Format: Résumé Honors / Awards

Assignment Overview

Résumé Content

Résumé Exercise

Résumé Format

Application Letter

Application Letter Exercise


The Honors / Awards block of your résumé may be included with your education block if you have fewer than three items to list. However, a separate heading emphasizes the word honors for the reader who scans the résumé. If you have fewer than three honors, you may wish to combine relevant activities with honors and include a block titled HONORS AND ACTIVITIES.

Honors and activities may include:

  • Academic honor societies such as Phi Beta Kappa or Phi Kappa Phi (If the honor society may be unfamiliar to your audience be sure you specify its nature to avoid confusion with social clubs.)
  • Scholarships
  • Awards
  • Membership and offices held in professional societies


Sample 1:

HONORS Dean's List: 6 semesters
College of Engineering Scholarship: 1994-1997
University Scholar: 1993-1997
J.W. Jones Construction Company Scholarship: 1993

Sample 2:

Note: this sample includes separate blocks for "HONORS" and "PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES" and the magna cum laude distinction is placed with the Bachelor of Science degree under the Education block.

Phi Beta Kappa
Dean's List (every semester)
Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society (1995-1996)
University Scholar (University of Texas) (1993-1996)
J.W. Jones Construction Company Scholarship (1993)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers

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