As one of the final Miami Plan requirements completed by students, the Senior Capstone is perhaps the one of the best courses you will take. It allows students to consolidate all of their learning throughout their college careers into a liberal, yet specialized, experience.
After all the hard work and effort put into your Capstone course during your final semesters at Miami, you should feel free to include that experience on your resume. If you do use it, make sure to demonstrate real application of your coursework while showcasing the liberal arts education you gained at Miami. Whether your course was research or project-based, employers and professionals in your industry will value your experience.
So, how are you going to do it?
1. Choose the section to list it under. Depending on the organization of your particular resume and the nature of your Capstone course, sections appropriate for the experience can relate to research, academia, or projects.
2. Include basic information about the Capstone. Be sure to include the name of the project, name of the course, and the months you took the course. Be consistent with the rest of your formatting in your resume.
3. Use your bullet points wisely! Write 2-4 bullet points that describe the scope of your Capstone experience and what you learned. These can help you stand out from students who may not have had entire courses dedicated to higher-level research or projects.
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