Courtesy Clerk, December 20XX – August 20XX
• Provided high-level of customer service in accordance with company policy
• Retrieved shopping carts from parking lot and bagged groceries
Alpha Beta Gamma Sorority, Oxford, OH
Philanthropy Chairperson, School year 20XX – XX
• Organized fund-raiser; increased yield 15% over previous year
• Motivated members to participate in fund-raising events
Honors and Activities
Women’s Volleyball Club
Miami University Marching Band
MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PageMaker
Proficient in Spanish
References furnished upon request.