This is a guest post by our campus ambassador Cat Pylant from University of South Florida.
Recently I have had some friends who vented to me about their lack of experience and positions when it comes to their resumes. Due to jobs and other commitments they have no field experience, but they have a great work ethic. It is not easy to stand out amongst all the competition when applying for jobs and internships, but that does not mean one should lose hope! There are a few ways to make your resume look just as appealing!
- Build relationships with your professors. This can be a lifesaver in college. Not only do they have great advice, but also some professors are truly willing to go through hoops to help you succeed. If they know you are a hard worker, you may even be able to get a letter or recommendation to go with your resume!
- Join organizations at school and in the community that pertain to your major. If you are unable to dedicate all of your time to an internship, clubs are a great alternative because they are not an everyday commitment. Also you can put these on your resumes and it looks good to be involved!
- Volunteer. Volunteering is a great resume booster and you can do this in your free time. Pick something that relates to your major or something you are passionate about and go for it! Even volunteering on campus shows employers you go above and beyond by being involved on campus.