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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

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Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, Room 114
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601