Resume Sample - English


Alex Harrison

Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number, Email Address


Professional Summary

Creative, inquisitive journalist seeking an internship at the Kalamazoo Daily Paper. Applying in-depth knowledge of Kalamazoo and surrounding areas to provide a fresh perspective to the community.


  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Minors: Dance and Theatre, GPA: 3.59, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Expected: Month Year
  • Study Abroad in Historic English Literature, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Month Year-Month Year
  • WMU Signature: Civic Engagement

Related Experience

Community Organizer - Building Blocks, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year - Month Year

  • Facilitated neighborhood dialogues within my own economically and racially diverse community on home improvements, street improvements and overall beautification.
  • Addressed neighbors’ needs by connecting resources to people, such as funds, tools and resource centers, recognizing that home improvement work was a catalyst for greater neighborhood team building.
  • Utilized an education in conflict management to mediate individuals’ disparate priorities. 

Leader - International Student Program, Kalamazoo, MI, Summer, Year

  • Headed registration for incoming Western Michigan University international students.
  • Instructed international students on the rules and regulations of WMU’s campus to ensure they understood the campus’s norms.
  • Planned enthusiastic tours, providing emotional support, resources and advice. 

Communication Intern - Chambers of Commerce, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year - Month Year

  • Interviewed local business for weekly spotlights by using my communication skills and network.
  • Creatively advertised events happening in the Kalamazoo community on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Informed businesses, residents, and students about upcoming network opportunities to contribute to the organization’s goal of building a more connected community in Kalamazoo.

Training and Certifications

Conflict Management Course, Kalamazoo MI, Month Year

  • Created and facilitated a class on how to manage conflict in a productive way.
  • Instructed students on how to manage conflict in a constructive and healthy way.

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