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Note: Please remember there are many resume formats; the following example is just a suggestion and a frequently used format.



If both addresses are the same, use only one (centered under your name).

OBJECTIVE: Make this statement focused, interesting, and unique so that it grabs the reader’s attention. If you are seeking an internship, indicate your interest in obtaining an internship in your field. Explain that you have classroom theory and related skills that can be applied to a practical experience. NOTE: Feedback from employers varies – some prefer an objective, some do not. Keep it simple and to-the-point!

EDUCATION: List the degree you are currently pursuing first and continue in reverse chronological order. Identify the university name, city, state, title of degree, major, minor, and the expected date of graduation. Grade point may be listed if it is 3.0 or over on a 4.0 scale. Some students indicate the GPA in their majors.

EXPERIENCE: Start with your current or most recent employment and list data in reverse chronological order. Identify employer, city, state, period of employment, job title, and duties. Bullet your duties versus listing them in paragraph form. Include volunteer work and summer jobs of significant duration and importance – it all counts. Volunteer work could be listed under a separate section as well. NOTE: If you have experience that is directly related to your major, you may want to include a section called “RELATED EXPERIENCE” which would appear prior to the “EXPERIENCE” section.

ORGANIZATIONS: List the organizations and clubs that you are (or have been) a member of, whether on- or off-campus. Also include the dates of your membership. If you are an officer within the organization(s), indicate the office.

HONORS/AWARDS: Include any honors, awards, and scholarships that you have received. These may include dean’s list, honors programs, organization recognition, etc. (This section could be part of EDUCATION section as well.)

COMPUTER SKILLS: List the computer software/hardware that you know. Do not include phrases such as “familiar with” or “understanding of” as these may imply weaknesses. (These may be listed in a two column bullet format.)

COURSEWORK: This can be a separate section or part of the EDUCATION section. List the courses that you have taken that are in your major or related to your area of study. List them by course title versus course number. (These may be listed in a two column bullet format.)

PROJECTS: List projects in which you have been involved that are related to your major.

SPECIAL SKILLS/INTERESTS: Special sills, hobbies, travel, ability to speak other languages, etc. (it is helpful to list interests that demonstrate transferable skills needed for employment opportunities.)

REFERENCES: List “Available upon request” Create a separate document which lists the name, title, company name, complete address, and phone number of at least three references that can be distributed to employers when requested. It is suggested that these are professional references rather than personal references. (Always ask permission before using references’ names, etc.)

Resume Format Example

Note: Please remember there are many resume formats; the following example is just a suggestion and a frequently used format.


123 Case Residence Hall, MSU
123 Farm Lane Lansing, MI 48823


To acquire an internship or work experience in the hospitality industry


Bachelor of Arts Degree, Hospitality Business,Graduation: May 2007Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

G.P.A. 3.7/4.0 Dean’s List all semesters

ServSafe Certification 2005-2008

MSU Study Abroad, India and Dubai Summer 2006

Nine credits in International Finance, Lodging, and Real Estate Development


Rooms Operations InternSummer 2005

Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.Front Office

  • Shadowed managers and attended division meetings
  • Mastered Marriott’s Property Management System
  • Guest check-in/out procedures
  • Bell services
  • Concierge
  • Club Level Concierge


  • Rooms inspections, inventory inquires
  • Cleaned rooms
  • Lobby and Public Restroom Attendant
  • Houseman and Laundry

Administrative Assistant InternSummer 2002

Choice Hotels International Corporation, Silver Spring, MD

  • Contacted and set-up training meetings for franchisees
  • Assisted in preparing and setting-up training meeting and rooms


Student and Industry Resource Center Coordinator 08/2004 – Present

The School of Hospitality Business, East Lansing, MI

  • Assist students with professional development, securing internship and jobs


  • Spartan Scholarship
  • Michigan State University Scholars Award
  • J. Willard Marriott Memorial Scholarship
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association Pepsi Scholarship


  • Director of Industry Relations, CAREER EXPO XXVII, MSU Hospitality career fair- 2006
  • Volunteer, The School of Hospitality Business Auction- Spring 2006
  • Server, Les Gourmets black tie dinner- Spring 2005


  • Fluent in Spanish; written and spoken
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Access, Power Point, and Word
  • Proficient in Hospitality Property Management Systems (PMS) MICROS

Eli Broad College of Business

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