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Sample Resume for College Student/Recent Graduate

You’re preparing to enter the workforce but there’s one slight problem – you’re not sure what your resume should look like.  Gather some ideas by taking a look at our sample!

As you no doubt realize, resumes are an essential element of the job search.  Indeed, you can almost think of them as your calling card to prospective employers.  Therefore, you want to make sure you craft the best document possible.  To help you get started, we’ve created a sample resume.  Take a peek!
Alice Smith
123 City Street, New York, NY 10011
212-555-6666, LinkedIn profile
New York College, New York, NY, May 2014
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude; GPA: 3.5; Major: Political Science
London University, London, England, Spring 2013
Coursework in political theory, Elizabethan England and contemporary British theater; GPA: 3.7
Research Assistant - New York College, Fall 2013 – Winter 2014
  • Helped Dr. Sarah X. Professor coordinate research for a book about urban poverty.
  • Conducted over 45 interviews to collect personal narratives.
  • Ran a statistical analysis of data received from the Housing Authority.
Communications Intern – Jones Foundation, Summer 2012
  • Composed 10 daily tweets on behalf of the foundation; each tweet averaged 50 likes.
  • Proofread weekly e-newsletter sent to over 500 subscribers.
  • Maintained donor database.
Circulation Assistant – New York College Library, Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
  • Responsible for checking in all research books.
  • Helped undergraduates access online journals.
  • Collected late fee fines.
President – Peace Incorporated, New York College branch, Fall 2012 – Spring 2014
  • Recruited over 100 student participants for our annual write-a-thon.
  • Coordinated on-campus human rights festival which featured workshops, film screenings and vigils.
  • Helped bring famed activist John Q. Smith to campus to deliver a series of talks.
Head Volunteer – Homebuilders for Hope, Spring 2012 - Spring 2013
  • Helped to build three different one-story homes in East New York.
  • Oversaw daily orders of lumber.
  • Trained new volunteers to use table saws.
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Premiere, WordPress, conversational Spanish, InDesign, Photoshop, Outlook and After Effects.
Dean’s List (all four years), Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society), Watson Fellowship.


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