Writing the resume for newly graduated student is quite different from the experienced personnel because they don’t have working experience to add in the resume. This is not the problem because this section is dedicated for someone who just graduates from the collage.
You may start with your personnel information as address, telephone number, email, etc. Then you need to add the objective why you are applying for this position. Your objective should be precise because many people write so long objective but employers don’t understand what the new students want.
Next is the middle part of your resume which should be easy to read. The middle description should include your educational background, your experiences when you are in the school, your technical knowledge, your computer skill, etc. The most important of this section is your educational background. When you mention your education, you need to start with your recent degree including your degree with date, university name and the grade.
Additionally, if you have an internship experience, this information should be included in your resume too because many employers will seek the people who has the same experience for the position. You should mention the joining date of the position that you are working for and the company name.
Example of Newly Graduated Student Resume Applying For Reservoir Engineering Position
44-46 Morningside Road
Objective: Seeking for the appropriate position of reservoir engineer.
Heriot-Watt University, UK – June 2010
Honors degree in Petroleum Engineering. GPA 3.70
Irvine High School, Canada – June 2006
Graduated with high honors in mathematics and science.
British Petroleum (BP), UK – Summer 2009
Assisted senior reservoir engineers to determine the optimum oil recovery in the BP05 reservoir. Designed gas lift for two wells using Nodal Analysis. Studied in rock properly of deep deposition carbonate rock to determine the potential of drilling into deep reservoir (>4,000 meters from the seabed).
Chevron, UK – Summer 2008
Performed pressure transient analysis to determine reservoir properties as wellbore skin, shape of reservoir, etc. Researched the feasibility of converting the normal wells into gas lift wells.
Extra Curricular Activities
- A member of SPE student chapter in UK
- Organized photography club for two years
Computer: Microsoft Office (word, excel, access, powerpoint), Reservoir engineering tool kits, KAPPA – Pressure transient analysis, Merak VOLTS reserves.
Language: English, Spanish and French