Hurricane Ian Update
September 28, 2022 Claflin Family: At approximately 4:10 p.m., South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. As the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a major priority, Claflin University will close and classes will be canceled on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. Classes for Friday, September 30, 2022, will be held virtually. Students are encouraged to check Moodle for instructions from professors. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek safety away from the predicted affected (coastal) areas. Residential students who live in South Carolina or within a 4-hour radius are strongly encouraged to leave campus. However, residential students who are unable to leave campus must register with the Office of Residential Life no later than Thursday, September 29, at 10 a.m. by clicking here. The Office of Residential Life will be on-call to answer questions in case of emergencies at (803) 258-8981. The University Dining Center will operate on the following schedule: Thursday: Normal operations. No late night dining. Friday: Brunch (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) Saturday & Sunday: Brunch (10 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) * Meals will be take-out on Friday through Sunday. Pizza Hut and Starbucks will be closed. If conditions become worse (power outages, flooding, downed trees, etc.), the University will implement its emergency protocol and provide shelter and meals in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex (located on the campus of Claflin University). You are encouraged to visit the University’s website, where updates will be posted regarding University operations. Updates also will be posted through Panther Alerts (text messages), Panther X, and email. For general information and updates, please call the University’s Information Line at (803) 535-5243. In case of on-campus emergencies, please call Claflin University Public Safety at (803) 535-5444. You may also check the National Weather Service for up-to-date alerts at

Resume Writing

Your application materials are your first impression with prospective employers.

The resume is typically organized into sections arranged from most important to least important. The following topics are designed to help you highlight your experience in a way that is compelling to hiring managers.

Contact Information

This should include your name, address, phone number and email address. Make sure that the e-mail address is professional looking and does not include slang or other inappropriate items.

Professional Objective

Prepare a brief, clearly defined statement indicating the field or position in which you are interested. Your career objective represents the theme of your resume, with the remaining information supporting your goal. If you are interested in more than one career field or position, you may need to have different resumes for each professional objective.


For each post-secondary degree, start with the most recent.

  • List college or university followed by your degree, major and graduation date.
  • List grade point average of a 3.0/4.0 scale or better. If your GPA is less than a 3.0, you may want to identify only your major GPA.
  • If you have worked during college, consider highlighting relevant job experience.

Qualification or Skills

You may want to include a section that briefly summarizes any skills or qualifications you have gained from work experience and/or extracurricular activities that relate to your professional objective.

Don't forget the cover letter!

A well-written cover letter should accompany your resume when applying for a job. It should explain why you're a qualified candidate, highlight your skills and accomplishments, and identify why your experience makes you qualified for the job.

Cover letter basics are as follows:

  • Address the letter to a specific person, by name when possible
  • Get straight to the point. Describe why the employer would benefit from hiring you
  • Make sure to use simple but direct language
  • Refer the employer to your enclosed resume
  • Ask for an interview and let them know that you'll be in contact to set up a time that is convenient for them

College Student Resume Examples

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