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A Sample Student Resume

Even a Student Resume Needs to Look Good

This effective and powerful sample student resume from resume writing experts at demonstrates that even if you lack experience, you can use your resume to show employers the value you'll bring to their organization.

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Use the sample student resume on this page as a guideline

If you're a student, then there's a good chance you don't have a lot of experience... unless of course you're the kind of student my husband often has in his classes these days, the over 30 (or 40 or 50) who has been downsized and is now back in school to learn a new career.

But if you ARE one of those light on experience type students, then you might be feeling as though you don't have much to fill up your resume.

But you DO want to get a job, so you need to figure out how to make that happen by creating a resume that still sells what you DO have to offer...

Take a Look at This Sample Student Resume for Some Ideas...

Given this student's superior academic qualifications, a "Professional" format was chosen. This style is what business executives most often use. It employs the Times New Roman font, resulting in an elegant, uncluttered document that hiring managers and admissions directors find aesthetically pleasing.

This sample student resume was started by centering the name and increasing the font size so that it would stand out from the rest of the text. Then, the most important contact information (phone number and email) was placed flush left and flush right, respectively. Now, an admissions director can easily locate this data.

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The body of the resume begins with a Qualifications Summary. Whereas many young people seeking their first job will opt for an objective, we advise against it. An objective simply states what you want, while a Qualifications Summary goes further. It offers an admissions director keen insight into what you have to offer the targeted school. As a bright young person, who's obviously headed for success, you can well understand the power of placing someone else's needs above your own.

In this brief summary, the student is described as "Academically gifted," then we list strengths in math and physics, followed by a description of the student's stellar performance in the SAT and achievement of class Valedictorian.

The next subheading is entitled, "Academics." Here, we listed each of the schools attended and what was achieved, making certain to employ adequate white space so that the data can be easily read.

The final section of the resume is Professional Experience. Although it doesn't relate to the career goal of math and physics, it does show additional industry.

The final document is quite powerful in organization and appearance, as you can see below.

sample student resume

All decisions to modify data were in keeping with the guidelines and standards of the Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW).

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