Resumes

Resume Writing Tips

Your resume is a marketing document; thus, it delivers a specific message about you to your target audience. The finished product should be a simple, clean summary of your qualifications. The following are general resume guidelines for engineering students.

Download this file (Sample First Year Resume.pdf)Sample Resume First Year  

Download this file (Sample Undergraduate Resume.pdf)Sample Resume Undergraduate

Download this file (Sample Graduate Student Resume.pdf)Sample Resume Graduate Student 

If students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry were to use these resume formats, this is what they might look like. Check them out below!

Download this file (Sample Graduate Student Resume.pdf)Resume Styles of Hogwarts School Students

Resume Format

Length

  • One page for undergraduates and recent graduates
  • Up to two pages for graduate students and alumni with 5+ years of experience

Font

  • Serif or sans-serif professional style (e.g., Arial, Calibri, Garamond, or Times New Roman); 10- to 12-point
  • Bold for emphasis, avoid using all caps and italics

Resume Content

Contact Information

  • First & Last Name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Address (optional)

Objective (Optional)

  • Geared toward full-time, co-op, or internship position of interest or industry

Education

  • School name
  • Degree(s)
  • Major(s)
  • Grade point average (optional)
  • Minor(s) or Certificate program(s) (optional)
  • Related courses (optional)

Experience

  • Paid jobs, internships, and co-ops, volunteer work, research, academic projects
  • List in reverse chronological order or by importance to the particular job search, whichever serves best
  • Start phrase with a strong action verb
  • Avoid lengthy, paragraph-style writing
  • Provide examples of both technical and soft skills
  • Quantify or qualify your achievements whenever possible

Skills

  • In list format, computer/technical skills, soft skills, foreign languages

Accomplishments

  • In list format, with typical areas such as: honors and awards; scholarships; memberships to student and professional organizations; volunteer work; and activities and interests

Publications and Presentations (Optional)

  • Most commonly found on graduate student resumes
  • Include those that are most relevant
  • Use a formal citation style such as APA

Events

ECAC offers workshops covering a wide variety of job search subjects.

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