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Jane Doe

123 Character Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 12345
H: (814) 555-1234



To obtain an executive position in student affairs that embraces student learning, staff development, and diversity initiatives.



Dean of Students

Arizona State College,  State College, AZ Jul '01 - Present

* Responsible for student service and academic programs for 8,500 on-campus students and 13,400 distance education students.

* Responsible for developing and maintaining budget of $5.3m.

* Lead development and institutional advancement initiatives.

* Manage eight Associate Deans and twelve Department Chairs.

* Address issues of diversity within the university curriculum.

* Oversee residential life, housing operations, judicial affairs, and outreach services.

* Recruit senior administrators and academic staff.


Assistant Dean of Students

Arizona State College,  University City, AZ Mar '98 - Jul '01

* Supervised the Director of Diversity, Resident Directors, and Director of Student Technology.

* Worked with the Vice President in establishing goals for the university curriculum.

* Responsible for staff development and training.

* Assisted in curriculum development for First Year Seminar and Counselor Education classes.

* Assisted in developing the University's Strategic Plan.

* Oversaw Student Involvement Office.

* Worked closely with the Chief of Police to ensure campus and student safety.


Director of Student Services

College of Oklahoma,  Tulsa, OK Jun '96 - Mar '98

* Supervised eight staff members and fifteen student employees.

* Implemented diversity programs, with an emphasis on first generation students.

* Assisted in program development for the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

* Initiated development of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

* Courses Taught: Freshman Seminar and Counseling Education.


Associate Director, Counseling Services

State College of Texas,  University Park, TX Jan '93 - Jun '96

* Provided psychological services and academic advising services.

* Responsible for training and supervision of five staff members and two graduate assistants.

* Worked closely with the Office of Health and Wellness and Family Planning Services.

* Developed marketing strategies to increase student awareness and an effective learning environment.

* Courses taught: Counseling Education, School Psychology, and Educational Leadership.



Doctor of Philosophy (Higher Education Administration)

State College of Texas,  Austin, TX  


Master of Education (M.Ed.) (School Psychology)

Illinois State College,  Chicago, IL May '98


Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

College of Minnesota,  Oak Tree, MN May '91



* Teacher's Excellence Award (May 2004, December 2005)

* Outstanding Doctoral Student (October 2004)

* Evelyn Swinney Grant (Fall 2003, Spring 2002)

* Distinguished Student Services Professional (Spring 2002)

* Student Awareness Award (1999)



Watkins, A.R. (2005). Counseling Strategies for Students in Higher Education. Paper presented at the American College Personnel Association Convention in Baton Rouge, LA.

Watkins, A.R. (2004). How to Stay Mentally Fit: Strategies for a Healthy Higher Education Career. Talk presented at the national conference for Executive Officers in Long Island, NY.

Watkins, A.R. (2003). Mental Health and the Impact of Student Behavior. Talk presented at the convention Association for Counseling Services in Salem, MA.



Arizona State College

* Students Rights Committee (1999 - Present)

* Student Counseling Services Team (1998 - Present)

* Student Leadership and Activities Committee (1998 - Present)

College of Oklahoma

* Graduate Affairs Involvement Team (1995 - 1996)

* Staff Rewards and Recognition Team (1994 - 1996)

State College of Texas

* University Relations Committee (1992 - 1994)



* University Psychological Association (2004 - Present)

* Association for Student Counseling Services (1996 - Present)

* American College Personnel Association (1993 - Present)

* Student Services Association (1990 - 1993)


Benjamin Houser, Vice Chancelor

Arizona State College


(444) 555-1234


Sandra Lightfoot, Director of Multicultural Affairs and Student Services

College of Oklahoma


(555) 555-1234


Thomas Haden, Dean of Instruction

Arizona State University


(999) 555-1234

Ms. Linda Jenkins
Human Resources
South University
222 South Street
Atlanta, GA 30348
Re: Academic Advisor Position
Dear Ms. Jenkins:
I am an experienced Academic Advisor with proven skills working with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. I recently noticed the Academic Advisor job posting on and feel this is the correct position for me because my experience and education match the skills for which you are searching.
I am strongly committed to the area of academic advising as I have been an Academic Advisor at Bell University for the past five years. I have been responsible for planning, developing, and conducting individual advising assistance with academic advising, class scheduling, and degree plans. Additionally, I am an active member in the National Academic Advising Association where I most recently taught a program session at the national conference titled, "Advising with a Dream." I have a bachelor's degree in Education and am currently pursuing my master's in Counseling in Higher Education. I have strong organizational skills which have been shown through tracking and monitoring multiple students through various semesters as well as developing reports that are submitted to State and Federal Agencies.
I look forward to discussing my background with you further. I have enclosed my resume and cover letter for your review. I will follow-up with you in 2-3 days to set-up a time to talk about this position. Thank you, in advance, for your consideration.
Jennifer Jones

Mr. Charles Brighton
Recruiting Manager, Rutgers University
1234 Rutgers Way
New Brunswick, NJ 07102
Re: Senior Recruiter Position
Dear Mr. Brighton,
With previous recruiting, staffing and human resource generalist experience, I am the right candidate for the Senior Recruiter Position. In addition to my attached resume, I have included below a highlight of my skills.

  • Recruitment Process - skilled in the entire process from sourcing candidates to performing interviews to job offer negotiations.
  • International Employment Law - knowledgeable of the laws and regulations, visa standards and other practices associated with international employment.
  • Human Resource Training - taught numerous classes from safety training to sexual harassment training in the workplace.
  • Benefits - familiar with the state and federal regulations relevant to benefits and insurance for employees.
My professional experiences along with my educational background encompass a number of the position competencies. Additionally, I have a history of working closely with team members and also managing staff members. I am eager to continue to grow professionally and hope that Rutgers will allow me this opportunity. I would welcome the opportunity of speaking with you further about this position. You may reach me at 123-456-7890 or via email at
John Smith


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