College resume sample

Make sure your resume graduates with honors.

College resume sample

A strong college resume is key to getting a job.

Does your college resume make the grade, or is it barely getting by? To land your first job after graduation, resume expert Kim Isaacs says it helps to have a comprehensive resume that will put you at the head of your class. To make up for thin work experience, notice how she includes relevant coursework under the "course highlights" section, as well as leadership activities and volunteer positions, to fill out the resume. View the college resume example that Isaacs created below, or download the college student resume template in Word. 

According to a 2018 Monster survey of college graduates, 74% said they believe resumes are important to employers, yet only 23.9% have had a professional look over their resume. This college resume example is a great starting point, but you’ll definitely want to customize it and get it reviewed by a trusted pair of eyes to help move your resume to the top of the pile. (Psst: See the end of this article for more info on that.)

Additionally, you can search for college student jobs on Monster, and be sure to check out Monster's grad site for more great info.


College resume template

Susan Forsythe
Sometown, AZ 55555 | 555-555-5555 | | LinkedIn URL

General Business Major
Versatile Business Skills | Proven Leadership Abilities | Customer-Focused | Sales-Oriented

  • Upcoming graduate of XYZ College (currently in senior year of BSBA program), where studies have encompassed a range of business-related disciplines.
  • Solid foundation in the buying, selling and production of goods, including operations management, accounting, marketing, finance and information systems.
  • Driven achiever with customer service, communication and organizational strengths and a history of strong contributions in both paid and volunteer positions.





XYZ COLLEGE — Sometown, AZ

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) pending (110 of 120 credits completed)

Major in General Business • Minor in Finance


•  VP | Treasurer | Event Chair, Kappa Kappa Gamma

•  Coordinator, Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-a-Thon and Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive (surpassed donor participation goals by up to 22%)

•  Fundraising Chair, DEF Children’s Hospital (raised $17K, exceeding goal by 35%)



Accounting I & II

Economics I & II



HR Management

Business Law

Business Statistics

Research Methods

Management Information Systems

International Business

Business Operations

Organizational Behavior


Work Experience



ABC COMPANY — Sometown, AZ

Office Assistant (seasonal employment simultaneous with college studies), 2015 to Present

Work in family-owned commercial and residential landscaping company. Perform business and administrative tasks, respond to customer inquiries, schedule jobs and assist with sales calls.

Key Results:

  • Demonstrated business, sales and financial acumen in efficiently handling multifaceted assignments.
  • Ensured timely, accurate preparation of invoices, payroll and accounts payable records.
  • Helped close sales, including a $12K contract win with a large resort hotel.
  • Delivered friendly, courteous customer service in all phone and face-to-face client interactions.






Sometown SPCA Animal Shelter • Special Olympics: Sometown Chapter • DEF Children’s Hospital


Make your college resume graduate with honors

Use this college resume example as a springboard for your own awesome credentials. But before you start applying to any jobs, it's wise to get a pro to review your resume. Want to make sure it's ready for a job search? Get a free resume evaluation today from the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service. You'll get detailed feedback in two business days, including a review of your resume's appearance and content, and a prediction of a recruiter's first impression. Think of it as part of your continuing education.