Academics

References

Don’t list any references on your resume. Instead, you may type the phrase, “References available on request” at the bottom of your resume. You should always bring a list of references along with you to an interview. The list should be typed and include the following for each individual:

Name
Title
Company/Organization
Address
Phone
(E-mail)

Your reference page should be printed on the same paper as your resume. You may also wish to use the same heading as your resume. This allows the interviewer to keep all your materials together in a uniform “package.”

Create a list of 3-5 individuals who would present you positively to a prospective employer, preferably those who can discuss your work and study habits. Give serious thought to which individuals will give you the best reference. Your list might include:

Supervisors
Co-workers
Volunteer coordinators
Professors
Internship supervisors

Be sure to call each reference to ask for permission prior to giving a potential employer their name. Make sure that they will give you a strong, positive reference. If they will, verify their current employer, title, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Sample References page (.doc)