11 Ways To Create A Perfect Resume In College
Start writing a post
Student Life

11 Ways To Create A Perfect Resume In College

Be prepared. The real world will be here before you know it.

106
11 Ways To Create A Perfect Resume In College
Google images

When it comes to applying to jobs after school, we all want to be prepared. Here are some leadership opportunities that will improve your resume.

1. Resident Assistant

Obviously, this one of the biggest student leadership positions. At Towson and many schools, it also comes with amazing benefits including free room and board with a stipend. Becoming an RA teaches you so many leadership skills that apply to several jobs.

2. Orientation Leader

Being an OL is a great opportunity that I was lucky enough to be involved in last year. OL's are responsible for several new students at a time and making the new students feel comfortable. You often lead a group, work with others and learn about yourself.

3. LeaderShape


This week long program is made for student leaders. I'm going this week so I don't have many details about it, but I do know you do gain leadership skills and make amazing friends.

4. Student Government (SGA or URG)

I was a building representative for my building in URG. Being part of some type of student government shows that you care about making a difference in your community.

5. Retail


Being in retail teaches you how to multitask and deal with people. I love my job in retail. Not everyone does, but it looks great on resumes.

6. Working with Kids

You learn patience when you work with children and you become a role model. Many schools have day care programs that hire students.

7. Marketing or Communication Opportunities

This shows employers that you have a creative side. They also help improve your communication skills.

8. Becoming Involved with Greek life

So many connections around the country.

9. Joining the Executive Board an Organization

From president to philanthropy chair, any position on an executive board shows leadership and initiative.

10. NRHH- National Residence Hall Honorary

The top 1 percent of student leaders on campus—who could beat that? This organization allows students to connect with community service and recognizing others.

11. Random Resume Boosters

I write for Odyssey and I'm the social media director for Odyssey for fun! I don't think I'll be pursuing any career in writing, but it helps to have different things on your resume. I went to an art high school so I learned to work with a group of people through my ensemble. I worked for my school's Campus Activities Board to gain marketing experience. I'm not going into a career involving programming but I learned so much from it.

Employers want leaders. They want people who can: work in groups, work individually, communicate, time management skills, quick problem solving, multi tasking, organization and balancing activities. Also, think about courses that you'll take in school. Maybe taking a business class or a Spanish class will benefit you. Join clubs and organizations relating to your field. There are so many things you can do.

The next time you apply for a job or want to join an organization, think of how it will benefit you and your resume.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

52390
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

33665
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less
Adulting

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

956431
Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

181294
man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments