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FirstName LastName
87 Washington Street
Hopedale, NY 11233
Phone: 555-555-5555
Email: xxxxx@xyz.edu


Hopedale, NY: BA, American Studies
Cumulative GPA: 3.93
University of Trier, Germany

(Summer 2005)

Washington, DC: Washington Semester in American Politics

(Spring 2004)


U.S. Department of Education
Intern, Office of the Deputy Secretary

(Spring 2005)

  • Generated concise written synopses of current legislative action for use by the Department, Congress members, and the general public through the ED website.
  • Researched and presented to policymakers several successful school design and construction projects to support the Administration Schools as Centers of Community proposal.
Washington Semester Independent Research Project
American University

(Spring 2004)

  • Examined how the increasing dependence of needy students on federal loans instead of grants for higher education has affected college access and enrollment; culminating in 65-page paper
Historical Society of Saratoga Springs
Research Assistant
(Spring 2003)
  • Researched archival materials, wrote text panels and selected objects for a historical exhibit on Saratoga in the 1930s


Vice President/Academic Affairs
Student Government Association, XYZ University
  • Chaired 60-member body representing each academic department and student perspectives on curricular issues
  • Participated in college-wide policy decisions concerning such ethical issues as the sale of cigarettes on campus
  • Made detailed oral and written presentations of curricular reform actions in public student fora
Presidential Search Committee
XYZ University


  • Served as one of two students on a college-wide committee to nominate the sixth President of XYZ University, through all stages including:
    • A detailed self-study of institutional needs and goals to determine selection criteria
    • Search for, and hire of, a higher-education specialty consultant
    • Written evaluation of each applicant, interviews and final recommendation to the Board of Trustees
Honors Forum Council
Student Body Representative,
XYZ University


  • Set goals and guidelines for the first two years of Skidmore�019s innovative, comprehensive honors program whose mission is to increase intellectual engagement and academic rigor in students�019 freshman and sophomore years


Student Alumni Society: Founding Member (2002-present)
Committee on Academic Freedoms: Student Representative (2002-present)
Skidmore Orchestra: French Horn (2001-present)
American Studies Club: Secretary (2001-present)


Proficient in written and spoken German
Extensive experience with Internet Explorer, HTML, Lexis-Nexis and Microsoft Office

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