How to prepare resume for On Campus Job Search in US? Sample On Campus Resume for Download

In Student Life by KumarUpdated : 15 Comments

If you have not read this post on how to find on campus job in US Universities, I would recommend reading it. Now that I assume you know what is an on campus job and  how to search for job on campus in US Universities, you need a resume to submit to the various offices.

For those of you who never had a resume before, this will be a little bit helpful. If you have already worked in professional job and had a proper resume, you do not need to read this article or download the resume. It is very basic resume that I have created for beginners, if you still would like to check out, go ahead.

How long  should the resume be ?

You should NOT have your resume more than one page. Because you have less experience, you should limit yourself to one page. Even if you have worked for two years, still it is recommended to have one page resume.

What should your resume have ?

Your resume should have basic information about these few things as listed below

  • Your contact information like email, house address and phone number.
  • Objective  ( Optional )
  • Education
  • Achievements
  • Leadership Experiences
  • Customer Service experiences ( if any )
  • Technical Skills or Computer Skills
  • Internship Experience
  • Professional Work experience  ( If you have any )
  • B.Tech or B.Com projects ( If you do not have professional experience )

You do not need to write any long stories, just write couple sentences about your work or leadership experience. Try to focus on leadership experience and achievements. If you do not have any, start doing them now to look good on resume. Also, if you did not had any internship experience, just put in your final year project experience. Stress on your projects done in Bachelors. If you have worked, do not get too carried away by your technical acumen and fill up the resume with full of technical jargon. Just use generic terminology and keep it simple.

What NOT to put on your Resume  ?

I have seen many people including myself back in my college days doing the mistake of putting information that is not needed here in US. We are used to putting the info because of the structure of resume differences in India and other countries.

Do NOT  put the items listed below :

  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Religion, caste, etc ( we are used to filling Govt applications, just avoid )
  • Passport Number
  • Home address in your Home country
  • Percentage split by every semester or every year (Final aggregate Percentage only)
  • Any family related information about Parents, siblings and their occupations.

I am giving a link of PDF sample on campus resume file to download rather than word document. For those of you who never had a resume, I want you all to open any word application and create a resume and learn the process. I could have just put word document, but I want you guys to just go through the process. Hope you take it in a positive way and learn!

Download a copy of Sample On Campus Job Resume

Good Luck in your Job Search !

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Comments ( 15 )

  1. Isha

    Hi..i am applying for fall 2015, masters in electrical engineering (VLSI)
    i heard that there is most competition for on campus jobs in universities like San Diego State univ bcoz of too many international students..plz do suggest some universities with plenty and easy to get on campus jobs..especially plz comment on these univs. regarding this:
    univ of houston, oregon state, arizona state
    north carolina state univ , texas dallas, SUNY buffalo
    colorado boulder, San Diego state univ, San Jose state univ
    univ. of southern california and northeastern univ
    thanks 🙂

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    hi sir, i have completed BE-CSE wit 70%. now i would like to do
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    1. chandra

      hey

      In order to do masters in US. you need to first take GRE and TOEFL and accordingly evaluate your profile and choose the universities . For university search you can refer www.msinus.com. and after which you need to prepare your SOP and get LOR from your professors.. Good Luck.

  4. Sahil Chaudhary

    Hello,
    I loved this site very much and it gives good information as well.

    I completed my B.Tech in 2011 and currently working with a Software Company and want go to US and earn money.

    Whether I should go for MS or MBA???

    Also, I have heard that if u dont do MBA from top 20 colleges, there are less chances of getting a job.
    A recent survey says that 70% of the international students have to return coz of no jobs… Is it true???

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  5. Krista

    Most recruiters/hiring people will only skim resumes — so it is important that you make sure they are readable and highlight your relative attributes.
    Here’s a few more hints/samples…
    http://www.uwosh.edu/career/students/howdoI/resumeresources

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