Academy Ambassadors Organize Resume Workshop

By Keya Sampat, Campus News Editor

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  • Business partners talk amongst themselves while they wait for a student.

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  • A student discusses her resume with a professional.

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  • A student discusses his resume with a business professional.

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  • Mr. Siler talks to a business partner.

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  • Academy Ambassadors Lead Ms. Sanchez talks to a business partner.

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  • Ms. Sanchez talks to a business professional while they wait for a student.

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  • Business and Industry Academy Ambassador Anika Nagji ’21 speaks with a business professional.

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  • Professionals and students discuss and edit students’ resumes.

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  • A student talks with a professional while she edits his resume.

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Westwood hosted an event for professionals to come and help students with their resumes on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the library. This gave students the opportunity to refine their resumes and get help with what they should add in order to make the resumes more professional and unique for colleges, internships, or jobs. The Academy Ambassadors initiated the resume workshop to give students an occasion to attain help from business partners.

“Our main goal for this was to allow students to have more interaction with the real life business partners,” Academy Ambassador Anika Nagji ‘21 said. “To be able to actually look at a resume or have a fake interview was really interesting.”

Business partners from all over Austin came to advise these students about how they could potentially improve their resume and about job or internship interviews. Many students had queries about their resume and their extracurriculars, so they were looking forward to getting professional guidance from the business partners.

“I decided to do this workshop because I think it would be nice to get some professional feedback on the things that I am doing,” Serena Manwani ‘22 said. “Sometimes I get a little worried that I’m not doing enough, so I wanted to ask [the business partner] if I need to have work experience or do sports, and it really helped.”

Additionally, these business partners had a lot of experience in their field and knew what type of resumes students should have. Even though they could not create a whole new resume for the students, they could give ideas that add to the initial foundation that most students got with them.

“I think that the resume workshop was really helpful as I got advice from professionals who actually went through this process before. They are really skilled in the things that they do, so getting advice from them would be really helpful for us since they have so much experience [that] we can learn from,” Nagaharini Rao ‘20 said.

The resume workshop turned out to be a success for the students as they got insight on how to properly frame their resume, and better understood what was required.

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