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resume for application [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 13:47
Hi folks,
I'm working on drawing up a draft resume to use for my various applications and was wondering: should I include summer work experience gained during college/post-graduation?

I did a quick search of the forum - most seem to recommend leaving that type of experience off the resume unless it's fairly significant.

For me, the significance is that I plan to refer to those experiences during my essays to support my continued/longstanding interest in my field.

Your thoughts on this? :)
thanks for your help,
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Re: resume for application [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 15:26
You can talk about stuff in your resume but unless you are only a few years out of college and on your first job and title still I would leave any summer or internship stuff out.

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Re: resume for application [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 15:49
Thanks River! I am still on my first job but have progressed through three promotions/titles. I think I'm going to make two versions of the resume: one where I list out responsibilities by title, and the other where I focus on including the summer work....I'll get feedback on both and go from there...

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Re: resume for application [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 16:00
I think if you have had 3 promotions and different responsibilities the space in your resume will be much more valuable with these, so ignore your internships. Remember b-school resumes are more about showing your leadership and stuff like that...I know that my resume for schools looked drastically different than my technical engineer resume.

If your internships were in the industry you want to go into but you dont currently work in it then you can talk about it in essays if it fits. If you work in that industry then what you do this year is far more important than what you did several summers ago for a few months.

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Re: resume for application [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 17:58
riverripper wrote:
I think if you have had 3 promotions and different responsibilities the space in your resume will be much more valuable with these, so ignore your internships. Remember b-school resumes are more about showing your leadership and stuff like that...I know that my resume for schools looked drastically different than my technical engineer resume.

If your internships were in the industry you want to go into but you dont currently work in it then you can talk about it in essays if it fits. If you work in that industry then what you do this year is far more important than what you did several summers ago for a few months.


thanks very much river! that's a good point about being more focused on leadership/teamwork/etc - the items mentioned will have to be a bit more detailed to really show those experiences. The summer experiences as well as what I do now are all in healthcare - a field I want to stay in post-MBA but in a different capacity. So the essays might be the best spot to put them....

thanks again!
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