Student project summary format
It helps to prepare some written summary reports (1-2 pages each) of some of your student projects, to bring to a job interview to show to a hiring manager, along with your separate resume. Make sure these student projects are mentioned briefly on your resume, as well.
Shown below is a format of how to write up some of your student projects or internship projects.
You can also use this format to prepare a short summary of your senior design project, since the project’s poster may be too detailed, and the executive summary in the final report may not be a stand-alone document.
Page 1 of x
(if longer than 1 page)
Title of the project:
Type of project:
[Student class project for a specific class, or done as an internship, or part of your regular work history.]
Size of the study team:
[Was this a single person study, or multi-person team, and also if a cross-functional team.]
Name of the company/customer/owner:
[This only applies to a real company project, not a theoretical project with no customer.]
Objectives of the project:
This may be 1-2 paragraphs in length.
[This is the stated objective(s) that this project is supposed to resolve when completed.]
Description of the product, or this facility:
This may be several sentences or paragraphs in length. You might want to attach a picture of the products, or a link to their product or services website.
[This will help put the entire project in perspective for a hiring manager reading it.]
This may be a bullet list of the major steps taken during the project; in the order they were done.
[This is not intended to be as detailed as the project schedule or work breakdown structure, but it should reflect several of the major activities.]
Data used and detailed findings:
This may be a general description or some examples of the data and the findings.
[Some of the main deliverables coming out of the project.]
[List and describe the alternative options considered.]
Comparison methods utilized:
This may be a detailed portion of the methodology, that describes if a cost comparison or a simulation was used to pick the best alternative.
[Briefly describe the comparison methods used to pick the final recommendations.]
Final recommendations or results:
This may be several items or a list of final results & recommendations.
[A summary of the brief results from the project, or the items implemented, or the next steps planned.]