Community engagement resume ideas

Beyond the classroom!


How to promote community engagement on your resume

The experience you gain through class projects, volunteerism and internships with organizations and employers allow you to develop a myriad of skills that can be promoted on your resume. Check out these examples to see how you can effectively market your involvement.


Business 230: Business and Economic Research

  • Conducted an SPSS analysis to identify the key criterion of an effective website and social media platform
  • Analyzed the effectiveness of a local business internet presence when compared to identified criterion
  • Presented findings in both a written and oral report to the client

Marketing Class Project

  • Collaborated with team to develop a marketing plan to improve business for local client
  • Created and implemented survey, analyzed data, and made suggestions based on results

UWL Intro to Sports Management Course                  La Crosse, WI
Class Participant                                                       December 2019

  • Collaborated with a team to plan and organize UWL Eagle-lympics sporting event
  • Led the efforts to create a sponsor list and event management checklist


Easter Seals Wisconsin | Volunteer | Wisconsin Dells, WI | December 2019

  • Helped children with disabilities get clothed and bathed, brush their teeth and prepare for bed
  • Facilitated recreational and leisure activities such as arts and crafts, games and special events
  • Ensured safety of all children

Hunger Task Force

  • Volunteered bi-weekly for 4 hours
  • Evaluate, sort and label donated products

Big Brothers/Big Sister Mentor

  • Plan and meet with child twice a month
  • Provide safe environment and support child with engaging activities
    Salvation Army
  • Volunteer monthly at local emergency shelter
  • Assist with making meals and providing a safe shelter for residents


Internship                                                                     Dates
Friends of the Marsh Group                                          City and State

  • Created an interactive trail brochure for Myrick Marsh
  • Wrote monthly newsletter column that was distributed to 1000 subscribers
  • Updated social media, including: Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat

Marketing Intern                                                           Dates
Eat Restaurant                                                              City and State

  • Manage external communications, including but not limited to monthly e-newsletters, social media platforms, and dining review sites
  • Draft content for release to the community via social media platforms, newspapers, radio, and tv stations
  • Collaborate and help organize initiatives and plan events to increase sales and drive traffic to both locations
  • Provide weekly updates on metrics, bench marks, and goals
    Intern Dates

ABC Organization                                                          La Crosse, WI

  • Collaborate with team to produce media content to be used as marketing for the website
  • Write copy and update social media channels
  • Write and update website blogs and posts -Other media work as needed for training and product promotion
  • Create and update static HTML pages using CSS and HTML best practices, and troubleshoot coding errors and clean up HTML/CSS on existing pages
  • Assist with managing online content and make recommendations of how to improve production processes or optimize code

Intern                                                                             Dates
CPA Accounting Firm                                                     La Crosse, WI

  • Perform basic auditing procedures, such as cash, investments, payables, fixed assets, debt, and compliance
  • Prepare basic financial statements using appropriate software
  • Create memos to document audit procedures
  • Review internal controls and offer methods for improvement when deficiencies are discovered
  • Write audit letters, including drafting management letter comments

For more tips and examples,


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Lisa Klein, Community Engagement Coordinator


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UWL Office of Community Engagement
Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, Room 104
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601