Political Science Graduate Resume Sample

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Summary of Qualifications

    • Honors graduate with proven accomplishments in international relations, event planning, public relations, writing, and editing
    • Documented experience within corporate, governmental, and academic environments in positions of significant responsibility
    • Consistently recognized by professors, peers, supervisors, and internship mentors for dedication, scholarship, and enthusiasm
    • Exceptional internship assignments, community volunteerism, writing and editing skills, and Microsoft Office proficiency

Academic Degree

   HUNTINGTON COLLEGE; Scholarville, New York
   Bachelor of Arts Degree (summa cum laude); December 2004
   Major: Political Science / Minor: English / GPA: 3.98

Honors & Awards

    • Class rank #3 of 1,700 / Dean’s List / Salutatorian / Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    • 4-Year scholarship from Huntington College Alumni Association / NYC Merit Scholar
    • Golden Key Honor Society / Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
    • Student-Faculty Disciplinary Committee / Huntington Student Senate

Special Projects

    • Competitively selected for 12-student seminar class, “The Presidency of Bill Clinton,” featuring roundtable discussion with former President in person. Interviewed by CNN, Fox, and ABC.
    • Received Huntington Library Research Competition Award for research paper, “Trends in the National Education Association,” expanded as Senior Thesis for Independent Study.
    • Earned top honors for term project, “Examination of Lenox Hill Upscale Neighborhood of Manhattan, New York,” exploring race, gender, income distribution, data, and observational data.

Internship Experience

   Foreign Policy Event Planner & Editorial Intern; Spring 2004 & Fall 2004

    • Planned events for foreign policy briefings for diplomats, ambassadors, and VIPs, including award ceremonies for Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and other dignitaries.
    • Coordinated conferences: “Cultural Underpinnings of Security in the Middle East,” and “Roundtable on Reform & Human Development in the Muslim World.” Conducted research and compiled grant applications.

   URBAN CENTER for ACADEMIC SKILLS; Scholarville, New York
   Creative Writing Program Volunteer Intern; Summer 2003 & Fall 2003 

    • Facilitated and implemented sustainable partnership project between Huntington students and urban, low-income, failing high school students. Mentored students in the creative writing and creative expression process.
    • Conducted successful search to recruit Huntington professor as program sponsor, initiated grantwriting and fundraising activities, and collaborated with existing Arts in Education programs to enhance student writing capabilities.

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   Television Production Intern; Summer 2002

    • Worked on studio set of new Stephen King television series, “Kingdom Hospital.” Coordinated communication between stage and production office for 2-hour pilot and 15 episodes of ABC primetime series filmed in Vancouver, B.C.
    • Organized and attended original cast party featuring stars Andrew McCarthy, Dianne Ladd, and Ed Begley. Worked in costume room for one week. Created searchable contact database during pre-production phase.

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