Jane Doe
555 Pecan St, Lafayette LA 70501
[email protected]
337-555-5555
Education
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University of Southern California. 2007-current. Expected graduation date – May 2011.
o BSEd in Health Science Studies
o 0.00 GPA
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Episcopal High School of Lafayette. 1996-2007.
Awards and Distinctions
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Academic Dean’s List. Spring 2010. USC. Awarded for a GPA of 3.7 or higher.
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Founders’ USC Scholarship. Fall 2007-current. USC. Awarded each semester for a GPA no lower than a 3.0.
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Faculty Award. Spring 2007. Episcopal High School. Awarded to the senior who has worked for a minimum of three
years to accomplish needed tasks with initiative, willingness, cooperation, and quiet efficiency.
Activities
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USC Pre-Physician’s Assistant Society. 2008-2010. Responsible for attending and helping to plan bi-weekly meetings
and monthly events.
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USC Baseball Diamond Girl. 2007-2009. Captain.
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Phi Mu Sorority. 2008-current.
o President of Recruitment. 2009. Responsible for organizing recruitment events, training workshops, and
acting as a liaison between the sorority and Panhellenic administration.
o Slate Board 2010. Responsible for selecting the organization’s executive board.
o Other Involvement with:
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Homecoming float. 2008-2010
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Sing 2010
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Intramural sports. 2007-2010.
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USC Panhellenic Gamma Chi. 2010-2011. Responsible for acting as an unbiased leader and mentor to USC students in
Panhellenic Recruitment.
Community Involvement
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KOT Fisheries. Spring 2008-2009. (annual festival for mentally handicapped persons)
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USC Steppin’ Out. Spring and Fall 2007-2010. Painted houses, trash pick-up, and gardening around the city of Los
Angeles.
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Los Angeles Family Abuse Center (LAFAC). 2008-2010.
o Assisted in delivery of bi-weekly dinners to shelter.
o Organized “Hugs and Pampers” annual diaper drive (benefitting LAFAC)
o Assisted with Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and Easter parties for children at LAFAC.
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Special Olympics. February 2010. Stuffed basketball games.
Work Experience
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The Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge. (May-June 2010) 150 hours. Shadowed and assisted three physicians and
five physician’s assistants, both in clinic and surgery. Assisted with the development of pre-operative protocol
pertaining to patient use of herbal supplements.
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Totem Pole Hospital. (August 2009-May 2010) 6 hours/week. Labor and Delivery volunteer.
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USC School of Social Work. (May 2009-September 2009). 10 hrs/wk. Ran errands for department, filed paperwork,
and helped create assignments for professors.
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Geraldine’s Gifts. (May 2009-September 2009). 12 hrs/wk. Cashier and salesperson.
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Edge Fitness for Women. (May 2008-August 2008). 15 hrs/wk. Worked in the nursery, pro-shop, and at front desk.
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