Resume Examples for College Students and Graduates

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When you're a college student or recent graduate it can be a challenge to figure out what to include on your resume. However, most college students don't have an extensive employment history and employers don't expect you to have significant work experience.

Just because you are at the beginning of your career doesn’t mean that you don’t have significant accomplishments to include in your resume. You can include volunteering, summer jobs, internships, coursework and school activities, as well as paid employment.

Resume Examples for College Students and Graduates

Review sample resumes and resume templates for college students and graduates applying for internships, summer jobs, and full-time positions to get ideas for your own resume.

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What to Include in Your Resume

If you're not sure what to include, do some brainstorming about all of your past experiences, including work-related positions, volunteering, academic experience, campus leadership positions, extracurricular activities, internships, and any awards or special recognition you may have received.

List Your Experiences and Jobs

Once you have constructed a list of all your experience, make a list of the jobs you have held and also other relevant information, including your college information (school, expected graduation date, major/minor), summer jobs, volunteer experiences, internships, related classes, projects, extracurricular activities, and any skills that pertain to the position you're applying for.

Once you have constructed a list of all your experience, make a list of the jobs you have held and also other relevant information, including your college information (school, expected graduation date, major/minor), summer jobs, volunteer experiences, internships, related classes, projects, extracurricular activities, and your skills that pertain to the position you're applying for. Here's a list of what to include in your resume.

Highlight Your Most Relevant Skills

From your list, you should be able to highlight several relevant experiences and skills that relate directly to the job (or jobs) you have targeted.

Incorporate those, with specific examples of how you applied them, into the appropriate sections of your resume.

Review these skills listed by college major to get ideas for what to include.

Quick Tip

If you can, have someone from your campus career office, or perhaps an alumnus in the field that you are interested in, take a look at your resume to make sure that you have included as much pertinent information as possible.

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