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A Resume Assignment Highlighting Experiences and Skills of Sociology Students
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Keywords

resume career sociology skills

How to Cite

Virnoche, Mary. 2022. “A Resume Assignment Highlighting Experiences and Skills of Sociology Students”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. https://trails.asanet.org/article/view/resume-assignment.

Abstract

This submission includes resume assignment details and resources used in a required, one-unit Sociology Professional Development Seminar. This submission includes a rubric to support development of the resume as well as the (peer) review process. The rubric emphasizes expectations for including Sociology skills. I also include a sample resume that is a...

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Usage Notes

We use this assignment in our professional development seminar required for students in their second or third year of a 4-year degree plan. Early models of career support primarily located mentoring and development in student support services or through informal advising with faculty. More recently we have seen shifts toward scaffolding of professional...

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Develop professional job search materials

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. prepare a satisfactory or above resume that includes specialized skills and experiences developed in sociology academic training
  2. prepare a quality peer review of a resume by appropriately applying resume rubric

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