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AUM’s College of Business fosters a collaborative learning environment promoting innovative, effective business practices that positively impact our stakeholders by preparing students for successful careers.


Undergraduate Newsletter 

Welcome to Biz Nation!

Save the Date

  • November 7: Kickoff Meeting for Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) students chapters; Taylor Center Rm. 230; 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • November 8: AUM College of Business Welcomes Autauga County Technology Center High School
  • November 12: Classmates to Colleagues: LinkedIn Workshop; Clement Cove; 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.(Registration Required) 
  • November 13 -14: Professional Dress Day (Theme: Business Casual)
  • November 19 - 23: Thanksgiving Holidays

Don't Forget to Schedule Your Advising Appointment

Priority Registration Seniors, UHP, Athletes, Graduate Students: November 1st
Priority Registration Juniors: November 4th

Priority Registration Sophomores & Freshmen: November 5th   
Students can begin applying for Spring graduation on November 1st and the deadline is January 24th.

COB Student of the Month 

The College of Business student of the month for October is Master of Accountancy student Peter Issacson. Peter has an undergraduate degree in Theatre Design and Technologies.  He began the MAcc program after completing the required accounting prerequisites and has a 4.0 GPA in the program.
He currently works for his family’s timber company where he manages 400+ acres of pine tree forests and performs accounting functions for the business.  He is the vice-president of the AUM Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honorary and attended the national BAP meeting in Chicago this past summer.  Recently, Peter was named the AUM student representative to the Institute of Internal Auditors Montgomery Chapter. 

Kickoff - Association of Government Accountants and Government Finance Officers Student Chapter

Students will sign the petition for club formation for both chapters, elect officers for 2019-2020 academic year, hear about membership and scholarship opportunities for both organizations, and hear a presentation from AUM alumni Kieran Coe (BSBA - Accounting 2007; MBA 2013) who is currently a manager for CohnReznick, LLP in Austin, Texas.  Accounting majors welcome; November 8; Taylor Center Rm. 230; 5:45 p.m.  - 7:00 p.m.

College of Business Welcomes Autauga County Technology High School

AUM College of Business welcomes Autauga County Technology Center high school students and teachers to visit campus, learn about COB undergraduate programs, clubs, campus activities and network with over 25 area business professionals from Prattville and Montgomery area. COB students will interact with the students as they take campus tours and interact with business professionals. November 8 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

AUM SHRM Mid-State Regional Student Meeting (October 2019)

AUM SHRM Regional Meeting presenter
The Alabama SHRM Meeting provided students with information on available resources, upcoming conferences/activities, and conference travel support.

Alumni Spotlight 

Teva Stinson

COB Alumni Teva Stinson had the pleasure of speaking at the African American Alumni Reception. (October 2019)

Athletic Event

Use your #WeAreAum app and check in when attending any athletic event. Indicate you are a College of Business student to earn credits and win awards for attending.

AUM Food Pantry

Honors Food Pantry
University Honors Program Food Pantry
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday Noon - 4:00 PM
Located in Taylor Center 316E
Please bring valid AUM ID
UHP happily welcomes all AUM students who are experiencing food insecurity. It is our pleasure to serve you. We appreciate any food donations as well. No monetary donations are accepted.

Resume Writing Tips

While there are a few commonly used resume styles, your resume should reflect your unique education, experience and relevant skills. You might consider having multiple versions of your resume tailored to the jobs you’re applying for. Here are a few key resume writing tips that will help you organize and design your resume.

1. Look for keywords in the job postings
The best place to start when preparing to write a resume is to carefully read the job postings that interest you. As you apply for different jobs, you should study each job description for keywords that show what the employer is looking for in an ideal candidate. Include those keywords in your resume where relevant.
2. Review resume examples for your industry
When crafting your resume, you might study examples of resumes from your industry for inspiration and best practices. While there are many ways you can use resume samples, there are three main takeaways you should look for:

  • Make it simple and easy to read.
  • Make it brief. You’ll notice that each section of the resume sample is short and to-the-point, including the summary and experience descriptions.
  • Include numbers. You might also notice that there are often metrics included in the experience section of resume samples. This is because employers are highly responsive to measurable proven value. Numbers allow them to better understand the value you may bring to the position.

3. Use a professional font
Because employers have only a short time to review your resume, it should be as clear and as easy to read as possible. You should use a basic, clean font like Arial or Times New Roman. Keep your font size between 10 and 12 points.
4. Include only the most relevant information and put the most important information first
While you might have extensive work or educational experience, it’s important to keep your resume as brief as possible without leaving out key information.
Try to include only work experience, achievements, education and skills most relevant to the employer.
5. Use active language
Your resume should be written using active language without extraneous words. This means using power words, such as “achieved”, “earned”, “completed” or “accomplished”. If your resume is too long or seems hard to read, you might consider making sentences shorter or ideas more concise.
The revised version communicates the same ideas about your accomplishments while reducing the number of words and including more active language.
6. Call attention to important achievements
Instead of listing your job duties under the experience section, select your top three or four most important achievements in each role you’ve held. Where possible, include numbers that measure your success for that particular goal or achievement.You might also consider including a separate “Achievements” or “Skills” section to specifically highlight relevant achievements in your education, career, volunteer work or other experiences.
7. Only include subheadings and sections you need
Whether you’re using a resume template or creating your own, you may find there are some recommended sections you do not need.
8. Choose appropriate margins
Typically you should use a one-inch margin size on all sides of your resume with single spaces between the lines. If you have too much white space, you might consider making your lines spaced by 1.15 or 1.5. You can also increase your margins if you find it is difficult to fill your resume, but they should stay below two inches.
9. Proofread and edit
Before sending your resume, you should undergo several rounds of proofreading to ensure there are no spelling or grammar errors.
10. Decide whether you need a unique resume for different jobs
If you’re applying for a job that has unique requirements, you may need another version of your resume to fully demonstrate your qualifications. Decide on a case by case basis which resume to use.
Your resume is often the first step to getting an interview with an employer. Make sure you include the most relevant information on your resume, organize it to highlight the most important information and carefully review for errors. Once your resume is polished and finalized, it should help you get more callbacks, interviews, and job offers.

College Comment Box

Check out the College of Business Comment Box at the entrance to Clement Cove. Fill out a form in person and leave it in the box. We thank you for your feedback!