Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Is Your Resume Ready for the UW STEM Fair?

If you are planning to attend the UW STEM fair tomorrow, you want to make sure your resume is in top shape.

When crafting your resume, keep in mind these essential ideas:
  • Clarity. Easy to Read- clean format, not too fancy
  • Concise. Describe your experiences, skills and achievements in bullet points rather than full sentences
  • Consistency. With fonts and placements
  • Relevancy. Highlight the most relevant information. Place it towards the top of your resume.
Speaking of relevancy, consider including a skills section in your resume. This can help you stand out by highlighting important programs, lab techniques, etc. that employers often look for in technical fields.

Sample:

Skills
Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint (proficient),
Microsoft Access, Page Maker (familiar)
Languages: French (proficient), Swahili (conversational)
Laboratory: DNA Cloning, ELISA, IR Spectrophotometry

One thing many students don't think about including in their resume is school work. If you don't have much related experience and are looking for that first internship or related job opportunity, consider including some class projects where you gained some related knowledge and skills.

Sample:

Related Experience
Project Name Fall 2011
Course Name Madison, WI
  • Description of the nature of the project
  • Describe any skills or knowledge gained, accomplishments

UW STEM Fair
Thursday, April 12
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Main Lobby, Engineering Centers Building
*Admission for UW-Madison students and alumni only

A list of employers attending can be found at:
https://bus-wisc-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=UWSTEMFair

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