Undergraduate Researcher resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

I am a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with over 13 years of experience in leadership and management operations. I possess extensive knowledge of weather forecasting and global weather support. My combined educational and technical experience in aviation weather forecasting makes me an invaluable candidate to fill a position of Lead Meteorologist at World View Enterprises.

Work History
01/2013 to 07/2018 Aviation Weather Forecaster Penn State University | University Park, PA,
  • 6 Years of experience in aviation weather forecasting for multiple geographic locations at multiple atmospheric levels throughout the troposphere
  • OS Background: Windows
  • Programming Languages: Python, MatLab
  • Software Skills: Visual Studio, Google Earth
  • Collected, analyzed, and disseminated weather model and observational data to support aviation customers across the United States.
  • Conducted training and management processes to improve operations
  • Followed quality standards and procedures to minimize errors and maximize customer satisfaction
  • Received incoming calls and messages and addressed phone requests from pilots in mid flight
  • Inspected inbound and outbound products for compliance with established industry standards, company policies and procedures
2018 to 05/2020 Education and Public Outreach Student Intern Sanborn Map Company | Denver, CO,
  • Educated elementary school children about astronomy, astrophysics, and associated phenomena
  • Used a wide range of telescopes to observe astronomical objects of interest such as planets, stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies
  • Wrote educational programs to facilitate scientific learning and curiosity
  • Prepared informational packets for teacher use before and after each astronomy night
08/2018 to 12/2019 Undergraduate Researcher Department Of Defense | Newport, RI,

The main objective of this job was to gather, interpret, and organize geologic data related to mineral age identification and formation environments.

  • Read and interpret scientific research from a wide variety of experts
  • Extracted relevant data on mineral ages and formation environments
  • Organized data into categories that contributed to the Mineral Evolution Database
  • Assisted in piecing together the mineralogical formation story of Earth
  • Cooperated with others in a team-based environment to generate results from data analysis
01/2018 to 01/2018 Field Data Collector San Xavier Underground Mining Laboratory | City, STATE,
  • Used a G-824A Cesium magnetometer oriented for a vertical gradient for imaging of the features underground
  • Created and managed knowledge base to offer staff and customers immediate informational access to products, services and organization
  • The information collected from this site was used by the San Xavier Mining Company to locate and install a new underground mining shaft to replace an old and decaying access point
07/2006 to 01/2013 Aircraft Electrician 188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard | City, STATE,
  • Performed extensive work with electrical component repair and installation.
  • Specialized in electrical wiring repair, component troubleshooting, reading and understanding of technical schematics, and meticulous quality control.
  • Performed scheduled and unscheduled inspections to check flight readiness of aircraft.
  • Maintained repair logs to document all corrective and preventive aircraft maintenance.
  • Complied with FAA and OSHA regulatory requirements
  • Logistics: logged and ordered aircraft components necessary to fix aircraft in a timely manner.
  • Supervised airmen conducting routine and unscheduled maintenance on aircraft.
  • Ensured maintenance actions adhered to specified standards and regulations.
Expected in 12/2021 Bachelor of Science | Geophysics The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ GPA:

Relevant coursework completed:

Technical Writing - designed attractive multimedia informational packets and learned the most effective ways for reaching audiences.
Mineralogy - identification and crystal structures
Intro to Geophysics - seismicity and seismic imaging of the subsurface
Structural Geology - faults, folds, stress, and strains
Physics of the Earth - heat flow rates and fluid dynamics

Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils - processes of rock and material formations

Earthquakes and Volcanic Systems Hazards - understanding the mechanics of earthquake and volcanic hazard events and their impacts on society.

Reflection Seismology - understand wave theory as applied to geophysics.

Volcanology - studied and characterized various historic igneous environments

Field Camp - mapping and interpretation of geologic features in their respective environments.

Expected in 12/2021 Minor | Mathematics University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ GPA:

Relevant Coursework Completed:

- Calculus 1

- Calculus 2

- Vector Calculus

- Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations

- Linear Algebra

- Statistics

Expected in 12/2021 Minor | Astronomy University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, GPA:

Relevant Coursework Completed:

- Mars

- Solar System Geology

- Origin of the Solar System

- Fundamentals of Astronomy

Expected in 03/2018 Associate of Applied Science | Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology Community College of The Air Force, Montgomery, AL, GPA:

Relevant Coursework Completed:

- Weather Fundamentals

- Meteorology and Weather Instrumentation

- Weather Maps and Charts Interpretation

- Analysis Lab

- Synoptic Scale Meteorology

- Mesoscale Meteorology

- Macroscale Meteorology

- Satellite Picture Interpretation

- Weather Prognosis Techniques

  • Graphic design
    Photography taking and editing
    Proficiency in Adobe Suite software – Photoshop, InDesign
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
    Web design experience is preferred.
    Social media management

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • The University of Arizona
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arizona
  • Community College of The Air Force

Job Titles Held:

  • Aviation Weather Forecaster
  • Education and Public Outreach Student Intern
  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Field Data Collector
  • Aircraft Electrician


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Minor
  • Associate of Applied Science

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