Create a Clever Resume of Your Favorite Character to Win a $1K Scholarship

Puppets of four family members (Homer,Marge, Bart, Lisa) of The Simpsons appear in a photo in Miami, Florida in 2009. The Simpson family is a family of fictional characters featured in the animated television series The Simpsons.
Can you imagine what Homer Simpson's resume might look like? guvendemir/Getty Images

If Homer Simpson had a resume, it might look something like this:

Homer Simpson

742 Evergreen Terrace

Springfield, United States


Active community servant with experience as mayor, mall Santa Claus and police chief, plus more than 20 years’ experience as nuclear safety inspector.


Making beef jerky, sales, garbage collection, chiropractic adjustments, visual arts, public speaking, sports, farming, hair styling, mountain climbing and opera singing.

What do you think other resumes of fictional and nonfictional characters might look like?

Create a spoof resume based on the life of characters from TV, literature, history or mythology to win a $1,000 scholarship from Resume Genius.

Resume Genius Scholarship Details

Good news: There’s no minimum GPA or essay required to enter.

Domestic, international, graduate and undergraduate students can apply as long as they are enrolled or planning to be enrolled full time at a university for the the spring 2019 semester.

The fake resume shouldn’t be longer than two pages or include anything about your experiences or personal information. It needs to be entirely about your fictional or nonfictional character of choice.

Resumes can be creative and humorous as long as they are well-written.

To submit your resume, attach it in a Microsoft Word, PDF or infographic format in an email to [email protected].

Include your name, the university you’ll be attending (or plan to attend) and a brief intro about yourself in the body of the email.

Only one submission per student, per semester.

An email will be sent to confirm receipt of your submission.

The deadline to enter is Dec. 15, 2018.

The winner will be announced on the Resume Genius Twitter account. For more details, visit the Resume Genius Scholarship page.

Also check out our list of 100 scholarships that will help you pay for college, or you can like The Penny Hoarder Life on Facebook to discover other scholarship opportunities.

Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’d write a depressing but funny resume for Sisyphus.