Recent Graduate Resume
By Susan Britton Whitcomb
Here is a sample resume from a recent graduate.
seeker uses internship and volunteer experience to demonstrate
accomplishments and abilities.
SHANE THACKERY WHEATON
555 East Cove Road
Solo Beach, CA 95555
Dual-degree graduate with D.C. Internship
, qualified for opportunities where
communications expertise, technology skills and broadcast
background will be of value.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts degree, Communications (Dean's List Honors;
GPA in major 3.9, 2004
Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science, 2004
Talk Radio News Service and TalkDaily.com
Assisted in production of daily radio and Internet broadcasts.
Researched Internet sources, national newspapers and other news
sources to assemble show content. Wrote daily news summaries
for TalkDaily.com. Assisted with ongoing research on talk-show
Broadcast: Co-hosted live, 20-minute daily radio broadcast
an assignment normally reserved for full-time staffers.
Communications: Covered White House press conferences;
posed questions to senior officials and the President.
Interviewed guests for Talkers Magazine, including hosts of
top Boston- and D.C.-based talk-radio programs.
Technology: updated Web site with daily highlights of talk
personalities, such as Rush Limbaugh and Imus.
U.S. Representative Geraldine Smathers, 22nd
District, Washington D.C.
Represented congresswoman at hearings and provided written
analysis of proposed legislation. Served as office contact
for major supporters. Wrote constituent correspondence and
franked communications. Highlights:
Communications: Selected among five interns as media
spokesperson for several campaign events. Served as
precinct captain on election day.
Technology: Project managed on-time installation of new
communications system at campaign headquarters.
Delta Delta Gamma, UC-Santa Barbara
Social Chair: Organized 15-20 annual events for 100-member
Philanthropy Chair: Envisioned and manages projects that
benefited the campus and city.
Fund-raising Chair: Introduced activities that generated
TECHNICAL SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Computer Skills: Dreamweaver Web site
design; MS Office (advanced skills in Word, Excel,
PowerPoint); MSIE and Netscape Navigator browsers; e-mail
applications (Outlook Express, Eudora); Internet research.
Favorite Subjects: Political
communications, lobbying, legal advocacy and argumentation,
oral debate, drama.
Language: Basic conversational and
business Spanish (completed four years of Spanish course
Activities: Tennis, golf, canoeing.
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