Franke Honors Resume Guide




Whether you’re a recent Franke Honors graduate looking for your first job or a current Franke Honors student applying for internships or part-time work for the school year, we’ve got you.
This guide provides some information and links to great resources that will help you as you apply for jobs, internships, and more. 

Formatting Your Resume

Your resume should be tailored to the position for which you are applying, but generally, you should consider including the following elements. Click each section below for tips on how to specifically format your resume information.

  1. Write your name in bold, in large font at the very top of your resume 
  2. Below your name, include your contact information, including your phone number, email address, and physical address

  1. As a current student or recent graduate, the education section will likely come first in your resume. This is the place to expound on your academic involvement and programs.
  2. Start by naming your institution – the University of Arizona – and the location (city). This is also a great time to name the W.A. Franke Honors College. (See the information below to help you decide how to highlight your honors experience).
  3. Be sure to include the years or dates attended for each school 
  4. Name your programs, like your majors/minors
  5. You can include in this section information about academic memberships/involvement and awards you have received (including scholarships or honors)
  6. You can also use any study abroad experience you have if it is relevant to the position to which you are applying
  7. Feel free to include your GPA if it is above a 3.5
  8. Often, for current university students or recent graduates, you might also include any high school and community college information as well (if it’s from the last five years)

  1. Here’s your chance to boast about any scholarships, awards, or honors you have received, if you have received multiple merit awards. Are you on the Dean’s List? Are you the recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa award? You can include those in this section, or you can add them under the Education section. 

  1. This section can contain any jobs or work you have done up until now, including summer jobs, on-campus work, internships, etc. 
  2. For each position, be sure to indicate the dates, company name, location (i.e., city and state), and responsibilities of your work
  3. When you write out your responsibilities, do not use “I.” Instead, aim to use action verbs and succinct bullet points. Here are some ideas for strong resume verbs.

  1. Have you been involved in any volunteer work? In this section, acknowledge any recurring service you have done, the dates, and your duties 
  2. If you have served as a leader in some capacity, like as a Franke Honors Ambassador, provide the dates and relevant responsibilities

  1. This can include hard and soft skills you feel are relevant to the position - anything from Excel to student advocacy 
  2. If you have completed your honors thesis, for example, you could include something like “research and composition” as a skill and explain that you completed a year-long capstone project
  3. If you have proficiency in a second or other language, you can include that in this section as well

How to include the Franke Honors College in your Resume

For Current Students

You have worked hard to be a Franke Honors student and should acknowledge that effort in your resume. You can do this in a number of ways.

For Recent Graduates

Graduation with Honors is no small feat, and is highly desired by employers. You should note this, along with your thesis/research experience on your resume.

So, you've made your Resume. Now what?

The Center for Student Engagement & Career Development is an incredible resource and offers career document reviewing for all University of Arizona students and recent graduates (up to one year post grad). You can upload your resume, CV, cover letter, or LinkedIn URL and receive personalized feedback within 3-5 business days.


Submit your Resume