College Resume Template for Students and Graduates

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When writing your first resume, it can be difficult to know where to start. Below is a resume template for college students and college graduates, as well as advice on how to use the template.

The resume template lists the information you need to include on your resume when you're a college student or recent graduate.

How to Use a Resume Template

A template helps you with the layout of your resume. Templates also show you what elements need to be included in your resumes, such as your education and work history.

You should use a template as a starting point for your own resume. However, you should always personalize and customize your resume, so it reflects your skills and abilities, and the jobs you are applying for. For example, if a resume template does not include a list of skills, but you want to include one, you should do so.

Sample College Resume for Students and Graduates

Below is a sample college resume for students and graduates. Download the resume template (compatible with Google Docs or Word Online) or read the example below.

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College Resume Template

Contact Information
The first section of your resume should include information on how the employer can contact you.

First Last Name
Street Address (Home or School)
City, State Zip Code
Email Address

In the education section of your resume, list the college you attend or graduated from, the degrees you attained, and awards and honors you have earned. If you are still a college student or are a recent graduate, you may also include your GPA.

College, Degree
Awards, Honors

This section of your resume includes your work history. List the companies you worked for, dates of employment, the positions you held, and a bulleted list of responsibilities and achievements. If you have completed internships, it's fine to include them in the experience section of your resume. You can also list summer jobs.

Company #1
City, State
Dates Worked
Job Title

  • Responsibilities / Achievements
  • Responsibilities / Achievements

Company #2
City, State
Dates Worked
Job Title

  • Responsibilities / Achievements
  • Responsibilities / Achievements


Include athletics, clubs, organizations, and other college activities. If you held a position on a team (such as team captain) or in a club (such as president), you can mention this as well.

Club, Club Position, Years in Club

Sports Team, Team Position, Years on Team

Include skills related to the position/career field that you are applying for. These might include computer skills, language skills, or another type of skill related to the position. If you have any certifications related to these skills (such as CPR certification or certification in a particular computer program), you can list these here too.

Skill #1 (related certifications)

Skill #2 (related certifications)