When Joyce Favor (not her real name) entered college, she knew she wanted to get a degree in business but wasn't sure what area of business.
In addition to getting counseling from her academic advisor and at the school's career center, she decided to get some real-world experience to help her figure things out.
Sample Resume for New Graduate in Accounting (a new window or tab will open for all sample resume links).
During her freshman year Joyce got an entry-level job in a large auto shop as a sales support person. Even though she didn't have much responsibility, she had the opportunity to observe how various departments work together to make a business run smoothly.
One day in her low-key job, opportunity knocked: her boss asked if Joyce could create a spreadsheet for a special sales project. Joyce not only created it, she became the primary data-entry person for the project. And thus her love of accounting began!
By her sophomore year she was ready to declare her major: Accounting. She found a new job as a bookkeeper in a local multi-media company where she could use her strong math and computer skills. By her senior year her career was on course as she took an internship in a department store.
Just before graduation in 2015 she put together this resume, which she used to apply for a full-time job at the department store where she was still an intern.
Things to note about Joyce Favor's resume for an accounting job: