An exceptional resume is key to the professional realm, submit yours for a chance to win a bookstore goodie bag and more!

The Career and Community Engagement Center is proud to announce the start of the 2nd Annual Resume Challenge: a student contest where students submit their resume to a panel of judges and an exceptional resume is selected for each class year.

This year, the submission period will begin on Friday, April 23rd and end on Sunday, May 2nd.

Selected students win a swag bag of bookstore goodies and apparel plus a feature on SEC social media! Winning resumes are also immortalized as an example for others to reference! (Personal information is removed before sharing.)

To participate, begin by creating/improving your resume using these resources and having a conversation with our Student Career Advisors. You can schedule an appointment over Handshake or pop in to their drop-in hours.

Then, finalize your submission by submitting your resume to the Handshake posting named “Resume Challenge – The Career and Community Engagement Center”! Winners will be notified the second week of May.

Resumes will be reviewed by a panel of professionals representing various industries. Resumes are judged based on three categories: organization & formatting, content & clarity, and holistic feel & representation. See Submission Requirements for complete submission guidelines.  

Helpful Resources

  1. Browse the resume resources here, including helpful resume samples, templates, and tips.
  2. Refine your resume by attending virtual drop-in hours or schedule a resume review with our Student Career Advisors or Career and Community Engagement Center Staff to get professional opinions and suggestions.
  3. Watch these Resume Challenge webinars for beginner and pro tips. 
  4. Email us at sec_info@whitman.edu with any questions and we are happy to assist you!