Our English majors explore with their professors the broad and evolving sweep of English and American literature, honing their critical thinking skills as they go.

Model Student Résumé

City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number

St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis., anticipated graduation May 2007
-Junior pursuing B.A. degree in English secondary education certification in
English/language arts; GPA: 4.0


  • Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society) Study Abroad Scholarship, 2006
  • Best Essay on the Common Reader
  • Sigma Tau Delta National Convention 2005, Kansas City, Mo.
  • St. Norbert College “Nubbie” Award for Leadership and Service, Spring 2004 and 2005
  • National Italian American Foundation “Gift of Discovery Tour” scholarship, June 2004
  • Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship for future teachers, spring 2003
  • St. Norbert Trustee Scholarship for Academic Achievement, spring 2003
  • Membership in National Residence Hall Honorary, spring 2004
  • Recognizes top 1 percent of leaders on college campuses
  • State Champion Trophy for Special Occasion Speaking and Original Oratory
  • Wisconsin Forensics Coaches’ Association Tournament 2000-2002
  • Yearbook is My Life: An Editors’ Roundtable, National Scholastic Press Association/Journalism Educators of America Fall 2005 National Convention, Chicago, Ill.
  • Jamaica Kincaid’s “Lucy” and the Journey Towards a Genderist Self
  • Sigma Tau Delta National Convention 2005, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Part of a panel presentation on Caribbean women’s fiction
Intern, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis. (present) 
  • Assist English Department in sorting, filing, reviewing, and selecting of literary works for publication in The Sigma Tau Delta Review
Resident assistant, St. Norbert College (Aug. 2004-present)
  • Create educational programs for college-age residents
  • Coordinate service events
  • Uphold and enforce college policy, maintain safety in residence halls
Counselor/instructor, Herff Jones Chicagoland Yearbook Experience (Summer 2004 and 2005)
  • Assisted Herff Jones Yearbook representatives with set-up and organization of a five-day summer camp for high school yearbook students
  • Served campers as counselor and resident assistant
  • Taught classes in yearbook design and editorial leadership
Substitute Teacher’s Assistant, Sheboygan Area School District (Dec. 2003-present)
  • Substituted for an elementary school librarian
  • Assisted students with locating and borrowing books
Page, St. Norbert College Library, De Pere, Wis. (Aug. 2003-May 2004)
  • Assisted students with locating and borrowing library materials
  • Worked with computer, printer, copier, microfilm and internet databases
  • Organized and maintained bookshelves

Survivorship chair, SNC Colleges Against Cancer (Oct. 2004-present) 
  • Collaborate with other Colleges Against Cancer members and local American Cancer Society office to create cancer awareness and prevention programs across campus.
Executive assistant, National Residence Hall Honorary (Aug. 2004-present)
  • Responsible for recording minutes at weekly meetings.
  • Communicate with campus leadership to inform community about group events.
Catechist, Generations of Faith, Old St. Joseph's Parish, De Pere, Wis. (Sept. 2003-present)
  • Collaborated with other college students to create and present monthly catechism lessons to middle school students.
President Hall Council, 3M Residence Hall, St. Norbert College (Jan.-May 2004)
  • Organized monthly activities for residents, such as a patio party and ice cream social.
  • Worked with other council members to produce the most successful hall council organization on campus.