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2 Strommen Career and Internship Center Anderson Hall, Lower Level, Room 23 612.330.1148 Career and Internship Center

3 How to be Successful in an Interview Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 4:45 or 6 p.m. Student and Alumni Networking Event Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 5:30 p.m. MN Private College Job and Internship Fair Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 Register in our office, $10 Biomedical Science Panels : 10:30 - Clinical Research, 11:30 - Laboratory Science Upcoming Events

4 What is a Resume?  is a document to market your skills, experience, education and accomplishments to employers  is meant to get your an interview  is NOT your life history  is very concise and easy to scan for information

5 What is a Curriculum Vitae (CV)?  is a document that presents your qualifications for academic employment or graduate school  addresses your education, research, teaching, publications, presentations, professional development, and academic accomplishments  is rather lengthy and detailed  is a guide to where you have been academically and professionally

6 Basic Guidelines  use consistency in your presentation  utilize a 10 to 12 point, plain font  organize your information to make it easy to read  use your white space effectively  start all of your descriptive states with past tense action verbs  Proofread to check for spelling and grammar errors

7 Basic Guidelines  do not use high school information  place your most relevant information towards the top  include industry related keywords  target it to the career field you are entering  keep your margins even

8 Categories  Both Resume and CV  Education, Honors, Internships, Research, Related Experience, Additional Involvement, Volunteer/Community Service, Skills, Other Experience/Employment, Related Coursework  Resume  Objective, Profile/Summary, Activities  CV  Publications, Presentations, Professional Development/Conferences, Teaching Experience

9 Resume Statements  use past tense action verbs to describe what you did in each position or experience  be descriptive and specific – who, what, where, when, how, results action verb + details + results = strong resume statement For Help:  look at job postings to get ideas  practice telling someone else what you did in each position or how you demonstrated each skill

10 Personal Information ALAINA AUGGIE 2211 Riverside Avenue, Box 115, Minneapolis, MN 55454 612.330.0000,

11 Introduction OBJECTIVE To obtain an internship position that will utilize my scientific knowledge as well as my research and laboratory skills. OR SUMMARY Strong scientific research, laboratory, and technical skills Excellent analytical problem-solving abilities. Effective communicator and enthusiastic team player. Committed to providing quality customer service.

12 Education EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (May 20XX) Major: Biochemistry GPA: 3.75 Honors: Honors Program, Dean’s List, Augsburg Academic Scholarship RELATED COURSEWORK Organic Chemistry I and II General Chemistry I and II BiochemistryIntroduction to Cellular Biology Introductory BiologyNatural Science I and II

13 Skills LABORATORY SKILLS Gel Electrophoresis Scanning Electron Microscopy Flow CytometryNMR Spectroscopy Column ChromatographyDNA Isolation and Purification

14 Research RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Biology Research Assistant, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (Fall 2008) Explored DNA modifications in E. Coli and Salmonella and separated DNA fragments with pulsed gel electrophoresis. Advanced the understanding of activation of the DNA repair system. Collected significant data and interpreted the information in a written report.

15 Related Experience RELATED EXPERIENCE Chemistry Tutor, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (September 20XX – Present) Helped general chemistry students gain a better understanding of their class by explaining class lectures. Assisted students with their chemistry homework and preparing for class exams.

16 Publications and Presentations PUBLICATIONS Auggie, A.A. (20XX). “DNA modifications in E. Coli and Salmonella.” Journal of Bioscience, 53(17), 945-957. PRESENTATIONS Auggie, A.A. (20XX). “Exploring DNA modifications in E. Coli and Salmonella.” A breakout session presented at the AFWS conference, Minneapolis, MN: May 4, 20XX.

17 Professional Development PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT American Institute of Biological Sciences Association for Women in Science

18 Activities ACTIVITIES Augsburg Biology Club Augsburg Student Senate

19 Other Experience EMPLOYMENT Campus Admissions, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (September 20XX – Present) Promoted the college to prospective students by providing campus tours and giving college information. Performed administrative tasks including office mailings, filing, and data entry.

20 Community Service/Volunteer COMMUNITY SERVICE Volunteer, Meals on Wheels, Minneapolis, MN (Jan. 20XX – Aug. 20XX) Sunday School Teacher, St. Edwards, Bloomington, MN (Oct. 20XX – April 20XX)

21 Final Tips  have to reviewed by a career specialist  print on good quality paper  look at sample resumes and CV’s to get help  always send a cover letter with your resume

22 Questions?

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