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CAREER Success Guide

CAREER

Success Guide

CAREER Success Guide University Center-Lower Level , Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412) 268-2064 www.cmu.edu/career/ RESUMES

University Center-Lower Level, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412) 268-2064 www.cmu.edu/career/

RESUMES

The resume is the first impression an employer receives about you as a candidate and also serves as your marketing tool. Your resume is your first opportunity to relay pertinent information about skills, experiences, and career goals to a potential employer. This may mean that you will be creating a few versions of your resume each tailored to specific career areas. Since a resume is made up of sections that help employers learn about the candidate, please know that some sections are essential, while others are considered optional. There is no one exact way to write a resume. Even though you can get ideas from many people and many samples, you are the final judge of what best communicates your most important information to an employer. Getting feedback from potential employers prior to the job search is recommended too.

Content:

Keep it to one page in length if possible. Advanced degree students and candidates who have worked for several years may require more than one page. If you do use more than one page, make sure your name is at the top of the second page.

Include items that are most relevant to and supportive of a career goal.

Consider including a career objective to show self-awareness and commitment to a field.

Order items so that most relevant items appear first.

Use action verbs and highlight achievements, quantifying results if possible.

Avoid abbreviating names or organizations, titles and descriptors.

Include both campus and permanent address, if applicable, so employers can easily locate you.

Include your e-mail address. You may include home page address if showing sample work, but be certain all aspects of your home page are suitable for employer viewing.

Format:

Be sure it is easy to read with clean, simple lines and reasonable use of white space on the page. Artistic resumes should not be over-designed. Your portfolio is a better place to show your work.

Use light-colored paper, standard 8” x 11”.

Print only on one side of a two-page resume.

Use a font that is readable, typically no smaller than 10 point or larger than 14 point (name may be up to 32 points, if desired).

Use formatting, such as boldfacing, underlining, and italicizing sparingly. Do not use two special formats in one phrase.

Updated - 8/27/07

Computer Scannable Resumes:

It is becoming more commonplace for companies to scan your resume into a computer to create a searchable database. Whether you need to produce a scannable resume will depend on the system your employer uses. If possible check with the company to see if they require a resume from you in a scannable format.

Use sans serif fonts (Arial, Helvetica).

Make sure your name is the first readable item on each page and appears on its

own line. List your phone number on its own line.

Focus on nouns and verbs that describe your skills, experiences, education and

professional affiliations. Computer scanners are programmed to search resumes for key words that describe the requirements for a job. You may include action verbs for sentence flow and human eyes, but make sure you have also included numerous key words such as writer, French (language fluency), BS, Java, and Society of Technical Communications. Use common headings such as: Objective, Education, Experience, Employment,

Positions Held, Accomplishments, Skills, Summary of Qualifications, Strengths, Affiliations, Publications, Papers, Licenses, Certifications, Examinations, Honors, and References. Use jargon and acronyms specific to your field.

Avoid bold, italic or underlined text. Capitalized words are okay as long as letters do

not touch each other. Avoid graphics, shading or reverses (white letters on a black background.) Don’t

compress spaces between letters. Avoid vertical and horizontal lines as well as boxes. Avoid a two-column format.

Avoid folding your resume or using staples. If folding is unavoidable, do not fold on

a line of text. Avoid using a type that is too light, dot matrix printers, and low quality copies.

For a sample resume, please refer to the “Chip Designer” sample resume in this packet.

SAMPLE RESOURCES FOR RESUME DEVELOPMENT

BOOKS

Electronic Resume Revolution The Resume Catalog: 200 Damn Good Examples Adams Resume Almanac Resumes for Science Careers Resumes for Computer Careers Resumes for Communication Careers Resumes for Business Management Careers

Resumes for Scientific and Technical Careers Resumes for Architecture and Related Careers Resumes for Sales and Marketing Careers

WRITING A CAREER OBJECTIVE

A well-written objective can give you an edge on the competition. A poorly written one can make you appear either indecisive or too specialized. You may hear many different opinions on how to write an objective or whether one is even necessary. Describing it in a cover letter is often cited as an alternative. As with the entire resume, it is a personal decision. The Career Center advocates having a career objective on your resume. A good objective simply reflects knowledge of your intended field, self-awareness, and some preferences in job functions.

WHY HAVE A CAREER OBJECTIVE ON YOUR RESUME?

It makes the employers want to read the resume and conveys the message that you are committed to your field of interest.

It can improve the body of your resume. By having a goal on your resume, you can make better decisions about which courses to list, how to order experiences, and what to highlight in descriptions. With this approach, you are more than writing down dates, employers and descriptions, you are beginning to analyze your skills and market yourself.

It requires you to make some career decisions and focus your search. Anxiety may cause you to want to "keep your options open". Often what that reflects to the employer is "I'll take anything-please!" If you are pursuing too many career goals simultaneously you can't focus your search enough to really go after what you want; rather you get a little bit of everything that happens to come your way.

First, what NOT to do

It is not what you want out of the positions, but what you can offer to the employer. Avoid "

phrases like "an opportunity to develop my skills

"

or "to gain experience in the field of

Avoid what is too general or vague. How do you want to "work with people"

collaborating,

servicing customers, public speaking? Even "management trainee" by itself is vague. Do you prefer to manage data or supervise people? What type of industry, product or service interests you?

Leave out clichés that say nothing, i.e. "challenging work,” “position of responsibility." Do you think someone would define a college-level vacancy as "unchallenging with little responsibility?"

Listing a string of diverse fields in one objective can reflect indecision or desperation. It is acceptable to have two resumes with two different objectives. You may find that the content even changes in order to better support the objectives. You are probably spreading yourself too thin if you have more than three.

It probably should not reflect long-range goals, particularly if it is not a common next step in the career ladder of the employer. Otherwise, the employer will unnecessarily anticipate a move out of the organization, or figure you are hoping for your potential supervisor’s job.

SAMPLE OBJECTIVES:

The following are sample career objectives that you can use as guidelines in preparing your individual and unique statement:

Internship in the management information systems field. Areas of interest include applications programming and system analysis and design.

To work in the field of industrial design using a modern approach to create new products.

A position in the health field using experience in organizing groups, clarifying ideas and problems, making public addresses, and writing reports and newsletters.

Research responsibility in a public affairs area of a corporation.

To obtain a position as an engineer in the field of structural engineering, stress analysis, or civil engineering.

A position as an assistant in product marketing, development or general research.

Set up an appointment with your Career Consultant

Deciding on career goals involves matching your interests, abilities and values to a work function. If you are having difficulty formulating an objective, perhaps you need more information about the world of work or a clearer picture of yourself. Your Career Consultant can be an excellent resource to help you through this process.

To schedule an appointment call the Career Center at 412-268-2064.

Sample Resume Format:

Contact Information Name, address (home and campus/local if applicable), telephone number (include area code), email address, home page (if applicable)

Job Objective Describe briefly and clearly the type of work you are seeking and the skills you are offering.

Education Name of institution * Degree awarded or to be awarded (degrees may be written out or abbreviated) Field of study Year of graduation or expected graduation

Relevant courses Refer to any special training in addition to formal education Name and briefly describe thesis topic, if applicable

Experience Name and describe paid employment, internships, summer jobs, field study, and/or project work. (Project work can also be listed under “Education” or under a separate section such as: “Academic Experience”, “Project Work.”)

Traditional resume formats begin with present/last position and record information in reverse chronological order. However, your most important and relevant experiences should ideally appear first. If you have had no relevant work experience after a more relevant experience, try creating more specific categories such as “ Writing Experience, Computer Experience, Work Experience”, and list

experiences accordingly. Usually, listing experiences in these types of categories will naturally result in

a reverse chronological order within each category. Include the following:

Employer Name Job Title/Position

City, State/Location Dates of Employment/Experience

Skills Refer to any distinct skills specific to your field. List computer skills and foreign language proficiencies.

Honors Special Awards, Dean’s List, Scholarships

Achievements Shows, Exhibits, Publications (can also be listed in a separate section)

Activities Campus/Community Activities, Leadership and Volunteer Positions (can also be listed under “Experience” if relevant to objective), Hobbies/Interests (optional)

References

It is optional to indicate that references are available upon request. It is suggested to mention that items such as portfolio or writing samples will also be furnished upon request.

*NOTE:

abbreviation often used within the university, but should not be used when writing resumes, cover

letters, and other official documents.

The appropriate way to write Carnegie Mellon is without a hyphen. Also "CMU" is an

Action Words:

Ability

Devised

Hired

Negotiated

Regulated

Accompanied

Discovered

Honest

Nominated

Reinforced

Accelerated

Displayed

Honor

Normalized

Reorganized

Achieved

Directed

Humor

Notable

Researched

Acquired

Distinctive

Imagination

Obtained

Responsible

Active

Doubled

Implemented

Officiated

Revamped

Administered

Earned

Improved

Operated

Reviewed

Ambition

Economy

Improvised

Opportunity

Revised

Analyzed

Educated

Increased

Ordered

Satisfied

Appreciate

Effected

Induced

Organized

Scheduled

Approval

Effective

Influenced

Oriented

Secured

Aspired

Efficient

Ingenuity

Originated

Served

Arranged

Eliminated

Integrity

Overcome

Serviced

Assembled

Enacted

Initiated

Participated

Simplified

Assisted

Encouraged

Innovated

Perceived

Sincerity

Budgeted

Engineered

Inspired

Perfected

Solved

Build

Enhanced

Installed

Performed

Sparked

Capable

Enthusiasm

Instructed

Permanent

Stability

Clarified

Established

Insured

Piloted

Stimulated

Commanded

Evaluated

Integrated

Pinpointed

Streamlined

Completed

Exceeded

Intensified

Pioneered

Structured

Composed

Excellence

Interpreted

Placed

Substantial

Comprehensive

Exceptional

Invented

Planned

Succeeded

Conceived

Exclusive

Judgment

Pleased

Success

Conducted

Executed

Justified

Popular

Superior

Confidence

Exhibited

Keyed

Practical

Supervised

Conscientious

Expanded

Keynoted

Praise

Supported

Constructed

Expedite

Lasting

Prepared

Taught

Controlled

Experienced

Launched

Presided

Thorough

Converted

Facilitated

Led

Procured

Thoughtful

Cooperated

Formed

Licensed

Produced

Trained

Coordinated

Finalized

Located

Proficient

Transferred

Created

Financed

Maintained

Promoted

Transformed

Decided

Formalized

Managed

Prompted

Trebled

Delegated

Formulated

Manufactured

Proposed

Unified

Demonstrated

Founded

Marketed

Proved

Used

Dependable

Generated

Mastered

Provided

Utilized

Designed

Governed

Mediated

Recognition

Verified

Detailed

Handled

Merit

Recommended

Vivid

Determined

Headed

Monitored

Reconciled

Won

Developed

Helped

Motivated

Reduced

Wrote

List of alternative headings:

COLLEGE STREET ADDRESS ADDRESS CITY, STATE ZIP CODE TELEPHONE NUMBER EMAIL HOMEPAGE

HOME STREET

CITY, STATE ZIP CODE TELEPHONE NUMBER

CAREER

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE, JOB OBJECTIVE, PROFESSIONAL

OBJECTIVE:

GOAL, OBJECTIVE, SHORT-TERM OBJECTIVE, LONG-RANGE OBJECTIVE

EDUCATION:

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

RELEVANT COURSE WORK:

RELEVANT COURSES, COURSES, COURSE WORK, PROJECT COURSES

EMPLOYMENT:

WORK EXPERIENCE, FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT, PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT, PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS, WORK HISTORY, RELATED EXPERIENCE, SUMMER WORK, CAREER HISTORY

SKILLS:

SPECIAL SKILLS, CAPABILITIES, ABILITIES, SPECIAL TRAINING, LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY, ARTISTIC SKILLS, COMPUTER SKILLS, TECHNICAL SKILLS

ACHIEVEMENTS:

ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENTS, EXHIBITS

HONORS:

AWARDS, HONORS/HONORARIES, SCHOLARSHIPS

ACTIVITIES:

CAMPUS LEADERSHIP, EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, VOLUNTEER WORK, COMMUNITY SERVICE

PROFESSIONAL

ORGANIZATIONS:

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS

RESEARCH

PROJECTS:

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS

REFERENCES:

FURNISHED UPON REQUEST, AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Scannable Resume Example:

Chip Designer cds@andrew.cmu.edu University Address: 5555 Beeler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Permanent Address: 111 Orchard Avenue, Columbus, OH 12345

(412) 555-1234 (614) 555-1234

OBJECTIVE A computer engineering position involving computer architecture, digital circuit design or network hardware design.

EDUCATION Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 2008

Minor: Mathematics

Overall QPA: 3.6

ACADEMIC PROJECT Advanced Digital Design Project, Fall 2007

- Worked in-group of four students to implement a hardware/software co-design chess system.

- Equipment used included an FPGA, 8-bit microcontroller, logic analyzer, synthesis tools, and an IDE.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA Summer Engineering Intern, PCI Components Division, Summer 2007

- Synthesized and tested next generation chip set using Synopsys.

- Developed Perl Scripts used in synthesis process and aided VHDL code testing.

- Worked with team of engineers and attended weekly meetings and presentation.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Head Orientation Counselor, October 2004 – September 2005

- Worked in a team of four orientation counselors to evaluate, design and implement one week, university-wide First Year Orientation Program for 1,350 students and their parents.

- Selected and trained 90 student leaders to facilitate the program.

- Coordinated with faculty, staff and campus community to receive new students.

The Princeton Review, Pittsburgh, PA Instructor, December 2003 – May 2004

- Taught students general mathematics and test-taking skills through an upbeat interactive approach to prepare for the SAT.

COMPUTER SKILLS Programming Languages: C++, Perl, Pascal, Verilog, Lisp, VHDL, C, Basic Operating Systems: UNIX, DOS, MS Windows, Macintosh Applications: Synopsys, Matlab, Spice, Cadence, Magic, Maple

AFFILIATIONS IEEE, Student Member First Year Partnership Program, Assistant Coordinator Shadyside Tutoring Program, Assistant Coordinator Habitat for Humanity, Coordinator

HONORS Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society Senior Service Award, Carnegie Mellon University

ACTIVITIES Intramural basketball and tennis Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

Paula Cee

policy@andrew.cmu.edu

709 Elmery Drive Erie, PA 16546 (814) 456-1919

SMC 1919 P.O. Box 0123 (412) 862-1919

Objective

To obtain a full-time position to use my leadership, problem solving and research skills

Education

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Bachelor of Science, May 2008 Major: Policy and Management, GPA: 3.32 Minors: Business Administration

Technical

Computer Software: Microsoft Office, Minitab, SAS, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Filemaker Pro

Skills

Computer Hardware: UNIX, MS DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Macintosh platforms

Projects

Policy Analysis III

Environmental Protection Project on Noise Pollution, September 2007 – Present Researched and analyzed current abatement methods dealing with standards of noise pollution

Presented data and progress reports to class and panel of experts using cost-effective

analysis Policy Analysis II Social Security Project, March 2007 – April 2007

Researched and analyzed costs, benefits, and effectiveness of current implementation plans for the market failure of current social security policies Presented prepared material to class and professors

Policy Intern, June 2007 – August 2007

Research

Experience

Georgia State University - School of Policy Studies, Atlanta, GA

Prepared and presented research data on U.S. tobacco policy and litigation in order to formulate a research proposal for the National Science Foundation Grant

Research Assistant, September 2006 – May 2006 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Coded data subjects for conversion into a CD-ROM for the use of teenagers in their decision making processes

Work

Career Center Assistant, September 2006 – Present

Consulting Intern, June 2006 August 2006

Experience

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Work with the Career Consultant and departments to initiate special projects dealing with

student needs and interests Assist with career-related programs, organizing student survey results, identifying internship

opportunities, contacting employers, and working on computer projects

Advent Software, Inc., New York, NY Assisted in preparation for special events such as consultant training, conferences and

meetings Maintained custom reports, consulting calendar, utilization accounting, and client database

Junior recruiter for the Sales Division

Leadership

Asian Students Association, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

Vice President, January 2006 – December 2006 Coordinated activities and events for over 100 members.

Organized events with officers of other organizations and administrative personnel

Treasurer, September 2005 – May 2005 Assisted in organization and publicity of events, budgeting, and funding

Served as a liaison between officers and members of Student Activities and Student Senate

Honors/

Awarded Student Employee of the Year, Carnegie Mellon University Career Center, May 2006

Activities

Dean’s List Recipient, Fall Semester 2007

Asian Christian Fellowship Salvation Army Corps Volunteer

Dee Compression

Campus Address 1060 Morewood Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-862-1234

ots08@andrew.cmu.edu

Permanent Address 1234 Mailbox Road Springfield, PA 12345

921-345-7654

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a summer internship where I can utilize my programming skills, academic training, and interpersonal/communications skills

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, May 2008

Springfield Preparatory School, Springfield, PA High School Diploma, June 2004 GPA 3.74/4.00

SKILLS

Computer Languages: Java, C++, SQL, Pascal Operating Systems: Linux, SunOS, Windows, BSD, MacOS Software: Microsoft Office, Oracle 8, Visual Basic, Matlab

Other Languages: Conversant in French

EXPERIENCE

University of Springfield Medical Center, Springfield, PA Research Assistant, Summer 2007

- Assisted Director of Cardiology in research laboratory

- Helped analyze EKG data

- Maintained Windows NT computer network

- Edited and published monthly newsletter

Happy Children Overnight Camp, Springfield, TX Camp Counselor, Summer 2006

- Oversaw 12 middle-school students living in same cabin

- Coordinated daily activities and special events for children

- Tutored children with arithmetic

Springfield Public Library, Springfield, PA Computer Trainer, Summer 2005

-

Trained adults to use Windows 95 and the internet

ACTIVITIES

Society of Women Engineers, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005-present Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Student Advisory Council, Fall 2004 Varsity Tennis, Springfield Preparatory School, 2002-2004 Student Council Treasurer, Springfield Preparatory School, 2003-2004

HONORS

Navy/Marine Corps Distinguished Achievement Award, March 2007 Cum Laude Society, February 2008 National Honor Society, April 2004

Current Address SMC 321,1010 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15289

412.626.4444

CHIP DESIGN

chipd@andrew.cmu.edu

Permanent Address 79 Grand Street Newport, NY 11355

711.355.6677

OBJECTIVE

EDUCATION

WORK

EXPERIENCE

PROJECTS

COMPUTER

SKILLS

LEADERSHIP

HONORS

A challenging position combining my skills in electrical and computer engineering and business

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Pittsburgh, PA M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering

MAY 2008

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering Minor: Business Administration Overall GPA: 3.56/4.00

MAY 2007

LEHMAN BROTHERS New York, NY

Summer 2007

Consolidated Equity Finance Analyst

Assisted Senior Associate with monthly closing process

Reconciled books and records to internal and external sources to function as a strong internal control

Distributed Stockholders’ Equity projections to senior management

Aided in posting transactions for Lehman Insurance Company to the General Ledger

CARNEGIE MELLON Teaching Assistant, Economics Department

Spring 2007

Instructed 35 students weekly on the Principles of Economics

Developed class structure and weekly lesson plans, and held weekly office hours

Computing Skills Course Instructor, Computer Education

August 2006 – May 2007

Instructed required computer skills course for incoming freshmen

Worked with and evaluated students to promote maximum computing utilization

IBM Gaithersburg, MD

Intern, E-Business Solutions

Summer 2006

Compiled a report on web mining tools to aid in restoring IBM’s internal and external sites

Installed and tested the Siebel E-business Transaction software on IBM Netfinity servers

Aided the IBM e-business solutions team in researching current e-marketplaces and B2B/B2C internet companies

Road Sign Recognition, Digital Communication & Signal Processing System Design Spring 2007

Designed and implemented a road sign recognition algorithm on a TI C67 DSP

Presented project at the Carnegie Mellon Undergraduate Research Symposium

Recession of a Nation, Money and Banking

Fall 2006

Composed a proposal delineating the current and future situations of America’s economy based on the trend analysis of various economic indicators as part of a four member team

E-Muse, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Fall 2005

Built a circuit placed inside a ball, in a team of three students, to detect the ball’s direction and speed by producing different noises that are functions of these signals

Programming Languages: C/C++, Java, Perl, Visual Basic, MIPS Assembly, HTML Application Software: MATLAB, Minitab, Maple, Verilog

OM – Spiritual Organization, President: Apr. 2005 – present, Secretary: Jan. 2004 – Mar. 2005

Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

Take Our Children to Work Day Planning Committee: August 2005 – present

Niteline Information Resource/ Crisis Control Phone Line Volunteer: August 2005 – present

Mosaic Annual Conference on Women’s Issues Planning Committee: 2004 – 2005

Society of Women Engineers, Annual Winter Semiformal Chair: April 2004 – March 2005

Dean’s List, Mortarboard Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu Engineering Honor Society

U.S. Citizen

Polly Mer

School Address: SMC 9999, PO Box 3210, Pittsburgh, PA 15230 (412) 862-9999 Permanent Address: 555 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229 (412) 555-9999 Email: pm05@andrew.cmu.edu

OBJECTIVE

A research and development position in the consumer product, pharmaceuticals, or chemical industries that will utilize my analytical, technical and interpersonal skills.

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, May 2008 GPA: 3.79/4.0

ACADEMIC

Process Control, Spring 2008

PROJECT

Worked on a team of four students to model the metabolism of the average male college student

RELEVANT

through the use of control theory. Derived system equations based on research and applied them using the SimuLink modeling software.

EXPERIENCE

The Procter & Gamble Company Cincinnati, OH ORAL CARE INTERN, May – August 2007

Redesigned existing test model to decrease turnover time and increase reproducibility.

Developed new in vitro model used to screen actives before clinical studies.

Compiled series of questions for further research and understanding.

The Procter & Gamble Company Cincinnati, OH

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT INTERN, May – August 2006

Defined variables related to formulation, packaging, manufacturing, and stability to optimize prototype of a new product.

Participated actively in team development of the final product.

Commended for communication and teamwork skills.

Carnegie Mellon University Chemistry Department Pittsburgh, PA RESEARCH ASSISTANT, September 2005 – May 2006, January – May 2007 (Partially funded by CMU Small Undergraduate Research Grant)

Synthesized and purified electrically conductive polymer products and intermediates for various research projects.

Dow Chemical Company Freeport, TX

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT INTERN, June – August 2006

Investigated process variables for incorporating a filler into an epoxy resin.

Learned control program for new instrument and trained other users.

ADDITIONAL

Carnegie Mellon University Career Center Pittsburgh, PA

EXPERIENCE

PEER CAREER ADVISOR, August 2005 – present

Conduct one-on-one advising sessions with students about career-related issues.

Present workshops on resume writing, internship searches, and Career Center resources.

SKILLS

L ABORATORY : organic synthesis and purification, quantitative analysis, instrumentation INSTRUMENTS: gas absorber, rheometer, NMR, FTIR, UV/VIS, HPLC, GC/MS COMPUTER: Mathcad, Pro/II, MS Excel, C/C++, HTML, UNIX, Windows 95/NT SPOKEN LANGUAGES: Fluent in Hindi and Bengali; Conversant in French

HONORS

Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar, Class of 2008 Dean’s List with High Honors, Fall 2005 – Fall 2007 Andrew Carnegie Scholarship, Fall 2005 – present

ACTIVITIES

Alpha Beta Gamma Women’s Fraternity, House Manager Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, Academic Honor Society Mortar Board, Senior Honor Society, Service Co-Chair American Institute of Chemical Engineering

Ray D. O’Active

ray@andrew.cmu.edu College Address: 403 Fence Drive, Apt. #3, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412) 555-5555 Home Address: 627 Oak Lane, Erie, PA 16506 (814) 321-4321

Objective

A research and development position that will incorporate my scientific and computational skills

Education

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Minor in Mathematics

May 2008

Major GPA: 3.75

Overall GPA: 3.00

Research

The Ohio State University Physics Department, Columbus, OH

Experience

REU Undergraduate Research Associate

June – August 2007

Programmed in FORTRAN and developed selection criteria to reconstruct particle decays to find evidence of a rare decay (B meson/anti-B meson to 4 muons).

Carnegie Mellon University Physics Department, Pittsburgh, PA

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

June – September 2006

Designed and developed circuitry, software, and mechanical devices for pioneering STM research-Atomic Tracking-of surfaces.

Carnegie Mellon University Biological Sciences Department, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Assistant

September 2005 – June 2006

Assisted with experiments in hemoglobin mutation and NMR imaging. Developed software in C++ for modeling molecular activity and for data analysis.

Academic

Quantum Chromodynamics Modeling

Fall 2007

Project

Determining the spectrum of a Glueball using, separately, the Abelian and Center Projections, modeling, with FORTRAN, on a Lattice Gauge.

Computer

Operating Systems: WindowsNT, MacOS, Unix, Linux

 

Skills

Programming Languages: C++, CT, C, FORTRAN

Software: MS Office, Maple, Matlab, CTcreate, Shoescan, Mathematica

Techniques: Modeling, IAD, Message Passing, Fast Fourier Transforms, Chi-Squared Fitting, Particle Reconstruction

Lab

Synthesis: E.Coli, organic compounds

Skills

Purification: column chromatography, fast protein liquid chromatography Instruments: STM, NMR, PCB electronics, pressure cell, autoclave, centrifuge

Honors

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2007) Andrew Carnegie Scholarship (2005 - 2008) Dean’s List with High Honors (2006 - 2008)

 

Activities

Physics Student Advisory Committee Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Service Chair Circle K, Projects Chair Soccer Club, President Cycling Club, Vice President

ARDEN STRUCTOR

School Address:

Email:

Carnegie Mellon University

artist@andrew.cmu.edu

Home Address: 22 Painter Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15228

412.555.5555

SMC 0001

P.O. Box 2888

Pittsburgh, PA 15230

412.123.4567

Education

Research Projects

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Major: Visual Art Minor: Multimedia Production

Graduation Date: May 2008

QPA: 3.80

Mural Portraits of Children in St. Petersburg Orphanages Small Undergraduate Research Grant, Spring 2008 Painted portraits shown outdoors on abandoned buildings, depicting issues of family and identity in Russian orphanages. Inspired by my journal writing and photography about the children I met while volunteering in Orphanages #12 and #13 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Redefine: A Look into Cross-Cultural Adoption Small Undergraduate Research Grant, Spring 2007 Interviews with seven Pittsburgh-area adoptive families focusing on how the family as a whole changed and grew by adopting from Russia. Paintings and photography addressing the cultural adaptation process my adopted brothers experienced. The project culminated in an exhibition opening to which both adoptive families and those wishing to adopt attended.

Childcare/Teaching

Childcare Worker, July – August 2007

Teaching Assistant, June – August 2006

Experience

Orphanages #12 and #13, St. Petersburg, Russia

Helped infants through everyday activities. Collaborated on art projects with children. Self-guided project funded by the Vira I. Heinz Scholarship for Education Award.

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan Instructed high school students in Lithography and Intaglio printmaking. Supervised Open Studio model sessions and faculty studios.

Other

Business Manager, September 2005 – Present

Experience

The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University Oversee budget, funding, and accounting reports for this student-run gallery.

Assistant to the Director, June 2005 – December 2005 Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Art Program, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Designed annual student handbook, managed enrollment, and performed clerical and administrative tasks.

Exhibitions

The Frame, Images of Kids in St. Petersburg Orphanages, December 8-12, 2007 UC Gallery, Redefine: A Look into Cross-Cultural Adoption, March 1-12, 2007 The Frame, Mission to Mars, October 1-5, 2006

Honors

Augusta Fisher Porter Junior Art Award, May 2008 Vira I. Heinz Scholarship for Education Abroad, March 2008 Virginia E. Lewis Scholarship, The Pittsburgh Foundation, May 2007 Samuel Rosenberg Sophomore Art Award, May 2006 William C. Libby Freshmen Art Award, May 2005

Activities

Amnesty International, Spring 2005, 2006/07 Academic Year Chartiers Area Boys and Girls Club Art Auction, Contributing Artist, Fall 2002, Fall 2003 Habitat for Humanity, Community Service Trip, Fall 2005

Connie Sultant

consultant@andrew.cmu.edu

Current Address: SMC XXXX, P.O. Box 3015, Pittsburgh, PA 15230 (412) 123-4567 Permanent Address: 202 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15230 (412) 897-6543

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA BS in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing Minor in Psychology Expected graduation: May 2008

EXPERIENCE Business Administration Career Project Assistant

GPA: 3.81 / 4.0

September 2006 – Present

Carnegie Mellon Career Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Design and implement career-related programs in collaboration with the Business Administration

Department and the Career Center

Activities include: Mock Job Fair, Career Kaleidoscope, contacting alumni and local employers to develop mentoring opportunities, surveying students to identify internship and employment interests, researching, and compiling placement and salary statistics

Business Intelligence & Market Research Intern

Lucent Technologies, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Performed Business Intelligence Research for Power Systems, a division of the Network Products Group – Lucent Technologies

Profiled major companies active in the telecommunications power supply industry

Summer 2007, 2008

Researched analyst reports, consultant reports, trade journals, internet resources, and SEC documents

Identified strategies, strengths, and weaknesses of these companies

Developed financial comparison spreadsheets and charts

Developed market vs. customer and competitor vs. customer matrices

Identified companies active in industry using internet resources and other databases

Compiled competitive profiles and analyses for corporate distribution

Supported executive-level assignments necessary for immediate competitive analysis

Trained and assisted employees new to the Business Intelligence Group

Research Assistant Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Pittsburgh, PA

Conducted market research on various marketing topics for strategy formulation, including sales compensation practices for new business, cross selling, and product recognition

March 2006– November 2007

HONORS &

Public Relations Director

January 2006 – Present

ACTIVITIES

Business Opportunities Conference

Member of 12-person committee for Carnegie Mellon’s student run business job fair

Responsible for all correspondence and PR efforts targeted toward firms, students, and faculty

International Invitational Case Competition

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

Chosen to represent Carnegie Mellon’s Undergraduate School of Business Administration

International teams given 24 hours to prepare and then judged on quantitative, qualitative, analytical, organizational, and presentation skills

Dean’s List with High Honors:

Beta Gamma Sigma Business Society

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Association of Industrial Management and Economics

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

February 2006

Spring 2006 – Spring 2008

Campus Address:

Carnegie Mellon University SMC 1212, 5032 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15289-1212 (412) 862-2222

Mannie Facture

mannie@andrew.cmu.edu

Permanent Address:

32 Center Drive City, OH 44111 (440) 222-5656

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position in the field of mechanical or manufacturing engineering utilizing my problem solving and leadership skills

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, graduating May 2008

 

Manufacturing, Management, and Consulting Minor

Major GPA: 3.82/4.0

Overall GPA: 3.71/4.0

EXPERIENCE

Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Co.

Lima, OH

ENGINEERING INTERN, Lima Plant Engineering, Summer 2007

 

- Led a torque quality improvement team

- Conducted line trials to determine plant capability and made recommendations for noise mitigation

- Developed a daily management system for managing scrap

 

Visteon Automotive Systems

Dearborn, MI

ENGINEERING INTERN, Advanced Product & Manufacturing Technology, Summer 2006

- Researched and developed a testing plan to verify device durability and functionality

- Designed and built fixture to test device

- Identified and addressed safety issues for application of device

 

- Worked with machining and welding engineers to gain skills: bridgeport, drill press and band saw

Kadee MetalFab Inc.

Solon, OH

ENGINEERING INTERN, Summer 2005

- Designed drill fixtures in CadKey and programmed CNC mill

 

- Aided in the design of subassemblies for a new customer quotation

PROJECTS

S.A.E. Formula Car, 2006-2007 (Independent Study)

Building a Formula car with the Society of Automotive Engineers to compete against other universities Ball Launcher Competition – 2 nd place out of 35 teams, Fall 2006

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- Researched and calculated necessary forces and trajectories

 

- Designed and manufactured a device to launch ping-pong balls into buckets

Mousetrap Car Project, Fall 2005

- Built a small vehicle to carry a can of soda ten feet as fast as possible with only the power of a mousetrap

- Worked with the team to combine ideas to reach the finals

 

COMPUTER

Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/NT, DOS/Windows 3.1, UNIX, Solaris

SKILLS

Software Packages: MS Office, MS Outlook, ADAMS (Dynamic Simulation Package), Mathcad, ANSYS, AutoCAD, IronCAD, CadKey (Including Solids05), CodeWarrior (C++)

HONORS

Dean’s List, Spring 2006, Spring & Fall 2007, Spring 2008 Judith Resnik Challenger Scholarship, Institutional Scholarship, 2006 Navy Supply Corps Scholarship, 2004-2005

 

ACTIVITIES

Carnegie Mellon Women’s Varsity Volleyball Team (Captain), 2005-present Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honors Society), 2006-present Society of Women Engineers, 2005-present American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2005-present Fringe Buggy Women’s Team, 1 st Place - Spring 2006

RELEVANT

Strategic Management

Marketing Research

Pricing Strategy

COURSES

Business / Marketing Communications

Product Management

Production

Management Information Systems

Micro / Macro-Economics

Finance

COMPUTER

Applications: MS Office (including MS Access), Lotus SmartSuite, Netscape Communicator, Internet

SKILLS

Explorer, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe PhotoShop, Minitab, FrontPage Languages: C++, HTML Operating Systems: MacOS, WindowsNT, UNIX

Permanent Address:

20 Eagle Drive Dallas, TX 15401 (826) 111-8787

OBJECTIVE

Materials Engineer

mseengineer@andrew.cmu.edu

University Address:

507 North Neville Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412)222-1212

To obtain a full time position to apply materials science and engineering to the advancement of imaging technology, optics, biomedical technology, or materials

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering Minors in Manufacturing Engineering and Photography & Digital Imaging GPA 3.42/4.0

May 2008

WORK EXPERIENCE

Power Superconductor Applications Corp., New Castle, PA

Summer 2007

Laboratory Specialist Grade IV

Utilized engineering software such as LabView, MathCAD, and AutoCAD

Constructed testing apparatus and tested Linear Induction Motors and Transverse Flux Machines

Led research initiative on the use of Cryogenic Aluminum hyperconductor in company products

Contributed to published paper: Kuznetsov, Levien, Wyda. “Development of High-Field Transverse Flux Induction Drive for Ordnance Handling on Navy Ships and Industrial Conveyors” 4th Int. Sym. Linear Drives for Industry Apps.

Participated in writing government proposals and travel to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, NIST, NRL, and ONR to meet with partners and clients

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL Research Intern, Topic: Superconducting Material Magnesium Diboride

Summer 2006

Conducted research with a team of scientists and students

Improved production for pure MgB 2 by refining heat treatments

Operated SQUID magnetometer and ran X-Ray Diffraction tests

Interpreted results, wrote an original paper, and presented research to scientists, staff, and peers Carnegie Mellon University, Undergraduate Research

Research Assistant, The effect of surface texture on formability in Aluminum sheets

Spring 2006

Designed templates for a photolithography process to texture Aluminum sheets

Performing ongoing mechanical testing and analysis Research Assistant, Grain Boundary Movement in Thin Films of Aluminum

Spring 2005

Produced images from TEM negatives in a black and white darkroom

Traced grain boundaries by hand to track movement and wrote original paper on hand tracing techniques Scott-Lynn Square One Hour Photo, Dallas, TX

Photo Technician

Operated one hour photo equipment and corrected for color imbalances

2004-2005

Digitally enhanced/restored images for customers using Adobe Photoshop and Kodak imaging programs ACADEMIC PROJECT

Materials Science Capstone Course, Senior Group Project

Deformation of Amorphous Metallic Ribbon for use in Magnetic Core Applications

Fall 2007

Performed magnetic, compositional, and structural analysis on cores donated from Spang Magnetics

Designed a billet and performed hot extrusion of a wound core at WPAFB to reduce the ribbon thickness

Cast an amorphous rod and amorphous metallic ribbon for comparative analysis

SKILLS

Applications: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PhotoShop, Minitab, Labview, MathCAD, Java Instruments: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), SQUID Magnetometer, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), Vickers Hardness Testing, Charpy Testing, Polishing, Melt Spinning, Photography and Black and White Darkroom, Color Photography Darkroom, Soldering

LEADERSHIP AND HONORS

Resident Advisor, CMU Apartments

2006-2007

Judith Resnik Challenger Scholarship

2005-

 

2008

CMU PhotographyClub President

2005-2006

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

2005-

 

2008

Pre-College Counselor

Summer 2005

Student Action Committee, MSE

2005-

 

2008

BRIDGET SPECTOR

Current Address: SMC 123, P.O. 5032 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15289 (412) 511-4422 Permanent Address: 21 School Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15111 (412) 222-5050

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a full time engineering position in the field of construction management, transportation engineering, or civil engineering.

EDUCATION

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, May 2008 Overall QPA: 3.20

 

ACADEMIC

Civil Engineering Design, Spring 2008

PROJECTS

Project Manager for design and construction of an outdoor teaching area.

Performed cost estimating, purchasing, scheduling, and field supervision.

Cardboard Structure, Fall 2007

Designed and constructed a cardboard bridge meant to support the average adult male.

Prepared scale models for analysis of alternatives, prior to final test.

Brick Wall Scheduling, Fall 2006

Developed a bid proposal for building a brick wall.

 

Conducted time studies and generated Gantt charts to investigate most economical method of using resources.

Particle Removal in Water, Fall 2005

 

Performed experiment using Gang stirrer and turbidimeter to determine most effective coagulant dose that would leave the clearest water.

EXPERIENCE

WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING

Celebration, FL

Project Management Intern, Infrastructure and Development, Summer 2007

Developed the cost estimate, schedules, work plan, funding research, and bidding documents for the U.S. 192 Phase II Redevelopment.

Served as the project manager for the Celebration School Landscaping project.

Performed a study on construction unit prices by analyzing past WDI infrastructure projects

PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNORS SCHOOL FOR THE SCIENCES

Pittsburgh, PA

Teaching Assistant, Summer 2006

Graded papers, fielded questions and held review sessions for the Organic Chemistry core course.

Served as a team project leader for a group of students in the area of Spectroscopic Analysis.

Acted as a Residential Assistant for 90 students, providing support, enforcing dorm policy, and sponsoring recreational activities.

ASTM TEST MONITORING CENTER

Pittsburgh, PA

Laboratory Assistant, Summer 2005

Performed lab experiments in both the Quality Control and Quality Analysis programs on calibration motor oils used in the automotive industry.

Operated the IR, analytical balance, cold-crank, and performed sulfated ash tests.

RELEVANT

Air Quality Engineering

Engineering Economics

Technical Communications

COURSES

Solid Mechanics Engineering Statistics

Fluid Mechanics Soil Mechanics

Design and Construction Civil Engineering Design

COMPUTER

Operating Systems: Windows, MacOS, Unix

SKILLS

Software: Microsoft Office, AutoCad, MathCad, Maple, Sure Track, MS Project, C++

ACTIVITIES

Kappa Alpha Theta – Chapter President, Scholarship Chair, and Greek Peer Advisor, 2001-present Residential Assistant, 2005-2006 Orientation Counselor, 2005