College Student Resume Example with Summary

The following is an example of a resume for a college student. This resume contains a summary of the student’s qualifications.

College Student Resume Example with Summary

FirstName LastName
87 Washington Street
Hopedale, NY 11233
Phone: 555-555-5555


  • Honors student with record of academic and extracurricular success
  • Extensive leadership experience, particularly within a higher education setting
  • Adept at working across departments, with faculty, administrators, and students
  • Award-winning written communication skills


XYZ University
Hopedale, NY: BA, Philosophy
Cumulative GPA: 3.93
(Expected Graduation May 20XX) 

Georgetown University Study Abroad
University of Trier, Germany          
(Summer 20XX)

American University
Washington, DC: Washington Semester in American Politics     
(Spring 20XX)


U.S. Department of Education
Intern, Office of the Deputy Secretary      
(Spring 20XX)

  • Generated concise written synopses of current legislative action for use by the Department, Congress members, and the general public through the ED website
  • Researched and presented to policymakers several successful school design and construction projects to support the Administration Schools as Centers of Community proposal

Washington Semester Independent Research Project
American University
(Spring 20XX)

  • Examined how the increasing dependence of needy students on federal loans instead of grants for higher education has affected college access and enrollment, culminating in 65-page paper
  • Received award for Outstanding Final Paper

Historical Society of Saratoga Springs
Research Assistant   
(Spring 20XX)

  • Researched archival materials, wrote text panels and selected objects for a historical exhibit on Saratoga in the 1930s


    Student Government Association, XYZ University
    Vice President/Academic Affairs

    • Chaired 60-member body representing each academic department and student perspectives on curricular issues
    • Participated in college-wide policy decisions concerning such ethical issues as the sale of cigarettes on campus
    • Made detailed oral and written presentations of curricular reform actions in public student forums

    Presidential Search Committee, XYZ University          
    Student Chair

    • Served as one of two students on a college-wide committee to nominate the sixth President of XYZ University, through all stages including:
      • A detailed self-study of institutional needs and goals to determine selection criteria
      • Search for, and hire of, a higher-education specialty consultant
      • Written evaluation of each applicant, interviews and final recommendation to the Board of Trustees

    Honors Forum Council, XYZ University
    Student Body Representative

    • Set goals and guidelines for the first two years of XYZ University’s innovative, comprehensive honors program whose mission is to increase intellectual engagement and academic rigor in students’ freshman and sophomore years


      Student Alumni Society: Founding Member (20XX-present)
      Committee on Academic Freedoms: Student Representative (20XX-present)
      XYZ Orchestra: French Horn (20XX-present)
      Philosophy Club: Secretary (20XX-present)


      Intermediate in written and spoken German

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