Assignment: Written Communication – Accomplishment Statements (Information for Students)
By completing this assignment, students will understand the importance of written communication to employers and on a resume, the structure of an effective accomplishment statement, and apply this knowledge by creating accomplishment statements for a course project within their degree plan.
Activity: Draft a sample course project with your partner
- Select this course from your degree plan.
- Go to UNT’s Course Catalog and review the 2-3 sentence description of this course.
- Compare this description to any learning outcomes listed in your syllabus (if applicable)
- Using the course information or your syllabus, select the appropriate action verb, project, and evidence/outcomes
- Verbally explain what you did using the action verb, project, and evidence/outcomes to your partner.
- As the partner, write down what you hear in the verbal explanation and share that with your partner.
- Then switch roles and repeat.
- Try it with project-based experiences. Check out this brief video that explains why you should include school projects if you’re a recent graduate from Senior Business Analyst, Optum / UnitedHealth Group and a second video that helps to answer why you should showcase a project on your resume from Internet Entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer, Weebly.com
Course Title, Month Year – Month Year
- Action verb + project/task + evidence/outcomes
- Looking for more? Watch this brief video on quantifying your achievements from Founder, The Art of Applying
American Culture and Society, UNT, January 2020-April 2020
- Learned the basic concepts of culture and cultural diversity through daily readings.
- Developed an awareness and appreciation for the full range of diversity in the American (U.S.) culture through weekly class discussions.
- Presented to a group of 15-20 of my peers on _________.
- Did my partner accurately capture what I communicated verbally to them in a written form?
- If not, what was missing and why?
- Do you bullet points have an action verb, information about the occurrence or amount of action, details of the project or task, and results/evidence, or an outcome?
- If not, what is missing and why?
- Once the necessary edits are made, consider adding this course project to your resume. Feel free to resume our resume basics Also, check out the Resume Writing channel on Candid Careers.