Honors and Awards

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If you have one or two awards it may make sense to put these with your education. However, if you have several and really want them to stand out then it might make sense to have a separate section. Students who have been the recipients of numerous honors and awards have a tendency to put everything down on a resume. It is better to select honors and awards which present a composite picture of your strengths than to list all of your triumphs. For example, nominated to Who's Who in America may not have much of an impact, however, indicating that you were the recipient of the Faculty Scholar, an award given to the top three students in your major, will cause an employer to take notice.