Including Your Living & Learning Program in Your Resume

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Anonymous
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When building your resume, you’ll find that there are certain experiences that share a unique transitive factor that makes them difficult to organize into specific sections. The crossover between these sections means there is a flexibility as to how you may choose to organize your resume. The most common way I have seen this issue rear its head is in the case of living-and-learning communities.

Written by Danno Lemu, Peer Career Educator

For those of you who may be unaware, living-and learning programs are residential communities present at the university. They offer students resources and information that accompany the courses they would be required to take.

Intricacies into what you do within your program may vary, but the overall purpose is usually the same: the program coordinators work to facilitate the growth of their students and ensure said individuals are a part of an intimate, wholesome living environment that promotes a deeper understanding of course material. Now, what students find most difficult about these experiences (in relation to their resume) is communicating them in a manner that is both clear and succinct, yet still descriptive. So how can you get started? Well below you can find a resume containing living and learning programs formatted in three differing ways: Education, Volunteer Experience, and Honors. Each method mentioned is an acceptable manner of including the experience on your resume.

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Education: This is the more frugal method of including your program in your resume. It allows you to get across the general purpose of the program and what you did during your time as a member, and while it may prevent you from outlining your specific duties, it is very helpful for students looking to condense their resume.

Volunteer Experience: This is the most well thought out format for living-and-learning community. It requires the program to be formatted as an experience, meaning it must include 2-5 bullet points outlining what was done, how it was done, and why it was done.

Honors: This is the least descriptive manner of including your program on your resume. Generally, I would tend to recommend that you avoid this format, as it provides no detail as to the content of the program.


And there you have it! These are just a few ways in which you can include your living-and-learning program into your resume. But don’t forget, these are just suggestions and its completely fine to deviate as long as you can identify the reason why!