Résumé Template

By Alaina G. Levine
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Award-winning organizational management and career consultant with experience in successful relationship building with customers, employees, business partners, economic development agencies, media, and governmental and industrial organizations. Creative, diplomatic, results-driven leader, and professional speaker with talents in strategic and project planning, management, branding and marketing, and customer relations. Named Tucson Leader of the Year (previously bestowed upon former US Surgeon General Richard Carmona) and Rising Star Entrepreneur of the Year. Qualifications include the following:

  • Public speaking, training, and speechwriting
  • Outstanding written and oral communications
  • Team building and leadership
  • Public relations, branding, and marketing
  • Large-scale event design and execution
  • Sales and fundraising
  • Conflict resolution
  • Research and analysis[2]


Computing skills: Include software packages, computer languages, and other programs that are relevant to your field


Languages: Chinese (near-native fluency), Arabic (native fluency), Spanish (proficient in reading and speaking)[3]


University Name

  • PhD in SUBJECT
  • Certificate/Minor in SUBJECT

Dissertaton: “Title” (subtopics)[5]
Advisor: Dr. X Y

Repeat in reverse chronological order all degrees
Date Any special certificates


2004 – Present
Company, Location

  • Founded a public-speaking, leadership development, and corporate comedy company designed to provide strategic training seminars, workshops, and keynotes to corporate, educational, and nonprofit clients. Have given more than 400 presentations in the US and Europe.[7]
  • Direct all aspects of the company, including business development, sales, marketing, public relations, contract negotiations, procurement, and customer service.
  • Research, write, and perform award-winning professional development workshops and training experiences with a customized comedic element that relates to each audience’s industry; seminar topics encompass career development, organizational management, employment and staffing issues, leadership development, PR and branding, business etiquette, team building, diversity, and entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Added a division dedicated to planning and managing large-scale events; in 2010, organized a seven-month campaign to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the University of Arizona’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, which included a celebrity speaker series, a PR stunt with marching Mars rovers, and a gala. Results included raising $100K for scholarships and extensive press coverage.
11/2000 – 6/2009 Title
Company, Location

  • Directed, initiated, and oversaw all aspects of the multidisciplinary graduate program: advising and career planning, internship and job placement, alumni relations and development, curriculum development, recruitment and retention of students, corporate relations, marketing, and administration and recruitment of the planning committee and Industry Advisory Board.
  • Created and coordinated national public and media relations and a marketing campaign, which resulted in extensive and regular media exposure; have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Arizona Daily Star, and the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  • Designed, planned, and executed dozens of industry-related and alumni-centered events each year, which solidified business partnerships and increased the dedicated alumni base.
  • Presented outreach programs, colloquia, and workshops on professionalism, communication, business etiquette, career planning, networking, and general business skills. Advised more than 75 students per year.
  • Wrote grant proposals and initiated an annual fund campaign, resulting in extensive financial gifts and in-kind support.
  • Created, secured funding for, and taught a popular graduate course in Entrepreneurship for Scientists, which is the only such course headquartered in a physics department in the US – Named Eller Entrepreneurial Scholar; arranged for industry speakers, mentors for students, and financial sponsors of a gala event, in which pupils presented their own early-stage business plans.
  • Successfully branded the University of Arizona as the national leader in the development and management of professional science master’s programs; created an innovative model driven by superior promotion and customer service; and advised other universities on how to launch their own programs.
  • Name of Award, who gave it, year[9]
  • Name of Award, who gave it, year
  • Name of Award, who gave it, year
  • Name of Award, who gave it, year


SERVICE/LEADERSHIP President, Society of Physics Students, University of Arizona Chapter, 2010–12

  • Planned, organized, and presented a conference for 50 students from 6 chapters from 3 states; developed strategic plan and oversaw execution; successfully negotiated with sponsors to arrange for financial support of the event; arranged for speakers, and directed logistics and scheduling.[10]


  • National Association of Science Writers, 2010-Present.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2010 – Present.
  • SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2010 – Present.


PUBLICATIONS Present in either format belowSummarize your papers:

Published five papers in peer-reviewed journals such as X and Y. Served as first author for a paper on A and second author on a paper on B.


List your papers:
Author, author, author, YOU[11], author, Title, Publication, pub info, date


PRESENTATIONS/TALKS Present in either format belowSummarize your talks:

Over 350 speeches, presentations, and workshops for universities, academic conferences, companies, industry groups and conferences, community organizations, school groups, students, teachers, advisors, parents, and the general public on a variety of topics related to physics, public relations, entrepreneurship, workforce development, science, college life, success in college and life, professionalism, and alternative and traditional careers in science.


List out your talks and state which is a poster or invited talk

  • Levine, A.[12], Smith, J., Feynman, R., “Title,” Organization/Conference, Location, Date
  •  Levine, A., “Title”, The University of X, Location, Date (invited speaker)
  •  Levine, A., Smith, J., Feynman, R., “Title,” Organization/Conference, Location, Date        (Poster)[13]
  • “The Physics of Star Wars,” Presentation to West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, Princeton Junction, NJ, November 2013[14]


  1. This serves as a “headline” to communicate your areas of expertise, as well as subfields and scientific- and non-scientific-problem-solving techniques. It should match the job description as much as possible (if you are applying for a job), so it can be customized so that certain words or phrases are listed first depending on the stated requirements of the employer.
  2. List skills that you have that are also referenced in the job ad or in your discussions with the organization. You can list them like they are here or separate them out in terms of science/technical, business, computing, and language skills.
  3. Note how to qualify your levels of language abilities. Using native or near-native does not mean you necessarily come from a region where that language is spoken. Rather, it denotes a level of fluency that is equivalent to a native or near-native speaker. If you prefer, you could qualify your level of proficiency with the following: advanced, intermediate, and beginner. You also can go a step further and state your fluency level in terms of speaking, writing, and reading.
  4. This is where you can list your study abroad experience
  5. If you are applying for a nonacademic job, the title of your thesis may not be as important as the sub-disciplines that you gained expertise in. So rather than writing out the thesis title, you could write keywords, such as biophysics, biochemistry, or x-ray spectroscopy.
  6. Your experiences are the jobs, volunteer positions, and project assignments that give evidence of your skill development and problem solving. For titles, you can use Postdoctoral Associate, Research Assistant, Research Fellow, and the like.
  7. Use this as a template. Include the micro-problems you solved on a day-to-day, week-to-week, or month-to-month basis in terms of the following: micro-problem, solution, and result. Quantify the result as much as possible. A micro-problem is essentially an accomplishment that you had at your job. It is a problem you solved on a day-to-day or longer basis.
  8. Include fellowships and other honors. You do not need to list honors or awards from high school. Also, do not use acronyms unless you have spelled them out earlier in the resume.
  9. For awards that need to be clarified in terms of their significance, add a phrase in parentheses after the award name, such as the following: (given to only 2% of the student population every year in recognition of an outstanding chemistry research project).
  10. Include some micro-problems/accomplishments here too. Employers are looking to see how you handle leadership opportunities to clarify what you did as a leader.
  11. Bold your name so the reader can see where in the list of authors you are.
  12. Bold your name so the reader can see where in the list of authors you are.
  13. You should qualify which talks were invited ones and which were posters.
  14. You can include talks that were for nonscientific audiences. It is important to demonstrate that you have experience communicating your scientific expertise to many different audiences.

Résumé Template c/o Alaina G. Levine, Quantum Success Solutions, www.alainalevine.com.

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