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Spring 2018 Résumé Workshop

  • USCB Computational Science Lab (162 Hargray) One University Blvd Bluffton, SC 29909 USA (map)

See below for link to download résumé templates

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5:00pm (in 162 Hargray, the CSCI computer lab), Dr. Canada and ACM will host a résumé peer review workshop in advance of the forthcoming Spring 2018 STEM Majors Career Fair, formerly known as the S.E.T. Career Fair. We will also briefly discuss the STEM Majors Career Fair, including updates on how to register, along with transportation options for getting to and from USC-Columbia.

START PREPARING NOW! You'll need to bring at least FIVE PRINTED COPIES of your draft résumé and have it critiqued in breakout groups with Dr. Canada along with students who have gone through the interview and job placement process.

Your résumé draft doesn't have to be perfect, but you should at least have listed your contact info, education, work experience, projects (whether completed or in progress), awards, honors, and skills. If your draft is over the one-page limit that's fine too -- we can help you identify where to make appropriate edits to help you get it down to one page.

NOTE: To get up to speed on how you can start preparing your résumé using Dr. Canada's preferred approach, here's a recording from the Fall 2017 workshop held last September: https://youtu.be/rOaZK5us5AA [Link will open in a new tab] 

The recording linked above is about 90 minutes long and goes into considerable detail on how to prepare your résumé (preferably from templates; CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD), how to write your job responsibilities to be appealing to recruiters in the tech industry, along with guidelines on how to dress and conduct yourself properly when attending the STEM Majors Career Fair, which itself will be held at USC-Columbia on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 from 12-4pm. (This is the second day of a new 2-day career fair format for USC-Columbia.)

Please note that some of the content in the video above covers the S.E.T. Fair from Fall 2017 and will be slightly out of date as far as the new "STEM Majors Career Fair" is concerned. We will provide updates on this content at the workshop on Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018.

This event is open to both ACM Members and Non-Members alike!