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Table of Contents Agricultural and Applied Economics………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1, 23-24 Agriculture Business Management……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…..2,3 Agronomy……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4, 5, 6, 7-8 Animal Sciences…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Biochemistry………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………13 Biology………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………14, 15, 30-31 Biological Systems Engineering……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..16-17 Community and Environmental Sociology………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………18 Dairy Science………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………19-20, 21-22, 23-24 Dietetics…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….25 Entomology……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….26 Environmental Science………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………27 Food Science……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….13, 28 Forest Science……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………29 Genetics……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….30-31 Horticulture………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….32-33, 34, 43-44 Landscape Architecture…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…35 Life Sciences Communication…………………………………………………………………………………….………………11-12, 21-22, 36, 37-38 Microbiology……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..39 Nutritional Sciences……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………40-41, 42 Plant Pathology…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….43-44 Poultry Science………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…45 Soil Science………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..46 Wildlife Ecology…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….47-48

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Buckingham Badger 123 Linden Drive, Madison, WI, 53703, 608-123-4567,

Objective: To obtain a full time position starting May 2012 related to agricultural production and environmental conservation.

Education: University of Wisconsin- Madison Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources: May 20xx Major: Agricultural and Applied Economics, Certificate: Environmental Studies, GPA: 3.56/4.0 Relevant Courses: Natural Resource Economics, Renewable Resource Policy, Environmental Conservation Languages: Spanish (proficient): eighth semester course work, study abroad

Work Experience: Representative Jorgensen’s Office - Madison, WI September 20xx- Present Intern • Work on constituent cases by writing letters and making phone calls. • Advanced knowledge of the State political system by helping prepare Representative Jorgensen for assembly hearings and political events. University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives - Madison, WI Project Assistant • Lead research assistant for collecting data of two cooperative sectors. • Write detailed reports describing and analyzing data. • Advanced knowledge of cooperative business systems.

September 20xx - Present

Glendale Farms – Clintonville, WI May - August, 20xx - 20xx Field Supervisor • Served as the liaison between managers and Hispanic employees by translating verbal communication. • Built service skills to provide a pleasant experience for customers. • Maintained one-third of daily business sales. • Gained comprehensive knowledge of produce farm operations Oberstadt Landscape and Nursery – Fremont, WI Garden Specialist • Maintain and care for nursery stock and gardens in the Garden Center. • Develop knowledge of plant material in order to assist customers. • Stock benches, organize plant material for orders, and create displays.

May 20xx - August 20xx

Douglas Behnke Farms – Clintonville, WI January 20xx - August 20xx Farm Assistant • Assisted with daily operations of milking and annual operations of crop planting and harvesting. • Trained new over 25 new employees to ensure proper maintenance of farm.

Activities: Association of Women in Agriculture - Vice President 20xx-20xx • Breakfast on the Farm General Chairwoman - planed an agricultural education event for the community that served over 1,000 people • Communications Coordinator 20xx- 20xx - spearheaded the creation of an electronic news letter to enhance communication between active and alumni members • Attended the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Leadership Conference College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ambassador – President 20xx-20xx • Represent and promote the college to prospective students Agricultural Business and Economics Club – Treasurer 20xx • Promoted careers and generated interest in agricultural business

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Buckingham Badger

123 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703, 608-123-4567

EDUCATION University of Wisconsin – Madison Bachelor of Science May 20xx Majors: Agricultural Business Management and Economics Cumulative GPA: 3.3/4.0 Major GPA: 3.6/4.0 WORK EXPERIENCE Cooperative Plus Inc. Winfield Solutions Sales and Marketing Intern      

Whitewater, WI May 20xx – August 20xx

Perform sales calls on current and prospective customers Monitor, record, and analyze the growth and health of multiple co-op test plots Prepare and maintain a 25 acre test plot for educational customer events Post field signs for seed companies and scout fields for customers Create promotional materials for the co-op and various marketing events Attend training and wrap-up sessions by Winfield Solutions at Land O’ Lakes corporate headquarters

RMT, Inc. Madison, WI Marketing Intern May 20xx – March 20xx  Upheld and managed quality of CRM database and trained new staff on system operation  Played a critical role in client targeting effort by identifying financial health of prospects  Participated in business strategy meetings with top executives  Developed content for website and advertisement  Prepared presentations used as final deliverables to executive staff and external clients  Researched and evaluated regional media options for external communication efforts University of Wisconsin Law School: Law Alumni Association Madison, WI Alumni Event, Database, and Student Office Assistant March 20xx – February 20xx  Conducted market research by designing and executing surveys and presenting the results  Corresponded with internal and external staff at all levels to prepare and execute alumni events  Updated and managed the quality of the law alumni database  Performed office duties, including registration and confirmation of event participants, filing publication orders, updating Wisconsin Jury Instructions, and answering telephone inquiries

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE University of Wisconsin Alpine Ski Team Captain, Varsity Skier   

Planned, set up and lead in-season and off-season practice Developed and executed fundraisers that raised over $2,500 for the team Designed and organized team apparel and equipment orders

Hoofers Outdoors Club Resale Check-in and Volunteer Food Point Person  Trained and managed a over 30 volunteer staff  Oversaw and organized the check-in of over 750 items to Hoofers Resale Hastings High School Alpine Ski Team Volunteer Assistant Coach  Assisted with setting up practice and directing drills  Coached athletes on fundamentals and techniques

Madison, WI September 20xx – Present

Madison, WI September 20xx – Present

Hastings, MN January 20xx – 20xx 2

Buckingham Badger 123 Linden Drive * Madison, WI 53703 * 608-123-4567 *

SUMMARY I am an organized young professional who thrives on continuous learning. I have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with peers, superiors, and customers.

EDUCATION University of Wisconsin -- Madison Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management December 20xx Overall GPA: 3.01/4.0; Dean’s List University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire 20xx – 20xx School of Business Undergraduate Coursework Overall GPA: 3.50/4.0

WORK EXPERIENCE Woodland Logcrafters Medford, WI General Crew Member -


Summer & Winter Recesses 20xx – 20xx

Developed strong communication skills through interaction with people inside/outside of the company Obtained extensive knowledge of log home construction Operated many types of machinery and tools

Mid-Wisconsin Bank Medford, WI Summer & Winter Recesses 20xx – 20xx Customer Service Representative / Assistant Information Technician -


Serviced bank customers by efficiently handling daily transactions and effectively communicating with them regarding their wants and needs Handled necessary duties pertaining to mail, vault operations and safety procedures Worked closely with Director of Technology to inventory and install new company-wide phone system Scanned and filed customer documentation, completed a company-wide digital image directory, and trained other employees on the use of the company imaging system

CAMPUS LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES American Society of Mechanical Engineers Historian Officer

August 20xx – Present January – May 20xx

Attended weekly general and officer meetings - Participated and documented Girl Scout Badge Day, Polar Plunge, and Club Retreat - Documented club activities via still pictures and/or video, uploaded files and distributed information - Built effective relationships with fellow members and officers

University of Wisconsin Water Ski Team -

August 20xx – Present Actively participated in various tournaments Competed in individual events against numerous opponents Contributed to the team both in and out of competition by serving as a team leader

University of Wisconsin Leadership Institute -

June 20xx Earned one coursework credit by contributing to a team to accomplish specific goals Communicated personal ideas, opinions and suggestions with teammates and superiors Competed with peers to achieve set tasks


Proficient in Net-Teller and Synergy Imaging Software (Bank Specific Technology) Basic knowledge of Spanish language 3

Buckingham Badger, (608) 123-4567, 123 Linden Drive, Madison, WI, 53703

Education__________________________________________________________________ University of Wisconsin Madison

Relevant College Coursework:

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences, May 20xx Majors: Agronomy (Production) and History GPA: 3.585/4.0; Dean's List (5 semesters)

Principles and Practices of Crop Production Forage Management and Utilization Grassland Ecology

Work Experience____________________________________________________________ University of Wisconsin-Madison Agronomy Department, Madison, WI May-August 20xx Agronomy Intern • •

Assisted graduate students at the University of Wisconsin Madison with research projects Maintained and harvested experimental plots, ground samples, weighed and ran NDF samples, and handseparations of harvested materials Developed exceptional communication skills, teamwork skills, and attention to detail

Organic Valley, La Farge, WI May-August 20xx, 20xx, 20x Grower Pool Assistant • • •

Contacted farmers from the U.S. and Canada about joining the “Grower Pool” for Organic Valley Organized projects for the new crop and seed pool and worked with Microsoft Word and Excel Organized meetings for farmers and staff and acted as notetaker

Accounting Assistant •

Strengthened analytical, organizational, and computer skills such as data entry, filing, library organization, Microsoft Word and Excel programs

Research and Development Assistant • •

Worked with pH readings, calling suppliers, and writing specification sheets Maintained over two dozen experiments and tasting sessions to ensure quality products were being produced

Hemstead’s Lazy Daze Acres, La Farge, WI Lifetime Farm Laborer • •

Performed tasks such as milking, gardening, feeding and taking care of animals at a certified organic farm Worked in the field, haymow and with machinery

Volunteer Experience________________________________________________________ Lifeskills, Madison, WI January 20xx-May 20xx Bible Study Leader • Organized and led discussion topics involving scripture for college students

Madison Arboretum, Madison, WI September-December 20xx Volunteer •

Learned valuable lessons about Wisconsin’s native prairie and woodland species and areas

LaFarge Methodist Church, LaFarge, WI August 20xx Outdoor Recreation Counselor •

Supervised and coordinated over 45 high school students who assisted in the program

Extra Curricular Activities___________________________________________________ University of Wisconsin Marching Band, Madison, WI August 20xx-May 20xx Member •

Learned excellent time management skills by working as a team and communicating effectively

Rank Leader •

Cultivated motivational and interpersonal qualities by leading the clarinet section in the 20xx-20xx season 4

Buckingham Badger • 608.123.4567 • 123 Linden Drive • #404 • Madison, WI 53703

Education University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Major: Agronomy (Business emphasis) GPA: 3.669/4.0 (Dean’s List, six semesters)

Business and Internship Experiences

Badgerland Financial • Crop Insurance Intern • May-August 20xx • Obtained knowledge of crop insurance industry and procedures by collaborating with 22 licensed agents • Demonstrated an ability to complete acreage reports, key acreage reports and check schedules of insurance • Established a network of valuable industry connections both with staff and local farmers throughout the state • Applauded for ability to work with others and learn crop insurance procedures and products quickly Landmark Services Cooperative • Crop Scout/Sales and Marketing Intern • May-August 20xx • Collected, delivered and distributed results of 127 plant tissue samples as part of new Plant Health Program • Developed Excel tracking system to analyze status of each tissue sample • Networked with approximately 20 local farmers and agronomy industry leaders

O’Leary Gunn Farms • Sweet Corn Stand Manager • May-August 20xx-20xx • Improved accounting skills through daily profit and expense calculations and recordkeeping • Developed strong communication skills through daily interaction with community members • Coordinated work schedules for employees, acquiring and utilizing organizational skills

Wisconsin State Fair Discovery Barnyard • Animal Nutrition and Care Assistant • July-August 20xx • Regulated animal feedings and veterinary care for seven animal exhibits visited by more than 90,000 fairgoers • Coordinated piglet servicing • Acquired public speaking skills by educating the public on various aspects of production agriculture

Leadership and Co-Curricular Activities

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Ambassador • September 20xx-Present • Enhanced public speaking skills through discussion panels for inquiring students and parents • Motivated potential students to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison through campus tours

Collegiate FFA • Service Coordinator, Secretary, Sentinel • September 20xx-Present • Coordinated and organized all service volunteer activities for the chapter • Archived and distributed monthly officer and general meeting minutes • Enrolled members into National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Roster Badger Crops Club- Member • February 20xx-Present • Participated in and planned for the re-launch of the once extinct student organization • Represented the organization at regional agronomy conferences held at various campuses

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Freshman Mentor • September 20xx–May 20xx • Advised over 40 first year students on academic decisions


References available upon request.


Buckingham Badger, 608-123-4567 123 Linden Drive, #302, Madison, WI 53703

Education University of Wisconsin - Madison Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences Major: Agronomy – Business Concentration Certificate: Business (Wisconsin School of Business) Anticipated Graduation Date: May 20xx Cumulative GPA: 3.6/4.0

Professional and Work Experience Badgerland Bar & Grill – Doubletree Hotel, Madison, WI September 20xx to Present Bartender and Food Server • Involved in volunteer work and ongoing efforts to improve customer service as part of the hotel’s CARE (Caring, Attentive, Responsive, Empowered) Committee since October 2009. • Successfully handle customer inquiries and requests. • Demonstrate accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to work well in a team environment. • Serve mixed drinks, beer, wine, and food while maintaining ongoing dialogue and networking with bar and restaurant guests. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Northeast Sales Territory May 20xx to August 20xx Agronomy Intern • Efficiently managed my own schedule and extensive travel to ensure timely, thorough completion of delegated tasks. • Independently traveled to field locations in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Ohio. • Inspected corn and soybean PAT (Product Advancement Trial) plots for planting adequacy and compliance with company research regulations. • Collected GPS coordinates, stand counts, agronomic observations, and other data from PAT plots. • Compiled, designed, and produced elaborate Excel spreadsheets with the collected data. • Wrote reports of personal findings and recommendations for area managers, agronomists, and growers. • Followed up with and assisted growers and sales representatives to ensure timely completion of necessary paperwork. University of Wisconsin – Department of Agronomy, Madison, WI June 2010 to September 2010 Student Research Assistant • Trained and proficient in self- and cross-pollination of sweet corn varieties by hand. • Collaborated with team members to successfully bag and/or pollinate hundreds of individual corn plants each day. • Partnered with graduate students to collect data on their various research projects. • Harvest and husked corn to present and evaluate with researchers and professionals. • Independently managed a portion of field each day by row tagging, collaring, and bagging corn.

Extracurricular Experience Badger Crops Club, University of Wisconsin February 20xx to Present Treasurer – April 20xx to Present • Attended the SASES (Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences) Conference National Agri-Marketing Association, University of Wisconsin Chapter January 20xx to Present Student Council Representative – April 20xx to Present • Participated in the COE (Celebration of Excellence) Committee in Spring 20xx 6

BUCKINGHAM BADGER 123 Linden Drive • Madison, WI 53703 • (608) 123-4567 • EDUCATION University of Wisconsin - Madison Bachelor of Science Anticipated Graduation Date: December 20xx Majors: Agronomy and Animal Science, Business Option GPA: 3.46/4.0 Awards and Honors: Deans List Meyerhoff Outstanding Senior Award (20xx) CALS Outstanding Sophomore Award (20xx) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Wisconsin River Co-op May 20xx-October 20xx Sales Agronomy Intern Adams, WI -Scouted field corn, sweet corn and soybeans; using Field Recon software for record keeping -Managed tissue sampling, signing fields and customer deliveries -Interacted with customers and promoting the Winfield Solutions Answer Plot program Loch Lomond Dairy Farm June 20xx-July 20xx Farm Intern Bodalla, New South Wales; Australia - Assisted with milking and chores on a 150-cow grass-based Australian dairy - Lived in a foreign country while learning about culture and agricultural production system - Arranged an internship and international experience Hartung Brothers, Inc. May 20xx-Sepetember 20xx Crop Scout Intern Madison, WI - Scouted over 4000 acres each of peas and snap beans in the Coloma and Spring Green growing areas - Improved core agronomy skills and operated large farm machinery - Interacted with numerous growers to ensure a quality crop - Participated in all aspects of vegetable cropping from planting to harvest Vernon County Extension Office 4-H Summer Agent - Coordinated summer camps with four other counties - Organized and facilitated youth programs, including a hiking trip - Publicized Vernon County 4-H through press releases and radio - Improved communication and interpersonal skills

May 20xx-August 20xx Viroqua, WI

Turpin Family Farm Lifetime General Farm Worker Elroy, WI - Milked cows, cared for livestock, and did fieldwork on a 100-cow, 475 acre farm - Involved in all aspects of running a farming operation CAMPUS WORK EXPERIENCE College of Agricultural & Life Sciences September 20xx-Present Ambassador Madison, WI - Promote the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Give campus tours and answer questions of potential students and their parents University of Wisconsin-Madison Meat Lab Slaughter/Fabrication Superintendent - Assist with slaughter, fabrication, processing, packaging and retail - Gained knowledge of basic meat processing and HACCP regulations

September 20xx-Present Madison, WI

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Office Assistant - Performed filing, copying, mail distribution and errands for the office - Maintained accurate class attendance records using Microsoft Excel

January 20xx-December 20xx Madison, WI


Buckingham Badger, page 2 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE UW-Madison Agronomy Department Corn Lab Assistant - Perform corn moisture testing, data entry, and packaging seed - Assist with corn harvest and sampling at Arlington research station

December 20xx-Present Madison, WI

US Dairy Forage Research Center January 20xx-May 20xx Lab Assistant for Dr. Mary Beth Hall Madison, WI - Assisted with lab work, animal observations, rumen sampling and emptying Grandin Livestock Systems March 20xx-April 20xx Research Assistant for Kurt Vogel Madison, WI - Collaboration between Colorado State University and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Collected raw data on the evaluation of head-heart and head only stunning of hogs in small meat plants LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Agriculturists Discussion Meet state qualifier (20xx) Rural Mutual Conference Scholarship Winner (20xx)

September 20xx-Present

Badger Crops Club President (20xx-Present) Regional SASES Conference (20xx)

September 20xx-Present

Babcock House Social Chair (20xx-Present) Treasurer (20xx) Vice President (20xx) Blood Drive Chair (20xx-20xx)

September 20xx-Present

Saddle & Sirloin President (20xx-20xx) Reciprocal Meat Conference quiz bowl competitor (20xx) Vice President (20xx-20xx) Outstanding Class Member (20xx)

September 20xx-Present

Badger Dairy Club September 20xx-Present Outstanding Junior (20xx) 4-H Quiz Bowl Committee (20xx-20xx) World Dairy Expo Milkhouse Chair (20xx) - Ensured smooth and orderly running of the milk house for a large show - Developed management skills while giving workers guidance and direction - Assisted with scheduling workers and interacted with exhibitors Collegiate Future Farmers of America (FFA) Secretary (20xx-20xx) CDE Food Stand Co-Chair (20xx-20xx) American FFA Degree (20xx) Governor’s Easter Egg/Earth Day Volunteer (20xx-20xx)

September 20xx-December 20xx


Buckingham Badger Education 608-123-4567 123 Linden Drive Madison, WI 53703

University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science Anticipated Graduation Date 20xx Major: Animal Science Emphasis: Veterinary Medicine of Domestic Animals and Livestock GPA: 3.7 / 4.0 Relevant Courses Livestock Production Animal Handling

Topics and Careers in Veterinary Science Large Animal Supportive Care

Animal Science Related Experience

Pre-Veterinary Club Member September 20xx – Present University of Wisconsin – Madison Madison, WI • Assist with recovery and making surgical packs during ‘spay days’ at the Dane County Humane Association • Familiarize with exotic birds and learning about their needs at Fine Feathered Friends College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Project September 20xx – Present College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Madison, WI • Analyze mice behavior and welfare for the betterment of their life • Assess the immune response to bedding, and enrichment of a rat loft • Present findings to knowledgeable audience France Study Abroad Participant June 20xx – August 20xx College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Paris, France • Milked and worked around Holstein dairy cattle • Administered medication to cattle with retained placentas or mastitis • Observed the veterinary visits and artificial insemination

Volunteer Experience

Feline Medicating Volunteer February 20xx – Present Dane County Friends of Ferals Madison, WI • Observe the cats for signs of illness or injuries and medicate feral cats on a daily • Assist in monthly ‘spay days’ by drawing up medications and observing cat recovery • Learn the proper handling and safety procedures for feral cats Volunteer – “Cat Deck Guard” September 20xx – August 20xx Fox Valley Humane Association Appleton, WI • Socialized cats for adoption • Aided potential adopters by answering questions about the FVHA, adoption procedures, unwanted behavior and found cats that matched owner’s desired personality 9

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Cleaned and prepared cat cages and stalls Shadowed the shelter veterinarian o Administered several distemper shots and revolution (flea, ear mite and heartworm deterrent) o Practiced restraint techniques for a cat

Research Experience

Independent Research Project January 20xx – May 20xx Biology 152 Mentor Project Madison, WI • Under the supervision of a mentor, designing a research project through out the semester • Collecting random feline samples and testing for FIV and FeLV to find a trend between these diseases and more common disease such as Feline panleukopenia • Researching information and previous experiments on FIV and FeLV • Presenting results to a knowledgeable audience in the form of a poster session

Leadership Involvement

Co-Social Chair September 20xx – Present Pre-Veterinary Club Madison, WI • Setting up speakers for monthly Pre-Veterinary Club meetings • Organizing events involving veterinary basis • Scheduling trips to organizations within the state • Advertising the events • Coordinating rides to and from the event o Motivated the Pre-Vet Club photography fundraising during Dog Jog 20xx o Two trips to The Valley of the Kings, twenty people attended each event

Technical Skills

Language: Spanish (conversational) Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel References available upon request


Buckingham Badger 123 Linden Drive Madison, WI 53703 608-123-4567

EDUCATION University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science, December 20xx Majors: Animal Science and Life Sciences Communication (Business Emphasis) Cumulative GPA: 3.3/4.0 Dean’s List: 3 Semesters

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Student Ambassador April 20xx – Present College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Madison • Provided incoming students and parents with a personable resource for information on CALS. • Communicated with potential students and their families, recruiting them to the UW campus. • Assisted in CALS media events and outlets around the state including Farm Technology Days. Vice President of Recruitment December 20xx – 20xx Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Madison, WI • Organized a network of more than 75 individuals to assist in identifying potential members. • Managed two recruitment events attracting over 50 university-accepted students. • Executed plan resulting in the largest recruitment class in a decade – 18 new members. CALS Student Representative April 20xx – December 20xx Associated Students of Madison, Student Government, Madison, WI • Elected to represent the ideas and interests of 2,200 CALS undergraduate students. • Cooperated with other elected student officials to integrate university policy and safety. • Helped to secure over $28,000 of funding for CALS Student Council activities. Camp Counselor June 20xx – August 20xx Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, Wapagasset, WI • Balanced responsibility and supervision of 14 children per week. • Narrated camp program activities in front of 300+ people. • Developed trusting relationships with children, some with disabilities and home hardships.

BUSINESS AND MARKETING EXPERIENCE Feature Story Writer October 20xx – Present Working Ranch Magazine, Madison, WI • Researched, developed, and wrote feature articles concerning ranching practices and equipment • Developed direct relationships with influential beef industry personnel, including cold calls. • Provided investigative news information on a wide-arrange of topics for a targeted audience.


Badger Resume Page 2 National Agri-Marketing Association Marketing Team September 20xx – present National Agri-Marketing Association, University of Wisconsin – Madison • Collaborated with more than 12 other members to generate winning marketing plans. • Served as 20xx-20xx UW NAMA chapter president and marketing team leader. • Placed fourth overall (20xx) and second overall (20xx), NAMA marketing presentations. Legislative Aide September – December 20xx Wisconsin State Legislature, Office of State Senator, Sheila Harsdorf • Contributed to 2006 proposed legislation concerning statewide ethanol mandate. • Sharpened interpersonal skills with other legislative aides and lobbyists during policy meetings. • Prepared daily memos concerning Senate policy discussions and debate. Agricultural Account Service Intern May 20xx – August 20xx Charleston Orwig, Marketing Communications Agency • Managed public perception and inquiry following third largest beef recall in U.S. history. • Identified strategic business growth areas in U.S. dairy industry for Westfalia Surge, Inc. • Prepared press releases and promotional materials for Diamond V, Arm & Hammer, & BASF.

AGRICULTURE EXPERIENCE Meat Processing Technician September 20xx – Present Meat Laboratory, University of Wisconsin – Madison • Performed all tasks associated with the cutting, trimming and processing of harvested livestock • Executed all food sanitation and safety procedures as outlined by state and federal regulations. • Cooperated with three different teams as part of a meat processing and production system. Farm Laborer/Manager Childhood – Present Peterson Limousin Farms, Osceola, WI • Assisted in cattle breeding, health, feeding, and calving for purebred Limousin herd. • Created print advertising and relationship marketing strategy for frozen beef sales. • Active on the Wisconsin Junior Limousin Association Executive Board as Vice President.

AWARDS AND HONORS Alpha Gamma Rho Outstanding Freshman Award Saddle and Sirloin Outstanding Freshman Award College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Sophomore Award Alpha Gamma Rho Outstanding Sophomore Award National Agri-Marketing Association Team Award

May 20xx April 20xx May 20xx April 20xx September 20xx


Buckingham Badger, 608-123-4567 123 Linden Drive, Madison, WI, 53703

Education 

University of Wisconsin—Madison • Majors: Food Science and Biochemistry • Expected Bachelor of Science, May 20xx • GPA: 3.138/4.000 • Activities: Food Science Club, Undergraduate Biochemistry Student Organization

Relevant Coursework • General, Organic, Analytical, Physical and Food Chemistry with Labs • Food Engineering (2 Semesters with Lab) • Food Processing (2 Semesters with Lab) • Food Microbiology with Lab

Independent Research Experience 

University of Wisconsin—Food Science Department Undergraduate Student Hourly (November 20xx-May 20xx) • Designed and performed experiments to analyze associations between milk proteins • Practiced researching, writing, and formatting technical papers

Advanced Food Chemistry Lab Student (September 20xx- December 20xx) • Used colorimetric assays to determine types and quantities of antioxidant compounds in tea • Prepared a scientific paper and oral report to present findings

Special Topics in Food Science Course Student (January 20xx-May 20xx) • Use colorimetric and oxygen consumption assays to determine COX-2 inhibition ability of isolated compounds from ginger

Food-Related and Quality Assurance Experience Babcock Hall Dairy Plant Student Worker (August 20xx-December 20xx) • Assisted with unloading of delivery trucks and moving materials to proper storage areas • Worked with cheese and ice cream operators to produce and package product 

The Masterson Company, Inc. Quality Assurance Intern (June 20xx-August 20xx) • Aided staff in the completion of finished product testing ü Brix readings, Bostwick viscosities, pH, drain weights, L, a, b color tests, tit. Acidity • Weighed up and prepared new product formulations • Maintained pilot plant stock from bulk storage • Performed various other cleaning and office-related tasks as necessary 

University of Wisconsin Housing – Dining and Culinary Services – Frank’s Place Office Supervisor (August 20xx-May 20xx) • Demonstrated a strong working knowledge in all areas of operation Student Supervisor (April 20xx-August 20xx) • Responsible for hiring, training, and disciplining over 50 students Student Worker (October 20xx-April 20xx) • Worked closely with management and student staff to ensure shifts ran efficiently 


Bucky Badger • • 608-123-4567 • 123 Linden Drive • Madison• WI • USA • 53703 • PURSUIT I am an environmental field and lab biologist seeking an opportunity with Golder Associates that allows me to utilize my strong collaborative skills and technical abilities to live our aligned commitment of balancing development with stewardship.

EDUCATION University of Wisconsin—Madison, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences • Major: Biology • Certificate: Environmental Studies • Expected Graduation: May 20xx • Relevant Coursework: Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Resources, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Leadership Seminar, Global Environmental Issues, Environmental Health, Calculus, and Statistics • Additional Certification: Nursing Assistant

CRITICAL LAB EXPERIENCE Cameron Currie Laboratory Technician, Department of Bacteriology, Madison, WI (May 20xx – Present) • Collaborate with labmates in bio-energy and ecological symbiosis research • Organize protocols and conduct molecular biology procedures for DNA extraction, polymerase chain reactions, and gene sequencing • Analyze DNA quality and quantify results for a doctoral candidate’s thesis on microbial symbiosis • Document accurate observations of tasks for records and reference for problem-solving

AQUATIC TESTING AND FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE Independent Researcher, Department of Zoology, Madison, WI (January 20xx – December 20xx) • Developed experiments to gauge Willow Creek health, influenced by previous studies and creativity • Collected and interpreted water data using field meters, systematic recordkeeping, and statistics • Practiced flexibility with fieldwork in a variety of weather conditions • Offered educational experiences for new students to develop field skills in aquatic ecology Wetland Scientist, New Orleans Sustainable Wetland Restoration Workshop, New Orleans,LA (April 20xx) • Contributed to ongoing baseline data through wetland field sampling • Compared seasonal data to measure change, correlate constancies, and formulate conclusions • Shared findings with community and gained input through surveys and meetings • Surveyed biological health indicators (invertebrates/frogs) in the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle Fieldwork Intern, The Prairie Enthusiasts Empire-Sauk Chapter, Madison, WI (September – May 20xx) • Demonstrated proficiency with dichotomous keys to identify wetland/grassland plant species • Progressed restoration through planting wetland/grassland seeds and managing invasive species • Guided daily work as Field Crew Leader, supporting a strong, unified work ethic while motivating cohesive outcome of specialized efforts


Relate with people of diverse background and cultures in academic, professional, and personal settings Harmonize in laboratory and field research teams composed of interdisciplinary faculty and students to exchange feedback and perpetuate positivity Use internet-accessible spreadsheets and databases, proficient in computer word-processors Proficient in Spanish (written and oral)


Buckingham Badger · (608) 123-4567 · 123 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703

Objective Seeking a position as a pharmaceutical sales representative where I can apply the interpersonal communication skills and knowledge that I have acquired during nearly seven years of experience in various pharmacy practice settings

Education University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Major: Biology University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley (20xx – 20xx) Pre-Pharmacy Coursework with a Science Emphasis Dean’s List (4 Semesters) Relevant Courses Calculus Statistics Genetics

Microbiology Macroeconomics Biochemistry

Microeconomics International Business Organic Chemistry

Pharmacy Experience Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) August 20xx - Present Walgreens Corporation Madison, WI • Dealt directly with doctors, nurses, and insurance companies resolving situations involving patients prescriptions • Developed an in-depth understanding of retail pharmacy operations and procedures • Consistently commended by pharmacists and customers for providing friendly service and quick resolution of prescription issues • Completed testing to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) • Achieved a 100% attendance record over entire course of employment Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPT) May 20xx - August 20xx Winnebago Mental Health Institute Appleton, WI • Worked directly with pharmacists to determine the filling and delivery schedule for the entire facility • Communicated with doctors and nurses about prescription issues and prescribing errors Pharmacy Assistant April 20xx - April 20xx RxLink Pharmacy Madison, WI • Collaborated with company owner to keep the company’s website up-to-date • Worked directly with the pharmacist and customers to resolve customer service issues

Leadership Involvement/Volunteer Experience UW-Fox Valley Chemistry Club, Founding member and Secretary UW-Fox Valley Ambassador, Active member St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Pharmacy, Volunteer

September 20xx – May 20xx September 20xx – May 20xx June 20xx – August 20xx

Computer Skills Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Intercom Plus, QS1


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123 Linden Drive Madison,WI 53703

OBJECTIVE Seeking summer internship or co-op in food engineering, focusing on processing, research and development or quality assurance.

EDUCATION University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science, Expected Graduation: May 20xx Major: Biological Systems Engineering Emphasis: Food and Bioprocess Engineering

HONORS Ronald E. McNair Scholar Rainbow Push Coalition-Excel Scholarship Recipient Cargill Scholar Posse Leadership Merit Scholarship Recipient Chicago Union League Engineering Scholar

ENGINEERING AND COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biological Systems Engineering Department Research Assistant, May 20xx-present Topic: Polymer Coated Fertilizer, Sundaran Gunasekaran-Advisor • Created product, performed literature review, compiled formula for coating, and performed testing using pH, ultraviolet spectrophotometer, pycnometer, and Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer. University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering Program Assistant-Pre-College Programs-Diversity Affairs Office, January 20xx-June 20xx • Assisted with the retention of underrepresented students in the College of Engineering • Communicated with summer program instructional staff and residential counselors regarding student involvement and conduct • Created a welcoming environment and acted as the first campus contact for prospective students • Assist in planning and programming of pre-college initiatives such as campus visits and events • Worked closely to the program directors of the Diversity Affairs Office and enter pre-college students into database. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chemistry Department Student Help-Chemistry Learning Center, September 20xx-May 20xx • Tutored basic chemistry students; illustrated acknowledgement, recognition, and informed other students about unrepresented members in the sciences.


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EXTRA CURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT National Society of Black Engineers Regional Finance Chair, September 20xx-May 20xx • Served as the main contact between chapter finance chairs; assist in coordination, planning, and assembly of funds for regional conference • Initiated outreach opportunities to local engineering firms by serving as the main contact for company partnership. President, September 20xx-May 20xx • Oversaw all programs, events and competitions • Managde and directed the executive board to follow the mission statement while serving as a mentor to other people that want to take more of a leadership role in the organization • Served as the main contact from the chapter level to our regional counterparts.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE After School Science Clubs Science Lead, October 20xx-June 20xx • Performed science projects to students in underrepresented backgrounds at middles schools in the Madison community • Served as a role model for STEM exposure and outreach • Assisted in planning science expeditions and family science nights within the Madison area schools

SKILLS Microsoft Office Suite, Epic, Maple, Matlab, and AutoCAD


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EDUCATION University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Science Degree: Community-Environmental Sociology, Concentration: International Agriculture and Resources Certificate: Environmental Studies Anticipated Graduation Date: May 20xx Cumulative GPA: 3.7/4.0 Dean’s List: 3 Semesters; Dean’s Honor List: 2 Semesters

ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIENCE Nonprofit Intern State Environmental Leadership Program • • •

Assembled over 200 folders for member distribution at 2010 SELP’s annual conference in Nebraska Conducted extensive research on state policy influences on federal legislation, particularly in environmental issues Designed animated map displaying campaign activities of over 40 member organizations using Google Maps

Student Assistant, Dr. Jonathan Patz Center for Sustainability and Global Environment, University of Wisconsin-Madison • • • •

July 20xx-Present Madison, WI

Orchestrated meetings and schedule adjustments for Dr. Patz and colleagues Drafted newsletters, committee reports and action items on behalf of the International Association for Ecology and Health Arranged and handled travel funds and receipts, writing/updating grant reports for research Assisted redesigning of a children’s environmental website called EcoHealth 101

Recyclemania Program Coordinator Division of Housing, University of Wisconsin- Madison • • •

September 20xx-Present Madison, WI

January 20xx-March 20xx Madison, WI

Independently collected data regarding dormitory recyclable materials Suggested and implemented new methods regarding recyclable collections to supervisor and colleagues Actively promoted increased recycling efforts to students and faculty in campus dormitories, resulting in over 45 percent increase in recycling collections

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE EXPERIENCE Planning Committee Member Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council/University of Wisconsin-Madison • • • •

Worked in a team of 5 students to plan the third annual WSBC Conference in Neenah, WI Contacted and recruited various local, organic catering and food suppliers for conference meals/snacks; donations collected from groups including Organic Valley, Madison Fresh Market and Sugar River Dairy Moderated and organized discussion for two conference sessions on Sustainable Packaging and Purchasing Maintained communication with 6 Wisconsin business leaders to facilitate their presentations of best sustainability practices

Secretary, ReThink Wisconsin University of Wisconsin-Madison • •

August 20xx-Present Madison, WI

Updated and maintained email accounts, organize participation/attendance data from recruitment and group events Co-lead Teaching Waste Management campaign to educate children at various levels about recycling practices

Fellowship Vice-President, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity University of Wisconsin-Madison • •

September 20xx-Present Madison, WI

August 20xx-January 20xx Madison, WI

Planned and organized all fraternity social events including intramural volleyball, Comedy Club and ropes courses Participated in many community service events including The River Food Pantry product distribution, Lakeshore Nature Preserve clean-ups and Kohl Center concessions volunteer


Foreign Languages: Proficient in Spanish Computer Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote), Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver software, Basic with HTML and CCS formatting


Buckingham Badger Current Address: 123 Linden Drive, #608 Madison, WI 53703, 608-123-4567


Permanent Address: N123 County Road Westfield, WI 55455

› Seeking a hands-on dairy related internship for the summer of 20xx, where I can utilize my communication skills and experience with dairy cattle to help the organization succeed


University of Wisconsin-Madison › Bachelor of Science, May 20xx › Major: Dairy Science – Business Emphasis

Relevant Experience:

Rosedale Genetics, Ltd. Oxford, WI Intern May 20xx – August 20xx › Provided daily care for newborns and young stock on an 80-cow dairy farm › Aided in routine chores and maintained cleanliness and upkeep in preparation for tours › Prepared and presented animals for the farm’s public sale held in July › Increased knowledge of marketing strategies associated with genetically elite herd ABS Global, Inc. DeForest, WI Intern January 20xx – May 20xx › Assisted with data summarization, laboratory and field trial management processes › Aided in sire summary proof week

Hockerman Brothers Inc. Westfield, WI Intern February 20xx – August 20xx › Fed calves and young stock on a 400-cow Holstein farm › Monitored health and progress of pre-fresh cows and assisted in dystocia cases › Aided herdsman with daily farm operations

So-Fine Bovines, LLC Westfield, WI Intern Childhood – June 20xx › Assisted in newborn calf care and daily work › Prepared and presented cattle for dairy shows at county, district, and state levels

Leadership Involvement:

Association of Women in Agriculture Madison, WI Member September 20xx – Present › Served as a member of the Association of Women in Agriculture Inc. Marketing Committee Website Coordinator September 20xx – May 20xx › Maintained and regularly updated the organization’s website › Worked with sixteen other officers to ensure efficiently run meetings and accomplishment of organization goals


Buckingham Badger, page 2 Badger Dairy Club Madison, WI Public Relations Officer September 20xx – May 20xx › Maintained and updated the club’s booth and website to inform potential members › Compiled articles and formatted semester newsletter to be sent to dairy science alumni World Dairy Expo Business Co- Chair September 20xx – December 20xx › Organized the work schedule for 75 members to work at World Dairy Expo › Processed and maintained working hours of the 75 volunteers and WDE Chairmen › Communicated and clarified work schedules with the WDE Staff › Transported workers to and from the WDE Grounds when necessary Badger Dairy Camp Counselor June 20xx › Served as a positive role model for over 90 campers aged 12-18 › Assisted in educational breakout sessions Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority CALS Leadership Retreat Representative › Developed and polished leadership and teamwork skills

Madison, WI September 20xx – Present

Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Madison, WI Annual Business Conference Volunteer February 20xx › Presided as room coordinator for specialty breakout sessions by adjusting lights, collecting surveys, and overseeing that sessions run on schedule › Introduced guest speakers and set-up electronic equipment needed for specialty sessions

UW-Madison Collegiate Dairy Judging Team Madison, WI Student Judge March 20xx › Analyzed and critically evaluated dairy cattle classes and defended reasons to judges › Competed in 20xx Accelerated Genetics Intercollegiate Contest and placed 5th team overall Marquette County Junior Holstein Association Westfield, WI Member January 20xx – August 20xx President May 20xx – September 20xx › Acted as a positive role model for younger members in my county › Shared knowledge of dairy cattle by serving as captain for dairy bowl competitions and herdsperson for county representation at Wisconsin State Fair

Additional Experience:

Westfield Public Works Department Westfield, WI Staff Member May 20xx – August 20xx › Satisfied the public’s disputes and requests and communicated them to my employer › Worked within a team to mow and landscape 80 acres of Village-owned property › Learned to operate heavy equipment necessary for completing daily tasks

Babcock Hall Dairy Plant Madison, WI Student Staff Member February 20xx - May 20xx › Followed sanitary guidelines to ensure safety and quality of finished food products › Helped in production of ice cream, cheese, and milk


BUCKINGHAM BADGER 608-123-4567 123 Linden Drive Madison, WI 53703 OBJECTIVE: Seeking a challenging summer internship within the dairy industry working with advertising, marketing, and public relations in which I can utilize my strong writing, organizational, and design skills. EDUCATION: University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Sciences, May 20xx Majors: Dairy Science & Life Science Communications-Business Emphasis GPA: 3.48/4.0 Relevant Courses: Science & Technology Print & Electronic Media Design Information Radio Contemporary Communication SALES EXPERIENCE: Wisconsin Active Sportswear September 20xx-Present Sales Intern Madison, WI • Determine daily sales and process electronic transactions • Handle merchandise transfers and inquiries between store locations • Maintain store cleanliness and organization of merchandise • Assist with customer purchases AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Loverslane Holstein Childhood-Present Farmhand Lomira, WI • Monitor calf and heifer health through daily feeding and cleaning • Oversee registration and identification of all cattle • Aid veterinarian and hoof trimmer to maintain overall herd health • Develop and manage show string cattle and present them at shows Great Northern Land & Cattle Company Cattle Caretaker • Provide general care for sale cattle before sale day • Assist with cattle photography for individual producers • Communicate with buyers to record bidder information

April 20xx-Present Fond du Lac, WI

UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine September 20xx-August 20xx Student Assistant Madison, WI • Followed precise protocol for various animals in extreme conditions to ensure recovery • Helped maintain an extremely sanitary environment to prevent spread of disease and sickness • Communicated with veterinary technicians and barn managers to update daily management procedures


Buckingham Badger, 2 Westphalia Holsteins June-August 20xx, 20xx, 20xx Farm Assistant Brownsville, WI • Assisted in overseeing a herd of approximately 150 registered Holstein cows, heifers, and calves • Managed calves through feeding, bedding, vaccinating, and registering • Maintained and renovated facilities through washing and painting the inside and outside of the barn and milkhouse • Fed lactating and dry cow grain mixes • Aided in heat detection and watched for signs of calving to ensure the necessary steps were taken in a timely matter • Helped with washing, picturing, and classifying the herd PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: National Agri-Marketing Association September 20xx-Present • Organized the 20xx Hilldale Mall Pumpkin Carving for kids UW-Madison Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Team August 20xx-Present • Placed as the 4th overall team and 3rd reasons team in the Accelerated Genetics Intercollegiate Contest Badger Dairy Club September 20xx-Present • 20xx-20xx Yearbook Editor • 20xx American Dairy Science Association Conference, Kansas • 20xx Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto, Canada Sigma Alpha-Alpha Tau September 20xx-Present (Professional Agricultural Sorority) • 20xx College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Leadership Retreat representative • 20xx Midwest Regional Conference-Hospitality committee member • 20xx-20xx Agriculture in the Classroom committee member • 20xx-20xx Chapter By-Laws Review committee member Association of Women in Agriculture September 20xx-Present • 20xx Real World Workshop for Professional Development


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University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences, December 20xx Majors: Dairy Science – Business Agricultural and Applied Economics – Business

Education and Outreach Experience


Easter Seals of Wisconsin – Madison, WI October 20xx- Present Americorps Farm Assessment and Rehabilitation Methods (FARM) Program Assistant o o o o

Work independently, contacting vendors and other resources to gather estimates and recommendations for assistive technologies, having served over 40 farmers with disabilities to date Maintain respect and privacy when working with confidential information Critically review reports and processes, and provide constructive feedback to the FARM team Recognized by supervisors for my diligence and fast turn-around on projects

Winnebago County University of Wisconsin Extension – Oshkosh, WI Agriculture and Community Resource Development Intern o o o

May 20xx – August 20xx

Conducted interviews with local foods producers and municipality officials to contribute to a local foods assessment and a survey of eco-municipalities Collected and processed field samples of alfalfa scissors clippings, soil samples, and pasture trials Worked with Extension staff on other projects, including community gardens, educational programs and general public inquiries, to extend the knowledge and resources of the University to the public

North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge – Syracuse, NY University of Wisconsin-Madison Team Member

March 20xx

Utilized teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to analyze an 1,100-cow dairy within time constraints o Presented findings in a professional PowerPoint slideshow to a panel of industry judges o Achieved first place platinum team honors o

Meat Lab/Bucky’s Butchery – Madison, WI Retail Store Manager o o o

Developed and maintained relationships with customers by listening to questions and concerns relating to animal production and food safety, and providing informational materials and answers Tracked inventory needs, special orders and current market prices using Quickbooks Point of Sale software Learned about meat cutting and processing by helping with the preparation of products

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ¼ Scale Tractor Team/ Badger Pulling Team Business Manager o o o

September 20xx-May 20xx

Wrote three grants for financial sponsorship, each resulting in funds Coordinated receipt of over $10,000 in corporate sponsorships Managed financial activity in multiple accounts using Microsoft Excel

Agricultural Experience


Olsen’s Crop Service – Ripon, WI Customer Relations o

January 20xx-December 20xx

Seasonally 20xx-Present

Learned and worked with Agris software to enter customer data, fertilizer orders, grain contracts and sales, and to invoice customers for products and services purchased 23

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Dairy Science Department – Madison, WI Animal Science/Dairy Science 101 Teaching Assistant o o o

Served as a dependable resource for approximately 180 students Taught and assisted students in laboratory sessions, ensuring safe laboratory procedures were being followed Commended by professors as the best team of teaching assistants in history of the program

AgSource/CRI – Verona, WI Marketing and Public Relations Intern o o

September 20xx-December 20xx

April 20xx-June 20xx

Developed annual membership survey by interviewing departmental management and marketing staff to obtain their objectives, then design and distribute surveys Analyzed and organized data from surveys to prepare a written summary for upper-level management and the Board of Directors

Leadership Involvements


Sigma Alpha – Alpha Tau Chapter September 20xx-May 20xx Secretary 20xx, Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher 20xx; Special Committees Member 20xx-20xx World Dairy Expo Registration Chair, 20xx-20xx o o

Coordinated schedule for approximately 20 workers to provide professional, friendly services at World Dairy Expo registration booths Communicated guidelines and expectations between World Dairy Expo staff and Sigma Alpha membership

Babcock House Public Relations Director and Alumni Relations Chair o o

Recruited members to maintain cash flow in a 24-person capacity house Served as main liaison between the House, Alumni, and the public

Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) Mentorship Program o o

September 20xx-May 20xx

Placed 5th overall at Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting July, 2009

International Experience


University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Science Department Study Abroad Participant in Mexico o

January 20xx, 20xx, 20xx

Accepted to participate in mentorship program and attended annual business conference Participated in job shadows on farms to learn about various herd health issues and herd management practices

Agricultural Business and Economics Club Committee Chair 2007, 2008 Academic Quiz Bowl Team Member 2009 o

September 20xx-May 20xx

January 20xx

Visited agricultural site such as small and large farms, cooperatives, research stations, and our hosting university

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Abroad Participant in Uganda

January 20xx

Focused on health and nutrition issues by attending both lectures and site visits to villages, hospitals, schools, research organizations, and other places of interest


Buckingham Badger Education, 608-123-4567 Present Address: 123 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703

University of Wisconsin – Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Major: Dietetics

Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics Experience

University of Wisconsin – Madison Nutritional Science Department: Madison, WI Y.E.A.H. – Young Adults Eating and Active for Health Research Project Aide, January 20xx – Present • Accurately take physical measurements of subjects, correctly record data and organize paperwork for filing purposes • Professionally communicate with subjects and practice confidentiality

University of Wisconsin – Madison Food and Beverage Department: Madison, WI Suite Attendant and Trainer, October 20xx – Present • Practice safe and sanitary food handling for athletic events and concerts • Accurately handle food and beverage orders of over $1,000 • Provide exquisite customer service by listening and responding to guests needs • Successfully train new employees and demonstrate quality work to decrease employee turnover for the department

Independent Study at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Nutritional Science: Madison, WI Nutritional Assessor of the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinic Cafeteria, September 20xx – December 20xx • Outline recommendations to improve the sale of healthy foods to combat obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle for cafeteria customers • Extensively research marketing techniques and consumer education to develop a plan to implement new marketing strategies in the cafeteria

Leadership and Communications Experience

City of Bloomington – Parks and Recreation: Bloomington, MN Assistant Facilities Coordinator, May 20xx – Present • Manage entire outdoor pool and beach facilities including 30+ employees • Train and recertify attendants and lifeguards • Responsibly handle daily sales transactions and monetary calculations of over $1,500 • Professionally resolve and document customer and employee conflicts with proficiency • Develop management and relationship skills with employees

Lifetime Fitness: Savage, MN American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, June 20xx – August 20xx • Maintain superior safety skills by updating CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications • Provide outstanding service by respectably handling customer complaints and developing professional relationships with all patrons

Student Organization Involvement

Dietetics and Nutrition Club, Club Committee Membership Co-Chair September 20xx – Present Sigma Iota Epsilon, Finance and Community Service Committee September 20xx – Present 25

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Education University of Wisconsin- Madison Bachelor of Science, August 20xx Major: Entomology Cumulative GPA: 3.108/4.0; Dean’s List Lab Skills: ● Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) ● Multivariate experimental design ● Microbiological analysis of probiotic cultures ● Optical microscopy ● Ultra High Temperature (UHT) pasteurization technology ● Organoleptic sensory evaluation ● Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) particle sizing analysis ● pH / Acid-Base titrations

Experience University of Wisconsin - Madison Medical Entomology Lab, Madison, WI Undergraduate Research Assistant, January 20xx- May 20xx • Extracted DNA from adult ticks • Performed mitochondrial and Borrelia polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) on DNA of ticks • Performed gel electrophoresis to determine if mitochondrial DNA or gene for Lyme disease were present • Identified ticks collected during the 2009 deer hunting season for further research • Assisted researchers by amalgamating solutions of mosquitoes and testing the solutions for the presence of West Nile Virus Kerry Ingredients, Beloit, WI Intern (Sensory Team), May 20xx- August 20xx • Project leader on an experiment designed to map the individual sensory skills of more than 100 Kerry employees • Prepared sensory samples for testers each day and scheduled sensory participants • Developed time management and planning skills to ensure testing would run as smoothly as possible in order to gather the data required to complete the project • Presented results of the project to a symposium of 40 scientists Kerry Ingredients, Beloit, WI Intern (Lipids Team), May 20xx- August 20xx • Formulated products using a pre-defined ingredient list • Processed ingredients using emulsion and spray-drying technologies • Performed physical, and chemical characterizations of the resulting powders • Provided detailed reports on experiments performed and work carried out Kerry Ingredients, Beloit, WI Intern (New Technologies and Ventures Team), May 20xx- August 20xx • Assisted in development of encapsulated probiotics • Assisted in development of Omega-3 emulsions 26

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Education University of Wisconsin – Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Major: Environmental Science GPA: 3.4/4.0 Environmental Science and Research Experience Snow Shoe Food, LLC – Madison, WI Life Cycle Analysis Intern – August 20xx – Present 2011 • Worked on a team to develop smart phone applications to promote food sustainability • Conducted extensive literature reviews • Consulted with ice cream producers and performed a life cycle analysis for the producers to determine carbon emissions based on raw ingredients, transportation factors, and energy use • Co-authored a life cycle assessment report that was mentioned in Scientific American University of Wisconsin Trout Lake Research Station – Boulder Junction, WI Research Assistant – May – August 20xx • Worked as a team to collect long term ecological data from seven area lakes • Processed data into LTER database • Processed pH, phytoplankton, zooplanktons, sediment, and total particulate matter samples in the laboratory University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology – Madison, WI Directed Study Participant with Dr. Jake Vander Zanden – September 20xx – May 20xx • Compiled density data from aquatic invasive species around the globe • Collecting lengths, weights, scales, and diets from various fishes. • Analyzing diet data from electrofishing sampling.

Leadership Experience Frank’s Place – Madison, WI Student Supervisor May 20xx – May 20xx • Supervised, hired, and recruited over 30 student workers • Promoted to Student Supervisor after showing exceptional teamwork and leadership skills Food Service Worker September 20xx – May 20xx • Served food, cashiered, and washed dishes in fast paced environment • Developed excellent customer service and time management skills

Student Organizations Slow Food – University of Wisconsin – Madison Member – September 20xx – Present • Worked with local farmers on the Farm-to-University project to help make local foods accessible to students on campus Environmental Studies Club – University of Wisconsin – Madison Planning Committee Member – September 20xx – May 20xx • Planned activities for annual Earth Day Celebration and Camp Randall Recycling Project 27

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Major: Food Science GPA: 3.96/4.0 Relevant Coursework  General and Organic Chemistry  Food Science  Microbiology  Statistics Honors and Awards  Dean’s List – four consecutive semesters  Hans F. Dresel Memorial Award and Scholarship

Work Experience

Undergraduate Research Assistant May 20xx – Present Laboratory of Dr. Richard Hartel Madison, WI  Formulate, prepare and measure the viscosity of thickened beverages for dysphagia research  Pursuing independent work related to the characterization of caramel flavor profiles, focusing on key differences between commercial and gourmet varieties  Trained sensory panelist for ice cream  Assistant for a National Confectioners Association-sponsored candy science course and a Retail Confectioners International-sponsored class on chocolate confections Memorial Library Copy Center and Periodicals Room Desk Attendant September 20xx- Present Madison, WI  Assist patrons with questions related to library copiers, documents within the periodicals room, or online research  Perform routine duties concerning periodical organization or copy machine maintenance Hourly Lab Assistant October 20xx – May 20xx Laboratory of Dr. Katrina Forest – Research focus on cell pili structure Madison, WI  Responsible for generating stock buffer solutions and agar plates, equipment sterilization, lab inventory, and execution of cleanup procedures

Activities University of Wisconsin – Madison Food Science Club September 20xx – Present  Participated on the Product Development Team member  Served as a Science Expeditions volunteer  Involved with product development and marketing of an ice cream sandwich as a club fundraiser  Elected to the High School Outreach officer position for the 2009-2010 school year University of Wisconsin – Madison Gymnastics Club  Elected to the Fund Raising Committee for the 2009-2010 school year

September 20xx – Present


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To acquire an entry level position in sales and/or marketing with potential for growth and increasing responsibilities

Education University of Wisconsin – Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Major: Forest Science GPA: 3.4/4.0 Dean’s List (4 semesters) University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point September 20xx-May 20xx Relevant Courses: Consumer Finance ● Principles of Microeconomics ● Environmental Conservation ● Wood Properties and Building Products ● Renewable Resource Policy ● Statistical Methods ● Landscape Architecture and Design

Sales-Related Experience Timber Holdings Supply, Milwaukee, Wisconsin May-August 20xx Sales Assistant • Handled customers’ questions on timber grades, durability, and uses, requiring excellent customer service skills • Developed strong communication skills in the task of cold calling • Learned the business aspect of forestry through the sales of wood products Flying Dog Brewery, Madison, Wisconsin August-October, 20xx-20xx Booth Manager • Promoted and distributed products at annual festivals, increasing awareness of Flying Dog Brewery • Interacted effectively with diverse customers, gaining advancement in communication and sales skills

Management and Organization Experience University of Wisconsin Extension, Madison, Wisconsin November 20xx-Present Research Assistant • Execute data entry regarding Wisconsin woodland owner management • Perform library research and website maintenance • Utilize time management and planning skills by maintaining full-time academic status and employment Poblocki Paving, Milwaukee, Wisconsin May-August 20xx Foreman Assistant • Used heavy machinery to perform tasks in asphalt and masonry work • Exhibited strong commitment to the completion of assigned tasks

Computer Skills Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Geographical Information Software, Agility Sales Software 29

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Education University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Majors: Genetics and Biology GPA: 3.52/4.00 Dean’s List (3 Semesters)

Research Experience Department of Genetics, Ganetzky Lab Madison, WI Research Assistant • •

Designed and executed experiments to map a gene locus in the Drosophila genome with apparent pain perception pathway function and continue to work to classify its pathway and phenotype Learned techniques including: DNA amplification and sequencing, Drosophila genetics, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, larval dissections

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Madison, WI Research Assistant-Cytogenetics • •


Assisted in the organization and review of patient data for a Longitudinal Bipolar Research Project

Study Abroad – Monteverde, Costa Rica Student •


Researching the utility of high resolution oligo aCGH as clinical test for hematological malignancies Collected data and analyzed results to help prepare two case reports for publication

Department of Psychology Abrahamson Lab Madison, WI Research Assistant •



Conducted a botany research project to define Passiflora spp. allocation of resources in metabolite defenses and presented results to the local scientific community at a symposium Took intensive coursework in tropical biology, ecology, conservation, ecosystem services, botany, Costa Rican culture and Spanish language in locations across Costa Rica

Awards/Honors Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship •

Rewarded for planning an experiment in collaboration with a faculty member and submitting a original research proposal

The Vicky Lee Hirsh Endowment for Conservation •

20xx 20xx

Rewarded for academic achievement and essay pertaining to interest and work in tropical ecology and conservation

Publications and Posters •

Xu X, Chen X, Arthur A, Lu T, Leverton L, Balaban E, Sharifi MK, Marrison-Delap SJ, Zhang F, Johnson EB, Thompson KJ, Laffin JJ, Raca G. Amplification of IGH/CCND1 Fusion Gene in a Case of Multiple Myeloma. (Submitted to Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics)


Buckingham Badger Resume, page 2 • • • •

Xu X, Arthur A, Johnson EB, Leverton L, Laffin JJ, Raca G “Utility of High Resolution Oligo Array CGH in Clinical Testing for Hematological Malignancies" 60th Annual Meeting of American Society of Human Genetics, Washington DC, USA Nov. 3rd, 20xx Raca G, Xu X, Arthur A, Johnson EB, Leverton L, Laffin JJ “Investigating genetic abnormalities associated with Y chromosome loss in hematological malignancies by high resolution oligo array CGH” 60th Annual Meeting of American Society of Human Genetics,Washington DC, USA Nov. 3rd, 20xx Arthur, A, Ballard, S Ganetzky, B “Mapping the s89 gene mutation and examining its role in pain perception in Drosophila” 11th Annual University of WI Undergraduate Symposium, Madison WI Apr 12th, 20xx Arthur, A, Masters, A, Kumar A “Leaf choice in Dryas iulia (Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae):cyanide content and toughness” CIEE symposium, Monteverde, Costa Rica December 15th, 20xx

Employment Metavante Corporation Madison, WI Information Technology Intern • •


Surveyed hardware and software to more efficiently allocate assets to clients Assisted in the implementation and evaluation of a new database tool

University of Wisconsin Recreational Sports Madison, WI 08/2007-08/2010 Lifeguard • Responsible for patron safety, CPR and first aid certifications, pool upkeep, time management

Activities Student Consultant and Speakers Bureau Madison, WI Facilitator •

Designed and facilitated workshops, provide consulting, and give presentations for UW organizations and community groups to improve their communication, leadership, and teambuilding.

Genetics Club Madison, WI Member •



Volunteered for community events to improve understanding of genetics throughout the community

Language Skills / Interests Spanish / research, biotechnology, medical genetics, tropical conservation



EDUCATION University of Wisconsin – Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Major: Horticulture – Production Systems Cumulative GPA: 3.77/4.0 • Dean’s Honor List (3 Semesters) • Wisconsin Garden Federation Scholarship • Wisconsin Nursery Association Scholarship • Midwest Food Processors Association Scholarship University of Wisconsin – Marathon County • Biological Sciences Departmental Distinction Award • Sophomore Honors Program Scholarship • Dean’s List (4 Semesters)

HORTICULTURE EXPERIENCE D.C. Smith Greenhouse Madison, WI Greenhouse Staff May 20xx – Present • Scout for insect pests and diseases, requiring attention to detail, knowledge of common indoor insect pests, and ability to communicate findings with greenhouse manager for use in pesticide applications • Design and install aesthetically pleasing plant beds to improve appearance of conservatory without disturbing irrigation system • Propagate rare and unique plants to maintain ornamental collection • Water greenhouses daily, meticulously accounting for each plant’s individual water needs • Commended frequently for independence and self-sufficiency University of Wisconsin Horticulture Society Madison, WI President September 20xx – Present • Schedule guest speakers, scout prospective employers, coordinate field trips to local businesses, prepare for and preside over meetings • Assist treasurer to prepare budgets, pay bills promptly, and buy supplies for meetings and fundraisers • Organize, supervise, and place orders for large house plant sale, as well as manage a staff of club members to work during the sale, which raises approximately $15,000 in revenue to support club activities and scholarships that allow members to participate in a study abroad program to Costa Rica UW Horticulture Department – Palta Lab Madison, WI Tissue Culture Laboratory Assistant September 20xx – May 20xx • Maintained exclusively bred potato lines through tissue culture transfer • Prepared specialty media for use in tissue culture • Processed potato tubers in preparation for calcium analysis; this included cutting, grinding, and weighing samples according to the specifications of each research trial • Accurately recorded data generated throughout tuber processing • Mixed chemical fertilizer for use in tuber trials grown in growth chambers as well as for field application 32


Robert W. Monk Botanical Gardens Wausau, WI Horticulturist May – August 20xx • Designed and installed temporary flower beds in an effort to bridge gap between garden property and surrounding residential areas • Identified and removed invasive plant species such as buckthorn and Russian olive in preparation for future land improvements • Volunteered time to collect and transplant wild plants to create a butterfly garden on the property Marathon County Parks and Recreation Department Wausau, WI Seasonal Horticulturist May – August 20xx & 20xx • Prepared and maintained flower beds by turning soil, adding amendments such as perlite and osmocote, identified and pulled weeds throughout summer season • Watered plants prudently, fertilized greenhouse plants and outside flower beds regularly • Transported flats of annual ornamentals throughout the city of Wausau using a county owned vehicle and planted the ornamentals in beds as instructed by the head horticulturist • Trimmed and shaped trees and shrubs to improve appearance of the landscaping that surrounds city and county buildings as well as cleared branches from walkways, overhead wiring, and park shelters • Mixed herbicides precisely and applied them safely to eliminate poison ivy in parks as well as weeds near fountains, in shrub beds, and in street tree grates UW Marathon County Biology Department Wausau, WI Laboratory Assistant September 20xx – May 20xx • Transplanted, trimmed, and watered greenhouse plants as well as cared for fish and turtles in a pond • Applied liquid shade to exterior greenhouse panels to protect plants from intense summer sun • Prepared lab benches, chemicals, and materials used in student instructional labs

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Village of Athens Athens, WI Seasonal Laborer May – August 20xx & 20xx • Assisted in repair of village streets and driveways • Scraped, sanded, and primed park picnic tables, bathrooms, and shelter walls in preparation for painting with a color carefully chosen to suit each location • Painted crosswalks and street curbs with a pressurized painting cart as well as directed traffic and set up safety cones to prevent transfer of wet paint Heartland Co-op Convenience Store Athens, WI Cash Register Clerk September 20xx – July 20xx • Handled and counted large amounts of money with honesty and integrity • Trained new employees to operate cash registers, stock shelves, answer the phone professionally, and promptly assist customers • Provided exceptional service by calming intense and stressful situations, greeting customers by name, assisting customers with their purchases, answering questions, and giving driving directions • Acknowledged often for dependability, efficient use of time, and consistency while working under fast paced and high pressure conditions


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Education University of Wisconsin – Madison Master of Science, December 20xx Major: Horticulture GPA: 4.0/4.0 University of Wisconsin - Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Majors: Agronomy and Dairy Science

Experience University of Wisconsin – Madison, Hancock Agricultural Research Station, Hancock, Wisconsin July 20xx to Present Agricultural Project Supervisor • • • • •

Manage all field operations on 400 acres of 100+ agronomic and horticultural research projects and rotational crops including planting, pest control, irrigation, and fertilizer application Coordinate and supervise daily activities of permanent and seasonal staff of up to 25 employees Work closely with 25+ university and industry researchers to coordinate field and storage research project establishment and maintenance Developed Field Records Database used to maintain and manage accurate field activity records for all station operations and initiated accurate field maps utilizing GPS technology Write and implement nutrient management plan and conservation plan for all crops

Del Monte, Plover, Wisconsin May 20xx to July 20xx Field Representative • • • • •

Develop and implement agronomic, nutrient management, and integrated pest management plans for 6,000 acres of pea, green/wax bean, and sweet corn production Contract, field, plant, & harvest 4,000 acres of Italian and green beans annually Work closely with Plover production plant and growers to schedule 300 tons of carrots daily Work closely with vegetable growers on strategic agronomic issues Analyze and update data for Raw Product Forecasting system for all vegetable crops

Olsen’s Crop Service, Division of Olsen’s Mill, Inc., Stevens Point, Wisconsin September 20xx to May 20xx Sales Agronomist • • •

Provide agronomic advice to vegetable, grain, and dairy farmers Sold fertilizer, seed, chemicals, and services direct to grower Assist with plant operations and delivery of agronomic products and with grain purchases and contracts

Certifications ● Certified Crop Advisor ● Commercial Pesticide Applicator

Computer Skills ● Microsoft Office Suite ● Statgraphics, R, & SAS

● BTU Ventilation Software ● Arc View & Farm Works

● AS400 ● Ag Code 34

BUCKINGHAM BADGER 123 Linden Drive - Madison, WI 53703 - Mobile: 608.123.4567 - Email: OBJECTIVE____________________________________________________________________________ Seeking a Landscape Architecture internship that will challenge my skills, creativity, and work ethic EDUCATION___________________________________________________________________________ University of Wisconsin- Madison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Bachelor of Arts, May 20xx General Education Major: Landscape Architecture ALA September 20xx- May 20xx Cumulative GPA: 3.57/ 4.0 Cumulative GPA: 3.59/4.0 DESIGN RELATED EXPERIENCE________________________________________________________ McKay Nursery, Waterloo, WI May 20xx- Present Designer/ Sales Representative/ Foreman - Prepared creative design solutions including planting plans and sketches for clients - Marketed and sold nursery stock throughout the Madison area - Gained exceptional knowledge about perennials, shrubs, and trees as a sales rep and on job sites - Supervised up 11 employees on job sites throughout Wisconsin and Iowa - Installed approximately $20,000 in residential and commercial landscape jobs each week - Experienced at using landscaping equipment including: skid steers, sod cutters, and compactors - Executed planting beds, patios, walkways, retaining walls, sod, grass seed and engaged in grading projects Jim’s Greenhouse and Farm Market, Fall River, WI January 20xx- May 20xx Manager/ Partner - Managed propagation, growing, and sales in 10 greenhouses (approximately 20,000 ft2) - Conducted wholesale and retail sales at two garden centers and multiple farmers markets - Reorganized infrastructure including inventory, marketing, growing techniques, and sales to become more successful and customer friendly - Designed flower baskets, patio planters and gardens - Obtained exceptional knowledge about annuals, perennials, fruits and vegetables - Planned, cultivated and grew up to 100 acres of produce for farmers’ markets - Hired staff and delegated jobs for up to 10 employees for greenhouse and produce seasons ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT___________________________________________________________ Biaggi’s Restorante Italiano, Server, Madison, WI November 20xx- Present Brother’s Bar, Bar back/ bouncer, Madison, WI April 20xx- October 20xx Texas Roadhouse, Server, Madison, WI August 20xx- May 20xx Devon Seafood Grill, Bartender, Glendale, WI November 20xx- May 20xx TECHNICAL SKILLS___________________________________________________________________ Language: Spanish (conversational) Computer: AutoCAD, Land F/X, Adobe Suite, ArcGIS, Sketchup, Microsoft Office Suite -References and Design Portfolio Upon Request-


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OBJECTIVE Seeking an entry-level position beginning in May 20xx in the marketing field, also including: market research, marketing communications and public relations.

EDUCATION University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences Major: Life Sciences Communication Anticipated Graduation Date: May 20xx GPA: 3.11/4.0; Communications GPA 3.71/4.0 Dean’s List (3 Semesters)

Relevant Coursework: Print and Electronic Media Design Marketing Strategies International Business Relationship Marketing International Business

COMPUTER SKILLS Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop

COMMUNICATIONS AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE University of Wisconsin Athletic Department, Madison, WI July 20xx-Present Student Assistant – Sports Information /Athletic Communications • Secondary media contact for the men’s hockey team and women’s openweight and lightweight rowing teams • Write post-game stories and other weekly news releases for UWBADGERS.COM and sports media • Update Badgers in the NHL page, season statistics and other features in weekly men’s hockey program book • Assist with official stats and public relations coverage of all home football, hockey and basketball games • Successfully balance 30+ hours of work per week with a full undergraduate credit load Pfizer Animal Health – New York City Headquarters, New York City, NY May 20xx-July 20xx Global New Products Marketing Intern • Completed a market analysis of vaccine knowledge, needs and wants in 15 countries • Wrote the abstract for a canine obesity drug in the stages prior to FDA approval (Selentrol®) • Gained independence and self-confidence by living alone in New York City for nine weeks University of Wisconsin-Madison Recreational Sports, Madison, WI August 20xx-October 20xx Office Clerk • Fortified strong communication skills while building relationships with customers • Strengthened problem solving skills through dealing with unhappy patrons • Continued serving the Rec. Sports department post employment as a Facility Consultant for future renovations Mexico Mission Trip, Stillwater, MN and Yucatan, Mexico Continuous throughout 20xx-20xx Head Senior Leader • Met with team biweekly to plan mission trip as well as group events prior to the trip • Arranged and facilitated the 30 Hour Famine weekend event for 60 student missionaries • Established lasting community relationships through service and volunteer work • Learned the significance of communication between a source and those receiving the information


National Agricultural Marketing Association (UW Chapter): Vice President – Careers; Marketing Team Member College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Freshman Leadership Program: Volunteer Mentor Facility Consultant for the Recreational Sports Master Plan (UW Rec. Sports Student Advisory Board) International Business Student Association/Rotaract Lenore Landry Life Sciences Communication Scholarship/Internship Fund Recipient 36

Buckingham Badger 608-123-4567 123 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703

Objective To obtain a position in the field of agri-business, in which I can utilize my education and experience in marketing and communications.

Education University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Major: Life Sciences Communication Business Certificate: School of Business Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4.0 Dean’s List (Six Semesters) Relevant Coursework: Science and Technology News writing Print and Media Design Human Resource Management Marketing Management Informational Radio Finance

Ag and Natural Resource Law Leadership Seminar Ag Advertising

Educational Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Sigma Alpha Lambda Chicago Farmers Scholarship

National Agri-Marketing Association Outstanding Class Member Saddle and Sirloin Educational Scholarship Recipient Professor J.G Fuller Memorial Scholarship

Communications and Marketing Experience Wisconsin Farm Report with Pam Jahnke, Madison, WI May 20xx-Present Communications Intern • Worked in on-air production, reporting daily markets and recording commercials • Conducted live interviews both in the studio and in the field • Developed story ideas, edited copy and updated website • Gained valuable sales experience shadowing sales professionals • Improved and fostered industry relationships, while attending the Ag Media Summit in Louisville, KY Wisconsin Public Radio - Old Time Radio, Madison, WI June 20xx-Present Student Hourly • Worked as the show producer and on air talent • Operated the board, maintained the station schedule, answered phones and performed other clerical duties as needed MGP Farms, Le Roy, IL Childhood-Present Farmhand • Worked on the family farm since youth and gained valuable knowledge about the workings of the agriculture industry


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Campus Involvement National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) August 20xx-Present Marketing Team • Developed full scale marketing campaign for new product placement and • presented at the National NAMA Conference in Dallas, TX • Design Co-Chair for the Endura-Cal product collateral material Vice President of Publicity • Promoted events, meetings, and activities using an innovative advertising campaign • Corresponded with current and potential members to increase involvement CALS Days for Kids Co-Chair • Coordinated volunteers and organized educational booth for 700+ fourth graders World Dairy Expo • Worked with commercial exhibitors and surveyed hundreds of participants Association of Women in Agriculture – Executive Board September 20xx-Present Sunshine Officer • Maintained positive member relations, through correspondence and acknowledgment of member accomplishments • Decorated the AWA house to elicit holiday spirit and camaraderie Saddle and Sirloin Club – Badger Kick-Off Classic Design Chair • Decorated facilities and design event backdrop for pictures • Maintained children’s recreation area

September 20xx-Present

CALS Associate Dean Search and Screen Committee March 20xx-August 20xx Student Representative • Served as the undergraduate student representative • Reviewed applicant curriculum vitae and participated in interview process • Provided input for final selection CALS Student Council - Executive Board August 20xx-August 20xx Public Relations Officer • Developed website and distributed advertising materials for campus events • Wrote press releases and documented events pictorially • Communicated with media outlets to advertise college events

Leadership and Conference Activities Sigma Alpha - Alpha Tau Chapter, Madison, WI Ag Media Summit, Louisville, KY Diversity in Communications Conference, Chicago, IL Alpha Gamma Rho Leadership Conference, Philadelphia, PA Wisconsin State Fair Beef Corral, West Allis, WI CALS Leadership Retreat, Poynette, WI WILL Public Television, Urbana, IL

August 20xx-Present July 20xx February 20xx February 20xx August 20xx January 20xx May 20xx-August 20xx

Technical Skills Computer: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Audition, Microsoft Office Suite 38

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Objective To obtain a position in the food industry that allows me to utilize my knowledge of food science and my microbiology skills in research and development or quality control

Education University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science Major: Microbiology Anticipated Graduation: May 20xx

Relevant Courses Food Laws and Regulation • Confectionary Science • Human Nutrition • Food and Beer Fermentations • Microbial Genetics • Diversity Ecology & Evolution of Microbes • Physiology of Microorganisms

Experience Entomology Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI Student Hourly August 20xx- Present • Responsible for care of lab insects including making food, feeding larva and harvesting eggs • Maintain sanitation per lab regulations • Conduct research involving microbiology and bio-molecular techniques • Develop protocols for experiments to ensure results were accurate • Prepare student research grant proposal by developing comprehensive information about the lab Kraft Foods- Research Development and Quality Madison, WI Microbiology Intern May 20xx-August 20xx • Conducted over 20 food microbiology studies on new and existing products • Developed public speaking and presentation skills by presenting the results of each study to colleagues and supervisors in the Department • Responsible for maintaining six strains of Listeria and five strains of spoilage organisms Papa Murphy’s Pizza Duluth, MN Pizza Crafter June 20xx-August 20xx • Communicated with customers to evaluate orders and ensured customer satisfaction. • Worked effectively with a team • Cleaned work areas per federal regulations

Awards and Leadership Food Science Club Member Product Development Team Member College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarship Recipient Marshall and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund Scholarship Recipient

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Buckingham Badger, 608.123.4567 123 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53703 Education University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science Major: Nutritional Science Graduation Date: May 20xx

Nutrition and Fitness Experience Personal Trainer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Recreation Facility Madison, WI—September 20xx to Present • Thoroughly assessed client’s current physical activity level • Designed exercise programs for clients to follow on their own, according to their goals • Developed work-out sessions that were completed one-on-one with the clients • Met on a daily basis to motivate the client so they were able to achieve their exercise goals • Communicated with the clients about their nutritional goals and how to obtain them • Researched answers to questions that clients had and communicated the results to them • Gained experience working with a college-aged group (18 to 22 years) • Built credibility and rapport with clients through active listening and by giving useful advice Personal Trainer at Kohler Company-Sports Core Kohler, WI—May 20xx to Present • Thoroughly assessed approximately 15 different clients’ current physical activity level per week • Designed exercise programs for clients to follow on their own, according to their goals • Developed work-out sessions that were completed one-on-one with the clients • Met on a daily to weekly basis to motivate the client so they were able to achieve their exercise and nutritional goals • Communicated with the clients about their nutritional goals and how to obtain them • Addressed members’ general fitness needs • Researched answers to questions that clients had and communicated the results to them • Gained experience working with various age groups, ranging from 15 years old to 65 years old • Built credibility and rapport with clients through active listening and by giving useful advice Dietary Aide at Sheboygan Progressive Nursing Home Sheboygan, WI-May 20xx to September 20xx • Prepared and served meals for residents in the nursing home • Collaborated with the dietitian to make sure meals were appropriate for each resident Gymnastics Instructor at All-Star Gymnastics Madison, WI-December 20xx to May 20xx • Taught young children the sport of gymnastics and how to follow directions (3 to 8 years) • Gained patience by working with young children

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Certifications American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer Obtained: August 20xx CPR Certified Obtained: June 20xx

Campus Involvement Dietetics and Nutrition Club September 20xx to Present • Actively involved in the monthly cooking classes • Obtained valuable experience learning how to manipulate recipes to perfection • Collaborated with my peers on how to actively communicate nutrition advice to others Slow Food January 20xx to Present • Educated students on the affects of food consumption on individual health, and the environment • Developed comprehensive knowledge about how food related to issues such as environmental justice, agricultural pollution, obesity, urban sprawl, and global climate change • Worked on a team to develop menus for weekly meetings Greater University Tutoring Service January 20xx to May 20xx • Tutored a foreign student weekly in conversational English so she could improve her communication skills • Developed weekly lessen plans that addressed important issues that a foreign student should know • Actively listened to her concerns and gave advice on how to become a fluent English speaker




University of Wisconsin – Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Major: Nutritional Science GPA: 3.10/4.0

NUTRITION-RELATED EXPERIENCE Fit Fresh Cuisine and Hybrid Fitness Intern   

Maintained and managed a health and nutrition conscious restaurant at the Hybrid Fitness health club that drew over 200 clients daily Created nutritionally based meal plans that were geared towards people who maintained a healthy lifestyle or wanted to develop a healthy lifestyle Provided weekly nutrition education sessions with the Hybrid Fitness health club’s Biggest Loser Program participants

ConAgra Foods, Incorporated Research Quality and Innovation (RQI) Intern  

Fitchburg, WI January 20xx–Present

Omaha, NE June 20xx–August 20xx

Evaluated the impact that varying alternative sweeteners had on the physical and sensory attributes in a whole-grain snack bar application Formulated whole-grain recipes for use in home baking to promote the commercial launch of Ultragrain white whole-wheat flour


Department of Food Science, University of Wisconsin Research Assistant, Laboratory of Dr. Richard Hartel  

Tested viscosities of specially-thickened commercial beverages currently used for patients with dysphagia and assisted with formulating new beverages to meet specific viscosity parameters, by applying my knowledge of hydrocolloids, casein interactions and rheology Trained over 10 new lab members to use Brookfield rheometers to measure the viscosities of commercial beverages

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Wisconsin Research Assistant, Laboratory of Dr. Adel M. Talaat  

Madison, WI September 20xx–Present

Madison, WI January 20XX–May 20xx

Assisted in research to determine gene functions in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Processed and cloned DNA segments by DNA ligation, transformation, and sequencing


UW-Madison Food Science Club, President

March 20xx–Present

UW-Madison Product Development Team, Member

January 20xx–Present

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Restructured club goals and implemented new organization methods for improved communication and efficiency within the club and University of Wisconsin community Advised executive members with duties and stimulated synergy and idea generation though group discussions Collaborated with peers to create a new almond based product with production plan for the Almond Board of California competition Focused primarily on innovative packaging concepts and label design


Buckingham Badger 123 Linden Drive Madison, WI 53703 (608)123-4567 Education: University of Wisconsin- Madison Bachelor of Science, December 20xx Majors: Plant Pathology and Horticulture Cumulative GPA: 3.6/4.0

Honors/Awards: • • • • •

Dean's List: 7 semesters University of Wisconsin - Madison’s Hagedorn Plant Pathology Scholarship, August 20xx WI Association of Professional Agricultural Consultants Scholarship, January 20xx UW Bookstore Research Award, March 20xx WI Association of Cranberry Growers Award, January 20xx

Plant Pathology and Horticulture Experience: Symbiosis Summer Research Intern May – August 20xx University of Wisconsin - Madison Microbiology Laboratory, PI: Marcin Filutowicz • Aided in research developing a new class of antimicrobials using model Yersinia pestis – bacterial pathogen of Bubonic Plague • Inserted stability cassette into a mini-replicon of plasmid pCD1 of Y. pestis • Gained experience with PCR, gel electrophoresis, endonuclease digestion, ligation, and transformation techniques and procedures. Fruit Pathology Lab Assistant January 20xx – May 20xx University of Wisconsin - Madison Fruit Pathology Laboratory, PI: Patricia McManus • Calculated percent necrosis of cherry leaves infected with Blumeriella jaapii, pathogen of Cherry leaf spot, using image analysis software • Prepared selective growth media for culturing bacteria and fungi • Gene banked orchard soil bacterial samples Integrated Pest Management Orchard Scout May – August 20xx Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, Sturgeon Bay WI • Monitored insect pest populations to determine economic threshold levels in tart cherry and apple orchards • Evaluated disease severity in orchards using forecasting software and in-orchard rating • Advised orchard growers on pest control strategies Integrated Pest Management Program Assistant December 20xx – June 20xx Integrated Pest Management Institute of North America, Madison WI • Networked a group of Dane county apple growers to participate in an orchard IPM program • Created an orchard audit for improving environmental practices • Organized program meetings Crop Improvement Lab Assistant September – December 20xx Wisconsin Crop Improvement ASSN • Prepared samples of corn and soybean seeds for germination testing • Performed tests to assess performance of Round-up ready crop seeds 43

Badger, 2 Fruit Crop Research Intern May – August 20xx Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, Sturgeon Bay WI • Evaluated severity of pest damage in an Integrated Pest Management Program • Communicated with Master Gardeners to maintain an ornamental garden • Compiled data for research trials on apple and cherry varieties Biological Science Aid September 20xx – February 20xx Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison WI • Evaluated varieties of alfalfa and clover for environment tolerance • Performed pollen crosses on alfalfa and clover plants • Threshed and scarified seed samples Floral Assistant Childhood – September 20xx Rens Floral, Waupun WI • Used creativity in designing floral arrangements • Assisted customers with floral designs and purchases • Provided tropical plant care Propagation Assistant Childhood – September 20xx Rens Nursery Wholesale, Waupun WI • Propagated Arborvitae ornamentals • Gained experience growing greenhouse plants • Independently worked in a greenhouse setting • Maintained greenhouses and property

Independent Research Experience: Independent Research Project June 20xx – August 20xx Title: Effect of copper-based fungicides on fruit quality of tart (sour) cherry • Presented research poster at the International Congress of Plant Pathology meeting in Torino, Italy in August 2008 • Investigated season long relationships between leaf injury due to Cherry Leaf Spot disease or copper fungicide phytotoxicity to fresh mass and sugars in cherry fruit • Performed trials at Peninsular Agricultural Research Station located in Sturgeon Bay, WI • Awarded UW-Bookstore award for resulting research paper Independent Research Project June 20xx – December 20xx Title: Analysis of the effects that defoliation, copper fungicide phytotoxicity, and Cherry Leaf Spot symptoms have on cherry fruit yield • Labeled and monitored cherry tree shoots with Cherry Leaf Spot or copper fungicide phytotoxicity in orchard at UW-Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, Sturgeon Bay, WI • Investigated possible relationships between number of leaves per shoot and fungicide treatment on dry weight of mature cherry fruit


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To obtain an internship within the animal industry where I can use my strong, diverse educational background and work experience


University of Wisconsin – Madison Bachelor of Science, December 20xx Major: Poultry Science GPA: 3.7/4.0 Honors: Dean’s List (5 Semesters)

Relevant Coursework: Leadership Seminar Environmental Impact of Livestock Tropical Crop Production International Issues in Agriculture

Poultry and Agriculture Experience

Field Assistant Department of Entomology September 20xx – Present University of Wisconsin – Madison • Developed attention to detail skills by counting aphids on soybean plants in the field, counting potato leafhoppers from a sweep net in alfalfa • Collected field results to help create data for research on sustainable agriculture and integrated pest management Poultry Intern Hormel Foods May 20xx – August 20xx Beloit, WI • Expanded knowledge of the poultry export business by working in all departments including production, processing, and marketing • Recorded information on mortality of poultry, feeding of poultry, and other related information

Volunteer Experience

Wisconsin Register 4-H Volunteer 4-H September 20xx – Present Beloit, WI • Embodied and promoted the core values of 4-H throughout daily life (head, heart, hands, health) • Assist, maintain, and preserve a fair and positive judging process and exhibitor experience throughout the fair’s duration and processes Volunteer Beloit County Fair Association August 20xx – Present Beloit, WI • Represented Beloit County’s youth at meetings and functions • Provided aid to fellow association members during projects and assignments • Supported, encouraged, and assisted cooperative relationships between the association and the county’s 4-H extension office

Professional and Student Organizations National Pigeon Assocation (NPA) American Poultry Association (APA) University of Wisconsin – Madison Poultry Club

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OBJECTIVE To obtain an internship allowing me to apply my growing knowledge of soil science, strong work ethic, and passion for golf. EDUCATION University of Wisconsin – Madison Bachelor of Science, December 20xx Major: Soil Science - Turf Management Specialization GPA: 3.912/4.0 Deans List: 4 Semesters TURF EXPERIENCE Blackhawk Country Club Madison, WI Turf Management Intern May – September 20xx • Directly involved in all aspects of golf course maintenance • Forged understanding of professional nature of private golf course management • Developed a focus on detail in daily course preparation • Prepared and planted clubhouse flower beds • Introduced to course maintenance products • Participated in aeration of greens and tees • Cleaned, mowed, and seeded driving range Beaver Dam Country Club Beaver Dam, WI Grounds Crew June – August 20xx • Operated lawn mowers attentively to mow roughs, tees, and greens • Set cups and prepared bunkers for daily use • Cleaned equipment necessary for daily routine • Cared for areas near clubhouse to keep course aesthetically appealing • Worked as part of a team replacing irrigation line • Assisted in creation of new tee-box • Developed communication skills with co-workers, owners, and patrons VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Allen Centennial Gardens Garden Worker • Worked as part of a team to lay fresh sod • Participated in general garden upkeep • Prepared seasonally sensitive plants for safe winter • Learned about native and foreign plant species

Madison, WI September 20xx

MEMBERSHIPS Badger Turf and Grounds Club – Student organization member Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association – Student member Golf Course Superintendents Association of America – Student member


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Education University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science, May 20xx Major: Wildlife Ecology GPA 3.458/4.0

Ecology-Related Experience Madison Audubon Society (Madison, WI) Restoration Intern May 20xx to August 20xx • Removed and properly disposed of a variety of invasive and exotic plant species from natural areas • Surveyed and documented endangered and threatened species including Hill’s Thistle and Regal Fritillary butterflies • Collected and stored a variety of prairie plant seeds for future sale and planting • Learned operation of machinery including brush mowers, ATVs, and edgers • Practiced safe application process for various chemicals and herbicides Four Lakes Wildlife Center (Madison, WI) Head Volunteer for Wildlife Rehabilitation Program May 20xx to October 20xx • Perform initial medical exams on newly admitted injured and orphaned wildlife • Monitor patient charts and update necessary care plans • Follow national and state guidelines and legal procedures for wildlife rehabilitation • Administer veterinarian-prescribed medication and physical therapy protocols • Assist volunteers in correct feeding and care procedures for a variety of birds, mammals, and other wildlife • Educate the general public on wildlife questions, biology, and established laws about wildlife interactions and invasive species Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Rhinelander, WI) Research Tech for Managed Old Growth Study May 20xx to August 20xx • Conducted surveys of pre-treatment vegetation to collect data on species diversity, richness, age, and density for post-treatment comparisons • Adhered to strict scientific protocols to ensure consistent data quality for longterm study of forest regeneration • Worked independently and in groups to determine efficient site visit schedules • Identified and quantified density of various non-native and invasive species located throughout the research plots • Installed permanent research quadrats and deer exclusion devices in a variety of habitat and topographic conditions • Developed skills in the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology • Established familiarity with National and State forest service terminology, symbology, and protocol


Buckingham Badger, 2 University of Wisconsin-Arboretum (Madison, WI) Volunteer Arboretum Steward April 20xx to May 20xx • Surveyed and repaired trail conditions, notify Rangers of any more extensive repairs necessary • Monitored phenological events and record in Steward Log to assist in phenological event chart being developed • Developed skills necessary to locate and remove invasive plant species such as Garlic Mustard, Purple Loosestrife, and Dames Rocket • Assisted Arboretum visitors in understanding the rules, mission and history of the Arboretum and the plants and wildlife that reside there, as well as with locating specific sites, rest areas, and parking lots Emergency Clinic for Animals (Madison, WI) Receptionist October 20xx to May 20xx • Responsible for accurately documenting wildlife admissions from Animal Control, DNR, wildlife rehabilitators, and private citizens, as well as handling charitable donations for their treatment • Notified various rescue organizations, wildlife rehabilitators, humane societies, and veterinarians of the status of incoming and outgoing animals • Responsible for appropriately triaging patients to ensure that most critical cases were treated first • Assisted pet owners with admission, discharge, and payment arrangements for emergency veterinary expenses • Managed patient accounts to ensure accurate charges and payments

Customer Service Experience Wisconsin Education Association (WEA) Insurance Trust (Madison, WI) Customer Service Representative II February 20xx to August 20xx • Responded to incoming phone calls and written inquires from members and medical providers regarding benefits, claims, appeals, etc. • Consistently exceeded department service and processing expectations • Developed process to verify that information in multiple computer systems transferred to vendors correctly • Handled a variety of special requests and independent projects requested by vendors, managers, and customers • Enhanced leadership skills by assisting in training and mentoring of new employees Humana (Madison, WI) Claims Processing Specialist July 20xx to February 20xx • Developed proficiency in a variety of software used to investigate and process medical claims that were unable to process automatically • Requested and reviewed additional information and medical records from patients and medical providers to ensure accurate and prompt processing • Promoted to department specialist in processing anesthesia claims using skills to verify correct payment based on minutes of anesthesia involved in the various medical procedures • Developed and facilitated program for new employee orientations • Solely led employer-sponsored classes in Medical Terminology and Quality Improvement


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