123 Aitkin St, Dallas, Texas, 06140 819-225-4355 email@example.com
University of Texas
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, May 2011, summa cum laude
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, May 2011, summa cum laude
Cumulative GPA 3.87
University of Texas Dallas, Tx
McNair Scholar under Dr. Ken Collier, UT Political Science Department
World Literature Abroad Norman, OK
University of Texas Dallas, TX
Research Assistant in Social Psychology Lab
Brown for U.S. Congress Arlington, TX
Texas Army National Guard Dallas, TX
United States Navy Fort Hood, TX
Petty Officer Second Class/Naval Aircrew
Outstanding Research Presentation, McNair Research Conference, 2011; McNair Scholar, 2010-2011; College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Scholar, 2007-2011; Top Psychology Student in Statistics, 2008-2009; Outstanding Honors College Ambassador, 2008-2009; European Union as a Global Actor, Scholarship, Summer 2009; Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, 2005-2006
College of Arts and Sciences
Phi Theta Kappa, State College
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and Access. Working knowledge of SAS and SPSS statistical software.
N.E.W. (National Education for Women) Leadership Institute, May 2010; UT Leadership Summit, February 2007, January 2010; Completed CITI training course (Research Ethics), August 2009; Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference, UT-Austin, February 2009; Pipeline to Politics, NEW Leadership Conference, March 2006, January 2008; UT Leadership Summit, February 2007, January 2010; Completed Live to Lead Leadership Development program, 2006 – 2007; Introduction to Leadership in Creative Thinking, January 2006; Diamond Leadership "Get in the Game" seminar, April 2006; Phi Theta Kappa Regional Leadership Conference, June 2006
Community After School Program Norman, OK
Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Oklahoma City, OK
Habitat for Humanity Lake Charles, LA
Tinker AFB Chapel Youth Program Tinker AFB, OK
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