Sample Science and Technical Resumes
This document offers several examples of resumes focused on science, engineering, or computer
science opportunities. Note that the information provided, the categories used, and the language
style in each example varies based upon field/discipline and specific job or internship opportunity.
When applying to highly-technical Research Assistant positions or similar roles, a multiple-page
Curriculum Vitae (CV) may be appropriate, provided you have sufficient relevant experience to fill
more than 1 page. A CV should prioritize information about your publications, presentations,
research experience, and technical skills. Review the CV’s of researchers you admire or seek to work
with (generally available online), as these can provide good examples to follow.
We encourage applicants to partner every resume or CV with a brief cover letter, which can provide
important context for your experiences (particularly your research work) and communicate your
interest and familiarity with the specific opportunity.
Connect with the Lazarus Center for Career Development for assistance with your resumes, cover
letters, or any aspect of your search. To schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor, contact us
at 413-585-2582 or visit our office.
Sample Science and Technical Resumes – Smith College Lazarus Center for Development