Tyson Candidate's Résumé - After

November 04, 2010

The candidate took our advice and wrote a strong "Professional Summary." It's not too long and provides a quick, strong snapshot of the candidate, mentioning that he is "an experienced researcher interested in combining love of science and business" and that he has a "proven record of sourcing external funding." This résumé serves as a good model for Ph.D.'s in other fields to follow if they are interested in transforming their CV's into résumés.


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Professional Summary:  Experienced researcher interested in combining love of science and business • Proven record of sourcing external funding • Comfortable communicating with international scientists • Marketed research by presenting at national conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed journals    


City, State
2007 – Expected July 2010

Middle State College of Medicine
Doctoral Candidate in Physiology
GPA: 3.57/4.0

  • Dissertation: Effects of Melatonin on Blood Pressure Regulation in Humans
  • NASA Space Grant Fellowship ($10,000 for 2 years)

Austin, TX
2005 – 2006

University of Texas
MA in Kinesiology with focus in Biomechanics
GPA: 3.87/4.0     GRE: Quantitative 790, Verbal 500

Ann Arbor, MI
2002 – 2005

University of Michigan
BS with High Distinction in Movement Science
GPA: 3.71/4.0     SAT: Math 730, Verbal 640


City, State
May 2009 – Present

Middle State College of Medicine
Faculty Senate Student Representative

  • Elected to represent 800+ graduate and medical students during Senate meetings
  • Managed the implementation of the university strategic plan with committee of professors and administrators

April 2009 – Present

Co-Chair Graduate Student Career Day

  • Coordinated 17 speakers and increased student participation by 25%
  • Developed and implemented new career day format with planning committee

Austin, TX
Summer 2007

University of Texas
Research Engineer

  • Led biomechanics section of cross campus research collaboration; worked with team of professors to test metabolic and mechanical efficiency of novel Q-ring for competitive cyclists
  • Identified errors affecting calibration parameters in laboratory force plate; led team of 5 graduate students in developing a custom calibration matrix

Aug. 2005 – Dec.2006

Teaching Assistant

  • Promoted from 1/2 time to 3/4 time instructor
  • Mentored 10 graduate students in biomechanics techniques; guided the development and testing of their original hypotheses for presentations to graduate faculty
  • Instructed 40+ students per class in biomechanics, motor development, and fitness each week

Ann Arbor, MI
Oct. 2003 – April 2005

Pioneer High School
Weight Training Coach

  • Trained 4 state championship teams and 8 All-American selections
  • Recognized need for improved weight room layout; worked with team of coaches to develop an equipment configuration that allowed for a 33% increase in team workout efficiency


  • Interests: Training for triathlon; amateur astronomer and photographer
  • Community Service: Junior Achievement mentor for 10 high school boys, youth baseball coach