August 2, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Career Corner | Put Your Summer Experience on Your Resume

Kacey Schaum

Kacey Schaum

By Kacey Schaum
Assistant Director of the Career and Leadership Development Center for the College of Arts & Sciences

While we hope that you spent at least a portion of your summer relaxing and enjoying your time away from campus, we also hope that you made it a priority to work and gain some experience.

Whether you worked a part-time job or an internship, it is important to update your resume while all of the information is fresh in your mind.

Here are format examples for both types of experiences:

How to List Internship Experience

Relevant Experience

Participant Media – Los Angeles, CA     May 2015-August 2015
Communications and Events Intern

  • Supported company publicist in implementing and tracking media output for five film releases and two releases through
  • Created and researched content (blogs, videos, photography, etc.) for
  • Built and maintained hundreds of media listings through Cisio

How to List Part-Time Experience on a Resume

Additional Professional Experience

Retail Corporation – Crystal Lake, IL    March 2013-­April 2014
Sales Associate

  • Assisted customers through locating items, addressing questions and concerns, and completing sales transactions
  • Promoted select store products through sales floor demonstrations
  • Maintained the organization of inventory and in-store displays

What Should Be on Every Resume

  • Resume is at least one full page.
  • Contact information at the top of the resume includes name, email, and phone.
  • Fonts are professional and easy-to-read in 10-12 point font.
  • All format elements including fonts, bolding, italicizing, and use of capitals are consistent throughout the document.
  • All work experiences include a description of accomplishments, transferable skills, or relevant job duties
  • Verb tense is appropriate for each experience; if the experience has concluded, it should be written in the past tense.
  • All work experiences list the organization name, your title, location, and start and end dates.
  • List the formal title of your degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts in History) and the date you received it or expect to earn it.

If you need additional assistance with your resume, or you would like someone to review your updated version, please visit the Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) at 533 Baker University Center. They offer 10-minute drop-in appointments from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally, Kacey Schaum, Assistant Director for the CLDC for the College of Arts & Sciences, can review your resume on Walk-In Wednesdays in Wilson Hall 104 (on the College Green).

Don’t forget, the CLDC also has a ton of great resources online for you to use at home. Check out Career Tools!




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