graduate research assistant resume example with 6+ years of experience

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Professional Summary
  • A dedicated, compassionate, and motivated professional comfortable with high levels of responsibility. Adapts well in stressful or rapidly changing environments while remaining observant of and helpful to those in need of assistance. Distills complicated information or concepts into clear and concise advice for clients across a vast array of aptitudes and backgrounds. Respects differences and appreciates the unique contributions that all individuals can make to their own health, healing and life outcomes.
  • Leadership, Training & Mentoring
  • Cultural Humility & Diversity
  • Research & Development
  • Communication & Organizing
  • Skills-Based Interventions
  • Advocacy & Education
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Expected in 04/2020 Master of Social Work : - GPA :
  • Simultaneously pursuing Graduate Certificates in Military Social Work and Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy.
  • Coursework included: Military Culture and Social Work Practice; Understanding and Managing Combat Related Behavioral and Mental Health Disorders; and Clinical Practice with Military and Veteran Families or Groups.
  • Recipient of Jack & Monica Thorsen Veteran Scholarship - Aug 2019
  • Current GPA - 4.0
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, Expected in 05/2012 Bachelor of Science : Psychology - GPA :
  • Coursework included: Research and Statistical Methods, Psychology of Diversity, Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology
  • Recipient of Bright Futures Scholarship
  • GPA - 3.6
Professional Experience
University Of San Francisco - Graduate Research Assistant
Fairbanks, AK, 04/2019 - Current
  • Performed in depth literature reviews examining the etiology, prevalence and characteristics of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and secondary traumatic responses in various military-related populations (i.e., active duty personnel, veterans, caregivers of wounded warriors, and children of service members)
  • Completed accurate analysis and entry of data utilized in the study of trauma symptomology among veterans participating in complementary and alternative treatment programs for PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Contributed to the development of semi-structured interviews and questionnaires applied in grounded theory development
  • Maintained confidential records in accordance with Institutional Review Board standards and transcribed (12) interviews relating to spouse and partner perceptions of service dog training programs
  • Advanced the understanding of vulnerable and marginalized populations by interviewing research participants, coding their responses, and systematically analyzing responses to further conceptualize the experiences of participants
  • Pending publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
UCF RESTORES - Clinical Social Work Intern
City, STATE, 08/2019 - Current
  • Facilitated group-based treatment for patients engaging in Trauma Management Therapy. Over the term of (5) Intensive Out-Patient cohorts, educated clients about common trauma symptoms including social isolation, feelings of guilt and shame, anger management concerns and sleep dysregulation. Enhanced client skill sets to aid in the mitigation of these symptoms
  • Conducted in-vivo (real life) exposure sessions with patients whose social and occupational functioning was impaired by symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and social anxiety
  • Served as co-instructor for specialized courses designed to introduce, improve, and strengthen peer support skills among first responders. Topics covered included an overview of trauma, identifying stress zones, and the use of reflection, normalization and validation in effective communication
  • Assisted a multidisciplinary team consisting of psychologists, LCSWs, LMHCs, registered interns and student clinicians in providing therapeutic treatment for patients experiencing trauma-related concerns
Housing For Homeless - Veterans Services - Generalist Social Work Intern
City, STATE, 08/2018 - 04/2019
  • Streamlined admissions processes by developing comprehensive intake forms that eliminated redundancies in requested information and reduced the necessary time burden on staff and clients.
  • Directly aided in the relocation of clients due to physical and administrative restructuring of programs.
  • Performed case management tasks including, but not limited to engaging clients, conducting initial intakes, requesting records, monitoring client activity, reviewing files and providing referrals for external resources.
  • Participated in annual Point-In-Time Counts that provided authorities, policy makers and program administrators information about the extent and nature of housing insecurity experienced by members in the Brevard County community.
U.S. Marine Corps - Sergeant Of Marines
City, STATE, 02/2014 - 02/2018
  • Successfully fulfilled the requirements of multiple positions during time of enlistment, each progressing in level of responsibility.
  • Relevant experience: Led and mentored junior Marines in personal and professional development; Collaborated with diverse groups of people including Allied Forces and individuals of other countries; Served as the direct respondent for a high-risk personnel member facing multiple mental health, legal & administrative concerns.
  • Awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior performance in duties, Meritorious Mast for excellence in leadership and community involvement and Certificate of Commendation for exemplary performance of duties.

National Association of Social Workers MSW Student Member October 2018 - Current

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School Attended

  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Central Florida

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Clinical Social Work Intern
  • Generalist Social Work Intern
  • Sergeant Of Marines


  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science

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