8.2 Model United Nations and Your Resume

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Excellent participation in a Model UN conference can be impressive when applying to internships, volunteer programs, graduate school or a job, particularly when they have a global, communications or political dimension to them. When you speak in an interview, write a cover letter or produce your resume, consider including the following applicable skills that you have gained by participating in the Model United Nations course at Pace University (fill in the underlined slots with the information relevant to your experience).

  • Worked with a partner on a position paper and served as a delegation at a national conference simulating the United Nations
  • Attended a national Model United Nations conference and acted as a delegate from the Argentine Republic
  • Conducted extensive research on a particular country to develop a position on topics Including illicit animal trade, sustainable energy initiatives, and climate change
  • Collaborated with a working group to create a comprehensive paper on the topic of sustainable energy initiatives
  • Delivered formal and impromptu speeches to a large group of people
  • Negotiated with a group of people on what to include in a working paper addressing the topic of Sustainable Energy for All
  • Led a working group of 15 people in the efforts of creating a draft resolution on the topic of Sustainable Energy for All
  • Practiced rules of procedure during formal committee sessions
  • Developed an understanding of how the United Nations operates through simulation
  • Practiced diplomatic skills when working with people that have a common goal of solving the issue at hand

 Example of Model UN experience in a formal resume:

In an experience section:

 

Pace University                                                   New York, NY

Model United Nations Member                             Sept. 2013 – Oct. 2013

  • Attended a National Model United Nations conference and acted as a delegate from the Argentine Republic
  • Conducted extensive research on a particular country to develop a position on topics Including illicit animal trade, sustainable energy initiatives, and climate change
  • Collaborated with a working group to create a comprehensive paper on sustainable energy initiatives
  • Delivered formal and impromptu speeches to a large group of people

In a membership section:

Memberships

Pace University Model United Nations, Member                  Sept. 2012 – Present

Pace University Club/Organization, Member                         Sept. 2012 – Present

Jacqueline Kelleher for Pace University, 2013. Version 3.0 BETA. For information, permissions or corrections, contact Dr. Matthew Bolton, mbolton@pace.edu

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