UW-STOUT CAREER SERVICES OUR MISSION IS TO EDUCATE, ENGAGE, AND EMPOWER STUDENTS AND ALUMNI IN NAVIGATING
SPECIAL EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
CAREER COUNSELING Career Counselors are available to meet individually with students of all levels of experience and interest areas to work through every step of the career development process.
career conferences, industry showcases, and networking events, as well as workshops on career development topics like resume and cover letter writing, job and co-op and internship searching and networking.
OUR EVENTS SEPTEMBER Career Conference OCTOBER MARCH
APPOINTMENTS & OFFICE HOURS Appointments can be scheduled online in CareerLink or call (715) 232-1601.
CONNECT WITH US
MONDAY - FRIDAY, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
and full-time opportunities including access to our Employment Guide.
CO-OP & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM The Co-op and Internship program is UW- Stout’s most popular internship program. Each year over 1000+ students earn credit and gain valuable experience while working in positions. Career Services coordinates the Co-op and Internship program for all students. (see more on page 6)
CAREERLINK Our On-Campus Recruiting platform provides employers with the opportunity to host information sessions, attend career conferences interviews on campus. Through this system, employers connect with students to provide information about their industry, company and employment opportunities. See more on p. 32!
ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS UW-Stout Employers interview over 1400 students in on-campus interviews each year on campus. Career Services coordinates the on-campus interview program. Use CareerLink to view and sign up for on campus interviews.
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UW-STOUT CAREER SERVICES
CAREER LINK THE FOLLOWING SERVICES IN CAREERLINK ALLOW STUDENTS AND ALUMNI TO PREPARE AND SEARCH FOR CO-OP/INTERNSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
HOW TO ACCESS CAREERLINK » Go to http://www.uwstout.edu/academics/career-services/careerlink » Click on Student Login and use your UW-Stout username and password
ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES » Professional, Co-op, Internships, Graduate Assistantships, and Local positions can all be fi ltered under “Job Search” in CareerLink
GOINGLOBAL Search for Co-ops, Internships and Professional positions in countries worldwide. REFERENCEUSA This online directory of over 45 million U.S. businesses and organizations provide contact and employer information. Use it to research employers, prospect and network for positions. INTERVIEWSTREAM Improve your interview skills by conducting a private, webcam recorded “practice interview” with a virtual interviewer which can then be reviewed and critiqued. CAREERSPOTS Over 40 short career advice videos covering a wide range of topics from “Finding a Co- op/Internship” to “Making Your Resume Pop.” ADDITIONAL SERVICES
EMPLOYERS Students are able to search the database for employers who have recruited at UW-Stout, to prospect and network for positions. JOB VACANCY LISTS The Job Vacancy lists contain the following opportunities: • Professional Positions By selecting “Email me New Jobs” students can have new Co-ops, Internships, and Professional positions emailed to them. ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS Students have the opportunity to interview on campus for Co-op, Internships, and Professional positions. CAREER EVENTS Students may access Career Conference employer information, employer open houses, job search workshops, Co-op and Internship Orientation, and other campus and regional career related events. • Co-op and Internship Positions • On-Campus Student Employment • Graduate Assistantships • Local Student Employment
CONNECT WITH US
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
CO-OP COURSE (SUBJ-X49)
FIELD EXPERIENCE COURSE (SUBJ-X98 OR SUBJ-X97)
Work experience is at least 8 weeks and students enroll in Fall, Spring, and/or Summer terms
Students do major related work within the guidelines of their Academic Program C ourses are for academic credit
Students work in positions located on-campus, off campus, in-state, out of state, and internationally
32 hrs per week / 320+ hrs per term Paid employment
Paid or unpaid experiences
Weekly hrs vary / 80+ hrs per term
Student status determined by enrolled credits
Full-time student status awarded
EVALUATION OF CO-OP AND INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES Both the University and the On-site Supervisor evaluate the students’ performance while Professors assign grades. LONG-RANGE IMPACT OF CO-OP Co-op and Internship Professors must be included in all phases of planning and completing the Co-op experience to ensure that program requirements are met. Lengthy or multiple experiences usually extend the time required to earn a four-year degree. The experience often provides a competitive edge in the job market. 33% of graduates who enroll in the Co-op and Internship Program accept a Profesional Position with their Co-op or Internship employer. CO-OP AND INTERNSHIP POSITIONS - Currently, more than 600 companies and agencies partner with the Co-op and Internship program at UW-Stout. - Students may generate a position themselves with help from Career Services. REGISTER AT CAREER SERVICES
WHAT IS THE CO-OP AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM? The Cooperative Education and Internship Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout integrates career related work experience with academic coursework. UW- Stout’s Cooperative Education and Internship Program is in cooperation with the academic departments of the university. The Co-op and Internship program supports UW- Stout’s polytechnic designation by providing students the opportunity to experience an active and applied focus on Co-op and Internship program is based on a framework of collaborative partnerships between employers, students and the university. BENEFITS OF THE CO-OP AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: • Build your professional network • Apply your knowledge to a real world of work
• Build a stronger resume • Strengthen career readiness skills
• Possible position in place before graduating (many students receive a job offer from their employer) HOW DO I FIND CO-OP AND INTERNSHIP POSITIONS? USE THIS GUIDE AND CAREER SERVICES OFFICE TO CONDUCT AN EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH!
MAKE IT OFFICIAL! WE WILL ENROLL YOU VIA ACCESS STOUT
COMPLETE ONLINE CO-OP & INTERNSHIP ORIENTATION
VERIFY POSITION DETAILS
REPORT YOUR POSITION ON CAREERLINK
ARE YOU CAREER READY According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE); Employers want to hire talented college students and graduates who can demonstrate these skills, talents, and strengths. Mastering them will make you a competitive candidate for future employment.
CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems while using knowledge, facts, and demonstrating originality and inventiveness.
to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals while demonstrating adaptability to new and emerging technologies.
TEAMWORK & COLLABORATION
GLOBAL & INTERCULTURAL FLUENCY
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints.
Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions while demonstrating openness, inclusiveness, and sensitivity.
ORAL & WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others while managing his/her emotions and those of others.
Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in both written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization.
PROFESSIONALISM & WORK ETHIC
Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals while identifying potential growth areas.
Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, while understanding the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image.
ARE YOU CAREER READY? PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL | Take this self-assessment to see what professional competencies you need to develop and practice to be career ready and experience workplace success.
Articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills (to instruct, inform and persuade), as well as listening for meaning to gain understanding. The ability to deliver information in person, in writing, and in a digital world. NEED TO DEVELOP CURRENTLY DEVELOPING EXCELLING WAYS TO DEVELOP THIS COMPETENCY: • Develop and deliver a presentation for a class. • Check for understanding by asking clarifying questions. • Proofread online and written communication to avoid errors. Goal for developing this competency: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ TEAMWORK & INTERPERSONAL Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively with others in a team setting through shared • Consider others’ perspectives before making a decision. Goal for developing this competency: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ LEADERSHIP Motivate, organize, and delegate work by leveraging the strengths of individuals. The ability to use empathetic skills WAYS TO DEVELOP THIS COMPETENCY: • Take on a leadership role in a group or organization. • Demonstrate initiative at your job/internship by taking on additional responsibilities. • Motivate team members with a positive attitude and leverage their strengths when delegating work. Goal for developing this competency: ______________________________________________________________________________________ decision making. NEED TO DEVELOP CURRENTLY DEVELOPING EXCELLING toward a common goal. NEED TO DEVELOP CURRENTLY DEVELOPING EXCELLING WAYS TO DEVELOP THIS COMPETENCY: • Collaborate with others on a class project where responsibility is shared and not divided.
PROFESSIONALISM & PRODUCTIVITY Demonstrate integrity, resilience, accountability and ethical behavior. The ability to take initiative, maintain effective work habits (prioritize, plan and manage work) to produce high quality results and project a professional presence. NEED TO DEVELOP CURRENTLY DEVELOPING EXCELLING WAYS TO DEVELOP THIS COMPETENCY: • Use a planner or calendar to prioritize work/assignments and meet deadlines. • Review your social media through the eyes of a future employer and determine appropriateness. Goal for developing this competency: ______________________________________________________________________________________ GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Respect the viewpoints of those from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions and lifestyles to build collaborative relationships and communicate effectively. The ability to appreciate, value, and learn from other cultures and perspectives to move beyond tolerance. NEED TO DEVELOP CURRENTLY DEVELOPING EXCELLING WAYS TO DEVELOP THIS COMPETENCY: • Attend an event on campus that encourages you to step outside your comfort zone. • Engage in conversation with individuals who have different perspectives than your own. • Participate in a study abroad or volunteer experience to broaden your horizons. Goal for developing this competency: ______________________________________________________________________________________ CREATIVITY & PROBLEM SOLVING Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, synthesize information, make decisions and solve problems. The ability to think critically and strategically to develop original ideas and innovative solutions. NEED TO DEVELOP CURRENTLY DEVELOPING EXCELLING WAYS TO DEVELOP THIS COMPETENCY: • Brainstorm solutions to a problem before bringing it to a supervisor/professor. • Activate your mind – read, do puzzles, write, etc. Goal for developing this competency: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________
Continue to explore career options. Job shadow and/or conduct informational interviews with USE THIS STAGE TO STRATEGIZE AND DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND FIND OPPORTUNITIES TO ENHANCE Y OUR RESUME. Take an active role in a student organization to develop your communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. Attend career related events on campus. Develop your 30-second commercial, and try it out at the Career Conferences. Create a strong, online professional image using LinkedIn. Explore options for global experiences: study a foreign language, study abroad, investigate GoinGlobal. Meet with your Program Director or other faculty to discuss career options with your major. Enhance your resume writing skills using Jobscan to customize toward a position.
THE EMPHASIS IN THIS STAGE IS ON CAREER EXPLORATION AND RESUME WRITING.
Attend Career Services events such as: Career Conferences, expos, and employer presentations to explore possible career opportunities. Get involved and begin networking. Join campus clubs/organizations related to your major. Volunteer in the community or take a part time job.
Learn about the Co-op and Internship Program by
Activate your CareerLink account to begin learning about opportunities and accessing additional resources. Review Annual Co-op and Employment reports for salary and employment information on your major. Explore and research careers utilizing an online resource such as O*NET Online.
Use the Employment Guide and online resources to develop your resume.
GRADUATE SCHOOL BOUND:
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Meet with your Career Counselor to update and polish your resume as well as gain information on interviewing and searching for Co-ops and internships. SUCCESS STEP:
Meet with your Career Counselor to discuss career options within your major and learn the basics of resume writing.
PURSUE YOUR CAREER
FINALLY, THIS STAGE WILL BE USED TO TRANSITION INTO YOUR NEXT STEP AS A UW-STOUT ALUMNI.
USE THIS STAGE TO PUT YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES INTO PRACTICE
Develop your professional network by interfacing with employers and alumni at Expo, and other networking events. Investigate and pursue Co-op or internship experience to spring board your professional career. cover letter to have reviewed in Career Services. Sign up for on campus interviews and explore opportunities through CareerLink.
Review and update your resume with your Career Counselor. Use ReferenceUSA to identify and research employers to target for your job search. Attend a “Negotiating a Job Offer” workshop at Career Services. Network with professionals in your targeted industry via Career Conferences, LinkedIn or networking groups in the community. Use LinkedIn to connect with individuals, professionals organizations, companies, or alumni who are employed by the organizations you are applying to.
Practice interviewing with our mock interview program, InterviewStream , found on CareerLink.
engines and monitor daily for new postings.
Ask professors, employers, and Co-op and Internship supervisors to provide letters of recommendation or to serve as a professional reference.
Actively apply for positions of interesting using CareerLink , Indeed.com , and other online resources.
Get career advice by viewing Career Spots videos located on the Career Services webpage.
Let us know how you are doing by completing the Employment/Continueing Education survey.
Stay involved on campus with student employment and/or organizations, if possible assume a leadership role.
Complete graduate school applications in the fall and weigh your options in the spring. GRADUATE SCHOOL BOUND:
Meet with your Career Counselor for ongoing support as you transition into a professional. SUCCESS STEP:
Meet with your Career Counselor for advice on how to translate your experiences, coursework, projects, and research.
JOB SEARCH DOCUMENTS
CO-OP, INTERNSHIP & JOB SEARCH CHECKLIST
WE’RE SURE YOU’VE HEARD THAT JOB SEARCHING IS HARDER NOW THAN EVER, BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE’S NEVER, AT ANY TIME, BEEN A SITUATION WHERE A PERSON CLICKS ON A WEBSITE, APPLIES AND JUST GETS THE FIRST JOB. JOB SEARCHING REQUIRES A LOT OF WORK AND EFFORT. FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO MAKE THE BEST USE OF YOUR TIME AND EFFORT.
Check “Co-op and Internship Resources” and “Professional Positions” in the Student section on
STEP 1: DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE RESUME AND COVER LETTER Review resume and cover letter writing materials found in this Employment Guide or on our website. Have your resume and cover letter critiqued by a Career Counselor. STEP 2: UPLOAD YOUR RESUME ON CAREERLINK www.uwstout.edu/academics/career-services /careerlink STEP 3: NETWORK FOR CO-OPS, INTERNSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL CAREERS (Remember: 80-90% of jobs are never advertised!) Let family, relatives, and friends know that you are looking for a Co-op, Internship and Professional position. Let faculty and staff know that you are looking. Attend Career Conferences to network with employers you met at previous conferences and to Contact employers you’ve met through open houses, student organizations, and previous work experience. Join LinkedIn and other professional social networking sites. Review CareerLink for employer contact information. Contact Stout Alumni in your major. Conduct informational interviews. See “Informational Interviewing” in this guide or the “Networking” or “Professional Positions” sections on our website. Join Professional Associations related to your major. For additional information, review the “Networking” section on our website. STEP 4: PURSUE ADVERTISED CO-OPS, INTERNSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS Check CareerLink for: - On-Campus Interview Schedule - Co-op, Internship, and Job Vacancy Postings - GoinGlobal - ReferenceUSA and more
- Career Conferences (Also see the list of Career Fairs around the region you can attend) - Federal, State, & Local Job or Co-op and Internship Opportunities
- Education Majors: Job Search Resources - Veterans and other Military Personnel
- Diverse Students Resources (for Multicultural, International, LBGTQ and other diverse students) Check the following “spidering” job search engines: - Indeed.com - SimplyHired.com STEP 5: “PROSPECT” FOR CO-OPS, INTERNSHIPS, & PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS IN DESIRED GEOGRAPHIC AREAS See “Prospecting” job search method in this guide or in the “Networking” and “Professional Positions” sections on our website. Use “ReferenceUSA” to identify organizations you would like to prospect within a desired geographic area. ReferenceUSA is a web based organization research tool available on CareerLink. STEP 6: PREPARE FOR INTERVIEWS Review interviewing skills information in this guide or the Interviewing section of our website. Complete a mock interview with a counselor in Career Services or virtually using “InterviewStream.” Research the organization and position via their website or ReferenceUSA. See “Researching Employers for Successful Interviews” in this Guide. Know your worth; review salary information found on our website. STEP 7: EVALUATE THE INTERVIEW AND FOLLOW-UP Send a thank you letter and follow up with employers you interview with. See “Cover Letters and other Job Search Letters” in this guide or on our website for examples. Review “Offers and Negotiations” in this guide and
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JOB SEARCHING DURING COVID Q&A
ARE COMPANIES STILL HIRING? YES! Companies are still hiring, and many are able to keep
WHAT CAN I DO TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IF I’M NO LONGER DOING A CO-OP, INTERNSHIP, OR FIELD EXPERIENCE? • Develop a new or build upon a skill set through online learning. All students have access to LinkedInLearning Coursera, Edx, Open Culture, Harvard University’s free online classes and Yale’s most popular course ever - The Science of WellBeing are other options. • Volunteer. assistance in providing services. Do you have skills • Update your resume to include sections like: Projects, Related Coursework, Research, and Volunteer Work. Check out the resume examples starting on page (x) for ideas. • Join a professional group related to your industry. Volunteer on a committee. Volunteer to write content for emails or their website. • Participate in competitions with other college students. Even if you don’t “place” you can add these activities to your resume. • Remember: employers will all know what happened ou could talk about that in an interview. If you faced a hiring freeze in the middle of the job search process, you can still be honest and talk about where you were, and how you handled it. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM FEELING ANXIOUS AND STRESSED? COVID-19 has affected each and every one of us, and these uncertain times are extremely stressful. A lot has changed in a short period of time. Add to that the pressure of a job search and you may feel completely overwhelmed. • Keep in mind that everyone is in the same boat, as COVID has impacted everyone in some way. • Practice empathy for yourself. Break job searching down into small, achievable “bites.” • Ask for help with the UW-Stout Counseling Center: 715-232-2468. They have a lot of experience managing anxiety.
Hiring has been impacted across the board, though some
• First, keep searching! Meet with your counselor to get help building a plan and to perfect your materials. Now is not the time to have an “okay enough” resume or cover letter. HOW SHOULD I JOB SEARCH NOW? • I loca consider temp or contract roles, in addition to full-time positions. • Update your resume in CareerLink, and make sure “Allow Employer Viewing” is turned on (under your
now and they are requesting resume books.
• Keep networking. Being active on LinkedIn is more valuable than ever. LinkedIn is great for professional development, recruiting, and networking. Connect
• Practice your phone and virtual interview skills so you are prepared when the time comes. Check out Interview Stream in CareerLink to practice. • Consider using hashtags to assist in your search: #Jobs #HireMe #Hiring #JobSearch #JobOpening #JobSearching #HiringNow #JobSearchTips #NowHiring #Resume #Recruiting #Employment #JoinOurTeam #Remote #RemoteJob HOW WILL THIS IMPACT MY MAJOR’S CAREER PLACEMENT RATE? If you graduated in August 2019, December 2019, or May 2020, your major career outcomes rate won’t be
August 2020, December 2020, or May 2021, your
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A well-written resume is one of your most valuable tools in a job search. Its purpose is to win you an interview. It does this by summarizing your education, work experience, and other what it takes to be successful in the position. It is also so pleasing to the eye that the reader is enticed to pick it up and read it. It stimulates interest in meeting you and learning more about you. You should consider developing three versions of your resume: 1. A Print Version, designed with bulleted lists, italicized text, and other highlights, ready to print and mail or hand to potential contacts and interviewers. copy and paste into online forms, post in online resume databases, and submit to employers using “Applicant Tracking”software. 3. An E-mail Version, attached as a PDF. Many people still think the resume you put online is not the same document that you created to print out and mail to prospective employers or hand to interviewers. This is not true. You do not need a different resume, you only need to alter the format of your resume to make it easy for you to post, copy and paste, or email to employers. PLAN AND PREPARE • Schedule an appointment with a Career Services counselor to assist you. • Review resume writing resources found on the Career Services website or the University Library. • Make a list of all your work, education, student organizations, athletics, volunteer activities, honors, awards, hobbies, military experience, etc. Identify the responsibilities, accomplishments, and skills developed as appropriate for each of these activities. • Determine the position(s) you will target.
Identify the skills, knowledge, and qualities needed for the position(s). From your work, education, and extracurricular history, identify the skills, knowledge, and qualities that are transferable to the position(s) you are targeting. • Make your resume easy to read. It should be symmetrical, balanced and uncrowded. Use as much white space between sections of writing as possible. Keep writing in sections to short bulleted statements. Be uniform and consistent. For example: If a period is at the end of one job description statement, a period should be at the end of all description statements; if a job title is in boldface, all job titles should be in boldface. • Use action words such as “supervised”, “managed”, or “directed” instead of passive phrases like “responsible for” or “duties included” (see “Action Verbs” (pg.22) in this guide or on our website). • Use keywords that an employer may search for if they scan your resume electronically. For instance, “SQL Database Programmer” “Designed and implemented departmental database” or “Manager for Windows engineers, Microsoft Corp” instead of “Responsible for a team of ‘cutting edge’ computer engineers” (see job descriptions or ONET (Occupational Information Network) http://online.onetcenter. org for keywords for your occupation). • For your Word Document version use italics, capital letters, bullets, boldface, and underlining for visual appeal and emphasis. • Review the sample resumes in this guide or on our website. • Determine which format (chronological, functional or combination) best suits you and your career path. • Recent college grads should limit their resume to one page. Talk to your counselor for exceptions.
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RESUME WRITING CONT.
• Absolutely no errors. No typographical errors. No spelling errors. No grammar, syntax, or punctuation errors (pay particular attention to use the correct past and present tense). No errors of fact. • Reproduce your resume on quality paper with a high-quality copier, laser printer or printing service. • Prepare a cover letter to accompany your resume. (See “Job Search Letters” in this Guide or on our website.) SAMPLE COMPONENTS OF A RESUME Contact Information At the very top of your resume you should have your name, address, cell phone number (record a neutral greeting on your voicemail greeting), and email address. Objective the two or three qualities, abilities, or achievements that make you stand out for the position. Focus on the employer’s needs, not yours. Employers prefer candidates who are realistic, focused, and directed. Summary of Qualifications can be at the top of the resume below your Contact Information. It consists of several concise statements (can be bulleted for easier reading) that focus the reader’s attention on the most important job related qualities, achievements and abilities you have to offer. Those qualities should be the most compelling demonstrations of why they should hire you instead of other candidates. What would make someone the ideal candidate? Look at the job description for the qualities the employer will care about most. This may be the only section fully read by the employer, so it should be exceedingly strong and convincing to entice the employer to keep reading. Educational Information List most recent educational institutions you Indicate your degree, major, minor, and concentrations as well as your date of graduation. Cumulative GPA or GPA in your major is recommended if over a 3.00.
Academic honors and other recognition should be included. Teaching candidates should include their
Relevant Courses/Class Projects List selected courses that will help convince the cation for the job you are seeking. List 4-6 relevant classes that relate to the position. Course projects can be added as supporting evidence of your related skills. Skills Include a list of your computer, technical, laboratory and/or language skills. Experience cant experiences related to the position. This typically includes past employment and can also include military service, co-op, and internship positions title, company or organization, city/state, dates of employment, responsibilities, accomplishments, and skills. For every skill, accomplishment, or responsibility described, use the most impressive power verb you can think of (which is also accurate). Use the language of your profession. Teachers and counselors should include student teaching, internship and practicum experiences. Honors/Professional Development Indicate your awards, involvement in student professional and non-professional organizations, volunteer activities, athletics, and other school and non-school related activities. High school activities may be included if you are a freshman or sophomore seeking a co-ops, internships, or other experiential learning opportunity. Leadership Leadership is a valuable skill sought after by all employers. List any leadership roles you’ve had or experiences you’ve participated in while in college. in reverse chronological order or in order of relevance
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RECOMMENDED USERS: THOSE WITH LITTLE OR NO INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE A FORMAT TO PRESENT EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER SAMPLE CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME
JOB SEARCH DOCUMENTS RECOMMENDED USERS: THOSE WITH SOME INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE A FORMAT TO PRESENT EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER SAMPLE BEGINNING COMBINATION RESUME
Student Name 715.123.1234 | email@example.com | 1234 Second Street, Menomonie, WI 54751
OBJECTIVE To obtain an internship in the computer networking field for Summer 2021
EDUCATION University of Wisconsin - Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, Menomonie, WI Bachelor of Science in Computer and Networking Information Technology | May 2022 Concentration: Cyber Security | Minor: Information & Communication Technology GPA: 3.85, Chancellors Award for Academic Excellence Spring 2020
Information Technology – Networking Specialist | Fall 2018 Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Cross-Cultural Communication, China | January 2019 • Visited the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai to observe and compare cyber security issues
TECHNICAL SKILLS • Linux
• CCNA Routing & Switching
• CCNA Cyber Ops • PC & MAC
• Network & Security
RELEVANT COURSEWORK • Network Systems Design
• Cloud Computing Design, Imp., & Security
• Enterprise Solutions & Unified Communications
WORK EXPERIENCE Culver’s, Menomonie, WI
Shift Lead • Perform managerial functions, such as opening and closing restaurant, making deposits, counting down drawers and crew member performance evaluations • Trained four new cashiers on cash register machines and customer service protocols Cashier • Provided excellent customer services while handling an average of $1,500 worth cash and credit card transactions per shift • Worked with a team to cover a variety of roles and shifts throughout the store Festival Foods, Eau Claire, WI March 2017-August 2019
CAMPUS AND PROFESSIONAL INVOLVMENT Women in Technology & Security (WITS), UW-Stout
January 2020- Present
Member • Participate in weekly meetings and professional development events • Volunteer in local community organization Feed My People
Ski and Snowboard Club, UW-Stout
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RECOMMENDED USERS: THOSE WITH INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE A FORMAT TO GROUP RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS. FOCUSED ON MARKETING TO A SPECIFIC POSITION OR FIELD. SAMPLE ADVANCED COMBINATION RESUME +, &+ % DEF ,* ,3 &'%'&! 3 6 ; ; @%16-/+,'-,6 - ! &5 ,,(+5::///6$! !&6 '%:!&:1'-*& % : '%(,+ ) & $ +)" $ & "& ) '+"- + / :8:9 ) , + * #"& & & "& )"& ('*"+"'& ."+! ' ,* '& ()' ) %%"& ' $ +)" $ */*+ %* & +! ,+"$"0 +"'& ' - & *#"$$* "& & $/*"* & *" & ' '+! ! ) . ) & *' +. ) */*+ %*
RECOMMENDED USERS: DESIGN-RELATED CAREERS STUDENTS CAN USE MODEST GRAPHICS AND FONTS WHILE FOCUSING ON CREATIVE PROJECTS. SAMPLE HIGHLY DESIGNED RESUME
S T U D E N T N AME G A M E D E S I G N E R
G A M E D E S I G N E X P E R I E N C E
C O N T A C T
1234 Menomonie Lane / Menomonie, WI 555-555-5555
COOL FUED GameDesignandDevelopment III/UW-Stout/Spring2020 • Worked with a team of 4 to create and design a game in Unreal • Communicated with team members in creating and maintaining game documentation • Created story lore for characters and in-game universe • Developed and implemented mechanics for play options
Email / firstname.lastname@example.org
Portfolio / studentportfolio.com
E D U C A T I O N
O T H E R W O R K E X P E R I E N C E
University of Wisconsin – Stout Menomonie, WI
CAMP COUNSELOR ID Tech Camps / June 2019-July 2019 •
Bachelor of Fine Arts Game Design & Development - Art Minor: Studio Art Expected Graduation: May 2021
Instructed art topics such as Unity game design, animation, and Unreal Engine to students from ages 10-16 • Teamed with other counselors to organize and lead large group recreational and social activities • Communicated with parents concerning homesickness and adjustment issues
S O F T W A R E
D I A N E T A Y
Maya Unreal Unity Photoshop Illustrator Blender
L E A D E R S H I P & P R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T
IGDA / University of Wisconsin - Stout / August 2019-Present Vice President / August 2020-Present • Increased membership and budget by 50% • Member / August 2018-Present • Participate in weekly meeting and educational events Midwest Game Developers Conference (MDEV) / February 2020 Game Developers Conference / Attendee / February 2019 Train Jam / February 2019 • Worked on a team and created a game in 52 hours Brought professionals and game design students together for three events each semester
S K I L L S
Level Design Mechanics & System Design Game Design Environmental Art
H O N O R S & A W A R D S
Stout Game Expo | Best Game Play | Spring 2020 MDEV Game Showcase | February 2019
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN RESUMES Consider where you are applying; a well-designed resume doesn’t have to be “ fl ashy”. Consider fonts: Serifs are (usually) easier to read for body text. Whatever you go with be consistent. Software and technical skills are important—you will likely want this as a section on your resume. ARTIST RESUMES Applying to get your work in galleries and competitions? Your resume will be the same format, but will include different sections. • Include exhibitions, residencies, competitions, awards, etc. Depending on your experience, this may be two pages. For more information on standards for artist resumes: collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/resume
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RECOMMENDED USERS: NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS, CAREER CHANGERS, APPLICANTS FOR PROMOTION A FORMAT TO HIGHLIGHT SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS VERSUS WORK HISTORY SAMPLE FUNCTIONAL RESUME