Example Resumes

Below are example resumes that were generated by Engineering Career Services to show various formatting options and how different skillsets can be effectively highlighted.  The formatting and much of the content examples are not specific to the major used, so review a variety of examples.

Example 1: BS in Agricultural Engineering – Special attribute: Technical option included with major and skills presented in two columns.
Example 1: BS in Agricultural Engineering
– Special attribute: Technical option included with major and skills presented in two columns.

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Example 2: BS in Aerospace Engineering - Special attribute: Academic project experience included to highlight additional skills and the fill page.
Example 2: BS in Aerospace Engineering
– Special attribute: Academic project experience included to highlight additional skills and the fill page.

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Example 3: BS in Biosystems Engineering - Special attribute: Experience working on family farm included to highlight additional skills and the fill page.
Example 3: BS in Biosystems Engineering
– Special attribute: Experience working on family farm included to highlight additional skills and fill the page.

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Example 4: BS in CHemical Engineering - Special attribute: A variety of work experiences is used to highlight a wide range of skills.
Example 4: BS in Chemical Engineering
-Special attribute: A variety of work experiences is used to highlight a wide range of skills.

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Example 5: BS in Civil Engineering - Special attribute: Leadership highlighted with several bullet statements.
Example 5: BS in Civil Engineering
– Special attribute: Leadership is highlighted with several bullet statements.

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Example 6: BS in Construction Engineering - Special attribute: Included certifications known to be of interest to potential employers.
Example 6: BS in Construction Engineering
– Special attribute: Included certifications known to be of interest to potential employers.

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Example 7: BS in Computer Engineering - Special attribute: Two separate work-terms of a co-op experience are highlighted.
Example 7: BS in Computer Engineering
– Special attribute: Two separate work-terms of a co-op experience are highlighted.

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Example 8: BS in Electrical Engineering - Special attribute: A detailed skills section with subheadings to organize the information.
Example 8: BS in Electrical Engineering
– Special attribute: A detailed skills section with subheadings to organize the information.

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Example 9: BS in Industrial Engineering - Special attribute: Highlighted the successful outcomes of work projects and quantified the impact.
Example 9: BS in Industrial Engineering
– Special attribute: Highlighted the successful outcomes of projects and quantified the impact.

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Example 10: BS in Materials Engineering - Special attribute: Uses part-time job responsibilities to highlight integrity and trustworthiness.
Example 10: BS in Materials Engineering
– Special attribute: Uses part-time job responsibilities to highlight integrity and trustworthiness. Study abroad experience is also included.

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Example 11: BS in Mechanical Engineering - Special attribute: Academic project experience presented with impaction work statements to strengthen a resume without professional work experience.
Example 11: BS in Mechanical Engineering
– Special attribute: Academic projects are used to strengthen resume without professional work.

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Example 12: BS in Software Engineering- Special attribute: Co-op and an internship included, so briefly summarized
Example 12: BS in Software Engineering
– Special attribute: Co-op & internship included, so briefly summarize food service positions.

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Example 13: Undeclared freshman resume - Special attribute: high school GPA and activities included that will come off when established at ISU.
Example 13: Undeclared freshman resume
– Special attribute: high school GPA and activities are included that will come off when established at ISU.

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Example 14: Weak resume that was improved with the addition of a second GPA and the use of academic projects to highlight skills.
Example 14: Weak resume that was improved with the addition of a second GPA and the use of academic projects to highlight skills.

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Introduction

Step 1: Understanding Employers and the College Recruiting Process

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Step 3: Identify Preliminary Target Employers and Industries

Step 4: Develop Effective Marketing Materials

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