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Developing Your Resume: The Honors and Activities Section: 

Developing Your Resume: The Honors and Activities Section A workshop brought to you by the Purdue University Writing Lab © Copyright Purdue University, 2000

What is an honors and activities section?: 

What is an honors and activities section? A section that emphasizes your participation in relevant activities and any honors you have received Other names: Awards, Memberships, Volunteer Work, Hobbies

Why bother?: 

Why bother? Fill up white space Provide additional evidence of your qualifications Give employers a sense of who you are outside of school and work

Where does this section go?: 

Where does this section go? Usually last section on on the page Sometimes omitted May follow this section with 'References Available upon Request'

What goes into it?: 

What goes into it? Draw three columns, one for each of the following: Titles or positions Sponsors or affiliated organizations Dates of involvement (M/Y-M/Y or Y-Y)

Exploring content possibilities: 

Exploring content possibilities Extracurricular activities Awards, grants, prizes, and special honors Memberships in professional clubs and organization Volunteer activities Hobbies

Big or little? Major or minor?: 

Big or little? Major or minor? How relevant are your honors and activities? Which honors and activities would most interest prospective employers? How much space do you have? May be short list at bottom May be a major section, resembling work experience

Two approaches: 

Two approaches Minimal approach Photography Club, University of Illinois, January 1999-Present Elaborated approach President, Photography Club, University of Illinois, January 1999-Present Organized campus contest Increased membership with promotional efforts

Using visual design: 

Using visual design Simple list Columns List with bulleted descriptions Coordinate with other sections

Plan of attack: 

Plan of attack Brainstorm Decide what to include based on relevance, interest-value, and space considerations Match organization and design with rest of resume Seek critical feedback

For More Help Developing Your Resume…: 

For More Help Developing Your Resume… Contact the Purdue University Writing Lab Heavilon 226 Grammar Hotline: (765) 494-3723 Check our web site: http://owl.english.purdue.edu Email brief questions: owl@owl.english.purdue.edu

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