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Resumes and CVs

The purpose of your resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae) is to obtain an interview. Therefore, it is a good idea to update your resume or CV every six months or whenever you complete an experience.

What is the difference between a resume and a CV?

  • A CV is typically longer in length and is needed when applying for positions in medicine, academia, or a scientific profession.
  • A resume is typically one or two pages in length and is used to apply for all other types of positions.
  • Most   MPH   students will need a resume for their careers.
  • A CV is common for Ph.D. students, professors, and medical doctors. A CV includes a list of publications and presentations.

To get started creating or updating your resume, view these resources:

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For more help or to determine if you should use a resume or CV, review these   slides   from the   NIH   Office of Intramural Training & Education presentation titled Job Search Documents for Professional Scientists.

Cover Letters

Sometimes you will need to submit a cover letter with your resume or CV. A cover tells an employer what position you are applying for, why you are interested in the position and the organization, and what relevant skills, experience, and education you can bring to the position.

Tips for writing a strong cover letter:

  • Follow standard business letter format. Align everything to the left, do not indent, set the format to single space, and double space between paragraphs.
  • Address your letter to a specific person (Mr., Ms., or Dr.). Review the organization’s website to find out who the supervisor of the position is and address the letter to him or her.
  • Write a new cover letter for each position you apply to. Avoid sending the same letter to multiple employers.
  • Look at the job description of the position. Highlight required qualifications listed and the job duties. In the second paragraph of your cover letter, highlight the skills you possess that the employer wants.
  • The cover letter should provide new content that is not as easily available on your resume or CV. The cover letter is an opportunity to tell the employer why you want to work at their organization and why you are a good fit for the position.

To get started creating or updating your cover letter, view these resources:

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Whether you need help with homework or finding a job, the University of Miami is there for you. Here are just some of the resources available to UM students.

Camner Academic Resource Center (ARC)  

The ARC helps students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators advance their potential and manage success. The center provides support through tutoring, workshops, disability services, UMX (a course for new incoming students), learning specialists and faculty, as well as additional services for parents and academic support programs like the Independent Learning Initiative. Peer tutoring is offered in a wide selection of courses. Tutoring is available individually or in groups during final review sessions. Students can also sign up for a variety of workshops, including time management, effective note-taking, and surviving finals. Meet the Assistant Dean of the Camner Center . 

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UM provides students interested in health careers access to advising and mentoring, student career guides, pre-health clubs, and state-of-the-art healthcare technology and resources. Get to know the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring .  

The Launch Pad

A part of the Toppel Career Center, the Launch Pad offers career guidance, resources, and advice to entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors at the University of Miami. The basic goal of the Launch Pad is to show UM students and alumni that starting a new venture is a solid career path. It also encourages initiating the venture in South Florida, to contribute to the economic growth of the region.

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The UM Libraries  provide faculty, students, researchers, and staff with the highest quality access to collections, information services, learning support, and digital expertise.

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The Math Lab provides tutoring to any student enrolled in an undergraduate math course at the University of Miami. Tutoring is available on a walk-in basis. The Math Lab is staffed by mathematics graduate students and undergraduate peer tutors with a Math major or minor.

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The Office of Academic Enhancement (OAE) fosters a community of support for students that emphasizes academic excellence, campus engagement, and professional development with a core focus on serving underrepresented and first-generation populations. Through mentoring, the OAE connects students to opportunities and resources that maximize their experience at the University of Miami and beyond.  

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Whether you’re a degree-seeking student or first-year alumni, the Toppel Career Center can help you uncover your true calling, gain relevant job skills, apply for internships and job opportunities, and even help you navigate through the graduate school application process. You can participate in interview and resume writing workshops, career assessments, and more. 

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The Writing Center at the University of Miami offers free, one-on-one assistance with all types of writing concerns. The Writing Center can help students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final revisions.  

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Miami Herbert’s robust professional development program enables you to explore various career paths and how well they may suit your interests. Starting a productive career after college may mean pursuing a corporate industry opportunity, going to graduate school, or a host of other meaningful options. However, finding the choice that is right for you requires thoughtful and intentional decision-making. We get you started right away, and we work hand-in-hand with your academic advisors to ensure you are in the academic curriculum that helps you get moving quickly.

As a first-year student, you learn to prepare a professional resume and a LinkedIn page. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors have access to numerous workshops, including job search bootcamps that are immersive, multi-day trainings over a one-week period, several of which include specialized programs for specific career searches in finance and marketing. Students may also take advantage of individualized career coaching, which may include discussions about major/minor selection as it relates to career choice, resume review sessions, job search and networking strategy, and mock interviews and other interview preparation.

Miami Herbert’s professional development team works closely with specific employers who offer information and recruitment activities specifically for business students to secure internships or full-time placement opportunities. 

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It's never too early to focus on your professional development. Gaining work experience during college is crucial for your future career success! Take a look at the open internship & job opportunities listed below.

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Sophomore Kickstart  This event assists sophomores in framing a summer internship search, learning about internships of upper-class students, and beginning the process of resume-building and networking.

Job Search Boot Camp  The Internship Boot Camp for juniors and Job Search Boot Camp for seniors are intensive programs that sharpen students’ capacity to edit their resume content, practice their interviewing skills, and develop a personalized networking plan for the junior summer internship search and permanent employment post-graduation.

Advanced Networking Training Students learn the essential skills for connecting, building, and leveraging new professional relationships.

Interview Training The interview coach conducts a mock interview or gets students up to speed on the latest behavioral questions at the “heart” of most interview processes.

Negotiating Salary Landing the offer is great news, but students may need some help honing the negotiation skills, as addressed in this workshop, to also land the salary that works for their needs.

How to Wow in the Workplace! Success in Your Internship and Success in Your Work are small, interactive workshops that address specific internship and permanent employment scenarios that can arise. Coaches offer advice on best practices for ensuring success in the workplace.

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The following table reports placement statistics for the last cohort who graduated in four years from the Miami Herbert.

*Salary information is based on a student survey.

Class of 2024 data can be expected Spring 2025 due to the nature of data collection, which includes a 6-month follow-up, among other initiatives requiring time to prepare the data. This process follows the protocol put forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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The Goldstein-Milo Marketing Scholars Program enables select high-performing sophomore and junior marketing majors to travel to New York City each year to meet with marketing executives from leading marketing companies, as well as to explore internship and employment opportunities with top company executives.

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Resume Creation:

Step 1: create a draft.

Start by checking out some sample resumes and creating a first draft.

Step 2: Online Revision

Next, upload your draft to   VMock , our resume feedback application, for review.

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Resumes and Curriculum Vitae:

A resume is a personal marketing tool used for communicating experiences and qualifications. It is important to have a well-crafted resume that is easy to read, free of errors and actively demonstrates what you have accomplished. Resumes will vary in look and layout depending on the intention and your unique background. 

You may need a resume when applying for a job, an internship, a student group, a scholarship or graduate school.

Curriculum Vitae

A curriculum vitae, or CV, is typically used when applying for opportunities in academic, scientific, research and medical fields. Many fellowships and grants also require a CV. A CV contains similar information to a resume but provides more detail in relation to your academic background, making it a longer document (at least 2+ pages).

Similarities Between a Resume and Curriculum Vitae

  • Both are your personal marketing tool and 'advertise' your skills, competencies, and accomplishments, education and experience.
  • Both should be customized to the position for which you are applying.
  • Both should convince the reader that you have the skills, experience, and knowledge that they seek; “why should we select you?” “How can you make an impact and contribute to the department, university, etc.?”
  • Both must be easy for the reader to scan and be clean, concise, relevant, organized, and professional in appearance. Even though a CV may be longer than a page, it should still be concise, easy to read, and directly related to the position.
  • Both should use action verbs and sentence fragments to describe your experiences; avoid pronouns.
  • Both should use font size 10-12 for the text (you may use larger for the caption and your name) and use easy to read fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri; minimize white space to create a professional and easy to read document, formatted with equal margins of ¾’ to 1’ on all four sides.

Anatomy of a Resume

Resumes highlight accomplishment statements that consist of: Skill verb = a strong action verb plus how or what your did. How did you demonstrate this skill - what did you do; can it be quantified, who did you work with? Why did you use the skill = what was the result or impact; what did you accomplish; how were people impacted; can it be quantified?

Formats of Your Resume

A variety of formats may be used in resume preparation. The two basic formats - the chronological and the functional - are briefly described, as is the combination approach. Each has certain advantages and disadvantages. Most students seeking summer jobs, internships, and jobs will find the chronological format the most convenient means of presenting their background to prospective employers.

The Chronological Approach

The chronological resume is the most common format currently in use. Sections on educational background and work experience are arranged in reverse chronological order - meaning you list your most recent experiences first and work backwards. Most recent college graduates will want to list their educational background first, and then describe their work experience.

The Functional Approach

The functional resume, while more difficult to construct than the chronological, can specifically emphasize qualifications, skills, and related accomplishments. Rather than listing experiences and qualifications in chronological order, the functional resume organizes skills into functional categories, such as Leadership, Technical, and Interpersonal. Many job seekers with varied work experience or those who want to change careers tend to prefer this format. This format is not typically recommended for most Miami students. If you are considering using this type of resume, please contact your career advisor for assistance.

The Combination Approach

Hybrid format that highlights your marketable skill sets and provides a brief description of your work experience.

Contact Header

Your resume heading should contain the following information:.

A professional email address

Phone number

Link(s) to professional networking site(s) or personal website

Your local or home address, but most people choose to not include their address

It is becoming increasingly popular to include links to your online portfolio, LinkedIn profile, a personal website, or even professional social media accounts to drive an employer to view your online personal brand as well. If you add a link to online accounts, please be aware of the practice for your career field. Students may add various visual separators such as a straight line or box to make their heading stand out.

Objective or Summary (Optional)

Is an objective or a professional summary a better option for you?

Writing an Objective

Should you include an objective statement? The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) states that there is no real agreement on this. Some employers look for an objective and others think it is unnecessary. NACE goes on to state that if you do include an objective, make sure your objective is well crafted and tells potential employers the kind of work you hope to do. Tailor it to each employer you target and every job you seek.

The objective is a concise, one-or two-sentence statement that appears as the first major section of your resume. It communicates two things: what sort of job you are seeking, and what skills you have to offer. Your objective may be oriented to:

  • The position - for example, A position as a social worker providing services for the aged.
  • The field - for example, Desire a position in the social service field working with youth.
  • Your skills - for example, A position utilizing my counseling, research, and proposal writing skills.
  • A combination - for example, Seeking a position as a public relations officer in a medical facility. Wish to utilize my skills in communications, needs analysis, and photography.

General recommendations:

  • Be work centered rather than self centered. Focus on what you have to offer, not what you want the employer to offer you. Avoid objectives that sound like this: An entry-level position which will offer plentiful opportunities for professional training and career advancement.
  • Be as targeted as possible. If you know the position and/or the field you want, state this in the objective (as long as it matches the positions for which you are applying).
  • Beware of stating an unrealistic career goal. Do not state a career goal for which you are unqualified. Your objective must reflect a goal which you are capable of achieving with your present skills and qualifications.
  • Do not use trite expressions as a challenging entry-level position and/or opportunity for advancement into management.

Writing a Summary Statement

A summary statement is a brief description of your resume that highlights certain skills and accomplishments that you believe are most desirable for an employer or industry. The summary can be quite impactful if written correctly, and is one way you can help the employer understand what you bring to the position of your professional brand.

If you choose to write a summary statement, a good place to begin is analyzing your skills and accomplishments and match them to the industry you are trying to obtain a career in. Decide on your top skills and begin compiling them in a strategic way to make it clear for the reader how and why you would be a great candidate to interview. The summary should entice the reader to look further into your experiences.

The format of the summary statement can either be in paragraph or bulleted format and should be as brief as possible yet still be a well-rounded summation of your top skills and accomplishments. You may choose to bold or italicize words to further enhance top skills.

Below are examples of a summary statement in paragraph format:

The education section of your resume can include the following sections:

  • Your degree(s), institution(s) from which the degree(s) was/were earned
  • Major(s), Minor(s), and additional course concentrations
  • Grade-Point-Average (Career Center suggests listing a GPA if it is above a 3.04.0, or if the job application requires a GPA)
  • Membership in honorary societies
  • Dean's List citations
  • Study Abroad or International Experience

As an alternative, you may include your academic honors in an Honors and Activities section. High school education information is not necessary to include within the Education section after your sophomore year. First and second year students can list education and experiences from high school.

Experiences

Work experiences (this can be paid or unpaid experiences).

Before committing your experience to the printed page, you may find it helpful to first outline this information according to:

  • Position held
  • Name and location of the organization
  • Dates employed or involved
  • Responsibilities
  • Achievements and/or significant contributions
  • Demonstrated abilities and skills

First describe your responsibilities using action words such as created, planned, analyzed, or initiated. Show you are a doer. A list of action words is included in the Resources tab to assist you.

Next think about the transferable skills you gained from each experience. Transferable skills can include, but are not limited to:

  • Oral or written communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Working effectively in a team
  • Research or analytical skills

They are transferable because you build on them and carry them with you as you move from job to job. Employers often value these abilities as much as, if not more than, technical skills.

For each job, develop (typically) two to four phrases or sentences, using your list of action words and transferable skills, which describe your key responsibilities, achievements, and results. When possible, quantify the results.

Students who have been self employed as house painters, childcare workers, etc. should be certain to mention this experience. Do not overlook the importance of including any volunteer work you may have done. Properly presented, your recent work experiences will be of interest to prospective employers.

General Do's and Don'ts of Experience:

  • Do include your college work experience with any quantifiable terms
  • Do include 2-4 bullets per job
  • Do list bullets in order of importance
  • Do highlight transferable skills and use action verbs to describe key responsibilities, achievements, and results
  • Do highlight the most relevant ones in more detail
  • Don't include high school experience unless it represents the only work experience you have r you are a first/second year student
  • Do highlight any promotions you have received while working for the same employer
  • Do use the correct tense for a current position vs. past tense for a completed position

How to Write a Compelling Bullet Point

It is important to make sure you are telling your story in a complete way and not just listing tasks you completed. In order to write a great bullet point, you can follow the formula:

Action verb + context + result + quantity

Below are examples of experience entries:

  • Planned and implemented a recognition luncheon for 50 members of the faculty and staff on campus
  • Greet shoppers, scan items for purchase, and handle cash register
  • Mentored and encouraged a local 5th grader through tutoring and playing sports
  • First employee of company to learn and test new 3-D drafting software, Solid Edge and created the company's first drawings in this application

Extracurricular Involvement/Honors/Volunteer Work

If you have been involved in campus or community organizations and/or have received academic honors, these should be indicated in your resume. Memberships in nationally recognized professional associations are also worthy of inclusion, and be sure to write out all organization abbreviations.

Be aware, however, of simply laundry listing your affiliations. Most employers can spot mere resume fillers at a glance.

Be especially certain to include and describe any of your leadership roles in activities - such as offices held, project chairs or leads, and the like. Some students may choose to treat leadership roles as entries for work examples.

Research/Capstone

Students may choose to highlight any academic related experience that is related to their major and/or position they are applying for. Students with significant research experience may also include information about the projects they have been involved with, what professor they conducted the research with, and the result of the research studies. Capstone coursework is often significant for students to list on their resume and should include a description of the project, their role, and the end result.

Certifications/Skills

You may wish to include a Certifications or Skills section on your resume. Indicating skills will provide prospective employers with a more complete picture of your background and fit for the position. THis section of your resume should be brief.

Study Abroad

Remember to include your study abroad experience on your resume. Employers and graduate schools will view this experience as an example of intercultural competence, especially if you include a description or examples of the skills you developed and what you learned while abroad. Did you study another language or become proficient in a language? You may choose to include your study abroad experience under another category such as Related Experience, Teaching Experience, or Professional Experience.

If an employer requests references:

  • Your resume does not need to include the statement references available upon request.
  • Many online application system will simply provide a prompt for you to enter your references. They often want to know the contact information and how you know your reference.
  • Should you be asked to submit references in writing, prepare a separate page that lists the names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three to five references.
  • The reference list should be on the same high-quality stock of paper on which your resume is printed, and the contact header (your name and address, etc. should be identical to the resume.
  • Professors, current or former employers, or student organization advisors are sound choices, as opposed to family friends, clergy, or relatives.

How do I prepare my references?

Do not list a reference without first asking permission. In fact, it is a good idea to provide your references with a copy of your completed resume so they can speak knowledgeably about your background and qualifications if a prospective employer contacts them.

Other Sections to Include

You should feel free to include other sections and tailor your resume to your individual needs depending on the career industry or position you are applying for.

Other possible resume sections include:

  • Internship(s) experience
  • Special Skills
  • Languages Spoken
  • Sales Experience
  • Publications
  • Conference Presentations
  • Military Service
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Computer Skills
  • Class Projects

It is important to have your resume reviewed by Miami University Career Center staff so that your message is being conveyed accurately via the correct sections and organization on your resume.

Unique Qualities of a CV

In the United States, a CV is designed for an academic setting or research facility and includes categories that reflect academic experiences, research, or teaching related.

CV Overview

  • Tend to be longer than resumes, because they include lists of publications, classes taught, committee work, lectures, and conference presentations.
  • Should “follow the conventions of your field!” Different academic disciplines have different standards and expectations, especially as it relates to the order of the categories and how you list your experiences.  Make sure to talk with a professor or advisor about the standards in your area.
  • Should have categories that are strategically ordered and titled with the most important information on the first page.
  • Have no page limits, but are usually two to five pages for graduate students.  Your professors’ will be much, much longer.
  • Place the most relevant categories first. 

Components of a CV

May include some combination of the following and take into consideration what are most relevant to the position:

  • Honors & Awards
  • Teaching Experience
  • Research Experience
  • Presentations & Lectures
  • Professional Associations
  • Professional Competencies
  • Teaching Interests
  • Professional Interests
  • Committee Appointments
  • Research Interests
  • Foreign Study
  • Credentials
  • Professional Certification
  • Scholarships

Order Matters

Remember, the order you use for your categories depends on the position, what is most important for that position, and the standard format of your field.

  • Should always have your name on the top of each page, except the first page which will have your complete name and contact information; include page numbers on all subsequent pages.
  • Remember to ask someone to review your CV prior to submission.

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Resume Writing Do's and Don'ts

Resume resources, action verbs to use on a resume, communication/people skills.

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Creative Skills

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  • Photographed
  • Revitalized

Data/Financial Skills

  • Administered

Helping Skills

  • Facilitated
  • Rehabilitated

Management/Leadership Skills

  • Consolidated
  • Coordinated
  • Established
  • Strengthened

Organizational Skills

  • Systematized

Research Skills

  • Investigated

Teaching Skills

Technical skills.

  • Constructed

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While your resume highlights your accomplishments in a format that more closely resembles a list, your LinkedIn profile is your opportunity to tell your story through a narrative, and to provide examples of your work using a portfolio or links to projects, volunteer activities, photos, etc. Your LinkedIn profile shouldn’t be a regurgitation of your resume, rather it should compliment it and show an employer another way to understand who you are as a potential employee.

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Master’s Student Resume Samples

Your resume is individual to you, your experiences, skills, and education. These sample resumes are not intended to be used as a template. The job/internship description defines the content of the resume; therefore, you will have more than one resume as you apply for various opportunities. Using action verbs , providing context/details, describing transferable skills, and including results/impacts in the bullet points of the experience section are key elements to an effective resume. In addition, it is important to think strategically about who will be reviewing your resume.  

The sample resumes below show both strengths and areas for improvement, which are listed to the right of the document. For more information and assistance with writing an effective resume, we recommend that you view the formatting checklist and resume resources below. We also have online resume books connected with career fairs , so be sure to upload yours in advance of the relevant fair. Finally, we encourage you to schedule an advising appointment on our Handshake platform to have your resume reviewed by Career Services.

Here are some general formatting guidelines to get you started with the formatting. Remember to always be consistent throughout the document:

  • Your margins are at least 0.65” on all sides and your font size is at least 10pt.
  • Your section headers are all spelled correctly (spellcheck does not automatically check words in ALL CAPS).
  • You have provided your official degree (e.g. “Candidate for Master of _____”).
  • You have included cities and states for each experience and formatted them consistently. (Make sure locations are listed in the same place for each experience and use two-letter state abbreviations).
  • All your experiences have dates, including months or seasons, and are formatted consistently. (Be especially mindful of alignment, spacing, how you abbreviate months, and dashes: – versus – ).
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Resume Sample Type

Master of environmental studies (mes).

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Key Features:

  • One page with good, consistent formatting
  • Clear descriptions within the bullets and uses good action verbs to describe the skill/responsibility/project
  • Includes result/impact/outcome when possible
  • Dates placed on the right-hand side to keep the reader’s focus on the position title and experience – not when it was done

Advice we might give for this resume:

  • Include quantifiable elements that help to make the experiences more tangible and specific for the reader to understand
  • Include relevant coursework under the master’s program if the courses are related to the job position/field
  • Add a “graduate student” entry to the professional experience section to highlight key coursework or student projects, and the specific skills used to do them

Master of Public Health (MPH)

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Key Features for MPH resume:

  • 2 pages due to extensive experience and background
  • Clear descriptions within the bullets and uses good action verbs to describe the skill/responsibility/project.
  • Includes Presentations section given the nature of the field and if applicable for a research based role

Advice we might give for this MPH resume:

  • Move the dates from the degrees in the Education section to the right side (so that it is consistent alignment with the dates in the other sections)
  • Include relevant coursework under the Master’s Program in the Education section
  • Include a Summary Profile at top of resume to help give overview and highlights of experience

Master of Behavioral & Decision Sciences (MBDS)

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  • Put the Education section above the experience section since student is still enrolled in the master’s program
  • Add volunteer, leadership, or extracurricular experience if relevant to the position

School of Engineering & Applied Science

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Master of Architecture

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  • One page in length
  • Clear descriptions within the bullets and uses action verbs to describe the skill/responsibility/project
  • Organizes the skills section by category
  • Includes Activities (Extracurriculars) section
  • Highlights honors/awards
  • Include result/impact/outcome when possible
  • Use different action verbs in the experience section (the same verbs were used a few times)

Master of Landscape Architecture

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Key Features

  • Includes Leadership Experience section
  • Highlights competitions/awards
  • Make sure font style is consistent throughout the resume (there are currently two different font styles being used)

Master of City Planning

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Advice we might give for this resume

  • Add volunteer, leadership, or extracurricular experience as a separate section if relevant to the position 

Master in Law

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  • Include quantifiable elements that help to make the experiences more tangible and specific for the reader
  • Includes Leadership Section
  • Dates placed on the right-hand side to keep the reader’s focus on the position title and experience– not when it was done
  • Include relevant coursework under the master’s program if the courses are related to the job
  • position/field
  • Include result/impact/outcome for each position (when possible)
  • Instead of just having descriptions of what was done under the experience section bullet points, describe the transferable skills in action

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South Florida man shares story of love found, life saved all thanks to University of Miami

By Steve Maugeri

Updated on: May 17, 2024 / 6:48 PM EDT / CBS Miami

MIAMI — Chris Cunningham says he met his wife Jennifer through luck nearly 30 years ago. 

They were just sophomores at the University of Miami. Three months after meeting they were engaged. 

"Chris thinks it was a love at first sight," Jennifer said.

"Well it was for me. Apparently, it wasn't for her," Chris said.

"I think it's a little," Jennifer said. "I just say we are very lucky. Very lucky all of it."

Luck is also why Chris is cancer-free. His wife says his left eye looked different than the other. 

"I said, 'Dude what's wrong with your eye?' And [he] was like, 'What do you mean?'" Jennifer said.

"I was not feeling any physical symptoms at all," Chris said. "I was sick. I was not fatigued. I didn't have any pain."

But, he did have a cluster of cells behind his eye. A surgeon removed half of it, and then the Cunninghams were referred back to where they first met: the U.

Dr. Ney Alves is their oncologist at UM's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He diagnosed Chris with a rare type of lymphoma, called MALT lymphoma . He had to do several tests on Chris, including his bone marrow, since he says the cancer can spread. 

He says they were lucky to have spotted it at an early stage since he says there aren't always clear signs of this type of cancer. 

"Patients picked up diagnosed at an early stage have an excellent prognosis," Alves said. "Chances of cure and chances of long-term survival are excellent." 

Chris went through fifteen sessions of radiation therapy in three weeks, finishing up in December. In March of this year, he became cancer-free.

"It gave us my education," Chris said. "It gave me my life. It gave me love. And it saved my life." 

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Steve Maugeri joined the CBS News Miami team in April 2024. Steve has always loved the beach and is excited to live this close to the ocean within a major city as well!

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