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Facts About This Resume:

  • Candidate has no work experience related to the position, making it important to call out skills that show key abilities.
  • Candidate is a student who is preparing to enter her senior year of college.
  • Candidate has shown leadership by holding offices in campus clubs.

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Jannae Higgins
[email protected]
123 Your Street, Boston, MA 12345

Resume Objective

To obtain an internship in the marketing department of a technology company.


Bachelors of Arts in Marketing and Digital Advertising,  (In Progress)
Emerson University, September 2019 — (Currently Attending)

Professional Experience

Balloon Zoo, Boston, MA
Office Assistant,  June 2017-September 2018
  • Developed a marketing plan to be used for the purpose of acquiring SBA financing
  • Managed files following ARMA recordkeeping standards
  • Built and managed the website
  • Added coding to content on the Balloon Zoo website to ensure optimum placement with search engines

Key Skills

  • Marketing plan preparation
  • Accurately filing office documents
  • Website building
  • Coding and HTML
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Great attitude
  • Ability to listen and follow directions
  • Leadership skills


  • President of the Emerson University Fencing Club
  • Treasurer of the Emerson University Student Philanthropist's Club

Dear Mr. Cherry,

I'm a marketing major at Emerson University, minoring in digital advertising, and I'm reaching out to you today in response to your ad regarding the internship in your company's marketing department. My academic work and experience at my after-school jobs match up with the listed requirements for the position, such as keyword analysis and filing paperwork using ARMA recordkeeping standards.

I recently completed my junior year at Emerson where I have learned marketing best practices and participated in several clubs. I've held leadership positions in some of the clubs, such as President of the fencing club and Treasurer of the campus philanthropy club. I believe my leadership experiences in campus organizations will enhance my ability to perform well in an internship position with the Matcha Company.

Some courses I've taken and excelled in that are related to the open position include:

  • Database Management
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Managerial Accounting Principles
  • Website Development

I assisted the owner of a local balloon business, Balloon Zoo, with the creation of a marketing plan to include in a business plan when seeking financing. I also maintained the business website and optimized the content so it performed well in internet searches.

I'm attaching my resume for your review and would love to meet with you for an interview. Thank you for taking the time to review my information.

All the best,
Jannae Higgins
[email protected]
(123) 456-7890

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1. Choose Keywords that Match the Position You Want

It’s common for hiring managers to use applicant tracking systems when searching for people to fill open positions. That makes it a virtual necessity to include keywords that help the system match your resume and cover letter to the internship.

The keywords you include in these key recruiting documents also provide a way to showcase your expertise, including courses you’ve excelled in and important tasks you’ve performed at jobs you’ve held while in school.

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2. Choose Life Experiences that are Relevant to the Internship

It’s common to have limited work experience when applying for work as an intern, so detailing your life experiences in your resume provides the opportunity to show a recruiter why you’re a great candidate.

This may include tasks you’ve performed at an after-school job, things you’ve participated in via clubs you’ve joined and leadership positions you’ve held within the community. Be sure to review the description of the internship and mention details that show your related experience.

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3. Use Consistent, Eye-Catching Formatting

Your cover letter and resume are your chance to make a first, and possibly only, impression on a hiring manager. Use spacing and formatting details that make your documents visually appealing. Avoid using playful fonts and switching from one font to another. Choose one font and stick with it.

Add bold headers to resume sections to make it easy for the recruiter to scan your information. This shows you respect the recruiter’s time, and it gives your resume a professional appearance.

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4. Highlight Education and Certifications Related to the Position

Highlight topics you’ve studied and certifications you’ve earned to show the recruiter your on-the-job potential. Never stretch the truth because that can backfire, but don’t be afraid to brag a bit about things you’ve done that make you a great fit for the internship.

If you don’t have anything that stands out to add, such as awards or certificates, consider adding a few details about a time you successfully led a project using some of the skills required for the internship.