LEARN HOW WE WRITE POWERFUL STUDENT RESUMES FOR GRADUATING COLLEGE STUDENTS
These student resume examples illustrate that even when you have little experience beyond your college education, you can still create a powerful and effective resume. Each of these 4 student resume examples are different. Every person is unique and offers unique skills and talents in the workplace and your resume should be unique too, designed to showcase these differentiators.
Summary of Issues
Often, no experience in the industry
How to include short-term internships in the best light
How to include relevant coursework
Often, no employment expereince at all (or irrelevant experience)
How and when to include extracurricular activities
How to make sure the resume includes important keywords
While this graduating student who was seeking a position in the financial services industry had no related employment experience, we showcased her coursework and some educational projects she had worked on to illustrate her qualifications. The strong qualifications profile calls out some significant credentials that were sure to set her apart from other candidates for the jobs she was targeting.
This recent college graduate had completed an internship related to her target position as an entry-level programmer. She had also completed a number of technical projects as part of her coursework that really illustrated her skills. Although she didn’t have any traditional employment to include, she possessed strong leadership skills which we chose to emphasize by describing her extracurricular and AFROTC activities.
In this student resume example, we made a strong case for this soon-to-be mechanical engineering graduate as a strong hire for entry-level engineering roles. As in all our student resume examples, notice how the use of design elements such as selective bolding, color, and ruling lines can make a resume stand out.
Although this job seeker was still a student and had come to us to have the this resume written prior to graduation, he already had impressive experience in his field of choice as a result of a research project he worked on.