Professional Development

Dozens of former CTS Program participants have shared with the Department of Community Service how valuable logging their service hours with the CTS Program was for their professional development. Below are some examples of language that you might use to highlight your service hours on your resume or in a cover letter.

Cover Letter


Waltham Group Companions to Elders, Program Coordinator, 2013-2015

Framing Service Hours Not Logged with the CTS Program

There are many strategies that students can use to feature service hours on their resumes and in their cover letters that were not able to be counted toward the CTS program. It is important that students differentiate between hours that were logged with the CTS program and hours that were not able to be counted toward the program. Example language that can be used to differentiate includes:

We strongly encourage all CTS Program participants to meet with the Hiatt Career Center to receive further guidance on their resumes and cover letters.