7 Ways to Create Your College Resume

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At the University of Nevada, Reno, we prepare our graduates for successful careers. But graduating with your dream job offer takes more than just getting good grades. College is a time to gain hands-on experience, develop your leadership potential, and explore opportunities on campus and around the world.

Here are seven ways to add valuable experience to your resume while in school.

#1. Get off the beaten track

Win your share of $65,000 in research grants. The University’s Office of Undergraduate Research offers competitive grants for creative undergraduate students to launch their own innovative projects.

#2. start a business

Earn $50,000 writing your own business plan. The annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition develops the entrepreneurial skills of university students with $50,000 awarded to the best team to grow their business.

#3. Apply for Honors College

Honors College provides talented and academically motivated students with an education that nurtures their ability to think competently, understand deeply, and act ethically. Honors participants complete a thesis or graduate project that develops an independent, original, scientific, or creative topic of interest to the student in their major.

#4. Gain international experience

There is more than one way to study abroad at the University of Nevada, Reno. The University Studies Abroad Consortium, the Nevada Global Business Program, and the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) all provide students with cross-cultural experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

#5. Be a leader. Join a club.

Developing life and career skills takes practice. Join one of over 250 clubs, organizations or activities to hone the “soft skills” that employers value, including communication, teamwork, adaptability, problem solving and leadership.

#6. Get on the job training. Apply to work on campus.

Many of our on-campus student jobs do not require any prior experience. Student positions are offered across campus, from admissions to academic departments. We enable students to work collaboratively with full-time faculty and staff as they become an important part of the vibrant University community.

#seven. Learn your way to a dream job

The Nevada Career Studio provides students with tools for success. Students can get help creating a resume and preparing for interviews, as well as having professional headshots taken. Handshake, Career Studio’s online job site, allows students to apply for local, out-of-state, and international jobs and internships.

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