So one of the research groups at my school is looking for "graduate students like me" - according to the professor who runs the show. They are sponsored by a large tech company and they need to review me also. I'm a comp engineering Masters student btw. About the assistantship: It's an non-hourly research assistantship that would cover 100% of my tuition if I go for a Masters thesis or 0% of my tuition if I don't. It's only 20 hours a week at the company itself. When I met with the professor, he was impressed at my physics degree from undergraduate from a top tier school (since the graduate school I'm going to isn't top tier). He informed me that he wanted me in the group. But he can't make the final decision until the company reviews my credentials and background themselves. As he looked through my resume, he told me to "spice" it up a bit. Now, I have never written a resume for a research assistantship before. I'm assuming they are different from a normal "work resume." What should I include? Does work experience really matter? Or my coursework/projects more important? About myself: I don't have a great undergrad GPA (2.5 GPA overall and 3.04 major). Nor do I have a graduate GPA yet (still in my first summer semester). I don't have many projects under my belt besides "term/final projects" throughout my undergraduate studies, maybe 2-3. Should I list my undergrad/current grad coursework? My work experience is very non-related to what I'm studying (office work/admin work). How should the layout be?