Example Accomplishment Statements

Accomplishment statements have 3 different components: strong action verb, what you did, and the result. Use the table and the examples below to practice writing your own accomplishment statements.

Components of a Strong Bullet Point/Accomplishment Statement

Action Verb



“3 fundraising events for local shelters”


“raised more than $8000, 20% over goal, greatly improving community awareness”


Coordinated 3 fundraising events for local shelters, raising more than $8,000, 20% over goal, greatly improving community awareness.

Wells Fargo, Investment Banking Summer Analyst, New York, NY                                                                                        Summer 2017

  • Received an offer to return full-time with the Syndicated Leveraged Finance Natural Resource Group
  • Conducted a credit comparable analysis for a clean energy company and 5 of its peers as part of an Investor Presentation for a joint IPO and $800M high yield note offering
  • Analyzed costs and benefits of 3 debt financing options, including an asset-backed loan, a term loan, and a bond offering for a technology company considering a share repurchase

GLOBAL HEALTH MAJORS UNIONVice President                                                                                                                   Jan 2018-Present

  • Launched monthly resume workshops for global health majors through leveraging contacts at the Duke Career Center
  • Built a mentorship program connecting underclassmen with upperclassmen to assist with course registration
  • Preside over 4 committees and liaise with faculty, professionals, and graduate-level students to facilitate planning and execution of 5 educational and vocational global health programs

Duke University Marching and Pep Band – President (2018-2019), Duke University                                                  Fall 2017-Present

  • Oversee all aspects of the organization including budgeting, planning, and developing band policy in collaboration with the director and officers, lead bi-weekly meetings with the 25-person leadership team
  • Serve as principal student liaison between Duke administration and our 135 members
  • Developed and implemented strategies to improve member recruitment and retention; updated website and developed social media marketing plan; increased membership by 28% and social media followers by 17%

Shadowing Physicians, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                          May 2019-Present

  • Observed 75 hours of surgical procedures, patient consultations, and medical staff meetings to build first-hand understanding of successful patient care; developed a strong interest and foundation in the biomedical field

Undergraduate Research Associate, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC                                        February 2019-Present

   Project:  Protein X Regulation of Protein Y localization for antiviral innate immunity

How does the localization of protein Y, a central innate immune adaptor, impact its function and its role in the antiviral response?

  • Developed and implemented strategy to address research question in collaboration with PI and graduate supervisor
  • Optimized project-specific protocols for qRT-PCR, PCR, siRNA Knockouts, Western Blots, Luciferase Assays, Immunofluorescence, and Microscopy
  • Compiled and analyzed all data output in STATA to evaluate significance of experimental results; developed comprehensive lab reports summarizing protocol and findings to support future research

Caretake, Inc., Technical Co-Founder & Software Engineer, Durham NC                                                              Summer 2019-Present

  • Serve as a founding engineer of a start-up that supplies a network of mobile caretakers for healthcare clients through a RESTful API; communicate extensively with the CEO and client to actualize non-technical specs
  • Designed a scalable system with a mobile driver front-end that communicates with a server and API, which then communicates with clients, while keeping flexibility and agile development methodologies in mind
  • Implemented the entire technical platform, from the API/back-end to the web/iOS front-end, in RoR and iOS, while also learning new technologies, gems and libraries like the Stripe API, cURL, Alamofire and more

Omega Tau Beta Fraternity, Social and Brotherhood Chair, Duke University                                                        Spring 2019-Present

  • Organized monthly social activities and contributed to multiple committees while interacting and communicating with a culturally, ethnically, religiously and socio-economically diverse group of 30 gentlemen

Broadridge Financial Solutions – Sales and Marketing Intern, New York, New York                                                        Summer 2019

  • Led the overhaul of the Salesforce.com archives and updated client information for senior sales executives
  • Created PowerPoint presentations and surveys to assist Sales team’s strategy and training for offsite conference
  • Tested the new internal website before launch and reported bugs to the Digital Marketing Team
  • Coordinated and executed an English as a Second Language Program; instructed employees twice a week

Duke Athletic Academic Services, French Tutor                                                                                                                      Jul 2019Present

  • Tutor 3 student-athletes in elementary and intermediate levels of French grammar, composition and conversation
  • Increased students’ grades from C- to B+ through designing and implementing individualized tutoring strategies

Community Consulting, Project Leader, Duke University                                                                                            Sept 2018 –May 2019

  • Consulted for Feedbax, a business comment card start-up, in areas such as competitive benchmarking, consumer segmentation, marketing strategy, and best practices analysis
  • Directed a team of 4 associates and corresponded with the client to meet deliverable deadlines

Business Oriented Women, Vice President of Membership                                                                                         May 2018 –May 2019

  • Led the recruitment process by marketing to potential members, managing the application process, and leading deliberations, resulting in an increase in applications from 70 to 114
  • Pioneered the first new member retreat, planned logistics and led activities to facilitate new member networking
  • Performed outreach to recruit speakers, plan weekly general body meetings, and track attendance of 150+ members