An important part of your resume includes a membership in professional associations (not an employable company) both in your major and career. This demonstrates to an employer that you are up-to-date and committed to your profession. Research some organizations that having a membership with would relate to your major and prospective career goals. List one professional organization and describe its purpose.
“A professional association is also called a business organization or a standards society. It’s a group of and for people who work in the same profession (Links to an external site.). All types of industries have professional associations, including retailers, fundraisers, publishers, biologists and legal assistants. Considered as a leadership authority in its particular industry, a professional association sets, maintains and enforces standards while acting as a regulatory body.”
Cyprus, S., & Bailey, H. (2019, September 12). What is a Professional Association? Retrieved September 27, 2019,
Why do you think this organization would be beneficial in your career planning?
Volunteer experience is also another important component of the resume. If you have done any volunteer work, please explain the benefits you gained, as a result, of this experience.