Residence Life

Division of Student Services

Your HA Resume

Your resume should include the following:

Name, address, and telephone number

List both Reed and home, if different.

Education

List class (freshman/sophomore/junior/senior), major, and expected date of graduation.

Relevant Experience

List any experience, paid or unpaid, from high school or college, which showcases skills valuable to being a House Advisor.  Work experience, volunteer activity, student group involvement, and Residence Hall participation may all be appropriate.  When listing experience, include a concise description of your responsibilities and achievements.  To keep things short, use sentences that begin with action verbs. Entries are customarily listed in reverse chronological order.  Stress the positive--instead of writing "O-Group Leader-Helped new students", try "Orientation Group Leader-Responsible for orienting 12 new students to Reed College through designing and implementing a volunteer activity." Focus on personal contributions and accomplishments.

Skills

Indicate any relevant training or up-to-date certifications that you have (e.g. First Aid Training, CPR).

Interests

List personal information that gives the reader a better sense of you as a person (e.g. hobbies, interests, and travel).

References

List names, addresses, and phone numbers at the bottom of the resume or on a separate sheet. 

 

IN THE WORLD OF RESUMES, APPEARANCES ARE EVERYTHING

Keep it neat and clean, use white space to create a nice flow, emphasize what's important, indent text masses, and proofread! Edit carefully, and have others read it to avoid any grammatical problems, spelling mistakes, or factual errors.  Contact Career Services to have your resume critiqued before you submit it to Residence Life.

Contact Res Life

res.life@reed.edu
Phone: 503/777-7536
Fax: 503/517-7691
Office: 28 West,
5436 SE 28th Ave.

Amy Schuckman

Assistant Dean
503/517-7834

Clea Taylor

Director of Housing
503/517-7429

Hours

Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;
closed noon–1 p.m.

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