Sections of Your Resume

Optimize the space and content you want to highlight for employers.

Be Creative! Be Direct!

Craft your resume to highlight the diverse experience you’ve gained throughout your college career by differentiating information into sections.

Keep Reading to Learn:

  • Necessary sections required on a resume
  • Additional sections to consider that are commonly used in resumes
  • What information is typically captured in the different sections


Include your full name, a phone number and an email address.

Consider adding your LinkedIn address or physical mailing address, but those things are not necessary

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List your education at the top of your resume.

Add your:

  • Degree (Bachelor of Arts, etc.)
  • Major(s) and Minor(s)
  • Anticipated graduation date, or the date you graduated
Other things you should include in this section if you have them are: Study Abroad, Academic Honors (including the Dean's List), and your GPA if it is above a 3.0.
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Include some sort of experience on your resume, whether that be an internship, a student job, class projects, a volunteer job as a Sunday school teacher, or anything in-between.

It doesn't have to be paid work, and you might end up dividing up the experiences as you see on this resume (though you don't have to!)

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Other Common Sections

You don't have to have all of these, and you may choose to combine some of them (i.e. having campus activities and volunteer experience together).

Campus Activities

Getting involved in student clubs is a great way to learn and build your resume, and taking on leadership roles is even better! If you do have a leadership role at any point, be sure to describe it with a few bulletproof statements.


Throughout your time at St. Thomas you'll have plenty of opportunities to volunteer your time for the Common Good. Employers value these experiences and they're great to showcase on your resume.


Highlight skills like computer programs, languages, and other "hard" skills that are relevant to your career field. Transferable skills like teamwork, communication skills, leadership, etc. should be used in bulletpoints.

Next Steps

  • Draft your resume content in a Word document and build out the sections that highlight your skills and experiences
  • Stop by the Career Development Center to have your resume reviewed by a career peer