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You’re about to see a gallery packed with amazing student resume templates that’ll help you land your next job.

When you’re writing a resume as a student, you don’t necessarily have as much professional experience as some of your competition.

That’s why you need a perfect resume design.

Whether you’re looking for a part-time gig, a summer internship, or your first job after graduating, you can use the templates below to impress every recruiter with your modern, elegant, creative, or professional resume layout.

Sometimes that’s all it takes to get your foot in the door.

Ready? You’re in for a treat!

Student Resume Example

Ruby Rodriguez

Junior Accountant



Recent graduate with a Bachelor's in Accountancy seeking employment as a Junior Accountant at LearnLinx Inc. Want to apply strong analytical skills and attention to detail to boost your company’s productivity. Increased the efficiency of the library database system by 20% as a Library Services Associate at Mount Pleasant Public Library.


Library Services Associate

Mount Pleasant Public Library, SC

June 2020–May 2023

Key Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • Managed the library’s database and ensured its efficient operation.
  • Assisted patrons in finding and checking out materials.
  • Organized library resources and maintained an orderly environment.
  • Informed patrons of the history of the library.

Key Achievement: 

  • Increased the efficiency of the library database system by 20%.


Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy

Mount Pleasant University, SC

August 2020–May 2023

Relevant extracurricular activities

  • Vice President of the University Accounting Society
  • Volunteer at a local nonprofit organization's finance department

Academic achievements:

  • Graduated with a 3.7 GPA
  • Awarded the Student Accountant Scholarship


  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Time management


  • English—Native
  • Spanish—Advanced proficiency


  • Volunteering at the local animal shelter.
  • Participating in a local book club.


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You cannot go wrong with Zety. The company does best at enhancing your resume and helping market yourself better to land the job you love.

Note: we have designed all our resume templates to be ATS-scannable.

This is one of our pride-and-joys here at Zety—the universal Cascade resume template makes for a stunning college student resume.

Check out the nifty bar graph for your skills and language sections. Also, a sidebar! Not to mention its subtle shading of the navy blue column. Text? Extra readable, black on white.

Dozens of color combinations make this student resume template an instant hit.

Before we continue, are you sure you wrote the best possible student resume and you’re simply looking for a template to show it off?

Stay on the safe side and read this beast of a guide: High School and College Student Resume Writing Guide

By the way, if you need a high school resume for college admissions and scholarships, we’ve got you covered: How to Write a Scholarship Resume

Writing an academic resume or CV to pursue your scholarly career? Complete Academic CV Writing Guide


Cubic by Zety

Our "Cubic" resume template will make a tremendous college student resume template for an internship or a student CV template for your first job. The resume design is dynamic and unique, plus, you can choose from 400+ color combinations to add a more youthful touch.



Another example of a good resume template for a college student—Newcast, available in our builder. This one’s got the right balance between creativity and formality. Suitable for both relaxed and more conventional job applications.

A job-winning student resume should be neat, well-organized and ATS-scannable. Not sure if yours meets these critera? Pick a tested template from here and stop worrying: Top 14 Best Resume Templates to Download


Zety's Muse

One of the finest college admissions resume templates we have: it’s clear and legible thanks to the popping section titles, plus, it makes great use of white space, giving recruiters’ eyes some well-deserved rest.



This one’s a perfect example of a clean, basic resume template for high school students. Tiny icons next to section titles make each section stand out. All entries in the Experience and Education sections are neat and easily read.



Primo template is another way of saying you’ve managed to strike gold. Its unique design with perfectly round detailing gives it a sleek and neat feel. Whether you’re applying to a graduate school or looking for the first job, your superiors will appreciate the organized scheme of things on this student resume template.



With the Influx template, prepare for an influx of interview invitations because you can never go wrong with a strong heading and clean resume layout. There’s enough whitespace for recruiters to rest their eyes on, with just the right amount of room for your academic achievements and awards.



If you’re a fan of only a dash of color, then the Minimo student resume template is right for you. Its one-column design guides the recruiter through each section one at a time, letting them immerse into the details of your application.



Now something for creative college students who don’t tend to blindly follow in someone else’s footsteps. The typography of the Valera template is one of a kind and does draw attention to every single section. Valera’s for you if want to stand out. 



Initials is a different take on the Primo template. It’s perfect for you if you’ve had some experience because there’s plenty of room to write about your professional and academic history thanks to a two-column layout.


Colorfully Current CV Template

recent college graduate resume template with blue sidebar

“Project CV” by Mohammed Tayeh is the complete package: it’s a great, college or high school resume template. It also offers a matching student cover letter template and, to beat that, it is available to download and edit as a Microsoft .DOCX document or for Adobe.

Here’s the link to this student resume template in Word.

For more free college student resume templates for Microsoft Word, see this gallery: Free Resume Templates for MS Word


Concept Student Resume Template

"Concept" available in our builder will make a great template for a student resume with no experience. Skills and Expertise sections are well presented and will surely grab every recruiter’s eye right off!

Maybe you're looking to get into a sorority? Check out this guide: Sorority Resume and Writing Guide


Crisp by Zety

Another of our favorites here at Zety—the clean Crisp resume template made using our resume builder.

It’s got a left-hand sidebar, but a full-width header area up top for your name, professional title, and all-important resume summary or objective. In the skills and language sections, colored circles detail your level of each. Icons precede each resume section for a modern feel.

It uses a white background, black text, and a color of your choice for heading titles, or reverse that, if you wish, with many color combinations to choose from for this modern resume template.


Clean and Minimalist

student resume templates with no work experience

One of the best-looking resumes, don’t you think? This “Minimal Resume / CV / Curriculum Vitae with 7 Pages” by Egotype is at once modern and classic: your student CV will surely benefit from the minimalist design, easy-to-find contact info, and subtle color palette.

Here’s the link to this student resume template.

Creating a resume with our builder is incredibly simple. Follow our step-by-step guide and use content from Certified Professional Resume Writers to have a resume ready in minutes.

When you’re done, our easy resume builder will score your resume and our resume checker will tell you exactly how to make it better.


Diamond Resume Template

It almost looks like a typical resume template in Word. Exactly—almost. The dark header area and little icons marking each section make it eye-catching and super legible. This one’s perfect for a student resume as well as an academic CV.


Jansen’s Temptation

infographic student resume template  Another one on our list is a free student resume template created by Paul Jansen. This one has icons on top of icons, with large graphics highlighting the headings of each different section, while smaller ones identify your interests, personal info, and languages spoken. It’s colorful yet professional. A good choice for high school resumes.

Here’s the link to this student resume template.



“Enfold” is available to download, along with many others, in our builder. It’s got bold styling and uses a colored side bar to help you stand out from the rest of the resume stack. Great for an undergraduate resume.



Nanica is another one of ours—it allows space on the left side to serve as a timeline for the work and education sections while the full-width area for your heading statement allows you to grab the recruiter’s attention with a captivating resume summary or resume objective. Will work great as a resume template for college graduate, as well as your first resume for a regular job.

Nanica is included along with many others in our resume builder. With our resume builder, you can create a resume simply and quickly.


Creative Simplicity

simple resume template for students

Another free resume template for students, designed by Fernando Baez and available on Behance. The text is laid out in two columns which saves space and allows you to make a one-page resume with ease.

Here’s the link to this student resume template.


Colors Speak Louder

design student resume template

Last but not least, this amazingly creative resume template by Tom Perry. It’s a great college freshman resume template—it shows your creativity and energy and lets you emphasize your skills and expertise, taking some pressure off of your work history.

Here’s the link to this student resume template.

Plus, a great cover letter that matches your resume will give you an advantage over other candidates. You can write it in our cover letter builder here. Here's what it may look like:

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Key Takeaway

Keep these points in mind as you are writing your student resume:

  • A good student resume design is what can make you stand out from the crowd of other applicants and make up for your lack of extensive work experience.
  • Pick your favorite student resume template from the list above, download it with a single click and have a resume that gets every reader hooked.
  • Remember to make your resume match the type of position for which you’re applying. For creative, relaxed roles, you can go for a fancy, colorful resume. If you’re aiming a more traditional position, choose one of the more basic, two-to-three-colors templates.

Which of the templates we’ve shown above do you like best? Maybe you’ve got your own cool student resume templates you’d like to showcase? Let us know in the comments! We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Michael Tomaszewski, CPRW
Michael is a career expert and a Certified Professional Resume Writer. With his extensive knowledge of the job market, he provides practical advice and strategies for navigating the recruitment process and advancing your career.

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