As I said, this weekend is all about working on my new resume and cover letter. Let’s see what’s different from the previous one!
What is my goal?
The first thing to consider before doing a resume is to know who I will send it to. In my case, I have 3 “targets”:
- The main ones: Acoustical Consultants. After all, this is why this website was made. From the beginning, I thought about becoming an acoustical consultant and now, this is the time to send them a resume for an internship.
- The new ones: Laboratories. I never thought about sending a resume to a lab team. However, I realized this summer that I missed science and math. And since I met some entrepreneurs that might need R&D, doing an internship in a lab could be worth the shot.
- The last ones: Other companies that might need acoustics or vibrations engineers. I don’t know a lot of them but if other companies could be interested in my profile, why not sending them a resume?
What has been changed?
Education: Focus on the projects
To me, the last academic year was the one from which I learnt the most of my current skills. I am not a master of acoustics, but I think I know more now and I know where I can find the right ressources. So I had to talk about it in my resume, especially about my school project.
If you read this blog for a long time, you might know that I did a school project with MANITOU Group last year. Our goal was to find non-empirical ways to acoustically characterize the disturbance of an engine. We were very successful and finally got the best grade of the school! So I had to talk about it in my resume and I present the 4 main topics of the project.
Work Experience: Goodbye McDonald’s
Thanks to my experience this summer at West General Acoustics, my experience at McDonald’s doesn’t appear on my resume anymore. This was a good experience that partially funded my internship this summer, but I did so much things this summer that I had to remove it. Like my school project, I present the 5 main things I did this summer at West General so people can understand better what I did.
Leadership & Activity: No major changes but reorganization
Talking about my school project and the past summer experience takes space on the resume. So I had to work on margins and spaces so everything could fit on one page. However, it was still not enough. So I decided to reorganize this section. I reduced the space about my school clubs because this is something I was involved in 2014/15 and I won’t be as involved in them this academic year because I leave ENSIM in March.
The final result can be downloaded below. It seems to be full of information and I hope that I found a good way to make it look organized. This resume will be sent to the different companies I aim to work at during October and see who will be interested!
Tomorrow will be about writing my new cover letter. And since every one of them will be different, I won’t talk about it in this article. Anyway, I am on track to find the next internship now!