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Career Service Office • Cazenovia College • Williams Hall • 315.655.7191 2013-2014 Resume Writing Introduction Your resume is your personal marketing tool that outlines your skills and experiences for a specific position and a specific employer. Your goal is to demonstrate how you can contribute to the employer's workplace. The most effective resumes are those that clearly tie the employer’s needs and requirements with the applicant’s education, work and other related experiences. While you may meet the requirements for the position you are applying for, your resume may be overlooked if it does not clearly identify how you fit within the organization and the position. Know as much as you can about the duties and skills required for the jobs you are applying for. You can access companies’ websites, speak with people who work for the companies you are applying to and research companies’ through trade and business journals and associations. How do you know your resume is effective? If you send it out and employers are calling you for interviews, then your resume works and you don't need to change it. If you are not getting responses from employers you may want to consider making some changes. Resume FAQs How long should my resume be? You have probably heard many people tell you that your resume should be only one page. Some others may have told you that if your resume is longer than one page, an employer will not read it. While it is true that the average time an employer (or the company’s computer) will initially scan/review your resume may be as little as 30 seconds, the length of your resume should adequately reflect your experiences and education. For some this means that a resume will be longer than one page. The bottom line is that there really is no rule on how long a resume should be. Your task is to develop a resume that speaks to the employers’ needs. You, as the job seeker, must be willing to rearrange and reword your resume for multiple jobs. Please consider the following when deciding on resume length: Where are you in your career? If you are a new professional, you can probably easily fit your experiences and qualifications on one page. But if you decide to use a second page, make sure that the information on the second page is worth the employer’s time to read. If you just cannot fit that last line on your resume, see your Career Services Office for assistance. However, if you have a few years of experience, you may find that more than one page is needed to fully explain and highlight your career experiences. What is your career area/industry? Depending on the industry, the length of your resume will vary. Those in education tend to have longer resumes, especially those who are seeking careers in higher education. If you are seeking a position in accounting, concise and to the point is best. State your qualifications, education, GPA and experience. Many words on an accounting resume will not impress the employer. Those who are seeking creative careers need to demonstrate their brand on their resume and can usually do so on one page in the beginning of their careers. Again, if you choose to use more than one page, make sure there is relevant information on the second page and that you carry through your brand and design. Should I include all of my work experiences on my resume? Know the difference between a resume and a job application. Your resume should contain all the qualifications and education you have for a position. This means that you may not have room for every job you have held in your life. Select the experiences that are related to your industry for your resume. You may be asked to complete an employment application where you will be required to include all jobs you have had and every school you have attended. Using headings on your resume that include the terms “Relevant Experience” will say to the employer that you have listed selected jobs and experiences to include on your resume that are related to your career goal.

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  • Career Service Office • Cazenovia College • Williams Hall • 315.655.7191 2013-2014

    Resume Writing Introduction

    Your resume is your personal marketing tool that outlines your skills and experiences for a specific position and a

    specific employer. Your goal is to demonstrate how you can contribute to the employer's workplace. The most

    effective resumes are those that clearly tie the employer’s needs and requirements with the applicant’s education, work

    and other related experiences. While you may meet the requirements for the position you are applying for, your

    resume may be overlooked if it does not clearly identify how you fit within the organization and the position. Know as

    much as you can about the duties and skills required for the jobs you are applying for. You can access companies’

    websites, speak with people who work for the companies you are applying to and research companies’ through trade

    and business journals and associations.

    How do you know your resume is effective? If you send it out and employers are calling you for interviews, then your

    resume works and you don't need to change it. If you are not getting responses from employers you may want to consider making

    some changes.

    Resume FAQs

    How long should my resume be? You have probably heard many people tell you that your resume should be only one page. Some others may have told

    you that if your resume is longer than one page, an employer will not read it. While it is true that the average time an

    employer (or the company’s computer) will initially scan/review your resume may be as little as 30 seconds, the length of

    your resume should adequately reflect your experiences and education. For some this means that a resume will be longer

    than one page. The bottom line is that there really is no rule on how long a resume should be. Your task is to develop a

    resume that speaks to the employers’ needs. You, as the job seeker, must be willing to rearrange and reword your

    resume for multiple jobs. Please consider the following when deciding on resume length:

    Where are you in your career? If you are a new professional, you can probably easily fit your experiences and qualifications on one page. But if you decide to use a second page, make sure that the information on the second

    page is worth the employer’s time to read. If you just cannot fit that last line on your resume, see your Career

    Services Office for assistance. However, if you have a few years of experience, you may find that more than one

    page is needed to fully explain and highlight your career experiences.

    What is your career area/industry? Depending on the industry, the length of your resume will vary. Those in education tend to have longer resumes, especially those who are seeking careers in higher education. If you are

    seeking a position in accounting, concise and to the point is best. State your qualifications, education, GPA and

    experience. Many words on an accounting resume will not impress the employer. Those who are seeking creative

    careers need to demonstrate their brand on their resume and can usually do so on one page in the beginning of

    their careers. Again, if you choose to use more than one page, make sure there is relevant information on the

    second page and that you carry through your brand and design.

    Should I include all of my work experiences on my resume? Know the difference between a resume and a job application. Your resume should contain all the qualifications and

    education you have for a position. This means that you may not have room for every job you have held in your life.

    Select the experiences that are related to your industry for your resume. You may be asked to complete an employment

    application where you will be required to include all jobs you have had and every school you have attended. Using

    headings on your resume that include the terms “Relevant Experience” will say to the employer that you have listed

    selected jobs and experiences to include on your resume that are related to your career goal.

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    Where should internships and volunteer experience be listed on my resume? If the internship and volunteer experiences are related to the jobs you are applying for, include them in your “Relevant

    Experience” section. By including them here you are demonstrating a richer history and greater breadth of experience.

    As long as you are not implying that you have paid experience and list your experiences as internships or volunteer, you

    are being honest. Remember: Having experience does not always equal paid experience and unpaid experiences can be

    just as valuable.

    What format should I use to write my resume? DO NOT USE A RESUME TEMPLATE! While templates are convenient, many job seekers use them and they look very

    similar to each other. You and your resume are unique, like snowflakes and your fingerprints. Design and develop your

    own style that fits the industry and presents you in the best possible light.

    I know that a lot of job applicants exaggerate their work experiences and education to give them a better chance at getting a job. Is this a good way to get employers to look at my resume?

    Never lie or even exaggerate on your resume or anywhere in the job search process. Do be honest about your abilities

    and skills. Some job candidates undersell themselves and some oversell. Be honest. Ask those who know your work to

    evaluate how you have listed your experiences on your resume. Check with former supervisors, internship sites and

    professors. You must market yourself! Do not sell yourself short on your resume by being humble.

    Some brief notes on completing job applications –

    At some point in the application process you will be asked to complete a job application. It is very important that you are honest in answering the questions.

    If you have ever been terminated from a job you need to be honest about this. On applications, you may be asked to include why you left the jobs you have held. When answering the question “why did you leave your last

    position” (and if you were terminated) you can indicate in the space provided that you would prefer to discuss

    the answer to the question in person. It can be difficult to state why you were terminated in the small box

    provided to you and by stating that you would like the opportunity to discuss this in person you have indicated to

    the employer that you probably did not leave on amicable terms and the employer probably won’t be surprised

    when you are asked about it.

    o The key to handling a termination question is to explain what happened, accept responsibility for your actions and state what you have learned as a result of this situation.

    o You will find that many, if not most people have left jobs under less than ideal circumstances (even the employer you are speaking with). These days, most have experienced lay-offs and terminations. If you

    have, it does not mean that you are a bad person or that you are incompetent. There are many reasons

    why jobs don’t work out.

    o Be prepared to provide an answer to the termination question that is honest, palatable, and demonstrates that you have learned something from the experience. Believe it or not, employers can be

    very understanding.

    o Finally, when you sign a job application you are stating that you have been truthful on the application and that you have represented yourself honestly. If you lie on your job application you could be

    terminated immediately for falsifying your job application. Even an employee who has demonstrated

    many years of loyalty and skill will be fired if it is discovered that he/she has lied on their job application.

    If my experience is a perfect match for a job and my resume has been structured to address the qualifications and needs of the employer, can I be certain that I will get an interview?

    No. We have all read job postings where we see that we are perfectly matched for a job and everything on our resumes

    indicate that we would be excellent candidates for the job we are applying for. However, there will be times when you

    apply for jobs where you meet all the qualifications and you don’t get the interview. What happened? It’s hard to know.

    One thing about the job search process that you can count on is that there may be no apparent reasons why you get or

    don’t get an interview. Be careful that you do not assume that there is something wrong with you if you do not get an

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    interview. There are always things going on behind the scenes that you know nothing about that influences who gets an

    interview (and the job) and who does not.

    The job I am applying for requires me to apply online. What changes do I need to make to my resume and cover letter?

    You will find that many employers want to receive resumes, cover letters, references and even portfolios electronically.

    You can maintain the format of your documents by saving them as PDF files.

    Use an ASCII format. This format is a text only format and bullets and underlines cannot be used.

    What sections MUST be included on a resume? Do you have to have an Objective? What about a

    Qualifications Summary and References Available Upon Request?

    The sections that employers care about the most are those that clearly define your qualifications.

    Do include: o Education o Industry-Specific Skills and Related Experience o Including Additional Work Experience may demonstrate to an employer that you are dependable and

    have been given responsibility at a young age and this would be good information to include.

    There are optional sections for your resume. These are: o Objective o Summary of Qualifications o References Available Upon Request

    Depending on the type of position you are applying for and where you are in your career, you may find that some of the

    standard sections and phrasings on resumes are not needed.

    Recommend Types of Resumes There are a couple of different types of resumes to be used when applying for positions. Deciding which one to use

    depends on your history and experience.

    Please note: Employers prefer chronological resume formats. They are easy to read and lists information as it

    happens chronologically.

    Chronological Resume

    A chronological resume is the most common type of resume. It lists your work experience in reverse chronological

    order. Your most recent work experience is listed first, then the one prior to that and so on.

    Combined Chronological/Functional Resume

    As the name implies a combination resume format combines the functional and chronological resume formats. A

    combination resume format may allow you to be very specific when applying for positions. In a combination resume,

    work, education and other activities are listed in reverse chronological order, but within each work experience the

    information is listed in categories. An applicant who has had a position with varied responsibilities can list the tasks by

    category rather than a long list of non-related tasks and responsibilities. Group your tasks and create categories to help

    your accomplishments stand out.

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    Action Verbs Using action verbs to describe your accomplishments from previous employment, internships and volunteer work will strengthen

    the overall look and voice of your resume. Start each phrase or sentence with an action verb. Below is a list of action verbs. Also,

    use an online thesaurus to assist you.

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    Resume Reviews Always have your resume reviewed by several people. Make sure those who review your resume are able to be objective reviewers. Choose people in the industry that you are pursuing as they are probably most up to date on specific employers are seeking in a resume.

    The Career Services Office can also review your resume and answer any questions you may have about preparing and presenting your resume. We offer individual appointments and workshops to help you with resumes and any job search related needs or you may e-mail us your resume for review. Stop by to see us at 41 Lincklaen Street or contact us at (315) 655-7147 or [email protected]

    Resume "Dos & Don'ts" Resume "Dos"

    Do focus on accomplishments, skills, and results.

    Do state your summary clearly and concisely.

    Do use short phrases, not long and complex sentences.

    Do write in the active voice and avoid using "I," "me," "my," or "we."

    Do use strong action verbs and words. (Action Verbs)

    Do use a visually appealing format; white space is important. Avoid cluttered, overcrowded appearance.

    Do be consistent in all matters of style, punctuation, grammar, and format.

    Do use bullets, underlining, bold face and capitalization to create visual interest.

    Do highlight what is important, but be judicious.

    Do edit and proofread. Do it yourself and get others to help. Your resume must be absolutely error free!

    Do show verifiable accomplishments in terms of numbers, percentages or dollars. Use facts and figures.

    Do devote more space to most recent positions and less space to earlier positions.

    Do use a reverse chronological order in listing employers and educational degrees (most recent to earliest).

    Do be absolutely accurate and honest.

    Do keep in mind the reader of your resume; is it scan-able, readable, and interesting?

    Do use key words, "Microsoft Word" instead of "word processing." This is beneficial for businesses that utilize scanning software.

    Resume "Don'ts"

    Don't include personal information such as height, weight, eyes, hair-color or health status.

    Don't include discriminatory information such as race, religion, marital status, number of children or disability status.

    Don't include any misrepresentations or any statements that cannot be proven.

    Don't attach photograph.

    Don't use fancy binders or folders.

    Don't mention salary information unless requested by the employer.

    Don't show gaps in employment history.

    Don't use abbreviations, acronyms, or buzz-words where misunderstandings may result.

    Don't include unnecessary information. Include experiences and activities that are relevant to the position you are applying for.

    Don't overcrowd the page.

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    Resume Samples

    (This is a chronological format)

    Sam Champion Box 0000 • Cazenovia College • Cazenovia, New York 13035

    1212 West 233rd Street • Bronx, New York 11222 (000) 000-0000

    [email protected]

    EDUCATION

    Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, May 2012 Bachelor of Arts in English, Cumulative GPA: 4.0

    Selected to be Teaching Assistant for First Year Seminar, Fall 2009

    Hired as a Peer Mentor to assist incoming class with transition to college life, Fall 2009 Related course work: Creative Writing, Academic Writing, Psychology, Literature, Sociology, Effective Speaking Magnet Secondary School for Law, Journalism and Research Brooklyn, New York, 2008 Specialization and related course work: Law and Journalism

    WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE

    Law Office Intern, Cooper and Cooper, LLC, New York, New York, Summer 2009

    Assisted with administrative office functions

    Researched cases and provided summaries for paralegals and attorneys in preparation for trials and judgments Contributing Writer, Project REACH Newsletter, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, 2008 – 2009

    Write articles on campus activities, services and interview students for newsletter features

    Edit newsletters and write captions and titles Editor in Chief for Yearbook, Secondary School for Law, Brooklyn, New York, Spring 2008

    Proofread staff writers features and articles prior to publishing

    Managed editing staff of six

    Managed deadlines, assigned tasks, and consulted with reporters on story ideas

    Yearbook Design Team, Secondary School for Law, Brooklyn, New York, Spring 2008

    Designed and create several yearbook pages

    Collected pictures and modified for publication using I-design

    ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

    Office Assistant, Project REACH, Cazenovia, New York, September 2008 – Present

    Greet students, staff and faculty

    Provide administrative support to the office including filing, office errands, counting inventory and answering and directing phone calls

    COLLEGE ACTIVITIES

    Creative Writing and Poetry Club • Campus Activity Board • Students of Ethnic Diversity Club

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    Microsoft Office Word and Photoshop using MAC

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    (This is a combination chronological/functional format)

    Jacob P. Marsh 1899 State Highway 55 • Cold Springs, New York 13100

    Cazenovia College • Box 0000 • Cazenovia, New York 13035 315.555.1212

    [email protected] EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Professional Studies in Management, Sport Management Specialization Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, May 2011

    College Leadership: Sport Management Club, Vice President SPORT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

    Media Relations Intern, Syracuse Crunch, Syracuse, New York, 2010 – 2011

    Write game previews for web site and other social media; highlight players, statistics and information about competing team

    Assist with game-day operations including setting up press boxes; ensure that all electronic equipment is operational – laptop computers, television monitors and printers

    Release game information to media

    Verify media credentials and check in media

    Update Crunch Twitter page throughout games

    Between periods, pick up time on-ice from off-ice officials and deliver to each team coach; print out and deliver stats for media

    Special Olympics Volunteer, New York State Special Olympics, Syracuse, New York, 2010

    Assisted with the organization of athletes for opening ceremonies

    Supported athletes in competition preparation

    Marketing and Promotions Intern, Syracuse Chiefs, Syracuse, New York May – September 2010 Family Park

    Set-up and take down pitching and hitting machines and other game stations

    Supervised Family Park to ensure safety Promotions

    Encouraged fan participation in game day activities

    Direct National Anthem soloists and small groups to appropriate places and times

    Sold baseball cards, scorecards and jersey raffles Customer Service

    Secured press box and suite areas

    Answered fan questions and resolved issues

    Big City Classic Intern, Inside Lacrosse, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 2009 and 2010

    Assisted public relations coordinator with providing game information and statistics to media ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

    Plank Road Bottle Return, Cicero, New York, Summer 2010 Robert Moses State Park, Massena, New York, Summer 2009 ALCOA, Massena, Summer 2008

    mailto:[email protected]

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    (This is a combination chronological/functional format)

    Mara Lyndon 548 West 32th Street •New York, New York 10001 • 555.555.5555 • [email protected]

    SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Bilingual: Spanish and English • Proficient in the use of the Bloomberg Terminal System and Thompson One Financial Software • Microsoft Office Suite Proficient

    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND LICENSING

    Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business Management, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, May 2008 License: Series 11

    FINANCIAL SERVICES EXPERIENCE

    Smith Barney, Syracuse, New York, 2007 - Present Operations Associate Began as an Intern and was hired as an Operations Associate to coordinate several back room operations; Train new employees and interns to perform operational tasks Assistant Representative

    Take unsolicited orders and service reps accounts and discuss account issues and concerns with clients Trade Orders and Processing

    Receive trade orders from reps and clients for input into the Thomson One System and include buy and sell orders of mutual funds, stocks and options

    As a licensed Series 11 Sales Assistant, take unsolicited trade orders from clients Cashiering

    Process check, wire, Letters of Authorization and distribution requests

    Enter requests into the subsystem of the Thomson One and send LOA’s and IRA distribution requests to Legent Clearing firm for processing

    Account Establishment

    Receive new account forms from Reps; review information for accuracy and open accounts and generate account numbers and establish client files; account types are individual, joint, custodial, investments clubs, corporate, trusts, partnerships, IRA’s (Traditional, Rollover, Roth, SEP and SIMPLE)

    Sub Clearing Firms Coordinator

    Review partnership requests with external non-registered advisors and establish client accounts

    Process trades and perform account maintenance

    ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

    Tutor and Peer Mentor Higher Education Opportunity Program, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, 2005 - 2007 Tutored summer college students in multiple content areas and served as a role model for summer college students to assist with

    the transition between high school and college

    Help Desk Assistant, Information Technology Department, Cazenovia College Cazenovia, New York, 2005 – 2006 Assisted students, faculty, administrators and staff with software and hardware questions

    LEADERSHIP AND COLLEGE ACTIVITIES

    Class President, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, 2004 – 2007 Served as a liaison between the class of 2008 and the Student Government Association

    Coordinated and facilitated class meetings and developed and launched fundraiser activities

    Membership National Society of Leadership and Success, 2007 – 2008; Lacrosse Team (Most Improved Player Award, 2005), 2004 – 2007,College

    Campus Activities Board, 2004 – 2006, Students of Ethnic Diversity, 2004 –2006

    AWARDS

    National Certified Student Leader, NCSL Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 2005 Higher Education Opportunity Program Student of the Year, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, 2007

    Award received for most academic improvement of the course of the school year

    mailto:[email protected]

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    (This is a chronological format)

    Marianna Cather 555 South Street · Syracuse, New York 13203

    (315) 555-5555 [email protected]

    OBJECTIVE ~ BUSINESS INTERNSHIP

    EDUCATION

    Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, Bachelor of Science, May 2008 Major: Business Management Specialization: Accounting Related course work: Accounting I and II, Cost Accounting and Intermediate I Accounting WORK EXPERIENCE

    Accounting Intern, Enable, Syracuse, New York, Summer 2007

    Distributed monthly agency allocations to departments and calculated depreciation

    Calculated hours and prepared payroll for 800+ agency employees; adjusted payroll for late timesheets

    Reconciled payroll accounts and client income statements

    Balanced all agency budget lines

    Billed Medicaid and coordinated Medicaid services

    Prepared personal care provider costs report

    Processed payments and prepared invoices

    Verified accrual Paid Time Off Liability Reports

    Verified GL Summary Distribution and Detail Earnings by Employees Front Desk Representative, Athletic Center and Library, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, 2004 - Present

    Check-in students, faculty, staff and guests to athletic facility

    Provide general library information and process lending materials and returns Customer Service Representative, McDonald’s Restaurant, Syracuse, New York, 2004 - 2006

    Served customers and operated cash register

    Prepared store for next day’s operations

    Required to effectively process simultaneous tasks ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

    ULTIProgram ▪ MAS200 ▪ QuickBooks ▪Fund ▪ E-Z Excel COLLEGE ACTIVITIES

    Participant, Relay for Life, 2007 Business Club · Psychology Club · Interior Design Club · Volleyball Team · Rowing Crew ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Possess excellent accounting skills Strong computer skills ~ Competent in Word, Excel and Access

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    Sarah Petroski 555 Washington Street · Syracuse, New York 13208 · (315) 555-5555 · [email protected] SKILLS, INTERESTS AND ABILITIES

    Outstanding communication skills

    Multi-lingual: Albanian, English, Bosnian and Serbo-Croatian

    Strong Knowledge and interest in history, political opinions, political affairs

    Interested in International Relations EDUCATION

    Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York Bachelor of Science, May 2008 Major: Social Science Minor: History and Sociology Related course work and research:

    Human Rights and Genocide • Contemporary Ethnic Families • American Legal History • Racism in United States and Britain • Politics in United States • Constitution Law • U.S Government and Politics • Models of Society

    Selected Speaker for Commencement Awards Night, May 2008 COLLEGE INVOLVEMENT

    Democratic Party Club · Business Club · Psychology Club · Dance Club · Interior Design Club SENATE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

    Intern, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Syracuse, New York, Winter 2008 and Summer 2007

    Selected as an intern for the Central New York Office through a highly competitive process

    Chosen to be team leader among ten interns

    Received constituent requests and assisted with problem resolution with Social Security, access to medical care issues and federal government problems

    Completed daily press briefings and sent briefings to officials in New York City and Washington, D.C.

    Tracked the progress of constituent requests and kept in contact with New York City and Washington, D.C. officials to ensure progress for constituents

    Assisted with maintaining clippings file

    Researched and assisted with the writing and preparation for an Onondaga Historical Association Museum grant which was accepted and funded

    ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Receptionist, Stephen M. Schneeweiss Athletic Complex, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, 2004-2006

    Checked in members and guests and monitored equipment to ensure proper operation COMMUNITY SERVICE

    Francis House and Wilson Convent, Syracuse, New York, 2000 - 2001 Provided care and assistance to all residents

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    Lisa L. Wheeler 102 Post Road · Altmar, New York 13000 (315) 000-0000 Cell · (315) 111-1111 Home [email protected]

    EDUCATION Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, May 2009 Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Elementary Education CERTIFICATIONS New York State Initial Certification

    Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

    Teaching Students with Disabilities at the Childhood Level (Grades 1-6)

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE Substitute Teacher, Syracuse City School District, Syracuse, New York, April 2009 – Present

    Teach classes based on established educational goals

    Build positive and effective relationships with students, faculty and administrations

    Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in teaching at multiple schools and grades

    Establish and maintain positive learning atmosphere through the use of multiple behavior management techniques

    Literacy Project Tutor and Economics Tutor, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York, 2005 - 2006

    Tutored elementary students in literacy education

    Tutored micro and macroeconomics to college students

    Created teaching and learning techniques to assist students to learn theoretical concepts

    Maintained records and progress reports of all students tutored

    STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE Sixth Grade/Middle School Inclusive Classes Student Teacher, Lincoln Middle School, Syracuse,

    New York, Fall 2008 Second and Fourth Inclusive Classroom Student Teacher, Bellevue Elementary School, Syracuse,

    New York, Spring 2007 and Fall 2007

    Developed across-the-curriculum web quest technology for middle school social studies class

    Students with multiple learning styles were able to work individually and in groups

    Demonstrated ability to quickly build quality relationships with students to enhance learning

    Created and implemented lessons in all content areas

    Modified lessons to accommodate the IEP requirements for students

    Used developmentally appropriate practices including multiple Intelligences and brain based research to create lessons

    Created many hands on activities that allowed children to move and manipulate materials to help improve their understanding of the content they were learning.

    Assisted classroom teachers with identifying appropriate interventions for multiple learning abilities

    ACADEMIC HONORS Emerson Scholarship, Awarded by Education Program Director for Academic Excellence, 2005-2007 Cazenovia Business and Professional Endowed Scholarship, Fall 2008 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2009 Le Moyne College Literacy Conference Certificate of Excellence, 2006

    PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) National Education Association (NEA) Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

    “She conveyed a genuine regard for the

    children and joy in their accomplishments.”

    Supervising Teacher

    “…adamant about putting activities

    and strategies into organized

    ACTION…” Cooperating Teacher

    “…Ms. Wheeler’s strengths lie in finding

    solutions for the neediest students.”

    Cooperating Teacher