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Career Center 
Example Accomplishment Statements 
DukeEngage Intern, Austin Foundation, Seattle, WA Summer 2010 
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Additional Accomplishment Statement Examples 
Editor of School Newspaper 
Instead of “edited school paper,” try: 
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Example Accomplishment Statements

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Example Accomplishment Statements

  1. 1. Career Center Example Accomplishment Statements DukeEngage Intern, Austin Foundation, Seattle, WA Summer 2010 • Created and implemented new program to encourage females to focus on positive life behaviors • Developed and implemented curricula for 8-week fitness programs for underprivileged youth • Collaborated with community festivals to improve the Foundation’s visibility and outreach efforts. Energy Transfer Summer 2011 Intern: Management (CEO) • Participated in weekly management meetings discussing company logistics, including distribution issues, reservoir negotiations, and potential mergers and financial opportunities • Coordinated preliminary research & negotiations for a .9 MW solar plant in southwest Texas • Aided in the initial planning for a 40MW utility scale wind farm in Central America Unitarian Universalist Youth Conference, Star Island, NH, Women’s Group Leader Summer 2009 • Organized 100-member youth conference on an island 7 miles off the mainland • Strengthened staff-participant interaction through mentorship and outreach efforts Duke University, Division 1 NCAA Football July 2008-Present • Full Scholarship; 3 year letter winner; 3 year starter • Dedicated 30 hours/week including weight training, practice, conditioning, film study, & meetings • Frequently organize and set up extra player meetings and workouts • Participated in team building exercises Service Opportunities in Leadership, Hart Leadership Program Spring 2011 – Spring 2012 • Participated in 12-month program combining academics, service, and leadership training • Awarded $4,000 grant to conduct research on HIV/AIDS perception in Honduras • Taught HIV/AIDS education to classes of 30-40 children ages 8-20 to increase youth population knowledge to reduce region’s high infection rate Council for Children’s Rights, DukeEngage, Intern, Charlotte, NC June – August 2012 • Researched legislative and policy issues to find solutions to chronic problems facing local youth • Wrote policy briefs and performed research for projects revolving around school readiness, juvenile jurisdiction, and total amount of money spent on children annually in Mecklenburg County • Tracked legislation moving through the North Carolina General Assembly • Observed court hearings to better understand experiences of children in the criminal justice system Chi Psi Fraternity- Durham, NC, Co-Social Chair 2008-2010 • Organized 2010 Chi-Psi Annual Formal at the Hilton in Durham for 80 guests • Won Scholarship Award in 2009, given to one member of the fraternity who has excelled in and shown dedication to academics • Captained Chi Psi’s dodge ball, soccer, and softball intramural teams Teacher, Breakthrough Collaborative – New Orleans, LA Summer 2011 • Taught 40 high-potential middle school students from low-income areas of New Orleans • Designed courses in Science, Engineering, and Dance Duke Career Center • studentaffairs.duke.edu/career • 919-660-1050 • Bay 5, Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor • 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Box 90950, Durham, NC 27708
  2. 2. Additional Accomplishment Statement Examples Editor of School Newspaper Instead of “edited school paper,” try: • Researched, wrote, and collected photographs for 20 stories per semester, including 10 pieces for online edition • Succeeded in meeting competing deadlines, which required high attention to detail • Located and edited inconsistencies before press release dates Office Assistant Instead of “answer phones, schedule appointments, fax papers,” try: • Interact with diverse array of clients, colleagues, and external partners to schedule meetings, organize logistics, Duke Career Center • studentaffairs.duke.edu/career • 919-660-1050 • Bay 5, Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor • 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Box 90950, Durham, NC 27708 and make travel arrangements • Communicate verbally and in writing with numerous stakeholders • Trained 2 additional interns regarding office policies and procedures Waiter/Waitress Instead of “waited tables at Italian restaurant,” try: • Prioritized and managed simultaneous responsibilities • Acted as a restaurant sales representative, selling add-ons to achieve one of the highest per-night sales averages • Built a loyal base of regular customers Research Assistant Instead of “Worked on a project titled, ‘Calcium influx in the innate immune response mediated by Toll-like receptors,’” try: • Collected data on 5 different biomarkers and evaluated their effectiveness • Managed and updated databases on a weekly basis • Collaborated with 4 team members to achieve project goals

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