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Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Computer Programmer

Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Computer Programmer
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Nicholas Ferraro
159 Westbrook St., Sometown, NH 03824 * (555) 555-5555 *

Targeting an Entry-Level Position as a…

  • Recent honors graduate of ABC University’s BS in IT program whose academic credentials are reinforced by hands-on programming experience gained during internship with ABC Company.
  • Consistently commended by professors and internship supervisor for programming abilities; strong grasp of technologies (e.g., Java, VB, C, C++, SharePoint, HTML and .Net); and attention to detail.
  • Known as a self-starter, team player and multitasker; strive to consistently exceed expectations.

ABC UNIVERSITY — Sometown, NH * Bachelor of Science, Major in Information Technology, 2011 
  • Honors: Graduated cum laude (GPA: 3.53); inductee, Golden Key Honor Society; recipient, John Doe Academic Scholarship; Dean’s List, 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • Senior Project: Earned “A” grade on capstone project as co-developer of Web-based, customized enterprise software solution that integrated business processes for a nonprofit organization. Delivered turnkey application that reduced manual data entry, saving hundreds of personnel hours monthly.
  • Course Highlights: Enterprise Application Development, Security, Java/C/VB Programming, IT Project Management, Database Programming, Web Design, Computer Architecture
ABC COMPANY — Sometown, NH * Computer Programmer Intern, 2010 to 2011
  • Selected for nine-month internship out of more than 150 applicants.
  • Handled database and Web site programming tasks (primarily using Java, C, C++, HTML and SharePoint), working an average of 15 hours per week while maintaining a 3.5 GPA.
  • Redesigned Internet and intranet pages. Used SEO best practices to optimize Web site for search engine rankings and improved functionality of company database.
  • Resolved memory corruption and other technical issues by leveraging strengths in coding, debugging and integration testing.
Technology Summary
  • Programming/Languages: Java (J2SDK v1.3, J2EE, EJB, Servlets, JSP, Struts, J2ME, JavaBeans, RMI, JDBC, Java Applets); C; C++; Visual Basic; SharePoint; .Net; PHP; MySQL; HTML
  • Source Code Control: Visual SourceSafe, Ant
  • Databases: Oracle 8.x/9.x, SQL Server, MS Access
  • Design & IDE Tools: Rational Rose, UML, WSAD, Visual Café, VJ++, WebLogic
  • Office Tools: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio
  • Operating Systems: Windows 7/Vista/Server 2008, Mac OS X
Volunteer Work
Volunteered during summers for Habitat for Humanity (2008, 2010) and ABC Homeless Shelter (2009).

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