Writing a résumé was one of the most challenging projects I worked on during my college and high school career. However, it was probably the most important. A résumé is more than a piece of paper. It tells people who you are without a face-to-face interaction. Here are some of my tips for shaping your résumé and getting your dream internship!
1. Make a document for all activities, work experiences, and skills to date. Having a specific and up-to-date résumé will make it easier when deadlines approach. I have a document with all my accomplishments and jobs, so I can pull information from this page to make a specific résumé for each position I apply to.
2. Write an objective. At the top of the résumé, add what your goal is and why you are submitting an application. For example, Objective: To obtain the Hoard’s Dairyman Summer Editorial Internship.
3. Add a skills section. My résumé in high school did not have this section at the bottom, but in college I wanted to highlight my skills. A skills section tells the employer where you are most proficient. In addition, it explains what areas most interest you such as calf care or animal husbandry. A few of the skills listed on my resume are social media, communication, and attention to detail.
4. Print out and review. Have a friend review your résumé and check for spelling errors. Read your resume out loud to catch any errors.
Elise Regusci grew up on her family's farm in Modesto, Calif. Regusci attends Cal Poly University, majoring in dairy science with an agricultural communication minor. On campus, she is the Los Lecheros Dairy Club Ag Council representative and a member of the Cal Poly dairy judging team. Regusci was the 2016 Brown Swiss Youth Ambassador and was the 2017 Hoard's Dairyman summer editorial intern.