How To Write A Resume (Computer Engineering Student)
High school students who are looking to secure admission into a good college or college students who have just completed their graduation often look out for relevant jobs that will act as a stepping stone for their careers or will help them in covering the expenses required for their education. Fresh from the academic world, part time or entry-level jobs give these students a taste of real world applications of their studies. It also grooms them for their professional careers in the future. A student's resume should list all achievements and brief description about additional skills. As these are the first jobs in the life of most of these students, prior work experience is not expected by the hiring organizations and thus is not a mandatory field in this resume. Dorothy C. Thomas Planned the floor layout for a new automated production line. Completed Auto-CAD drawings for the Senior Engineer on line layout and ergonomic space-saving concepts. Identified potential bottlenecks to production, and developed methods to reduce and prevent these impediments to efficiency. Completed change requests on production procedures and drawings. Douglas Engineering Co. Ltd., Cambridge, MA June - Sept 2000 Completed Auto-CAD drawings of proposed layouts for a large production facility in Boston. Reviewed production procedures and engineering specs including machine drawings prior to submittal for review in the change process. Developed and maintained a database for tracking tech files, equipment specs, equipment installation checklists etc. EDUCATION: Participated in a two-week course in Machine Design, Christmas 2000. Other interests include Aircraft Model making and design, carpentry and tool making. Hobbies include Football, Hockey, Swimming and Reading. Sample Student Resume 2 Students seek short-term summer jobs during their holidays in order to earn money as well as gain some valuable on-field experience which is something that cannot be taught in a classroom. These jobs could be related to their courses or could be something different altogether. It is important to possess a wide variety of skills for jobs, which don't require specialization in any field. Any past work experience which will enhance your chances of securing the job should be mentioned on your resume along with educational details described in brief. Many students mention their extracurricular activities and hobbies on the resume as well. Given below is a sample student resume which will help you in writing your own resume. Shannon D. Blank Reviewed change requests for completeness and absence of error prior to submittal for change. Assisted with the filing, printing, issuing and copying of documents for the department and the manufacturing areas. Assisted in the completion of urgent change requests, retrieving data or signatures necessary for the swift processing of these documents. Released new documents to the production areas. South Boston Medical Inc., South Boston, MA June - Sept 2000 Summer Placement Assisted with the correction and typing of documents required for use within the production, quality and engineering departments. Processed incoming change requests in order of priority. Reviewed each document for completeness or errors. Filed and maintained technical files, change orders, validations and protocols within the department. EDUCATION: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fluent in French and Italian. Hobbies include Swimming, Tennis, Reading, Travel. Sample Student Resume 3 Student jobs could be of different types. One can work as a part timer or as an intern in order to gain valuable on field experience. Some students also work at shopping malls and fast food joints as they act as a valuable source of income and do not require extensive skill sets. A student's resume should contain information about the current educational qualifications along with grades and GPA scores mentioned. This helps the recruiting manager in evaluating your capabilities for the job. Also mention any prior job experience on the resume along with a list of specific skills that you possess. The following sample student resume will give you a better idea on how to write your own resume, which will help you in securing the job. Casey A. Hadley Objective: To secure an entry level position in an organization where my skills and expertise are utilized in a way that helps both me and the company EDUCATION College of Law, Morgantown, WV. GPA 2.9/4.3 Class Rank: 45/160. Top one/third. B.S. in Civil Engineering, summa cum laude, May 2003, West Virginia University College of Engineering, Morgantown, WV GPA 3.98/4.0. Class Rank: Second in class of 500. EXPERIENCE Summer Associate, Dewey Cheatham And Howe, Pittsburgh, PA. May- August 2005 Rotated between Real Estate and Corporate Departments. Research and drafted memoranda in areas of antitrust and trade regulation, electronic commerce, and land use planning. Volunteer Legal Clerk, Hometown Legal Firm, Anywhere USA May-August 2004 Researched property records at courthouse and prepared memoranda for attorneys; delivered and picked up various legal documents as assigned. Helped with document sorting. Student Intern, WVU College of Engineering, Morgantown, WV. June 2002-May 2003 Performed legal research and analysis to assess the statutory, regulatory and case law ramifications of innovative underground storage tank remedial technology. Summer Worker, 1999-2003. Various jobs to provide part of educational experiences including: Laborer Convex Eagle Glass, Clarksburg, WV. Counter person, Wendy's International, Morgantown. HONORS AND ACTIVITIES WVU College of Law Student Member, American Bar Association; Member, Patent Law Student Association; Member, Volunteer Law Clerks, student organization which researches legal questions assigned by WV Circuit Judges; Member, International Law Society; Phi Alpha Delta, International Legal Fraternity. West Virginia University Member, Mountain Honorary, highest honor society for WVU undergraduate students; Mortar Board National Honor Society; Captain, (two years) Varsity Tennis Team. SKILLS AND INTERESTS Fluent in spoken and written German, reading knowledge of Spanish and French. Certified in LEXIS and West Law. Excellent ability in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, GroupWise and Quicken. Captain, tennis team, 4 years undergraduate.