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Old 08-03-2006, 01:56 PM
crystal7985 crystal7985 is offline
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Default How specific should the resume be

I am having trouble of organizing my summer intern experience into my resume.

I did a lot of projects. But each one is only a tiny piece from a big project.
I don't know how specific should I be when I describe the project.
For instance, I particpated a M&A project. Do I only mention "participated in XXX project" or it would be better to explain what I did in this project such as "calculate the ratio of ...; prepared the documentation for final report..."

Or I shouldn't categorize my experience in projects. If not doing so, I can only think of data entry, documentation and very simple calculations.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 08-03-2006, 03:36 PM
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You might focus on things you did, and put several lines. Things like "performed actuarial calculations related to (whatever line of business you were working in) projections", "Communicated results to manager and/or client" and "Organized documentation for team", etc, then put a final line that describes the projects - "Projects included M&A, blah blah blah".

I don't really care that much about the specifics of your proejct, only what you did/learned from it.
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Old 08-03-2006, 03:45 PM
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Old 08-03-2006, 03:48 PM
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what westley said was pretty good. most people have a sense of what interns do on summer projects. If anything notable that was involved ("intense use of excel" or "assisted in and attended final client presentation")
that might possibly stand out, might want to include that type of specific detail also..
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:48 PM
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Thanks for all the replys. They are very useful advice.
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