Most universities have a writing center or career center that assists students with brainstorming, formatting, spelling, and grammatical checks for their personal statements and/or resumes.

Sections to include:

  • Professional memberships
  • Contact information (put in the header of every page)
  • Education (only include GPA if it will impress the application board; above a 3.5 is a good rule of thumb)
  • Clinical experience (observational or practical experience)
  • Work experience (include job title, employer, brief descriptions, and time span)
  • Honors and awards

Optional Sections:

  •  Professional Memberships
  • Continuing Education (conferences, symposiums, etc.)
  • Volunteer Experiences
  • Objective
  • Languages
  • Certifications


  • One- to two-pages, maximum
  • One inch margins
  • Font size should be at least 11 and no larger than 12
  • Choose an easy to read font styles, such as Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri, Tahoma, etc
  • Use space wisely (do not try to jam too much information on one page)
  • Include two to three descriptions for relevant experience in a single line bullet
  • Use present tense verbs for current jobs and past tense verbs for past jobs
  • Print out a copy to see how the headings and sections line up. It may look different than on your computer

Resume Review Service
Undergraduate associate members of the SAA have the opportunity to submit their personal statement to the Resume Review service provided by the American Academy of Audiology. This is a chance to have your resume reviewed by audiologists and receive feedback about how to tailor your resume to the field of audiology and audiology graduate programs. Resumes should be thoroughly edited for grammar and format before submission to the Resume Review service to enable the best experience and attention to content. Take advantage of the Academy's Resume Review Service by completing the Resume Review Request Form and submitting all materials to