I'm making a résumé right now and I need a term for "utilize for commercialization" as in:

I have learned how to [use for commercialization] the concepts learned in school.

Or something like that. I came up with this wild idea of:

I have learned how to weaponize the knowledge learned in Economics class.

But that sounds too hostile or so.

Help me get hired! :)

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    How about monetize? People are always talking about how to make money giving stuff away for free on the Net.
    – user21497
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 4:03
  • That seems correct, but I think it's too direct. Haha. I need something fancier and one that's a beat-around-the-bush, sorry.
    – brain56
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 5:18
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    Rather than use ugly and essentially misleading euphemisms, why not say something a little more honest, eg, I have learned how to apply in the marketplace what I learned in Economics classes. If you say this or anything else, of course, you'll have to back it up by giving at least one example of how you turned the law of supply & demand into cold, hard cash. Business people don't use BS when talking to each other about their raison d'être (lucre, "filthy" & otherwise), they just use BS when talking to the rest of us. In any case, this is softer & less direct.
    – user21497
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 5:38
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    Commercialize is itself a good option; bring to market is fine as well. Sounds cliched but 'scale up' works.
    – Kris
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 6:32
  • At least in British English, you don't "make" a résumé, you write one.
    – TrevorD
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 11:19

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From your question and the cited example, it appears that you are looking for words like implement, execute, apply. They look fine on a resume.

For example:

...learned to (creatively) execute the skills gained in Economics class.

...learned to (resourcefully) apply the knowledge gathered in economics class.

Don't use weaponize, sounds like you will bring down the building. ;)

  • Thank you. Haha. Those words seem so obvious, I wonder how I haven't thought of them. :P
    – brain56
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 5:16
  • Glad I could help. Cheers!!
    – Fr0zenFyr
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 6:43

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