The University of Texas at El Paso
2013 Winter Commencement
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Don Haskins Center
Morning Commencement - 9:00 a.m.*
College of Liberal Arts
Afternoon Commencement - 2:00 p.m.*
College of Business Administration
College of Education
School of Nursing
Evening Commencement - 7:00 p.m.*
College of Engineering
College of Science
College of Health Sciences
*All Ceremonies include graduate degrees corresponding to these Colleges.
Tis’ the season for reflection, so why not apply that to your resume? Spruce up your resume just in time for the New Year and show the world what UTEP grads have to offer!
1. Check Spacing
Check spacing and make sure your page margins are set to at least a .07 all around. This will not only ensure your resume is inviting but also that it meets universal printing standards (abating printing issues).
2. Style Your Name
Bold your name and enlarge the font to 16 pt. or 18 pt. Also, centering your name is a great way to make immediate impact.
3. Separate Contact Information
Separate your personal contact information with a bullet or divider, providing great visual appeal and easy e-mail and phone number identification.
4. Add Target Job Title
Add your target Job Title to introduce your Summary or Profile instead of the more common labels such as “Qualifications Profile or just Summary.” This will help you add a great resume keyword right at the top and will lend to your expert image/ brand.
5. Edit your Summary Or Profile
Ensure sentences end quickly, combine ideas, and try to limit this introductory paragraph to five to six lines. This will help create a nice crisp look and you will deliver your marketing message more clearly.
6. Remove Orphan Words
Go through the rest of your resume and remove all orphan words (words left on a line by themselves). This just causes an unorganized look and it really isn’t necessary.
7. Bold Sections
Bold resume sections (Employment, Education, etc.) and enlarge the font size to 14 pt. This will nicely separate the areas of your resume and guide readers through.
8. Group Job Accountabilities Together
Group job accountabilities together in a paragraph form, separating from achievements. Keep the number of sentences to no more than six. People lose interest when paragraphs are long-winded. Plus, long sentences and paragraphs makes it easier for your message to become convoluted.
9. Separate Your Achievements
Separate your achievements (how you actually performed and the results you generated) from the job description. Bullet them to no more than five to six bullets; any more than that will look too busy and unwelcoming to the reader.
10. Use Action Words
Ensure you have begun all bulleted sentences with action verbs.
11. Make Sure Everything Matches
Make sure all your bullets line up and match! Inconsistency screams sloppiness and conveys unprofessionalism.
12. Delete Hobbies
Eliminate any hobbies or personal information (picture, marital status, age, religious associations). These do not belong on your resume.
13. Read It Out Loud
Read the entire resume aloud to catch awkward phrases end errors. As you read aloud, analyze if what you have just read is relevant to your new career target, if not – remove it!
14. Make Sure Your Second Page Is 1/3 Full
If you have created a second page, make sure it’s at least a third full. There is no excuse for a second page with just a few lines on it.
15. Remove “References Available Upon Request”
Remove the phrase, References Available Upon Request—this is very antiquated and unnecessary.
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UTEP Launches First-Ever 3-D Printed Electronics into Space
- Published on Monday, 18 November 2013 21:57 by utepnews.edu
What: The first-ever 3-D printed electronics will be launched into space.
When: Preparations for launch begin at 6:30 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Mission is set for liftoff between 7:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. (EST)
Where: NASA’s Flight Facility in Wallops, VA
View a live stream of the launch here.
On Tuesday, UTEP’s W.M. Keck Center for 3-D Innovation—a state-of-the-art laboratory focusing on the advancement of 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing—will send the first-ever 3-D printed electronics into space.
“Danny Olivas was our first astronaut in space and hopefully this will be our first electronics in space,” said Ryan Wicker, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Keck Center.
The printed electronics will travel to space inside a CubeSat, a miniature university-based satellite owned by the University of New Mexico that will be launched as part of a resupply mission for NASA—although the electronics are just along for the ride.
“If you can make 3-D electronics, that’s great, but if you can make 3-D electronics that can go into space and continue to work, then that makes a statement about reliability,” said Eric MacDonald, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate director of the Keck Center. “Space is a vacuum, and there’s radiation, and incredibly wide temperature swings—which can cause materials to degrade. But in this case, we’re going to prove that our technology will work.”
The 3-D printed electronics will be launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia onboard a U.S. Air Force rocket called Minotaur 1.
A copy of the Keck Center’s 3-D printed electronics that will travel to space are currently on display at the London Science Museum in an exhibit called 3D: Printing the Future. The exhibit will run through June 2014.
A total of 31 satellites will be launched from the rocket. The satellites will be ejected and transmit data approximately 45 minutes after liftoff.